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7 Cleaning Products That Can Kill Coronavirus — and Aren’t Sold Out Yet

by Caroline Harris

7 Cleaning Products That Can Kill Coronavirus — and Aren’t Sold Out Yet
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With cold and flu season underway and reports of escalating COVID-19, now is a perfect time to discover how to sanitize your space. We gathered the best cleaning products for killing coronavirus that you can shop online. Protect your roommates, pets and loved ones with these common household products.


According to the EPA, coronaviruses are “one of the easiest types of viruses to kill with the appropriate disinfectant product.” The EPA even took the liberty of compiling a list of approved products for combatting COVID-19 on household surfaces.


Many cleaning products are out of stock, like Clorox wipes, Lysol wipes and Bleach Disinfectant Cleanser. So we dove deep to find useful cleaning products that are still available for helping combat COVID-19.


Hand sanitizer was quick to go, but soap and water is still one of your best defenses against COVID-19, says the CDC. It’s impossible to sanitize every single surface, so make sure to keep your hands away from your face. In addition, clean areas of your home that you touch frequently, such as doorknobs, faucets and kitchen counters. 


Further your cleaning by using wipes to scrub down your phone, work computer and other frequently used electronics. It is also wise to use a paper towel to open the door after using the restroom, as viruses can last on doorknobs for days.


Below, discover the best household products for amping up your cleaning routine, along with techniques for how to use these products most effectively to kill coronavirus. 


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Green Works Natural All-Purpose Cleaner


This all-purpose cleaner comes from the makers of Clorox, boasting a light, lemon scent and great cleaning power. 99 percent of reviewers recommend this product, which is one of the only remaining cleaning sprays in stock.

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Tilex Soap Scum Remover and Disinfectant


This spray bottle from the makers of Clorox disinfects 99.9 percent of germs, leaving surfaces sanitized and shiny. To use, simply spray the product 6-10 inches from the surface for a duration of three to four seconds, and leave the product wet for ten minutes.

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Lysol Professional Disinfectant Power Toilet Bowl Cleaner, 32 Oz.


This toilet bowl cleaner powers through stains and disinfects 99.9 percent of viruses and bacteria. Use the product as you deep clean and sanitize your bathroom. At only $5.69 each, you may as well stock up while you can.

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Clorox Regular Liquid Concentrated Bleach


This all-purpose cleaner kills 99.9 percent of viruses and bacteria for a home that is sparkling clean. You can use this sterilizing product to clean your clothes as well as to disinfect your house. For virus disinfection, dilute the bleach using the formula of ⅓ cup of bleach per 1 gallon of water. Wear gloves as you clean your surfaces, and note that bleach can be harsh on your tabletops. To remedy this, rinse surfaces with water after you disinfect them to prevent any possible discoloration.

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Mrs. Meyers Clean Day Aromatherapeutic Lavender All-Purpose Cleaner


This all-purpose cleaner effectively cleans surfaces and is biodegradable. Ingredients are naturally derived, and reviewers say the product has a "mellow lavender scent that is calming."

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Terrain Fern + Moss Bar Soap


Bar soap isn't moving as fast as liquid soap, so it's smart to stock up on some bar soap while you still can. Before touching your face, make sure to give your hands a thorough scrub. With stars like Selena Gomez participating in the "Safe Hands" challenge, there are tons of places to turn to for hand washing tips and inspiration.

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Citrus Cedarleaf Hand Soap


As soon as you get home from anywhere, wash your hands thoroughly for at least 20 seconds. To measure how long 20 seconds is, sing “Happy Birthday” to yourself twice. Check out the CDC’s guide on handwashing to learn how frequently to wash your hands, how to wash your hands properly and how to use hand sanitizer when you don’t have access to soap and water.