Cleaning the house is the part of being an adult I find the most tedious and I try to avoid it as much as I can. I am lucky that my eldest child is a bit of a clean freak (no idea where that came from but I’ll take it!). Knowing she is happy to scrub the fridge out, wash floors and wipe down every surface she can find let’s me hand over these chores relatively guilt free. I say relatively because the one thing that niggles me is thinking about her pristine young lungs being exposed to the harsh chemicals and odors in cleaning supplies.
I remember my dad using pure ammonia to scrub the floors in our downstairs laundry room. He wore a mask and we had to be out of the house for the whole day. The smell lingered for days, and our noses and eyes burned even though we had avoided the worst fumes. So the thought of my daughter on hands and knees, scrubbing my house gives me guilt, even though it’s her “thing”. It doesn’t matter if I tell her not to do it, I will find her with a bucket of sudsy, stinky water as she tackles some area of the house I prefer to ignore.
Now I don’t mind the smell of the lemony cleaners too much, but when Pine Sol came out with their new Lavender Pine Sol I had to get it. I mean, who doesn’t love the smell of lavender? The calming, soothing scent that is gentle on the senses and makes your whole house smell amazing. My girl was fully on board, being a lavender lover like her mom, and we set aside a wet and dreary Saturday morning to fill buckets and roll up our sleeves together.
We washed every surface in the house, removing fingerprints, paw prints and sticky spots, walls, banisters and floors, countertops and bathtubs. We were impressed. The tried, tested and true cleaning power of Pine Sol, but with a gentle appealing scent that did leave our house smelling clean and soothing. No astringent smell that would have been a dead giveaway to our morning’s chores, instead a fresh, calming and familiar scent our whole family loves. The house was clean, really clean, but smelled like we had hung bunches of dried lavender all over the place.
So if you like the idea of your house NOT smelling like a hospital, check out Pine Sol’s new line of scents, like me I bet you’ll be pleasantly surprised! I’m thinking of trying them all!
ORIGINAL: 828 mL, 1.41 L, 4.25 L, 5.18 L
LAVENDER: 828 mL, 1.41 L, 5.18 L
LEMON: 828 mL, 1.41 L
MANDARIN: 828 mL, 1.41 L
SPARKLING WAVE: 1.41 L