The Original Citrus Solution™

With more uses built into every bottle for greater economy. Versatile, multi-surface remover of hard-to-remove challenges. Works 100% of the time. Safe around people, pets and our planet.

1 bottle: 100's of uses

In addition to sticky oily goo, Citrus Solution™ removes hundreds of other challenges including oil, fresh oil-based paint, heavy-duty grease, tree sap, candle and ski wax and even many inks.

People and Pet Friendly

We care about safety, especially around people and pets. De-Solv-it has been featured in medical journals and tested safe on skin, in the eyes and even on muscle tissue. And to works.


De-Solv-it is built for the environment too without compromise to efficacy. With more and more regulations stifling other products’ performance, De-Solv-it products and their safer, innovative technologies still perform great. Throughout the world and California.

Where to Buy

Available at ACE*, Aubuchon, Baker’s, Bashas’, Bi-Mart, Dillons, Do it Best*, Discount Drug Mart, Fred Meyer, Fry’s, Food4Less, Food City, Giant Foods, King Soopers, Kroger, Smith’s, Smart & Final, Stop & Shop, True Value* and More. * Available at most but not all ACE, True Value or Do it Best stores. Available from all ACE, True Value and Do it Best warehouses on request. An even wider De-Solv-it product assortment is available from Amazon, various ecommerce partners including Down-to-Earth Products and other retailer websites.

What Our Customers Are Saying

Don’t just take it from us, let our customers do the talking!

“This cleaner will remove dirt that other cleaners can’t touch. When I tried to remove the dried, hardened, greasy dirt with increasingly stronger cleaners – even full strength ammonia, it would not budge. I finally tried De-Solv-it and it came off with one swipe! I have used other citrus cleaners and, although they are great, they are nowhere near as effective as De-Solv-it… Spray a little on a non-stick skillet where the oil has built up and it will dissolve within minutes… I can’t name anything that De-Solv-it hasn’t been able to clean for me including gum. I love it!”

Nan - Better than any other cleaner, bar none!

“My mother has been using it since the ’80s & it takes gum off of anything. Seat Belts, clothes. I can’t think of anything that it hasn’t taken off of clothing or material & most stains the first time-even when we thought it was a gonner.
It is also great for getting old stickers off of mirrors, etc. Just like new! HIGHLY recommend & a little goes a long way.”

Lynn - Surprisingly Amazing!

“I have used this product since it came on the market, and I have not found ANYTHING that is comparable to it. Hard to find in my area, but I scout the internet and buy it in volume. It removes every single thing that is noted that it removes, and then some. Especially tree sap as we have a lot of that where we live. I have yet to find anything sticky that it won’t remove, and it also removes things that aren’t sticky, but are stuck on. Hope it is never removed from the shelves.”

Pam - De-Solv-it is #1!

De-Solv-it Citrus Solution™ removes tree sap, petroleum jelly, meat slime and other “icky” challenges from skin, hair, autos, counters, fixtures and virtually any surface.
Removes sticky items including decals, bumper stickers, price stickers, auto window stickers and tape, adhesive residue from any surface, even chrome, glass, wood and auto finishes.
De-Solv-it Citrus Solution™ removes asphalt and tar from autos, floors, rugs, clothing and even pet paws and hair. Even used in veterinary clinics and wildlife centers on birds and animals.
Removes crayon, candle wax, soap buildup, waxy shoe polish, waxy cosmetics and much more. Use on shower doors for FAST soap residue removal with no harmful vapors.
De-Solv-It Citrus Solution™ removes automotive, kitchen and food oils (including pasta sauce), especially from concrete floors, cabinets, ovens, stove tops and colorfast washables.
De-Solv-It Citrus Solution™ is a great remover of hard-to-remove messes around the bathroom, kitchen and laundry room. Also an excellent stainless steel sink and garbage disposal cleaner.
and more
Removes buildup and odor including fish & onion odor, pet odors, garbage disposal buildup, wet oil-based paint, stain and lacquer and much more.
from virtually any surface
Use De-Solv-It Citrus Solution™ on virtually any surface including carpet, clothing, concrete, counters, fabric, hard surfaces, paint, stainless steel, upholstery, wood and more. Even skin and hair.

Hard Surfaces: Apply this Eco Friendly Product, Wipe, Rinse. In most cases, let sit 20-30 seconds. For tougher challenges, let sit longer before wiping. After using in dryer or on appliances or elements that produce heat, remove product thoroughly with soap and water AND LET DRY BEFORE USING appliance.

Using De-Solv-it citrus cleaner on Skin & Hair: Follow use with mild soap or shampoo and rinse.

