Uses for Pine-Sol

A strong smelling cleaning agent that has been manufactured since 1929. It is effective for a variety of jobs. This guide contains uses for Pine-Sol.

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Tip: Pinesol To Keep Pests Away

By Renee NayNay H. 2

Keep a spray bottle of half Pinesol/half water under your sink spray outside garbage cans or anywhere you have a pest problem. Animals like rodents, opossums, raccoons, etc. don't like the smell.

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    Question: DO NOT USE Pine Sol For Fleas

    I know I recently posted a request about my dogs fleas but now they are worse! She keeps scratching her neck and now she's bald there! Can I use pine-sol on her? I have heard many different responses to this! Please help, thanx!

    Emily from TX

    Editor's Note: Pinesol is toxic to pets, even using it on your floors is considered a hazard by some. Never use it on your dog.

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    By mxrindy 1 Flag

    September 8, 2015

    A Quick and cheap solution to a a dog with flea infestation or the mange(a type of dog louse) Seargents Skip flea shampoo, its the green stuff. Bath with lots of lather repeat after a week, then use deterrent product to keep them away. I use Trifexis, a chewable tablet lasts for 30 days.

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    Tip: Pinesol As A Cat Pee Deterrent

    I had a problem with our cats wetting in places other than their litter box. I found out if I wash the floor with PineSol they would stay away from that spot. They soon went back to the box where they were suppose to be using.

    By Connie

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    Question: Boiling Pine Sol as Air Freshener

    By shortygal 1

    Is it safe to boil Pine Sol? I will sometimes put a small amount in a big pot of water and boil to give the house a fresh clean smell, is that safe?

    By Shortygal from MO

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    By Della 55 Flag

    October 22, 2009

    I just heat cinnamon, cloves, allspice, spices like that, in a pot of water. I have a small pot that that is the only thing i use it for! It smells wonderful in the house. And you can buy those spices at the dollar store now, so it is very inexpensive.

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    Tip: Clean Windows with Pinesol and Rags

    By Andrea Tucker 3 5

    Save on window cleaners and paper towels. Mix Pinesol (or any nonabrasive cleaner) in a bucket of water and use a rag to wash your window and another rag to wipe it clean. Works great!

    By Mikilittle from Anywhere, USA

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    Question: Using Pine Sol as a Disinfectant

    By jasmine 4 4

    When you mop the kitchen floor with Pine Sol and water, does it disinfect the floor of germs and bacteria?

    By jazzy774 from Pasadena, CA

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    By lynda 44 257 Flag

    July 8, 2009

    To my knowledge, Phenol is only used in Lysol, NOT Pinesol. When I called the company to try to find the original Lysol, which has been discontinued in favor of Les-toil, the company confirmed that the original Lysol had Phenol, the reason they discontinued it. Hospitals use some brand of Phenol, but it is not easily available to general public their staff says.

    Best best is to use some chlorine, but with plenty of ventilation, with whatever else you use other than Ammonia that will explode when mixed with Chlorine. Good luck and God bless. : )

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    Question: Using Pine-Sol in a Hoover Steamvac

    I have a Hoover Steamvac and would love to use my Pine-Sol cleaner solution in it. Would this damage the cleaner?


    By Betsy S.

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    By Maryeileen 76 1,143 Flag

    September 29, 2011

    Just make sure you don't use Pine-Sol around cats; it's poisonous to them.

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    Question: Is PineSol Safe Around Pets?

    By Lydia 1

    Will PineSol hurt my pet dog if sprayed on weeds?

    By Lydia from Houston, TX

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    By Cricket 205 896 Flag

    September 17, 2010

    I've never had any problem using Pine Sol around my pets as long as it was diluted well and the room was well ventilated. Never heard of spraying it on plants. Seems to me it would clog up the "pores" on them.

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    Pine Sol for Clean Smell

    By Michelle Landreth 17 67

    I sometimes pour a small amount of Pine Sol into my sink drains and toilets when I want the fresh smell of clean and don't actually need to clean or "feel like cleaning"! Anyone visiting will think you've been cleaning all day.

    By Michelle from Lanett, AL

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    Tip: Pinesol Air Freshener

    By kimery 2

    After cleaning your home, you want it to smell clean. If you don't have anything else, use scented Pinesol. In a small unused pot, dilute with water and simmer. It makes the whole house smell good and it's cheaper than expensive oils, etc. You can also use it in a warmer.

    By Kimery from Hampton, GA

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