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Product type Pine Cleanser
Owner The Clorox Company
Country United States
Introduced 1929
Markets Worldwide
Previous owners Harry A. Cole
Ambassador(s) Diane Amos, Yvette Nicole Brown

Pine-Sol is a registered trade name of Clorox for a line of household cleaning products, used to clean grease and heavy soil stains.


Pine-Sol detergent was invented by Harry A. Cole in 1929.[citation needed] The Pine-Sol brand was acquired by Clorox from Shulton, Inc. in 1990. The cleaner is slightly acidic[citation needed] and used to remove bacteria from household surfaces.


Although the original Pine-Sol formulation is pine oil-based, not all cleaners sold under the Pine-Sol brand contain pine oil.[1] As of 2008, the material safety data sheet for the "Original Pine-Sol Brand Cleaner 1" formulation lists 8–12% pine oil, 3-7% alkyl alcohol ethoxylates, 1-5% sodium petroleum sulfonate and 1-5% isopropyl alcohol.[2] More recently, The Clorox Company's product line includes "Clorox Commercial Pine-Sol Brand Cleaner, with the same ingredients and concentrations as "Original Pine-Sol Brand Cleaner 1."[3] Since January 2013, Clorox also makes a product called Original Pine-Sol Multi-Surface Cleaner which includes glycolic acid while lacking any pine oil.[4]


  1. ^ Pine-sol lemon scent MSDS
  2. ^ "Original Pine-Sol Brand Cleaner 1" (PDF). Material Safety Data Sheet. The Clorox Company. June 2005. Archived from the original (PDF) on 2010-12-03. Retrieved 2014-05-16. 
  3. ^ "Clorox Commercial Solutions Pine-Sol Brand Cleaner 1" (PDF). Material Safety Data Sheet. The Clorox Company. April 2006. Retrieved 2014-05-16. 
  4. ^ "Original Pine-Sol Multi-Surface Cleaner" (PDF). Material Safety Data Sheet. The Clorox Company. January 2013. Retrieved 2014-05-16. 

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