Those that know me are aware that cleaning is not a chore I enjoy. I envy those that tell me it relieves stress. Are you sure? I might not get my kicks from cleaning, but that doesn’t mean I don’t love a clean home. Or that I haven’t bought into the Zoflora hype that’s dominated social media over the past couple of years. I even have my own Zoflora trigger spray bottle, which I use regularly throughout the house. I made it myself and I use it daily.
What is Zoflora and why do people care?
Zoflora is a concentrated disinfectant that you can buy in most supermarkets and discount stores. It claims to get rid of odours and to kill 99.9% of bacteria. It is a multipurpose disinfectant cleaner that can be used throughout the home.
If you speak to a Zoflora fan, they’re always quick to tell you which scent they like best. Country Garden, Lavender Escape, Bluebell Woods, Tropical Twist and Lemon Zing are just a handful of the scents available. Personally I’m a fan of Linen Fresh, because it reminds me of clean bedding, which is one of my favourite things in life.
From what I can gather, Mrs Hinch started telling her Instagram followers how she uses Zoflora and people went wild for it. I don’t know exactly why, but you can buy it in different scents and I think people like to pick and choose what their kitchen smells of.
I’ve always bought Dettol and a range of other kitchen and bathroom cleaners. I’ve never got excited about a cleaning product and I haven’t been loyal to any particular brand. Basically, if it’s on offer and there’s a note on the side saying it kills 99% of germs, I’m sold.
But when the Zoflora hype hit Instagram and Poundland started advertising Mrs Hinch’s number one product, I did take note. I am a sucker for a bit of Instagram hype. And I’m always seeking out things that will make life a bit easier and I certainly wasn’t a born cleaner and I can’t say that a disinfectant surface cleaner has ever caught my interest before.
I haven’t seen any premade Zoflora sprays available in the shop, but it is very each to make your own. That said, I draw the line at purchasing a personalised Zoflora trigger spray bottle. That, folks, is a step too far for me. But each to their own and if you are in the market for one of these cleaning accessories, then you’ll find some lovely designs over on Etsy.
How to make a Zoflora trigger spray bottle
I add 1.5 caps of Zoflora into an empty spray bottle and I top it up with water. This creates a light disinfectant spray that smells great.
These are my favourite places to spray my Zoflora mix:
- On cushions
- On curtains
- In the kitchen bin
- On cupboard doors
- In my cat’s litter tray
- On the Christmas tree (I make my own Christmas tree spray especially)
- In my son’s room (on the changing table, on his cot mattress and in his nappy bin)
- On all surfaces that are touched daily but aren’t always cleaned. Think door handles, light switches, remote controls and the phone
- As an air freshener
- On my computer keyboard
- On the radiators (they smell so nice when the heating comes on)
Is it worth having your own Zoflora disinfectant mist at the back of your cleaning cupboard?
As I’ve mentioned above, I would not go out and buy a personalised Zoflora trigger spray bottle. However, if you have an empty trigger spray bottle knocking about the house then you should make up a Zoflora disinfectant mist spray. Just add 1.5 capfuls to your bottle and top it up with water. You can, of course, use Zoflora in other ways, not just as a spray.
I often find myself spraying all over the house, on my son’s toys, even to help to disinfect beauty items. I certainly think it’s handy having a Zoflora surface cleaning spray in my cleaning cupboard and I’m sure, as time goes on, I’ll collect a few different scents!
Editor’s note: This post was originally published in June 2020, but it has been revamped for accuracy and comprehensiveness.