UPDATED: APRIL 2019 Having travelled the country in our motorhome full time for the last 4 years, one of the things we have struggled the most with is the smell, or should I say the pungent odour that is eliminated from our Grey Water tank. Not to mention toilet smells. Then there is a constant effort to keep our water clean and healthy, and eliminate the tank taste you can get. So, we were excited to recently meet Jacquie from Bio Magic, who solved quite a few of our problems, with her range of Bio Magic products.
Jacquie introduces the Bio Magic range of products
Bio Magic has a full range of products covering Toilet & Waste Management, Water Treatment & Cleaning Products, all designed specifically for Caravans & Motorhomes, but which can also be used anywhere else. Whilst Jacquie is a qualified scientist of 40 years, and is an expert in the field of water treatment, she insists that it is her 22 years of living on the road as a traveller in campervans and motorhomes that she attributes most of her experience to.
A combination of her qualifications and personal experience have led her improve the Bio Magic formula and crate an environmentally sustainable product range that can be used to:-
- Treat and eliminate grey water smells
- Treat toilet waste and eliminate smells
- Treat & filter drinking water
- Provide a range of effecting cleaning products
The complete treatment for your RV
And the best part is that the products are all SAFE, EFFECTIVE, ENVIRONMENTALLY SUSTAINABLE and will actually SAVE YOU MONEY in the long run. In fact, Bio Magic is one of the only products on the market today, currently approved and used by National Parks all around Australia.
We recently spent the day with Jacquie and spoke to her in-depth about the Bio Magic Products. It was a real eye opener for us, and we learnt so much about how to use the product to treat almost any Toilet, Grey Water or Water issue you have. Read on below for the full details on each product.
BioMagic Concentrate for All Waste Tanks.
The new concentrated range will now replace the Loo Drops and the Loo/Waste Treatment in liquid form.
Out with the Old, in with the New!
I asked Jacquie why the changes were needed and how she developed the new concentrated formula.
We always like to listen to our customer feedback.
And this is exactly what she has done. The customer feedback, in this case, was that people wanted a longer shelf life on the product. Many users of Bio Magic are full time and use the product on a daily basis, but some are intermittent travellers, so need it to last longer, or in the case of the granules, sometimes moisture could get in and they would stick together.
Size does matter!
Being in Caravans, where space can be limited and weight is imperative, many were concerned about the size of the bottles of Bio Magic, and many others about the weight of the liquid version. So the mission was to increase the shelf life of the product and at the same time make it weigh less and fit into a smaller bottle.
Following a stringent process, and many hours of testing, this is what Bio Magic have been able to achieve. Over a 12 month period, Jacquie has adjusted her formulas and come up with a superior product she is very proud of.
It took over 12 months of developing and has been road tested by us and many of our regular long term users and we are thrilled with the results, I can say with confidence, this is by far the best version of Bio Magic we have ever had.
The result is a super concentrated version of Bio Magic. It is more Cost effective and offers double the usage in a bottle that is half the size and half the weight, but works just as well, if not better than its predecessor.
Usage & Doses
If you have previously purchased the 1 litre bottle of Bio Magic, you will now only need the 500ml bottle to do the same thing. The price stays the same, but the size and weight of the bottle go down. The comparison table below shows the new weights of each bottle, gives approximate dosage rates, an indication of how long each bottle will last, and an idea of cost per dose.
Please note: Dosages, times and prices shown in chart are based on a loo being changed twice a week. They are all approximations and may vary with use. You may get fewer dosages if also used for Greywater trank treatment. In all cases above, the product is highly concentrated to it is recommended to use a small 600ml bottle and add 30ml of concentrate then fill with water, then use a capful per day or two down the drain for your grey water.
In simple terms, a 2.5 litre bottle, for example, equates to 166 uses, or the equivalent of 66 cents a dose, (for our premium members, this is even less at 52 cents a dose), meaning that one bottle will last anywhere from 80 to 83 weeks.
66 Cents a Dose – Enough for over 1 year
This is well over a year if you are on the road and using it as suggested. Intermittent travellers will get a lot more time out of a bottle, and the best part is…
It has no expiry date.
That’s right, there is no expiry date, the product will work just as well in five years’ time as it does the day you get it. The colour may fade over time, but the product will still work.
We know that is a big call, but Bio Magic and Jacquie will personally stand behind the product and its effectiveness. Jacquie is happy to provide her number to anyone that purchases any of her products and happy to step you through any questions you may have, before and after you purchase. She is always on hand and available.
So for those of you that are new to Bio Magic. You may be wondering what it does. We have a full article prepared on Bio Magic here. Some of the videos show the old product, so we will update them soon, but the new Concentrate version works exactly the same.
Bio Magic Concentrate for All Waste Tanks will
Treat toilet waste and eliminate smells & Treat and eliminate grey water smells
Bio Magic Concentrate for All Waste Tanks is ideal for any small portable toilets, cassette toilets in caravans or motorhomes, composting toilets or any septic or biological waste system you may have at home.
Use in all types of RV Toilets
Bio Magic Concentrate for All Waste Tanks can also be used to treat Grey Water tanks. Grey water tanks come in all shapes and sizes, but the one thing they all have in common is after a few days of holding grey water, they will stink.
