d-Limonene is a safe cleaning solvent made from nature. It comes from the oil in a citrus rind. When citrus fruits are juiced, this oil gets pressed from the rind. The oil is separated from the juice and steam to create food grade and technical grade d-limonene.
In the recent past, d-limonene has become very popular for things like paint solids, fragrance, and cooling fluid. However, the biggest growth has been in cleaning products. d-Limonene can be used straight or diluted with water.
In it’s full-strength state, d-Limonene can be used instead of mineral spirits, methyl ethyl ketone, acetone, toluene, glycol ethers, and fluorinated and chorinated organic solvents. d-Limonene is not water soluble, so it can be used in water separation units. Full-strength d-limonene can be used as a dip bath, wipe cleaner, or spray systems in place of most other organic solvents.
When d-limonene is combined with a surfactant, it can be diluted with water. This makes it suitable for institutional and household cleaners in place of other cleaning solutions.
In summary, d-limonene is a very safe and versatile chemical which can be used in many different appications. It is safer and more effective than most other cleaning solutions.