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Pink Solution. Safe, but THAT safe?

Saturday September 20, 2008 @ 01:21 AM (EDT)

On a friend’s recommendation, we went to the local Costco to check out their latest product du jour – Pink Solution. It is a multi-purpose cleaner that can be used on all kinds of dirt, oil and grease. What supposed to set it apart from other clean-all is, they were touting it as “Natural, Non-Toxic and Biodegradable. Totally safe around children and pets.”

We approached their demonstration booth and surely we saw a usual demonstration – the type you can immediately associate with any as-seen-on-tv cleaning product – what seemed different was, they’re putting quite a bit of emphasis on how natural and safe their product was.

To drive home their claims, the saleswoman actually sprayed the solution into her mouth, multiple times during the demo. I was naturally in doubt – I’ve always been a believer of “the stronger the cleaner, the harsher to you” – I mean – if it can cut through grease with ease, chances are it can “clean” various mucus and film protecting your mouth and your cornea.

I inspected the packaging and found no clue on its ingredients. However, we picked up a bucket anyway – the bravery (to a fault) of the saleswoman seemed to do it for us. Brilliant sales tactics.

Back at home I went on their web site hoping to see what it was made of. No information. So I contacted them and asked for its MSDS. Here is what they sent me:

Page 1: Page 2:

While the MSDS itself does not tell me what the solution is made of, it offers slightly more insight on its actual safety.

Toxicological Properties:

  • Skin Contact: May cause minor irritation to sensitive skin
  • Eye Contact: May cause minor irritation to eyes
  • Ingestion: May cause irritation mucous membranes
  • Irritancy: May cause minor irritation but is not an irritant by WHMIS classification

(which really tells more about WHMIS coverage than irritancy)

Needless to say, I’m not going to try that sales stunt on myself any time soon. ;)

Comments

The guy at Costco demo told us it’s made from Enzyme, indeed it works out pretty good. However, it CANNOT replace every cleaning agent in your bathroom, I still use bleach in some cases for super tough stain. It CANNOT replace disinfectant because Pink solution is a cleaner only, it DOES NOT kill germs. However, it does certainly replace Windex, and it does a very good job in cleaning my 4 years old carpet stain. Please post more finding about the ingredients if you can find more.

Sunday September 21, 2008 @ 10:49 PM (EDT) Posted by RiniBoo

In reading your initial article above I can see you are skeptical about Toxicological Properties of Pink Solution.

I am HAZMAT, WHIMMIS and MSDS trained in the Navy. We have used Pink Solution in our engine rooms since 1993.

I now wholesale the product. Why?? It’s simple.

Readers should read what information is presented in an MSDS and why.

The key words being “may cause”.

Only the ingredients that pose a risk to personnel & storage must be identified in an MSDS.

For a good read, take a look at what you are using now in household products:

http://www.pg.com/company/our_commitment/msds/fabric_home.shtml#5

http://www.scjohnson.com/msds_us_ca/default_en.asp

Wednesday April 29, 2009 @ 06:53 PM (EDT) Posted by Darren

Hi,
The demo that I just witnessed a few nights ago, by a dealer who has been selling and using this stuff for over 20+ years, said that it is made with seaweed. It is the ENZYMES in the product that break down the dirt and grime. Now, my dealer didn’t spray it in her mouth, but the lack of color and scent alone tells me that this product is safer all around than other products on the market which we all know are, for the most part, terribly scary for the environment. Myself, having a houseful of parrots, which are highly sensitive creatures, will use Pink for whatever I can and only reach for the potent stuff when absolutely needed. I’m sure that it isn’t safe enough to eat, but it HAS to be better than the alternatives.

Friday May 01, 2009 @ 05:03 PM (EDT) Posted by Kathy

Here is a good website explaining it and who uses it. www.thecleanway.ca

Monday May 11, 2009 @ 02:14 PM (EDT) Posted by Maret

Pink solution is a copy of Quick’n Brite which has been sold in the states for 50 years. QB is much better and is completely safe. Used by the STate of WA and OR, School Districts, Alaska Airlines and many other businesses. The Pink Solution owners used to sell Quick’n Brite and then nocked it off behind their backs and charge more. Go to www.quicknbrite.com to get the real stuff.

