Pine Sol Original Has Changed For The Worst

northwoodsAugust 22, 2013

Im a 47 yo male, have been a neat clean guy all my life. I have used Pine Sol for many many years. There is no better cleaner on earth. It has now changed due to federal regulations so says Clorox. Pine Sols Facebook page says it all on how I feel. After my rage on the phone with Clorox, I found on the Pine Sols Facebook page people like me. Many are upset. The smell alone of the new formula is just terrible. It also is not as powerful in cleaning. Please Pine Sol peoples PLEASE call Clorox to complain or take to their Facebook page and write there! PLEASE!!!!

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Sorry you didn't know the old formula Pine Sol didn't disclose all the chemicals on the label. In 2011 it was discovered Pine Sol, Glade, Tide, Febreze, Clorox, and Simple Green, "contain chemicals that are known to cause hormone disruption, pregnancy complications, birth defects, and cancer, and can aggravate allergies". You can read an article on the subject at the link below.

Some non-toxic choices would be pure Castile soap and water, alcohol, soda (baking and washing varieties), vinegar, cornstarch, etc., which are safe and effective and cost a whole lot less. I use a steam cleaner and love it.


Here is a link that might be useful: Which Household Cleaners Contain Toxins?

    Bookmark   August 23, 2013 at 4:51AM
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I bought a bottle of Pine Sol for the scent, and you are right, it doesn't smell like I remember it.

    Bookmark   August 23, 2013 at 9:21AM
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I thought they changed the formula because of the decreased availability of pine oil.

    Bookmark   December 28, 2013 at 1:25PM
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Here's a link to a story about it. - The company blames a pine oil shortage and promises to offer the original scent online. I did not check to see if they offered further information about online purchases.

    Bookmark   January 2, 2014 at 2:27PM
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Just looking as I found an old (years old, not sure how many) bottle of Pine-sol, sprayed some on finished kitchen wood (real) cabinets, and wipped with a damp microfiber towel. Recognized the smell. Cleaning, seems okay but not sure I'll buy a refill as from this thread it sounds like the old stuff is gone... and worse, the old stuff may cause cancer. Is there anything that doesn't cause cancer?

    Bookmark   March 14, 2014 at 12:20PM
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My mother used to clean with Pine sol. I loved the smell back then. I have not bought the new but would not wan the smell to change any.

    Bookmark   March 23, 2014 at 12:54PM
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I heard years ago that Pine Sol is a petroleum-based product. Therefore, I never use it. I would not clean with gasoline or motor oil either.

    Bookmark   March 25, 2014 at 10:18AM
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