December 6, 2014 · 2:56 pm
We are a nation of pet lovers, there is no doubt about it, but how good are we at making sure our beloved dog, cat or parrot lives in a clean and safe environment?
If you are a regular reader of Bark Time you know that I am huge Zoflora fan. I have been using it for years and I have no problems with recommending it to others. It ticks all the right boxes when it comes to cleaning and disinfecting certain areas in the house… one of those areas is the dog den aka the conservatory 😉 I like the fact that Zoflora kills 99.9% of both bacteria and viruses additionally it is very good with odour elimination, the result it helps me keep the house clean and with winter having arrived “wet dog” odour free.
Zoflora has made a cute infographic about pets and Christmas – have a look…
91% of pet owners buy their pets Christmas gifts… hmmm… what is wrong with the remaining 9%? I guess these must be people who don’t celebrate Christmas… or perhaps they just don’t do any kind of gifting during this festive season…
73% of pet owners will add their pet’s name to any Christmas cards they send – we admit to being one of those owners… our cards always include all our animals names and if we are feeling artistic the paw prints as well.
Whilst on the topic of cards, Zoflora shared with me their selection of pet cards, which you can print out yourself.
If you would like any of these cards in a large file then please just drop me a line and I will email it to you.
And now for the giveaway… this festival season one of you will receive a Zoflora product bundle and a £25 Pets at Home voucher. So now there is no excuse not to buy your pet a Christmas gift, which is great news, isn’t it?
To be in with a chance of winning this lovely prize, please tell me: do you personally have any special pet related Christmas traditions you carry out?
As an additional bonus entry you can follow me on Twitter and RT my giveaway tweet:
1. Open to UK readers only.
2. One obligatory entry per reader – leave comment on my blog plus extra daily entries in form of a RT.
3. There will be 1 winner in total.
4. The winner will receive 1 x bundle of Zoflora goodies and £25 Pets at Home voucher. The prize will be provided by Zoflora.
5. Winner will be picked at random and informed within 7 working days via email or Twitter.
6. Winner will have 7 working days to claim the prize, after this time, a new winner will be selected.
7. Closing date is Monday 15-12-2014 at 23:59pm, any entry made after this time will not be counted.
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July 29, 2014 · 2:50 pm
What is an antibacterial product? It is simply a product with an added agent which interferes with bacteria; stopping its growth and reproduction. They are widely used in a selection of products design to disinfect surfaces and eliminate potentially harmful bacteria. In every store county wide you can find a selection of soaps, washing detergents, household cleaners and health and skincare products marked as “antibacterial”, but are they any good for us?
I did quite a bit of reading on the subject and the general consensus seems to be: TO USE. There are some studies done at the moment regarding any potential repercussions after long tern use but no conclusive results are in… it seems that we have not actually been using them for long enough to be able to determine if there are any downsides from long term usage.
So far the biggest controversy is caused by antibacterial soap. When some people say: “use it”, others are very strongly against it. Why? Apparently constant use of an antibacterial soap can cause:
- dry skin, which makes it more susceptible to infections
- bacteria resistance, which actually makes them harder to neutralise in the long run
- reduction in personal care; people think that using an antibacterial soap makes them more resilient and they tend to forgo the hand washing process at key times when it would be advisable to complete
So what are the pros of antibacterial products? They kill bacteria! This is a good reason for me to use it and this is enough. I don’t actually need any more benefits for using it.
Lately we’ve been using an antibacterial spray from Zoflora. As you know I am huge Zoflora fan (you can read all about my house full of it here) but until a few weeks ago I actually didn’t know that they make a spray as well. I was thrilled to discover that the spray version actually existed. I love the original Zoflora for all its various uses and possibilities but I must admit the spray is much handier at times.
Do you use a lot of antibacterial products?
Do you think they are good or are they bad?
Are you afraid of any negative effects they might have on you and your family in the long run?
October 9, 2013 · 10:37 pm
I love our house and I try to buy the best products I can in order to maintain it.
Our journey with Zoflora started over 5 years ago when we bought out house and bought 2 kittens. We had 2 small messy creatures in our home and I was desperate for a product which would do the job of disinfecting all desired surfaces but also leave a pleasant aroma. There is nothing worse than a house which smells like a hospital after a good cleaning session.
I remember the first time I used Zoflora… I couldn’t believe the smell which was left after cleaning… it was like someone broke bottle of wonderful perfume in our house… a lovely fresh aroma, which stayed with us for a good few days after.
From that day there has always been Zoflora present in our home.
Our house full of Zoflora
So what is Zoflora Concentrated Disinfectant 3 in 1 action?
This is a powerful concentrated antibacterial disinfectant liquid that not only kills 99.9% of bacteria and viruses, but also contains a powerful odour elimination ingredient and beautiful long lasting fragrance leaving your home hygienically clean and fresh.
How to use it?
General disinfection of surfaces
Use Zoflora diluted 1 in 40 with water. 1 capful (10ml) will make 400ml. e.g. the 120ml bottle makes 4.8 litres of full strength disinfectant. When diluted as above Zoflora becomes non-flammable.
In bathrooms use diluted to wipe over: floors; tiles; sinks; toilets; baths; taps and other fixtures and fittings. Zoflora may only be used undiluted in ceramic and metal sinks, drains and toilets.
Hard surface pet areas
When correctly diluted, Zoflora may be used where most pets are kept. It will kill bacteria and eliminate unpleasant odours. Do not allow pets to lick or walk on wet treated surfaces. Keep off until dry. When disinfecting pet toys, finish by rinsing in cold water and drying thoroughly. Not suitable for use in vivaria or other housing where reptiles are kept.
Use as a spray
Dilute as above and use as a spray to create a fragrance freshness throughout your home.
How I use it?
There are a few ways I use Zoflora:
- As an addition to my floor cleaner, this way I can have clean and awesome smelling house at the same time for longer
- As an addition to the washing powder when washing the dog towels or dog beds – this is purely for disinfecting purposes
- As an air freshener – I put some water and a few drops of Zoflora in the dish and then leave it on the window sill in all the bathrooms and toilets – it is a great way to keep it smelling fresh and much cheaper option that buying an air freshener 🙂
- As a pipe freshener – we have an unused on-suit in the house and every now and then the pipes go dry and they simply smell bad, so every few weeks I pour a glass of water mixed with few drops of Zoflora down the drain – sink, bath, shower and toilet… this stops stinky smells and gives our spare bathroom a fresh aroma
Zoflora Concentrated Disinfectant 3 in 1 action can be found in most stores including all supermarket chains. So, it works, it is fairly cheap and it can be found without any problems. And you have a lot of lovely fragrances to choose from; some of my favourites are Linen Fresh and Lilac. But to be totally honest with you every time I see a new one on the shelve I will pick it up and buy it… just to make sure I am not missing something even more special.
I received 1 bottle of Twilight Garden from Zoflora free of charge for review purposes. The opinions expressed in this review are honest and my own.