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6 Awesome Uses For Force Of Nature Cleaner

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About a month ago, I wrote a Force of Nature cleaner review. It still remains one of my favorite cleaning gadgets, and I’d love to expand more on my favorite uses for Force of Nature. I truly believe it is one of the best ways to keep my house safe, clean, and healthy.

Force of Nature is a small appliance that creates electrolyzed water (hypochlorous acid) using just water, salt, and vinegar. It is a gentle cleaning solution that is 100% safe to be used by and around your children & pets. Even though it’s gentle and safe, it’s incredibly tough on germs. It cleans over 99% of bacteria and other germs from surfaces.

It’s pretty impressive, and while hypochlorous acid has been used in industrial spaces for years, we haven’t had a great way to make it at home (it only lasts about 2 weeks until it loses potency, so making it to sell in stores is near impossible. Making small frequent batches is important) until recently. The Force of Nature cleaning appliance is incredible!

While I expected Force of Nature to clean up tough messes, I didn’t expect it to solve a number of issues that I had been tolerating with no clear solution for several months. It has been an amazing discovery and I’m so glad I pulled the plug to purchase it.

If you are interested in my original review and more details about the product itself, you can see that post here: Force of Nature Cleaner – Non-Toxic Cleaning Made Easy

Without further ado, here are my top 6 favorite uses for Force of Nature so far:

1. Removing Instant Pot Sealing Ringing Smell

instant-pot-sealing-ring-smellIf you have an instant pot, you are probably well aware that the silicone sealing ring on the lid can easily absorb odors from various dishes. Mine loves to hold on to the chili smell, which isn’t pleasant when I am trying to make yogurt or another sweeter dish.

I tried out my Force of Nature on the sealing ring and was amazed at how well it killed off lingering odors. I will say it wasn’t 100%, but it did eliminate it about 90%. MUCH better than what I had been able to get previously with just washing with soap and water, soaking, etc.

I am also speculating that if I soaked the sealing ring in the Force of Nature solution that it might completely disappear. I am a bit stingy with my solution, so I haven’t tried soaking it yet since that would require more. All I did to remove about 90% of the smell was spray it on, let it sit a minute, and wipe it off (I did this twice). I also sprayed some in the inner part and spun the ring a bit to let the solution roll through the inner part of the ring.

All in all, I’m thrilled that this is really deep cleaning the odor out of the sealing ring for me!

2. Disinfecting and Deodorizing Diaper Pail

force-of-nature-cleaner-on-diaper-pailsDisinfecting and deodorizing my diaper pail has never been so easy! Before I got Force of Nature, this was a job I definitely didn’t do as often as I should have. When I did do it, I would fill it partway with water and add about 1/4 cup bleach and let it soak.

I absolutely love that Force of Nature takes the hassle out of this chore. No more bleach, no more soaking… I just spray the solution all over the inside, let it sit for a minute or so, then wipe it out and it’s ready to be used again almost immediately. It completely eliminated any lingering odors and I know it’s perfectly clean. No strong cleaning odors filling the air, either.

It doesn’t matter if you have a pail for cloth diapers or disposables–Force of Nature will clean up any odors or germs!

3. Cleaning Up Raw Meat Juices

force-of-nature-cleaner-raw-meat-juiceFor general day-to-day cleanliness, I often just wipe my counters down with my microfiber cloths and water. But when I’ve been handling raw meat, I always spray the area down with my Force of Nature afterwards. Force of Nature kills over 99% of germs, and raw meat juices can be full of them.

Listeria, E. Coli, Salmonella…these are just some of the pathogens that can be present in raw meat juices. Cleaning up properly after meat juice is incredibly important.

Not only do I use Force of Nature on the counter after prepping meat to cook, but if the package of meat was sitting in the refrigerator to thaw, I will often wipe down that shelf in the fridge with it, too.

I’ll also spray it inside my reusable shopping bags after bringing home groceries in case any of the juices leaked out. I always try to put meats in a bag that has an inner layer that is wipeable, and that makes this easy.

4. Cleaning Mold off of Window Frames

force-of-nature-cleaner-on-moldFor some odd reason, my house gets a little too humid in the winter. I live in Minnesota where the air is cold and dry, but somehow my indoor humidity is just a tad on the high side and I’ve yet to figure out why. If your humidity is above 40% in your home, you can get condensation on your windows which can lead to mold growth. Humidity in the 40s can be tricky to notice because it doesn’t have the heavy feel or the damp smell that humidity over 50% can bring, but it can still do some damage.

Our windows were very wet and our Google Nest had our indoor humidity pegged at 46%. We would wipe it down, but the condensation would be back pretty quickly.

Step one to cleaning the mold off the window frames was to get a dehumidifier. Thankfully my parents had one we could use.

The next step was to make sure we were doing what we could to keep excess moisture at bay, such as always running the exhaust fans in the kitchen and bathrooms.

Once we got the moisture under control (we now are able to hold steady at 38-39% humidity), we were able to tackle the mold.

I sprayed Force of Nature liberally along the parts of the window frames covered in mold and allowed it to sit for about a minute to make sure the spores were killed. Then I wiped it off best I could.

