A quick and effective way to keep your home clean and free of harmful germs is to use disinfecting and sanitizing wipes. These wipes are soaked in solutions that destroy almost any type of germ (including viruses). Many stores can’t keep disinfecting and sanitizing wipes in stock lately. Thankfully, they’re so easy to make at home. Better yet, making them at home might save you money too.
In this article, we explore the difference between disinfecting wipes and sanitizing wipes and how to properly use them. We’ll also provide easy steps to make your own disinfecting wipes and sanitizing wipes at home so you can start destroying germs with ease!
What Is the Difference Between Disinfecting Wipes and Antibacterial Wipes?
It’s important to point out, not all wipes are created equal. In general, disinfecting wipes are meant for hard surfaces whereas antibacterial (or sanitizing) wipes are meant for cleaning your skin.
Sanitizing wipes contain active ingredients like alcohol, benzethonium chloride, and benzalkonium chloride and are regulated by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA). In contrast, disinfecting wipes contain disinfecting ingredients like hydrogen peroxide, quaternary ammonium, and sodium hypochlorite and are regulated by the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA).