Force of Nature is a relatively new cleaning system that claims to be all-natural, super effective, and budget-friendly. We recently purchased a starter kit to try out and share our unsponsored view on it. Here’s everything you need to know, plus a coupon code to get $15 off!
Recently, Katie decided that we would order a cleaning solution kit from Force of Nature.
She has been trying to clean up our household products recently, and she was really impressed with this company and decided to buy a starter kit over Black Friday.
I was quite impressed, so I thought it would be worth doing a review on. This is not sponsored by them in any way, but we have signed up for their referral program (and have a special coupon code for all of you because of it!).
The kits include activator capsules that simply contain vinegar, salt, and water.
Before you say to yourself, ‘I have those things in my house already. Why would I special order them?’ I’ll tell you why this product is special in several very important ways.
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Since we know many people are more visual learners – here is a video I created all about Force of Nature – including a demo!
What is Force of Nature?
Force of Nature is a family and pet-friendly, non-toxic and natural cleaner that has no allergens or irritants. It is an effective cleaner in a variety of ways and on a variety of surfaces.
It will save you money in the long run, and give you peace of mind by cleaning without added perfumes, dyes, or surfactants.
It is important to note that, you don’t end up cleaning with just vinegar, salt, and water.
You add the activator capsule to a little bit of tap water in the Force of Nature electrolyzer, which is included in their starter kit.
They have a monthly subscription program, so you can make sure you always get your capsules before you run out!
How does Force of Nature Work?
Now is the time to put on your chemistry hat….or, at least, pretend like you might understand something about chemistry!
Electricity breaks up sodium and chloride, sodium chloride is also known as salt, and it mixes with the hydrogen and oxygen to make two important new compounds.
The two new compounds are hypochlorous acid and sodium hydroxide. Hypochlorous acid is a weak acid with is commonly used as a disinfectant. It is used in wash solutions, swimming pools, and wound care, so you know it is gentle.
Apparently, white blood cells use hypochlorous acid to protect your body from infection.
Despite being gentle and non-toxic, Force of Nature is a very effective disinfectant. Force of Nature boasts that their cleaning solution will kill 99.9 percent of germs!
Hypochlorous acid is similar to bleach, but, surprisingly, more gentle and effective than bleach.
The other compound produced in the electrolyzer is Sodium Hydroxide. Sodium Hydroxide is a caustic soda or lye, otherwise known as a detergent. Before you get worried, Force of Nature contains .0000003% Sodium Hydroxide. Now you might think it has too little. Trust me, it cleans great!
The hypochlorous acid disinfects and the sodium hydroxide cleans. Before you think that you could easily mix your own solution in the future, I’ll inform you that the ratios have to be very precise.
My electrolyzer knew when I didn’t have enough water in it, and you want to make sure everything mixes properly so you can enjoy the safe and non-toxic promise that Force of Nature provides.
As you can tell, this is a new and unique way to try and provide a home cleaner. You might wonder why people haven’t used this before.
Well, people have, but it is been too expensive in the past. Force of Nature has made it much cheaper, and so easy a kid could do it. Though, I would recommend good supervision.
Cost and Coupon Code
Currently, as of the writing of this post, the Force of Nature Starter kit, which contains an electrolyzer, a spray bottle, and five activator capsules, sells for about $70.
They have given us a code for our readers – use CLARKS to get $15 off of your starter kit. They sell starter kits with larger amounts of activator capsules as well.
Will Force of Nature Save Me Money?
I’ll explain why Force of Nature is cheaper than buying standard cleaners over the long term.
Yes, I’m saying that this non-toxic, natural, and very effective product is actually 80% less expensive in the long run, per Force of Nature’s claims. Force of Nature, also, states that they expected that you will have saved money within the first year.
Force of Nature is highly versatile. According to Force of Nature their cleaner is as effective as bleach on germs, Windex on glass, Febreeze on odors, Formula 409 on grease, Scrubbing Bubbles on soap scum, and resolve on rugs.
I have a feeling that the main difference between Force of Nature and Febreeze is that Febreeze leaves behind more of a perfume, chemical scent.
If reference to the rugs, as with almost all carpet cleaning products I’ve seen, they ask that you try the. product on a small, inconspicuous area to test for colorfastness. At the very least, the Force of Nature starter kit takes up less space than 7 to 8 different bottles.
Ignoring the price of the electrolyzer, the price of the capsule itself is far less than a bottle of cleaning solution. The difference in price becomes much larger when looking at other more natural, and non-toxic products. Some more natural products can by four times as expensive.
Not only is Force of Nature non-toxic, natural, and filled with simple ingredients, it’s distribution and use requires far less plastic. The electrolyzer and spray bottle are reusable and high quality.
The capsules use much less plastic than buying a whole new bottle, and they are recyclable. Force of Nature claims that it reduces plastic waste from typical cleaners by 97%.
How does Force of Nature Compare to Other Cleaners?
We are just trusting the testing and math that Force of Nature did on this one – though we are thinking of doing a little petri dish science around here one of these days!
This is a great page they’ve put together with the comparison to other popular cleaners – both for ingredients and cost comparison.
According to their figures, Force of Nature is 7 cents per ounce – the next closest cleaner is .19 cents per ounce!
One of the drawbacks of Force of Nature is that the hypochlorous acid loses its effectiveness after about two weeks.
That is part of the reason you can’t by it on shelves, and you have to make it at home.
However, if you use it as your main cleaner for all of the things that it lists it can clean, you’ll likely use up the bottle. Plus, if you don’t use every bit of it, you’ll know that at least the activator capsule wasn’t very epensive.
Plus, it seems that the sodium hydroxide, likely, still has its potency after two weeks, so I would at least use what is left to clean surfaces that you’re not worried about disinfecting. I have done this before, and the solution still seemed to work well a little after two weeks.
Overall, Force of Nature is a unique product that can simplify buying and storing cleaning products. It can give you more peace of mind when cleaning, because you don’t have to worry about extra chemicals that are left behind on surfaces or float in the air.
With a relatively small investment in your cleaning future, you can be saving money in the near future while using a versatile, effective cleaner that you can feel good about!
Note: I am not a scientist, but I did try to double-check some of Force of Nature’s claims by looking for outside sources online. Everything I found seemed to confirm their claims, so I didn’t double-check every detail. Plus, my own use of the products seems to confirm their claims.