Protection you can trust

Experience the ultimate cleaning routine with Pine O Cleen and Glen 20! We provide protection you can trust, with our Pine O Cleen Multipurpose Disinfectant Wipes and Glen 20 Disinfectant Spray proven to kill 99.9% of germs* and viruses^. They’re great for disinfecting your workspace or home living area, helping to ensure you get a hygienic clean. Trust Pine O Cleen and Glen 20 to help keep your family protected from the spread of germs and viruses.

Getting your kids to practice good germ habits is a challenge – they can’t see germs so it’s easy to forget that they’re in so many places.

Germs can be spread on to your little ones at school, in public places, while playing outside, and even at home.
Fortunately, there are a few ways you can help even young children understand germs. If kids understand that germs can sometimes make them feel yucky and cause them to miss their favorite activities, they may be more likely to take precautions. Also point out that if they spread germs to others, the same could happen to their friends and family.

These tips will help you raise germ awareness, so your children will actively work at staying hygienic. Make sure you supervise your children at all times during these activities and have some fun together!


For kids, seeing is believing. You can show them exactly how germs spread with the glitter trick: just add some glitter to hand sanitiser, have one child use it, and then have everyone shake hands with everyone else.
This demonstrates how easily germs can spread from person to person with simple contact. You can even use different hand-shaking sequences—such as having the child who used the glitter sanitiser shake hands with someone, and that person shake with someone else, illustrating that you can catch germs even if you don’t have contact with the original germ carrier.


When you say “wash your hands” to your child, how long does the water run in the sink? Chances are, it’s about five seconds—just long enough to prove their hands are wet. However, according to the Center for Disease Control & Prevention (CDC), hand washing properly with soap and water is the single most effective way to prevent the spread of germs and keep kids from getting sick1. At home and at school, it’s essential to teach children proper hand washing techniques.


General cleaning and disinfecting for the places where kids play, eat, and learn is vital for minimising the spread of germs. But remember: while cleaning is important to help physically remove dirt and germs from objects or surfaces, disinfecting is how you can kill germs. You can help to ensure the killing of germs by using disinfectants and following the instructions on the label.
General cleaning and disinfecting for the places where kids play, eat, and learn is vital for minimising the spread of germs. But remember: while cleaning is important to help physically remove dirt and germs from objects or surfaces, disinfecting is how you can kill germs. You can help to ensure the killing of germs by using disinfectants and following the instructions on the label.


As a parent, you’ve probably heard yourself say, “Cover your mouth!” hundreds of times after someone coughs or sneezes. How many times until it sticks? The answer is a mystery—but it’s important to keep dishing out the reminders.
To minimise the spread of germs, the CDC recommends covering coughs and sneezes with a tissue2. If a tissue isn’t available, teach kids to cover with their elbow rather than their hands. Used tissues should be placed in a rubbish bin right away, and should not be placed on other surfaces.
With younger children, you can make proper sneezing etiquette a game. Demonstrate a bunch of different coughs and sneezes—with tissue, without tissue, into your hands, into the air, into your sleeve—and have your child tell you which ways are right and wrong.
For older kids…well, just keep reminding them. They’ll remember eventually.

Germs are sneaky little things. There are plenty of small places for them to hide in your home—and you may be surprised to learn just how germy your everyday items can get. These tips will help you uncover the little germ hideouts.

Check your kitchen sponge

Hands down, the humble kitchen sponge is one of the germy spots in your home. Some of the common methods for disinfecting sponges include soaking in lemon juice, bleach, or vinegar. Ideally, you should remember to replace it with a fresh one at least every two weeks.

Shedding light on switches, handles, and knobs

How many times every day does someone in your family turn a light on or off, open or close a door, or grab something out of the fridge or cabinet? This is one of the small places you get around the home with high germ concentrations that no one ever thinks to clean. There’s an easy solution. Simply wipe down these high-traffic areas with Pine O Cleen Disinfectant Wipes each day to help prevent the spread of germs and help maintain a hygienic home.

The enemy in your electronics

Perhaps more so than doorknobs and light switches, many people don’t think about how much contact is made with remote controls, computer keyboards, and most importantly, mobile phones. The good news is that ridding your household of these germs is just as easy as cleaning knobs and switches. Simply wipe the surfaces of remotes, keyboards, and mobile phones with disinfecting wipes, and you can happily type and talk away. Please remember to read pack instructions before using on electronics.


With a little smart sleuthing, you can force even the sneakiest germs out of these spots for a hygienic home.