Use in Grey Water Tanks
Bio Magic Concentrate All Waste Treatment contains no nasty chemicals, is safe and environmentally friendly. Which means, you can empty your Greywater into any type of waste system that you are permitted too, and know you can do it safely without harming the environment or causing any harm, and that is not going to stink out the neighbours.
No Nasty Chemicals
Clean water is the next challenge whilst travelling, and Bio Magic has that covered also. We found that being on the road and still getting good quality clean water can be a challenge. Over our time we have had water so heavily dosed with chlorine we were unable to drink it, and then the opposite extreme, was bore water with such a rampant smell, it too was undrinkable. WaterPure can fix that.
Combining water in your tank from a variety of sources can be dangerous in the long run, so filtering is essential. But, ‘Filters ain’t Filters’ and even the best quality filtered water has no protection from new biological contamination, especially if you use it sporadically.
Outdoor & In-Line Filters
Domestic filters are designed for everyday use and this we don’t need when travelling, so between uses they can become very unfriendly. Hence, the reason Jacquie has chosen filters which include silver stabilizing carbon which means they prevent bacterial growth between uses. For those of us that put filtered water in our tanks she combines filtration with a water purification system to give safe, long term storage if needed.
So, the Bio Magic water filters, as well as removing sediment, rust, dirt, smell, taste, chemicals, some metals, and most biology from your water supply, will also maintain themselves in-between uses. And they are unique in that the filter can be washed out and filled, which no other filter can do. So, they will not only give you great results, they will also extend the life of your filter.
See inside a filter & how easy they are to use
Now that we had our filtration system in place, we should now treat the filtered water in the tank to prevent and new bugs developing while the water is being stored.
For this, Jacquie told us about Ultra WaterPure. A safe Hydrogen Peroxide based solution that will purify any water, from any source by removing biological or macrobiotic contamination and leaving no residual chemicals. WaterPureTank Sanitiser cleans up any tank with an unknown history. It may have been a second hand vehicle, showing signs of Algae contamination or has a specific problem.
Ultra WaterPure will remove taste and smell without leaving any odours or taste of chemical residue. It will not form toxic compounds that can happen with chlorine. Another benefit is that it releases oxygen as it breaks down, which further enhances the quality of the water and makes it even softer. It will work in any caravan or motorhome tank, new or old, by cleaning it, then sanitising it leaving the tank in the best possible condition. And, it can be left in the tank or container for up to a year between uses.
WaterPure also has many other uses, including;-
- Washing and decontaminating fruit & vegetables
- Sterlising drinking bottles & containers
- as a disinfectant for Humans & Animals
- Cleaning & disinfection chopping boards & food prep areas
See the many uses of WaterPure
Cleaning is about all there is left to cover, and Bio-Magic has a solution for this also. After being asked by so many people about what to use and seeing the damage caused to so many RV’s by the use of the wrong products, Jacquie worked for many years to test lots of products on the road. She finally came up with Nu-Klean Concentrate. A single concentrated product which can be used for everything inside and outside of your RV. If you can wash it with water then you can safely use NuKlean as well.
Nu-Klean Concentrate & Micro Fibre Cloths – All you need to keep it clean
Once again Nu-Klean does this without harsh chemicals, fumes, foaming agents, solvents, bleaches and it is also pH neutral so it is not corrosive.
Safe, Environmentally Friendly and Non-Corrosive
Nu-Klean will clean everything in your Caravan, Motorhome or Home, and can be used on;-
- Kitchens, Bathrooms, Laundry
- Glass & Mirrors
- Furniture & Upholstery
- Car & Caravan Interiors
- Awnings & Sails
- Plastics, Vinyl, Fibreglass, Plexiglass
- Steel, Aluminium, Iron & Chrome
- Painted Surfaces
For us, and many of you, space is premium, so rather than have up to 6 different cleaning products, most of which are intended for the hard surfaces in domestic use, to have one bottle to cover all situations is ideal. Not only space saving but dollar saving as well. Simply dilute it into a spray bottle and its ready to use.
Save Time, Money & Space
This stuff is so concentrated, you only need a fraction of it diluted in water as it is so powerful, I actually could not get my head around how little it actually required. We started off using it on the dishes, but being a bloke and a little heavy handed, I like to see my soap suds. But, Jacquie pulled me back and I still got clean dishes. We then went on to clean a whole range of things in and around the motorhome.
Watch how Nu-Klean can be used on all surfaces in and out of the Caravan or Motorhome
Odorstop, is another natural product produced by Bio Magic that is ideal for all type of odor smells including Caravan, Motorhome or all general household type smells. May be used in the air or in washable surfaces. See table below for full list of uses. Choose from:
See What Others Say About BioMagic
Suitably impressed with Bio Magic and its full range of products, we are proud to be able to make them available to you via the FRC Shop. We have put together a range of packages that will cover everything in your Caravan or Motorhome for the Causal Camper to the Serious Camper. To find out more about the full range of products and prices, click on the link below, where you can order traveller packs. Special pricing is available to Premium Club Members.