Everything you need to know about how to use Zoflora to kill the COVID-19 virus

Breaking news – Zoflora has been proven to kill COVID-19

Zoflora is the disinfectant of choice for our favourite cleaning guru, Mrs Hinch. While it promise to kill 99.9 per cent of bacteria and virus, will Zoflora disinfectant keep your home safe from COVID-19?

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The answer is a resounding yes! Zoflora has been tested in a laboratory and been found to kill the strain of coronavirus (SARS-CoV-2) that causes COVID-19. The successful test used a dilution of 1:40 with a contact time of 5 minutes.

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'Given the efficacy of Zoflora against other coronaviruses, we were quite certain that Zoflora would have virucidal activity against the COVID-19 virus,' explains Dr Nigel Cooper, Director of Development at Thornton & Ross, parent company of Zoflora. 'On receipt of the official data, we can confirm that Zoflora does kill the SARS-CoV-2 strain of the virus that has significantly impacted the world we live in today.'

'As recommended by worldwide health organisations, the best way to protect against coronavirus is through regular hand washing, social distancing, and disinfection. Using a proven disinfectant such as Zoflora on regularly touched surfaces at home, in places of education and in the workplace, is one way to help protect yourself and those you care about.'

Zoflora has also been found effective against other common household bacteria including E. coli, Salmonella, Listeria, and viruses such as Influenza –Type A (H1N1), Human Herpes Virus, Rotavirus and Respiratory Syncytial Virus (RSV).

To keep you home bacteria and virus free when using Zoflora, follow the dilution instruction of the packet. Wipe it over high touch surfaces around the house, such as door handle, light switches and toilet flush. It call also be used to disinfectant other surfaces around the home. Remember to leave the product a few minutes to work before wiping down and drying.

Zoflora limited edition botanical range

If you are looking to add Zoflora to your cleaning routine, you can now try the brands new botanical range which smells just like some of our Jo Malone favourites.

The new Botanical collection has been developed by a team of expert perfumers and currently features two scents – Peony Blush and Rose Noir. A third scent is due to be announced very soon.

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However, until then you can enjoy the luxurious scent of peonies and jasmine in Peony Blush. The scent promises to fill your home with the aroma of blooming peonies. It even reminds us – dare we say it – of Jo Malone's Peony and Blush scent.

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It has already become a firm favourite of cleaning guru Mrs Hinch, who caused Zoflora to shoot to fame as a cult buy last year. 'OMG The peony blush in my kitchen is smelling amazing already,' she wrote on her Instagram stories.

Buy in store: Peony Blush, 500ml, £5.99, Home Bargains

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The second scent Rose Noir is a more sophisticated scent with a mysterious blend of rich florals and black cherry. The fragrance will envelop your home in the perfume of velvety roses, perfect for this time of year.

However, you won't be able to snap the scents up all in one place. Peony Blush, is currently only exclusively available at Home Bargains. Rose Noir is available exclusively at B&M stores. Alternatively, you can purchase the scents direct from Zoflora.

Buy now: Rose Noir, 500ml, £5.99, B&M

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Rebecca Knight
Deputy Editor, Digital

Rebecca Knight has been the Deputy Editor on the Ideal Home Website since 2022. She graduated with a Masters degree in magazine journalism from City, University of London in 2018, before starting her journalism career as a staff writer on women's weekly magazines. She fell into the world of homes and interiors after joining the Ideal Home website team in 2019 as a Digital Writer. In 2020 she moved into position of Homes News Editor working across Homes & Gardens, LivingEtc, Real Homes, Gardeningetc and Ideal Home covering everything from the latest viral cleaning hack to the next big interior trend.