3M Scotch-Brite™ Botanical Disinfecting Wipes Review & $100 Toys R Us Giveaway (end 2/5/13)


I am not a “germaphobe”, but I am worried about nasty germs and viruses lurking in my home. I am constantly washing my hands and when I’m out and about and don’t have access to soap and a sink I use a squirt of hand sanitizer. I am also constantly wiping down the counter tops and spraying disinfectant spray on the remotes and door handles. Hopefully my efforts are paying. So far this season we’ve all been sick only once (which of course is more then enough).

I’m not keen on using too many disinfectant products. The more natural the product the happier I am. I don’t want to bring too many toxins into my home. One of our cats has really bad Asthma too, so I have be careful about the products that I use in my home for her health too.

Have you tried the 3M Scotch-Brite™ Botanical Disinfecting Wipes yet? I didn’t even know that 3M Scotch-Brite made wipes. Not only that, they are made with botanically pure plant extracts.

Unlike other disinfecting wipes, the 3M Scotch-Brite Botanical Disinfecting Wipes have a “no-rise” feature which means that they don’t leave behind any residue that might be harmful if handled. To be honest with you I never thought about that before. I have used other disinfecting wipes to clean off my kid’s toys ever since they were little. I never thought about them leaving behind a harmful residue. :-(. I would wash their toys frequently with hot soapy water too. Hopefully that helped to remove the residue.

3M Scotch-Brite Botanical Wipes

Wipes are certainly A LOT easier to use to keep toys clean. You can do on the spot cleaning as well as clean inside every nook and cranny. Knowing that the 3M Scotch-Brite Botanical Disinfecting Wipes help to kill 99.9% of household germs***, including cold & flu viruses, makes me happy. They also leave surfaces like toys and counter tops residue-free and there is no need to worry about wiping or rinsing the surface off again. After all, you wouldn’t want your child handling toys coated in toxic disinfectants would you?

I decided to put the 3M Scotch-Brite Botanical Disinfecting Wipes to the test by wiping down some of my kids toys and games, as well as some toys that I keep on hand for when I babysit.

The wipes have a pleasant scent. They are much nicer then other disinfecting wipes. I have two containers of the wipes that were sent to me to review. One is in the Breeze scent and the other is in a Lemon Grass scent. Breeze reminds me of summer. I don’t know why. There is just something about it that makes me think of summer. The Lemon Grass has a lemon-y scent which is typical of many cleaners. I wouldn’t recommend sniffing the containers directly, but as you are using them you can smell them. Thankfully its a very subtle scent and not enough to trigger my cat’s Asthma.

First and foremost the wipes are made to clean off toys and other surfaces. They are wipes that happen to kill 99.9% of household germs.

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As far as cleaning is concerned they do a great job. You can use them to gently wipe down surfaces and remove dirt and grime. I happen to think they do a great job of cleaning. I must rather use a convenient wipe then worry about getting out a spray cleaner and a cloth. Plus it’s a lot easier to do on the spot cleaning instead of tossing toys into a sink full of hot, soapy water.

No matter how big your kids get they always manage to get things dirty. 🙂

As far as I’m concerned using the 3M Scotch-Brite Disinfecting Wipes is a win-win-win situation (notice I added an extra “win”).

  • Win #1 – They do a great job cleaning off surfaces.
  • Win #2 – They are made with plant botanicals and do not leave behind an icky residue.
  • Win #3 – They kill 99.9% of household germs, plus cold and flu viruses.

For more product information visit www.Scotch-Brite.com. You can also click here to go directly to the product page. They currently have a coupon on the product page too.

3M Scotch-Brite Disinfecting Wipes are available at many retail locations across the country as well as online.

You can also check out the brand on Facebook and Twitter.

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Thanks to 3M I have a fun challenge for my readers. It’s called the Keep Toys Clean Scotch-Brite Botanical Disinfecting Wipes Challenge. Simply provide me with a toy cleaning tip and one random winner will win an assortment of 3M Scotch-Brite Discinfecting Wipes AND a $100 Toys R Us gift card.

This giveaway is open to US residents only and will end on February 5, 2013 at 11:5p PM (EST). The winner will be chosen at random using a random number generator from all eligible entries. The winner will be notified via e-mail and will have three days to reply or a new winner will be chosen in their face.

To enter please leave a comment on this post and share with my a tip for keeping toys cleaned. Easy Peasy!

For extra entries you can use the Rafflecopter widget (below) but you must complete the initial entry requirement or the additional entries won’t qualify.

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*I received a Toys R Us gift card to purchase new toys as well as sample products to review. There was no other compensation. The opinions expressed are my own and were not influenced in any way.

***Kills over 99.9% of household germs: Pseudomonas aeruginosa, Salmonella enterica, Staphylococcus aureus, Methicillin Resistant S. aureus (MRSA), Enterobacter aerogenes, Influenza A virus, Rhinovirus type 37, and Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV) Type 1. Sanitizes hard non-porous non-food contact surfaces of Staphylococcus aureus and Enterobacter aerogenes in the presence of light or moderate soil load with a 30-second contact time.

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About Kimberly

Kimberly Vetrano resides in the suburbs of New York City with her family, five cats, dog, a tank full of fish and snails. She is also a freelance writer and photographer.


  1. I’ve always done a bleach water cleaning of toys, but these wipes wound great!

  2. I always use disinfecting wipes to clean toys. They’re quick and easy! Thanks!

  3. April Brenay says:

    when your kid is sick, put their favorite stuff animal in the dryer on high heat to kill germs

  4. I like disinfecting wipes for toys

  5. David Haug says:

    Kids need to wash their hands before opening toy box. Keeps toys from getting food/dirt on them.

  6. Leslie Galloway says:

    To clean the bathtub toys, I throw them in with the towels every once in a while. The towels in the washing machine do the scrubbing to get that bit of soap residue off.

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  7. Some toys will be ok in the dishwasher

  8. i have always used a lysol spray or odoban that kills 99 percent of germs

  9. Shawna O. says:

    I use the dishwasher to disinfect plastic or other dishwasher-safe toys. but these wipes look awesome especially for those times there’s not a dishwasher around.

  10. Jim Nichols says:

    I’ve been wanting to try these, especially with all the ick going around right now!

  11. I like disinfecting wipes for toys

  12. Kathy Cousar says:

    I’ve always use bleach, soap and hot water to clean toys. These wipes sound perfect! So much easier! My tip that I’ve always used is take favorite stuffed friends and put them in a pillow case. Give them a full dryer cycle preferably with a ball to keep them from getting lumpy. When you have a house full of sick kids their friends often get over looked and they tend to get some of the most germs!

  13. I wipe the toys down with Lysol wipes.

  14. Adrienne gordon says:

    clean them all at once in a bathtub

  15. Margaret Smith says:

    I like to use disinfecting wipes. I usually wipe toys down about once a month or more often if anyone in the household is ill.

  16. Sandy VanHoey says:

    I use disinfecting wipes ALl the time on everything. I use to clean with bleach and water but love the wipes

  17. Jennifer Rote says:

    I use wipes when possible and q-tips for hard to reach places.

  18. chrissy c says:

    I use Lysol spray on toys!

  19. I use soap and water or disinfecting wipes

  20. debbie jackson says:

    i use clorox wipes and a clorox solution for dipping toys in