INGREDIENT

Citric Acid

Adds fizz
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Products with this ingredient

Citric acid is a white, odourless crystalline powder, which naturally occurs in citrus fruits. Combined with sodium bicarbonate, it creates a fizzy and bubbly effect when it’s in contact with water.

Description

Description

Alchemists were aware of the acid as early as 700AD. It was first isolated in 1784 (from crystallized lemon juice) by a Swedish chemist, Carl Wilhelm Scheele. Citric acid is a naturally occurring fruit acid. In lemons and limes, it can account for up to 8% of the dry weight and has a very acidic taste.

Lush buys citric acid from European suppliers, who produce it from non-genetically modified vegetables and the molasses extracted from them. The molasses are crushed, mixed with lime and stacked in trays; the mix is then sprayed with a natural mold spore, allowing the fermenting mix to turn grey and fuzzy, becoming citric acid.

The mold used is called Aspergillus Niger, and is not present in the finished raw citric acid, thanks to an active carbon treatment and crystallisation, which are part of the highly controlled manufacturing process.

Citric acid with sodium bicarbonate form the basis of our explosive bath bombs. When added to the water, this creates carbon dioxide and causes a bubbling, fizzing action. Many colours, fragrances, essential oils, flowers and herbs can be added to make uniquely fragrant ballistics. As they break down in the water, the effect of the essential oils is heightened.

Citric Acid can be found in these products
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Products with this ingredient
Citric Acid can be found in these products
Bath Bomb
Feel ready to soar
HK$65.00
Each
Big Blue bath bomb
Bath Bomb
Float your cares away
HK$55.00
Each
Scalp Treatment
The route to great hair
HK$200.00
225g
Bubble Bar
Bathing confectionery
HK$55.00
Each