Tuesday May 19, 2009 @ 01:05 PM (EDT) Posted by Agatqb

I bought the Pink Solution and I just love it. I would sell this if I could. I figured out that in one 5 liter tub i can make 960 bottles of light solution that is 5 cents a bottle. All other Green All Purpose cleansers are over $6. I would recommend that Kathy watch the video with Wendy Measly on Marketplace about disinfectant sprays. It is posted on the PS website. They are harmful and have pesticides in them. I will never use them again!

Thursday May 28, 2009 @ 10:57 AM (EDT) Posted by Marge

That is funny about a copy of Quick N Brite. Pink was invented by Dr. Howard at UBC Department of Research in 1990 with Carol Mackinnon.
The company who sells Quick N Brite according to Oregon business has not been in business for 50 years.
Do a trademark search at USPTO and see for your self. Agatqb

Saturday June 13, 2009 @ 07:09 PM (EDT) Posted by Maret

It’s certainly safer than anything else I’ve seen, that’s why we bought it :) Still, the sales stunt is what got me curious.

Wednesday July 08, 2009 @ 10:05 PM (EDT) Posted by Michael

Quick n Brite is alive and well and is in operation out of Mountlake Terrace, WA ~ Pink Solution is a rip off of the original Quick n Brite for sure!! Identical product just a colour change! See for yourself or call the Quick n Brite folks and see what they have to say.

Thursday August 06, 2009 @ 04:49 PM (EDT) Posted by tamara

I purchased Quick N Brite online so I could compare the two.

If Pink is a knock off then the folks at Pink have improved it.

Quick n Brite seemed thicker, more consistency than Pink.

Quick n Brite leaves your hands feeling like you had them in fatty soap or something.

Pink leaves your hands feeling squeaky clean when you rub your fingers together.

The sponge that comes with Quick n Brite did not last as half as long as Pink’s

The liquid Quick n Brite pink colour seems to have seperated in the bottle.

Pink does not come in a liquid but does come with Mother’s Choice, seems like a Pink Solution version
with a pumice.

Quick n Brite was cheaper.

Overall I thought Pink did a better job, Quick n Brite required more rinsing and the greasy hand feeling after.

Tuesday September 01, 2009 @ 08:05 AM (EDT) Posted by David

I bought the Pink solution from Costco myself, and I love it. The first day I came home with it I tried it on a white jacket that had a red nail polish stain, a big one, on it. I put the solution on the spot and it came off. You cannot see were it was when I was done.

Friday November 06, 2009 @ 07:44 AM (EST) Posted by Daniela

My husband and I bought Pink Solution and tried it for MANY of the “recommended” uses.

Don’t use it for: laundry detergent (leaves clothes dingy), hand washing dishes (hard to tell if it even works, although it could be psychological – no suds!), and DEFINITELY do not use as windshield washer fluid. Works, but leaves a film on the REST of your windshield that is nearly impossible to remove!

DO use it for: cleaning leather shoes or jackets; cleaning stainless steel pots, pans, etc (works better than the harsh Lagostina stainless cleaner I bought!); spiffing up your sinks and countertops; cleaning hardwater stains from your glassware or coffee pot (use regularly to avoid etching that can’t be removed).

The Mother’s Choice product is amazing on very TOUGH jobs – cleaned my oven better than harsh oven cleaners and without gloves! I also use Mother’s choice for cleaning stains from cooking Indian food (turmeric & curry can permanently stain countertops & enamel stove tops – Mother’s choice took care of that!).

The Laundry Bar works wonders on grass stains – my white socks come BRILLIANTLY white again, just by wetting them, rubbing with the bar, and putting through the wash.

I have severe allergies and can’t even use most “natural” products, because they still use very caustic substances – for example, CLR is “all natural”, but very harsh nonetheless. Don’t be fooled – just because something is “natural” does not mean you can drink it!

Enzymes work by breaking down the grease in a way that water alone cannot. I would think this product can likely break down clogged drains, as well, although I’ve not tried it.

Highly recommended!

Friday January 01, 2010 @ 11:31 AM (EST) Posted by Sarah

I use this as laundry detergent, I have sensitive skin, eczema and a child with autism. Needless to say I am very conscious of the different chemicals in my house and next to my skin. I think it does a great job on laundry – my son is potty training – a la underwear – no pullups – and has very messy BMs. Sorry for the graphic nature of the description, but to give you a good idea of what it is capable of. So, you definitely need to put some elbow grease into cleaning stains with the laundry bar but it’s either that or a ton on chemicals to remove the stains. As for my family – it works well and is very economical.

