The first thing you need to know before reading this post is, I hate housework. Any type of hoovering, washing, cleaning activity I just can’t stand. I like to live in a clean house yes, I just really dislike the task of actually cleaning it. As I share my home with my husband, son and a cat it would be unfair of me to let it deteriorate into a disgusting pit. There are just so many other things I would rather spend my time doing than mopping the floor and cleaning the bathroom..again. Anyone else with me on this? Anyway, when Zoflora, a company selling concentrated disinfectant, contacted me to see if I would review some of their products, it was the kick up the backside I needed to get my home in order and have a very belated Spring clean. So I armed myself with cloths, mops and gloves and got to work on my home using Zoflora, here is how I got on..
very late Spring Clean
Zoflora is a concentrated disinfectant solution that kills 99.9% of bacteria. The solution comes in 16 different fragrances that keep your home smelling beautiful all day long. Zoflora can be used all around the home, helping you keep all your rooms clean and germ free. I must say, it is not like any other cleaning product I have used before.
Just so none of you get the wrong idea, my house is clean and is as tidy as any other home with a toddler who owns more toys than you can store can be. I don’t enjoy having to spend ages keeping it this way, time spent cleaning is precious time taken away from playing with Leo or blogging or whatever. The first thing that I noticed about Zoflora that made me realise cleaning doesn’t have to be hard work is that you can use it for so many different things. Could the days of sifting through random bottles of cleaning products piled up under the sink, unsure what they all actually do, be over?
I decided the room that needed the most attention was the kitchen so it seemed like the perfect place to start. The first thing I needed to do was clean all the worktops and surfaces so I measured out my Zoflora solution into an old spray bottle. The disinfectant is super easy to mix, 1 capful to every 400ml of water. I only had to make the mix up once to fill my spray bottle. I used the lavender fragrance to make my surface cleaner as it smells amazing and Zoflora can also be used as an air freshener – I found it easiest to use one spray bottle for all purposes so I didn’t need to mix more. The first thing I noticed was that this stuff smells ah-maze-ing! It doesn’t smell like regular disinfectants, they always have a bleachy kind of scent, this solution smelt exactly like fresh lavender. My kitchen smelt so good you could almost convince yourself there was a bunch of lavender hidden away in one of the cupboards. Obviously, when in comes to cleaning it is not all about the smell but I am pleased to report Zoflora did a great job of removing all the jam and milky stains that had been left on the worktops after my half asleep preparation of Leo’s breakfast that morning.
Now armed with a bottle full of beautiful smelling spray I gave the bathroom a once over, wiping the tiles and sink down and I even chucked a bit of neat Zoflora down the loo to give it a good clean and to leave the bathroom smelling lovely. We are still potty training Leo and one of the tasks I hate is cleaning the potty up after he’s been for his poo poo’s. I was pleased to discover Zoflora is completely safe to use on a potty and, being a disinfectant, it kills any gross bacteria as well as taking away the unpleasant smell that can often linger when a little one has used their potty.
Once the bathroom was done, I sprayed some Zoflora in the other rooms as an air freshener and gave the coffee table a wipe down in the living room too. I absolutely love how versatile this disinfectant is and I know I have no way used it to it’s full potential yet, the amount of different household and outdoor places you can use it is amazing.
Once I was happy with everywhere else (I could have done more but like I said earlier, I’m not a big fan of housework) I headed back to the kitchen to test out the Zoflora Springtime fragrance. The floor has been in desperate need of a good mopping for a while, we actually haven’t owned a proper mop for months – I know, we’re gross – so this was the perfect opportunity to sort it out. To completely fill a mop bucket with Zoflora solution you would probably end up using a whole bottle so I just did enough to cover the mop head – 4capfuls to 1600ml warm water. The springtime fragrance smells just as good as the lavender, it is so fresh and doesn’t smell artificial at all. It smells like being in the garden, I love it. I was extra pleased that the solution didn’t smell of bleach as, being pregnant, bleach and my super sense of smell can be prone to causing a horrible dizzy/headache feeling. Even though I only mixed a small amount, I was able to clean our kitchen floor easily and was even able to remove most of the stains; a few stains wouldn’t budge but I guess that’s what happens when you think using a bleachy towel for months will do the same job as an actual mop! The floor was clean and the kitchen smelt like flowers, I was very impressed with my big clean up job and decided to call it a day. There’s only so much cleaning one can do before a toddler gets bored of entertaining themselves and comes to investigate what’s going on.
Oli had a go at testing out the Zoflora too as it can also be used on pet toys and equipment. As I am pregnant I am not allowed anywhere near cat litter trays due to the nasty germs being potentially harmful to our baby, I must admit I was very happy to hand this job over to Oli when we found out I was expecting! Jessy, our cat, lives in the house so obviously she has to use a littler tray when she needs the toilet. Oli used the lavender spray to clean her litter box and to give her ‘toilet’ room a nice smell, cat wee is really not very pleasant and I would much prefer the room smelt of lavender.
I would say my very over due spring clean has been a success. My home smells like a country walk in the Spring and any bacteria that may have been hanging about is gone. It is so important to not just tidy and clean your home but to also regularly disinfect it as well. Now I know how easy this can be thanks to the many uses of Zoflora, I will definitely be giving the house a good scrub more often. I am not a completely changed woman though, if you ever pop in for a cuppa there is still a high possibility you might tread on a toy car or nearly trip over the laundry basket, that’s just the way it is.
If you like the sound of Zoflora and, like me, like housework to be quick and easy, you can purchase it in several supermarkets and shops on the high street (here is the full stockist list). It may sound a pain measuring out the solution yourself at home but it is really quick and easy and, once it’s mixed, you can use it all over the home. I thought it would be a pain but it really isn’t.
Do you like the sound of Zoflora, would you use it? What is your relationship with housework? Are you like me and just do it because you have to or do you just simply love to clean? Let me know your thoughts 🙂
*Disclaimer: I was sent 2 bottles of Zoflora to try, Springtime and Lavender, in return for this honest review. All words and opinions are my own.*
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