Here at XROM, we absolutely love the phenomenal cleaning and descaling power of citric acid. This versatile and mighty ingredient has a lot going for it. After all, it is natural, eco-friendly, and family-safe, which makes for a pretty amazing list of credentials! That's exactly why it's our trusted go-to whenever we're formulating an exciting new product for our range of household cleaning tablets and descaling tablets.
Unsurprisingly, many of our savvy customers want to know more about exactly what citric acid is. How can something so effective at combating limescale and bacteria be environmentally friendly and non-toxic? To answer their questions (and yours) about what citric acid is and more, today we're going to spend some time getting to know this epic all-natural cleaning agent a little better!
What Is Citric Acid?
Citric acid is the very same natural acid that can be found in citrus fruits such as lemons, oranges, limes, and grapefruits. It was first identified and derived from lemon juice by a Swedish researcher in 1784, although, the use of citrus juices for cleaning can be traced all the way back to ancient Egypt. Today, we know that we can source natural citric acid from certain trees and fungi as well as fruits. Nature truly is wonderful at providing everything we need, even for a modern lifestyle.
In the contemporary world, citric acid is used as an additive in food and drink products, and it is also used as an excellent all-purpose cleaner. The reason why we rate it so highly is that it can be used to effectively kill bacteria, mold, and mildew; to remove limescale and soap scum; and to eliminate all sorts of different stains. Amazingly, with all of that power, citric acid is still non-toxic and breaks down quickly. It's a very mild acid—but of course, as with lemon juice, you wouldn't want to get it in your eyes!
Is Citric Acid Safe For the Environment?
Naturally occurring citric acid is ideal for those who favor eco-friendly products, not only because its production is low impact, but because it readily biodegrades in water after we use it. This means that no residue is left behind in your household appliances and use is safe for the environment and aquatic animals everywhere. Isn't it nice to know that our cleaning tablets and descaling tablets don't have an impact after they've worked their magic in our homes.
Citric Acid Is Wonderfully Family Friendly
There's no escaping the fact that raising a family often involves a fair bit of extra cleaning! Washing machines and dishwashers have to work overtime to keep up with your clan, but you may well worry about whether the cleaning products you use are safe for their growing bodies. Happily, citric acid-based products are a wonderfully family-friendly option for any household.
When turning to natural and safe citric acid cleaning tablets and descaling tablets from XROM, there's no need to worry about whether unsafe residues may be left behind in household appliances where curious young investigators may encounter them. Discover peace of mind that your dishwasher and washing machine are always ready for an enthusiastic loading or unloading assistant whenever the time to do chores rolls around!
For Household Cleaning, Citric Acid Is a Mighty Ally
For pipes and drains, dishwashers and washing machines, Keurig coffee machines, and even your favorite pair of sneakers, citric acid is ever-ready to combat stains, debris, and odors. This handy helper can even work its way into all those hard to reach corners where mold, grease, calcium build-up, or bacteria might otherwise lurk out of view. These super powers can extend the longevity of all of your most depended-upon household appliances, and even give your coolest kicks a new lease of life while infusing them with a citrus-fresh scent.
Striking just the right formulation with citric acid is the best way to get the results you dream of at home. At XROM, we take great pride in creating zingy citric acid formulations for cleaning tablets and descaling tablets that are lovingly curated to deliver the best possible results in their intended use. This means that when you trust our products to care for the things that you use most every day, a perfect balance between gentle care and dependable cleaning is what you can expect. Are you ready to explore further? Check out our exciting eco-friendly selection today or get in touch. The XROM team is always happy to hear from you!