The only regret is that fresh smell of laundry that Sunlight gives – clean means lemony smell. Now clean means no stinky smells.

Tuesday February 09, 2010 @ 03:30 PM (EST) Posted by Daina

This product works great. Have used it myself.
Buy it for less at: https://fncnutrition.com/pinksolution.html
They provide free shipping to.

Friday March 05, 2010 @ 12:12 PM (EST) Posted by Works Great

Pink Solution works GREAT for pet stains. By the time our puppies were house trained, they had peed and pooped on every carpet in the house. I soaked each spot of mess with Pink Solution, blotted it all up, and reapplied PS as a final step. When we got professional carpet cleaners in, they took a black light everywhere, looking for pet stains (they show up very well under black light). There was only ONE stain in the whole house, and that was behind a door where we didn’t see it to treat it with PS. I also add PS to the rinse when I wash my dogs’ blankets, my horse’s blankets, and my kids’ stinky sports equipment. The enzyme breaks down organic matter, which greatly reduces the smell associated with these articles.

Wednesday April 21, 2010 @ 01:10 PM (EDT) Posted by Cynthia

There is nothing adversary about a MSDS report on a product – it is required by law. Everthing but water has a MSDS fact sheet on it – it is goverened by WHIMS that legislates protection to all persons in Canada – primarily people in the workplace but even the common consumer. It is a good thing and people should read them more often – they would be surprised . But even peanut butter probably has a MSDS fact sheet on it (material data safety sheet) that probably states that it “may cause irritation to the skin”. The fact that the product claims to be “all natural” is somewhat redundant as all things come from mother earth. Many cleaners are toxic to children and pets with long term exposure and is a lot more detrimental to health issues than people realize. I am not advocating use of pink solution or any other cleaning product..but common sense prevails that if it doesn’t have some level of aggressive cleaning action we would still be hand washing in a river and nobody would buy something that doesn’t work. It is simply a matter of relativity. Why wouldn’t people use a relatively non-toxic cleaner such as pink solution, but, I imagine there are more affordable products with the same qualities on the market. You choose..better tip next time.

Tuesday April 27, 2010 @ 03:41 PM (EDT) Posted by randy m - toronto

However, I found it quite amusing that Pink Solution’s MSDS does not mention any of its ingredient. In almost all other MSDS, you’ll be able to see the name of some chemicals. Surely it contains some chemicals, right?

One cannot claim that some chemical is safe and keep the name of the chemical secret at the same time.
“You know, just use it. You don’t need to know what’s in it. We know it’s safe. Just trust us”.

Tuesday May 11, 2010 @ 11:12 AM (EDT) Posted by wolfier

I use it at work to clean my hands, clean the dogs, clean everything, including laundry. It’s a natural fabric softener. This is a good product with people like you trying to discredit it! It’s cheaper and easier to use than other products. They must put MSDS out there and may cause irritation. There are people irritated by the sunlight and water so of course someone could be sensitive. It’s the best product I have ever found and will always use. I also do simple sudz which is awesome, and yes, it’s safe. Coconut base with natural soap and enzyme. I’ve SEEN how they manufacture this product, IT"S TOTALLY SAFE AND FINE!

Friday June 04, 2010 @ 10:29 AM (EDT) Posted by Jana

Can anyone tell me HOW to use it as a laundry soap…I just inherited several large tubs….and a bunch of small ones….due to my mother moving to a nursing home….and I won’t use it all up just as a cleaner in 10 years.

I simply cannot find any instructions as to HOW to use it for laundry….full strength….heavy solution….or what? And….what amounts?
Thanks for any help anyone can give me.

Sunday August 01, 2010 @ 08:03 PM (EDT) Posted by Walt

It is made from seaweed. I have used it for years and recommend it to my friends. It works well on biologicals and as a degreaser. Your sales person was not well informed.

Monday August 02, 2010 @ 03:58 PM (EDT) Posted by KEG

I am in LOOOOOOOOOVE with mother’s choice….does a great job on dishes ans bathrooms!

