Frequently Asked Questions
PINERITE IS A DIFFERENT KIND OF SOAP.
Powder soap is a lot less expensive because it's concentrated. You aren't paying for water or other fillers. A little bit goes a long way. It's convenient to carry anywhere. The cleansing granules scrub into the nooks and crannies of your hands and fingernails. Pinerite doesn't freeze or separate.
The ingredients are all from nature without man made chemical intervention. Pine from trees, borax is a mineral, sodium soap is salt and naturally occurring fatty acids, lanolin is from sheep's wool.
Pine powder is literally made of pine branches and needles turned into a fine powder by our patented process.
The trees used to produce pine powder come from our own forest property.
No. Sawdust does not have the chemistry to make a good cleaner. We use mostly needles with high nutrient value in our patented process.
You can get many, many times more washes per jar of Pinerite than with liquid or paste soaps. A 10 ounce jar will supply up to 250 washes. It's ideal as an everyday soap replacement.
Yes. Pinerite gets off the worst oil, paint and grime without using harsh chemicals that are in many well-known heavy-duty hand cleaner brands.
Yes. Since it's safe to have in the kitchen you can use Pinerite to clean your sink and appliances, even your barbeque grill - no gloves needed. It gets off sticky residue, it's effective for cleaning walls and pet areas. The list is endless.
Yes. You can use Pinerite on your face. It is a superior soap to use as a whole body wash. Avoid getting it in your eyes.
The cleansing properties of pine have been known for centuries. In addition, pine has been used as poultices and for beneficial skin treatments.
Borax is a naturally occurring mineral long used as a cleaning agent, even in some toothpastes. Borax is alkaline - it softens water, neutralizes odors and is a disinfectant.
Lanolin is oil obtained from wool that has been sheared from sheep. It captures and holds moisture as you wash, keeping your skin soft.
Yes. We offer a 2-ounce jar that's great for your tool box, backpack, glove-box or handbag. The 10-ounce size is standard to keep handy next to the sink. With its easy grip shape, our 20-ounce container is known as Shop Size. The big 4-pound jug is ideal for refilling your soap dispenser.
We thin out overgrowth and harvest dying trees, leaving healthier ones to thrive. A healthy forest can better fight off insect infestations and resist wildfires.
Use Pinerite as often you would any hand soap. It cleans, softens, and refreshes skin. It is truly 'heavy duty' soap because it also scrubs away the worst dirt and grime better than the big name brands.
Yes. Clearing away dying trees and tree thinning help the forests thrive, now and into the future.
Yes. If your children are old enough to wash their own hands and don't generally eat soap, they can safely use Pinerite.
Pinerite has no artificial added fragrance. It won't leave an odor on your skin. Its scent is described as "woodsy", "earthy", "like soap", "pine-ish" ...
Yes. Pinerite is environmentally safe to use outside or near streams where you camp because there are no phosphates. It is all natural. Also, it doesn't freeze!
Check out the retail store locator map on our "Contact Us" page or shop our online store. Pinerite is sold nationally at automotive parts stores, paint store chains and hardware outlets as well as select natural food stores. Ask for it by name at your favorite shopping location.
Pinerite is 100% made in the USA, in the beautiful mountain State of Colorado.
Yes. Fishermen love it for just that reason. We hear from auto mechanics that Pinerite gets rid of diesel smell as well as from cooks that it clears onion and garlic odor from their hands.
Yes. Pinerite will be effective and useable, under ordinary storage conditions, for many years with no change in quality.
Yes. Pinerite is very economical because a little bit goes a long way. Also, you are not paying for water or unnecessary fillers.