Scotch Brite Botanical Disinfecting Wipes {Back-To-School Gift Basket Giveaway}


As I've mentioned before, I don't like bringing harsh chemicals into our home. Ever since having children I've been more conscious about what products we use and the impact those products have on our lives and our environment. I stopped using disinfecting wipes altogether and started using a spray bottle solution of vinegar, tea tree oil and  water to clean the surfaces around my home. But honestly... it sometimes gets a little tiring trying to find a clean rag and one of the bottles when it came time to do a once over on the counters or surfaces. So I started looking for an alternative to my vinegar solution.

While at Blogher'11 I was able to meet with and talk to the wonderful ladies at the 3M booth. I also was able to join them at their Goin' Coconuts party where we got to chat even more. I came to realize that a few of their new products were eco-friendly and that we were already using their awesome Scotch-Brite greener clean sponges. The one item I brought home from Blogher that my husband actually got excited about were these sponges. (He started buying them after finding out that they can be cleaned in the dishwasher and reused; plus they're a great alternative to using paper towels to clean up). After the conference I was contacted and asked if I would try out a new eco-friendly disinfecting wipe. I jumped at the opportunity. I thought it would be the perfect product for our home and would still put me at ease about bringing a disinfecting wipe into the home.

Now you may be thinking what's the big deal with disinfecting wipes? Why all the fuss over such a small thing? Well most disinfecting wipes have such harsh ingredients that the labels state that you must rinse surfaces that come in contact with food. And if I'm lazy too busy to grab my rag and vinegar solution, don't you think having to wipe down the counters a second time with water would defeat the purpose of a disinfecting wipe's ease of use? The Scotch-Brite Botanical Disinfecting Wipes offer a perfect no-rinse solution for any home.

Here's why:
  • Kills 99.9% of germs.*
  • Kills cold & flu viruses*
  • Leaves no residue
  • No rinse required
  • Made from botanically pure plant extracts
  • Clean easy, breathe easy
  • Available in two fresh scents! Breeze, and Lemongrass
I now have a disinfectant wipe that I feel comfortable using in my home and around my children.  This product has made cleaning a bit faster and easier for me and it does a pretty good job of cleaning up spills, food particles and other kitchen messes. I've also used it in the bathrooms for a quick clean up as well. And another awesome thing about this product? There's a coupon available right now for you to print off and use.


Now for the giveaway -

Congrats to Megmustang for winning!

Enter to win a "Celebrate the New School Year" back-to-school gift basket with an assortment of 3M school supplies as well as your own sample of Scotch-Brite Botanical Disinfecting wipes right now! How?

1. Simply comment on this post with one way you are going green in your home.

Want another entry?

2. Follow this blog via GFC or NetworkedBlogs

Comment below telling me what you did (one comment per each entry, two entries total allowed should you choose to also follow the blog) and I'll let the magic of Random.org choose the winner. That's it! As always, you can find me on Facebook and Twitter as well. I love new followers and enjoy sharing different giveaways and offers from other blogs and sites as well.

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You can find Scotch-Brite on Facebook and Twitter. I'm sure they'd love it if you stopped by to say hi! Plus there are other opportunities to win fun and fabulous products from them and they'll keep you up-to-date with great tips and tricks on cleaning and more.

Want to buy some Scotch-Brite Botanical Disinfecting Wipes now? Find out what stores in your area are carrying this product by entering in your zip code here. I was able to find them at my local Target store but you can also find them at Albertsons, Walmart and other retailers nationwide. 

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This giveaway is open until 5pm on Thursday, September 29th. Winner will be announced on Friday, September 30th on this blog, on twitter AND via email so please make sure to include a valid email address in at least one of your entries if it isn't included in your profile. Sorry, only US residents are eligible to enter.

Disclaimer: I was given a sample of Scotch-Brite Botanical Disinfecting Wipes to review. All opinions are my own. The "Celebrate the New School Year" back-to-school gift basket will be sent to the winner from Scotch-Brite directly.

* 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.


131 comment(s) with love:

Emma B. said... Reply To This Comment

We've ramped up our recycling efforts over the past few months. I have a huge pile of cardboard boxes to cut down right now! I'm trying to convince DH to get rid of papertowels but haven't been able to yet...I'll keep on trying!

