Force of Nature is an innovative cleaning system that claims to be all-natural, super-effective, and budget-friendly. We initially purchased a starter kit to try out and share our unsponsored view on it. It’s been our primary cleaner for the past several years. Here’s everything you need to know!.
A few years ago, Katie decided to purchase the Force of Nature cleaning system.
For several years, she has been trying to clean up our family’s cleaning supplies, and she was impressed with this company and decided to buy a starter kit when they had a Black Friday deal.
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.
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!
Force of Nature Video Demo
Since we know many people are more visual learners – here is a video I created all about Force of Nature – including a demo!
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 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. However, I would recommend good supervision.
Force of Nature Cost
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 TBM30 to get 30% 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, a chemical scent.
About the rugs, as with almost all carpet cleaning products I’ve seen, they ask that you try them. 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 price difference 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 require 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 expensive.
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 save money shortly 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 use of the products seems to confirm their claims.
We originally wrote this post back in 2022, so I thought it would be a good time to share our thoughts. This is truthfully our most used cleaning product. We use it for everything – carpet, countertops, bathrooms, mirrors, etc. Katie uses it to clean a lot of the supplies she uses in her Lactation Consults.
It’s so easy to whip up a batch, and I feel good about using it. After two years, the bottle has started to wear out, but that’s about it. If you are on the fence about Force of Nature, I suggest you try it out. We really are huge fans.
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Forrest lives in Colorado with the wonderful Katie Clark and their two sons. Forrest was raised in North Carolina, graduated from BYU with a degree in political science, and loves to dabble in lots different things. Plus, he is a big MLS fan.