Toy cleaner or plain soap?

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Toy cleaner or plain soap?

hybridinsurge hybridinsurge
I have never tried a toy cleaner. Since I have soap and water on hand, it's just easier!
karenm karenm
Soap and water has never bothered me. I wash toys after each use.
783883877299373783 783883877299373783
Soap and water. I sterilise toys that I share.
Trysexual Trysexual
I just use soap, sometimes alcohol. Haven't tried cleaners, just wipes, but I always wash after using a wipe anyway.
Meido Meido
Soap and water
solly solly
Most of the time I use plain old soap and water, if the toy is 100% silicone and I want to get it really clean I boil it. I have a toy cleaner that I sometimes use too, it has a nice citrus-y smell.
fizzygato fizzygato
I used to only use toy cleaner and water because I thought it was the only way, and never could find good antibacterial soap. Now I may just do soap and water. Before, sex stores always tried to sell me on toy cleaner and water, but now on EF I've been seeing everyone just uses soap
improbableomnicide improbableomnicide
Soap and water just feels cleaner to me...
jr2012 jr2012
soap and water for me. Keeping life easy!
wicked48 wicked48
soap & water
angel42539 angel42539
I use both!
Badonk Badonk
I have never actually tried toy cleaner. Soap and water is readily available and it has always worked for me.
Incendiaire Incendiaire
I'm happy with anti-bacterial soap. I went through a period where I was obsessed with proper toy cleaner, but now I'm not fussed.
GirlyGirlRed GirlyGirlRed
Whichever I have at the moment. Usually water and soap
indiechick indiechick
I tend to use soap and water after and babywipes before (as most of my toys are lint magnets and need a good wipe down). I very recently had a reviewer who used to work for an OBGYN tell me that it isn't safe to use soap and water. I must say I've never had a bad experience with that and I've never heard that before. I'm a little disappointed to not see her on this thread. Any thoughts from any edenites, anyone else hear that soap maybe bad?
caramilk caramilk
Originally posted by Teaser
Anti-bacterial hand soap and water seems to be good enough. Also, vinegar is an effective, mild anti-bacterial, and it is environmentally friendly. Isopropyl (rubbing) alcohol is also a great disinfectant, and you used to be able to buy single use ...
good tips on the enviro friendly options
NorthBayLady NorthBayLady
Soap and water. Sometimes you can have a reaction to the toy cleaner
OH&W, Lovebears OH&W, Lovebears
Always use antibacterial soap and every do often boil the ones that are bailable. For the ones that get some odor use a little bleach solution.
KitKat16 KitKat16
Toy cleaner gets expensive when soap and water is readily available. Never thought to use isopropyl alcohol or vinegar until I read this posting, I def think both are potentially good ideas. I imagine a food grade hydrogen peroxide might work as well, has anyone tried using that?
Love Bites Love Bites
Originally posted by oopsy
For toys that recommend cleaning with water and soap or a toy cleaner, does it really make a difference in how easy it is to clean? Which do you prefer using to clean these toys? Thanks!
I don't have toy cleaners. I have the Eden wipes that you get for free when you make orders, but those aren't really "toy cleaners" (I use them more for personal wipes). But when I feel lazy I'll use them for a quick wipe of the toy until I can clean my toy with soap and water.

Normally, I just clean my toys in the sink when I go to clean up. It's easier for me- I know it's being cleaned and it's really simple for me.

I'm thinking of purchasing a toy cleaner to try it out, but I'll probably just stick to soap and water.
SweetSaffron SweetSaffron
I don't really have any plain soap that I would feel safe using on my toys. I have a lot of scented items and feel that I they wouldn't do well on toys. I don't buy antibacterial soaps because I feel they're unnecessary - I'm already washing myself, which is already getting rid of some bacteria, and "antibacterial" products just kill off the good stuff that the body uses to protect itself.

I tend to use toy cleansers in combination with a good rinse in the sink. I haul all the toys into the bathroom, turn the faucet on with warm or hot water, moisten the toy, spray with cleanser, rub down, rinse the toy, dry it with a lint-free cloth, and put it away.
gothikstars gothikstars
Originally posted by oopsy
For toys that recommend cleaning with water and soap or a toy cleaner, does it really make a difference in how easy it is to clean? Which do you prefer using to clean these toys? Thanks!
I use anti-bacterial soap. It's much easier to keep that one hand than to worry about running out or toy cleaner. Plus, it's much cheaper!
TransMarc TransMarc
I prefer wipes, but otherwise would use soap and water.
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