Origin of the Wet Towel


Being handed a wet towel in an establishment is usually seen as being fancy or upper class. The first time you may be quite confused as to what to do, but eventually you’ll get the hang of unwrapping and using this damp, often scented cotton or non woven material to clean your face and hands.

But where did this trend originate? Well it comes from a common tradition in Japan where the towels are called “oshibori” meaning wet towel. They are often handed out before or after meals to clean the hands and occasionally the face.

Oshibori may be served hot or cold depending on the season. In the winter they are often served warm for comfort, and in the summer served cold to refresh the user. It is a very common practice in Japan and China to distribute the towels rolled up or folded in a log shape, or disposable towels folded and wrapped in thin plastic when sold with “bento” or lunch boxes at convenience stores.

Now the western world is finally catching onto this trend, finding that the oshibori or as we know it, the wet towel, can be used in our society too. In restaurants they can be used much the same as they are in Japan and we also have our own beneficial uses to them. These inexpensive towels are now used places such as in spas, salons, dentists, hotels, airlines, fitness centres and much more.

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Product Review: Pet Wipes vs Baby Wipes for Dogs


We starting using these as a wee little pup. And I continued to buy a few more boxes during his first couple months with me. They worked well and his poodle skin and hair didn’t have any sort of ill reactions to the pet wet wipes. The only downside to these are the cost at certain stores like Petsmart and Pet Supermarket. In those type stores the price would be as high as $12.99, averaging around $9.99. I always found the best deal on these in discount stores like TJ Maxx they’d be a dollar or more cheaper, more in the $4.99 – $6.99 range.

Natural Care Wipes– After awhile I decided I didn’t want to fish out 10 bucks for special dog wipes, or even $5 for a single box. Huxtable goes nearly everywhere with me–friends and family homes, stores, etc. He sleeps with me when I’m on the couch and sometimes when I’m in the bed (above the covers). And because of these things Huxtable is kept very clean, which includes being wiped every time after using the bathroom (unless he goes and uses it himself in the middle of the night), and when coming from outside. Therefore, I use more pet wet wipes than the average pet owner, and after some research I decided to purchase baby wipes for my little dog. After some testing of different types I settled on Huggies Natural Care. They are my favorite wipes and luckily I can buy them in bulk (600+ wipes) from Amazon or Sam’s Club (which is like Costco depending on where you live) for only $20.

So in comparison, you can pay $10 for $100 wipes or $20 for 600 wipes. There’s really no competition. I looked at the ingredients in both products and didn’t find much difference except for there seemed to be less added chemicals in the baby wipes. I figure if an item is safe to use on a newborn human, from their private areas to the hair on their head, it has to be okay to use on a dog. After months of using baby wipes there has been no bad effects on Huxtable’s coat or skin. If anything because he is kept clean his coat is probably better than the average dog or poodle who isn’t kept as clean, not to mention he probably smells better, lol. Poodle hair in particular thrives when kept clean and free of debris, just like human hair.

Every pet is different. Some animals may have allergies or certain health issues and their skin may not be able to tolerate certain shampoos, foods, pet wet wipes, etc. But if your doggie has no known issues and you already use pet wet wipes, save yourself a couple of bucks and try using baby pet wet wipes.

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Genius Uses for Baby Wipes You Never Thought to Try


Use antibacterial baby wipes for quick, on-the-move cleanups

Antibacterial baby wipes can be used for more than just cleaning babies’ bottoms. They’re great for wiping your hands after pumping gas, mopping up small spills in the car, and cooling your sweaty brow after a run. In fact, wipes make ideal travel companions. Next time you set off on the road, pack a small stack of antibacterial baby wipes in a tightly closed self-sealing sandwich bag and put it in the glove compartment of your car or in your purse or knapsack. Here are other tricks for a more organized car.

