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Frequently Asked Questions

Product

What comes in the Force of Nature Starter Kit?

Each Starter Kit contains:
Activator base with power cord (compatible with any household electrical outlet)
Activator Bottle (12 oz.)
5 Activator Capsules (each makes enough all-purpose cleaner to last 2 weeks)
Spray Bottle (12 oz.)
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 $59.99 (after you apply our $30 subscriber coupon) and allows you to streamline your cabinet full of cleaning products to one. The cost for the all-purpose cleaner & deodorizer you make with Force of Nature is only $.07 per ounce, which saves you up to 80% on every ounce vs brands like Seventh Generation, Method & Mrs. Meyers. With Force of Nature you get an all-purpose cleaner & deodorizer that works on virtually any surface in your home – a true multi-tasker at a great value.

How does Force of Nature Work?

Force of Nature is a patent-pending appliance that uses electricity to transform salt, water and vinegar into a powerful cleaner & deodorizer called electrolyzed water. Electrolyzed water has 2 safe, yet potent ingredients:
• Sodium hydroxide – a detergent & grease-cutter that cleans (but without the bubbles). Contains a safe concentration of 0.0000003% yet cleans as well as major brands that have up to 5%.
• Hypochlorous acid – a cleaner & deodorizer that’s as effective as bleach, yet non-toxic. It’s very safe to use around your kids & pets because it has zero harsh chemicals.

Does Force of Nature have a scent?

Force of Nature has a light, clean scent that is naturally created when salt, water & vinegar are electrolyzed. There are zero added fragrances so Force of Nature is safe around children and family members with asthma & allergies.

Does it work with hard water or well water?

With hard or well water, you’d need to use a water softener. If that isn’t possible, you should use bottled or distilled water. Here is why from a chemistry standpoint: The mineral ions in hard water essentially “steal” units of electrical energy from the sodium and chloride ions. This means that the solution you’re creating in Force of Nature will have decreased concentrations of hypochlorous acid and sodium hydroxide. And that means the cleaner & deodorizer won’t be as effective.

Can I add my own fragrance or essential oils to Force of Nature?

You should not add any oils to the Force of Nature solution because it can break down the cleaning ingredient (sodium hydroxide) and make it less effective. In addition, any oils will be smeared over the surfaces you are trying to clean.

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 cleaning power, you should use the solution within 2 weeks. Because it has zero toxic chemicals, it’s completely safe to dispose of any unused product right down the drain.

Where can I get the Quick Start Guide included in the Starter Kit?

Download the latest version here

Where can I get the Quick Start Guide in Spanish?

Is it easy to make?

Yes – it’s so kid-simple and safe, the budding scientists in your house can even make it with you! Simply fill the Activator Bottle with regular tap water, add one Activator Capsule, and put the bottle on the Activator Base. Plug the base in, push the start button and in about 6 minutes, you can pour the solution into the Spray Bottle. Now you’re ready to safely clean & deodorize anywhere the little hands, noses & paws in your house like to be! As with all products, please use as directed.

What is the shelf life of Activator Capsules?

The Activator Capsules last 2 years.
Product Use

On what types of surfaces can I use Force of Nature?

Force of Nature can be used anywhere in your house for any job requiring cleaning & deodorizing.
In the kitchen, Force of Nature cleans sticky messes, grease & grime while killing odors. Use it on your counters (including on granite, marble, quartz, wood, laminate), glass, appliances (including on stainless steel), even on your baby’s high chair tray & cutting boards where it’s so safe there’s no need to rinse. 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 gets rid of odors, soap scum & grime. It cleans all surfaces, including grout, tile, marble, porcelain & glass. You can even use it to clean your toilet. 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 is also great in the nursery for safely cleaning & deodorizing diaper pails, changing pads, and even baby toys & items like pacifiers that make it into your baby’s mouth. Just spray, wait 30 seconds or rinse, and your baby can be back in action with that safely cleaned teething toy.
In pet areas, Force of Nature safely cleans & deodorizes stains and odors. It’s safe & effective on kitty litter, pet toys & bedding and won’t remove color on your color-fast carpet or furniture. Always test for color-fastness in an inconspicuous spot.

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 safety 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?

Force of Nature is a highly effective all-purpose cleaner. Because it doesn’t have whiteners in it like bleach (for safety reasons), it won’t remove stains like rust or hard water. However it does remove stains on rugs & carpets as effectively as Resolve, but without any toxic chemicals. Always test for color-fastness in an inconspicuous spot. 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 completely 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. And if you have hard water, we’re sorry to say that Force of Nature won’t work for you unless you use bottled water. The minerals in hard water prevent the chemistry from working properly.

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.

How do I use it to deodorize sports equipment?

The first time you use Force of Nature, spray the equipment until it is soaked, then wait for 2 minutes. That will stop the odor at its source. For on-going odor control, just spray Force of Nature after each use to prevent new odors from starting.

How do I use it to clean up pet accidents?

Always test for color-fastness in an inconspicuous spot. Clean up the soil as much as possible with a 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 material that has been soiled. For example with a pet accident on the rug, 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 soil or odor remains, go through the process again to ensure all layers of the surface are sprayed with Force of Nature. We recommend testing for color fastness on an inconspicuous spot before using Force of Nature on your rug or furniture.

Does it leave behind any kind of film or residue?

Force of Nature doesn’t leave behind the toxic residues that conventional cleaners do. Not only do conventional cleaners leave behind harmful residues, but these residues also noticeably build up over time to create dirty stains. You won’t have this problem with Force of Nature. 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.

Does it work with hard water or well water?

