$15.50 – $28.00
Citric Acid is a great natural cleaning companion to have on hand. It works hard to dissolve built up water mineral deposits and is a great sanitiser also, easily eliminating smells from germy build up
Citric acid is a plant based cleaner that is ideal to deep clean and descale your kettle, coffee machine keeping your important morning brew tasing just right!
| DISSOLVE WATER SPOTS | TREAT LIMESCALE | DEEP CLEAN |
Available in 500g and 1kg amounts
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Citric acid is a non-toxic cleaning agent that has also been used in food as a pH balancer, preservative and to give the tangy sour taste to lollies and lemon syrup.
Minerals in your tap water can build up inside your washing machine, dishwasher, kettle, coffee machine and iron. Over time the build-up makes them less effective at doing their job - particularly heating water. Maintaining your appliances by striping these deposits will ensure they work better and last longer. Descaling is as easy as running a citric acid solution through your appliance. Built up minerals can be dissolved and then rinsed away
For home cleaning, Citric acid is ideal for dealing with water minerals that build up on glass or inside appliances that have a heating element or boiler. Commercial descaling mixes often contain extra additives like phosphate, QUATs and fragrance that are best avoided and not good for our waterways. Citric acid is the active ingredient - keep it simple, pared-back and effective!
Water spots are removed from your shower by dissolving built up calcium and magnesium, after spraying the area with your solution the minerals are softened and the limescale is release from the glass without very hard scrubbing.
Figgy & Co. Citric acid is pure Citric acid.
Best dissolved in water to make a 5 or 10% citric acid solution. To make a 5% solution dissolve 50g into 1L warm water. To make a 10% solution dissolve 100g into 1L warm water. This solution is shelf stable, If you are going to make your cleaner ahead of time be sure to label it.
If you have high mineral content in your water, you will need to descale your appliances more often. Water hardness levels can be checked with your local council
Treating water spots on shower glass: Make a 5% solution and spray the clean area to be treated. Allow the mix to fully contact the area and sit for 20-30 minutes. Scrub clean with a non-scratch scrubby suitable for glass. Repeat if required or use a 10% solution if the minerals are very built up.
Descaling your kettle: Boil a full kettle, add 1 Tablespoon citric acid and stir to dissolve. Stand for 10-20 minutes or longer if you have a lot of mineral build up. Boil again then discard the water. Rinse with fresh water. Bonus, a descaled kettle will boil more quietly!
Descale and deep clean your washing machine: Run a long hot empty wash with 1/2 cup citric acid for top loaders and 1/4 cup for front loaders.
Descale and deep clean your dishwasher: Run a long hot empty wash with 1/4 cup citric acid. Fill your powder dispenser and add the rest to the bottom of the dishwasher.
Descale your coffee machine (ie Nespresso): Add 1-2 Tablespoons to the warm water in the water tank. Feed this through your machine. Repeat if the water is still dirty. Flush with a further tank of fresh water.
DIY homemade cleaning products: Use our Cleaning recipe booklet to make your own eco cleaners.
Store in a labelled airtight container. Citric acid will draw water so it is important to keep the lid tightly sealed. Keep away from children and pets. Labels for jars can be found here
Figgy & Co. citric acid is food grade, however it is processed alongside other powdered home cleaners. Therefore we cannot rule out cross contamination. Do not use this Citric acid as a food.
Available in a 500g and 1kg bag
Shipped to you in a plain paper bag suitable for home composting or curb side recycling.
$10 Courier to Urban & business addresses, as set out by Post haste boundaries.
$15.50 Courier Non-urban and Rural addresses as set out by Post Haste boundaries.
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