Wednesday, April 23, 2008

Bzzz: Oust® Surface Disinfectant & Air Sanitizer

About a month ago I got a new package from BzzAgent*. The new product they sent me to try was Oust® Surface Disinfectant & Air Sanitizer.

According to the company, Oust Surface Disinfectant & Air Sanitizer kills more than 99.9% of germs (including cold & flu viruses) on hard surfaces. It is also specially formulated to kill odor-causing bacteria in the air to eliminating odors rather than just covering them up. It kills bacteria like Staph and Salmonella, in addition to a variety of viruses and fungi.

The first thing I noticed when I sprayed the Clean Scent Oust (they also have Citrus scent and Outdoor scent)into the air was the light scent. Some air fresheners can be really overpowering, have a very strong chemical smell, or make me sneeze when I spray them. The scent of the Oust was light, pleasing, and didn't make me (or the cat who was in the room at the time) sneeze.

I use it as an air freshener down in the basement. Sydney has a bad habit of needing to use the litter box as soon as I go down to do laundry. I guess she likes company or something. Now I spray the air as soon as she's done scratching so that I don't have to go running up the stairs for breathable air.

I have found a couple of uses for it as a hard surface disinfectant. I have been using it to spray the inside of the diaper pail whenever we change the bag. It has really made a difference, the plastic pail itself no longer smells. The Oust dries quickly so by the time I'm ready to put a new plastic bag in it's ready. The products we have tried before either pooled in the bottom of the pail and left a bad smell on their own after a while, or took a long time to dry requiring us to leave the plastic bag out until totally dry.

I have also used it to disinfect the counters after preparing raw meat or chicken. For our everyday surface cleaner we use a non-toxic, green cleaner. But it is not a disinfectant. So after cleaning the counters I spray a light mist of the Oust. It dries quickly, leaves no residue on the counters, and doesn't streak.

BzzAgent sent me coupons for other people to try Oust for free along with my two cans. I have one coupon left, if anyone is interested in trying it out just let me know. I'll send it out to the first person who asks.

*Click here for my previous post about BzzAgent

1 comment:

Normandy said...

Well written article.