Because every woman on the two-week wait wants to know….
A few months ago, I wrote a post on here that you just LOVED….about Pine Sol. Go figure….I mean, I never imagined a cleaning product would gain such a passionate following.
And then I realized why…
It wasn’t the Pine Sol.
It was the Pine Sol pregnancy test that caught your eye.
So I thought I’d conduct a little experiment – to give the Pine Sol home pregnancy test a shot. After all, there are stranger tests that work…and stranger urban legends that are true.
I’m not a doctor, or any type of medical professional. I’m a woman who loves a clean house and a little piney freshness. Do NOT take this as medical advice. It’s not. It’s just good clean (go ahead and roll your eyes at that pun) fun…
I’ve got a few pregnant friends, but just couldn’t work up the gumption to ask them to pee in Pine Sol. Just seemd a little crazy – even for me. As a thoroughly non-pregnant woman, I can promise you that when I tried the home pregnancy test with Pine Sol, NOTHING happened. Sure, the color changed – it got lighter. But yeah… no crazy colors.
You can do the same experiment I did. Here’s a list of what I used, what I should have used, and what you will need, along with a detailed step-by-step guide to your very own Pine Sol home pregnancy test.
Pine Sol Pregnancy Test
- 1 pregnant woman
- 1 non-pregnant woman
- 1 bottle of Pine Sol
- 2 clear or white disposable cups
- A digital camera
- Enough guts (or stupidity) to share the results online
- First-morning urine (because every stick you pee on needs it, and so does your doc…)
- Convince your hormonal pregnant friend, or self, to do this experiment. Eat the same foods as each other the day before, and keep your activity levels about equal (pedometers are great for this).
- Have the pregnant and non-pregnant subjects pee in the disposable cups first thing in the morning.
- Add ¼ cup undiluted Pine Sol.
- Watch for a magic color change to take place.
- Take a picture of the pee in a cup and send it to each other. Compare results.
- Desperately hunt for a sanitary way to get rid of your disposable cup – I suggest pouring the pee in the toilet and throwing the cup into your bathroom waste bin.
- Realize you’ve been had – cheers to another wacky pregnancy test, blasted all over the internet, and a good laugh with an old friend.
Wondering why it doesn’t work? Because the only way to detect pregnancy is with HCG – a hormone that shows up only in pregnant women, and has NO chemical reaction with Pine Sol. Sorry ladies, the joke’s on you…
For some real uses for Pine Sol, check out my earlier article on unusual uses for this great product. If you just love to clean and a good all-purpose solution is your best friend, look at my latest piece on Windex. Trust me, you’ll be amazed how versatile that Smurf-colored cleaning spray can be.
And unlike a Pine Sol pregnancy test, it’s actually useful…