With hard or well water, you’d need to use a water softener. If that isn’t possible, you should use bottled or distilled water. Here is why from a chemistry standpoint: The mineral ions in hard water essentially “steal” units of electrical energy from the sodium and chloride ions. This means that the solution you’re creating in Force of Nature will have decreased concentrations of hypochlorous acid and sodium hydroxide. And that means the cleaner & deodorizer won’t be as effective.

Is Force of Nature safe for septic systems?

Yes.

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’ve noticed that the time on the counter sometimes fluctuates. Why?

This is normal. If the electrical stream is steady and consistent, the counter counts time and coulombs (a measure of electrical current) consistently. However, an electrical current is often not consistent, so your Force of Nature contains a voltage regulator. When the electrical current is inconsistent, the counter registers the fluctuating electrical flow and the device adjusts the time accordingly. Force of Nature turns off not after a specified period of time, but only when the solution is exposed to a specified volume of coulombs to create the exact concentration of sodium hydroxide and hypochlorous acid. That’s why we tell customers that the time is about 6 minutes, not exactly 6 minutes.
How It’s Different

What makes Force of Nature different from other natural or green cleaners?

Force of Nature is the only natural cleaning product that starts with ONLY 3 ingredients – water, salt & vinegar. There are no additives, fragrances, preservatives, allergens, irritants or toxic chemicals. None! Many natural cleaning products use botanical-sounding ingredients, but just because it’s botanical doesn’t mean it’s safe. 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 most “natural cleaners” contain methylisothiazolinone, a toxic preservative linked to allergies, lung, neurological and organ toxicity. Force of Nature has been given the highest safety 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. Most important is that Force of Nature is so safe that you can use it directly on surfaces used for food without rinsing, (though it’s not designed to be sprayed on food – that’s what spices are for!), safe enough to use without gloves, and safe enough to have your kids actually help you clean!

How is Force of Nature better than just making a homemade cleaner with vinegar?

Vinegar has many great uses in the home, but there are some drawbacks when it comes to cleaning. It shouldn’t be used on surfaces like granite, marble, travertine, limestone or onyx because it will remove the shine. It can corrode some surfaces over time, like grout, so it requires the extra step of rinsing with water.
Last, vinegar is not as safe as you might think. It contains acetic acid, which can damage eye tissue and burn the esophagus and stomach, so you need to be cautious with concentrations. Hyphochlorous acid, the cleaner & deodorizer in Force of Nature, is much safer around children and pets.

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 at home, right on your countertop.

Cleaning Tips

Glass & stainless steel

Force of Nature doesn’t contain drying accelerants like alcohol or ammonia-based products, so we recommend spraying then wiping thoroughly with a clean dry cloth or paper towel.

Soap scum

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.

On grease & oil

Spray until surface is saturated thoroughly then wipe with a clean paper towel or sponge. If you are 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 & sports gear

Always 1st test for color-fastness in an inconspicuous spot. Saturate all the layers that have been soiled until they are soaked, then let dry. On sports gear, after you do this the very first time, on-going you can just spray after each use.

Spills on rugs & furniture

Always 1st test in an inconspicuous spot for color-fastness. 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.

Clothing spills on washable fabrics

Always 1st test for color-fastness in an inconspicuous spot. Spray with Force of Nature as soon as you can, then wipe and repeat until the stain is gone. Like with any stain remover, the sooner you treat it, the better your results will be.

Thermoses, straw cups, sippy cups, water bottles

Spray thoroughly, shake to get into all the nooks & crannies, wait 30 seconds, then wipe or rinse.
Company

Can I purchase Force of Nature products at retail locations?

Force of Nature may be purchased here. It is not yet available at retail stores.

Where is your product made?

The individual parts come from all over the world, and the product is produced in the United States.

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.
Safety

Do I need to wear protective gloves when using Force of Nature?

No, you can put away your gloves & hazmat suit! Force of Nature is non-toxic, free of fragrances, allergens & irritants and is so safe you can use it without gloves. Force of Nature has been given the highest safety 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. Each Force of Nature Activator capsule contains a ratio of salt, water & vinegar that is so precise it requires measuring instruments a consumer typically wouldn’t have at home. Without exactly the right pH, you could end up with a solution that is mostly bleach or doesn’t deodorize.

Can I see your MSDS safety information?

You can see our MSDS here.

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 & deodorizer. Always use as directed.

I’m concerned about antibiotic resistance. Does Force of Nature cause antibiotic resistant germs?

Force of Nature causes no antibiotic resistant bacteria.

Do you have an EWG rating?

We attempted to get Force of Nature evaluated & rated by EWG, but EWG stated that their “scoring system is not equipped to fully capture ingredients that would be generated as a result of electrolytic processes within the device. They currently do not have devices rated in the cleaning category. Given the newness of our system it is understandable.” Our Safety Data Sheet is here which has in depth product safety information. We always recommend that families do their own research. Electrolyzed water has been independently evaluated by numerous sources because it has been used in the industrial space for so many years. You can readily find links to this research by searching on electrolyzed water or hypochlorous acid, or starting here and here.
Orders

Where do you ship?

Anywhere within the United States & Canada.

Do you offer free shipping?

We offer free shipping on Force of Nature Starter Kits to anywhere within the Continental United States.

How do I get replacement or extra bottles?

You can purchase individual Spray Bottles here.

How do I purchase additional capsules?

You can purchase additional Activator Capsules here.

How do I change or cancel my order?

Please contact us within 24 hours of placing your order at [email protected] or call us at (888) 985-8099, Monday-Friday, 9am-5pm EST.

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 product refund. To make a return, email us at [email protected] or call us at (888) 985-8099 Monday-Friday, 9am-5pm EST.
Company

Can I purchase Force of Nature products at retail locations?

Force of Nature may be purchased here. It is not yet available at retail stores.

Where is your product made?

The individual parts come from all over the world, and the product is produced in the United States.

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.