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If you thought it was hard to find toilet paper or hand sanitizer these days, just try looking for disinfectant wipes online. From Amazon to Walmart, all of the major retailers are sold out of disinfecting wipes, or they’re listing options that won’t ship for weeks.
Fortunately, there are a couple ways to hack it. Brand-name offerings like Lysol wipes or Clorox wipes have been consistently sold out since March, but if you’re willing to try some lesser-known brands, you’ll find that there are plenty of top-rated disinfecting wipes in stock. Almost all of them contain the CDC-recommended amount of at least 70% alcohol in their formulas, offering the most effective cleaning and sanitizing power.
If you don’t want alcohol wipes, we also found some of the best alcohol wipe alternatives, made from natural ingredients that are gentle on surfaces — and your skin.
Whether you’re looking to keep your hands germ-free, or want to disinfect your surfaces, we’ve found eight sets of cleaning wipes in stock that could help do the trick. Follow our links to add a couple packs to your cart to try them out, or stock up on these wipes while they’re still available and purchase them in bulk, before sites are sold out again.
1. Sugle Antibacterial Wipes
These multi-purpose wipes for both sanitizing hands and surfaces. The formula is gentle on skin, while being safe enough to use on most surfaces too, from wood to granite and even stainless steel. That makes it great around the house or office, to wipe down appliances, bathroom fixtures and high-touch surfaces like doorknobs and light switches too. The wipes are also suitable for use on small electronics, like your phone, computer screen and tablets. This pack gets you 80 disposable sanitizing wipes in a resealable package.
The company says the wipes are effective at killing 99.9% of most common germs and allergens while leaving your hands gently cleansed and refreshed. It’s not clear if there is alcohol in the formula, however.
2. GTX Corp. Alcohol Wipes
GTX Corp. says its disinfecting wipes are FDA-certified, and while they may not come in fancy packaging, they get the job done, thanks to a powerful cleaning formula with 75% alcohol. The company says these wipes are 99.99% effective against pathogens. Get 50 wipes per package.
3. MedZone Corp. Alcohol Wipes
Best known for its sports performance and recovery products (think anti-chafing sticks, blister relief and massage pads), MedZone has reshuffled its production to make KN95 masks, hand sanitizer and other PPE as well. These anti-bacterial wipes promise to eliminate 99.99% of common illness-causing germs. MedZone says the wipes are manufactured in an FDA registered lab and contain 75% alcohol.
If you want to stock up on wipes, this deal gets you a 12-pack of disinfectant wipes. Each travel-sized pack contains 10 wipes.
4. Babyganics All-Purpose Surface Wipes
This container gets you 75 pre-moistened wipes that harness the power of a plant-based formula to effectively clean everything from furniture to floors. The formula doesn’t contain any ammonia, bleach, phosphates, phthalates, sulfates, or synthetic dyes, making it great for those with sensitive noses and sensitive skin. Babyganics says the all-purpose wipes are safe for countertops, wood and electronics too. This set gets you three containers of wipes.
5. Good Life All Natural Surface Cleaning Wipes
Good Life says its cleaning wipes are effective on everything from bathroom counters to kitchen appliances, car seats and cribs. That’s thanks to a non-toxic, plant-based formula that’s gentle on surfaces while still packing a ton of cleaning power. These disposable cloths are great for wiping away dirt and grime, and for helping with stain removal.
6. ZAGG Disinfecting Wipes
These mini disinfectant wipes may be designed for your devices, but we like using them to wipe down door knobs, light fixtures, remotes, keys and other small items we come into contact with daily. This formula contains 70% isopropyl alcohol, meeting the CDC-recommended guidelines for at least 70% alcohol content in an effective disinfectant. The individually-wrapped wipes may be small in size, but this pack gets you 500 wipes in an easy-to-dispense box.
7. Arm and Hammer Pacifier Wipes
Parents swear by the cleaning power of these pacifier wipes, which they use on everything from toys to furniture to yes, pacifiers too. The food-grade wipes are safe for use even around babies, and while they don’t contain alcohol, the wipes do harness the power of Arm and Hammer baking soda to help refresh and deodorize.
8. Bravo Sierra Antibacterial Wipes
These military-grade wipes are alcohol-free but use benzalkonium chloride as their active ingredient to eliminate up to 99.99% of dangerous bacteria in 60 seconds or less. Field-tested by members of the U.S. Military, the extra-thick wipes are designed to help you stay clean and refreshed, while its antibacterial properties keep you stink and germ-free. The wraps are individually wrapped for freshness and leave behind a woodsy scent of white vetiver and cedarwood.
ALSO CONSIDER: “How to Make Your Own Sanitizing Wipes”
Of course, you could always do the DIY route too, and this book — currently an Amazon best-seller — promises a step-by-step guide to making your own disinfectant wipes at home.