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Zoflora Concentrated Disinfectant
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Zoflora Concentrated Disinfectant
Advantages: Light with a great aroma
Having a paved and concrete backyard as well as a large dog that likes to spend some of her time outside, results in her doing what comes naturally to a dog.
The unfortunate side effect is that even when cleared up and washed the yard can have a rather unpleasant aroma. I have used various bottles of disinfectants over the years, the outcome being a yard smelling of an artificial pine. Much better than not using anything but far from ideal.
Well they size does not matter, but believe me as far as I was always concerned when it came to using disinfectants, the bigger the bottle the better. So it will be of no surprise that for longer than I care to remember I ignored Zoflora. This only changed when on a local shopping trip I could not find anything that would disinfect the yard apart from Zoflora.
So back home and armed with my little bottle of Zoflora I proceeded on the task of washing the yard. Firstly I cleaned and swept the area and then washed with water prior to using Zoflora.
Upon reading the instructions I discovered that this little 56ml bottle when diluted with water makes up a considerable 2.2 litres (the correct dilution is one part Zoflora to forty parts water, one capful makes approx 140ml). I was still unsure as to how good this could possibly be, with that in mind I poured the whole lot over the floor and spread it over the entire yard.
I cannot remember which fragrance I used the first time, but I do remember the pleasant aroma that filled the yard. Later that day when the yard had dried it was still full of a wonderful aroma. When my eldest girl came home she remarked that the yard smelt like a florists. That one use was enough to convince me that I had been wasting my time in the past with the large pine things, Zoflora was most definitely the way forward.
It is a concentrated Antibacterial Disinfectant. It comes in a variety of different fragrances; Bouquet, Cool and Fresh, Citrus Fresh, Lavender, Flowershop, Springtime, Sweetpea, Lilac, Wallflower and my personal favourite Hyacinth.
The bottle is 56ml and comes in a cardboard box at the time of writing this it retails for about 50p, it is also available in a larger sized bottle that retail at about 95p.
When undiluted it is Highly Flammable. It also has a warning to avoid splashing on the skin or eyes (wash well with water and consult a doctor). Avoid it coming into contact with polished wood and do not mix with other chemicals. Keep out of the reach of children.
Zoflora is a registered trade mark, the product is not made for anyone other than Thornton and Ross Ltd of Huddersfield.
Since I first used this on my yard I decided to try it on the Rabbit hutches as an alternative to the usual hutch cleaner, I did not return the rabbits to their hutches until the diluted Zoflora had dried (it is important that you do not allow animals to lick or walk on treated areas until they have dried), again it really did its job in eliminating unpleasant rabbit smells and I know (from reading the carton) that it kills bacteria. No harm has befallen the bunnies as they are now proud parents.
Other uses for Zoflora include;
Undiluted on ceramic and metal sinks, drains (a great use during those hot summer days when stagnant water in the drain starts to ripen) and toilets.
Diluted use to wipe over work surfaces, floors, sinks toilets etc.
For anyone who would use Zoflora in ways like I do, then I have to recommend this whole heartedly. I still get a smile when neighbours pop round and comment on the smell, I have even had one looking at our flowers to see which was giving off the smell that in itself is a high recommendation for this product.
Summary: Easy on your pocket