Force of Nature Cleaner Review

After over a decade of testing natural cleaners, I’ve finally found one that works as well as conventional cleaning products. The Force of Nature Cleaner is non-toxic, affordable and actually disinfects while it cleans!

Force of Nature appliance making cleaner with empty spray bottle next to it.

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What is Force of Nature?

The Force of Nature Cleaner is a type of non-toxic all-purpose cleaner that you can’t buy at the store… you can only make it yourself at home. And until now, the technology was too expensive to use at home.

With Force of Nature, I can make a homemade all-purpose cleaner that’s not only safe for my family, but incredibly effective at cleaning and sterilizing surfaces. And the only ingredients are water, vinegar, salt and electricity, so there are zero added fragrances, preservatives, dyes or surfactants!

To get started with Force of Nature, all you need is clean water and their Starter Kit, which includes a small appliance, spray bottle and activator capsules. Once you have a kit, you can make your own cleaning solution.

How Does Force of Nature Multi-Purpose Cleaner Work?

The process of making your homemade cleaning solution is incredibly easy once you have your starter kit. All you have to do is go through these simple steps:

  1. Take your Force of Nature electrolyzer and fill it with bottled water (or ordinary tap water if you don’t have hard water) to the fill line.
Water added to the fill line on the Force of Nature appliance.
  1. Add the contents of one activator capsule to the appliance and let it sit for about 10 seconds.
Activator capsule being added to the water in the Force of Nature appliance.
  1. Plug in the little appliance and press the power button. The light will flash blue, and slowly change over to green. Once the whole light is green, your cleaner is ready to use. The process takes about 9 minutes.
Force of Nature Cleaner being made in the water electrolyzer.
  1. The last step is to pour the solution into your reusable bottle. Then you can use your Force of Nature spray to clean with paper towels or reusable cleaning cloths!
Force of Nature Cleaner being poured into a reusable spray bottle.

That’s it! In about 9 minutes, you have a totally safe and effective multipurpose cleaner to use in your home.

It’s a Safe Cleaner for Humans

What you’re making through this process is electrolyzed water containing two active ingredients – hypochlorous acid and sodium hydroxide.

Did you know there are different types of chlorine? A fun fact about hypochlorous acid is that it’s a type of chlorine that our white blood cells make, so it’s a safe choice for human health.

It’s so gentle that it has been used in things like eye care and wound healing products and is often used in skincare products too. Cleveland Clinic has a great article about the safety of hypochlorous acid.

Even though it’s incredibly gentle, it’s also extremely powerful. It’s so powerful that it’s on the Environmental Protection Agency’s List of Disinfectants for Use Against SARS-CoV-2, the cause of COVID-19.

As an EPA registered disinfectant, Force of Nature will also kill viruses like Influenza A and B as well as SARS-CoV-2. When I learned how well it sterilizes, it made me really want to try using it around my house.

Sodium Hydroxide, the other active ingredient, is a detergent that’s commonly used in toothpaste, skincare products and cleaners. The solution has a concentration of only 0.0000003%, which is amazing given how well it cleans.

Electrolyzed water containing these 2 active ingredients has been used for years in hospitals, medical clinics, veterinary care products and industrial applications because it’s so effective. Before Force of Nature invented their countertop version, it required industrial-size equipment with a hefty price tag of $10,000+, so it just wasn’t feasible to use it in homes.

Since getting my Force of Nature Cleaner, I have used it in my kitchen and bathroom with great results. It has gotten on my skin and caused no irritation at all… and I have very sensitive skin! I guess that’s why it has Mayo Clinic’s Safe Skin designation.

The reason you don’t see this type of non-toxic cleaner on the shelves at stores is that once you make it, it only has a 2-week shelf life before the cleaning power is gone. So be sure to make a note or use the countdown feature on the Force of Nature appliance and use within its active time. If you don’t use it all within 2 weeks, it’s safe to pour it down the sink.

It’s Also Safe for the Environment

I try to buy as little single-use plastic as I can and my Force of Nature Cleaner helps me to reduce plastic waste when it comes to cleaning products. While each activator capsule is made from plastic, they contain much less single-use plastic than full bottles of store-bought cleaners.

In fact, Force of Nature estimates that their reusable bottles and capsules reduce plastic waste by 97% compared to typical cleaners. In addition, the plastic they use is recyclable as well as BPA and BPS free.

While most of the starter kits come with a reusable plastic spray bottle, Force of Nature does have a kit that comes with a glass spray bottle so you can reduce your plastic use even more.

They’re even Green Seal certified for meeting the highest standards in protecting human health, preserving the climate, ensuring clean water and minimizing waste.

Third Party Testing Proves Powerful

The Force of Nature Cleaner has been through 3rd party testing that shows it’s not only safe, but more effective than many conventional cleaners. The testing shows that Force of Nature performs as well as or better than these products:

  • Clorox Clean-Up Cleaner & Bleach
  • Scrubbing Bubbles
  • Lysol Power Bath Cleaner
  • Formula 409 All Purpose
  • Windex
  • Resolve Carpet Cleaner

It also deodorizes better than both Formula 409 and Febreeze! It’s perfect for deodorizing stinky sports equipment!

