Citrus Solvent Orange Oil


Citrus Solvent Orange Oil

from 16.99

Natural Solvent. Eco-friendly. No VOCs.

Made by pressing and distilling the peels of oranges, this solvent is a natural substitute for mineral spirits and other petroleum based solvents.  Contains zero VOCs. No harmful fumes. No headaches.

  • Gallon (128 oz.) - $89.99
  • Quart (32 oz.) - $27.99
  • Pint (16 oz.) - $16.99
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Orange oil is pleasant to work with. We use orange oil as a thinning agent to mix one-to-one with pure tung oil. This solvent also works great to clean and prep surfaces.

For tough jobs like removing old mastic or adhesives on wood or concrete floors, pour orange oil on liberally and let sit for five minutes.  Then brush rigorously with a wire or brass brush and wipe away the mess with old rags.

This paint thinner alternative, is used as a direct replacement for mineral spirits and odorless mineral spirits. Citrus Solvent can be used wherever paint thinner or mineral spirits are required as a natural, safer alternative. Citrus Solvent is not the same as any of the other "citrus-branded" cleaning products on the market, including Citrus Solve or Citri-Solve. It is, however, an excellent degreaser, paint thinner alternative, and can be used to replace petroleum chemicals such as mineral spirits.

Citrus Solvent is 98% pure citrus peel oil extracted from the peel of the orange fruit; the other 2% is water. This small amount of water is emulsified in the solvent and will not raise wood grain but is released into the air as the solvent evaporates. Citrus Solvent does not contain any emulsions, surfactants, or any other additives that paint thinner products contain. Citrus Solvent is as clear as ordinary water as opposed to the deep orange of lower grades, which means that it will not add more amber color when mixed with our Pure Tung Oil.

Citrus Solvent does not contribute to depletion of the upper ozone or smog like mineral spirits or paint thinner. The material released into the air by Citrus Solvent is essentially the same material that is continuously being released into the air in every orange grove, and is gently returned to the earth with the rain. And it smells wonderful!  People are always telling us how pleasant our shop smells.

Unlike paint thinner, Citrus Solvent does not cause damage to the internal organs of the body when breathed in; instead, it passes through without effect. As a matter of fact, when you drink orange juice from the store, you drink small amounts of Citrus Solvent in the form of oils from the orange peel from which the juice was squeezed! Of course, this does not mean to throw caution to the wind and celebrate by taking a healthy swig of solvent.

Another advantage of Citrus Natural Solvent as a paint thinner alternative is that Citrus Natural Solvent can be easily disposed of with no threat to the environment.