Thursday August 12, 2010 @ 07:04 PM (EDT) Posted by Jill

I have used pink solution and I love it. But here is my problem. My ex-husband and father of my daughters has been drinking it as a heath supliment… To me this is insane. But for 5 Daddy visits (consecutively over the course of 3 months) both my girls came home throwing up and tummy aches for 24 to 48 hours. At first I thought it was odd but just wrote it off as coinsidence. Yet their dad was in the hospital for a very frightning mental episode. Which was when I was made aware that he was drinking quite a lot of Pink Solution. The girls visited their dad and like always started throwing up. Then a few days later he was admitted to the hospital. My girls and his girlfriends kids were sick too for 12 days. There is no way to test for them ingesting Pink Solution. But right now it scares me.

Wednesday January 12, 2011 @ 09:26 PM (EST) Posted by Nell

your question will be answered soon!

Wednesday January 12, 2011 @ 11:14 PM (EST) Posted by roguewave

I have not tried Pink Solution because I have been a Quick n Brite user for years! Quick n Brite has been family owned and operated since 1952 and is a great product! I bought it off TV years ago and have been reordering it and sharing it with friends and family ever since! It works wonders on pet stains in carpets and is great for set in clothing stains! Quick n Brite has a 100% lifetime guarantee so if you’re not happy with it (which I don’t know who wouldn’t be!) you can return it for a full refund!I would highly recommend it to anyone in the US looking for a safe, non-toxic cleaner that WORKS!

Monday January 17, 2011 @ 07:24 PM (EST) Posted by quick n brite user for life!

Walt…for laundry, “Use 1 cup (250mL) Heavy Mix per load of wash. Add 1/2 laundry detergent or Borax as a whitener”. This is from the pamphlet that came with the PS kit I bought from Costco.

Overall, I find this product to be cheaper, safer & more eco-friendly than anything I’ve come across so far (other than mixing a window cleaner up myself using only vinegar & water!). Plus, IT’S CANADIAN. I believe it to work, but I would like to know if it disinfects/sanitizes. I was told by one PS roadshow rep. that it disinfects, because I was concerned with it cleaning toilets. Will call the company direct to ask. :)

Sunday February 20, 2011 @ 06:15 PM (EST) Posted by Vee

From Pink Solution’s USA Twitter site.

Pink Solution has only 5 ingredients: KELP (for enzymes) SODA ASH (cleaning) VEGETABLE TALLOW (soap making gel) COCONUT OIL (lubricant) WATER.

Thursday February 24, 2011 @ 05:42 PM (EST) Posted by Lee

For all of you who are wondering about the disinfectant factor, you can use essential oils in your mixture. Tea Tree, Lemon, Lavender are what I use in my light mix and Theives (YL) for my heavy mix. I only use PS. Light and heavy for cleaners, heavy for laundry detergent. I hope to be using PS exclusively in my home in the near future – hand soap, shampoo etc.

Friday April 29, 2011 @ 12:52 PM (EDT) Posted by April

I was just in Costco watching a demonstration and one of the demonstrators walked up to me and asked for my watch to clean it. It has a silver and gold band. The band is metal with a gold paint on it. Typical for many metal band watches. After soaking it in the solution for about 3-5 minutes, the watch band came out and most of the gold was gone. This product may be safe but it ruined my watch. The director told me to contact the owner on monday since it was ruined by their demo.

Saturday July 30, 2011 @ 05:08 PM (EDT) Posted by Peter Haighton

If Pink solution contains enzymes processed from kelp then it must remove the Natural attribute to the label.
Processing sodium alginate from kelp (luminaria digita) is a synthetic process.
Pink Solution also tests high 7354mg/l for sulfates (SLS) under a Hanna HI 38001 sulfate test.

Wednesday November 16, 2011 @ 02:06 PM (EST) Posted by Danny

Is it safe to use on sterling silver ? To get the brown out?

Saturday November 19, 2011 @ 12:29 AM (EST) Posted by Linda

I just bought this product and I am 100% pleased with it. A Great product that works well and is good towards the environment and your family. I just cleaned my stovetop which had multiple burns that wouldn’t wash off and now that I’ve used this product, it’s as new as ever. Very excited and happy with the results. What more could you want?

