35 Uses For Zoflora (& Why You NEED To Add It To Your Cleaning Kit)

35 Uses For Zoflora: The Ultimate Guide For Cleaning Your Home

 

What is Zoflora? 

Zoflora
Why has the cleaning world gone crazy for it?

Even though it's been around for almost a century, Zoflora has suddenly become the latest must-have cleaning product, but what exactly is it? 

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. 

Cleaning vs. disinfecting 

Cleaning surface
What makes this cleaning product any different? 

There's a pretty big difference between cleaning and disinfecting that you need to know! 

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. 

How to use Zoflora

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. 

Zoflora warnings

Rubber gloves
You'll need to take a few precautions.

There are a few precautions to take when using Zoflora: 

  1. The bottle doesn't currently have a child-safe cap. Keep out of reach of children. 
  2. Always wear gloves when using and wash hands thoroughly after use. 
  3. Undiluted Zoflora is flammable, so don't expose it to open flames or heat.
  4. Never use on polished wood or painted surfaces.
  5. Always patch test before using on a new surface or furnishing.
  6. Don't use to clean bowls or bottles as it may taint them. 
  7. Never mix with other cleaning chemicals.  
  8. Remember that a certain level of exposure to bacteria is believed to be good for our immune systems. 

Is Zoflora pet safe?

Dog
It's great for getting rid of dog odours! 

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. 

1. 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. 

2. 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. 

3. 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. 

4. 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. 

What about using Zoflora in the hallway? 

5. Welcome mat

welcome mat
Spritz before guests arrive.

Worried your house might smell?  Give guests a good first impression by spritzing a little Zoflora right by the door. Spray diluted solution onto the mat and leave to dry. 

TOP TIP: Make a sensory experience in your house by using a different Zoflora scent for cleaning in each room. 

6. Smelly shoes

Smelly shoes
Just leave overnight. 

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! 

Will Zoflora clean the kitchen? 

7. Fridge freezer

fridge freezer
Stop the spread of bacteria in your fridge. 

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.

8. Countertops

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. 

9. Kitchen bin

kitchen bin
Clean inside and out.

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. 

10. Cupboard doors

Use a spray bottle filled with diluted Zoflora to wipe down cupboards, inside and out - don't forget the handles!

11. Tap

Just think how much bacteria is lurking on your tap! Wipe with a diluted solution of Zoflora. 

12. Sink

clean sponges
Sponges are full of bacteria.

Keep your sink ready for food prep by disinfecting it regularly.

Pop the plug in and add 1 capful of Zoflora, then fill the sink with hot water. Leave overnight and wake up to a fragrant home. 

TOP TIP: While you're at it, add sponges and cloths to the water to disinfect them too.

Where should I use Zoflora in the living room?

13. Remote control

remote control
Disinfect all your gadgets.

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. 

14. Coffee table

Carefully wipe coffee stains off your tables with some diluted Zoflora and a cloth. Don't use on polished wood.

15. Shelves

shelves
Trap dust with a microfibre cloth.

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. 

16. 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! 

Can I use Zoflora in the nursery? 

17. Nappy bins

Just like normal bins, nappy bins need cleaning too. Wipe down a nappy bin with diluted Zoflora and a cloth to disinfect it.

18. Potty

Keep your toddler's potty fresh with regular disinfecting. Empty the potty and clean with diluted Zoflora. 

19. Changing mat

Spray diluted Zoflora onto the mat and wipe with a cloth. 

20. Mattress

mattress
Get your mattress smelling fresh.

We all know accidents happen. Spray diluted Zoflora onto the mattress and then leave to dry. 

Help me clean my bathroom with Zoflora

21. 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.

22. 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. 

23. Bathroom surfaces

You can use Zoflora on bathroom surfaces too! Spray diluted solution and wipe down with a cloth.

24. Toilet

toilet cleaning
It's so easy! 

Make your bathroom smell amazing with this easy cleaning trick.

Pour undiluted Zoflora into the toilet bowl and use the toilet brush to spread it around the bowl. 

25. 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!

26. In the cistern 

Every now and then, add a capful of Zoflora to the cistern of your toilet - the smell will come through with every flush! 

Take Zoflora outdoors

27. Patio

patio
Clean up your patio with Zoflora.

We bet you hadn't thought of this! 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. 

28. Drain

Pour 1 capful of Zoflora down smelly drains. 

29. Outdoor furniture and play equipment

For carefree outdoor dining and play, wipe down with diluted Zoflora and a cloth. 

30. 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.

31. Garden tools

Wipe down garden tools with diluted Zoflora to remove harmful bacteria. 

What about using it in vehicles?

32. Air vents

car air vents
No need for an air freshener here!

Clean air vents with diluted Zoflora. Every time air blows through them, so will a gorgeous waft of your favourite Zoflora scent. 

