How to use Sweet Orange Oil?
The limonene which is the main component of the oil is a mild irritant, as it dissolves protective skin oils. Limonene and its oxidation products are skin irritants, and limonene-1,2-oxide (formed by aerial oxidation) is a known skin sensitizer.
Limonene has been observed to cause cancer in male rats, by reacting with α2u-globulin, which is not produced by female rats. There is no evidence for carcinogenicity or genotoxicity in humans. The IARC classifies d-limonene under Class 3: not classifiable as to its carcinogenicity to humans.
Sweet Orange Oil can be used in biological pest control green pesticides. It can kill an ant, as well as a whole colony of ants. Sweet Orange Oil also erases an ant's scent-pheromonetrail indicators and disrupt re-infestation activities in ants.Their use in organic farming is becoming increasingly important because of their non-toxic nature.They are commonly used in kitchens to safely repel ants.