Ways to Use Force of Nature Cleaner

The Force of Nature solution has many real-life uses and can be used on most porous and hard surfaces. Just be sure to spot test before applying to an entire area.

  • Clean and sterilize baby toys and pet toys.
  • Wipe down your dining room table and highchair after meals.
  • Disinfect your kitchen by using the solution as a countertop cleaner (even on sealed stone), stainless steel cleaner and more.
  • Replace your toxic bathroom cleaners and even scrub away soap scum.
  • Mop your hardwood floors or any other floor type.
  • Clean and deodorize your living room carpets and rugs from pet accidents.
  • Carry a tiny bottle in your purse or diaper bag so you can sterilize shopping cart handles, pacifiers, tables and other surfaces.
  • Clean your hands if you forget your hand sanitizer… it contains no irritants and you don’t even have to rinse it off.
  • Use as a window or mirror cleaner – just be sure to wipe completely dry to avoid streaks.
  • Clean makeup brushes, sponges and more.
  • Clean and sterilize almost any surface in your home or office.
  • Read More Uses for Force of Nature Cleaner

One thing to keep in mind is that it can’t be used as a laundry detergent or dishwasher detergent as the water will dilute the solution, making it ineffective. It can be used as a laundry pre-treatment though!

Another thing to know is that it won’t clean stains from things like hard water or rust because it contains no whitening ingredients.

What it Smells Like

I was really curious what the Force of Nature smell would be like because I often use essential oils in my homemade cleaning products. It has a light pool scent, kind of like chlorine (probably because hypochlorous acid is actually a type of chlorine).

This is the scent you’re stuck with when it comes to hypochlorous acid though. You cannot add fragrance or essential oils, or the chemical composition of the cleaner will change and it will actually lose efficacy.

The scent is very mild and almost smells to me like a light bleach solution, which is interesting because it contains no bleaching elements! I don’t mind the scent at all, but it’s something to know before you buy.

How to Make DIY Solution for Force of Nature

Since the capsules are a solution of 3 simple ingredients – water, salt and vinegar – a lot of people wonder if you can make your own. That is absolutely not recommended as the solution has a very precise composition that requires very expensive machinery to create within the highest standards.

If you try making your own DIY solution, you could end up making bleach or other toxic chemicals without meaning to. Or you could just be making an ineffective product. So, each time you want to make your cleaning solution, please buy the capsules directly from Force of Nature (also available on Amazon).

You can make a one-time purchase or set up a regular Subscribe and Save delivery.

Is it Really Better than a DIY Vinegar Cleaner?

Yes, the electrical current completely changes the composition of the ingredients to make a cleaner as effective as bleach. While I do use a vinegar solution to make my DIY All Purpose Cleaner, the Force of Nature solution is much more effective. And it won’t damage things like grout over time the way straight vinegar can.

How Much Does Force of Nature Cost?

While there is an initial investment for the Starter Kit, the cost over time is much less than buying cleaners at the store! Force of Nature estimates each bottle of cleaner to only cost about $0.09 per ounce. Compare that to the cleaners on grocery store shelves and you’ll realize what a bargain it is.

Pros and Cons

As with anything, there are both pros and cons to the Force of Nature Cleaner. In my experience, the pros outweigh the cons for this non-toxic cleaning product.

Less plastic waste than conventional cleanersNeed to use more elbow grease on tough surfaces
Quick and easy to makeSome single use plastic waste from replacement capsules
Sterilizes while it cleans to kill viruses, mold and moreDoesn’t remove stains because of no lightening ingredients
More affordable than chemical cleaners and most natural cleanersHave to wipe all the way dry or it leaves streaks
Completely safe and non-toxicHas a light chlorine scent like a pool

Where to Buy

You can get a Force of Nature Starter Kit to make your own all-in-one cleaner on the Force of Nature website. It’s also available on Amazon.

Force of Nature Starter Kit, including appliance, power cord, spray bottle and 5 activator capsules.

The basic starter kit includes:

  • Electrolyzer with power cord
  • 12-ounce reusable spray bottle
  • 5 activator capsules
  • Quick start guide

Force of Nature also has some bigger bundles that include more activator capsules and/or cleaning cloths, which are a great value. They even offer free shipping on most orders and often have a coupon code available on their website too.

They even have a Happiness Guarantee. If you’re not totally happy with your purchase, you can return it within 30 days for a full refund, minus shipping costs.

If you’re looking for the best, most effective non-toxic, multi-purpose cleaner, I highly recommend you check out Force of Nature.

Recipes for Homemade Cleaners

Want to try DIY household cleaners without harsh chemicals while you wait for your Force of Nature Cleaner to arrive? Here are some of my favorite recipes:

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