What is Electrolyzed Water? Get the Scoop Here.
Electro-say what now? What is electrolyzed water?
Electrolyzed water is a simple industrial-grade technology that’s been around for 50+ years. It uses electricity to change the chemical structure of salt, water & vinegar into a cleaner & disinfectant as effective as bleach, but with no harmful chemicals. Crazy right? Who’d have ever thought electricity could turn 3 simple ingredients sitting in most families’ kitchen cabinets into something so powerful? You might also be surprised to know that it’s so gentle, it’s commonly used in wound healing and veterinary care products. And because it’s so effective at cleaning & sanitizing without harmful residues, it’s also used in food applications. It’s FDA approved for use in produce preservation and USDA approved for organic crop production.
How is electrolyzed water made?
Think back to middle school – forget the acne and braces and just focus on chemistry class. The process starts with the correct concentrations of salt, water and vinegar. You may remember that a salt molecule is made up of the elements sodium and chloride (NaCl) and a water molecule is made up of hydrogen and oxygen (H2O). When an electrical current is applied to the solution, the molecules break apart and the elements form two new molecules: Sodium hydroxide (NaOH), a common detergent used at different concentrations in products ranging from toothpastes and skin moisturizers to sunscreens, and hypochlorous acid (HOCl), a natural disinfectant & sanitizer that’s as powerful as bleach. Hypochlorous acid is actually the same substance your immune system produces to fight infection and is also used as a powerful wound care agent. The vinegar lowers the pH (acidity) of the solution so that just the right concentrations of hypochlorous acid & sodium hydroxide are created. The result is a cleaner, disinfectant and deodorizer that’s just as effective as conventional cleaners but with no harmful chemicals, residues or fumes. The concentration of sodium hydroxide is tiny at just 0.0000003% – vs conventional cleaning products which have up to 5%.
Here’s a little video about the chemistry:
If electrolyzed water is has been around so long, why am I just hearing about it now?
The technology to make electrolyzed water has been around for years, but it required expensive, industrial size equipment accessible only to large institutions like hospitals (in the US & Japan) & businesses. At Force of Nature, we’ve miniaturized this industrial-grade technology to fit on your countertop. Our small appliance with its patented electrolyzer converts tap water, plus a capsule of salt, water and vinegar, into a powerful multipurpose cleaner, disinfectant and deodorizer that’s as effective as bleach yet totally free of harmful chemicals. It’s even EPA-approved for fighting Covid-19 and Green Seal certified. Because we believe you shouldn’t have to trade powerful cleaning for family-friendly ingredients. Learn more about electrolyzed water or how Force of Nature kills viruses. And you might be surprised to see how it compares to typical natural cleaning products too.