Shine your shoes and purse

Many moms know that a baby wipe does a pretty good job of brightening a kiddo’s white leather shoes. But did you ever think of using one to put the shine back in your leather pumps or pocketbook—especially with that 10 a.m. meeting fast approaching?

Recycle as dust cloths

Who knew? Some brands of antibacterial baby wipes—Huggies, for instance—can be laundered and reused as dust cloths and cleaning rags for when you straighten up. It probably goes without saying, but only “mildly” soiled wipes should be considered candidates for laundering. Here are other tips for dust-proofing your house.

Remove stains from carpet, clothing, and upholstery

Use a baby wipe to blot up coffee spills from your rug or carpet; it absorbs both the liquid and the stain. Wipes can also be effectively deployed when attacking various spills and drips on your clothing and upholstered furniture.

Clean your keyboard

Periodically shaking out your computer’s keyboard is a good way to get rid of the dust and debris that gathers underneath and in between the keys. But that’s just half the job. Use a baby wipe to remove the dirt, dried spills, and unspecified gunk that builds up on the keys themselves. Make sure to power down before you wipe the keys.

Remove makeup

It’s one of the fashion industry’s worst-kept secrets: Many models consider a baby wipe to be their best friend when it comes time to remove that stubborn makeup from their faces, particularly black eyeliner. Try it and see for yourself.

Soothe your skin

Did you get a bit too much sun at the beach? You can temporarily cool a sunburn by gently patting the area with a baby wipe. If that doesn’t do the trick, try one of these home remedies for sunburn. Antibacterial baby wipes can also be used to treat cuts and scrapes. Although most wipes don’t have any antiseptic properties, there’s nothing wrong with using one for an initial cleansing before applying the proper topical treatment.

Freshen up your drawers

To make lightly scented sachets for your dresser drawers, cut antibacterial baby wipes into squares and add a few drops of your favorite essential oil, suggests Expert Home Tips. The squares will keep your dresser smelling fresh and prevent your clothes from taking on a woody scent. Here are the perfect scents for every room in your home.

Put an end to pet fur

Rub down your cat or dog with a baby wipe to stop shedding fur in its tracks. The wipe’s moisture will attract loose fur and leave your pet smelling fresh. Antibacterial baby wipes are gentle enough to use on their paws too, so keep a container near your entryway to assist with cleanup on rainy or snowy days.

Erase deodorant marks on clothes

If you pull a sweater on only to find it covered in deodorant streaks, give it a once over with a slightly wet baby wipe. The wipe will remove the stain and the piece of clothing will dry quickly.

Clean car windows

Pigeon poop all over your windshield? Rub car windows clean with the antibacterial baby wipes stashed in your glove compartment.

Recycle your baby wipe containers

Don’t toss those empty baby wipe packages just yet. Consider rinsing them out and crafting a first aid kit for your car or a travel jewelry box. The container will keep everything in one place and you won’t feel guilty if it breaks or cracks from being tossed around.

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What are the Best Wipes for Travelers?


From long flights to backpacking treks, one of the ugly universal truths of travel is a condition known as stanky bottom. Toilet paper is no match for this. In fact, it often exacerbates the problem, causing chafing and other issues. When stanky bottom strikes—and strike it will—you’re going to need a little moisture and perhaps the added benefit of a pleasant scent, one reminiscent of a lavender-filled meadow in the south of France.

In short, you need some butt-wipe.

If this sounds like ad copy, it’s because the free market is lousy with all manner of moist towelettes. So which one is right for you, weary (and stanky) traveler? Let my unscientific field test be your guide.

For the world’s most delicate asses: Biodegradable wipes

These perfume-free, hypoallergenic wonders are meant for babies, but they’re great for sensitive adult derrieres too. I’ve used them on both camping and business trips and am happy to report that they’re thicker than most wipes and as gentle as advertised. I realize this makes me sound like a complete shill (and one with a sensitive backside, no less), but I don’t care—these wipes work.

