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Pine O Cleen Glen 20

Pine O Cleen Glen 20

2.9 from 30 reviews

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carlaSouth East Queensland, QLD

Awful can’t believe this product is on the market so dangerous


Sprayed our house with using very little of the original glen 20 spray. As it is supposed to be an antibacterial spray. I sprayed while all doors and windows are open. Made my family very sick and still sick a week later. Have breathing problems.

Purchased in August 2019 at Woolworths for $7.00.

False Advertising


Glen 20 advertises that it "kills the cold virus". This is an impossible claim. Viruses are non-living. They are non-cellular and cannot reproduce without being inside a living cell. You cannot kill something that is not alive. Don't be paying money for something that cannot do what it claims.

Johanna Bradley

Johanna BradleyFar North Queensland, QLD

  • 8 reviews

Don't use too much


So my grandma used to stock up on this when it was on sale and she'd use like half a tin to spray out the toilet after grandad had been in there. The Glen 20 smell would fill the whole house and you start to really taste it in the back of your mouth. Now I can't go near the stuff without getting that nasty chemical taste from the air.
It's definitely better than general room sprays. Glen 20 does kill the germs, and you can use it to disinfect surfaces as well as fabrics etc. But I prefer a more natural product that does the same plus more... like a eucalyptus spray.

Purchased in January 2011 at Woolworths for $6.00.


GinniaHunter Region, NSW

  • 2 reviews

Glen 20


I always had Glen 20 on hand in case of sickness in household, had not used it for a few years, but the smell was overwhelming, in nose and throats ugh, won't try it again, something in it has changed dramatically

Purchased in April 2019 at Woolworths.

Huga S.

Huga S.Perth, WA

Glenn 20 smells revolting


Gpenn 20 countru scent It smells revolting..goes into the nose and thrpat. Tastes disgusting and doesn't get rid of bad smells. Only creates one yuck yuck yuck yuck and yuck

Purchased in May 2019.


oogaSouth East Queensland, QLD

Never Trust a Glen 20


Glen 20 is a dog of the highest level. Previously I used Glen 20 nearly every day for getting rid of any stench and even as deodorant sometimes (personally i think it works better than real deodorant but that is besides the point). Anyway i was doing gym when the glen 20 on the top of a shelf was knocked off and fell almost a full story onto my knee. The blunt force of the Glen 20 servery cut me. Today I have recovered from the incident however i still bare the scars of the trauma. I have vowed to never use Glen 20 again.

Do not trust glen 20 it will let you down..... it let me down

Purchased in April 1969 at Raw Pleasure for $0.07.

The reviewer stated that an incentive was offered for this review


GraemeGreater Melbourne (Outer), VIC

Do you know how dangerous this is?


Glen 20 according to Material Safety Data Sheets is up to 60% Ethanol. MSDS online says Ethanol is dangerous: The following should be worn whenever using ethanol: Respirator, Boots, Long rubber gloves, Industrial aprons, Overalls, Chemical safety goggles, Face shield. But we spray it around the house. It's really dangerous to breathe in Ethanol and Glen 20 is mostly Ethanol. The other major ingredients are at least as dangerous Propane up to 30% and Butane up to10%. There are natural products around that are just as effective and nowhere near as dangerous to our health.

Purchased in January 2019 at Woolworths for $6.80.


damienGippsland, VIC

  • 2 reviews

Only thing that worked


I am a 42yo that has suffered serverely from bad feet since 16 to the point of smelling them through my shoes and bleeding, my big toe nail died and the pain was extreme. I have spent 1000s on drs, speacialist and different medications all with no result. So l thought ld just try to soak in something, 1st thing l grabbed was pine o clean and no word of a lie, my feet are now perfect. I soaked them in a half/half solution 3 days a week for the 1st week. Honestly l had results the next day, l now give them a wash in it twice a month just to b sure but l honestly dont think l even need to do that. This stuff has changed my everyday life.

Purchased in December 2018.

Janine Sherry

Janine Sherry

  • 2 reviews
  • 1 like

Health hazard!!


I used to love this product. It kept the house clean with a pleasant smell. Now the formula (or at least one ingredient) has changed and it is causing extreme breathing difficulties. The smell catches in the back of the throat causing coughing and breathlessness. I'm now too frightened to use the product for fear of not being able to breathe. Bring back the original formula, this new one stinks.

Purchased in January 2019.



leaves a foul taste in mouth and pain in the throat.


It used to be my go to spray but something in the formula was changed and I can no longer use it. The taste it leaves in your mouth when walking through where you have sprayed it just so horrible. Why change an iconic product that used to be wonderful ?

What happened?


Used to be great. Now it leaves a foul taste in your mouth as soon as you spray it in a room or on a surface. Smells bad too. RIP Glen 20

Donna K

Donna KAU

  • 10 reviews

Best buy for disinfectant.


Ok. I disinfect I clean I scrub. But it never is truly finished until I glen 20 it. It's like a full stop after a sentence. Its knowing that you have touched all cases and the glen 20 is there to protect you and your family. Totally love it.



  • 273 reviews

Used to be better


This is an alright product that gets rid of germs however, it also has a different smell lately since they changed it to say pine o clean and now says dettol Glen 20 and it now smells similar to cologne or perfume



  • 6 reviews

Only spray to make my house smelling clean.


Have tried many air fresheners and they either smell disgusting or leave everything a bit wet after each spray. Glen 20 has a very pleasant smell that makes the house feel clean and refreshed.



it appears to me a neuro-hazard, respiratory hazard, it makes you feel irritable and it makes you feel dizzy, bitter taste when the cleaners spray the area it in mental health facility I work

This product is glen-tastic!


Great all-round anti viral/bacterial spray, especially on hard surfaces. Things like raw poultry make me cringe even after wiping down the surface with soap and water - with a follow up spray of Glen20 I know the surface is save. Great in the bathroom as a deodorant to mask horrible smells and clean the air. When you use this product the lovely scent tells you it's working.

Dangerous spray nozzle.


New spray nozzle is dangerous. The new spray nozzle squirts a stram of liquid instead of a mist. Floor tiles in wet areas become soaked and very slippery, why do manufacturers have to change things. There was nothing wrong with the old design.

Stephy B

Stephy BBacchus Marsh

  • 12 reviews

A great product I wouldn't be without


One of the few products I've stayed loyal to since moving out of home several years ago. It does the job and does it well. I use it all around the house and love it. A great range of scents - I like crisp linen and spring flowers. Lasts a while and can usually be found on special at coles or woolies. I've tried other brands (eg Woolworths select) but nothing compares to the quality of this product. A household staple for me.

Animal testing


Glen 20 still test on animals. Bloody discusting... I have loved using glen 20 but after finding out it is still testes on animals I will no longer be using it

Healthy or not?


Just wondering how good it is for out health... I walked into a small room where it had been used 5 min before.. I came out with a nasty taste in my mouth and an amount of numbing at the back of my throat..

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Questions & Answers

John L

John Lasked

According to the Glen 20 TV ad Glen 20 kills the common cold virus. If this is so how come we do not have a vaccine derived from your formula?

1 answer

Good question John, Iused this all the time once but the smell now is not a clean smell but almost toxic, gets up nose and in mouth

Maria P.

Maria P.asked

Is Glen 20 safe to use around cats

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Judith L
Judith L

Yes!Ethanol is toxic to cats.Most anti-bacterial sprays contain this.

Frederika Silc

Frederika Silcasked

Does glen 20 come in a pump spray? As it's not recommended to take pressure sprays on planes it would be great if a pump spray is available to take on holidays.


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