Sunday January 15, 2012 @ 06:38 PM (EST) Posted by Annie

So a few people have mentioned the lack of odor and how ans clean as items come it would be nice to have that nice fresh smell. When we purchased from Costco the salepeople told us to try adding essential oils as they are natural and will not compromise the product in any way.

I was also concerned about the disinfecting aspect and was told that no the product itself does not disinfect however adding tea tree oil to your mix will add that aspect. I researched tea tree oil to see if this was true and found these sites helpful

http://www.teatreeoiluses.com/
http://altmedicine.about.com/od/herbsupplementguide/a/TeaTreeOil.htm
http://ecohearth.com/eco-zine/home-and-renovation/1229-tea-tree-oil-a-natural-home-disinfectant-for-the-flu-season.html
http://jac.oxfordjournals.org/content/45/5/639.full

Sorry to spam so many sites but I think that it is better to have as much information as possible before making a decision.
Happy cleaning :P

Thursday March 29, 2012 @ 03:35 PM (EDT) Posted by Gina

i have both products and the quick n brite i have had for four years and sits in my garage and will be sold at our next garage sales…he doesnt do anything near what pink solution can. Trust me ….some one on here said it is the same products….I dont think so…. ONe has to try it for yourself and that will be the proof in the pudding…..Pink solution is the ony product use and have (I threw out all the other expensive useless garbage products that is full of ammonia and useless unless you scrub for a year constantly…

Saturday April 07, 2012 @ 06:38 PM (EDT) Posted by vic evanoff

I love pink solution for hard water buildup on sinks and stainless but it has damaged some surfaces in our house. The finish came off our brushed nickel taps as well as our brand new leather finish quartz counter tops. We had to take the entire island counter back to the manufacturer to have it refinished. So, as it is a great product you need to test it first on some surfaces.

Thursday April 12, 2012 @ 07:02 PM (EDT) Posted by Deb

I’m just wondering how to use the pink solution on tougher leather like saddles etc….I imagine it would be better than saddle soap, and do I still need to add special oils to the leather to keep it soft or would Pink Solution be an “all in one” kind of thing?

Monday June 18, 2012 @ 04:37 PM (EDT) Posted by Michele

My daughter has long blond hair and we decided to use Pink Solution as a lice treatment. I rubbed it full strength into her scalp and to the ends of her hair, then covered her head with a plastic shower cap and we left it on for just over an hour. We washed it out and it washed out very easily. We used a bit of shampoo afterwards. She had no more itching, we did not find live lice, and the nits were still there, however, the vast majority appear to have never hatched. After a few weeks, we found a small reinvestation so we retreated. Most of the nits still visible are very white and appear to be dried out, and are very far from her scalp now, so we assume that the pink solution killed them somehow.

I would be very interested to hear if anyone else has had experience with this use.

I would also like to know if I can use Pink Solution to remove the presence and smell of cat urine on an unfinished cement basement floor. What is the best method for this purpose?

Any suggestions?

Sunday July 01, 2012 @ 01:38 AM (EDT) Posted by Wendy

Recently purchased pink solution from Costco and so far we are loving it. It did an awesome job on my grout line in our main bathroom, didn’t realize they were really that dirty. Cleanned our 78’ fibreglass trailer wonderful, washed the floors great and washed my dishes great. I did add Lemongrass esstinal oil to the heavy mix for smell and I’m loving it. Great product!! Might be replacing all other cleaners in my house now. Highly recommended.

Sunday July 08, 2012 @ 06:09 PM (EDT) Posted by Diane

Good Morning

My name is Anita and I’m demonstrating Pink Solution in Costco Kamloops next week, truly an amazing product,
every household should use it. Please let your friends know and come in and see me,

Many thanks

Anita Carter

Friday July 27, 2012 @ 12:05 PM (EDT) Posted by Anita Carter

Just saw the demo at Costco in Courtenay, BC and immediately bought a tub of it. I literally told the salesman to ‘shut up and take my money!’ Why? I work with heavy equipment and we use a grease that contains molybdenum in it. This grease is designed to resist washing out and it is so darn sticky and messy that it is nearly impossible to wash it off without the aid of ridiculously harsh cleaning agents. Even then you usually just end up smearing it around and ruining a perfectly good wash brush. I noticed at the demo that they were using a small tub of moly grease for their demonstration. They would smear a little on a surface and then clean it away effortlessly with PS. I mentioned this to the saleman and he took a HUGE gob of grease and smeared it on a mirror for me. Then he took some of the PS (full strength paste) and let me try to clean it up. IT WAS AMAZING!!! The grease broke down in seconds, didn’t smear at all, and was easily removed. We did have to add a small amount of water to get it to wash away but what a product!

