I’ve been promising a product review for a week, and here it is! While at the Boone County fair in Belvidere, IL, my boss and I met the gentleman, Paul Kelly, who started and runs the NuKleen business. He discovered the formula for the NuKleen odor neutralizer. Of course my boss and I were skeptical – we live in an age of skeptics – but his ten second demonstration had us laying money on the table in 12 seconds.
Here’s what he did:
- Poured a small amount of a clear liquid in a clear plastic cup
- Put that plastic cup RIGHT UNDER OUR NOSES (it stunk like cat pee and I thought one of our friends would throw up on the spot)
- Poured a tiny bit of NuKleen into the cup
- Put that plastic cup back to our noses – we were all reluctant to let him this time
- THERE WAS NO SMELL
Yeah, we were sold. That quick and easy. So we each got his starter kits, which has a big bottle of cleaner with a spray nozzle, and a small trial size squirt bottle (it’s the package he’s holding up there on the right). My boss, when we got back to her house … well, let me tell you a story.
My boss (and good friend) put me up for the week while I was in Rockford. We go back decades as friends, so it was good to catch up. But my boss has four large dogs and a pig that live in her home. It never smells daisy fresh in the house. And she has a local friend who refuses to come in, hanging out on the back porch when visiting.
We got back from the fair and my boss grabs the big spray bottle full of NuKleen odor neutralizer. Understand, there are air fresheners all over the house, mingling with pig litter and doggy smell. She sprays the air in every room with the NuKleen odor neutralizer, then invites her local friend to come in. Said friend walks through the house, sits on the couch, sniffs the air, then declares that the smell is gone. I told him to smell the couch. Immediate nose wrinkling (the dogs all love the couch). So we sprayed the fabric couches. The smell was GONE instantly.
The website has this to say – NuKleen® Odor Free formula was developed to combat airborne bacteria and germs in hospitals and health care facilities. NuKleen® Odor Free is a unique product that cleans the air you breathe. It is proven to eliminate the source of odors, unlike current fragrance products, that just mask odors.
Here’s the beauty of this product, according to its creator – IT CAN BE USED ON ANIMALS’ SKIN. We sprayed the pig. You can spray your dog’s coat and work it in with your hands, neutralizing yucky outdoor dog scent. He even says he’s had clients use the NuKleen odor neutralizer to completely eliminate skunk when a dog has been sprayed! Can you believe it? I don’t think I would have believed it had I not smelled the results with my own nose in that house. A quick demonstration is one thing, but a home with a pig? I’M SOLD.
I have yet to use it in my home. Not because there’s not a smell, but because I’m currently battling mice and they make new smells all day long, so it would be a waste. Unless some of you know something I don’t. I’ve got an electronic repellent plugged in, mouse traps set up with peanut butter, peanut butter-borax balls dropped behind the appliances, mouse poison dropped behind appliances and sprinkled across backs of counter tops – it keeps getting worse and the rabbit cage smell gets stronger (the mice weren’t a problem while the cat was alive). Spraying the NuKleen on the mouse pee would mean pulling the fridge and stove out several times a day. Help! Maybe I should email the NuKleen odor neutralizer guy and ask.
Oh! And there’s a whole line of products on his site, stuff he’s created for home and car for cleaning. Go check it out! Here’s a quick list of the things he told us the NuKleen could do (working from memory)
- Neutralize skunk odor
- Calm hot spots on your dog’s skin
- Eliminate doggy scent from the dog’s skin and coat (sprayed directly on the dog and worked into the coat)
- Eliminate dog and musky odors immediately, as well as urine scent
- Eliminate odors in the air, as well as on surface, fabric and other
Y’all, I’m a believer. There are very few things I believe work like they say. I’m a skeptic at heart. But this works. I’m so glad to be able to tell you about it! Pop over to his site and buy a starter kit, see if I’m not right. I can’t wait to hear your stories!
Until I write again …
P.S. I am in NO WAY being compensated by NuKleen for this review. I just thought it was a super cool product and that y’all would want to know about it!