What with the world descending into madness over the last year and a half, my search for the ultimate in safe cleaning and disinfecting reached an unprecedented fervor. Back in the spring of 2020, when we were disinfecting our groceries and the bottoms of our shoes, finding a natural cleaning product that was effective at killing everything while still being safe enough to use around our precious babies was of the utmost importance. And that’s when I discovered Force of Nature, which, I kid you not, is pure MAGIC.
It’s super safe.
This brilliant work of chemical wizardry uses little pods filled with a concentrated mixture of salt and vinegar that you drop into a bottle of water, press a button, and abracadabra, the whole thing gets electrolyzed to form an entirely new substance, sodium hydroxide and hypochlorous acid, which clean and disinfect like an all-natural bleach, while being 100% safe for babies, kids, pets, asthmatics, and people with sensory or skin sensitivities (aka: our entire household).
It’s super effective.
We use Force of Nature on everything — to clean the kitchen and bathrooms (it’s amazing on grime, grease, and soap scum), all surfaces, glass and windows, the baby’s high chair, the kids’ toys, our fabric couch, rugs, and curtains, and even the floors! Since the only ingredients are salt, vinegar, and water, there are no additives or fragrances, and the electrolyzing process just leaves behind the faintest hint of swimming pool chlorine, which doesn’t linger, but reassures you that you are, indeed, cleaning.
But the best part is that Force of Nature is now on the EPA list of approved disinfectants for killing COVID-19, which, in a house with two (as of yet) unvaccinated children, is HUGE. Check out all the research here.
It’s economical and environmentally friendly.
Ok, and the other best part? Using Force of Nature is so much for environmentally friendly and economical than buying traditional cleaners. First of all, you can replace literally ALL the other cleaners in your home with this one bottle. It seriously does it all. Second of all, because you’re using refillable bottles that last about 2 weeks, you are using less plastic (all you have are teeny tiny recyclable plastic capsules with the salt and vinegar mixture) and creating less waste. And thirdly (as if that weren’t enough), you save SO much money. The Starter Kit comes with 5 capsules, which will last you about 10 weeks, after which you just buy the activator capsules (a 50-count order will last you for 100 weeks!).
It’s truly natural!
Yes, there are other “natural” cleaners out there, but what does “natural” really mean? The cleaners may be free from allergens and surfactants (which is great, don’t get me wrong), but would you put it on your kid’s teething ring? Or clean their high chair tray with it? I know I wouldn’t — at least not without a thorough rinse afterwards. And there’s always the issue of natural products often just not being as effective as their hyper chemical counterparts, due to the lack of those very additives we want to avoid. It’s something that us natural living enthusiasts just kind of learn to live with. But with Force of Nature, you don’t need to make that compromise. It is as effective as bleach for deep cleaning and disinfecting, but is safe enough to use on things your little ones will have in their mouths; safe enough to use without gloves; safe enough to use literally anywhere!
Here are my fave uses for this magical cleaner:
- Countertop/stove/cabinet cleaning, disinfecting and degreasing
- Bathroom disinfecting and cleaning (great on the bathtub, toilets, sinks, and the kids’ bath toys!)
- Diaper pail disinfecting and odor eliminating
- Disinfecting all the kids’ toys and stuffies
- Stain removal for tough laundry stains
- Floor cleaning (I literally fill my spray mop with this stuff!)
- Upholstery cleaning and freshening (I regularly spray our couch, curtains, and rugs!)