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Up until recently I had never used Zoflora but browsing around my local Poundland I spotted it and decided to give it a try, obviously it was only £1.00 so it seemed an ideal opportunity to try it.
Zoflora is sold in a small box which displays the Zoflora logo on the front, it also states that this is an Antibacterial Disinfectant which is concentrated. The one I bought has a Hyacinth fragrance and the front of the box shows this flower. The front of the box also informs the customer that this little 10ml bottle will make 4.8 litres of disinfectant. The rest of the box gives the directions for use, warnings and the active ingredients in the disinfectant.
Inside the box the disinfectant is in a small clear plastic bottle allowing you to see the clear yellow coloured liquid inside, the bottle has a simple screw top lid. The label on the front of the bottle shows the Zoflora logo, gives the fragrance and informs the customer that this is " fragrant and antibacterial". The back if this label can be seen through the bottle and gives a few warnings about the product such as wear gloves when using the product, keep away from children and aquatic areas.
On removing the lid and taking a quick sniff its very evident that this is Hyacinth fragranced, its very strong and floral and does actually smell of the flower. In its concentrated form the smell is very strong and over powering but when diluted right down its just right, still quite strong but it looses the overpowering element.
Once diluted Zoflora can be used in the bathroom on tiles, basin, taps, bath and toilet. In the kitchen it can be used for sink and worktops. The disinfectant can also be used for floors and pet areas. To use Zoflora Concentrated you need to dilute it 1 in 40, one capful will make 400ml of normal strength disinfectant and the whole bottle will give you 4.8 litres of disinfectant.
Price and Availability
A I mentioned I bought my Zoflora from my local Poundland however it can also be bought in Tesco, Asda and Sainsburys where the prices range from £1.25 to £1.33.
I have used nearly all my bottle of Zoflora up now and in the main been pleased with it. I have used it to wash all my floors and periodically wipe over the bathroom. Zoflora leaves everything smelling fresh and floral and the scent lasts for some time after I've used it, I've used it mostly though for the floors, bins and drains I like to know these are as hygienic as they can be.
I personally have not used this on kitchen work tops, although I like the smell in my opinion its far too strong for areas like this.
All in all I was pleased with this product particularly the fragrance, however I'm not keen on it being so concentrated. I think with a lot of concentrated products its easy to use too much and waste it, on occasion when I've been rushed I haven't diluted it properly I've just guessed the amount and this really isn't a good idea.
Zoflora is a good disinfectant that leaves a nice smell behind after using it and I will definitely buy it again.
When it comes to cleaning my home I have become quite a fanatic about it since I have moved into a new place. I'm not the most tidy of people sadly (and never will be no matter how hard I try to be lol) but I would hate the think anyone thought I was scruffy or disgusting and with 2 lovely hammies and a beautiful cat the hygiene of my home is very important to me.
I am a big fan of the Zoflora brand and the fact that not only do I pick up these disinfectants up cheap but also that there is a variety of fragrances which are usually very fresh and pleasant as well as lingering and I really trust the quality and promises that are made on the packaging.
The one I have most recently been using is 'Sweetpea' and at the same time I bought a few bottles of this in different fragrances as a 56ml bottle was on offer for 60p a time in my local Nisa store so I took the opportunity to stock up whilst I could!
This product comes in an oblong box and on the front of the box there is a picture shown of some light pink sweet pea flowers and we are told that it is 3 in action Zoflora Concentrated Disinfectant Sweet Pea' and that it kills 99.9% Bacteria & viruses and that odours will be eliminated and that it gives 'All Day Freshness' then other information on the sides and the back of the box tells us a bit about the product and where to use it, directions for use are given, the size is stated (Which is 56ml in this case) and contact details for the manufacturer are clearly stated. The little glass bottle that the disinfectant comes in is see through so that you can see the disinfectant through it and it has a white plastic screw on/off cap/lid to the top of it and then on the front if it once again we are told what it is and who it is by and how to dilute it and use it and so on (should you want to dilute it of course because you don't have to!) and the size is stated once again. Nice enough packaging this is and its all informative enough.
According to the packaging this can be used for lots and lots of different things....so a versatile product this is! The liquid is light sort of brown transparent colour and can be used for cleaning floors, tiles, worktops, sinks, toilets, hard surfaces such as pet areas, potties, dishcloths,drains, taps and baths....really pretty much everywhere in the home and you can mix this up with water, use it neat and even dilute it into a spray bottle should you want to and the suggested ways for mixing it up is given clearly on the box.
This disinfectant smells really lovely and quite natural. It has a sweet and fresh aroma of sweetpeas to it that really isn't cloying or too much.
I use this on my worktops, tiles, hard floors and to clean out my sinks, my toilet,my bath and so on with it. Sometimes I dilute it sometimes I don't depending on what I am using it for and a little of this goes a very long way indeed!
