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What is Zoflora?
Ever wondered what Zoflora actually is? Zoflora is a versatile concentrated disinfectant that you can use all over the house. It claims to kill 99.9% of bacteria and viruses and eliminate foul odours with a freshening power that will last all day.
How to use Zoflora
Now let's look at the question "what does Zoflora do?". You can use Zoflora for just about every cleaning job on your list. There's a variety of cleaning products you can make using Zoflora, including:
- Cloth and bucket - add 4 capfuls to 1.5 litres of water in a bucket.
- Mop and bucket - add 4 capfuls to 1.5 litres of water in a bucket.
- Spray bottle - add 1.5 capfuls to a spray bottle and top up with water.
- Undiluted - use 1 capful to clean drains and toilets.
Cleaning vs. disinfecting
There's a pretty big difference between cleaning and disinfecting that you need to know when using Zoflora!
Cleaning products will cut through grease, remove surface grime and leave a clean smell - but they won't kill bacteria.
Zoflora, which is a disinfectant, can't cut through grease but will remove visible dirt and kill 99.9% of bacteria on surfaces and sponges. It'll kill the bacteria that cause odour, removing smells at the source instead of masking them.
For really dirty jobs, start with a cleaning spray to cut through grime. Finish off with a wipe of diluted Zoflora.
Uses for Zoflora
Wondering what you can use Zoflora for? Here are some of our favourite places to use it:
1. Welcome mat
TOP TIP: This is a great Zoflora hack! Make a sensory experience in your house by using a different Zoflora scent for cleaning in each room.
2. Smelly shoes
Don't let smelly shoes in the hallway stink out the whole house! Add a few drops of Zoflora to a piece of kitchen roll. Place inside smelly shoes and press down. Leave to dry overnight and your shoes will smell great.
TOP TIP: Take the used kitchen paper and sprinkle on a little more Zoflora. Discard inside your bins to freshen them up too!
3. Fridge freezer
To kill bacteria and get rid of those horrific fridge odours, use a diluted solution of Zoflora and wipe down your fridge freezer inside and out. Rinse shelves with clean water before putting food back in the fridge.
Kitchens are a hotbed for bacteria. Spray a diluted solution of Zoflora onto surfaces and wipe with a cloth. Just don't use it on chopping boards - Zoflora perfumes will taint food.
5. Kitchen bin
Your bin doesn't have to smell like rubbish. Using a cloth and bucket full of diluted Zoflora, wipe waste and recycling bins inside and out. Don't forget the lid! Keep your bin smelling fresh every day by spraying a diluted solution of Zoflora onto the contents.
6. Cupboard doors
Use a spray bottle filled with diluted Zoflora to wipe down cupboards, inside and out - don't forget the handles!
Just think how much bacteria is lurking on your tap! Wipe with a diluted solution of Zoflora.
Keep your sink ready for food prep by disinfecting it regularly.
TOP TIP: While you're at it, add sponges and cloths to the water to disinfect them too.
9. Coffee table
Let's not forget the living room! Carefully wipe coffee stains off your tables with some diluted Zoflora and a cloth. Don't use on polished wood.
10. Remote control
Spray a small amount of diluted Zoflora onto a piece of kitchen roll or a cloth. Carefully wipe the remote, taking care to get the gaps between the buttons.
TOP TIP: You can use this same technique to clean phones and keyboards. Just make sure that the cloth isn't dripping wet. Don't use on screens or touchpads.
11. Fake flowers
We love this clever hack. Bring fake flowers to life by spraying them with a diluted solution of Zoflora. The Bouquet scent would work perfectly for this!
The dust on your shelves isn't doing your health any good. Dust them with a diluted solution of Zoflora, just be sure not to use on polished wood.
13. Nappy bins
Have you got kids? You can even use Zoflora in the nursery! Just like normal bins, nappy bins need cleaning too. Wipe down a nappy bin with diluted Zoflora and a cloth to disinfect it.
We all know accidents happen. Spray diluted Zoflora onto the mattress and then leave to dry.
Keep your toddler's potty fresh with regular disinfecting. Empty the potty and clean with diluted Zoflora.
16. Changing mat
Spray diluted Zoflora onto the mat and wipe with a cloth.
17. Bath and shower
Damp places are full of bacteria. Spray diluted Zoflora solution and wipe down with a cloth. Remove the showerhead and soak in a bucket of diluted Zoflora.
Want to get rid of damp odours? Try using shower onions! Yes, you heard that correctly. Read our blog post to find out more.
18. Toilet brush
Just think how many germs are on your toilet brush...leave it in a bucket of diluted Zoflora for a few hours to completely disinfect it and leave it smelling fresh.
19. Bathroom surfaces
You can use Zoflora on bathroom surfaces too! Spray diluted solution and wipe down with a cloth.
Make your bathroom smell amazing with this easy Zoflora cleaning trick.
Pour undiluted Zoflora into the toilet bowl and use the toilet brush to spread it around the bowl.
Is your loo prone to clogging? Make sure you're not flushing hair down the toilet!
21. Bathroom sink
Pour a capful of undiluted Zoflora down the plug hole. Spray a diluted solution around the sink and wipe with a cloth. Don't forget the taps!
22. In the cistern
This is one of our favourite ways to use Zoflora. Every now and then, add a capful of Zoflora to the cistern of your toilet - the smell will come through with every flush!
