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June, 2020

Okay, it’s not new at all but I bet you haven’t heard of hypochlorous acid unless you are a doctor. Hypochlorous Acid (what a tongue twister – I will refer to it as HOCl from here on out) has been around for ages.

Before antibiotics were available, HOCl was used to irrigate and disinfect wounds in World War I. It is now used in everyday settings including daycare centers, hospitals, and even produce sections in grocery stores. It’s nature’s oldest disinfectant and it’s naturally occurring in your own body! Our white blood cells create this stuff to fight off infections. It’s also the active ingredient in electrolyzed waters. We use this in eco-friendly cleaning and sanitizing. At Earthjoy Cleaners, we use electrolyzed water which is a very simply yet powerful cleaner that only includes water, salt, and vinegar to form a solution that is 80x more effective than bleach with, you guessed it, NO HARMFUL CHEMICALS, fumes or dyes.

So how is it as strong as bleach? It’s science really my friends! HOCl is a really strong disinfectant which is also the same thing that gives bleach it’s antimicrobial super muscles. Basically, you can lower the pH of the solution to create HOCl, which is what’s fighting off all of
this covid-19 and whatever other bugs are flying around these days. The science is amazing but I am not going to get into the nitty gritty today and bore you. THere is a ton of information out
there to look up so you can geek out like I do.

“The Mayo Clinic
gives this solution the 100% top allergen-free rating for skinSafe products. “

HOCl is pretty gentle, so much so that healthcare professionals and doctors offices use it. It’s used for healing wounds, eye care and also for your fur babies at vet clinics. Hospitals use it as a disinfectant in the US even. Right now with this pandemic I am all about the BEST options for fighting germs, bacteria, fungi, and viruses. This stuff is so effective and safe it can be used as a vegetable wash. The USDA approved it for use in organic crop production. The Mayo Clinic
gives this solution the 100% top allergen-free rating for skinSafe products. I even keep a small spray bottle in my car as a hand sanitizer even. It is truly my new fav thing!!!

For a while the shelf life wasn’t that long but now HOCl is manufactured so that it allows for a longer stable solution and that’s amazing but trust me you’ll use it everywhere so it won’t last long. This site has every bit of information you could long to hear about this magic sauce and of course if you have any questions please feel free to ask!