This not only cleans things but it really does eliminate odours from places like my toilet and it leaves things smelling wonderful for a good few hours too. I trust this to kill any germs in my home whilst I am cleaning though of course I have no definitive proof it does of course!
I like to use this on my hard floors the most so that I can them up clean and sparkling and I feel safe in the knowledge that germs will not be spread from my cat or to my cat. I also dilute a spot of this to clean out her stinky cat litter tray and there it really does get rid of her stinky ablution smells thankfully!
I really like Zoflora and I really do like this somewhat feminine fragrance and this can be widely purchase in all supermarkets, online and so on and very cheaply indeed and I have seen this usually on sale in B & M and Wilkinson's and the like for about £1.15 per 56ml bottle which is great!
Thumbs up from me and my pets....and my home!
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I had heard of Zoflora and thought it was a stinky product that old people used until I did a shoft cleaning at work and found that it was actually what is used there and it is a fantastic cleaning product.
You can buy Zoflora in supermarkets, convenience stores and discount style stores so it is not hard to come by, you can buy a number of different fragrances now. There is bouquet, lavender, a citrus one which was only available in the bigger size at my supermarket, linen fresh. The small 120ml bottle costs £1.33 and the larger 250ml bottle costs £2.65.
The product comes packaged inside a small plastic bottle which is then packaged inside a box, on the front of the box you are told it is 3 in 1 that kills 99.9% of bacteria and viruses, eliminates odours and gives all day freshness. You also have a list of ingredients on the box along with a list of warnings and instructions on how to use the product.
To use the product you need to mix it in a 1 to 40 concentration, a capful which is the recommended dose for the 1 is 10mls so a bottle makes up a massive amount and lasts ages. You can use the product neat is required but I have never used it this way, the product is safe to use where pets are but only if they don't walk on it whilst it is wet.
I personally bought the bouquet version of this and on opening the bottle it smelt very flowery but luckily was a lot more subtle once diluted. I diluted my product in a plastic spray bottle and have found it very easy to use from there, you simply spray where you want to clean like you would any cleaner and it is suitable for pretty much all your household cleaning.
I personally have cleaned my house from top to bottom recently for an Ofsted inspection and I used this product in just about every room, the product leaves everything clean and smelling nice and fresh. I found that my taps were left looking shiny after use and it cleaned the glass shower screen really well and didn't leave it at all streaky. I give this product 5 stars and the only thing is I want to try other fragrances in these but think i'll still be on the same bottle for many months to come.
I love trying out new products, but some things will always stay the same for me. Like Zoflora, this always used to sit on the bathroom shelf, a few drops to be put into the toilet bowl after doing anything smelly.
Growing up doing that, it got to be a habit, and when I moved out, I carried on buying Zoflora - I loved the smell!
Originally developed by Nathan Thornton as a fragrant disinfectant for commercial use, when diluted, in cinemas to remove tobacco and food smells, he would demonstrate it using a heavy brass sprayer. On the same trips, he would pop into chemist and give them samples of domestic Zoflora- a disinfectant to be sold only by chemists.
Originally, a 2oz bottle would be sold with an 8oz spray bottle, so that dilute Zoflora could be sprayed around the home.
Nowadays, Zoflora is available in corner shops and supermarkets alike, in a variety of fragrances. I like them all, but my favorite has to be sweet pea.
It comes in a transparent bottle with a white screw cap through which a golden yellow colour disinfectant is visible. The bottle comes packaged in a bright yellow box with a picture of flowers on the front, and the big green and white Zoflora logo at the top. There are instructions both on the box and on the back of the bottle.
Basically, it's recommended that you use Zoflora diluted 1 in 40 with water. 1 capful (10ml) will make approximately 400ml.
Diluted, it can be used as a room spray, a surface disinfectant, and to remove bad smells from sweaty wellies and trainers. Neat, a couple of drops will change the fragrance of your loo from poo to pretty. It can also be used neat to clean sinks- and leaves a pleasant smell.
Another excellent use for Zoflora is to soak cotton wool in neat Zoflora and put it into your hoover bag - its releases a lovely smell when vacuuming.
The big winning point of Zoflora is the smell - much stronger and much longer lasting than other fragranced products I've used in the past - and the sweet pea fragrance reminds me of my parent's garden which was full of them.
However, as with any other cleaning product, you should be careful about getting it into your eyes and in contact with your skin, although I have used it barehanded many times with no ill effect.
A bottle of this sells at my corner shop for around 89p to £1.00 per 120 ml bottle. I'd recommend it - while it doesn't cut through grease, it doesn't claim too, so I really can't complain. But it does kill germs and leave a pleasant fragrance in its wake. Overall a very fairly priced and useful product, and one I'll continue to use - highly recommended.