Kaybee said... Reply To This Comment

We are going green by remembering to turn off lights when we're not using them. I'm trying to teach the kids to do this as well. We also use reusable water bottles. Hopefully, next year we will get a share in our local CSA.

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I also follow the blog :)

BabyBumpBeyond said... Reply To This Comment

We recently put a recycling bin next to the garbage can (inside) and have cut our garbage in half! We also use the natural options for household cleaners and are looking into cloth diapering baby #2 :)

Sarah M. said... Reply To This Comment

I'd love to try these!

Sara said... Reply To This Comment

We have started recycling 100% now! I cannot believe how much less trash we have now!

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Following you via GFC. :)

Heather said... Reply To This Comment

I've stopped using a lot of chemical cleaners around the house, replacing them with natural things like vinegar, baking soda, lemon juice and tea tree oil. Not only is it better for the environment, it's a lot cheaper!

Katie said... Reply To This Comment

We cloth diaper, use family cloth, use green house cleaning supplies and recycle. Next year I hope to get a compost going as well.

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J. said... Reply To This Comment

We're going green by using cloth diapers and wipes for our baby!

Stardust said... Reply To This Comment

We use those sponges! We also cloth diaper, use cloth wipes and kitchen towels as much as possible, recycle and use eco friendly soaps and cleaners.

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Laurie said... Reply To This Comment

We no longer use paper towels or paper napkins - just cloth for us now!

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shala_darkstone said... Reply To This Comment

I just switched some of our light bulbs to LED bulbs to save energy and money.
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HolliLynn said... Reply To This Comment

This year we have recycled so much more! Every week we have a bag full of papers to recycle and 2 bags of yogurt cups, cans, jugs, and bottles. When we had to pay for recycling service we recycled less.
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I recycle anything and everything I can.
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Jenette said... Reply To This Comment

We've been using cloth diapers on our second child.

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Andrea D said... Reply To This Comment

I just started to recycle in my home


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Kristi at Spend Less and Save More said... Reply To This Comment

We use refillable water bottles!

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We always recycle and use reusable bags when we go shopping.

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Jennifer said... Reply To This Comment

My family signed up to receive a recyling bin and we have started to recycle almost everything!
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Sally Maxine said... Reply To This Comment

We recycle as much as possible. We limit our water usage.

Megan P said... Reply To This Comment

I am doing it for health reasons

MikiHope said... Reply To This Comment

I am recycling and more important RE USING more--the boxes that give aways or purchases can be re used to send out the ones people won from you!

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We buy recycled items and buy only green cleaning products
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We recently started making our own laundry detergent and we use all natural cleaning products too

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megmustang said... Reply To This Comment

I take my own reusable bags to the store with me instead of getting tons of plastic bags. I have started to use natural cleaners also.

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Grandma Bonnie said... Reply To This Comment

We are being green by recycling all cans, glass and plastic in our home. We use cloth dish towels instead of paper towels and we compost all scraps.
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we are recycling paper and plastic and reusing sandwich bags when able to.
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Becky said... Reply To This Comment

we are going green by using a water filter in the fridge instead of buying bottled water.

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Dani said... Reply To This Comment

We use cloth napkins and hand towels rather than paper ones.

Trudy Zufelt said... Reply To This Comment

We're going green just making sure all of our recyclables get into the recyclable bin. A big deal in our house.
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We recycle and while shopping we use reusable totes instead of plastics/paper bags in stores.

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Yummy Boy Mummy said... Reply To This Comment

We are recycling our newspapers & magazines now. :)

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We recycling almost eveything.
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ChicnSavvy said... Reply To This Comment

We Go Green By Recycling and Composting!


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Diane said... Reply To This Comment

We are going green by using green bathroom cleaners, and green hand soap already.

The NEW Mommiez Blend said... Reply To This Comment

We've switched to 99% CFLs and recycle more than we throw away. We use green laundry and dish soap. Hang out ALL the laundry until it freezes out. I make my own baby wipes out of the hubby's retired under shirts. I water my plants using the water from my sump pump. I could go on lol. We're working on being very green.

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Julie said... Reply To This Comment

we recycle our newspapers and magazines
we don't buy bottled water
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Laura said... Reply To This Comment

We have extremely limited our use of paper towels in the house. We mostly use cloth!