For the eco-conscious traveler: Ez Wyp Biodegradable Non-Alcohol Wipes

These wipes come dry and compressed, so they’re easy to pack and use. Moisten with water, and they grow like those expandable foam toys from your childhood. Though not as soft as other wipes, they’re chemical-free and all-natural, which seems like a pretty fair trade-off if you care about those things.

For cash-strapped backpackers, climbers, et cetera: plants, moss

We’ve all had to use a leaf before, but not all leaves are created equal, hygienically speaking. The following are nature’s finest wipes: mullein (a hairy biennial plant found the world over; be sure to go against the fuzz), sphagnum (a moss known in my native state of Wisconsin as “lumberjack toilet paper”), and bigleaf aster (the large, heart-shaped leaves of this herbaceous perennial are naturally suited to combat stanky bottom).

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Antifungal Wipes for Dogs and Cats

20160531Natural antibacterial, antifungal wipes.

Deodorising fragranced wipes using the natural antibacterial properties of acetic acid (vinegar).

Ideal for localised cleansing where shampoo application is difficult or time consuming.

Useful for both cats and dogs.

The wipes are pleasantly fragranced and have antimicrobial properties to aid in cleaning inflamed or irritated areas without aggravating them further.

Ingredients: Contains Acetic And Boric Acids pH Buffered With Skin Softeners.

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Outdoor Furniture Wipes

Outdoor Furniture Wipes are specially formulated wipes to remove the accumulated dust, dirt and grime from the surface of outdoor timber furniture.

Enriched with wax and eucalyptus oil Outdoor Furniture Wipes refresh and nourish timber.

2016524Ideal for regular, convenient cleaning and refreshing of all new, oiled or stained Outdoor timber furniture. For full protection on bare or un-maintained timber use Outdoor Furniture Wipes.


Sweep loose dirt and debris from the timber surface.


Simply peel back the front label slowly and remove wipe. Clean off dust, dirt and grime and finish by wiping along the grain. Excessive dirt may require the use of more than one wipe. Re-seal pack immediately after each use to prevent the wipes from drying out. Store in a cool location. Wash hands after use.

Note: These wipes are suitable for new and maintained timber furniture and are not intended to replace seasonal oiling. For best results use Outdoor Furniture Oil.


Use for regular, convenient cleaning and refreshing of all new, oiled or stained outdoor timber furniture.

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Pet Friendly Wet Wipes Dog Cat Grooming

Made of natural ingredients, Pet Friendly Wet Wipes can be used to remove dirt from your pet’s paws and coat after walks or romps in the great outdoors. Great for use on pets that are difficult to bathe. Use to gently clean face, ears and anal area. Helps keep pets clean between baths. Removes and controls dander that contributes to allergies. Safe for your pet, for you and the environment.

Pre-moistened towels are approximately 5″ x 8.”.

Available in 70 wipes.

Ingredients – water, enzymes, alcohol (derived from corn,) biodegradable surfactant (does not contain SLS,) and lemon oil with aloe vera and vitamin E.

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How to Clean a Laptop Screen?


Laptop screen covered in dust and finger prints? We have some tips on how to clean a laptop screen. First things first: don’t use ammonia-based glass cleaners such as Windex to clean your laptop screen. Ammonia can damage modern LCD screens.

Your best bet is to use wet wipes specifically formulated for use on computer screens. The advantage of laptop screen cleaning wipes is the wipe material, specially fabricated to not scratch your screen. Plus, the cleaning solution is great for quickly cleaning fingerprint. If you don’t have any screen cleaning wipes on hand, just use a soft cloth moistened with plain water.

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Why I Choose Hand Wipes Over Hand Sanitizer

As a Mom I am always doing my best to avoid germs. Being in the middle of peak cold and flu season, the last thing I want is to bring germs home or have my kids pass them around. We are always on the go and soap and water aren’t always readily available. So what’s a Mom to do? There are a myriad of germ killing products on the market, but I choose Hand Wipes. Why do I use Hand Wipes versus other hand sanitizing products on the market?

