Orange Oil : LUSENET : Aeon Flux : One Thread

Hey, this is random but I guess worth a shot asking: My HS chem teacher retried and he gave me this big old tub of pure orange oil extract (the content is still good). Anyone know how I could make it into a cleaning solution? Or, ANYTHING I could do with it?

Thanks, John

-- John Huang (, March 31, 2002


Um, I think you can use it to wash your hands after you've been cleaning with bleach. The acidity neutralizes the base.

-- Kristine Rooks (, April 01, 2002.

In some of those Bath and Bodyworks places...where they sell soaps and candles and stuff they have these little contraptions where a small, shallow, metal bowl rests ontop of this hollow cylinder where you are supposed to put a candle..cause the lit candle heats the dish from underneith and makes the oil-based fragrant give off its scent around a room. I dunno man...this might not be what you were looking for, but it was the best I could do. also maybe you can put it in foods..i.e vanilla extract..but then again I don't really know if that stuff you have is edible.

-- mike D (, April 02, 2002.

Thanks, yeah my dorm room smells nasty, I think I'll try burning some of the orange oil. I don't know if I could eat it or not, I thought about it. On the can it says "Health Hazard: 1" Which would mean only nausea if I swallow too much of it, I THINK.

I don't have too much trouble with chlorine. I add chlorine to my pool every week so my hands are used to the cholrine, it doesn't bother me anymore :).


-- John Huang (, April 02, 2002.

What you may have is either pure dextro-limonene (aka d-limonene) or something very close to it, a powerful and pretty much nontoxic degreaser, which can be used for everything from copy machine maintenance to bicycle parts degreasing to the safe cleaning of the rubber rollers in tape drives. Don't burn it, drink it or throw it away! You could even use it as a laundry presoak. Get on the web and look up d-limonene and its uses in products like D-Solv-It.

-- walt brand (, April 18, 2002.

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