Force of Nature does not whiten the way bleach does, but that was ideal for my window frames because they are wooden, not vinyl, so bleaching them would damage the color. The wood was starting to soften, so I color-matched a wood filler and filled it in where needed. Now we just need to keep it dry in here, and we should be good to go. (Just noting that Force of Nature did not restore the color–that was my wood filler. But it killed the mold and it keeps it from coming back as long as you keep the moisture at bay!)

5. Gently Working Out Set-In Stains

force-of-nature-cleaner-on-diapersAnother thing I love to do with my Force of Nature cleaner is work on set-in stains. It can remove stains from clothing or other materials without bleaching it out, making it good to use on colored fabrics. I was able to remove some old mold stains from a diaper shell with it. It also helped lift some old carpet stains!

I took my Force of Nature and saturated the stain with it, let it sit for a minute, then I worked on scrubbing it out. For the most stubborn stains, I had to do it two to three times, but I imagine if I had soaked it in Force of Nature I wouldn’t have needed to do that.

6. Deodorizing the Litter Box & Taming Dog Smells

force-of-nature-pet-odorsWe recently got a little kitty, and I love using my Force of Nature to deodorize and clean around the litter box. Force of Nature makes it so easy to keep it clean and smelling fresh. I love knowing that it’s perfectly safe to use around my pets.

It is also great for spraying down and deodorizing my dog’s kennel and bed, too. I’m kind of obsessed with spraying this stuff on anything that smells remotely bad. I love that the scent it has is so mild and fades after a minute or two. It’s not overwhelming or overpowering like Febreeze or other similar deodorizers, and there is nothing synthetic about it. Here is some more information about fragrances and why we should avoid them.

Force of Nature Made A HUGE Difference

The Force of Nature cleaner made a huge difference in our home. Taking the hassle and worry out of cleaning is a huge blessing for every parent. No longer do I have to worry about harsh cleaners being used around my kids. I also don’t need to worry about cleaners accidentally being left out where they can get a hold of them and possibly ingest some or get some in their eye (is it just my son that always angles the sprayer on the bottle toward his face before he pulls the trigger?)

I no longer need to worry about if particular cleaners are safe on the surface I want to use them on–Force of Nature can be used on any surface! It has really helped us simplify our home and make it as safe as possible.

If you are interested in more information on the Force of Nature cleaner, here is my detailed review about Force of Nature and all it can do.

The best place to purchase Force of Nature is at its website. I recommend that you sign up for Force of Nature’s email list–they will send you a coupon code! You can do that at the Force of Nature website. Here is a link to the shop page to see all purchasing options. It is also available at Amazon, but it costs more there and you don’t get to use the manufacturer coupons you get from signing up for the email list.

Update November 2019:

BIG SALE!

If you purchase the Force of Nature cleaning appliance in November, you can receive 50% off Starter Kits & free shipping with code LOVEIT. Or get $45 any bundle & free shipping with code BUNDLEUP. Read this Force of Nature cleaner review to learn more.

What do you think of the Force of Nature? Do you have one already? What is your favorite use? Let me know in the comments!

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Holly Lee

I'm Holly and I'm the mom of two awesome young boys. We have been cloth diapering for 5 years. My family and I live in Minnesota with our dog, Ruby, and cat, Gherkin. Outside of Rocking the Cloth, I am also a middle school teacher. Thank you for visiting Rocking the Cloth--feel free to email me at holly@rockingthecloth.com if you have any questions or concerns. I'd love to help!

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22 Comments

  1. Eric Cantu says:

    You know my girlfriend’s mom swears by this stuff and I hadn’t even heard of it. How did you first get introduced to it? These are great suggestions you offer. I didn’t really believe her when she said it was quite the one stop shop for cleaning, getting rid of odors, and more. Nicely written article. I’m gonna send it her way! She’ll love it! lol. Thank you!

    1. Holly Lee says:

      Glad you found it helpful, Eric! To be honest, I don’t remember the first time I came across this product. I was introduced to it somewhere along the way..perhaps a blog post or an ad? I was immediately interested, but I did not pull the trigger for a long time because the initial cost (about $90, though I did apply a promo code and that lowered it) is more than I typically spend on cleaning products…especially one product!

      But then I had a friend purchase it and she seemed to really like it. My in-laws gave me a bit of money for my birthday and I decided to go for it. I’m so glad I did! I’m kind of obsessed with it. 🙂

  2. Okay, Holly.  You got me.  That windowsill treatment for mold is a winner!  

    If it works for me, I’ll recommend it to the tenants living in the upcountry Maui houses I manage.  

    Most folks don’t realize just how humid and damp it gets on the higher slopes of the Haleakala Mountain.  I have to keep reminding them that they have to think rainforest.  It is where we live…and mold loves it just as much as we do.

    1. Holly Lee says:

      Hi Netta! It’s an amazing product for keeping mold at bay. It’s SO simple to use…no more trying to ventilate the air when using bleach or trying to keep the bleach from staining the wood.