Zoflora is a disinfectant that comes in a wide variety of fragrances. They often have competitions and polls on their website in order to find new fragrance suggestions, and I guess that it is some of the less popular ones that end up in the 99p shop where you can sometimes buy two for 99p which is very good value. I have tended to buy the Lavender one as being more agreeable than the Bouquet fragrance which makes me feel ill. There are 12 fragrances in all.
I first started buying Zoflora when I wanted to be able to recycle as much packaging as possible, and our Local Authority did not recycle plastic. At that time Zoflora came in a small glass bottle, but they have since changed to a plastic one (and I live in a different Local Authority area that does recycle plastic so I am happy). The small size that I buy is great as it only needs a small space under the kitchen sink, and space is at a premium in our kitchen.
The most notable thing apart from the smell of Zoflora is its high concentration. You only need a capful and then you make up your solution with water, so the tiny bottle goes a very long way. For general cleaning you need a 1/40 ratio, but I am never that exact, and I'm pretty sure its doing the job. I am quite keen that the kitchen floor, which is tiled should be relatively free of bacteria and viruses. I also use Zoflora to wash out the bin every week or so, again to eliminate bacteria, but also to keep it smelling fresh. Zoflora has a powerful odour elimination ingredient.
Approved by the Good Housekeeping Institute this year Zoflora has been in existence since 1922. According to their website they have growing customer base and over 2 million
Zoflora is another product that I have been using most of my adult life thanks in no small part to the fact that I was brought up with my mother using it too. Zoflora is a concentrated disinfectant that it used around the house to kill germs and leave it smelling fresh and clean.
As Zoflora is concentrated to use it you need to first dilute it. The strength of the dilution depends on where you will be using it but it is usually 1 part Zoflora to 40 parts of water. This is why the bottles of Zoflora are so small because you really do only need a tiny amount for it to be effective.
Zoflora kills 99.9% of germs around the house so is ideal for kitchen work tops and bathrooms etc. I tend however to not really use it on a daily basis in the kitchen because of the fact that diluting it is a bit of a faff. I tend to usually use it in my mop bucket for cleaning my floors. It does help to make the floors look clean and I also find that it gives a little bit of a shine even though it isn't actually a cleaner.
The best thing about Zoflora is its odour neutralising properties. I have dogs who not only leave a mess but also can make the house smell of dog. Zoflora does a wonderful job of neutralising the odours and I also like the fact that it is safe to use in households with dogs.
Another job which I use it for is cleaning bins as it is amazing at getting rid of the smell of stale rubbish and taking away the horrible smell of rotten food. I know a lot of people who aren't that keen on the smell of Zoflora but I happen to find it lovely. It is strong but for what I use it for that's exactly what I want.
Up until I discovered the asda smart price disinfectant I would always pop to the local pound shop and purchase two bottles of concentrated zoflora disinfectant for £1.50. I have laminate flooring in my hall and kitchen/dining room and so I do mop the floors quite frequently. Having an older dog who sometimes has accidents in the house means I like to use a disinfectant to mop the floors where possible and zoflora is a brand I have use a lot of times.
Zoflora concentrated disinfectant comes in various different scents and I have tried quite a few of them including cherry blossom, lilac and sweet pea but I can honestly say they all smell much the same to me and so I don't think it really matters which of the scents you buy as the overall scent is just quite a strong, usually pretty floral, disinfectant smell.
The bottles of Zoflora that I would usually purchase are the 56ml and come packaged in a thin cardboard box. Inside the box is a small glass bottle containing the 56ml of disinfectant and whilst I realise this doesn't sound much at all they are a concentrated disinfectant and so you only need a capful per 400ml of water which suits me to the ground as I don't need a massive amount of water when I am mopping my floors as I simply soak my removable mop head in the disinfectant mixture and then mop away. As always with a disinfectant you should not allow pets to walk on the area until it is fully dried to avoid the product irritating their paws or them licking the surfaces.
When the disinfectant is made up it does create quite a unique smell and whilst I wouldn't say it is pleasant because it does smell quite clinical almost it is certainly not unpleasant either. I am happy enough to mop my floors with this product because it does leave my floors looking and smelling clean. What is great about this product is it boasts it kills 99.9% of bacteria and viruses and so I am confident that I am killing any possible nasties lurking on the floors too.
You can use this product pretty much anywhere in the home be it on floors, work tops, bathrooms or potties and you can be quite sure that it will work towards eliminating any nasty smells and will give you freshness which lasts. I have used this product after my son has been sick to clean it up and it did do a really good job of removing that horrible sick smell.
