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Clorox Scentiva Mopping Cloth Pads

Updated: 05/01/21

So, just how well did these Scentiva mop pads stack up against the rest of the competition during our Clorox Scentiva Disinfecting Wet Mopping Cloths Review? Read on to find out!  

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ABOUT CLOROX DISINFECTING MOPPING CLOTHS

  • Different amounts available, such as 12-count, 24-count, and single-use refills
  • Bleach-free
  • Safe for finished wood, laminate, vinyl, glazed tile, linoleum, and quartz
  • Promises to kill up to 99.9% of germs and viruses
  • Compatible with Swiffer mops
  • Available currently in 2 different scents:
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ARE CLOROX SCENTIVA MOPPING CLOTHS GOOD?

Because there are several factors to consider when cleaning, even with the product itself, I decided to break this Clorox Scentiva Disinfecting Wet Mopping Cloths review down, step-by-step for the following:

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Smell-ability ★★★★★

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  • Handy for deodorizing
  • Good incentive to clean
  • Universally appealing to most noses, including some sensitive ones (coconut)
  • Man- and Surfer-approved 🤙

As many people know by now, Scentiva has some great-smelling products that make the line a huge success and a big step-up from traditional (and even not-so-traditional) cleaners.

There’s also another thing that Scentiva has going for it: their stuff smells as the names claim, unlike most other products with luxurious-sounding scent profile names, many of which rarely wind up smelling the way they’re described. Eureka!


Put the Lime in the Coconut, Spin ‘Em Altogether

The Pacific Breeze and Coconut smells coconut-y…in that lovely, artificial-yet-still-pleasant way most people think coconut smells. The Tuscan Lavender & Jasmine smells like flowers only without sending you into Migraineville. However, we’ve only cleaned with the coconut-scented one but both have rave reviews.

The scents also aren’t so herbaceously potent that you’re left smelling as though you just came back from a Grateful Dead or Peter, Paul & Mary show via a time machine. Always a big plus, in my opinion.


Deodorizing and Non-Traditional

In the end, users can quickly deodorize their humble abode from whatever lingering odors dwell within, all while magically turning it into a glorious after-whiff state of bliss at the same time.

In fact, the smell is so not traditional-smelling, as far as cleaning products go, that people may not even guess you cleaned at the last minute (a.k.a. the house woke up this way). Voila!


Get Cleaning Incentive and Some Enthusiastic Surfer Approval

The smell factor alone can be an excellent incentive for the lazy or unmotivated souls who really couldn’t be bothered to clean their floors in the first place. Or if your house wreaks of musty cheese and old gym socks and you need a quick fix, this might do the trick. But, hey, no judging… #ItSmellsLike…Victory

Update: I even had intentionally mopped with the Scentive Pacific Breeze and Coconut ones before a termite inspector came as part of my mother’s house sale. He apparently was a full-on surfer, surfer voice and all, which isn’t all that surprising as we’re not far from the beach.

I guess he swooned over the scent while I was out walking the dog, with him hardly being able to concentrate and repeatedly going on and on about it, saying how good it smelled. Sounded pretty hilarious. I kept picturing a young Sean Penn in Fast Times at Ridgemont High while hearing the story. 🤙

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Design ★★★★

Swiffer mop with Scentiva mopping cloth

Packaging: The design of the product is pretty basic. I experienced an initial package leak with the container after the first use. While the packaging isn’t much different from other products, I do feel it could use improvement.

Compatibility: I was a little confused at first on the right mop to use with the cloths. I figured there was some OEM version of a Clorox mop out there that I needed to have for the pads to work, because that’s often how it seems to go these days, and…well, Capitalism. As it turns out, they’re compatible with Swiffer mop heads.

Durability: The durability of the cloths is pretty basic, too, but they’re certainly a step up from earlier mopping pad versions. I didn’t experience the pads falling apart, even on my mother’s cobbled tile. I was, however, kind of missing a “heavy-duty” texture to get at stuck-on spots as I’ve seen on other brands. Stuck-on spots still lingered, even though they were pretty mild, forcing me to go back and clean it with something else.


THE DOWNSIDES

The number of Clorox disinfecting mopping cloths I had to use to get my mother’s place clean was the biggest downside for me. While the pads were pretty much sopping wet to start with, they dried out so quickly that it made it almost impossible to get the floor wet enough, much less keep it that way. Maybe that was from our drier, California climate, but I felt it still worth mentioning.

