WIPES: The Lowdown

Desinfectant wipes have become more of an important household staple than ever before. Here we discuss the difference between the most popular types.

Multi Surface Wipes vs. Alcohol Wipes


According to clorox.com, our Clorox® Disinfecting Wipes remove germs, bacteria, kitchen grease and countless other nasties you find lurking in your home.

  • • Kills 99.9% of germs that can live on surfaces for up to 48 hours
  • • Kills 99.9% of Viruses* and Bacteria
  • • Kills Staph, E. coli, Salmonella, Strep

The Right to Use Desinfectant Wipes

Apartment Therapy gives a thorough rundown on how to effectively use disinfectant wipes in “We’re All Using Clorox Wipes Wrong, Apparently

Following the package directions is very important and essential to ensure effectiveness. “ Clorox’s disinfecting wipes stipulates that you should ‘Wipe surface, using enough wipes for the treated surface to remain visibly wet for four minutes. “

Most of us don’t follow the package directions. Now is the time to stick to the 4 minutes timeframe and allow the products to dry and work effectively.

FYI: Don’t use them on your kids !

Alcohol Wipes & Rubbing Alcohol

According to Sanitizingwipes.com “Alcohol hand sanitizing wipes are an effective way to remove soil and kill microorganisms, while simultaneously preventing cross contamination.”

CVS Health Isopropyl Rubbing Alcohol Wipes

  • Rubbing & massaging wipes
  • • 70% isopropyl alcohol
  • Decreases germs in minor cuts, scrapes, and burns
  • • Multiple uses****

The Right Way to Use Alcohol Wipes

Our handy, disposable wipes can be used for multiple purposes such as sanitizing objects, disinfecting skin, cleaning wounds, and more according to cvs.com

The Right Way to Use Rubbing Alcohol

“When you buy alcohol solutions at the store, they’re already diluted with water in a specific concentration, indicated clearly on the label, usually 70 percent or 90-91 percent alcohol. The CDC advises that alcohol concentrations above 70 percent shouldr be effective at disinfecting for viruses.” Read on “Rubbing Alcohol Is Great for Cleaning, But Here Are 6 Things You Should Never Do” ~ Apartment Therapy

The lowdown: Disinfectant wipes such as Clorox wipes require drying time to be effective Alcohol wipes such as CVS Health Isopropyl Rubbing Alcohol Wipes have a faster drying time. It is safe to use on skin (Antiseptic). The gist of it, understand the difference to ensure safe and effective use.

Disclaimer: These opinions are my own. Sources are listed below for your reference. Talk to your health professional for more and Use good judgement.







Stay Home. Healthy & Safe.

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