Whilst I haven't made this up in to a spray form to tackle cleaning around the house I can see how that would be of use to someone who really liked the scents of zoflora. I prefer other scents to this one and personally wouldn't like my whole home to smell of this but it is possible to use it as a cleaning spray for around the home simply by following the diluting instructions on the bottle or box.
Although a bottle of zoflora is only small you will probably find that it does last you quite a while if you follow the instructions for diluting it properly because you don't need much per use as it is a concentrated disinfectant. As such your money does go quite a long way with this one. I will no doubt purchase zoflora again at some point but I do prefer the scents of other disinfectants and so for now I will stick to them.
Thank you for reading my review!
Zoflora - Concentrated Disinfectant.
I have been buying Zoflora for years after I discovered it in Poundland. To be honest I only really bought it out of curiousity, wondering what this little box could do that other bigger bottles couldn't.
Zoflora comes packaged in a cardboard box which is rather quite small! On the front of the box is the product name - Zoflora and also a picture of whatever scent it may be that you have bought. The latest one I have bought is Apple Orchard (which is limited edition) so this box is emblazoned with what looks like crisp green Granny Smiths apples. Zoflora offers 3 in 1 action - 99.9% of bacteria & viruses killed, odours eliminated and all day freshness.
On the back are two orange warning boxes - one telling us that it is Highly Flammable the other telling us that it is Harmful. (Harmful to aquatic organisms)
Inside is a small clear plastic bottle with little ridges and the Zoflora logo on the bottle as well as a label that tells you the scent and some usuage instructions. The bottle holds 120ml of liquid which doesn't seem much compared to some bottles but this stuff does go a long way.
To use as a general disinfectant you need to dilute one capful (10ml) in 400ml of water. This is great in a spray bottle to use on kitchen worktops or any other areas where it may be needed.
I also use it diluted to mop my floors, to do this I just pour a little into the hot water in my mop bucket and simply mop away. Not only does it clean up any spills or dried marks on the floor it also leaves a fantastic scent.
After using it to mop my floors people always ask what air freshner I have used or what candle I am burning... I tell them it's neither, I just mopped my floors!
The scent lasts ages too and probably starts to go about 4-5 hours later, although everywhere does still smell clean and fresh.
It can also be used neat/undiluted in sinks, drains and toilets. I pour a little down the plughole of my kitchen sink and leave it for a few minutes to ensure no nasty whiffs in my kitchen and it works brilliantly.
It can also be used in pet areas but there is a warning not to allow pets back in tha area until the product has completely dried.
My thoughts ~
I use this stuff pretty much everywhere and whenever I empty my kitchen bin I always clean it with a little bit of neat Zoflora on a cloth or kitchen paper, I find this keeps my bin smelling and looking clean and fresh which is a must really!
I have a little spray bottle that I have filled with water and Zoflora and use this around the home when the kids have spilled something, I find that if I do this with Flash my living rooms smells like the kitchen then! So I do find this handy to have.
If anyone has a nasty cold or stomach bug etc, I literally follow them around the house with something to wipe everything they touch haha! I think this is effective for getting rid of any nasty germs and smells great, and it stops the germs from spreading.
Another reason I really like Zoflora is the size of the bottle. Under my kitchen sink is filled with loads of different cleaning products but this doesn't take up any room at all.
And another reason is the range of scents. I don't like lavender very much but this is a popular scent, there's a citrus one that is lovely and very zesty smelling, and I also have half a bottle of Springtime there and that is also quite nice. A lot of the scents are floral but they are lovely in freshening up the home.
The Apple Orchard one is limited edition (as I have already mentioned) and it is gorgeous. So nice in fact I have bought 5 boxes just in case!! The scent is described as a fragrance combing the freshness of cut grass and spring blossom with the crisp juicy aroma of green apples. I have to admit that this is spot on and it does smell exactly like that!
When I used it to mop the floors yesterday morning, my house smelt so fresh, not just clean but really crisp.
I buy this is Poundland but it can also be found in supermarkets priced at around £1.50.
Thanks for reading :o) x
Review summary for the review "Keep your home smelling fresh with Zoflora."
Zoflora has been around for donkey's years and it is a brilliant little product in my opinion, which should not be used in place of your normal cleaner, but rather used after it instead.
I use it occasionally during the week diluted to four parts water when I mop over my kitchen floor.
It will not remove grease which is a bit of a nuisance, but I usually squirt in a little fairly liquid into the mop bucket and along with the hot water (very hot) I usually find this manages to get rid of the grime and dirt from the kitchen floor very effectively.
The bottle advises that you do not use this product neat and I always take care to follow this instruction as it is quite strong I personally find and I am always careful after using it diluted to wipe over my kitchen bench and work surfaces.
It is cheap at only 89 for 120ml and will last you for absolutely ages.
A little really does go a very long way I find, and it is also reasonably kind to the hands too and not too drying.
