Cleaning and Degreasing
Peel of Orange distillation (D'limonene)
For All Cleaning Needs
This all-purpose cleaner and degreaser can be used in hundreds of different applications. As a general cleaning agent, use it for floors, walls, countertops, decks, patios, on tiles, woodwork, windows, and mirrors. It is effective against mold, mildew, fungus, and bacteria. It cleans stovetops, ovens, fireplace windows, rusted metal, garden tools (all with steel wool), sinks, bathrooms (sink, shower, tub, toilet), garbage pails, and feed buckets. Orange oil also has many uses for cleaning vehicles, bicycles, and boats; it de-greases motor parts as well. Use sparingly with water to clean the interior of your car. As a stain remover, use on scuff marks, felt marker, gum, glue, candle and crayon wax, sap, tar, adhesives, grease, and oil stains. Orange oil helps remove odors of all types. Use on carpets, clothes, furniture, and fabric. Restores leather. Using different concentrations, experiment with it, for its uses are virtually unlimited.
Other general suggestions:
- Use more concentrated on floors, whereas walls depend on the finish. Do a patch test first before application. Walls around stoves probably require more scrubbing. Use on wooden cabinets.
- For ovens, inside and out, clean with a scouring pad or lightly soaped steel wool.
- Add a tablespoon to your windshield washer.
- In a mist concentration, use on windows, mirrors, appliances, chrome, stainless steel, silverware, anything that you would like to have shine. As a light mist, use as an air freshener.
- Add a little to your laundry with Dr. Bronner’s soap for a fresh, clean wash.
- Use fairly concentrated on tree sap, tar, adhesives, grease, oil deposits.
- Use against mold, mildew, fungus, bacteria, viruses in your house, especially in the kitchen and bathroom. Use in the toilet to clean bowl. It can be used in conjunction with essential oils.
- In the garden, it kills harmful insects, especially aphids. As a spray, it can be used as a general purpose insect and animal repellent, and can also be helpful for the temporary relief of poison oak or ivy rash.
- It can be used as a hand cleaner.
Ratios for mixing with water:
Mist: 1/4 oz / qt
Light mix: 1/2 oz / qt
General mix: 1 oz / qt
Strong mix: 2-4 oz / qt
If unsure of required concentration, start with spray; use more as is necessary. Stubborn stains require more. Use straight, in concentrated form, with caution. Pure orange oil can dissolve some plastics and fiberglass. Storage in glass containers or special PET plastic is recommended.
Please note: As part of our recycling commitment, we sell our Orange Oil in reused 16 oz glass bottles.