82 of 87 people found the following review helpful
Ancient formula, unusual scent,
This review is from: Seventh Generation Disinfecting Multi-Surface Wipes, 70-count Tubs (Pack of 6) Packaging May Vary (Health and Beauty)
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Whether you like these wipes or not will depend to a great extent on what you think of the scent. It is not particularly strong but it is distinctive, and it lingers.
The active ingredient is thymol, a naturally occurring compound that has been used (as a constituent of various plant oils) for thousands of years for its antiseptic properties. Today you will find it in many mouthwash and toothpaste formulations. That may give you a clue as to the sort of scent it has.
The tissues are well-sodden and so an application goes a long way. They seem to be as effective as other wipes. They are worth a try.
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Initial post: May 24, 2012 1:29:41 PM PDT
Agree. The scent for me is nearly intolerable. No matter how many times I wash my hands after use it still lingers... I actually avoid using them now to avoid the smell. But they do clean really well and do stay moist during use, so there's that positive aspect.
Posted on Jul 29, 2013 10:33:22 AM PDT
W. LUK says:
Received my first subscription order today. Could smell the wipes when I opened the shipping box. Sort of like an industrial disinfectant odor. Used the wipes on my kitchen counter. Can picture the germs dying just by the smell. Now I can't get the smell off my hands. Guess I'll have to use rubber gloves for the remaining 400+ wipes. Sorry, but don't think I'll be renewing my subscription order.
Posted on Sep 29, 2013 8:41:07 AM PDT
It's funny to see the comments on smell, because to me it's fine. I even use it on my hands in a pinch. Haven't had any problems doing that.
Posted on Feb 14, 2014 6:58:52 AM PST
I just returned my shipment because I can't stand the smell.
Posted on Oct 16, 2014 9:09:43 AM PDT
Would like to know if they are as heavy as the original ones. Some other wipes are too thin.
In reply to an earlier post on Oct 16, 2014 1:08:48 PM PDT
Peter Reeve says:
They didn't strike me as too thin. They seemed robust enough.
Posted on Aug 21, 2015 7:51:21 AM PDT
I love any "herb-like" smells (at least so far), but because I've heard so many negative remarks I've sometimes wondered how much of a person's tolerance comes from perception. I liked the comment that said she could imagine the germs dying after she'd wiped the counters with these. I think it's my mind that is desperate for ingredients that protect health, or at least don't cause further harm, that helps me to feel (or imagine myself) tolerant to other issues - smell, texture, etc. I find it very sad when after hearing what unhealthy food or snack a family eats, I mention a healthy alternative and the response is usually similar to, "oh, but we really like these 'brain damaging, bone softening, possibly cancer causing' treats and we're thrilled that we finally found some place to buy them." I'm sure that to the person making that statement, they are wondering why I would even suggest replacing their wonderful food item, why am I not hearing how great these things are and running out to buy a basket full. Meanwhile, I'm wondering how anyone can feed their family these chemically enriched sugar and fat bombs and not jump at the chance to find a healthy replacement. When I began changing my eating habits, I would encounter tastes or textures that I was not fond of, but I continued to think of the health benefits every time I'd eat a bit of it. After awhile, some items just seemed okay to eat and there have even been a few that I actually developed a taste for and find myself craving it every so often! I do believe that you can get your mind to help you learn to tolerate a lot of things (smoking and drinking alcohol come to mind), it just depends upon what is most important to you - health, peer pressure, easy sell to kids, etc.
Anyway, these seem like really good cleaning tissues to me and I'm just glad that I'm able to associate the smell with good health and safety.
Posted on Oct 4, 2015 8:47:05 PM PDT
Sarah K. says:
The scent is due to the natural active ingredients and is not at all offensive to me, rather it smells clean and fresh. I am very sensitive to most chemical scents but this one does not bother me at all. The active ingredients are not toxic, so you don't have to rinse after contact with a food surface, as you need to with clorox, lysol, or similar brands. The smell also dissipates after a few minutes.
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