Clever uses for Zoflora

Founded in 1922, Zoflora’s famous concentrated disinfectant has been a staple for households for nearly a century. 

Effective and inexpensive, it’s readily available and has a huge number of uses – one bottle can replace several other cleaning products around the home.

Thanks to celebrities like Mrs Hinch, Zoflora has lately been enjoying new popularity with people who might not have discovered it before.

Whether you’re a longtime user or a first-time fan of the cleaning product, today we’re sharing some of the cleverest uses for Zoflora. Will you give any a go?

Freshen your drains

If you have any kitchen or sink drains that need freshening up, a capful of Zoflora can quickly do the trick. Pour some down the drain, leave for a few minutes, then run the tap with hot water for another minute or two.

Clean the dishwasher

It’s a good idea to clean the dishwasher from time to time, and you don’t need any fancy products to do this. Put Zoflora where your washing liquid or tablets would usually go then run the dishwasher on empty. It will be left clean and smelling fresh again. It works for your washing machine, too!

Disinfect the floors

You can disinfect your floors and leave the whole house smelling fresh by adding a capful of Zoflora to the water in your steam mop, then use as usual. It will leave behind a fresh scent and will quickly disinfect your floors, too.

Refresh car fresheners

If you use a car air freshener that isn’t giving off much scent anymore, try this trick instead of buying a new one. Soak in Zoflora and leave to dry, then place them back in the car – they’ll be as good as new!

Keep the loo brush fresh

Put some Zoflora in the bottom of your toilet brush container to help disinfect between uses and keep the loo brush smelling fresh.

Make your own fabric freshener

Instead of buying expensive fabric freshener, Zoflora can do the job just as well. Mix a capful or two with water in a spray bottle, then lightly spray over upholstery, curtains and even your mattress.

Disinfect your favourite washing cloths

For washing cloths, sponges and mop heads, you can clean and disinfect them using Zoflora. Fill a basin with warm water then add a few capfuls of Zoflora concentrate. Leave your cloths to soak for roughly 20 minutes, then rinse, strain, and hang to dry. They’ll be clean and smell fresh as new.

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11th Jun 2020
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When we had dogs, one liked to use a particular area as his personal lavatory but an occasional application of Zoflora ensured this part of the garden remained smell free.
14th Mar 2020
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I put a little in the bottom of the bin. Then when I change the bag, I rinse it out and put in fresh. Especially handy in my sons room, helps (helps!) to keep it smelling fresh!
14th Mar 2020
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my mom always put a few drops into the washing machine, clothes smelled lovely.
14th Mar 2020
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In our house 'Flower Shop' was the scent of choice! More modern scents now like my current one 'Mandarin and Lime'. As a child I remember it being stocked in the chemist and imagined it was
If you haven't used it before remember that a little goes a long way!
14th Mar 2020
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Haven't used it for many years but bought a supply while we were at Crufts last weekend.
13th Mar 2020
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Always have it in the house and caravan. Excellent
12th Mar 2020
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Very handy at the moment with the Corona Virus.
24th Nov 2019
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I have often seen Zoflora in the shops but never tried it, Shall definitely try it after reading this. Thank you
30th Jul 2019
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I bought my first bottle this week ... the linen one, and I love it! I ran it through both my dishwasher and washing machine and they both smell fresh now
25th Jul 2019
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I love Zoflora. It;s good value for money and doesn't have the horrible disinfectanty smell that other cheap brands have. Everywhere just smell fresh and clean.
25th Jul 2019
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I've used zoflora for years. Dont even recall how I discovered it. I've used it for all of the above.
A couple of extras ..once I've washed up pots etc for the day I pour a capsule into the washing up bowl, add some hot water and leave over night. Not only does it make sure my plastic bowl is disinfected but it leaves a lovely scent drifting through the house.
When painting and decorating is done but that new paint smell lingers, put a zoflora/water mix in a plastic bowl and leave in the room with windows and doors shut. It draws the paint smell and leaves a fresh one behind.
If you have pets, cats especially, and they have an accident or vomit in the house, spray 50/50 zoflora/water over the cleaned area. It removes any lingering odour and in the case of cat sprays it deters them from repeating.
25th Jul 2019
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I love Zoflora - I clean for a living and would be ecstatic if Zoflora would sell its product in commercial size containers. I have to buy the larger bottles but it’s not ideal. A wholesale online supplier would be great.

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