Frequently Asked Questions
Does Force of Nature disinfect?
Yes Force of Nature is an EPA registered disinfectant & sanitizer that kills 99.9% of germs*
, including Salmonella, Norovirus, Listeria, STAPH, MRSA, Pseudomonas & Influenza A when used as directed. The EPA has registered Force of Nature for use as a disinfectant and sanitizer in hospitals, schools, daycares, veterinary clinics, restaurants, hotels, fitness facilities and more. The registration number is #93040-1. Force of Nature is on the EPA’s list of disinfectants approved for use against SARS-CoV-2, the cause of COVID-19
. Per the EPA's Emerging Pathogen Policy, Force of Nature has demonstrated effectiveness against viruses harder to kill than SARS-CoV-2 on hard, non-porous surfaces. Therefore, Force of Nature can be used against COVID-19 when used in accordance with the directions for use against Norovirus on hard non-porous surfaces. Refer to the CDC website
for additional information.
How do I track my order?
You can track an order by clicking here.
What are the directions for using Force of Nature?
You can download the directions in our Quick Start Guide here.
How do I contact you?
You can reach us at [email protected]
Monday-Friday 9AM-5PM ET. We've got loads of questions coming in so we'll be delayed in getting back to you, but we promise we will!
Does Force of Nature clean?
Yes! Besides disinfecting and sanitizing, Force of Nature also cleans sticky messes, grease, grime, soap scum, odors and pretty much any other mess that comes your way. It replaces all-purpose, bathroom, and glass cleaners, disinfectants, sanitizers, deodorizers and bleach. It's just as effective as conventional cleaning products without toxic chemicals. See 3rd party lab test results here
What are your business hours?
We're here to help Monday-Friday 9AM-5PM ET.
Do you sell wholesale?
Yes! If you'd like to buy more than 8 kits, you can contact us about wholesale pricing here.
Is Force of Nature a disinfectant & sanitizer?
Yes Force of Nature is an EPA registered disinfectant & sanitizer that kills 99.9% of germs*
, including Salmonella, Norovirus, Listeria, STAPH, MRSA, Pseudomonas & Influenza A when used as directed. The EPA has registered Force of Nature for use as a disinfectant and sanitizer in hospitals, schools, daycares, veterinary clinics, restaurants, hotels, fitness facilities and more. The registration number is #93040-1. To secure the EPA registration, a product is tested using EPA required protocols over multiple lots. Suppliers, purity, concentration & processing of all individual ingredients have to be approved, with strict statistical limits on all. The product also goes through rigorous safety reviews. COVID-19/Coronavirus:Force of Nature is on EPA’s List of Disinfectants for Use Against SARS-CoV-2, the cause of COVID-1
Does Force of Nature kill the Coronavirus SARS-CoV-2, the cause of COVID-19?
Force of Nature is on EPA’s List of Disinfectants for Use Against SARS-CoV-2, the cause of COVID-19
. The EPA has invoked the Emerging Viral Pathogen policy
, where disinfectants can be included on List N because they:
1. Demonstrate efficacy against a harder-to-kill virus; or
2. Demonstrate efficacy against another type of human coronavirus similar to SARS-CoV-2.
Force of Nature is approved for use against SARS-CoV-2 because it has proven efficacy killing Norovirus, which is a harder-to-kill virus.
Force of Nature can be used against COVID-19 when used in accordance with the directions for use against Norovirus on hard non-porous surfaces. Refer to the CDC website
for additional information. The directions for use are: Pre-clean surface of any soil or residue so that the disinfectant can come into contact with 100% of the surface. Spray Force of Nature on the surface until thoroughly wet, let sit for 10 minutes, then let air dry or wipe with clean cloth or towel. Most people don't realize that the disinfectants you buy at the store typically have a 10 minute dwell time, and that you need to pre-clean the surface. No matter what disinfectant you use, don't forget to read the usage instructions carefully.
Does Force of Nature kill viruses?
Yes Force of Nature kills viruses and is an EPA registered disinfectant & sanitizer as effective as bleach that's registered for use in hospitals, ICUs, schools, daycares and more. It kills 99.9% of viruses and bacteria
when used as directed.
