Last Updated: October 27, 2021

The 10 best wipes made from natural ingredients.

WRITTEN BY Grove Collaborative • 16 min read

Isn't it mind-boggling to learn that the wipes we use on our hands, our kids, our pets, and our homes often include tons of harsh chemicals that can be very bad for you, your family, and the environment. Instead, shouldn't it be common sense to be able to get things, people, animals clean in a safe and effective way? We do, and that’s why we at Grove have rounded up reviews for the best natural wipes you can buy. From top brands such as Seventh Generation and Babyganics to other leading favorites, see what products have made the cut below.

Why go with natural wipes? First off, they're nontoxic, but also most natural wipes are made by B corporations, just like Grove, out to do good with better business practices and eco-friendly packaging. Some natural wipes even break down or can be composted so they don't leave a lasting effect and become part of the plastic pollution in our environment and oceans. Now, what are you waiting for? Go check out what Grove members call the best and leave the rest behind you.

This list of products was determined by ratings and reviews from Grove members.

1. method All-Purpose Compostable Cleaning Wipes

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Method’s All-Purpose Compostable Cleaning Wipes are — wait for it — biodegradable! These 100-percent Tencel fiber wipes are made from corn, coconut, and other recyclable solvents, so you can feel good about using them. They come from nature and will eventually dissolve back into it, leaving your home and our planet healthier. Method all purpose …

70 Wipes
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2. Rooted Beauty Purifying Facial Towelettes - Fragrance Free

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A face wipe for removing makeup, dirt, and excess oil and cleaning and clearing pores without irritating skin.

Skin types: Combination and oily

    Soaked with free-radical fighting white tea, calming calendula, and the antioxidant-rich R7 Complex, these ready-to-go facial towelettes gently and …

30 count
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3. Seventh Generation Disinfecting Wipes, Multi-Surface

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Defend your home against disease-carrying germs and unwanted odors by stocking up on these Seventh Generation Disinfecting Wipes, Multi-Surface. From the kitchen to your bedrooms, tackle your entire home with these lemongrass citrus wipes proven to clean 99.99% of household germs, so you can breathe easy knowing your home is a healthy one. Plus, …

70 Count
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4. Seventh Generation Baby Baby Wipes, Free and Clear

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When chaos hits and leaves you with a mess use these Seventh Generation Free & Clear Baby Wipes - Thick & Strong to set things straight. These Seventh Generation Free & Clear Baby Wipes are hypoallergenic, fragrance-free, alcohol-free, Leaping Bunny–certified, and safe to use on baby’s hands and face, as well as their other sensitive areas. These …

64 Wipes
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5. Stall Mates Individually Wrapped Flushable Wipes

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Don’t get caught empty handed when you’re out and about. These Stall Mates Individually Wrapped Flushable Wipes are a clean way to use public restrooms without fussing or worrying about the toilet paper running out on you. These to-go flushable wipes are biodegradable, compostable, fragrance-free, paraben-free, and come individually wrapped for …

30 wipes
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6. Ursa Major Essential Face Wipes

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Ursa Major Essential Face Wipes are constructed of bamboo and infused with Essential Face Tonic. Made in the USA with clean ingredients, this 4-in-1 formula is designed to gently cleanse, exfoliate, soothe, and hydrate your skin. Enjoy a refreshing aroma of orange, lavender, and fir.

The ultimate go-anywhere multi-purpose facial wipes

You’ll …

20 individual wipes
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7. Babyganics Toy & Highchair Wipes

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Raising young children isn’t all fun and games. When things get messy, Babyganics Toy and Highchair Wipes make cleanups easy. Whether you’re staying at home or on the go, this pack of 25 durable and non-abrasive cleaning wipes are a mommy’s (or daddy’s) best friend. Quick and convenient to use, all you have to do is swipe and dry — no washing or …

25 Count
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8. Oars + Alps Cooling and Cleansing Wipes

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Sweat and long commutes. Dirt and all-nighters. These Cooling + Cleansing Wipes keep your face and body fresh wherever the day takes you. Gym, office, oars or alps. Size: 14 individually wrapped wipes per box.
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9. Natracare Organic Intimate Wipes

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Let’s get a little personal — we could all use a little help with hygiene when that time of the month comes along, when we’re traveling, or just in the hustle and bustle of everyday life. These Natracare Organic Intimate Wipes are made of 100-percent organic cotton and infused with certified organic essential oils and natural extracts so they’re a …

12 Count
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10. Earth Rated Large Pet Grooming Wipes

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Big dogs mean big messes, but you already know that. Use these Earth Rated Large Pet Grooming Wipes to clean up your pup when there’s no time for a bath or a trip to the groomers. These large pet grooming wipes are made larger than normal wipes to cover more ground (and bigger paws that is). Plus, they’re alcohol-free, paraben-free, perfume-free, …

100 wipes
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Can you flush baby wipes?

Uh, no! Well, you technically can, but you really shouldn’t ever flush baby wipes — that’s what diaper pails were created for. Baby wipes, including natural baby wipes, are durable enough to be able to withstand wiping your little one’s most nasty poos. Because of their durability, they’d take quite some time to break down in water, which means they’d probably end up clogging your pipes and doing damage to your plumbing or even your community's sewer system.

If you’re looking for the best flushable wipes, that’s a whole ‘nother ball game, and you should look into natural flushable wipes that can be used in the bathroom and that are specifically made to disintegrate when they’re flushed down your potty.

Natural disinfectant wipes and cleaning wipes should also never be flushed, even if you’re using them in your bathroom to clean your counters or other areas. Just throw them in the trash (or compost bin if they're compostable) when you’re finished.

Do baby wipes kill germs?

Don’t let their appearance fool you, natural baby wipes may easily make hands (and other places and surfaces) look clean with a few swipes, but they're made primarily with water and don't kill germs like natural disinfectant wipes and cleaning wipes that can kill germs on the spot. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention don’t recommend baby wipes for disinfecting. Natural baby wipes are made to be super gentle on baby’s skin and aren’t made with alcohol, so they can’t act the same as the best disinfectant wipes can toward germs and bacteria.

We suggest sticking to using baby wipes for what they’re for and looking for disinfectant wipes to clean your home or office. If you’re looking for hand sanitizing wipes, you can also find natural options on Grove. Take a look at the selections of the best disinfectant wipes made from natural ingredients in our list above.

Are face wipes biodegradable?

Not all face wipes are biodegradable, but there are some brands that go out of their way to do our planet a big favor and make them biodegradable or compostable. If you have face wipes or natural disinfectant wipes that are compostable, you can, in fact, throw them right into your compost bin. Three cheers for choosing a more environmentally friendly way to go when it comes to cleaning up.

Here are some reasons to choose biodegradable wipes, from facial wipes to the best disinfectant wipes:

  • They break down quicker than those that aren’t biodegradable
  • They’re made without harsh chemicals, making them a healthier choice
  • They’re usually gentle on skin
  • They’re safe to use around pets and children

What is Grove Collaborative?

At Grove, we take the guesswork out of which products are good for you and your home. Every product meets strict standards for being nontoxic, effective, sustainable, and cruelty-free. Once you find products you love, we ship to your home on a flexible, monthly schedule.

If you're ready to make the transition to natural cleaning, beauty, and household products, shop Grove Collaborative's natural products for the eco-friendly tools to tackle the job.

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