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ISO bulk citric acid powder? Toronto?

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Hi,
I am looking to descale kettles etc and make a soapnut hair shampoo and I need citric acid powder.
Anyone know where I can find bulk powder?
thanks
Idas

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    1. re: ThoughtForFood

      Went to Bulk Barn at College but they only have it in bottles. Cashier said they used to have it in bulk.

    2. i've seen it in the health food stores in kensington.

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      1. re: pinstripeprincess

        thanks! I hear it is good for keeping sliced apples from browining for school lunches (I read it on the McDonald's apple packets). I wonder if they do a citric acid wash and how much to use without making the apples sour...

        1. re: Idas

          I bought some at a home beer brewing store on the Danforth last year. Wasn't cheap though (must have gotten ripped off)

          1. re: Idas

            Lemon juice also keeps apples from browning.

        2. go to an independent pharmacy. if its not there, ask them to order it. it either comes in 100 g or 500 g jars.

          1. I found some at Qi on Bloor (near Bathurst). It is AMAZING. I descaled my Zojirushi kettle AND removed teh horrible minerals stuck humidifier that vinegar (%20) left behind. I was about to trash it, then I though what the heck, I put in a tiny amount in the boiler and when I came back a few hours later it was like brand new!!!
            113g from $4.99.
            Yay!!

            1. Villa Bulk foods on Marlee....

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              1. re: Moimoi

                thanks Moimoi. I also found that Noah's also just started carrying it bulk.
                That stuff cleans like nobodys business!