It comes in two fragrances and I have used them both - one is called Cool Fresh and the other is called Citrus. I personally prefer citrus as I think it is the less stronger smelling of the two.
It will kill germs and bacteria but is gentle at the same time - what more could you ask for?
I recommend this product.
Review also posted on Ciao as sorehead
I just love Zoflora. Having three dogs and a baby in the house can sometimes be, lets just say interesting to say the least! We have twelve paws, six feet which means a lot of cleaning! Firstly I have to say until more recently , yes the packaging of the old spring bouquet did make it look very old fashioned, however old fashioned is good. This product has been around for years. I only knew about it on recommendation from a customer in my local chemist where I work.
Its highly concentrated, dilution of 1 in 40! So its probably a good idea to use rubber gloves when cleaning with a strong product like this. I empty the required amount into a little spray bottle , then add some warm water. It's amazing how long it lasts. You can use it just about anywhere, like animal crates, work surfaces, around the bathroom and floors. I even use it for my sons potty.
Its the versitility and smell that score all the high points, not only does it make your house smell gorgeous, it kills 99.9% bacteria too. Now there are about six scents on the market and the packaging is very pretty. I thought of trying the cinnamon one around Christmas time. The product retails from around £1.33 to £3.99 dependent on which size of bottle you buy. Most major supermarkets stock a good choice of the varying scents.
The old ones really are the best!!
A tidy house is a tidy mind, which means that my mind must be a swirling chaotic soup. I love a tidy house smelling of fresh air and vanilla but in reality for me a minute cleaning and tidying is a minute of my life I'm never getting back. You may gather from this that I'm not one for whisking around with a mop and duster every five minutes. This led to a minor house cleaning emergency when we recently had a visitor. We hired a carpet cleaner, moved furniture revealing areas that hadn't seen daylight in years, and hid many hundred weights of kitchen implements and scruffy towels in various overstuffed cupboards. However all of this would have been to no avail if it had not been for our little bottle of Zoflora .
The particular importance of Zoflora which was bought specifically for the occasion was down to our dog who is a stranger to peeing outside (he isn't scent marking, he's just lazy and knows we are soft). Many months of obedience schools, various in depth studying of doggy psychology books (us not him) and concerted prolonged efforts at training have failed to make him see the house as anything other than a forest of various upright things he can pee on (and sometimes worse). So Zoflora had a lot of work to do.
I'm not saying I don't normally clear up pet leaks of course, I'm not quite the household slut I paint myself as. I usually use baby bottle steriliser fluid such as Milton or supermarket own brand versions, as this kills any odour as well as germs. It (Milton) also takes away the component in pet wee that makes them come back to use the same spot, that only their noses are sensitive enough to detect, which other disinfectants don't. On this occasion though I wanted something that was actively fragrant for a full on onslaught.
I remember buying Zoflora in the late 80s when first married, and my mother used it at home before that too. Apparently as early as 1922 Mr Thornton (the inventor of Zoflora not to be confused with the chocolate genius) saw a gap in the market realising that most cleaning products and disinfectants were rather carbolicy. He felt the time was ripe for something a bit more fragrant, not only did he make hygiene fragrant, but Zoflora had twice the germ wipe out capacity of carbolic, it claims the ubiquitous 99.9% of all germs and viruses. I have to admit that though I love the fresh fragrance left behind by Zoflora I also love the smell of carbolic, it reminds me of my Nana, but that's another review.
It comes packaged in a pretty cardboard box and in a small plastic bottle containing 250ml or 120mls; I bought the 250ml for £2.41 in Asda (where the 120ml is £1.19). Most supermarkets seem to stock only one or two fragrances which as there are so many to choose from I think is rather a shame. Although the bottle is small it makes a large amount of disinfectant when diluted at the 1:40 ratio recommended. I have to admit that I'm not absolutely precise about the proportions and tend to err to the stronger side of the solution. I have used this bottle a lot over the last week and the bottle seems hardly touched, so I think this will last me longer than my usual disinfectant.
I have used many scented disinfectants over the years, but they have all smelt chemical and fairly unpleasant. Zoflora is the only disinfectant that has a scent which seems natural and is concentrated enough to leave the pleasant smell lingering some time after use.
I have used this product on and off over the years, usually the bouquet fragrance which seemed the most available locally. The one I'll be talking about here is the 'Lily fresh' triple action that I've recently used. The visitor we were expecting was in relation to my youngest and the problems/illness she has suffered over the years, so I wanted the place to be particularly nice so my daughter would feel at ease meeting a stranger on her territory.
One of the pluses that most of the Zoflora range posses is that they have a 'triple action', it 'kills germs, neutralises odours, and has a lasting fragrance'; which made it ideal for my purposes. While using this product I made sure I wore rubber gloves, as my skin is quite sensitive to cleaning products. Even if your skin is not sensitive in the same way the instructions recommend that you minimise contact with skin.
