Why we love Force of Nature?
The founders of Force of Nature are Sandy Posa and Melissa Lush. Both are parents and come from innovative backgrounds. Sandy created products for brands like Kraft, Gatorade, Quaker Oats, and Gillette while Melissa worked hard at innovating products for Proctor & Gamble. Though this alone makes both Mr. Posa and Ms. Lush impressive, what was most impressive about Force of Nature was the passion and dedication that I experienced when I spoke with (almost) everyone in their company. When trying to source new companies to work with I reach out directly to the wholesaler, I want to learn about the products, find out what they are passionate about, determine where their products are made, and how they help make the world a better place. Not only does Force of Nature make an amazing product, but their drive to make the world better resonates in everything they do.
Q: Does it kill viruses and bacteria?
A: Yes Force of Nature is an EPA registered disinfectant & sanitizer registered for use in hospitals, ICUs, schools, daycares, veterinary clinics and more. It kills 99.9% of germs including Norovirus, Influenza A, Salmonella, MRSA, Staph & Listeria when used as directed. EPA registration information here.
Q: Does this kill coronavirus? Does it kill the Delta variant?
A: Force of Nature is on EPA’s list N, the disinfectants approved for use against COVID-19. Force of Nature has demonstrated effectiveness against viruses harder to kill than SARS-CoV-2 on hard, non-porous surfaces. Therefore, Force of Nature can be used against COVID-19 when used in accordance with the directions for use against Norovirus on hard non-porous surfaces. EPA expects all products on List N to kill all strains and variants of SARS-CoV-2. EPA Emerging Pathogen Policy info here. EPA registration information here.
Q: Does it have a scent?
A: Force of Nature has no added fragrances, so it’s perfect for families struggling with asthma and allergies. It has a light swimming pool scent that’s naturally created when salt, water & vinegar are electrolyzed. The scent is from the active ingredient, hypochlorous acid, which is the same active ingredient commonly used in wound, eye & veterinary care products.
Q: Why does the cleaner only last 2 weeks?
A: Just like bubbles in a carbonated drink, hypochlorous acid starts to dissipate over time. To be sure Force of Nature is at its optimal power, you should use it within 2 weeks. The bottle is 12 oz, vs a typical cleaner which is around 26-32 oz. Most families use about a bottle a week when they use it for all their cleaning, disinfecting & deodorizing needs (replacing disinfectants, deodorizers, kitchen, bath & glass cleaners). Families who also use it on floors & rugs use it even more. The light ring around the bottom of the Electrolyzer is color-coded to let you know when it’s time to make a new batch.
Q: Are your capsules recyclable?
A: Yes! And our bottles are re-usable, so you can completely eliminate all those wasteful single-use bottles.
Q: Does it work with hard water?
A: If you have hard water (> 100ppm), please use a water softener, distilled or de-ionized water instead of tap water. This is because the minerals in hard water interfere with the chemistry, making the cleaner less effective, and can shorten the life of your Force of Nature.
Q: Can I use it to clean stone? On what other surfaces?
A: Use it to clean virtually any surface – sealed stone including granite, marble & quartz, wood, laminate, stainless steel, glass, grout, tile, porcelain, plastic, rubber & even on high chair trays & cutting boards. Deodorize trash, diaper pails, kitty litter, pet toys & bedding. Clean colorfast rugs (great for pet accidents!), stuffed animals, carseats & strollers. Always test first for colorfastness in an inconspicuous spot, let dry before proceeding and don’t use on fabrics labeled “only non-chlorine bleach”. Because Force of Nature has no whiteners like bleach or titanium, it won’t remove set in rust, hard water, or mold stains on porous surfaces. With soap scum, depending on build-up & surface porosity, you may need a mild abrasive like baking soda with your scrub brush the first few times. This is because soap scum builds up in layers & can require a few applications to break down. If you’re using Force of Nature on brass or copper, either rinse with water or wipe until it’s thoroughly dry because it shouldn’t sit on soft metals over time.
Q: How do I use it to disinfect or sanitize?
A: We’re glad you asked because a lot of people don’t know the proper way to use disinfectants (not just Force of Nature)! On hard, non-porous surfaces, clean the surface of soil or residue so that the disinfectant can come into contact with 100% of the surface. Spray Force of Nature on the surface until thoroughly wet. Allow the surface to remain wet for 10 minutes. Let dry naturally or wipe the surface with a clean cloth or towel. Most people don’t realize that the disinfectants you buy at the store typically have a 10 minute dwell time and that you need to pre-clean the surface. No matter what disinfectant you use, don’t forget to read the usage instructions carefully.
Shipping Weight: 1.9 pounds
Product Dimensions: 13.0 x 8.5 x 3.5 in
Activator Base: 8.25 x 3.0 x 4.25 in
12 oz Activator Bottle: 11.0 x 3.5 x 2.75 in
12 oz All-Purpose Spray Bottle: 11.0 x 3.5 x 2.75 in
Capsule 5 Pack: 4.5 x 3.0 x 0.4
Power Cord: 5.1 x 4.6 x 3.2