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    Essentially Natural

    Essentially Natural Citric Acid (Monohydrate)

    Citric Acid (monohydrate) is a natural occurring fruit acid that can be used in DIY home cleaning, cosmetics and personal care products. Citric acid is fully biodegradable and is the most widely used organic acid and pH-control agent. It’s safe for the planet’s water system, and contains no harsh toxins that would pose a threat to your family’s health.

    Interesting reading: Quick Guide To Preservatives

    Sizes: 250g, 500g, 1kg, 2kg, 5kg, 10kg.


      • Citric acid is effective at killing bacteria, mould, and mildew
      • It cleans away hard water marks, calcium deposits, soap scum, limescale and even rust
      • Can be used in DIY cosmetics and personal care products to delay discolouration and to retain vitamin content
      • Citric acid is fully biodegradable and is the most widely used organic acid and pH-control agent
      • Though not a preservative, citric acid does help to boost the efficacy of your preservative
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      • Don't add too much citric acid to hair products like shampoos, it can change your hair colour
      • If making bath bombs and/or fizz balls you will find citric acid anhydrous easier to to use than monohydrate
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      Product image is indicative of packaging, but this varies from 'good for the ground' bags in smaller sizes, to tubs for larger sizes

      • Shopping online is much like shopping at a brick and mortar store. When shopping with Essentially Natural you can simply 'Add to Cart' your selected items and quantities and 'Check Out' when ready. During the checkout process you can list your delivery address details (if you haven't created an account already), then choose your preferred delivery method, then select your preferred method of payment.
        • To add products to your cart, either use the categories to search for items, or use the search bar. Once you have found what you want, simply click on our gold 'Add to Cart' button to add any products to your shopping cart.
        • You can click on your trolley icon at any time to view items in your cart and be taken to the checkout page.
        • On the cart page you'll see an overview of the products in your cart. You can add or remove quantities or remove items as desired. The shopping cart will immediately update.  
        • Checkout is completed in 3 simple steps:
          1. 'Sign In' to your account, or 'Create an Account' or 'Checkout as a Guest' if this is the first time you're shopping with us. There are many advantages to creating a customer account; primary among these is ease of use of our shop in future, including tracking your order progress. However checking out as one time guest simply entails registering your delivery details.
          2. Choose a shipping option: select your preferred delivery method from the listed options (these options are offered based on what is available to your specified delivery address).
          3. Please select your preferred payment method: make direct payment via EFT or via secure online payments portal, Peach Payments*: by debit card, cheque card or credit card (Visa, MasterCard, American Express and Diners Club), Instant EFT, MasterPass or MobiCred.
        We take care of the rest!

        • Visa, Mastercard, American Express and Diners Club credit, cheque, and debit cards*
        • Bank transfer (EFT payment)
        • InstantEFT via Ozow
        • Mobicred
        • Masterpass
        • Cash deposits at an FNB ATM are also accepted 
        • Pay Just Now - three interest-free installments

        *If you're paying by card you'll need to enter a one-time password (OTP) which is generated using 3DSecure payment security technology. If your card is not 3DSecure enabled then you may not be able to make an online payment with it. We take your payment security extremely seriously and 3DSecure payment security helps ensure online payment protection and fraud prevention.

        Enjoy free delivery nationwide when you spend R400 or more

        Our delivery options:

        > Door-to-door courier delivery: nationwide shipping with The Courier Guy, Dawn Wing Express, CourierIt or FastWay

        > Delivery to your nearest Pargo Point

        If the value of the goods in your cart is less than R400 then a shipping fee will be applied. You can select your preferred option by rate or what is most convenient for you.

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        COURIER DELIVERY*

        Shipping Rates:

        Local (Cape Town Main Areas)
        R400.00 or more Courier Door to Door Delivery FREE
        R399.99 or less Courier Door to Door Delivery R55.00
        Main Centres
        R400.00 or more Courier Door to Door Delivery  FREE
        R399.99 or less Courier Door to Door Delivery R80.00
        Regional & Outlying
        R400.00 or more Courier Door to Door Delivery  FREE
        R399.99 or less Courier Door to Door Delivery R100.00

        Please remember: our couriers can only deliver to street addresses and they do not deliver to embassies, malls and chain stores, plots, farms, mines and to some outlying towns and townships. If our couriers can't deliver to your address we'll contact you to make alternative arrangements. There are no deliveries on weekends or public holidays. 

        One of our courier partners – The Courier Guy, CourierIt, Dawn Wing Express or FastWay - will deliver to your physical address, Monday to Friday, 8am to 5pm. If you are at a business address during working hours then please register these details for your courier delivery unless someone is at home to sign for your parcel.

        If you live in a main city centre then approximate shipping time is 1-3 working days, nationwide. If you live in an outlying area delivery may take up to 7 working days. The shipping time of heavy goods, bulk purchases and to regional areas is generally 3-5 working days.

        Please do not hesitate to contact us or our courier partners directly if you would like to try and get a more precise estimate of delivery date.

        PARGO POINT DELIVERY*

        Shipping time to a Pargo point takes approximately 3 to 5 working days. 

        *Late Deliveries

        Unforeseen circumstances like adverse weather, load shedding, hijacking, strikes, pandemics or supplier issues could prolong the delivery time. It's rare, but it can happen. Late delivery is not grounds for refund or cancellation of already shipped orders but if you are in any way concerned about the current location of your parcel and ETA of delivery, please contact us with your order number so that we can follow up for you.

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    Talita B.
    Citric acid

    I use the citric acid to make dishwasher soap. It is a great quality!

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    Malana S.
    Great

    Happy with product and price

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    Christina G.M.

    Good product and pricing

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    sam
    Bath bomb

    So happy that the bath bomb products are organised into a 'kit'! this is great quality too!

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    Edna
    Citric Acid (Monohydrate)

    The product is exactly what I wanted. I have not used it yet so can not give an opinion on the quality at this stage. I received my products within 4 days from placing my order. I have also received a gift product, thank you so much. It was a lovely surprise. Overall service of Essentially Natural as a company is great! Keep it up!

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