The first way in which I used the product was to add a capful to the solution in the water tank of the carpet cleaner/washer we had rented. I made sure the pets were kept out of the treated rooms whilst the carpets were drying, as the instructions for both Zoflora and the cleaning fluid we used advise that pets shouldn't walk on wet surfaces cleaned with the product. This wouldn't normally be a problem as tiles etc dry fairly quickly, but the carpets took a little more time than that.
While helping to eliminate any traces of these little pet leaks used in this way the Zoflora gave a lovely subtle floral fragrance to the whole house. The only hard floors we have are in the kitchen and bathroom, and of course I used Zoflora in the water when cleaning these too. It didn't leave any residue or make the floors tacky on drying, and the finish seemed the same as if I'd used my regular floor cleaner on its own. Even if I didn't have pets I would recommend using the Zoflora for a general freshen up and fragrance boost. I wouldn't say it was 'natural' enough to be mistaken for real flowers, but certainly for a quality air freshener or even a subtle perfume, and an awful lot nicer than any other disinfectant I've used.
You can also use this product on work surfaces, this is one of the few places I didn't use it, as someone inevitably whacks a slice of bread directly on the surface to butter it, and I didn't want any strong floral scents clinging to anyone's lunch. When the surface is dry it shouldn't leave a transferable residue.
I also used this down the plug hole in the bath, shower, and sinks, my bathroom smelt gorgeous. The blurb does mention that these are the only places that you should risk using Zoflora neat (as long as they are ceramic or metal), as it is so concentrated it probably has slightly corrosive qualities when used neat. I also used it to wash the cat's litter trays, the pet bedding (just half a cap in the laundry) and my sofa covers. The list of uses is very long. When using for pet areas or children's things such as potties, you have to be very careful that everything is completely dry before you allow them to have contact with the items.
As an additional boost of scented freshness before our visitor called I wiped over the radiators with the Zoflora slightly less diluted and popped them on for 10 minutes, and it acted as a sort of air freshener as the oils in the product evaporated. I was surprised at how long the fragrance subsequently hung in the air.
When diluted as recommended (1 in 40) Zoflora becomes non flammable, which I presume means that undiluted it is flammable! However most other cleaning products are too. The Zoflora website gives a list of other fragrances available in this product, and other Zoflora products too at http://www.zoflora.co.uk/ . If you are not a fan of flowery fragrances in your home then 'Cool & Fresh', 'Citrus Fresh' and perhaps 'Lavender' could be a good option
Now I've rediscovered Zoflora I will continue to use it, the fragrance is long lasting, and I could smell wafts of Lily Fresh a couple of days after using it. I continue to use for my incontinent dog's 'spills', when I'm being particularly fastidious I still use Milton first, and then a wipe over with Zoflora. The house feels fresher and cleaner (even though I was already using a good disinfectant) and I feel more comfortable about having friends and family over.
This product has been around for years. I remember using it in my student days (when the world only came in black and white) and we still have some in the house today - not the same bottle!
Zoflora comes in a tiny little yellow box with a tiny little bottle inside. You can get bigger sizes too. However, it is extremely concentrated and gives off a really strong almost pungent smell in its concentrated form.
You dilute it 1 to 40, so one 10ml capful makes 400ml of diluted product which can be used as a very effective disinfectant, killing 99.9% of bacteria and viruses. We only buy the small size which is 120ml so the whole bottle will make 4.8 litres. This will last most families ages and by buying this concentrated stuff, you'll be carrying far less weight back from the shop. Also, importantly, you'll be saving a fortune.
We bought a couple of cheap trigger spray dispensers from Wilkinsons and we use one of these for Zoflora, which we keep in the downstairs toilet.
More often than not, we use it not just for a quick wipe down of the sink but as an air freshener. Because the downstairs toilet is immediately adjacent to the front hall, it is considered important by She Who Thinks She Is The Boss that smells aren't allowed to spread.
We have the citrus fresh fragrance but you can get it in a full range, including lavender which would be nice in the bedroom, for example. The active ingredient in Zoflora is Benzalkonium Chloride.
We have also used it periodically in slightly less diluted form as a disinfectant to use in the wheelie bins. More recently, as something of an experiment, I used some in a reed diffuser container that had run out of liquid and it did work. It's a much cheaper option than buying various oils typically used in pot pourri.
Zoflora is a Thornton and Ross brand. They also make other well known brands such as Eucryl toothpaste and Covonia.
There are all sorts of household disinfectant products that you can buy and as I like to ring the changes with cleaning products I have very often been able to incorporate the use of the Zoflora concentrates into my regime. Zoflora is a simple little product that can be used around the home safely in a number of very handy ways. This makes it an ideal alternative to many other household cleaning products you can buy.