      I know some people use tea tree oil to kill mold, and I’m sure it works to some extent but I wanted to make sure I was really killing it before wiping it up so as not to send spores into the air.

      Just so you know, if the mold stains it doesn’t necessarily bleach out that stain (since it’s not bleach), but in my case that was a good thing. But I was able to color match pretty well with wood filler to cover the stain.

  3. Sujandar Mahesan says:

    Force of Nature Cleaner looks like an essential cleaning essence to have in our houses. I can’t believe that it eliminates the litter box odor. That is something that I have found really hard to eliminate with all the other cleaning sprays. Thank you for sharing this awesome article with us.

    1. Holly Lee says:

      You’re welcome, Sujandar!

  4. ecpags74 says:

    Holly,

    I’ve never heard of this before, but it sounds amazing!  I don’t have children in diapers any more, but my oldest daughter does.  I will let her know about this.

    I used to live in Minnesota and we loved it.  My daughters’ school was the only one in Minnesota that won the Presidential Blue Ribbon award that year.  Great place with great people!

    Thanks,

    Ellen

    1. Holly Lee says:

      Thanks Ellen! Minnesota is definitely a great place to live. 🙂

  5. cheriri says:

    This product really sounds like a must-have in every home. I like the concept that it is non-toxic, especially considering that harsh chemicals are endocrine disrupting. One can have peace of mind with Force of nature and it’s many uses. I use a similar natural product as Amazon does not ship to my country. Thanks for an insightful article.

    1. Holly Lee says:

      That’s awesome Cheriri! I’m so glad you were able to get something like this!

  6. Miche says:

    Wow! it’s a very useful tool! I didn’t even thought about how many uses could have a tools like that and it does his job in a clean and safe way! Maybe if everyone of us use this kind of cleaner, our world would be a better place with less pollution…

    1. Holly Lee says:

      It would definitely help decrease pollutants. Great point, Miche!

  7. Jenny says:

    I need one of these! We use water and vinegar in a small plastic bottle for some things , but this cleanser sounds great and that you can use for everything is awesome! It is good for the environment and for your health and is safe when you have kids and pets around.

    Do you need to add anything to it or you can use it as it comes?

    1. Holly Lee says:

      Hi Jenny! It really is awesome! You might be interested in this other article I wrote on Force of Nature: Force of Nature Cleaner – Non-Toxic Cleaning Made Easy

      This appliance just uses water plus a cleaning capsule (the capsules are just vinegar + salt). Cleaning with vinegar is great, but this has the added perk of being gentler than straight vinegar while still being a sanitizing agent, unlike vinegar. You would probably really love Force of Nature!

      All you need to do is fill the bottle with water and add one cleaning capsule. Then you can put it on the appliance to electrolyze. You do need to make sure that you purchase some cleaning capsules, but starter kits come with some to get you started.

  8. I have never heard of this product before, and I am glad to know about it. What is good for me is the treatment of mold and the removal of stains without using bleach. Some of the household products are too harsh, some are not effective as they claim to be and some have a fragrance that is hard to work with. Some are even hard to apply. Based on the description, I think I am going to give it a try. I checked on the price and the instructions and it seems like a good investment.

    1. Holly Lee says:

      Thanks JJ! Make sure you visit the website and sign up for the email list to get a $40 off coupon! It helps a lot with the initial investment.

  9. Seun Afotanju says:

    This is really nice to see that it doesn’t just have a particular use but a whole lot of uses, though I have not tried it. I do hope to give Force of Nature to give me an awesome experience in my home

    Thanks for such a wonderful product. I think I’ll love it. And also do u do home deliveries?

    1. Holly Lee says:

      Hi Seun! I’m glad you found the article helpful. I personally do not sell this product myself, but the Force of Nature company does and yes, they do ship directly to your home. You can click here to go to the Force of Nature site to purchase.

  10. victor lavaza says:

    It’s nice to learn about The Force of Nature cleaning appliance from you, especially now that you’ve used it already. Sounds like a fantastic appliance if your article is anything to go by. This will definitely come in handy for getting rid of mold off my wall (my wall is made of wood, on the exterior). You see we’ve had a prolonged rainy season and it has been really dump the last 3 months hence a lot of mold around. I obviously don’t want to bleach the wood.Thanks for sharing and best regards

    1. Holly Lee says:

      Thank you, Victor! Glad you found it helpful. I hope you can find a good solution for your mold! I think Force of Nature helps quite a bit knowing that it’s a safe way to kill mold without damaging your surfaces.

  11. Henry says:

    Hi! I really found a lot of value in these practical uses. I’ll immediately start to take advantage of Force of Nature cleaner by following what you have described here. I also agree with you: this cleaner is one of the best ways to keep our house safe, clean, and healthy. I have always been extremely concerned about harsh cleaners while having small children in the house.

    One suggestion that I’ll immediately implement is cleaning window frames covered in mold. I have gone through a similar experience as yours. So, I’ll try Force of Nature for cleaning them. Thank you for this very useful article.

    1. Holly Lee says:

      Thanks, Henry! Glad you found it helpful.

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