Carpet & Upholstery stain removal: Apply to clean cloth. Blot problem area until removed. Rinse with water. Blot dry with clean cloth or paper towel. For best results, extract with wet/dry vac, Bissell, etc. IMPORTANT: DO NOT APPLY LIQUID DIRECTLY TO CARPET OR UPHOLSTERY OR ALLOW TO WET OR REACH CARPET BACKING. Use at your own risk on carpet. Always test on an inconspicuous area.

Not recommended for use on: acrylic and some plastics, uncoated wallpaper, butyl, suede & leather (will darken), silk, elastic items and khaki-colored fabric. On rubber, wash off after use.

Using De-Solv-it orange cleaner on Laundry (Colorfast Washables): Gently remove excess problem from fabric. Saturate problem area on both sides of fabric (let work 1-2 minutes). Blot area with paper towel. Re-spray and launder according to item manufacturer’s directions.


We believe you deserve citrus cleaning products that remove what they say they will. Therefore, we offer a 100% SATISFACTION GUARANTEE: If not completely satisfied, simply return the unused portion of this environmentally friendly cleaner with proof of purchase, and ORANGE-SOL will refund the full purchase price.

What are the primary differences between CITRUS SOLUTION, LAUNDRY SAVER and CONTRACTORS’ SOLVENT?

While robust, CITRUS SOLUTION is better suited for everyday icky, sticky, gooey, oily, waxy, household-related challenges around the home, on skin, clothing, carpet and upholstery. It has more rinsability (which helps when used on laundry) and doesn’t usually require a soap and water rinse like similar products. It also removes A LOT MORE challenges such as pasta sauces, fresh paints and stains and even bug residue. It is not as robust as CONTRACTORS’ SOLVENT which removes an even longer list including cured silicone, roofing tar, asphalt and caulks. LAUNDRY SAVER will remove some of what CITRUS SOLUTION removes but targets more specific protein, grease, oil, mustard and even baby-related stains outside of CITRUS SOLUTION’s wheelhouse. CITRUS SOLUTION and LAUNDRY SAVER are wonderful complements to each other as they collectively remove over 90% of the tougher household and laundry stains one may encounter.

Can I use CITRUS SOLUTION on my automobile or motorcycle to remove soot, sap, tar, stickers and other challenges?

CITRUS SOLUTION is safe to use on your automobile, using instructions for hard surfaces. CITRUS SOLUTION will not harm dry paint or clear-coat finishes. This product is an excellent wax remover so after removing asphalt, grease and tar, you may want to relax your vehicle. To clean interior stains, use the instructions for carpeting and upholstery. CITRUS SOLUTION may also be used on vinyl and non-tinted glass since tint is usually applied with adhesive. Be sure to wash CITRUS SOLUTION off rubber surfaces after use.

I left chewing gum in my pocket and it got all over my clothes. Help!

Apply and let work for 2-3 minutes to set. After treating, the gum will be able to be scraped off easily from surface and then wash clothes as normal to remove any leftover residue. Check them before putting them back into the dryer, repeat cleaning of any areas as necessary.

Crayon was left in my child’s pocket, went through the dryer and it got all over my dryer and clothes. Help!

remove the clothes from the dryer and follow the instructions on clothing. Please be sure to remove as much of stains as possible before reintroducing the garment to the washer. Check to make sure all of the stains are removed prior to reintroducing the item to the dryer. For   crayon, lip balm or wax removal in the dryer, use CITRUS SOLUTION as you would on hard surfaces. It may be best to apply to a rag that can be discarded, then wipe, or apply to a paper towel and wipe so excess product does not penetrate tumbler air holes. Afterwards, wipe with a moist or damp cloth to remove any lingering residue. Make sure appliance is thoroughly dry before running again.

Can CITRUS SOLUTION be used on leather?

CITRUS SOLUTION is not generally recommended on materials such as leather, silk, or suede as it will likely darken these materials. In some cases where the material can be rinsed with mild soap and water you may see less darkening. Certainly many customers have opted for slightly darker leather versus discarding the item.

How can I remove lipstick, gum, tar, and grease from my carpeting?

As long as CITRUS SOLUTON does not reach the carpet backing (which typically is made of adhesive which CITRUS SOLUTION is an EXCELLENT remover of) and stays on the pile itself, use, but use with caution and according to product instructions. Simply spray CITRUS SOLUTION on a clean, white rag and work the greasy, gummy substance out of the carpet. When you’re done, gently wash the carpet area with mild soap and water and rinse well with clean water. Repeat if necessary. For best results, extract with a wet-dry vac or carpet cleaning machine to extract all of the soap.

I was painting and made a mess, what can I do?

CITRUS SOLUTION will remove spills and fresh paint splatter and stain from hard surfaces, clothing, carpet and upholstery. CITRUS SOLUTION will not harm hair and therefore is also an excellent paint brush cleaner when you are done with the job!

Can I use CITRUS SOLUTION to remove melted candle wax from linens and my fine furniture?

