Product Type: Zoflora in Homeware
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Zoflora Citrus Fresh
Member Name: kaitlinsmummy
Zoflora Citrus Fresh
Advantages: Kills most bacterias and viruses, freshens, cleans almost everywhere.
Quite recently we decided that now was the time to get our long search for puppy, with our beautiful Belle arriving last weekend from a small village in Wales.
I have never had a dog myself, with my parents being cat people, which compared to my Belle are almost completely self sufficient, as it really is like having a new baby in the house!
Alongside all the things i never realised i would need to deal with (chewing random things, biting, crying at night.....), there is the constant smell and knowledge that at least 1/2 of my laminate flooring has at some point been either pooed or tinkled on by an over zealous border collie pup!
I was actually a bit concerned as to what i could mop my floor with, as i have noticed that she does have a thing about licking surfaces, and as a "new mum" in the puppy world, i did want to do right by her!
After visiting a "doggie forum", i found that many newbies like myself had the same feelings, and found out that Zoflora 9in whichever sent it comes!) is the most pet safe floor cleaner to be using.
This is quite an old fashioned product to use, i remember my mum using this when i was a kid, and always involkes quite a nostalgic feeling when i smell or see it.
The bottle this product comes in is a small glass bottle, which when seen looks as if you haven't really had that much value for your money, but due to just how concentrated this stuff is a little goes a long way!
Depending on what scent you have (there are loads available to buy, with there even being festive scented ones!), thats the thing that hits your nose when the bottle is opened, with this partiuclar one having a very strong orange/lime scent to it, though do be careful if you get some on your skin, i did with some rose scented one, and my workmates kept asking if i could smell polish!
To use (and especially were my dog is concerned), it states that the strict instructions should be adhered to, so i had to be quite vigilant with measurements.
One capful should be diluted as a "1 in 40" ratio, meaning that one capful equates to 140ml of cleaning fluid, though i did use a bit more water per capful....just incase!
The scent of this stuff is quite strong in concentrated form, but once diluted down is strong enough to remove and cover doggie and kiddy smells (which i now have both in abundance!), but not so strong that it is breath taking!
This product is claimed to be a "3 in 1" product, but when reading the blurb on the box it is actaully a "2 in 1" product (it doubles up on one of the claims!).
The killing of bacteria and viruses is of course a biggie for me, not only to keep the health of my puppy safe (especially until complete innoculated!), but also for my children, there is a fair few accidenst toilet wise from Belle, and for me bacteria is a concern, though all my kids are bothered about is the smell (Belle seems to wait until they are having dinner to do her buisness!), which again this stuff gets rid of and freshens up fantastically, and last long after using it too!
This product claims to kill 99.9% of bugs including, E-Coli, MRSA, salmonella, listeria and influenza to name but a few, and all bugs that i deal with at work too (think the NHS could do with investing in this product!), so i feel more confident after use that i am cleaning the areas more than sufficiently for all of my babies use!
The list of areas that this stuff can be used on is immense, with the only area this stuff can't be used being polished wood, though do stick to the diluting guidelines!
This can be used neat in ceramic and metal sinks, drains and toilet bowls, diluted down as a wipe/ mopping mixture, or diluted and bottled to use in spray form, this really is a very versatile product to have.
In regards to my usage, this stuff is perfectly fine to use in and around hard pet surfaces, as long as the product has had time to dry completely before your pet walks on it, or has the chance to ingest it.
The scent is fantastic is probably almost as important to me as the bug killing properties, once used i find the scent lingers on for quite some time after use, which is certainly appreciated with such an ecclectic (and sometimes smelly!) mix of people and pets!
Price wise this stuff again is an old fashioned product, at an old fashioned price, with Poundland having a wide range of scents available to buy (for the smarty pants out there these are available for £1.00, lol!), though Wilkinsons do have some for sale too (not sure how extensive the range is, my sister discovered the bargain), with my bottle costing just 75p, even better!
This really a fantastic and versatile product that i cannot reccomend highly enough!
For more information visit - www.zoflora.co.uk
Thanks for reading x
Summary: A fantastic cleaning product, ideal for pet owners.