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Are you still having a hard time finding hand sanitizer and Lysol wipes at the grocery store?
It’s no mystery why.
Spending on cleaning, safety and wellness products has increased by 34 per cent since February when the threat of COVID-19 put many countries in lockdown, according to new data released by NCSolutions (NCS) - a research-based firm that specializes in advertising effectiveness.
Hand sanitizer sales rose 838 per cent and 38 per cent of U.S. retailers reported being out of household cleaning products at some point during the day.
So, who did consumers turn to when the local superstore ran empty? Amazon: a fast (and cheap) way to shop millions of items virtually.
Unfortunately, the same demand for supply on retail shelves hit Amazon just as hard, clearing out its stock or raising the price of popular items like disinfecting wipes.
With COVID-19 infections back on the rise around the world, were bound to see another crazy “home-confined buying” period as people begin replenishing their stocks for the winter.
If you want to get ahead of the curve, now’s the time to browse Amazon for top-rated products that are back in stock, from bathroom sprays to tech cleaning cloths.
A base of 70 per cent ethanol is highlighted with essential oils of lavender and tea tree in this refillable hand sanitizer combo pack. Bodywell’s formula is made with the highest quality, pharmaceutical-grade Canadian grain ethanol, which is effective in destroying harmful bacteria but much more gentle on the skin than rubbing alcohol alternatives.
SHOP IT: Amazon, $30
Since coronavirus germs can stick to materials like stainless steel for up to two to three days, using a bathroom spray that keeps bacteria away is critical. Microban’s Bathroom Cleaner and Sanitizing Spray keeps non-porous surfaces clean for 24 hours even after multiple touches. It also kills 99.9 per cent of germs, including cold and flu viruses.
SHOP IT: Amazon, $6
For sinks, stoves, fridges, tabletops and toilets, Vim Power & Shine’s multi-purpose cleaning power kills 99.9 per cent of viruses and bacteria as well.
SHOP IT: Amazon, $5
Is there a fresher scent then lemon? Lovers of Lysol’s All Purpose Spray would tell you no. From kitchens to bathrooms to common household areas, it cuts through tough grease, soap scum and eliminates 99.9 per cent of germs too.
SHOP IT: Amazon, $59
The portable design of these alcohol saturated wipes makes travel so much easier. Plus, Amazon customers are loving them. Here’s one helpful review to take note of:
“You can smell the alcohol, which is good, you know it's in there. They are thick enough that they don't rip. They are smaller than Wet Ones but the size is adequate enough to do the job. I like the small package size for in my purse. They seem to re-seal quite well.”
SHOP IT: Amazon, $38
What’s a surface you’re probably not sanitizing enough? Your phone screen. With all the germs that we spread from our hands to our phones to our faces, wiping down our devices is necessary. This box of individually wrapped cleaning wipes by MOSSLIAN is convenient. Throw a handful of wipes in your bag and wipe bacteria, dust and oil off your phone (or even your glasses) with just a swipe.
SHOP IT: Amazon, $17
Made with 70 per cent Canadian-made food-grade ethanol, this sanitizing gel from Dimachem dries quickly and leaves behind a nice peppermint smell. The travel size bottles are ideal for putting in different areas of the house or in your bag.
SHOP IT: Amazon, $33