Product Type: Zoflora in Homeware
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When The Floor Cleaner Was Promoted Up High
Zoflora Citrus Fresh
Member Name: Nar2
Zoflora Citrus Fresh
Advantages: Cheap price, long lasting results if left alone in a room, antibacterial qualities, many scents.
Disadvantages: Slightly alcoholic,Flammable, doesn't clean the air but masks obvious heavy odours.
"Zoflora," seems to be an industrial, commercial and domestic favourite when it comes to cleaning floors. The small glass bottles of the wonder stuff means that in its concentrated form, you can get several buckets of the stuff diluted to water which hardly takes half of the original contents in the bottle away. Whilst these days consumers tend to use the latest thing when it comes to cleaning liquids and potions, Zoflora still sells, mainly on its recognition, its worth and its strong and long-lasting various scents available. Briefly, Zoflora has been available to buy since the 1970's, certainly in this country.
** Pricing and Scents **
So I was surprised when I saw Zoflora Antibacterial Room Fragrance staring back at me on one of the shelves at my local privately owned Pound shop. At just £1 you could assume that a 100ml bottle just won't last the period of time, compared to other similar antibacterial pressurized sprays such as "Neutradol" room spray, "Dettol Neutra Air," and SC Johnson's "Oust," products all of which come in 250ml to 300ml sized tins. The difference here is that this is a natural spray and it isn't pressurized. The bottle is also a clear plastic so you know when you are running out of this wonder liquid. Handy! And whereas those sprays claim to do more than just freshen a room, this is purely a room freshener - which an added bonus of antibacterial agents set into its formula.
Other shops such as privately owned Pharmacy plus one other "Moss" pharmacy have this product on sale too, but with a mark up of between 25p and 30p. Poundstretchers also have this on sale between 99p and £1-20 so it does pay to shop around. If for example your Pharmacy or similar don't stock it, anywhere you can buy the floor cleaning liquid (which is distinctly different as it comes in an annoyingly glass bottle, not handy when it drops to the floor and breaks!) you can usually find this spray sitting next to it as an added company product incentive.
** Design and Look **
This product comes in a permanently designed bottle, either for the "Citrus Fresh" version and the "Bouquet" scented version. The bottle is a tall thin plastic see through 100ml sized bottle with a clear round plastic top which has its own encased wall for the spray head. The spray button itself is all in white.
Design wise, the bottle carries the same traditional look of Zoflora emblems, so look out for the main "Zoflora" emblem in white lettering on a green oval with a secondary yellow highlighting around the same oval. Above this sits the version's scent whilst below this, proudly and discreetly displays the product name and in a small green rectangle, a claim or promise to kill germs on contact. Thereafter you'll see a half cut orange surrounded by limes. The Bouquet version carries various flowers and has the word "Bouquet" written above the main emblem of the brand. Throughout the entire bottle, you'll find that most of the important information is either written on a green background with white lettering, or green lettering on a yellow background - the look of the bottle is almost clinical and fuss free - which adds substance to its already established and recognised name and company emblem.
Other varieties of Zoflora Antibacterial spray exist in:
Rose, Sweetpea, Wallflower, Rain Fresh, Lily Fresh, Lilac,
Hyacinth, Flowershop, Cool & Fresh and Springtime.
** Using It **
I have found that this is actually a great spray to be used in virtually any area in the home. The scents that I have bought in the past have been the "Citrus Fresh," and "Bouquet" scent. The latter scent is the strongest and if you like flowery scents then that is the one for you. The "Citrus Fresh," however is my most favourite, not because it smells like someone has peeled a couple of oranges in the room, but because there are other tones of citrus fruit here ranging from lemon and lime as well as the main "head" of orange. Although both scents are equally fresh and fragrant, it's the "Citrus Fresh," that I adore because after one full spray from this product, it's all you really need to refreshen a room. That's the key to this formula though. The more air you have in the room the more "scent" freshness I can detect but spray it into a room with virtually no ventilation and the air becomes fresh with the scent but overly alcoholic therefore suggesting it needs some ventilation to linger and settle.
Infact the product does warn (and there are several bullet points of "Caution" warnings when in use around the other side of the bottle), that the spray must be used in "well ventilated" areas.
Infact I think the scent is quite close to Bouchard Gel freshener Orange variety, although you can smell a distinctive touch of anti-bacterial agent in the Zoflora spray but only for example if you spray continuously - more often than not the antibacterial agent is subtle but if like me, you're a fan of using scents through air freshener sprays and the like, which have an antibacterial agent within its make up, it is possible to detect an antiseptic kind of a scent which is neutral but apparent against the citrus "flavours" hitting the nostrils.
After say 15 minutes, and you leave the room the spray has just been activated in, when I walk back into the room, I can still smell those oranges and that added freshness. The best room in the house that I have found so far has been the kitchen and the bathroom, particularly if you happen to install a bottle on the toilet cistern roof. Because of its small size, it is quite a discreet bottle and that spray action is quiet in operation, handy for anyone visiting the loo who is embarrassed with personal smells that they have left and don't want the host to hear they are spraying!
For tobacco smells however this air freshener spray does a good job although it won't clear the air, but rather mask the smell of stale cigarettes instantly but long term more sprays are needed to get rid general tobacco odours.
** Antibacterial Use **
For antibacterial use, I spray two times in and around the kitchen bin. This substance is flammable (so don't go waving it in front of a flame) but it doesn't mark the plastic on the bin, and it is very useful to use around anywhere really that emits bad odours, so if you have a child or a little sibling with stinky feet this could well be spray in the area of offending foot wear, for example.
** Conclusion **
This spray is not intended to be used wholly on household furnishings. It just happens to be a room air freshener which has an antibacterial formula added as a bonus. The bottle claims to "kill germs on contact," and although I have not witnessed this, from time to time flies that have flown around the room seem to steer clear once this spray has been added! It doesn't seem to kill insects but it seems to stun them for a few seconds before they fly off somewhere else on their merry way. One to two sprays is sufficient, as the formula seems to emulate the power of Zoflora's recognised floor cleaning liquid - a lot goes a very long way indeed. Thanks for reading. İNar2 2007.
Thornton & Ross Limited
Tel: 0044 01484 842217
Summary: Another great product from Zoflora!
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