We bet you hadn't thought of this! You can even clean outside with Zoflora. Make up a bucket of diluted Zoflora then pour it over the patio and scrub with a broom. Leave to dry before allowing pets and children on the area or rinse with clean water.
Pour 1 capful of Zoflora down smelly drains. Of course, this will only mask the problem. We always recommend investigating smelly drains properly. Check out our guide on how to get hair out of drains for more advice.
25. Outdoor furniture and play equipment
For carefree outdoor dining and play, wipe down with diluted Zoflora and a cloth.
26. Wheelie bins
Gagging every time you take the bins out? It doesn't have to be that bad!
Make up a bucket of diluted Zoflora and pour into the bin, making sure all the sides get covered. Wipe inside with a long-handled mop, then wipe the outside, lid and handles with a cloth soaked in diluted Zoflora. Pour any remaining liquid down the drain.
27. Garden tools
Wipe down garden tools with diluted Zoflora to remove harmful bacteria.
28. Air vents
Ever thought of using Zoflora in your vehicles? Clean air vents with diluted Zoflora. Every time air blows through them, so will a gorgeous waft of your favourite Zoflora scent.
29. Car interiors
Does your car stink? Spray diluted Zoflora onto car interiors and wipe with a cloth.
30. Air fresheners
Refresh a disposable air freshener by leaving in a capful of Zoflora overnight.
31. Pet toys
Pet toys have seen it all! They've been in your pet's mouth, dragged around the house and probably outside too. You should give them a clean every once in a while.
Soak plastic toys in a bucket of diluted Zoflora. Rinse and leave to dry before giving to your pet. Avoid completely soaking toys with small holes that are likely to fill with water as they are difficult to clean and dry fully. For these toys, you should wipe the surface with diluted Zoflora.
32. Carriers, crates, cages, and baskets
It's a good idea to clean their carries and baskets from time to time, especially if they've had an accident inside it. Wipe down with diluted Zoflora and a cloth.
33. Litter tray
Litter trays can get really smelly. Kill odours at the source by disinfecting them. Empty the litter tray, then wipe clean with diluted Zoflora and kitchen roll or a cloth. Leave to dry before letting pets use it.
34. Dog blankets
Dog blankets are the worst culprit for harbouring pet smells. Place in the washing machine and add 2 capfuls of Zoflora to the drum, then wash on a regular cycle.
35. Washing machine
Can you use Zoflora in your washing machine? The answer is yes. Clean your washing machine by wiping down the outside with a cloth and diluted Zoflora. Clean the inside of the machine by pouring 2 capfuls into the drum of your machine and running a hot cycle.
TOP TIP: Wipe down the inside of suitcases with a cloth dampened with a diluted solution of Zoflora. Leave to dry and then pack your case as normal. Your clothes will smell amazing when you arrive at your travel destination!
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Are there limited edition Zoflora fragrances?
Zoflora creates limited edition fragrances all year round - snap them up before they're gone!
Is there an alternative to Zoflora?
Dettol is an alternative to Zoflora but does not come in the same array of fragrances.
Is Zoflora pet safe?
You should always follow instructions on the packaging and allow Zoflora to dry completely before your pets come into contact with surfaces treated with the product. Don't use Zoflora to clean bowls or bottles.
Is Zoflora safe around children?
The bottle doesn't currently have a child-safe cap. Keep out of reach of children.
What does Mrs Hinch do with Zoflora?
One of Mrs Hinch's favourite uses for Zoflora is to put her clothes "to bed". She will put her used cloths into the kitchen sink, adding a capful of Zoflora and filling the sink with hot water. This helps to clean the cloths, and leaves an amazing smell - give it a try!
Is Zoflora flammable?
Undiluted Zoflora is flammable, so don't expose it to open flames or heat.
Should I take precautions when using Zoflora?
Always wear gloves when using and wash hands thoroughly after use.
Is there anything I shouldn't use Zoflora on?
With so many great things to do with Zoflora, there will also be some places you should avoid using it. Always patch test on an inconspicuous area before using Zoflora for the first time. You should never use Zoflora on:
- Polished wood
- Painted surfaces
- Bowls or bottles
Can you mix Zoflora with other cleaners?
You should never mix cleaning chemicals together as it could cause a toxic, harmful reaction.
Can I use Zoflora to wash my clothes?
While some people have tried using Zoflora to wash their clothes, we wouldn't recommend it. If you want to sanitise your washing, stick to a laundry cleanser like Dettol's.
Where can I buy Zoflora?
Zoflora is available in a variety of scents including:
- Secret Garden
- Summer Berries
- Mandarin & Lime
- Tropical Twist
- Paradise Peach
- Pink Grapefruit
- Honeysuckle & Jasmine
- Country Garden
- Green Valley
- Mountain Air
- Lavender Escape
- Lemon Zing
- Linen Fresh
- Summer Breeze
- Twilight Garden
- Very Berry
Some scents are limited edition, so the selection changes constantly. You might find that some are rare and hard to find.
Selected scents can be found in Aldi, Asda, B&M, Co-op, Home Bargains, Iceland, Morrisons, Ocado, Poundland, Poundstretcher, Sainsbury's, Savers, Tesco, Wilko and Waitrose. Not all retailers will stock the full range.
You might also find some selected scents at Cash & Carries, Independent Retailers, Pharmacies or online retailers.
Have you ever used Zoflora? Let us know your favourite scent in the comments below.