Re: D-Limonene

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Posted by txilar on June 29, 2002 at 23:52:58:

In reply to: D-Limonene posted by Maureen on June 29, 2002 at 19:35:40:

Hi Maureen,
Here's the text of my reply to someone else who inquired of d-
Limonene, a component of yummy citrus smells. This site had an
interesting question regarding safety of such around animals (bearing
in mind to keep essential oils *AWAY* from cats):

As for its effectiveness, all I can say is that it is not found in
the oils that are known "hennabeneficiants" =). Grapefruit has high
levels of d-limonene and I don't think it has been demonstrated to
lend spectacular results. That doesn't mean it isn't helpful in a
synergistic sense possibly. Tea Tree has only small amounts of
Limonene, Limon is of course filled with it and I'm not sure it has
demonstrated spectacularly either.
Hope this helps you!

"Citrus Oils are photosensitizers...So do be careful. As the name
suggests, this is found in lemon and other assorted citrus oils.
Remember though that essential oils are chemcical compounds. When you
deal with an extracted pure form like this it is very different than
just using the essential oil. D-Limonene is, like most terpines found
in citrus fruits, used as an industrail cleanser. It other words, it
is POTENT, much more so than just using lemon oil. Here's the MSDS in
case you didn't find it. It lists is as a mild skin irritant."

: Does anyone remember if this was mentioned as having the ability to
: nuke the henna paste in the ways that cajeput, ravensara,
: (globius, tea tree does? I know there were some oils that are
: suppose to impact the stains either to a lesser degree safely...or
: a greater degree but not as safely. Does anyone remember any
: of this particular oil and what was said about it?
: Maureen


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