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Sodium Citrate

salt of citric acid

Sodium Citrate

Other Name(s):

E331; E331 (i) Monosodium Citrate; E331 (ii) Disodium Citrate; E331 (iii) Trisodium Citrate

The Sodium salts of Citric Acid are found naturally occurring in many fruits including oranges, lemons, strawberries and more. But commercially available Sodium Citrates are made using sugarcane molasses as a starter medium.

Is Sodium Citrate Faithful to Nature?


Sodium Citrate is a natural ingredient with an enormous list of uses for cosmetics and food manufacturing.

Benefits: Why is Sodium Citrate Used?

Lathering Properties

Sodium Citrate is used to enhance the lathering performance of soaps in hard water.


Sodium Citrate is used to neutralise high alkaline ingredients in cosmetics, cleaning and food products.


Sodium Citrate is used as an emulsifier in formulations.

Food Items

Sodium Citrate ggives food items a sour and salty taste at the same time and can act as a preserving agent.

Sodium Citrate is used extensively in many different household and personal product categories. It can be found in household cleaners, shampoos, soaps (liquid and solid), as well as the full suite of cosmetics and skincare products.

Sodium Citrate is produced by the natural, biological processes of a mould called Aspergillus niger.

Sodium citrate is used in hospitals to prevent donated blood from clotting while it is being stored.

Notice: The information provided here is not intended as medical advice and is for educational purposes only.

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