Original Pine-Sol Multi-Surface Cleaner contains water, C10-12 alcohol ethoxylates, glycolic acid, aroma, caramel, dimethicone/silica/PEG distearates, sodium C14-17 secondary alkyl sulphate, and xanthan gum, according to The Clorox Company, the maker of Pine-Sol. The ingredients are presented in descending order according to their quantities. There are ingredients that comprise more than one percent of the product.
The water is a base. C10-12 alcohol ethoxylates and sodium C14-17 secondary alkyl sulfonate are surfactants or cleaning agents utilised in cleaning solutions like laundry detergent. In order to remove soap scum, discolouration, and scale deposits from toilets and bathtubs, glycolic acid is utilised. Dimethicone/silica/PEG distearates are mostly utilised as defoaming agents. Caramel is added to enhance the appearance of the product and to indicate to the user whether or not the treatment is effective. Xanthan gum is a biodegradable thickening agent.
Pine-Sol Multi-Surface Cleaner acts as a disinfectant when used at full concentration. It is registered with the EPA and claims to eliminate 99.9 percent of germs and bacteria from nonporous surfaces. Pine-Sol is not recommended for use on unsealed or worn wood, aluminium, marble, copper, kitchenware, or automobiles. According to the Pine-Sol product website, Original Pine-Sol Multi-Surface Cleaner contains biodegradable chemicals but no phosphorus or ammonia.