The Best Alternative to Wet Wipes May 31, 2015 19:30 1 Comment
Both men and women understand and support the growing trend in bathroom hygiene that favors the use of a moist or wet wipe for the best clean after a "number 2" trip to the bathroom. The problem is many wipes are being used that are simply not meant to be flushed down the toilet and an alternative is needed.
Men and women understand that plain old dry toilet paper simply does not get it done an bathroom wet wipes have been increasing in popularity for the past 20 years or so. Adults want and need an alternative to dry toilet paper. They want truly flushable moist or wet wipes that are not only effective, but more natural and environmentally friendly as well.
Traditional wipes go by many names: wet wipes, moist wipes, baby wipes, bathroom wipes, toilet wipes or personal wipes. Many of these products are not meant to be flushed down the toilet even if they are marketed as "flushable." People do not realize this and send them off on their merry way with a single whooosh.
Unfortunately, along with the trend toward using wipes came plumbing, septic and wastewater treatment problems that have cost individuals, towns and cities big bucks to repair and manage.
City sewer systems around the U.S. are now experiencing the effects from the clogs in the system as a result of wipes being flushed down toilets; Actually this is causing sewer problems around the world. We discussed this in detail here.
Wet wipes are also increasingly becoming a problem for beaches, especially in the U.K.. The Marine Conservation Society recently issued its 2015 report – the latest in the annual summaries of litter data recorded during British beach cleans each September – and among several types of litter that are on the increase, the wet wipe received a special mention.
The damage being done to wastewater treatment facilities - and the environment - is beginning to be felt by taxpayers and as a result, the politicians, lawyers and administrators are becoming more involved. Taxes increases to cover the costs of clean up, repair and equipment upgrades to handle this growing problem is not a popular topic.
Although some wipes are marketed as "flushable" even they can take too much time to break down. And some may simply not break down at all and disintegrate like toilet paper does over time. Many cities and towns have begun public information campaigns about this problem to educate consumers about not flushing any type of wet wipe down the toilet.
Etiquette has set out to address these problems by eliminating the need for the cloth-based wet wipe. The Etiquette toilet paper moistener is the newest innovation in bathroom hygiene. It is THE bathroom hygiene solution for women and men.
Professionally formulated ingredients for a great wet wipe solution
The Etiquette toilet paper moistener uses a neat lttle dispenser with an organic-based cleansing solution that creates pre-moistened wipes that disintegrate after you flush them down the toilet. Our tush cleaning solution has been professionally formulated by a USDA and EcoCert certified lab. It is a water soluble, watery gel that is applied to toilet paper so that it can be used like a wet wipe.
Many traditional pre-moistened wipes can contain chemicals such as sodium lauryl sulfate, fragrances and phthalates which can irritate sensitive skin. Whether you are concerned about the environmental effect of using traditional disposable wipes or you want to limit the contact your skin has with chemicals, you will find Etiquette's cleansing solution to be well-formulated.
Our organic-based formula is an ecologically smart, cost effective alternative to wet wipes that you will not see washed up on your beach this summer!
The ingredients are: Aloe Barbadensis Gel, Organic, Water (Aqua), Citric Acid & Silver Citrate, Xanthan Gum, Glycerine, Decyl Glucoside, Retinyl Palmitate (vitamin A). Ascorbyl Palmitate (vitamin C), Tocopheryl Acetate (vitamin E), Glycyrrhiza Glabra (Licorice) Root Extract, Lavandula Officinalis (Lavender) Extract, Chamomilla Recutita (Matricaria) Flower Extract, Organic, Phenoxyethanol.
The ingredients in Etiquette have a good history of use in personal care hygiene and cleaning. They are gentle and effective on skin, and when combined with toilet paper, they make for an environmentally friendly tush wipe that will not clog your pipes or harm your septic system.
You will not have to worry about a sewer backup - our product uses something we already know is readily flushable and biodegradable, toilet paper. Once flushed, it easily passes through your plumbing pipes merrily on its way to your town's treatment plant.
Even if you are one of the rare people who discard wipes in a wastebasket, if the idea of adding more trash to landfills is not appealing to you, consider switching to environmentally-friendly Etiquette. Our "wipes" are environmentally-friendly, biodegradable, natural wipes that you know are flushable or compostable when you are finished with them since they are made from toilet paper.
The Etiquette dispenser can even be purchased empty for those of you who prefer to make your own cleansing solution. If you have a great "recipe" please share it with Etiquette users via our Facebook page.
One example of a simple recipe involves mixing up a solution of one part baby shampoo to three parts water. With homemade solutions, you should make sure you are using a higher quality toilet paper so you know it is going to hold up. We already know Etiquette's cleansing solution interacts with toilet paper very well.
Etiquette is also economical. Testing has shown that our 7 oz. bottle can provide 150-160 wipes, depending on how much moisture or wetness you like. Most users moisten an area the size of 1-2 quarters and that is plenty.
You can also take our dispenser on the road with you. It is great for campers, RV travelers, boaters and others in situations where wet wipes cannot be used.
Users of Etiquette understand the confidence that comes from knowing one is clean and because of Etiquette's "confident clean," our customers live life bodaciously.