The nice thing about the range is that they now come in lots of amazing scents, some of which are lighter and fresher than others. All have their uses and the variety is nice because you can use different aromas for different areas around the home. Some of the scents/ types are harder to find than others so if you are after a particular one then you may have to hunt it down.
A small 120ml amount of product can be bought for between £1.30 to £1 in many well known stores. Which comes simply bottled and boxed for ease of use. Its easy to spot on the shelves as the Zoflora name is highlighted in a large green oval on the front of the small box. Although 120mls of product doesn't sound like much for your money, I can assure you that the product goes a long way when in use and will last some time.
Its something that you need to dilute with water for general cleaning tasks and I find that following the suggested 1 capful of Zoflora to 40 parts water will make a nice well fraganced disinfectant product. You can of course use it in a more diluted form if wanted, which will give a lighter fragrance. It can also be used neat for certain tasks such as pouring into plug holes, drains and toilets to give a nice fresh fragrance that can neutralize odors rather well.
I have used the diluted mix to clean and freshen floors including tiled and laminate surfaces to good effect. Not only does it leave your floor looking fresh and clean, but depending on which scent you choose it can give off a nice soft and fresh fragrance which is very different to many other cleaning products. I find it is simple to use in this way and would recommend it.
You can also use the product diluted as above as a simple but effective instant air freshener. Just put the dilution into a simple pre cleaned and rinsed spray bottle and spritz as and where needed around the home. When I found that it could be used this way I was rather sceptical about its abilities, but I have found it can work very well and means that you don't need to use spray can fresheners all the time.
The fragrances I have tried and liked are the lavender, which gives a cool lavender freshness to the home and works great if you are also using a lavender based furniture polish. I find the lavender to be a very relaxing type of scent. I can also recommend the citrus fresh scent as it again can be used in combination with a lemon scented polish around the home for a nice scented layered effect that wont give you a headache. This gives a wonderful zingy freshness thats good for daytime use.
The sweetpea version has been one that I have had difficulty finding and would like to try, as just the thought of a sweetpea mix sounds lovely. I have used both the hyacinth scented Zoflora, which is a wonderful almost washing powder blue scent (if thats possible) and the general bouquet scents mix. The bouquet scents product is very nice once you get used to it and although it seems strong smelling in the bottle, its not too overpowering if diluted correctly for use.
As this small but perfectly formed concentrated form of disinfectant product works so well and is so very easy to use, I feel it ought to get 4 stars. Whilst it may not suit everyone, it is a nice alternative to the many other cleaning products you can buy.
Not only can it help to disinfect and clean, it can help to fragrance your home as a hand mixed scented room spritz. The room spritz can be as bold or as light as you wish to mix it and ensures that even if you run out of spray fresheners or scented candles there is always something at hand to add a pleasant scent to your home.
I like having a clean house and I actually enjoy cleaning as the satisfaction of having a freshly clean house to me is a great feeling. I don't tend to buy the latest cleaning products on the market, I just use the ones that work for me and that I know work.
One product which I have been using for the past few years is something that both my mum and grandmother used and I think I use it more because of the fragrances remind me of both my mother and grandmother which of course bring back many happy memories. Zoflora disinfectant is a key product in my cleaning supplies.
So where does Zoflora come from?! Zoflora was created way back in 1922 by Nathan Thornton and Philip Ross. Mr Thornton worked in a tar distillery and ammonia works which produced a range of products including disinfectants. With Mr Thornton's knowledge he was able to produce a disinfectant with a fragrance from flower oils. It was originally created for commercial use, such as killing germs in factories but it was soon created for the public and was sold in chemists. Zoflora has always been available in a variety of beautiful fragrances which due to having a higher concentration than most household products it lasts a lot longer.
The disinfectant comes in a small 120ml plastic bottle with a white screw top. It is housed in a little card board box which has a picture of what scent it is, i.e. if it's the sweet pea fragrance it has a picture of a sweet pea. The usage instructions are on the back of the box. Generally 1 cap (10ml) will make around 400ml of diluted disinfectant. You will however need a spray bottle as it is the easiest way of using the disinfectant. I currently use an old 500ml spray bottle which I find is ideal. Zoflora is a clear yellow/ golden colour which when diluted with water turns to a misty white colour.
Zoflora is ideal for cleaning anywhere in the house, the kitchen, bathroom, utility rooms. It is suitable for all surfaces whether tiled, metal or basically anything else it really does disinfect everything! However, you should wear gloves when using it and should be kept out the way of pets and children. I have 3 cats in my home and they tend all to disappear when a spray bottle comes out from the cupboard but I do ensure that if I have sprayed it onto my sofa that it has dried before they come back into the room. Zoflora can also be used as an air freshner and again I make sure my cats are out of the room for some considerable time so it has dried.
