Universal toy cleaner - toy cleanser by Cal Exotics - review by Miss Madeline

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Impulse Buy Proves to be Stupid Choice

I wish I had done more research on this before purchasing. I am giving it one star for the feeling of safety it provides.
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Pros:
Dries fast, cleans on the surface.
Cons:
No instructions, no additional benefits from Triclosan.
Rating by reviewer:
1
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I like to think that I am fairly well-informed about toy safety. It’s something that is important to me, to be sure. However, I think I have made a grave judgment error with this toy cleaner.

I purchased this California Exotics Anti-Bacterial Toy Cleaner about a year ago and have been fastidiously using it almost every day for all this time. I bought it at a store in Albuquerque, New Mexico. The lady at the counter asked me if I wanted it, and I asked her how it was different or better than soap and water. She informed me that this would save so much time! All I had to do was spray it on, let it sit for 15 seconds, and wipe it off. I, being a lazy kind of perv that loathes getting up to wash my toys off (but does it anyways, grumbling the whole time), thought that sounded fantastic!

So I bought it. For about twice as much as EF sells it, too.

I never once looked at the bottle for instructions. I never once asked the clerk how she knew that to be the proper procedure. I never checked a CalExotic website to see if this is in addition to a standard soap and water washing or exists as a substitution. Not even once did I do back up research.

I use this on a jelly toy, so I didn’t ever think about smell or taste until I started seeking out products that Eden Fantasys offers that I can review. So I sprayed a little on my arm. It smells a little like chemical cleansers (which is fine cause, well, it is!), it tastes bitter, took about 20 seconds to dry, and was just a bit sticky. The bottle is about 6.5 inches tall and contains 4.3oz or 128ml of liquid. It has purple and clear packaging and a spray nozzle. The spray covers about a 4 inch diameter if you spray from 6 inches away from the area.

I am upset that there are no instructions on the bottle. Searching the CalExotic website there is, if possible, less information about this product. What I did find is a little disheartening. From the FDA.gov website: At this time, the agency does not have evidence that triclosan in antibacterial soaps and body washes provides any benefit over washing with regular soap and water: FDA information.

I guess my point is that no matter how intelligent you are, no matter how well informed you are, you can still make mistakes like paying $16 for a toy cleaner with no instructions and no additional benefits.
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  • Mistress M.
    Mistress M.  
    Thanks for the review!
  • P'Gell
    P'Gell  
    Thanks for the review, but I don't get your point. Triclosan DOES kill germs, and carries a residual action. But this product is meant for either an adjunct to soap and water, say for heavy disinfecting toys or to use UNTIL you can get to soap and water, and it works wonders on the handles of wand vibrators and things you can't use water on.

    Triclosan has benefits.

    Your review confused me and I've researched these chemicals, and know then, being a nurse. Sorry.
  • Miss Madeline
    Miss Madeline  
    P'Gell- My point was that as far as cleaning your toys goes this product is no more effective than soap and water, that Triclosan does not clean your toys any better than soap and water. My secondary point is that because there is no clear information on the packaging or CalExotics website, the purchaser is left unclear as to whether this product is intended as a substitute for or as additional care product for your toys.

    Thank you so much for providing readers with some specialized knowledge regarding Triclosan. Always helpful to have a nurse around!
  • lezergirl
    lezergirl  
    nice review!
  • joja
    joja  
    Thanks for the review!
  • Miss Madeline
    Miss Madeline  
    Thanks @Prax and @lezergirl for the reads, sorry about the HUGE delay in replying.
  • Apirka
    Apirka  
    Thanks for sharing! I think I'll just stick with plain ol' soap and water because these cleaners tend to smell like eye glass cleaner, and I hate that smell!
  • Miss Madeline
    Miss Madeline  
    @Aprika, I go with soap and water myself. Some people seem to have greatly varying opinions on the cleaning sprays, this is just one person's opinion based on my own research. Your mileage may vary,
  • Jenni Shelton
    Jenni Shelton  
    Thanks for the review!!
  • Miss Madeline
    Miss Madeline  
    My pleasure @Jenni863.
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