Product Type: Zoflora in Homeware
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Zoflora Citrus Fresh
Member Name: redhead78
Zoflora Citrus Fresh
Advantages: Easy to use, versatile, smells great, excellent value
Disadvantages: None for me
When I was growing up my mum always used to use Zoflora as a disinfectant for cleaning our house and I used to love the smell of it. Even though I use regular kitchen cleaners to clean my kitchen I was a bit worried that I never actually disinfected it (I hate the smell of bleach so only use that down the toilets) and now that my little nephew is crawling and into EVERYTHING I decided it was time to take action to make sure he wouldn't pick up any bugs or germs from my kitchen.
Because my mum had always used this in the past (although she uses the floral one), when I saw a bottle of the Zoflora Antibacterial Spray in Citrus Fresh in my local Home Bargains shop for just £1 I didn't hesitate to pop it in my basket. I opted for the citrussy fragrance rather than the floral ones as I generally prefer fresher scents around my home. I'd hoped that it would leave my kitchen smelling nice and lemony clean but it turns out it actually smells more orangey than lemony - never mind, still better than having a grimy kitchen or one that smells of flowers!
As we as an antibacterial spray you can also buy Zoflora as a concentrated liquid which you add to hot water, but I thought the spray would be much handier and simpler to use as all you have to do is squirt it onto the surface you want to clean and then wipe with a damp cloth. For the price you get 100ml of product which looks quite a small amount but a little really does go a long way with this spray so it lasts for a long time. I've had mine for about 6 or 7 weeks now and with weekly use in my kitchen (about 5 metres of worktop, hob, cabinet door fronts, sink, oven doors and floor) it is now about half empty (ok, ok, half full, I can be optimistic too!), so I think it's excellent value for money.
I think the reason this lasts so well is that it's a pump action spray rather than an aerosol so only a small amount comes out with each pump meaning you're less likely to use more than necessary. And this little spray really is easy to use. You just point it at the surface and then use a dampy, clean cloth to wipe it off again. It's quick, simply and fuss free which is always a bonus when it comes to cleaning!
As to my peace of mind that it's leaving my kitchen well disinfected and free of germs it presents no problems in this area. I don't tend to use it to clean dirt away, more to wipe down already cleaned surfaces for that extra deep cleanse and although I obviously can't see germs or bacteria to know whether they're gone or not I have no problem believing that this is doing what it's supposed to and getting rid of any nasties that may be lurking. It leaves any surface I use it on shiny and clean and smelling lovely.
It is also suitable for use in bathrooms, although I prefer a more aquatic/oceanic smell in there so I don't use it in that respect but I do use it to wipe down my door handles, my upvc window and door frames, my interior door frames and all the skirting boards when I do my monthly deep-clean and the fragrance that lingers behind is lovely. As I said, it's more orangey than lemony but it's still really nice and fresh and it lingers for ages afterwards, leaving everywhere smelling clean and lovely.
Obviously, being a cleaning product it is full of chemicals and so the little bottle is full of warnings about not breathing it in or spraying near flames, nor should you spray it onto fabrics or painted surfaces (although I use it on painted doorframes and skirting and it's always been fine). You should, obviously, keep it out of childrens reach and away from your eyes too.
All in all I'm very happy with my little bottle of Zoflora antibacterial spray and it leaves me safe in the knowledge that when my nephew comes to visit he can crawl on my kitchen floor without worrying that he's getting any invisible nasties on his hands. It's easy to use, the pump action spray dispenses just the right amount to avoid wastage and at £1 a bottle you really can't complain. The fragrance is lovely and fresh and clean and leaves your house smelling great for ages afterwards. I've already bought a couple more for when this runs out and I can see this being a constant in my kitchen cupboard from now on. Definitely recommended.
Summary: A great disinfectant that leaves your house smelling lovely and reassuringly clean
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