The History and Use of Citric Acid

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In addition to providing a source of d-limonene and natural terpenes, citrus fruits also provide us with citric acid, an essential ingredient used in many of our daily use and specialty consumer products. Citric Acid was discovered by the eighth century alchemist Jabir Ibn Hayyan who also discovered hydrochloric acid, nitric acid, acetic acid, and…

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Seven Benefits of Cleaning with Citrus

European chemist Carl Wilhelm Scheele discovered citrus acid in 1784 and it’s production began in the late 19th century. Researchers began using citrus acid’s amazing properties in the 1940’s and 1950’s during the Manhattan Project. Since that time, much has been learned about the tremendous results that can be achieved by using citrus fruits in the cleaning…

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What Are Terpenes?

Terpenes are aromatic compounds that determine the smell of many plants and herbs. Examples include cannabis, cloves, lavender, fresh orange peel, pine, and sage. In their natural element, terpenes provide plants with protection from animals as well as from infectious germs. They also attract pollinators in some plants. New research also suggests that terpenes may…

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Avoid Toxic Chemicals: Use Natural Alternatives

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Many industrial cleaners contain toxic chemicals that can cause a host of diseases and ailments including cancer. In addition, an increasing number of health studies have found people who use industrial cleaners are at risk for skin and respiratory problems.  Using industrial cleaners that are non-toxic are essential to keeping employees safe today and over…

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Winter Cleaning With Citrus King

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It’s the winter season and because asphalt projects work best when laid down in the warmer months, the paving industry is experiencing a seasonal slowdown in paving jobs. While paving projects are in neutral, getting ready for the spring and summer months, now is the perfect time to focus on cleaning, rehabilitating and refurbishing your…

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