NI-712 Orange Odor Eliminator Review
This is a review of NI-712 Odor Eliminator (Fresh Orange scent) by Neutron Industries. I’ve used many different air fresheners and odor eliminators because my family owns a motel. I came across this particular product when a sales person called our motel. The sales person Andy emphasized that it was an ‘odor eliminator,’ not an ‘air freshener.’ It was to eliminate odor, instead of covering it up. And the fact that each 16-oz container contained 6,000 oranges was enough to give it a shot.
It smells just like fresh oranges. Upon the first spray, I was able to believe that 6,000 oranges were indeed used to make one bottle. When I look at the liquid inside the bottle, it is a thick creamy liquid. I was bit worried about its application in home since it was mostly used by motels and hotels. I was worried about a strong smell that most commercial air fresheners and odor eliminators have (The bottle says “Meets the requirements for use in Federally inspected meat and poultry plants). But the smell was surprisingly and pleasantly friendly and fresh.
It sprays directly from citrus oil liquid (just like Windex does), not compressed aerosol. So better for your health and environment.
- Lasts Long
The bottle says it lasts “for up to 12 hours.” It usually doesn’t, unless you keep the doors closed all that time. But it lasts for good 8-9 hours, definitely much longer than an ordinary air freshener. The bottle says: “A little goes a long way,” and it got that part correct. About a half spray will do even for a large room.
NI-712 Odor Eliminator is way more expensive than regular air freshener. I’ve used ‘Pure Citrus’ air freshener, which also contains 100% fresh orange oils. It was about $9-10 per 7-oz can. When I first bought it directly from Neutron Industries, it was about $300 including shipping and sales tax for a case of 9 bottles, 16-oz each. The product was shipped from Arizona to Washington State, but they charge sales tax. If you don’t need a full case, you can do a search on eBay or Amazon. I saw the same 16-oz bottle for $34.99 including shipping on eBay. But as I’ve mentioned in pros section, it does last long. I used one 16-oz bottle at home for good 2 months.
NI-712 Odor Eliminator isn’t available in physical stores. I haven’t seen it in any brick-and-mortar stores. You can only buy it from the manufacturer by the case or online. Based on my experience, prices for buying from manufacturer and online sellers don’t differ much, manufacturer’s price lower by a little.
- Sprayer Isn’t Durable
The NI-712 Odor Eliminator comes with the bottle sealed by a cap and a separate sprayer. The content itself lasts about 1-2 months, but the sprayer won’t function well during its last days. The nozzle will get clogged by the oil, and the oil will drip from the tip when spraying. Also, with long use, sometimes the handle won’t pop back to its original position after a spray.
- Not a Fabric Odor Eliminator
Note that it is an ‘airborne odor eliminator.’ So it won’t get rid of embedded odor in your linens. The manufacturer has other products that are specifically designed to be sprayed directly on the fabric, but I won’t discuss that here. But like all odors, with continued use, the orange smell gets into the fabrics in the room, making the room smell more “orangey.”
Additional Information About NI-712 Odor Eliminator
NI-712 Odor Eliminator also comes in 26 more different scents. But not all fragrances contain citrus oil like the Fresh Orange scent I reviewed here. Some scents such as Blue Sky, Wedding Cake, Sage & Citrus, and Clothesline Fresh are Petroleum-based fragrances. I’ve tried some of their other fragrances, but the Fresh Orange fragrance is by far the best fragrance NI-712 has to offer. But Neutron Industries’ recent new release of Warm Pumpkin Spice is worth trying, especially for this holiday season. It smells just like a pumpkin pie.