Limonene. It may not sound like much, but 3.5% makes for a much more effective cleaner and is even necessary in some situations.Q. Why should GreenTerpene d-Limonene be diluted with water? A.
GreenTerpene d-Limonene and other terpenes alike are very powerful cleaners. Some applications will require that you use our product undiluted, while many will require about 1 part d-Limonene to 20 parts water. Q. How much d-Limonene does GreenTerpene Cold Pressed Oil Contain? A.
GreenTerpene Cold Pressed Orange Oil contains a between 90.0% to 95.0%
d-Limonene. GreenTerpene Food Grade d-Limonene contains a minimum of
95% d-Limonene and GreenTerpene High Purity d-Limonene contains a
minimum of 98.5% d-Limonene. It may not sound like much, but 3.5% makes
for a much more effective cleaner and is even necessary in some
Q. Are GreenTerpene cleaning products soluble in water?A.
GreenTerpene Products do not contain any emulsifiers, surfactants, or soaps, and therefore are not soluble in water. All GreeneTerpene Products are 100% pure, natural, and additive free. GreenTerpene Products such as d-Limonene are most effective when used without an emulsifier or surfactant, and blended straight with water. Just add a small amount of terpenes to tap water in a PET spray bottle, agitate by shaking, and the terpenes will suspend temporarily. Shake as needed.
Q. Can GreenTerpene d-Limonene or GreenTerpene Orange Oil be used for termite or insect control, as a pesticide, insecticide, or a fungicide?
d-Limonene is used as both an active and inert ingredient in pesticide products, and as an ingredient in food products, soaps, and perfumes. As an active ingredient, it is used as an insecticide, insect repellent, and animal (dog and cat) repellent. As a pesticide inert ingredient is used as a solvent or fragrance. [EPA]
Our Florida Orange Oil & d-Limonene is 100% Natural. It does not contain any additives, such as colors, soaps, emulsifiers, surfactants or water. It is the same oil used for termite and insect control, however, as all GreenTerpene Products are branded and marketed as all-purpose cleaners and not as pesticides, fungicides, or insecticides, we cannot provide any further information regarding such use, including methods of application, dilution ratios, how-to info, etc...
Q. Can GreenTerpene d-Limonene or GreenTerpene Orange Oil for weed control (as an herbicide)?
Our Florida Orange Oil & d-Limonene is 100% Natural. It does not contain any additives, such as colors, soaps, emulsifiers, surfactants or water. It is the same oil used as an herbicide, however, as all GreenTerpene Products are branded and marketed as all-purpose cleaners and not as herbicides, we cannot provide any further information regarding such use, including methods of application, dilution ratios, how-to info, etc...
d-Limonene is not registered for food or feed crop uses as an active ingredient, but can be used on compost and manure. As an inert ingredient, d-Limonene can be applied to agricultural crops. [EPA]
Q. Is there anywhere in the United States where d-Limonene is exempt from EPA registration as an active ingredient?
No, d-Limonene is subject to registration by the EPA for use as an active ingredient in a pesticide.
The EPA has granted d-Limonene an exemption from the requirement of a tolerance when it is an inert ingredient used as a solvent or fragrance in pesticide formulations.[EPA]
Q. Is there anywhere in the United States where d-Limonene is exempt from EPA registration when used as an inert ingredient?
A. In 40 CFR Part 180, the US EPA has granted d-Limonene an exemption from tolerance when used as an inert in pesticide formulations. This means that the EPA has examined the possible environmental and health impacts of using d-Limonene as a carrier or fragrance in pesticides and found that no risks exist for this usage. This allows d-Limonene to be used in pesticide formulations at any level without having to meet any residue tolerances requirements.
In many cases d-Limonene can act as the majority carrier solvent for pesticides as they are applied to crops and animals. While this does not allow for the claim of d-Limonene as the actual pesticide, it does allow for formulations to be made with d-Limonene as the carrier, or as a fragrance, instead of other solvents which may accumulate in the environment. In this manner, pesticide formulation using d-Limonene may be more environmentally preferable than other formulations. [EPA]
Q. Is d-Limonene listed on California Proposition 65 toxic substance list?
No, d-Limonene is not listed on California Proposition 65 toxic substance list.
Q. Do GreenTerpene products contain ozone-depleting substances? Are GreenTerpene products manufactured with any ozone-depleting substances?
d-Limonene does not contain nor is it manufactured with any Class I or II ozone-depleting substances listed under the United States Clean Air Act of 1990.
Since all GreenTerpene products are Food Grade, may they be ingested?
The FDA (Food and Drug Administration) list d-Limonene as GRAS (Generally Recognized As Safe) in 21 CFR section 182.20 and 182.6 for use as a flavoring agent and can be found in common food items. It is present in baked goods, ice cream products, gelatins, puddings and chewing gum at levels ranging from 68 to 2300 ppm.[EPA]
In addition, GreenTerpene High Purity d-Limonene, Grapefruit, Tangerine, Lime sweet, Lime sour, Lemon, Peppermint, Eucalyptus, and Clove Terpenes all fall under this designation.
GreenTerpene Products do not contain any additives, colors, soaps, emulsifiers, surfactants, or water. However, as all GreenTerpene Products are branded and marketed as all-purpose cleaners and not as food additives, we cannot provide any further information regarding that use, such as methods of application, dilution rates, etc...
If you are looking to buy GreenTerpene Products to use as a food additive or for pharmaceutical use, please contact our sister company, EOILCOLAB
. As a rule all EOILCOLAB
products are food grade and intended for use as flavor ingredients for the food and beverage industry or for pharmaceutical use. For more info, please click here...Q.
Is d-Limonene safe to use around children? Should special considerations be taken for infants and children?
At this time, there is no concern for potential sensitivity to infants and children. Based on the data from the study reviewed in the RED (EPA, 1994) and the various teratogenicity and embryotoxicity studies reviewed in the WHO study (1998), it is now again concluded that limonene is not a developmental toxicant. Therefore, a safety factor analysis has not been used to assess the risk. For the same reason, the additional tenfold safety factor is unnecessary, and has been removed. [EPA]Q.
What is Technical Grade d-Limonene? Does GreenTerpene sell Technical Grade d-Limonene?
Technical Grade d-Limonene and GreenTerpene Food Grade or High Purity d-Limonene vary immensely. Technical Grade d-Limonene is produced by steam distilling a puree of spent orange peels (peels that have already had Orange Oil and d-Limonene extracted from them) and water. (See diagram below) Technical grade d-Limonene is often un-standardized and therefore d-Limonene contents may vary from 60%-90% d-Limonene. Technical Grade d-Limonene can at times also have a stale or foul smell, and may vary in color from pale-yellow to yellow to amber-yellow (Gardner Color). As a result, GreenTerpene does not to offer technical grade d-Limonene. Q.
Does GreenTerpene currently have distributors outside Miami Florida?
We are currently in the process of establishing distributors in the United States & Canada. A list of distributors in the US and Canada will be available to the public by July 2012. At this moment, no further information is available.
If you would like to become a distributor, please click here
Are GreenTerpene products currently available outside the US & Canada?
We are currently in the process of establishing distribution centers outside the United States & Canada. A list of overseas distribution centers will be available soon.
If you would like to become an international distributor, please click hereQ. I live and work in South Florida, can I pickup my order from your Miami Laboratory Facility?
Sorry. Our laboratories and production facilities are not setup to receive retail traffic.