In order to disinfect a surface, you usually have to make sure that the surface is saturated and stays that way for several minutes. With the Scentiva cloths, this usually requires a lot more pads to achieve but it was still doable.

The Scentiva cloth’s performance could be improved, and it could move better on floors. We also found that we had to go over certain areas more than once, particularly after using it the first minute or so.

  • Sometimes had to use more than one cloth to finish a one-bedroom condo.
  • In order to properly disinfect, you’ll likely need to use several cloths to fully saturate the floor enough to last several minutes.
  • The cloth’s texture and clean-ability could use a little improvement, but it does the trick for quickie maintenance cleanings.
  • Not the smoothest ride on floors and sometimes had to go over an area more than once to get it appropriately wet.
  • Not ideal for deep cleaning
  • Might’ve been better if Clorox Scentiva did a liquid-based mop cleaner to add to water or even formulated for a spray mop

THE UPSIDES

The main upsides for me are that Clorox coconut floor wipes fast to grab and easy to use. They’re also great for those who want to deodorize their home and give it a pleasant, long-lasting scent. Best of all, they’re disposable, and I love being able to use them in a pinch. If we have a  last-minute warning about someone coming by, or if I’m just feeling lazy, they’re usually the first thing I grab.

The pads are also great for messes that you may not want to use your washable mop heads on. For instance, we use them the most after picking up pet accidents, just to make sure the spot’s extra clean. And, sometimes, it’s nice to have more than one cleaning option, and I find that this is an excellent alternative to switch things up.

  • Fast to grab
  • Easy to use
  • Good for deodorizing
  • Pleasant scent
  • Great to use in a pinch or for quick maintenance cleaning or small messes
  • A lot of people love the scent (coconut)
  • Disposable

CONCLUSION

Clorox Scentiva cleaning products

Short version: Are they the best out there? No. Are they the worst? Nope. 🙂 But if you want a good-smelling and quick-ish way to disinfect your floors, then you might really like these.

After using the Scentiva mop cloths several times now, I obviously found a few cons, but some of the pros may outweigh those issues for some people. A lot of this, however, will depend on the user’s overall goals.

I personally think that they should’ve done a mopping soap solution instead, such as Pine-sol, Mr. Clean, or Method’s Squirt and Mop Floor Cleaner, but that’s me. 

DO CLOROX SCENTIVA MOPPING CLOTHS WORK?

Clorox Scentiva Disinfecting Wet Mopping Cloths can be a great solution for people who just want a great-smelling and convenient product that cleans and disinfects.

However, if you’re already using a similar product that appeals to you, or want the One Mop to Rule Them all experience, then these may not be worth the switch. That is, unless you’re after the scent factor and a quick cleaning solution.

For deep clean mopping, I recommend going with a spin mop or similar, such as the O-Cedar Mop, which we have a review on here. If you have a spin mop or traditional mop and just want something quick and easy for lighter cleanings, then you may want a spray mop, such as this Rubbermaid Reveal mop or similar.

WOULD WE PURCHASE IT AGAIN?

Yes, but mainly because we really like the scent and the convenient disinfecting. Although this isn’t our favorite method to use, we do plan to buy more for in-between maintenance cleanings as well as to disinfect.

However, I will continue to grab my O’Cedar EasyWring Spin Mop (review link) for a deeper clean. You can often find them online with places like Target or Amazon. Although it may vary by location, more brick-and-mortar stores seem to be carrying them as well.

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Clorox Scentiva Mopping Cloths

Rating: 3.5 out of 5.
Pros
  • Affordable
  • Disinfects and it’s a quick way to go about it
  • Smells fantastic!
  • Good for helping to deodorize a room quickly
  • Appealing and universally friendly scents to choose from
  • Okay for quick mopping
Cons
  • Messy
  • The product’s packaging is flimsy and not air-tight. May leak if not in a level spot.
  • Little hard to see what mop it works with right off the bat (Swiffer).
  • May not finish the entire for before drying out and needing a replacement.
  • May have to go over the floor more than once and not the smoothest mopping experience.
  • Cloth’s texture and design could be improved.
  • Not the best choice for actual cleaning or deep cleaning.

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Do you have a favorite mop or mopping cloth? Let us know in the comments!

If you found our Clorox Scentiva Disinfecting Wet Mopping Cloths Review helpful, check out our post on The Difference Between Cleaning, Sanitizing, and Disinfecting for more tips for more information on disinfecting and sanitizing.


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