Cottonelle® Flushable Cleansing Cloths

Date Thu, September 3 2015

There’s an episode of Seinfeld where George is excited about a woman he met. He explains to Jerry how he wooed her with a funny tale about toilet paper hasn’t changed in thousands of years. While George is impressed with himself, Jerry and the gang quickly point out how toilet paper has, indeed, changed. It’s thicker, quilted and comes in different textures.

And there are options besides toilet paper now: for example, Cottonelle’s flushable cleansing cloths. You might have seen them before at a store while you were in the paper goods aisle. You may wonder whether these moist cloths are any good or even better than TP. Commercials would certainly have you thinkin’ so!

Cottonelle® Flushable Cleansing Cloths

Cottonelle® Flushable Cleansing Cloths

Because they’re moist, the cloths are better at leaving a fresh — or no — scent than just dry toilet paper. This is good on hot days when you sweat, when you hit the pool, if you have your period and even before sex. No one will know, but the wipes might make you feel a little bit confident.

This isn’t to say I’d necessarily ditch undies, partially because it’s a wet wipe. It’s a bit like switching from stick to gel deodorant. The moisture feels a little odd, especially at first. It dries quickly, of course, but you’ll feel a little wet initially after using the wipes. Making sure you’re dry is important to stave off bacteria, which can usher in infections and foul odors.

Aside from the moisture, there’s a few things you need to know. Yes, they’re flushable and safe for septic tanks, which means these wipes aren’t as strong as, say, a baby wipe. I discovered this when I stabbed a hole straight through with my nail. So be careful! Learn more about flushability here.

They’re longer than they are wide. This seemed strange to me because it’s not quite large enough to fold, something that I always do. But it works well enough and you certainly can fold if you must.

The packs of 10 are small enough to carry in a bag, and they reseal. I’ve had similar wipes dry out and even become moldy when they weren’t sealed properly, so that’s something to take note of. I don’t find the packaging particularly difficult to use as long as you remember that the wipes can tear easily. However, there are plenty of options aside from the travel pack, including the pop-up tub and refills that you can use with a dispenser. You just pull one cloth out one at a time to use.

Check out the Cottonelle Fresh Care Flushable Cleansing Cloths Dispenser on Amazon, where you can also see a video of it in action!

Remember to head over to the Cottonelle site, where you can get free samples of the flushable wipes! You can also download a coupon to save $1 on flushable wipes.

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