Once you become a parent, it’s easy for “me-time” to end up at the bottom of your to-do list. With working, looking after your baby, feeding, shopping and house cleaning to do, finding time for yourself can take a backseat. It’s important to remember that being a parent in itself is a full-time job, and just like every other job, you need to take a break to recharge your batteries. While your house won’t clean itself, these house cleaning tips will help streamline your household cleaning to ensure you can squeeze some “me-time” into your day.

Schedule it

Know what you need to get done to stay on track throughout the week. If Sunday is your rest day (or the closest thing to it), take a moment to set a schedule for the week. Stick to the schedule as best you can, but don’t get stressed if you fall a little behind—this usually just means you spent some valuable time tending to your little one.

Keep cleanliness within reach

You’ll come to know which areas are most frequently in need of a quick pick-up. Keep the household cleaning products you know you’re going to need nearby, so that you’re able to knock these spots off of the list when you get a spare second or when it makes sense to take care of it.

Tuck a packet of disinfectant wipes away in each room for convenient house cleaning and touch-ups throughout the week. When you have a few minutes to spare, you can wipe down the kitchen work tops, cabinets, windowsills or any shelves.

For instance, put a container of Pine O Cleen Disinfectant Wipes near your home changing station (out of reach of children) or on a high shelf near where your child# plays with (and leaves) their toys, so that you’re always ready to help fight germs. A quick wipe of the toys, followed by a rinse, and they’re all set to be played with again. Always read the label and follow the directions for use.

Minimise clutter

Minimising the clutter in your home is an essential house-cleaning tip and makes house cleaning more efficient. Keep surfaces and counters as clear as possible so you won’t waste time moving objects around and putting them back. This way, you can quickly wipe surfaces down with a disinfectant wipe or disinfectant cleaner. Get into good habits of putting things away once you finish with them, and throw any toys from the floor into an unused laundry basket, to make vacuuming or mopping the floor much quicker, too.

Work together

Delegate tasks for maximum efficiency. There’s always going to be a mountain of tasks to take care of once the baby has arrived. Having your partner or children involved will make sure the cleaning is done in a fraction of the time. You can assign easier jobs for the kids like picking up toys or, for older children, dusting and wiping the table after dinner.

Choose the right cleaning products

Choosing the right cleaning products can make a big difference to your house cleaning routine. Multi-purpose cleaners can help streamline your household cleaning, helping you save time from hunting around for different products. When used as directed, Pine O Cleen Multipurpose Cleaner kills 99.9% germs/bacteria^ as per the label, and can be used to clean hard surfaces like kitchen counters, bathroom sinks and the high chairs of children over 12 months.*

<^E.coli, Salmonella

*Rinse all food contact surfaces and toys with potable water after use.

Clean top to bottom

It’s a good idea to clean each room from top to bottom, especially in the bathroom and kitchen. This way, if dust or debris is knocked onto the floor as you clean the surfaces, it can all be swept up together afterwards. Save the sinks until the end – in case you need to rinse your hands – and clean the floor using Pine O Cleen Antibacterial Floor Cleaner. Logically thinking through the order you do your house cleaning will speed things up so you have more time to spend on yourself.

Getting used to having a new baby at home can be tiring and it takes some time to find your rhythm. Hopefully, by using some of the house cleaning tips above, you will be able to speed up your house cleaning routine so that you can enjoy a little more time for yourself.

#Children over 12 months

As every parent knows, many of these much-loved toys will often spend a lot of time in their little ones’ mouths – which means keeping them clean is essential. Many parents also want to clean their baby toys without bleach, which is why all the methods below are chlorine bleach free. Please remember to refer to the manufacturer’s instructions on cleaning each toy too.

So just how do we clean baby toys in a way that ensures they don’t just look clean, but are properly disinfected? And how do we clean those tricky baby toys that can’t be washed in the washing machine or dishwasher?

Disinfecting baby toys

The way you disinfect your baby’s toys will depend on the type of toy and what it’s made from. For example, you’ll need to clean some baby toys simply by hand, but others will be able to go into the washing machine or dishwasher. And for those toys that can’t be machine washed, you’ll need to use an appropriate spray or cleaning solution to ensure they’re disinfected. Find the appropriate instructions for how to disinfect your baby’s toys below.

How to clean plastic toys

You can clean some small plastic toys that don’t have batteries in your dishwasher. With a little detergent and hot water, your toys will be cleaned. Just always make sure that the toy doesn’t have any batteries or delicate parts that may be damaged easily. Remember that rubber should never go in the dishwasher as it may not withstand the heat.

