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What Is D-Limonene

What Is D-Limonene?

At CitruSolution Asheville, we pride ourselves on being a premier natural cleaning service. The health of our employees and customers is our top priority. Unfortunately, with tons of harmful cleaning agents out there, it’s hard to find a company that uses natural solutions. Chemicals like bleach, harsh carpet-cleaning detergents, and toxic solvents are in the past. The modern world moves closer and closer to sustainable products. There are plenty of harsh chemicals and materials we come into contact with every day. Isn’t it time that we took some control and used something natural to clean? At Citrusolution, we use a compound known as d-limonene. In today’s post, we’re going to tell you about this secret to natural cleaning. But, you may be wondering, what is d-limonene? We cover it all here.   

So, What Is D-Limonene?  

Now you know the secret to CitruSolution’s cleaning power: d-limonene. The name hints at where it comes from—citrus fruits. Limonene is a colorless fluid that is the main ingredient in the oil extracted from citrus peels. You will see limonene in a variety of consumer and commercial goods. Often, products contain limonene because of its lovely smell.    Oranges, limes, grapefruits, and mandarins all contain d-limonene in their peels. Often sold as a dietary supplement due to its ability to dissolve and break down cholesterol and fats, it’s no question that d-limonene is an effective solvent. So, how does that make it a good cleaning agent? Keep reading.   

How We Use D-Limonene To Clean

This miracle citrus cleaner is an oil. Since oil doesn’t mix with water, what do we do? To mix d-limonene with water, we use a surfactant that lowers the surface tension of the water. The most common surfactant is soap.  Soap is a wonderful surfactant for carpet and floor cleaning due to its foaming ability. This, paired with the solvent properties of d-limonene, helps us remove the toughest stains in your home or vehicles. Essentially, soap allows water to lift the dirt and grime from your carpets. When we pair the strong cleaning power of d-limonene with thorough scrubbing and steaming, we achieve top-notch results.   

How Safe Is It Really? 

We said it before. There are various harmful chemicals out there. So, why not work to find something that not only works but is safe, too? Well, at CitruSolution, we’ve come up with the best formulation and take the guesswork out of it for you.  D-limonene is less toxic than the most common solvents, like mineral spirits. That’s pretty hard to beat. This solvent was found to be non-toxic in animal studies. See how good it really is: 
  • Biodegradable
  • Non-carcinogenic
  • Non-mutagenic
  • Classified by the FDA as a food additive
If you care about your family’s health and safety, you can’t quite go wrong with citrus cleaning power like this.   

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Now you know what makes our cleaning process different from traditional carpet cleaning services. There’s no doubt that we can help you with any cleaning issues. So, let’s get that carpet clean! Contact CitruSolution Asheville today for a free estimate. 

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