Does Force of Nature kill bacteria?
Yes Force of Nature kills bacteria and is an EPA registered disinfectant & sanitizer as effective as bleach that's registered for use in hospitals, ICUs, schools, daycares and more. It kills 99.9% of bacteria and viruses
What comes in the Force of Nature Starter Kit?
Each Starter Kit contains: Electrolyzer with power cord (compatible with any household electrical outlet), Spray Bottle (12 oz), 5 Activator Capsules (each makes enough multi-purpose cleaner, disinfectant & deodorizer to last 2 weeks). Just add your own water right from the tap.
How does Force of Nature compare in cost to the cleaning products I typically buy?
The Force of Nature Starter Kit costs $59.50 (after you apply our 15% off subscriber coupon) and allows you to streamline your cabinet of cleaning products to one. The cost for the multi-purpose cleaner, disinfectant & deodorizer you make with Force of Nature is only $.07 per ounce, which can offer you significant savings vs what you use now. For example, Lysol disinfectant spray is $.28 per ounce.
How does Force of Nature work?
Force of Nature is a patent-pending appliance that uses electricity to change the chemical composition of salt, water and vinegar into a powerful cleaner & disinfectant from the industrial space called electrolyzed water. Electrolyzed water has no harmful ingredients, residues or fumes and contains just 2 gentle, yet potent ingredients:
• Hypochlorous acid – a disinfectant that's as effective as bleach. Hypochlorous acid is the same substance your white blood cells produce to fight infection, and it's commonly the active ingredient in wound, eye and veterinary care products because it's so gentle and effective.:
• Sodium hydroxide – a detergent & grease-cutter without suds. Contains just 0.0000003% yet cleans as well as major brands that have up to 5%.
Does Force of Nature come with a warranty?
As long as Force of Nature is prepared according to manufacturer’s instructions, it is covered by a limited one year warranty.
Does Force of Nature have a scent?
Force of Nature has zero added fragrances. It has a light swimming pool scent that’s naturally created when salt, water & vinegar are electrolyzed. The swimming pool scent results from trace amounts of chlorine generated during the electrolysis. The chlorine ultimately converts to hypochlorous acid, the active ingredient in Force of Nature. Hypochlorous acid is the same ingredient commonly used in wound healing, eye care & veterinary care products because it’s so safe and effective. It's also the same substance your immune system produces to fight infection.
What are the usage directions for disinfecting?
We're glad you asked because a lot of people don't know the proper way to use disinfectants (not just Force of Nature)! On hard, non-porous surfaces, clean surface of soil or residue so that the disinfectant can come into contact with 100% of the surface. Spray Force of Nature on surface until thoroughly wet. Allow surface to remain wet for 10 minutes. Let dry or wipe surface with clean cloth or towel. Most people don't realize that the disinfectants you buy at the store typically have a 10 minute dwell time, and that you need to pre-clean the surface. No matter what disinfectant you use, don't forget to read the usage instructions carefully.
Does it work with hard water or well water?
If you have hard water (> 100ppm), we recommend a water softener, reverse osmosis filtered, or bottled water instead of tap water. This is because the minerals in the hard water can shorten the life of the appliance.
Can I add my own fragrance or essential oils to Force of Nature?
You should not add any oils to Force of Nature because it interferes with the chemistry & results in reduced efficacy.
Why does the Force of Nature solution only last 2 weeks?
Just like bubbles in a carbonated drink, hypochlorous acid starts to dissipate over time. To be absolutely sure Force of Nature is at its optimal disinfecting power, you should use it within 2 weeks. The bottle is 12 oz, vs a typical cleaner which is around 26-32 oz, and given it replaces disinfectants, sanitizers, multi-purpose cleaners, glass cleaners & deodorizers, a bottle can be easily used up well within 14 days.
Where can I get the Quick Start Guide included in the Starter Kit?
Is it easy to make?