Also, for the people that were complaining about the ‘may cause skin irritation’ on the MSDS sheet: The main cleaning ingredient in this product is enzymes that break down organic matter. Do the math. Some people with sensitive skin or people who are in contact with the solution for an extended period of time MAY have a minor reaction to it.

Thursday August 09, 2012 @ 02:15 AM (EDT) Posted by Dean

I have used Pink Solution for about 20 years. I had an old batch in my garage that was no longer pink but had turned white and just dumped it out but heard it is fine to still use. Last week a friend of mine mentioned she wanted some Pink Solution and to buy it if we went to the PNE but we saw it at Costco instead. Yes the vendor did spray it in his mouth several times :P. And I was impressed that I also had to buy it again. Hubby tried using it to clean his car. It left streaks but it might have been because he used to thick of a solution. I used it today on my soap scum shower curtains and it worked fantastic. Better than vinegar, baking soda, bleach, dish soap. I sprayed it and the pink soap scrum started to roll off. I also used it on the tub and it worked fantastic. I am VERY VERY happy I made the purchase again.

Wednesday September 05, 2012 @ 02:46 PM (EDT) Posted by Vancouver Mom

I tried the Pink Solution in my bathroom to clean my bath tub and shower.I have to say,not very impressed.the hard water discoloration is still there.nothing came off,water alone couldnt do!

Monday November 26, 2012 @ 08:19 PM (EST) Posted by Chrissy

I live in Carberry,Mb.And iam a dealer for The Pink Solution. If you are interested in some i have 5litre pails and small containers.I also have in my stock the Mothers Choice in various sizes.I have a car cleaning business and I use it for detailing vehicles.And i use it in our home.Iam blown away by this product and how it cleans so many things.If your interested please e-mail me at 2merrbear@gmail.com or 1-204-834-3595

Sunday December 09, 2012 @ 06:33 PM (EST) Posted by Merrilynn OlmsteadSe

I have used the pick solution for years ever since you supplied Costco when they opened in Burnaby B.C.
I love the product , however much to my surprise when I opened the bucket today there is about a cup of
what looks like water. Very displeased about that . What is the matter here.
e-mail rodon@telus.net

Thursday January 03, 2013 @ 06:36 PM (EST) Posted by R. Nelson
Thursday January 03, 2013 @ 06:37 PM (EST) Posted by R. Nelson

I just found water in my bucket of the solution , what is going on . I have used this product for years
is this safe .
rodon@telus.net

Thursday January 03, 2013 @ 06:43 PM (EST) Posted by R. Nelson

I have tried Pink Solution. Spilled computer ink on my carpet — Pink Solution removed!!
It also removed an old tea stain. As well, coffee stains were gone. I even poured some red wine on the carpet piece to test — gone in a flash!!! So, as a stain remover, this is the best product I have found — you are going to like the results!!! Ronald

Thursday January 31, 2013 @ 10:11 AM (EST) Posted by Ronald

My dog used to lay up against our white couch. I rented a carpet/upholstery cleaner and the upholstery cleaning solution and tried my best to get the stains out. I was ready to toss the couch when I remembered my Pink Solution. I wetted the fabric, rubbed in PS full strength, rinsed well (used my wet-vac to suck out the moisture). The couch looked like brand new.
I also used it to remove cooking grease stains that had been in a pair of shorts that had been through our wash several times using Spray’N Wash without success.
It has worked so well for me over the years that ever time I pass the Pink Solution booth at our local Vancouver Exhibition (The PNE) I have to stop and sell a bucket to anyone who is there listening to the PS salesperson.
I’m a believer. I have seen too many cases of not getting stains out with other “stain removers” only to have PS take out the stains easily.

Friday February 01, 2013 @ 02:26 PM (EST) Posted by Larry in Vancouver, BC

I know pink solution is a great product, my mom bought it at costco years ago and it last forever. So I came across it at London Drugs, I guess they sell it in the small and large containers regularly. i live in Calgary, Alberta

Monday February 11, 2013 @ 02:40 PM (EST) Posted by CJ

I am most interested in using it for dishes and in my dishwasher but can’t find recommendations on how to. If you have used this successfully for these please tell me what to mix and how much to use.

