- Lysol wipes are back in stock online, with Amazon selling standalone wipes currently.
- Prices are much higher than usual due to demand, and stock fluctuates based on availability from most online re-sellers.
- You may be able to find more affordable Lysol wipes and sprays at one of these local retailers in-store using their online product locators.
Some of the links in this article may be temporarily unavailable due to shortages from the COVID-19 outbreak. We will keep this article updated with links as products become available.
After receiving an official stamp of approval from the Environmental Protection Agency for its ability to kill coronavirus germs, Lysol products have been scarce and hard to find. Many disinfectants and cleaners can indeed neutralize SARS-CoV-2, the virus that leads to a COVID-19 diagnosis, on surfaces in your home; but the EPA specifically tested two Lysol products and discovered that these agents killed the virus in under two minutes. While manufacturers like Clorox report that a shortage is expected through next year, some retailers are actively restocking EPA-recognized Lysol products and a few other cleaning products (including Clorox!) online this month.
Amazon was one of the first retailers to get Lysol wipes and sprays back in stock (as a package deal that cost $46 at first), but it seems that prices have continued to climb, as a single canister of Lysol wipes is priced at $26 and up on Amazon. And independent resellers are also selling Lysol's sprays and aerosol disinfectants at similar markups, with most options ranging between $30 and $40 on the site.
USA Today reports that figures suggest that the sales of disinfectants were up nearly 175% in 2020 in March alone — and many cleaning manufacturers weren't ready for the sudden surge in demand. The company behind Lysol products, Reckitt Benckiser Group, told the newspaper that it's experiencing "unprecedented and accelerated demand" for Lysol products; it also told the Wall Street Journal that it's working on narrowing its offerings so it can replenish stock quicker than ever before. Clorox issued similar statements, and other brands (including Microban) have also experienced shortages in the summer. While many independent sellers, on sites like Amazon and eBay, are offering Lysol products to be shipped now, they're at a significant price hike that shoppers may not be used to.
The good news? Many retailers are sending available Lysol products to physical stores so that local shoppers can get their hands on them. You may be able to locate products at the following retailers using a store locator:
Can't find a disinfectant in your area, and don't want to shell out big bucks online? Another option is to create a DIY bleach-based solution that you can use at home. You can find step-by-step directions from our Director of the Cleaning Products Lab at the Good Housekeeping Institute below.
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