I find that Zoflora isn't great on tackling stains on say the kitchen worktop or tiles (especially the splashback at the back of my cooker) and I do need a little help from a cleaner which has bleach but for everyday cleaning it does a great job and it leaves a lovely fragrance which lasts for hours and makes a nice change from a bleach fragrance. The only thing you can't use it on is polished wood.
I have also started to use Zoflora when I wash my partners work clothes. He is a head coach for a football team and everyday he needs his kit washed due to getting sweaty etc. I use two capfuls (20ml) in with my usual powder/ tablets and I've found it really refreshes his kit as well as killing off any bacteria lurking around!
Zoflora has a unique triple action formula which kills off bacteria and viruses with the added touch of having a lovely fragrance which makes cleaning a nicer experience for all! Zoflora is currently available from a wide range of supermarkets and I tend to pick up my bottle from discount stores for about 89p but I have seen it marketed for slightly higher but as it seems to last quite a considerable time it is far cheaper in the long run than any other disinfectants on the market.
Zoflora Disinfectant is currently available in the following fragrances:
Bouquet, Citrus Fresh, Cool & Fresh, Flowershop, Hyacinth, Lavender, Lilac, Lily Fresh, Rose, Springtime and Sweetpea.
Zoflora do bring out new fragrances every now and again which means they do have to discontinued some fragrances. But as Sweet pea has been manufactured for around 80 years it really shows that some of the fragrances manage to stand the test of time!
I like the range of fragrances which Zoflora make and I tend to get a different fragrance every time I buy a bottle. Currently I am using Cool & Fresh which is incredibly light but provides a lovely refreshing fragrance. It is slightly floral but without being sweet. It reminds me somewhat of the fresh linen fragrance you can get in other products (air freshener etc).
What Zoflora says about Cool & Fresh:
"A beautifully refreshing floral scent. Its light fruity notes, with delicate floral and a fresh herby tang create an uplifting and revitalising atmosphere wherever it's used.
Home Recommendation: Utility Room - a breezy scent that leaves areas fresh
Zoflora Emotions: Tranquil but also revitalising
Zoflora Month: August - the airy scent gently lifts long humid days."
For me I would be without Zoflora in my cleaning regime as the fragrance lasts for hours and really refreshes my whole house. It is ideal for using on the carpets to freshen them up a bit and I also use it on the sofa everyday just to give it a freshen up. It is certainly a cheaper disinfectant on the market but I think it is a lot better than most, especially as it has a whole range of uses. I would definitely recommend it to all.
I like my home to be nice, clean and fresh as much as possible and I work hard to keep it that way and I think the smell of a home is important, especially if you have animals as I do, as their fur can become a nuisance sometimes and make the home smell a little.
This product has been around for many years and I remember my mother using it when I was growing up and the smell is a lovely fragrance.
It comes in different types of bottles and sprays but the one I bought a few weeks ago was only 89p for a 150ml transparent plastic bottle with a screw off top and it comes inside a cardboard box and the fragrance I have at the moment is Bouquet.
On opening the top, you can immediately smell the very strong fragrance and it smells absolutely beautiful but it is not over powering, it is just right.
It is a fragranced disinfectant and it can be used neat or diluted and it is advisable to always wear rubber gloves to protect the hands as it is quite a strong concentrated liquid.
If used diluted it is very good for cleaning the kitchen and bathroom, cleaning the tiles, floors, sinks, toilets, fixtures and fittings, anywhere germs can be lurking and it makes the rooms smell lovely and fresh after use.
It is more effective when not diluted and the smell is a little stronger.
I put a little neat on a clean cloth and wipe it over my light bulbs in my lamps and I also wipe a little over the radiator tops, especially in the winter and when they are turned on the smell is beautiful and fresh.
There are lots of different fragrances to choose from, some being Wallflower, Hyacinth, Cool and Fresh, Lavender, Lilac, Lily Fresh, and Rose.
They can also be bought in the form of a spray bottle to use as an air freshener and now as a multi purpose surface cleaner, although I have not tried the latter.
I think a little is needed and so the bottle goes a long way to clean and disinfect the home safely and so killing those unwanted germs and keeping the home nice, clean and fresh.
This product is ideal for cleaning bins inside the home and the wheelie bins outside and used diluted it rinses off very well and the bin then smells nice.
The liquid is watery and not thick as some people may imagine.
It is safe for around animals but the area should be left to dry before the animal enters the room and then they are fine.
I recommend it for anyone to give it a go and for the low price, your home can be nice and clean and smell beautiful.
I give this a 5 star.
Thank you for reading my review.