Yes – it’s super simple to make. Simply fill the Electrolyzer with regular tap water, squeeze in one Activator Capsule and plug it in. Push the start button and in about 9 minutes, you can pour the solution into the Spray Bottle. Now you’re ready to clean, disinfect & deodorize. As with all products, please use as directed.
What is the shelf life of Activator Capsules?
The Activator Capsules last a minimum of 3 years from the date they were produced.
On what types of surfaces can I use Force of Nature?
Force of Nature can be used virtually anywhere for any job requiring cleaning, deodorizing or disinfecting.
Use is on wood, laminate, glass, stainless steel, plastic, rubber, vinyl, sealed stone, porcelain, high-touch surfaces and more.
On glass & stainless steel, because Force of Nature has no drying accelerants like ammonia or alcohol based cleaners do, wipe with a clean cloth or paper towel until the surface is completely dry.
In the bathroom, Force of Nature kills 99.9% of germs
when used as directed, and also kills odors & removes soap scum. Use it on all bathroom surfaces including grout, tile, sealed marble, porcelain, glass and high touch areas like doorknobs and faucets. For surfaces where you currently use an abrasive like a scrub brush (for example with soap scum), with Force of Nature you simply use the same brush.
Depending on surface porosity & build up, you may need a mild abrasive like baking soda with your scrub brush the 1st few times.
Force of Nature deodorizes with no harmful residues or fumes. It using on rugs or fabric, always 1st test for color-fastness in an inconspicuous spot & let dry before proceeding.
Is Force of Nature safe on stone?
Yes Force of Nature is safe to use on sealed stone. Unlike vinegar, Force of Nature is safe on sealed stone because of the chemistry change that happens when the solution is electrolyzed.
Has Force of Nature been tested by an independent party?
Yes Force of Nature has been tested by a 3rd party independent lab. Those lab test results are here
. Force of Nature has also been given the highest rating by SkinSafe, the Mayo Clinic's rating system for product safety for skin allergies. That evaluation of the Force of Nature ingredients is here
Are there any cleaning jobs Force of Nature won't work for?
Because Force of Nature doesn't have whiteners, it won't remove stains like rust or hard water from porous surfaces. The upside of this is that you can use it on rugs & carpets, where it's as effective as Resolve, but without harmful chemicals. Always 1st test for color-fastness in an inconspicuous spot & let dry before proceeding. Our lab test results are here
Because Force of Nature doesn't have drying accelerants like ammonia-based or alcohol-based cleaners, we recommend always cleaning with a clean cloth or paper towel and wiping until the surface is 100% dry. When used this way, Force of Nature is as effective on glass as Windex and as effective as Formula 409 and Clorox Clean Up on oil & grease.
Do I use the implements I typically use when I clean?
Yes – you can use the same sponges, scrub brushes, towels or paper towels you currently use. For cleaning jobs that require an abrasive (like with soap scum), use your regular scrub brush or scrubby sponge. On glass, because Force of Nature has no drying accelerants like ammonia or alcohol based cleaners do, wipe with a clean cloth or paper towel until the surface is completely dry.<
Does it leave behind any kind of film or residue?
Force of Nature doesn't leave behind the harmful residues that conventional cleaners do. Simply spray the solution on any surface and wipe dry with a clean cloth or paper towel. On glass & stainless steel, because Force of Nature has no drying accelerants like ammonia or alcohol based cleaners do, wipe with a clean cloth or paper towel until the surface is completely dry.
Is Force of Nature safe for septic systems?
I like to get all my cleaning done at once, so I’ll probably use more than 12 ounces of Force of Nature when I clean. What’s the most efficient way to do that?
After you’ve made your first bottle of Force of Nature, unplug the base for 30 seconds & then plug it back in. Now you’re ready to make your next batch.
I'm getting a red error light & I'm not sure why - can you help?
Generally there are two causes for this - the first is that the base may not have recognized the double-click, so it thinks you're trying to run a new cycle. When it senses the bottle isn't properly filled for a new cycle, it gives the red error light. The second potential cause is if the appliance was unplugged for an extended period after the cycle completed. In this case, the appliance may not be able to detect when it should start the countdown from, and as a result signals an error.