As long as the linen isn’t silk (see cautions) and doesn’t bleed when wet, it should be fine. if a colorfast washable, simply follow the directions on clothing.  Please be sure to read cautions on silk and non-colorfast washables. Simply follow the instructions for hard surfaces. Then wipe it clean and top with your usual furniture polish. As with ALL delicate materials and surfaces, we recommend you always test in an inconspicuous area before applying widespread,

Can I use CITRUS SOLUTION on glass?

CITRUS SOLUTION™ is non-corrosive and will not harm glass. CITRUS SOLUTION is used quite often on windows, glass and wood frames, mirrors, shower doors and other glass surfaces. After removing the soap scum, stickers, soot or other challenge with CITRUS SOLUTION™, wipe with a wet cloth or paper towel. Then finish up with your favorite glass cleaner for best results.

Will CITRUS SOLUTION work to remove lipstick?

CITRUS SOLUTION is an excellent lipstick, oily cosmetics and liquid foundation remover. Simply apply according to surface directions and wipe the lipstick or greasy, waxy mess away. Repeat if necessary. For lipstick stains on clothing, follow the laundry pre-treat instructions.

Will it remove dried finger nail polish?

CITRUS SOLUTION will remove fresh nail polish, but just like dry paint, it removes fresh not dry. CITRUS SOLUTION can typically used used on dry nail polish without removing it.


CITRUS SOLUTION contains no water, only 100% active ingredients and therefore is non-dilutable. A little goes a LONG ways however so there is still great economy as is. We do offer an All Purpose Cleaner that is great for everyday cleaning and can be diluted per instructions.

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Citrus Solution
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 17 reviews
by Hope L. Bennett on Citrus Solution
Even old stains come clean

Not enough stars!!! We used it for absolutely everything as my kids were growing up.
Safe to be around the little ones and pets, yet completely kills stains.
Lipstick, crayon on walls, CANDLE WAX out of a table cloth, spaghetti sauce on my daughter NEW white outfit. Pine Tar out of my dad’s shirt after cutting down a tree.
Even OLD stains come clean. Old oil spots on your favorite shirt where you dripped some kind of sauce, just spray, let completely dry (like let it dry and toss it in the hamper) and wash, GONE!
AWESOME STUFF!!! Did I mention Gum out of your babies hair? and the dog’s hair? yep it’s a thing….

by jklemz on Citrus Solution
Doesn't damage the paint

I am a custodian at a school and teachers tend to put everything up with tape. Then at years end, there is a ton of sticky adhesive on the walls and doors. What I like about this product is that it doesn’t damage the finish or the paint on the walls and the adhesive comes off in a snap!

Thank you! De-Solv-it Citrus Solution is also excellent at removing CRAYON and chewing gum!

by Toni Toft-Nelsen on Citrus Solution
Best product EVER!!!!!

Using it at least 25 years. Purchased it originally from qvc. Best product EVER!!!!! buy it by the gallons. Thank you, thank you, thank you.

by Carol on Citrus Solution
tar on carpet

I luv this product. Several years ago tar got tracked in on my beige carpet. De-Solv-it removed ALL of the tar spots and saved my carpet with not damage.

by Joyce on Citrus Solution
Wine bottle labels

I just wanted to say De-Solv-It is excellent for removing sticky labels from wine bottles. We make pear cider and pear wine and bottle it in used wine bottles. I had no luck peeling the back label of the bottle apart to read the directions. The whole label peeled off and I was unable to separate it. Thanks for a good, safe-to-use product.

by Melissa on Citrus Solution
Best product

Best product I have ever used!!

by Jeff on Citrus Solution
Pine tree sap off our long haired cat

This product worked great on getting pine tree sap off our long haired cat. He had it everywhere. The sap came right off and the de-solv-it didn’t phase him. Thank you.

by Sherry Drudgeon on Citrus Solution
MIRACLE cleaning solution

I love De-Solv-It and it is a must have in this household. I use it for so many things but most important is the laundry. Even if a stain has been treated with something else and the garment washed AND dried but the stain remains….use De-Solv-It and rewash and your stain WILL be gone!! My daughter makes items with pine branches and she sprays some De-Solv-It on her hands and the pine sap just comes right off. De-Solv-It is the MIRACLE cleaning solution!!

by Rocky on Citrus Solution

Our marketing department had placed stickers on many of our windows for a promotion, and when they were removed they left the adhesive behind. Since the windows were tinted we couldn’t scrape them. De-Solv-It worked wonderfully and allowed us to remove the adhesive without damaging the tint.

by Rebecca on Citrus Solution
Never realized so many other uses

I’ve used desolve it for sticker removal and gum in hair or carpet. But I never realized there were so many other ways to use it. Amazing. I just bought desolve it contractors and citrus to remove wax residue on glass and the film on mirrors after burning.

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