33. Car interiors

Does your car stink? Spray diluted Zoflora onto car interiors and wipe with a cloth.

34. Air fresheners

Refresh a disposable air freshener by leaving in a capful of Zoflora overnight.

Uses for Zoflora in the laundry 

35. Washing machine

washing machine
Use alongside fabric softener.

Clean your washing machine by wiping down the outside with a cloth and diluted Zoflora. Clean the inside of the machine by pouring 1 capful into the machine and running a hot cycle. 

You can also use it in your washes to kill bacteria. Just pour one capful into the fabric softener drawer - we love doing this for towels and bedding. 

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! 

Where can I buy Zoflora? 

Zoflora scents
Collect them all!

Zoflora is available in 19 scents from the following stockists: 

  • Bluebell Woods - B&M and Wilko.
  • Bouquet - Asda, B&M, Home Bargains, Morrisons, Sainsbury's, Savers and Wilko.
  • Citrus Fresh - Home Bargains, Sainsbury's and Savers. 
  • Country Garden -Home Bargains.
  • Fresh Home - Asda, B&M, Morrisons, Pound Stretcher, Wilko.
  • Hyacinth - Home bargains, Savers and Wilko. 
  • Lavender - B&M, Home Bargains, Iceland, Morrisons, Sainsbury's, Savers and Wilko. 
  • Lavender Escape - Asda, Co-op, Morrisons, Ocado, Sainsbury's and Tesco. 
  • Lemon Zing - Asda, Morrisons and Sainsbury's.
  • Linen Fresh - Asda, B&M, Morrisons, Ocado, Sainsbury's, Savers and Tesco. 
  • Paradise Peach - Co-op, Morrisons, Sainsbury's, Tesco and Waitrose. 
  • Rose - Home Bargains and Savers. 
  • Springtime - Home Bargains, Morrisons, Sainsbury's, Savers and Wilko. 
  • Summer Bouquet - Independent retailers. 
  • Summer Breeze - Home Bargains, Sainsbury's and Wilko. 
  • Sweet Pea - Independent retailers. 
  • Tropical Twist - Co-op, Morrisons, Sainsbury's, Tesco and Waitrose. 
  • Twilight Garden - Asda, Morrisons, Ocado, Sainsbury's, Tesco and Waitrose. 
  • Very Berry - Asda, Morrisons and Sainsbury's. 

You might also find some selected scents at Cash & Carries, Independent Retailers and Pharmacies including Poundland, Aldi, and Amazon. 

Zoflora also creates limited edition fragrances such as Pink Grapefruit - snap them up before they're gone! 

Dettol is an alternative to Zoflora but does not come in the same array of fragrances. 

Have you ever used Zoflora? Let us know your favourite scent in the comments below. 

Author

Joanne A

Editor

Expert in finding beautiful solutions for small and rented spaces. Would happily spend the rest of my life shopping for homewares and watching Disney movies - I only wish I had Cinderella's army of mice to help me clean!

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  1. Author Silva on September 28, 2018 at 8:36 am

    I keep a big stash of Christmas one winter spice and put it in a water feature in my rooms. Come home and switch on and the house smells Christmassy all the time.

    1. Author Joanne A on October 3, 2018 at 10:16 am

      That's a fantastic idea! Will also keep the water nice and clean.

    Reply
  2. Author Mary Clarke on September 28, 2018 at 7:25 pm

    actually looking forward to housework !

    1. Author Joanne A on October 3, 2018 at 10:17 am

      That's always a good sign, Mary! Thanks for getting in touch.

    Reply
  3. Author Jackie on October 1, 2018 at 9:17 am

    I can't use this as my husband is allergic to strong smells, perfumes etc. Could you make it fragrance free?

    1. Author Joanne A on October 3, 2018 at 10:23 am

      Hi Jackie! Unfortunately, all of Zoflora's cleaning products are pretty heavily fragranced, but you could try an alternative disinfectant such as Dettol.

    Reply
  4. Author Marianne Green on October 1, 2018 at 9:17 am

    I've used Zoflora for years. It has amazing perfumes, that smell quite natural, not artificially sweet or scented. I love it. Reading all the places where it can be used, I can see I haven't made the most of it yet. Thank you for all the tips!

    1. Author Joanne A on October 3, 2018 at 10:24 am

      You're very welcome, Marianne!

    Reply
  5. Author angela white on October 1, 2018 at 9:29 am

    i love zolflora as when i wash my floor it smell so fresh i use carnations and roses i wipe my radiators down with it and when the heating on you can smell it i spray my curtins also zolflora the one for me

    1. Author Joanne A on October 3, 2018 at 10:24 am

      We love using it on radiators too!