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jbmthill said... Reply To This Comment

We finally have a recycle tub at our house and fill it weekly for the truck to pick up! YAY!
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SnkMommy said... Reply To This Comment

we cloth diapered for the first 1.5yrs of my daughters life, we still do off and on. I will use cloth menstrual pads while at home to reduce waist.
We also recycle any products that our trash company will allow (21 things that we can recycle)
We buy used instead of new on almost everything.

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couponingbetty said... Reply To This Comment

We are going Green by recycling every day. We also are using less water on a daily basis sharing water usage with the kids and timing amount of time in shower to use less water.

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frugalmommieof2 said... Reply To This Comment

We use natural cleaners like white vinegar in the home.

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Mandy said... Reply To This Comment

Try and recycle whenever possible!
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Mommy-Money said... Reply To This Comment

we are doing more recylcing and trying to buy more green products
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Kathy Davis said... Reply To This Comment

I made fabric bags to take to the store. Easy to use and can be thrown in the wash.

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granitecitymom said... Reply To This Comment

We looked up ways to re-use items around the house. For example, we took juice bottles and poked holes in the cap to make kids watering cans for the garden. Great affordable way for the kids to help me water the garden.

Catharine said... Reply To This Comment

I use vinegar and water for cleaning when practical.
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Darlene said... Reply To This Comment

I go green by turning my air off during the day and temp. down to 50 in the winter.

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Kari @ Shining2Save said... Reply To This Comment

we recycle all paper and plastic products
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mary fallon said... Reply To This Comment

we recycle almost all the garbage in our home, we dont even have a full garbage can each week for a house of three!

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MC - Salt Lake City, UT said... Reply To This Comment

I reuse where ever I can - paper towels, plastic bags and I recycle everything

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I have purchased envirosax to use at the grocery store to cut down on the amount of plastic bags we use.

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Marci J said... Reply To This Comment

I wash dishes with castile soap now.
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Nancy said... Reply To This Comment

We always recycle and pass on our magazine for others to read.

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Stacey L said... Reply To This Comment

I recycle and try to reuse whenever I can.

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Going green buy resuing.
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JR911 said... Reply To This Comment

I have a compost pile and have been raising my own chickens for eggs and meat.

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Diana said... Reply To This Comment

We are going green by recycling
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Kimberly said... Reply To This Comment

We are working on going green by using more reusable lunch containers and eliminating paper towels from our home.
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Dealsfan32 said... Reply To This Comment

I recycle at home , use reusable grocery bags,
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Melanie said... Reply To This Comment

We cloth diaper and use green cleaning products!
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cupcake mama said... Reply To This Comment

We go green in our home by using Cloth Diapers, recycling, composting, re-usig, using cloth paper towels, and by not buying items that come with unecessary packaging.
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pmj said... Reply To This Comment

recycle, recycle, recycle-My house is a recycled masterpiece.

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rebecca williams said... Reply To This Comment

We reuse plastic bags when we get them but use cloth bags for grocerys most the time and use reusable lunch containers instead of baggies

Roxanne K said... Reply To This Comment

We recycle and/or upcycle as much as possible. :)
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pinkghosta said... Reply To This Comment

by making sure to recycle
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Erin Slattery said... Reply To This Comment

One way we are trying to green our home is to reuse plastic & glass store containers as many times as possible.
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We are building a Green House

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Karrieann said... Reply To This Comment

I have turned the plastic bags into "plarn" and crocheted bags for using on shopping days!

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Colleen M said... Reply To This Comment

We are going green by cloth diapering, recycling, composting and growing a vegetable garden. We are also trying to change our cleaning supplies to ones that are more chemical free.

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Christina F. said... Reply To This Comment

We are recycling paper and plastics:) annejk112233(at)yahoo(dot)com

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DawnM said... Reply To This Comment

We are reclyling more now and we stopped using grocery store bags.
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Shae Johnson said... Reply To This Comment

Using natural cleaners like baking soda and vinegar and stop buying the chemical junk!

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dfraley3 said... Reply To This Comment

I'm making more of my own housecleaners and using rags more to save on paper towels.
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Laura said... Reply To This Comment

My boys love to help me sort the trash for recycling!

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Button not there for GFC to join so joined Networked Blogs.
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Amanda said... Reply To This Comment

We've started a compost pile and bought a recyclables box to make sorting easier!
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We have switched to the long lasting light bulbs and are slowly changing over to reuseable grocery bags!