Zoflora - what can I do with it?

(44 Posts)
NorbertDentressangle Fri 01-Mar-13 11:36:32

I've seen Zoflora mentioned on here a lot but never really known what it is so, today, when I saw it on the shelf in the supermarket I bought some on a whim (Fresh Linen fragrance I think it is?).

Whats the best way of using it?

PolterGoose Fri 01-Mar-13 13:22:33

It is just a highly fragranced disinfectant, it doesn't have any cleaning properties. Don't use it on food prep areas though. I hate the smell grin

GetOrf Fri 01-Mar-13 13:23:28

It stinks to high heaven. I clean the loo with it though. I have no idea why I buy it other than I always have.

NorbertDentressangle Fri 01-Mar-13 14:16:20

GetOrf -is it one of those products that your Mum or Gran used so you've always used?

I'm sure my mum had a bottle gathering dust in our undersink cupboard throughout my (same bottle, never used!) so it seemed familiar when I heard it mentioned on here.

Do you just put a capful in the water for the fragrance? Or actually use it for cleaning/scrubbing the toilet clean?

NorbertDentressangle Fri 01-Mar-13 14:16:54

*throughout my childhood

GetOrf Fri 01-Mar-13 14:22:19

No, my gran used Vim, nicked from her chambermaiding job grin

I remember buying a bottle of zoflora for my first flat when I was 16 because it was a kind of luxury. That and ribena, findus crispy pancakes and coloured loo roll. grin I don't buy the other shit now but still put zoflora in my basket when I go shopping, insanely.

For some reason I think it's just really nice to clean the loo with it. Madness. grin

NorbertDentressangle Fri 01-Mar-13 14:33:50

Loyal to the brand then!

I bet your Gran's Vim was in one of those sprinkly tins with a slightly rusty top? (another childhood memory of mine from the cupboard under the kitchen sink)

Mooycow Fri 01-Mar-13 16:16:04

I put this in a squirty bottle, diluted to wash the floors, great smell, just squirt and mop, job done

GoSuckEggs Fri 01-Mar-13 16:29:08

i also use it to do my floors with.

Mynewmoniker Fri 01-Mar-13 16:32:12

I put a tiny, tiny bit in the water before I steam clean the kitchen floor. Have loved Zoflora for years!

It reminds me of my first house and when my kids were little.

DesiderataHollow Fri 01-Mar-13 17:21:54

I put a capful in with the laundry.
And use it to disinfect where there were dead mice.
Dilute it into a spray bottle for general disinfecting.

I get through a surprisingly large amount grin

fuzzysnout Fri 01-Mar-13 17:32:50

A small piece of J cloth soaked in zoflora & placed in the vacuum emits a nice smell & stops stinky hoover syndrome.

KatyTheCleaningLady Fri 01-Mar-13 18:35:37

It's the same as Dettol, I think. Oh, I'm too lazy to Google it, but the sort of disinfectant that goes cloudy in water is pheno-something. Anyway, it's just highly fragranced, highly concentrated disinfectant.

KatyTheCleaningLady Fri 01-Mar-13 18:36:04

Also, it's toxic to cats. Don't spray it around or use it on surfaces that your cat might come in contact with.

Mynewmoniker Fri 01-Mar-13 18:47:58

Unless you don't like your cat Katy grin

KatyTheCleaningLady Fri 01-Mar-13 19:53:49

:D

NorbertDentressangle Fri 01-Mar-13 20:06:00

Thanks for the tips.

I think I might get a spray bottle tomorrow and use it for bathroom surfaces, utility room etc.

Like the tip about the hoover too as I really hate that 'warm dust' type smell you get when vacuuming.

Mynewmoniker Sat 02-Mar-13 17:16:47

Loved the hoover tip too. I used it today and got high on the fumes whilst doing housework smile I actually traded my smelly Henry and bought a new one 'cos I couldn't stand it any more. My current Henry was getting smelly so he can stick around a bit longer now wink

AmberLeaf Sat 02-Mar-13 17:38:47

I love the rose scented one.

I use it to wash my floors, it makes the whole house smell nice.

KatyTheCleaningLady Sat 02-Mar-13 18:15:57

If your Henry gets smelly, a new filter is cheaper than a new machine.

Pancakeflipper Sat 02-Mar-13 18:18:06

I love the citrus one. I use it for the loo but now going to do the floors with after reading this thread.

SwedishEdith Sat 02-Mar-13 18:20:36

Good for cleaning the nit comb. I love it.

SwedishEdith Sat 02-Mar-13 18:22:04

Mine's Springtime but I'm inclined to buy more now thanks to this thread

NorbertDentressangle Sat 02-Mar-13 18:33:32

I didn't realise that there was a citrus one.

I went for the Linen Fresh one as the others all seemed a bit too floral.

ooh, just had a look at the website and seems they even do/did a limited edition
Warm Cinnamon one. I'd love to try that one!

Mynewmoniker Sat 02-Mar-13 19:54:38

I wish there was a scratch n sniff section here hmm

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