    Reply
  6. Author Lynn Powell on October 1, 2018 at 9:34 am

    Zoflora reminds me of my grandparents. The smell was overpowering!! I have bought it myself since, but there are so many choices of fragrances. I've never found one I really like, and once the bottle has been opened, it must be finished before I can think about buying another. I would like something light and fresh. Also, how much can you dilute Zoflora until it is no longer effective? Thank you Lynn (Powell)

    1. Author Joanne A on October 3, 2018 at 10:28 am

      Hi Lynn. Our favorites are Linen Fresh and Twilight Garden. Have you tried these yet? I'd say the max dilution is about 1 capful for every 400ml of water for it to still be effective.

    Reply
  7. Author Sue Norton on October 1, 2018 at 9:57 am

    I love Zoflora, the smells are beautiful. I use it in the kitchen, to mop floors, units and the bin. I put some with water in a spray bottle and freshen mattresses and carpets. The Christmas scents are part of my Christmas routine, to make the house smell ready for Christmas when guests visit.

    1. Author Joanne A on October 3, 2018 at 10:31 am

      We can't wait for the Christmas scents to come out!

    Reply
  8. Author CAJ on October 1, 2018 at 11:55 am

    I use the Linen scented one, in my washing machine ,especially with delicate wash items lovely.

    1. Author Joanne A on October 3, 2018 at 10:38 am

      Same here! It's great for getting bacteria out of towels.

    Reply
  9. Author Ali Dixon on October 1, 2018 at 1:15 pm

    Ive used Zoflora all my life. My mum used to use it to spray diluted on the washing when ironing. I buy the pet version for my dogs bedding. Such good value too. I love the choice of fragrances, uses are endless....

    1. Author Joanne A on October 3, 2018 at 10:45 am

      Very true - It's really affordable!

    Reply
  10. Author Zoe Burnett on October 1, 2018 at 2:57 pm

    I love zoflora .... I use rose the most... But have just started using the big pet friendly sent. It is excellent for removing puppy smells.????

    1. Author Joanne A on October 3, 2018 at 10:45 am

      We've not tried the pet one, but will have to give it a go!

    Reply
  11. Author Vicky Metcalfe on October 1, 2018 at 6:18 pm

    I love zoflora, my favourite has to be sweet pea or the linen and springtime.But I like them all.

    1. Author Joanne A on October 3, 2018 at 10:46 am

      We'll have to give sweet pea a try. Got to collect them all!

    Reply
  12. Author Heather Gale on October 1, 2018 at 6:41 pm

    First time I encountered zoflora was when our cleaning lady was washing the floors ᵃⁿᵈ I said that’s gorgeous. Bouquet is my all time favourite but I like citrus in the bathroom

    1. Author Joanne A on October 3, 2018 at 10:47 am

      It's wonderful stuff!

    Reply
  13. Author Patricia Anne Wilson on October 2, 2018 at 11:42 am

    I have used Zoflora all my married life (40+ years). My Mum first told me about it. She used it all the time. Love the Lavender one, even though I have seen and tried other perfumes. A real " must" for my cleaning cupboard..

    1. Author Joanne A on October 3, 2018 at 10:47 am

      It's amazing that it's only just become so popular when it's been around for so long! Thanks for sharing, Patricia!

    Reply
  14. Author Lesley Reeves on October 3, 2018 at 7:08 am

    I love Zoflora but didn't know there were so many different scents available - will be looking out for them all. The suitcase tip is great, will try that one and the washing machine tips too, thank you.

    1. Author Joanne A on October 3, 2018 at 10:50 am

      You're welcome, Lesley!

    Reply
  15. Author Gemma on October 4, 2018 at 8:40 am

    I wash my radiators down with diluted zoflora and sometimes put some on kitchen roll and put them on the radiator so when there switched on the whole house smells lovely.

    1. Author Joanne A on October 4, 2018 at 9:12 am

      Lovely idea!

    Reply
  16. Author Tasha Murphy on October 22, 2018 at 3:01 pm

    Is it hot water u dilute it with for washing down counters or rubbing on radiators etc?? Loving the smell of them can't believe i never knew about them till now 🙈

    1. Author Joanne A on October 22, 2018 at 5:02 pm

      Hi Tasha. We'd use warm water, but it's completely up to you. We don't know how Zoflora has stayed under the radar for so long either!

    Reply
  17. Author Chrissy on November 20, 2018 at 10:06 am

    Oh my word! I now have a Zoflora fetish, I need to have all the fragrances...Is this normal? :D

    1. Author Joanne A on November 20, 2018 at 10:45 am

      Completely normal if you ask me, Chrissy! Do you have a favourite?

    Reply
  18. Author Heather Collinson on November 24, 2018 at 7:16 pm

    Where & when can I buy the Christmas scented ones?

    1. Author Joanne A on November 26, 2018 at 9:28 am

      Hi Heather! It looks like the Christmas scents have been popping up in all the regular stores that Zoflora is sold in. You should be able to get them now, but they're very popular, so they might be selling out in your local shops. Just keep an eye out and hopefully you'll find them soon!

    Reply

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