How to clean dishwasher-friendly toys

You can clean some small plastic toys that don’t have batteries in your dishwasher. With a little detergent and hot water, your toys will be cleaned. Just always make sure that the toy doesn’t have any batteries or delicate parts that may be damaged easily. Remember that rubber should never go in the dishwasher as it may not withstand the heat.

How to clean baby toys that can’t be washed in the washing machine or dishwasher

To clean and disinfect hard, non-porous baby toys that have batteries or can’t be washed in the washing machine, simply wipe down with a cloth using a solution of soap and warm water. Dry, and then wipe down with a Pine O Cleen Simply Disinfectant Wipe. Finally, wipe the toy down using just water and dry with a clean cloth properly before handing back to the baby. For larger toys, use Pine O Cleen Simply Multipurpose Cleaner Spray then rinse with water after use. Whichever product you use, always remember to follow the label instructions.

Ensuring baby’s toys are clean is bound to be a high priority, but it needn’t be a source of worry. With these simple instructions, you’ll have peace of mind that your child is playing in a hygienically clean zone.

Our bedrooms may seem like the cosiest places on earth. After all, we do spend around a third of our lives sleeping in them. But they can in fact be a breeding ground for bacteria.

The amount of time we spend in our bedrooms combined with the fact they tend to be decorated with soft furnishings means they can be a haven for dirt and bacteria. Follow our tips for how to clean a bedroom with Pine O Cleen.

Cleaning your bedsheets and pillowcases

There’s nothing better than diving into fresh, clean bedding, but not everyone loves cleaning their sheets. When we spend so much time in our beds however, our beds can become a hothouse for skin cells, sweat and therefore bacteria.

What’s more, cleaning our bedding with detergent doesn’t always remove germs like we may think. For this, use a laundry sanitiser such as Pine O Cleen Laundry Sanitiser, which removes 99.9% of bacteria^.

^ E. coli, S. aureus

Wiping down hard surfaces

If you need to know how to clean your bedroom quickly, keep some Pine O Cleen Disinfectant Wipes nearby for dusty surfaces. Use them to go over your bedside tables, shelves and window sills when necessary. You can also use them to disinfect handles and doorknobs.

Cleaning toys

If you’re cleaning a child’s bedroom, you’ll likely find that it is littered with toys. Though these can make your little one happy, they can also be a breeding ground for germs.

Cleaning floors

When it comes to cleaning your floor, spend extra time vacuuming under the bed as well as behind furniture that could have collected a lot of dust over time. For your floors, you should try to clean every week or so in order to get rid of the dust and germs that gather. To sanitise and disinfect it too, use Pine O Cleen Antibacterial Floor Cleaner.

Please note: Always use Pine O Cleen products as directed on the label.


Our bedrooms should be a happy place to retreat to and relax. Make sure that yours is not only pleasant to look at, but cleaned from dust, germs and dirt with a little help from Pine O Cleen.

Everyone wants a sparkling clean home for entertaining guests. Learning how to clean a bathroom fast can make having guests that much more enjoyable. A clean bathroom is as easy as these six quick steps.

Minute 1: Prepare

Gather cleaning cloths, sponges, glass cleaner, Pine O Cleen Multipurpose Spray, mop and bucket, Pine O Cleen Antibacterial Liquid Disinfectant, a toilet brush and Pine O Cleen All in One Gel.

Minutes 2-3: Toilet

• Spray outside the toilet with the Pine O Cleen Multipurpose Spray.

• Squirt Pine O Cleen All in One Gel inside the bowl and scrub with the toilet brush, then leave for 10 minutes.

• While the cleaner is working inside the bowl, wipe down the outside of the toilet, including underneath the seat and behind the toilet.

• Wipe everything clean.


Minutes 4-7: Bathtub and/or Shower

• Spray the entirety of shower walls and bathtub with the Pine O Cleen Multipurpose Spray – don’t forget the showerhead and drain!

• Wipe down. Be sure to get in crevices to get the true look of a clean bathroom.

Minute 8: Mirror

• Spray the mirror with a glass cleaner.

• In a side-to-side motion starting at the bottom of the mirror, wipe up the glass cleaner and avoid streaking

Minute 9: Sink

• Spray inside and outside the basin as well as the faucet with the bathroom cleaner.

• Scrub away toothpaste stains around the faucet and in the sink and wipe up any dust or grime that accumulated.

Minute 10: Floor

• Mop the floor with a combination of multipurpose solution like Pine O Cleen Antibacterial Liquid Disinfectant and warm water.

• Starting with the point furthest from the door, mop in a side-to-side motion.

On your way out, flush the toilet bowl and take a look at your sparkling clean bathroom!

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