My elderley mother always uses it, but I always get sick with it soon as she does.They used it in our local bank yesterday for the Covid virus and I have been sneezing ever since and all night with bad hay fever and no sleep and after effects. I have high triggers for chemicals in products and I trust my body warning me to avoid, but in this instant in a closed building I had no choice about being exposed to it. If I wanted to I could do better sniffing ethanol at the petrol pump.
Purchased in April 2020.
The stupidity on this page hurts to read. Glen20 is great.
Glen 20 is 60% ETHANOL.......... ethanol is pretty much just ALCOHOL... which yes, does kill germs, and viruses.......... it is irrelevant if viruses can typically be considered "alive" or not, alcohol will destroy it.... it is still just DNA or RNA coated with protein and even if it is inactive outside a host? Alcohol will kill it............. that's why we use 'alcohol wipes' to clean utensils, temperature probes, and human skin prior to tattoos or piercings......... but for god sake DON'T use it as deodorant........... and yes, it may damage some plastics in the manner of a solvent.
Purchased in March 2020.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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 ?
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.
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