One HUGE reason that I choose Hand Wipes over hand sanitizer for my family is because my son, Aiden, who is 3 years old, has a severe, life threatening peanut allergy. Hand sanitizer does NOT remove peanut residue from hands but Hand Wipes DO. For this reason our whole family uses them to be sure we are keeping Aiden safe and not inadvertently introducing peanuts into his environment by way of hand to surface transfer. At our church we have also implemented washing every child’s hands with Hand Wipes upon entering the classroom so we can be sure they aren’t bringing any peanut residue into the classroom. Hand Wipes are effective at removing the peanut protein from hands and thus reducing the chances of exposing Aiden to the peanut allergen.
Beyond protecting Aiden from peanuts, which is my number one priority, there are other germ fighting reasons that I choose Hand Wipes. Hand Antibacterial Hand Wipes are proven to be just as effective as gel hand sanitizers in killing 99.99 percent of germs, but they also clean better than hand sanitizer gels, wiping away dirt and messes without drying out skin like alcohol-based hand sanitizers. If your hands are visibly dirty then your gel hand sanitizer is not nearly as effective as it is when you use it on visibly clean hands. After reading different independent study results I was surprised at how many germs were left on hands that were visibly dirty even after using a gel hand sanitizer. Hand wipes not only kill the bacteria but by removing the dirt residue they are doing a much more effective job at cleaning your hands than gel hand sanitizers ever could.

Another reason I love Hand Wipes is that they are gentle on skin and are even safe for babies. I don’t want to put an alcohol based hand sanitizer on my baby’s hands and then watch him put those hands in his mouth. Hand remove the bacteria without the harsh alcohol on his skin or worse, in his mouth. They’re hypoallergenic, alcohol- and fragrance-free. Each wipe has an extra mild cleanser & soothing moisturizers to help keep the touchiest skin touchable.

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What are Antibacterial Wipes?

20160425Antibacterial wipes are single-use wipes which are pre-moistened with an antibacterial solution. They typically come packed in a tub or canister which keeps the wipes moist, with a dispenser which allows users to pull out a single wipe at a time. Some are designed for use in sanitizing surfaces such as countertops, while others are meant to be used as hand or body wipes for a quick cleanup in the absence of water. Many drug stores stock antibacterial wipes, and they are also available through medical supply companies.

The antibacterial solution used in antibacterial wipes is designed to kill most bacteria on contact. In the case of wipes used on the body, the solution tends to be more mild, so that it will not damage the skin, and some companies add moisturizers to their antibacterial wipes so that the skin is soothed during the wiping process. Wipes designed for cleaning are usually equipped with harsher solutions, since household surfaces are not nearly as delicate as human skin.

When used properly, antibacterial wipes can be effective at killing the bulk of bacteria on a surface. However, researchers have noted that when the wipes are re-used, utilized on multiple surfaces, or dragged across a long surface, they can actually transfer bacteria. Since the wipes eliminate most bacteria, the remaining bacteria can quickly multiply without any competition, colonizing surfaces which were swiped with the wipe. Ironically, using an antibacterial wipe can actually cause bacteria to spread.

Some researchers have also raised more general concerns about the widespread use of antibacterial products. The worry is that consistent use of such products may be contributing to the proliferation of so-called “superbugs,” bacteria which are highly resistant to antibacterial products and antibiotics. By eliminating weaker bacteria, these products promote the flourishing of more aggressive bacterial species, while lulling users into a sense of security as they mistakenly believe that they are eliminating all bacteria.

Traditional soap and water can be just as effective, when used on a regular basis. However, antibacterial wipes can be handy for people who are traveling, because they can stand in for a rinse with soap and water when water is not available. It is also possible to find generic cleansing wipes designed for this purpose. Keeping a pack of cleansing wipes, antibacterial or not, in the car or in a diaper bag can be a good idea for people who like to be prepared.

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