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This week we will switch gears and focus on a chemical found in the peels of oranges, lemons, and a number of other citrus fruits, D-Limonene. Although this chemical has been used in cleaning products for the past 30 years, the inexpensive and harmful chlorinated solvents have taken center stage for the past 25 years because of it's lack of regulation (TSCA's recent action against chlorinated solvents here) . D-Limonene is a colorless liquid hydrocarbon, classified as a cyclic terpene.  It is one of the most common terpenes in nature, which is nice because it has a wide range of practical uses.  It's name comes from...

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We are excited to introduce our weekly blog "Raw Material Monday"! The purpose of this blog is to educate the reader about the benefits and origins of one of our ingredients every week. We pride ourselves in using high quality natural ingredients, and this is our way of explaining why we have chosen specific ingredients individually.   Our first ingredient has been a very popular plant for over 2000 years, lavender. It is believed that lavender's origin stems from the Mediterranean, Middle East, and India, some 2,500 year ago.  Although this flowering plant was known for its beauty, its floral fragrance...

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