One positive thing that has happened due to COVID-19 is it has helped many industries look to see how we are cleaning and disinfecting and how we have gotten lazy. I have taken a look to how I can protect my clients in a sustainable way. To clean and disinfect this way forever. To protect my clients not just from COVID but even the flu or getting the common cold in my massage room. This is including many little changes. But one thing that has been challenging … financially is using my hospital grade disinfectant to be disinfecting my door handles, the sinks, the massage tables, etc. It is just not necessary. So I started doing research for a disinfectant that can clean all the little things while leaving the Tuberculocide for my massage cups and stones.
A few things that i have considered while doing my research. I need a cleaner and disinfectant that is natural. I never want to have to dress that the woman the the picture above when I am cleaning. What is the point of protecting me from one problem if the product will hurt me worse. Also availability is very important. So many stores were running out of cleaners and rubbing alcohol. And third I am looking for a product that has a little environmental impact. I stumbled upon Force of nature. The initial cost is expensive. From $60 to $100 depending how many refills you get. However I was spending $80 every other month so this is still saving money. However the best part is the refills cost only a $1 per bottle! You add water into the machine then add the little refill pouch (which is recyclable). It takes 10 minutes to do it’s magic. Then I add it to a refillable bottle. BTW the bottle have a very nice spray!!!
It kind smells like a pool. Even though it does not contain bleach. It contains HYPOCHLOROUS ACID and SODIUM HYDROXIDE. Which is only lasts for 2 weeks. But I have been going through them within that time since I have been using it everywhere!
What can you use it for? I have been using it to disinfect my massage table, stools, chairs, massage bottles. The fine mist also have been getting on the floor. I like that it doesn’t leave a residue like my other disinfectant.
I have been using it to clean and disinfectant the bathroom sink and toilet. It has been shown to even works of soap scum, which I don’t think i have so I have not tried it. For the tub and sink I like to combine it with Bon Ami but you can also use baking soda for a bit of scrubbing power.
I also started using it in my kitchen. It have been shown to work as well as 409 on grease. I use it on the counters, sink, and sometimes the floors. And after reading the tips, I started spraying my sponges and European dish clothes to get rid of the weird funk that starts after awhile.
It is great for pet messes and smells. I have tried nature’s miracle but there is so much perfume and I dislike to smell. I have tried vinegar and baking soda. Bleach seemed to be the only thing that worked and I hate using bleach! So now I use it for their accidents and I spray the litter box after I clean it. The plastic of the litter boxes can absorb smell.
Since I have been keeping a bottle in the laundry room for the litter boxes I have started using it to clean the top part of the washing machine after running a empty cycle of baking soda and vinegar. I do not like cleaning vinegar, I just use regular vinegar. Which is also great to put in the rinse cycle with every load.
So what can’t it do? Apparently wood. Well you could use it but it can make it look dull. So for now I have been using BONA for my wood cleaning needs. So anything that works while simplifying how many products I use is what I want to use! So I highly recommend this product. I have been using if for a few months now and have been very happy with the results!
From their website: “Force of Nature can be used virtually anywhere in your house for any job requiring cleaning, deodorizing or disinfecting. In the kitchen, Force of Nature cleans sticky messes, grease & grime while killing odors & germs like Salmonella when used as directed. Use it on your counters (including sealed stone like granite, marble, quartz, wood, laminate), glass, appliances (including on stainless steel), even on your baby’s high chair tray & cutting boards. On glass & stainless steel, because Force of Nature has no drying accelerants like ammonia or alcohol based cleaners do, wipe with a clean cloth or paper towel until the surface is completely dry. In the bathroom, Force of Nature kills 99.9%* of germs when used as directed, and also kills odors & removes soap scum. Use it on all your bathroom surfaces including grout, tile, sealed marble, porcelain, glass and high touch areas like doorknobs and faucets. For surfaces where you currently use an abrasive like a scrub brush (for example with soap scum), with Force of Nature you simply use the same brush. Depending on surface porosity & build up, you may need a mild abrasive like baking soda with your scrub brush the 1st few times. Force of Nature is also great in the nursery for diaper pails, changing pads, and baby toys. In pet areas, Force of Nature cleans, disinfects & deodorizes stains and odors with no harmful residues or fumes. Use on kitty litter, pet toys, bedding, even pet accidents on rugs. Always 1st test for color-fastness in an inconspicuous spot & let dry before proceeding.”