I actually ran into the same problem with these Scotch Brite brand of wipes as with the ones from Seventh Generation, since they both use a botanical disinfectant -- they stink!
Basically, this cleaning product uses plant extracts to kill bacteria, viruses and other germs, and so there really is no way to mask the scent, unfortunately.
There are two scents available of this product - lemongrass and breeze. I have not tried the breeze scent, so perhaps it is better, but the lemongrass one was basically overpowering.
In regard to how they worked though - they worked just fine. I thought they cleaned as well as any other brand of disinfecting wipes I've tried. They didn't dry out too fast, and they didn't tear or disintegrate with scrubbing, so that is all positive.
The interesting differences between this product and the Seventh Generation version is that the Scotch Brite brand specifically is advertised as not needing to be rinsed at all. The advertisement on its website states:
Most disinfecting wipes say you must rinse surfaces that food will touch and then wash your hands. Not ours. They kill 99.9% of germs including cold and flu viruses* and can be used around kids, pets and food.
Even the instructions on the
Seventh Generation version suggested to rinse any food preparation surfaces, but not this one.
I'm really not sure of why there is a difference in the instructions, since my understanding is that the two products use basically the same botanicals as a disinfectant, but perhaps not which would explain the difference in instructions.
My final verdict of this product: I will not be using it again.
Just like with the Seventh Generation wipes, I felt like the scent was just too strong for my family, and they really complained when they had to use them to clean up a mess which is not typical for them.
I would love to hear from more people who've used these wipes though, especially in the breeze scent, since perhaps this scent smells better than the one I tried. In addition, I know some people really do like this product, so I'd love to hear from those who love them too!
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