The best way to troubleshoot both of these causes is to run a new cycle with water & 1 new capsule. This normally resolves it and the base will go back to green. However if it doesn't, email or call us and we'll happily assist!
My Force of Nature isn't working properly - can you help?
Please contact us by calling 888-985-8099 or emailing us at [email protected]
We are here to help!
Can I recycle the capsules?
Yes the Activator Capsules are recyclable and they are recycling code #5.
How do I properly store my Electrolyzer? Do I need to rinse it?
After each cycle, fill the Electrolyzer bottle half way with tap water, gently shake, then empty. Dry upside down. If you live in a very humid environment, spray some Force of Nature into the rinsed bottle prior to turning it upside down to dry.
Where can I find the Supplemental Information manual?
How It's Different
What makes Force of Nature different from other natural or green cleaners?
Force of Nature starts with ONLY 3 ingredients – water, salt & vinegar. There are no dyes, fragrances, preservatives, surfactants and it's hypoallergenic. Many natural cleaning products use botanical-sounding ingredients, but many of those are actually harmful allergens & irritants. Thymol is a great example – though it’s derived from thyme oil, it’s a known allergen. And because manufacturers aren’t required to disclose all of a product’s ingredients on its label, it’s sometimes hard to know what’s hiding in a cleaning product. Another example is that many "natural cleaners" contain methylisothiazolinone
, a preservative linked to allergies, lung, neurological and organ toxicity. Force of Nature has been given the highest rating by SkinSAFE, the Mayo Clinic's rating system for product safety for skin allergies. That evaluation of the Force of Nature ingredients is here
. Force of Nature is gentle enough to use without gloves. Last, Force of Nature is an EPA registered disinfectant & sanitizer that kills 99.9% of germs*
, including Salmonella, Norovirus, Listeria, STAPH, MRSA, Pseudomonas & Influenza A when used as directed. It is EPA registered for use in hospitals, ICUs, daycares, schools, gyms, restaurants, veterinary clinics & more.
How is Force of Nature better than just making a DIY cleaner with vinegar?
Vinegar has some drawbacks that Force of Nature overcomes due to the chemistry change that the appliance creates. Cleaning with regular vinegar damages stone surfaces including granite, marble, travertine, limestone & onyx, while Force of Nature can be used on sealed stone. Regular vinegar corrodes grout & rubber over time; Force of Nature does not. Vinegar is not an EPA registered disinfectant or sanitizer. Force of Nature is just as effective as conventional cleaners including bleach, Formula 409 (on grease), Windex (on glass), Febreze (on odors), Scrubbing Bubbles (on soap scum).
Is this the same as diluted bleach?
No, hypochlorous acid is not the same as bleach; it has a different chemical composition than bleach (sodium hypochlorite). The formula for sodium hypochlorite is NaOCl and the formula for hypochlorous acid is HOCl. Hypochlorous acid is the same substance your white blood cells produce to fight infection. And it's so gentle it's used in wound healing, eye care and veterinary care products. Bleach is defined as 1) having a pH of 11+ 2) being at a concentration high enough to remove the color from fabric and 3) 99%+ NaOCl; none of these apply to hypochlorous acid.
Why hasn’t this been done before?
Electrolyzed water, the solution that the Force of Nature appliance creates using salt, water & vinegar, is a technology that’s been used in the industrial space for decades. However until now, it required huge equipment accessible only to large companies & institutions because it costs $10,000+. Force of Nature is the first product that allows you to make electrolyzed water on your countertop.
Glass & stainless steel
Force of Nature doesn’t contain drying accelerants like alcohol or ammonia-based products, so we recommend spraying then wiping until it's 100% dry with a clean dry cloth or paper towel.
Depending on build up & surface porosity, you may need a mild abrasive like baking soda with a scrub brush. Soap scum builds up in layers, so it may take a few applications with your abrasive to remove them.
Grease & oil
Spray until surface is saturated thoroughly then wipe with a clean paper towel or sponge. If you're cleaning a surface where the grease has been cooked on a little, you may need to let Force of Nature sit on the surface for 2 minutes before you wipe it.
Set in odors on rugs
Always 1st test in an inconspicuous spot to ensure the dyes used are truly colorfast and wait until the tested area is dry before proceeding. This is because there is wide variety in the types of dyes, fibers and processes for making rugs colorfast. Saturate all the layers that have been soiled until they are soaked, then let dry (don't rinse).
Athletic gear & equipment
The first time you use Force of Nature, spray the equipment until it is soaked, then let dry (don't rinse). That will kill the odor-causing bacteria at its source. For on-going odor control, just spray Force of Nature after each use to prevent new odors from starting.
Accidents or spills on rugs, mattresses or fabrics
Always 1st test in an inconspicuous spot to ensure the dyes used are truly colorfast and wait until the tested area is dry before proceeding. This is because there is wide variety in the types of dyes, fibers and processes for making rugs & fabrics colorfast. Also, don't use on fabrics where the washing instructions say "only use non-chlorine bleach". This is because Force of Nature is a type of chlorine. Steps: Clean up the soil as much as possible with dry paper towels or cloths. Next, spray the surface until it is soaked with Force of Nature, wait for 2 minutes, then use clean paper towels or cloths to wipe up any remaining soil. It's critical to spray all the layers of the rug that have been soiled. For example you should spray even the under side of the rug if the accident has soaked through. That will stop the odor at its source. Let the surface dry and if any odor remains, go through the process again to ensure all layers of the surface have been saturated with Force of Nature.
Spills or stains on rugs & furniture
On spills and stains, treat the problem as quickly as possible like you would with any other stain remover. Always 1st test in an inconspicuous spot to ensure the dyes used are truly colorfast and wait until the tested area is dry before proceeding. This is because there is wide variety in the types of dyes, fibers and processes for making fabrics and rugs colorfast. Blot the spill, spray Force of Nature, then wipe (repeat if necessary). It cleans as well as Resolve and won’t remove color like bleach does on colorfast rugs & upholstery.
Brass & Copper
On brass and copper, either rinse with water or wipe until it's thoroughly dry because Force of Nature shouldn't sit on soft metals over time.
Do I need to wear protective gloves when using Force of Nature?
No. Force of Nature is gentle, hypoallergenic and fine to use without gloves. Force of Nature has been given the highest rating by SkinSafe, the Mayo Clinic's rating system for product safety for skin allergies. That evaluation of the Force of Nature ingredients is here
Can I use my own salt & vinegar instead of the Force of Nature capsules?
No - the reason you need the capsules is the chemistry is so sensitive that the EPA requires the capsules as part of our approval to sell this as a disinfectant. Getting the pH precisely right ensures that the right concentration of hypochlorous acid (HOCl) is created. The wrong pH can result in bleach, a solution that doesn’t meet EPA-required anti-microbial standards, or a shorter shelf life.
Can I see your SDS safety information?
Do your bottles contain BPA or BPS?
No, our bottles do not contain BPA or BPS.
What happens if I use more than 1 capsule at a time?
You should never use more than 1 capsule at a time. Creating just the right pH can only be done using one capsule and is critical to creating a safe, effective cleaner, disinfectant & deodorizer. Always use as directed.
Where do you ship?
Anywhere within the Continental United States, Hawaii, Puerto Rico, American Samoa, US Virgin Islands and Canada.
Do you offer free shipping?
We offer free shipping on Force of Nature Starter Kits to anywhere within the Continental United States, plus Hawaii, Puerto Rico, American Samoa and the US Virgin Islands.
How do I purchase additional capsules?
You can purchase additional Activator Capsules here
Do I have to subscribe for auto-delivery to buy capsules?
No you don't. You can just buy them as you need them. Just go here
and under Delivery Frequency, choose One-Time purchase.
What is your return policy?
If you are not completely satisfied with your Force of Nature Starter Kit, you can return it to us within 30 days for a full refund minus the return shipping cost. To make a return, email us at [email protected]
or call us at (888) 985-8099 9am-5pm EST daily.
What are your terms & conditions?
Can I purchase Force of Nature products at retail locations?