Alright, guys… I fell for a Facebook ad. Ok, so it’s not the first time, but hey, it’s worked out well every time I’ve fallen for one, so that’s a good thing, right (just nod your head in agreement… it will make me feel better)? Maybe I’m a good skeptic and only fall for the ones I know will work out in my favor or maybe I’m just lucky, but back to the original reason I fell for the Force of Nature ad.
No, I’m not talking about a hurricane, tornado, or any other natural disaster: it’s a cleaning product. One you make AT HOME. Weird, right? Now, if you know me well at all you know I hate bleach. So much so I don’t even know if we currently have a bottle of bleach in our house right now <gasp!>. But seriously, guys… bleach has been proven to be more harmful than beneficial (don’t just take my word for it… do your own research. No, really. Do it… you’ll thank me later) and there are other cleaning products out there that disinfect as well or better than bleach. This ad claimed that the cleaning product is proven to be more effective at disinfecting than bleach, is completely safe around infants and pets (yes, Rem the chiweenie… it’s safe for you, too, buddy), doesn’t stain or discolor fabrics, deodorizes, is cheaper to produce, does your laundry, and cooks breakfast for you. You can’t just blow up my Facebook feed with these claims and not pique my interest, sneaky marketing people.
Since they had such a “great deal” with a Facebook discount code I decided what’s the harm in just trying it. I mean, I’m getting a good deal! Yeah… just let me believe that, k? So… after it arrived, here’s what happened…
I. Love. It. No joke-this stuff is amazing! I’ve been using it for about a year now and I have to tell you… it’s my go-to for cleaning almost anything. Here’s why I love it:
- Safe around kids and pets
- Disinfects better than bleach
- Doesn’t stain my fabrics
- Deodorizes (hey… I know you have stinky shoes, too… don’t act like you don’t)
- Cost effective
- Refills may be ordered on Amazon… AMAZON, YOU GUYS. If that doesn’t sell you on this product, I don’t know what will…
How it Works
Force of Nature uses only salt, vinegar, and water that uses electricity to create electrolyzed water making a product that disinfects and deodorizes in a safe, non-toxic way. A starter kit includes a spray bottle, a mixing bottle, a 5-pack of salt and vinegar mix refills, and the device that electrifies the salt, vinegar, and water to create the Force of Nature cleaner.
So far, so good. I’ve had great luck with it as a cleaner and deodorizer and it is far cheaper than purchasing multiple products. My favorite part is that it is so safe I sometimes spray down my child’s pacifiers, rinse, and they’re good to go! It is now my everything cleaner from counter tops, sinks, bathroom counters, stinky shoes, wet dog smell (looking at you, Rem), and any general messes I come across. I’ll have to confess I always forget to try it out on carpet stains. We generally don’t have massive stains in our carpet, but what I do come across I find myself grabbing the Resolve and forgetting all about my handy-dandy cure all on my counter top.
It’s really simple to make the cleaner and even easier to order refills. I purchase mine on Amazon, because, well… Amazon.
The negatives here aren’t even really completely negative. They’re more minor annoyances I’ve found, which to me don’t outweigh the perks of having such an effective non-toxic every day cleaner.
My spray bottle has somehow managed to become defunct, which, to be brutally honest didn’t disappoint me, but gave me a reason to purchase a super cute new spray bottle from Target with “So fresh and so clean” emblazoned on the front of it. Who wouldn’t want one of those???
More on the bottles… the bottle system used to create the solution is, well, leaky. Maybe it’s just me, but it leaks like CRAZY when I pour the finished solution into the spray bottle. What do I see when it leaks all of my brand spanking newly created cleaner down the sink? Literal $$$ down the drain, people. However, I never use all 12 ounces created in a 14-day time frame anyway, so it’s not that devastating. It actually just now occurred to me that their customer service may have a solution or a replacement, so… contact them I did. I’ll update you on how that turns out when they respond.
What’s with 14 days, you ask? Yeah… there’s another negative. The ingredients in the cleaner break down over time, so its maximum effectiveness has a 14 day window before it becomes much less effective of a cleaner.
But What Do I REALLY Think?
Totally worth replacing many other cleaners! My selling points: easy to make, safe, cleans effectively, competitive price. I found myself cleaning A LOT of things in my house with vinegar. While that’s fairly effective, vinegar isn’t necessarily safe on many surfaces and stinks. Like, smells horrible for days. Overall, I can’t say enough good things about Force of Nature as a safe, effective cleaner. You’ll see it on my counter top ready to kill germs and squash the stench for a long time to come!