Can You Use Clorox Wipes on Leather?

Clorox wipes are a popular household cleaner. They are versatile and can be used to clean a variety of surfaces.

But is it safe to use Clorox wipes on leather?

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In this blog post, we will explore the answer to that question and offer some tips on how to clean leather safely.

Clorox Disinfecting Wipes are not safe to use on leather as they contain Didecyldimethylammonium chloride, which is an alcohol-based surface disinfectant that can strip the leather of its natural oils and cause it to crack and peel.

Whilst it’s best not to use Clorox Disinfecting Wipes on leather, if you absolutely must, do so sparingly and follow up with a leather conditioner to replenish the natural oils that were stripped away.


For a safe and effective way to clean leather, we recommend using a mild soap and water solution.

Gently wipe the surface of the leather with a damp cloth, then dry it with a soft, dry towel.

You can also use a leather cleaner specifically formulated for cleaning leather furniture.

Some safe leather cleaners to use include Leather Honey and Fiebing’s Distressed Leather Conditioner. Both of these products can be found at most hardware stores or online.

Leather Honey is a natural leather cleaner and conditioner that is made from beeswax and citrus oils. It is non-toxic, biodegradable, and non-irritating, making it a great choice for those with sensitive skin.

Fiebing’s Distressed Leather Conditioner is a more heavy-duty cleaner that is designed to remove dirt, sweat, and grime from leather. It also conditions the leather to keep it looking healthy and vibrant.


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Always test any cleaning solution in an inconspicuous area before using it on the entire piece of furniture.

The best place to test is usually on the underside of the piece, where it won’t be as noticeable if there is any damage.

To test the solution, simply apply a small amount to a clean cloth and rub it into the leather.

If there is any discoloration or other damage, it’s best to find a different cleaning solution.

However, if the test area looks fine after a few minutes, you can proceed with using the solution on the rest of the leather.

Follow these tips and your leather furniture will stay looking beautiful for years to come!

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