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Review of "Dettol Liquid"

published 21/02/2009 | Sarahjh1
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Pro Dettol fights all germs
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"Dettol wages war with germs"

Dettol is manufactured by Reckitt Benkiser Heathcare and is now marketed in many different forms, hand-wash, sanitiser, anti-bacterial wipes and shower gel to name a few.
I am sure that many households have a bottle of Dettol stored away somewhere, it is a very useful antiseptic liquid.
Even I will readily admit that the golden liquid has a horribly pungent smell, as you unscrew the cap and take it off of the bottle you feel like you have walked into a hospital ward!

Dettol provides protection against germs and bacteria, it is a professional at the job. It is rare that I use the antiseptic liquid neat, for most tasks it does require diluting. When you tip a little Dettol into some water it immediately clouds the water, apparently this happens because some of the ingredients are insoluble.
Dettol has to be used with care, firstly like most household cleaners it is poisonous, so it needs to be stored well away from little fingers.
If any of the family have sustained cuts or grazes then a drop of well diluted Dettol is the perfect solution to clean the grazed or cut area with.

A well diluted solution of Dettol is just the thing to keep the door handles germ free and the bathroom surfaces benefit from a wipe-over too.
I soak my cotton handkerchiefs in a bucket with a drop of Dettol, handkerchiefs can be grizzly at the best of times, at least this makes them feel hygienic.
Toilets, baths and waste bins all benefit from a wipe over with Dettol. But for some unknown reason they say that if you use the antiseptic liquid on acrylic baths and sinks it must be very well diluted.
We have vinyl flooring in our bathroom and it always feels clean after a wipe over with Dettol.
My friend uses a capful in her bathwater, now this is something that I couldn't do! I have never noticed the smell lingering on her but personally I don't think that I would want to feel my skin to smell of Dettol.


If Dettol is mixed with baby oil it makes an effective insect repellent, the mixture turns white and then you just apply a small amount to your skin.
I will also pass this useful snippet of information on to any model enthusiasts. My nephews used to play Warhammer, they were avid fans and used to trip into the city every weekend to attend workshops. While they were at the workshops they used to paint the models. If they needed to strip the paint from a model to repaint it then they used to soak the model neat Dettol for a while and the old paint then lifted off easily.( This needs to be supervised by an adult)


A 500ml bottle of Dettol costs about £2.50. It is a multi-purpose antiseptic liquid that does an excellent job in its fight against germs and bacteria.
We have used it for years and have always found it effective.

Summary: A first class disinfectant for everyday use.

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  • redeyes22 published 21/02/2009
    great review aggy xxx
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Creams & Treatments - Liquid

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Long Name: Liquid

Manufacturer: Dettol

Type for Subname: Creams & Treatments

Dosage Form: Liquid

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