Let’s start with a familiar scenario: baby is crying and you’re desperately searching for a pacifier, only to find one at the bottom of your purse, covered in a strange combination of sand and cracker crumbs. As you wash it, your running mental to-do list reminds you that the bathroom is a little ripe and you never cleaned the high chair from last night’s spaghetti and meatballs.

And now, a not-so-familiar scenario: you reach for one non-toxic product to tackle it all.

Meet Force of Nature, a small countertop appliance powered by some not-so-average technology: using electricity, the device mixes a capsule of salt, water, and vinegar with tap water to create an all-purpose cleaner and deodorizer that powers through grease, grime, oil, sticky messes, soap scum, and odors. One bottle has the strength of a small army: swap it for bleach, deodorizers (take that, diaper pail) and kitchen, bath, and glass cleaners. This germ-buster has been proven to work as effectively as bleach, with one major difference: the solution is 100% free of toxic chemicals, fragrances, dyes, preservatives, and surfactants.

How can something so seemingly simple be so effective and versatile? Here’s the really cool answer: Force of Nature miniaturizes a technology from the industrial space that uses an active ingredient so gentle and effective that it’s commonly used in wound, eye and veterinary care. Use it anywhere (read: everywhere) and on any surface children eat, bathe, and play. Messes, meet your match.

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