Thursday February 21, 2013 @ 09:37 PM (EST) Posted by Dawn

This is a great comment thread and I found all the comments very helpful! Thanks for looking into
PS on your blog. I have a tub that I haven’t really used regularly and my cleaning lady keeps insisting on sneaking traditional chemical cleaners into my kitchen and bathroom :) I have been trying to get her to use Norwex cloths but with no luck I am hoping I can convert her to PS for all the deep cleaning.

Sunday April 07, 2013 @ 08:15 PM (EDT) Posted by CL

The guy at Costco told me to take a scoop out of the tub and just throw it into the dishwasher. I tried that this evening. Still waiting for the outcome.

Sunday April 21, 2013 @ 11:46 PM (EDT) Posted by Heather

This product is great!
Just brought a tub from Costco; I was trying to remove water stains on my fibreglass trailer which I had painted last year. I tried different cleaners to no avail. I didn’t want to use harsh chemical to avoid desolving the polyurethane paint.
1)Apply P.S. with a damp sponge pad,
2)a little elbow grease;
all the streaks came off!

I will put on some clear coat over the paint so water stains will come off easier in the future.

Tuesday June 11, 2013 @ 11:38 AM (EDT) Posted by John from Toronto

While sprucing up some outdoor furniture, I inadvertently spilled a can of exterior oil-based stain down the front of me… while wearing shorts, a tank top and flipflops!! With my shirt sticking to me and stain pooling over my feet, I managed to wipe the front of my legs and make it to the laundry room where I had no idea how to clean myself up…. and then I thought of PS!! With the help of an old electric toothbrush and PS, I was squeaky clean 45 minutes later!! Was just glad I didn’t get it all over my hair – would have had to shave myself bald!!

Thursday June 27, 2013 @ 08:35 PM (EDT) Posted by Joy

I have to say cleaning with Pink solution is good. I usually mix it the Heavy duty way and at 35 cents a bottle how could you go wrong. I have found it cleans up most items from Oil, Grease, Dog/Cat Urine. Sometimes you have to use a little elbow grease to get some of those tough stains off. To be quite honest though I would probably use something Like Melaleuca for your dishwasher/Laundry soap.

Sunday July 07, 2013 @ 11:45 PM (EDT) Posted by Tim

I bought a container and was wondering where it should be stored not sure if it should be kept in a cool dry area.

Wednesday July 17, 2013 @ 06:43 PM (EDT) Posted by miz maryane

I just purchased some Pink Solution at Costco and I’m still learning what it does well. I had some ink stains from a leaky ball point pen on a favorite skirt and tried using Mothers Choice as well as the soap bar on it and nothing worked. I ended up throwing it out. Has anyone else been successful with ink stains?

Sunday July 21, 2013 @ 03:05 PM (EDT) Posted by Donna

After my initial purchase this week from Costco, I was told that their has been issues septic tanks plugging up from the cocoanut oil. Apparently it solidifies when it is cold, and clogs drains over time similar to animal fats. It’s got me nervous about using pink solution as we live in the country and have our own well and septic system. Any comments of this please??

Friday July 26, 2013 @ 10:45 AM (EDT) Posted by Doris

If people do NOT want to tell you what they are selling you, you should not believe them. There are plenty of examples of that.
I would suggest that untill you know which components are in this “solution” and in which concentration, do NOT buy into it.

Thursday August 01, 2013 @ 06:41 PM (EDT) Posted by Timmo

I am really aprehensive of this. Generally if people do not tell you waht they sell you .. they have something to hide and often it is not good.
But it works and everyone is buying into it.

Thursday August 01, 2013 @ 06:48 PM (EDT) Posted by Timmo

We just bought a house with a ceramic stove top range, which was marked from the previous owner’s usage. I tried everything, including the commercial ceramic stove top cleansers, and nothing worked despite all the elbow grease I could add to the cause. I used the Mother’s Choice on it and with minimal effort, my stovetop is glistening. Not a mark on it!

Sunday August 18, 2013 @ 12:58 AM (EDT) Posted by Tracey
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