About this item
At a glance
- Tested & Proven to Kill COVID-19 Virus* (*Kills SARS-CoV-2 during pre-soak conditions in 5 minutes), EPA Reg #777-128
- Kills 99.9% of bacteria*** detergents leave behind (**When used as directed)
- Contains 0% bleach, works even in cold water
- Works in all standard and HE washing machines
- Suitable for use on baby clothes, gym clothes, undergarments, towels, bedding, delicates
Our clothes are in constant contact with bacteria throughout our day-to-day activities, from hugging other people, brushing against contaminated surfaces and even our own bodies. Bacteria can spread from one fabric to another in the laundry basket, from the washing-machine drum to the next load. Some of these bacteria can survive following the wash cycle!
When it comes to certain laundry loads such as children's clothes or sportswear, you want to eliminate bacteria that may cause illnesses and create lingering bad smells. But laundry detergents alone don't actually kill all bacteria. Lysol Laundry Sanitizer is an additive specially designed to kill 99.9% of bacteria in laundry*. Simply add Lysol Laundry Sanitizer to your rinse cycle. It does not contain any chlorine bleach and even works in cold water, so is safe to use on most fabrics including whites, colors and darks.
Q: Why do we need to sanitize everything?
A: Because some of us have jobs where our clothes get gross stuff on them and if they're not washed with sanitizer(can't use bleach,have black uniform) they start to stink horriblysubmitted bykatiep1200 - 5 years ago
A: No one is forcing you to purchase. They came out with the product because of people like you who don't feel the need to be clean.submitted byBK - 5 years ago
A: I know this question is two years old, but I'm pretty sure they're wanting this now. People sanitize things for various reasons; where they work, where they bought the clothes, just to be clean.submitted byNadia - 3 years ago
A: This product is perfect for people who purchase clothing at thrift shops, yard sales, second-hand stores, etc.submitted bySoupyjune - 5 years ago
A: Nobody said "we need to sanitize everything." Some people need to sanitize some things. For example, I have cloth bedding for my guinea pigs. I can wash it on hot, but it still doesn't come out smelling fresh. I don't "need to sanitize everything", but to avoid bad smells & bacteria from guinea pig bedding, It behooves me to sanitize it.submitted byLisaBee - 4 years ago
A: "Why do we need to sanitize everything? This is stupid"... Waah, waah, waaaahhhh! I've got an inkling you emit quite a stink-ling....submitted byMiss Havisham - 2 years ago
A: If you go to the details under this product on the Target website and hit see more. All the full directions on how to use and more are there.submitted byTxrunaway - 5 years ago
A: Why? If you need to ask then you are in worse shape than most would think. To answer your question of complete ignorance with a one word answer since you are obviously mentally challenged: Death. If things are NOT sanitized properly, then disease, infection and death will follow. It's fairy basic cleanliness and the simple act of being sanitary. Like when you wash your hands after going to the bathroom. Then again, you asked a question that proves beyond the shadow of a doubt you have zero common sense and very little, if any, self respect.submitted byBlack Mage - 4 years ago
Q: How do I use it there are no instructions on bottle, do I add to the detergent or the rinse cycle
A: I read on the Lysol website that it needs to soak in just water for at least 15 minutes to properly sanitize the clothing...it said not to mix with detergent or softener or it will deactivate the sanitizer...i just soak first with sanitizer then add detergent and start cycle..(I work in a lichen, pant bottoms get GROSS!)submitted bykatiep1200 - 5 years ago
A: There are instructions on the back. It's one of those labels that you have to peel the sticker and you'll see the instructions. Basically, pour 2 capfuls (line one) in the rinse cycle or pour it in the softener thingy. You have option to soak for 15 min. Also, if you have HE washer, i think it says pour 1 capful - not sure on that.submitted bydmae712 - 6 years ago
A: This is my second bottle and I add a capful into the wash with detergent.submitted byKimmeeT - 6 years ago
A: Open the back sticker for recommended dosing. It says to add to the rinse cycle and let it soak for at least 20+ minutes (I have top loading old machine, I just reopen once it adds water for the rinse and add the sanitizer, leaving it open for 20 minutes, then close it to drain). Most washers should have a pause/delay feature that doesn't force an immediate drain, if it doesn't let you specify a longer period you may need to remain nearby to select it multiple times. Not all laundry needs this level of sanitizing, high water temps and high dryer setting for certain things like towels is fine. I only use on clothes that I've worn in public during this pandemic, before that it was only my work uniform.submitted byRAR - 3 years ago
A: Rinse cyle go to lysol for instruction.submitted byMOM0307 - 6 years ago
Q: How does this effect a septic system/etc? Will it kill the good bacteria too and effectually cause issues?
A: When used as directed on the product label, Lysol Laundry Sanitizer is appropriate for use with septic systems.submitted byRB Product Expert - 4 years agoBrand expert
A: If you overuse this product or other sanitizing products that are going down your drain they could negatively affect the good bacteria need to treat your wastewater in your septic system.submitted bySara Heger - 3 years ago
Q: I have a puppy in the hospital with Parvo. I have to sanitize everything she came into contact with. Will this help?
A: Lysol® Laundry Sanitizer kills 99.9% of bacteria like Staphylococcus Aureus & Klebsiella pneumoniae. Lysol® products have not been proven effective against Parvovirus.submitted byRB Product Expert - 4 years agoBrand expert
A: You should consult with a reputable vet about how to best kill Parvo. From experience I can tell you that it's not easy to kill & bleach is usually involved. As this product does not contain bleach I'm doubtful it would be effective. You can always call the number on the bottle to be 100% sure.submitted bySparkleGirl - 4 years ago
Q: So since you have to add it to the rinse cycle and have to put it in the fabric softener compartment is it OK to mix it with the fabric softener?
A: No, you should not mix it. Skip fabric softener when using Lysol Crisp Linen Scented Laundry Sanitizer.submitted byvavo - 5 years ago
A: Yes that's fine.......submitted byMM - 6 years ago
Q: How smelly is it? I prefer unscented...
A: It's not the worse smell but trust me your clothes will come out smelling fresh and clean. Someone said to add it to the rinse cycle or Fabric softner cycle but I use mine with detergent and detergent booster .submitted byKimmeeT - 6 years ago
A: They now make an unscented variety. This isn't it.submitted bySparkleGirl - 4 years ago
Q: does it kill mold and mildew spores on clothes
A: I would try it not sure but my son left his laundry in the wash and it had that awful smell donI rewashed with this product and detergent and his clothes came out fresh.submitted byKimmeeT - 6 years ago
A: Yes it does kill moldsubmitted byMM - 6 years ago
Q: How many uses per bottle?
A: It depends on whether you have top loading or front loading machine. If its a front loading machine you can get approximately 12 uses and for top loading machines is approximately 7 to 8. You must read the instructions and its warnings.submitted byMomdatrocks - 6 years ago
A: That depends on you I usually use a capful and I use it in conjunction with my detergent and my detergent booster.submitted byKimmeeT - 6 years ago
Q: Does this help remove sweat odor?
A: Yes, Lysol Laundry Sanitizer is designed to remove odor-causing bacteria on laundry when used as directed, leaving a fresh scent behind.submitted byLysol Team - 4 months agoBrand expert
Q: Do you need to shake the bottle before using?
A: No, you do not need to shake the bottle prior to using.submitted byLysol Team - 5 months agoBrand expert