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This is one of those products that everyone knows and pretty much every household has, especially if you have young children. It is a product that as the title says is a disinfectant and can be used for a range of different things to cleaning wounds to disinfecting surfaces. However I primarily have only ever used this for the former so the review will be focused on this.
It is a very plain plastic bottle, and the liquid is light brown coloured. The best way to describe it is that is looks like a cheap whiskey and probably has the same burn you would get from pouring it over an open wound. So the burn I can say is similar to putting aftershave over a cut from shaving. However saying that the bigger the wound the bigger the burn will be and I remember growing up it could be very painful. But at the same time you have the satisfaction of knowing that the wound has been properly cleaned and closed so of course that is the positive.
It definitely works and the burn isn't just the proof of this but also the fact that I have never caught an infection after using it is further proof, but then I may not have caught anything anyway even if I hadn't used it so it is hard to tell. The smell is maybe a bit like Marmite but I think most people would probably find it pleasant. Sometimes when I go for a proper full bath I pour a little of this in and find it quite refreshing and I know it has cleaned me a bit more thoroughly.
On that note I must add that when using this for wounds it is advised to dilute this slightly with water. I usually pour a little on a wet cotton bud but I know many different people use different methods and I have been prone to use it without diluting and I promise you that you will feel the burn. I guess if you choose this method then you just have to embrace it.
This can range in price from £2-£3 however I am sure if you look about and wait for the right time then you can find a multi buy deal and get this for cheaper but don't take my word on it. To sum up I think every household should have this as you never know when you may have an accident and need to disinfect the wound. Of course I hope the need for this never arises but it is always better to be safe than sorry. With it being great value for money and the fact that it works great I have to give this five stars.
I think Dettol is a bit like Marmite, you either love the smell or hate it. I am one of the former and absolutely love it. It conjures up for me images of my childhood when every week my mom would dilute a few capfuls into a bucket or bowl and then proceed to go through almost the entire house 'to kill all the germs' as she would say. I can't remember exactly what the bottle used to look like but I don't think it has changed that much and I do remember the white sword always being on the bottle which is still there now and is the Dettol trademark.
It definitely has a very distinctive smell which is quite medicinal but also very fresh and clean smelling. It may not be to everyone's taste and the smell does linger for a while afterwards.
The liquid itself is a yellowy golden colour but as if by magic, when you pour it into water it turns into a cloudy white mixture. I use it regularly to wipe over my kitchen but I will wipe over the worktops afterwards with a clean cloth as I said the smell does linger and I think you could taste it on your food if you didn't do this. I also use it in my mop bucket and will pour about two or three capfuls and dilute it with water. I understand that it is not very pet friendly but as my house is definitely pet free this doesn't affect me.
When my children were younger and were ill on the rare occasion when they 'missed' the bowl or toilet I would dilute a capful of Dettol and clean the carpet or floor around that area with a cloth. I always felt afterwards that I had done the best job possible of getting rid of any remaining germs and stopping them spreading to other members of the family.
I also use Dettol as an antiseptic for cleaning wounds such as cuts, grazes, bites and stings. I last used it recently on my foot after I trod on a rusty nail when my husband eventually managed to pull it out. I poured a small amount into a bowl and mixed it with water and then dabbed my foot with cotton wool. When I went to the hospital they asked me what I had used to clean it and when I told them I had used Dettol they said that that was the best thing I could have used.
My current bottle is 500ml which I bought from Tesco for £3 and is also this price in Asda and Sainsburys. This larger bottle does last me a long time though and I would say I only buy it every six months or so. It also comes in 250ml, 750ml or a huge 4 litre size which I would say is more suitable for hospitals, doctors or vets where it would be used on a more regular basis.
I love the smell of Dettol and the confidence it gives me that I am eradicating the vast majority of germs in my house. I think it is a quality product that has been around for over 60 years and will continue to be a favourite of mine.
I was born in 1952 - just a few years after Dettol was introduced here - which I call pretty good timing and for as long as I can remember there was always a slight smell of it around the house when I was growing up. I was a tomboy and was always playing outdoors with my brothers and (literally) getting into scrapes and boasted more grazed and cut knees than you imagine and, to make matters worse we picked our scabs too seeing which one of us had the biggest scar. Out came the good old Dettol antiseptic in its trusty bottle with the sword that we learned to trust and I still purchase it today.
There is something reassuring about this yellowy liquid with its distinctive smell and, as far as Me and my family are concerned, there is no other product that works quite so well. It smells of very strong pine and contains castor oil as well as pine oil, phenol and isopropanol which act together apparently to 'protect the family from illness caused by germs' as it acts as an antiseptic. Although you can buy Dettol wipes, bath cleaners, sprays, floor wipes etc I always buy the bottle because it only takes a second to dilute it. I always thought this stuff had magic properties because once you add water it turns from a pale yellow liquid into a slightly thicker milky consistency which works every time and still intrigues me.
Although I am in my senior years now and don't get into scrapes anymore I do still buy it and pay around £2.20 for 250ml and a bottle lasts me a good few months if I keep it out of sunlight. I dilute it to use on the kitchen floor and work surfaces but mainly I use it in the bathroom because it not only cleans and disinfectants but puts my mind at ease being a bit of a germ freak! For those of you kind enough to read my review on Imodium you will know I have an undiagnosed bowel problem and using Dettol around and inside the loo puts my mind at rest in case visitors call.
A 5 star rating from me for all the above reasons.
*One word of warning though - don't use it to clean out your fish tank - many years ago my friend did that and they died.
Dettol is a product which I can remember seeing around and being used since I was a young girl, my mother sometimes even used Dettol when I had little accidents in the garden, she swore it would help my cuts and grazes to not get infected, and the truth is they never did.
More recently I have used Dettol in my own household, no not for my children's cuts but for cleaning, and it does a wonderful job at keeping my home safe and germ free for my children. Dettol comes in a clear plastic bottle, and has a white screw on lid which closes very tight keeping the contents safely in the bottle, it has the Dettol sign printed clearly on the front of the bottle with some of its uses underneath
the Dettol sign.
This product is only for external use and should never find its way into anybody's body, some of the uses stated for this product are that it can be used for first aid, personal hygiene, medical or cleaning. Dettol is a concentrated liquid solution and is also anti-septic which is the reason it works so well on stopping infections for minor wounds. I use this product mostly for mopping my floors at home, a couple of caps diluted into a hot bucket of water, will make the perfect blend for getting rid of germs in your home.
Dettol has a very distinguished smell, and every time I use it I am taken a back to my childhood, this solution always reminds me of hospitals as well. The instructions that Dettol comes with states very clearly that it should never be used undiluted, so we do need to be careful when using it, also do not get it in your eyes or maybe the most obvious, never drink it. There is also a warning for people who have pets, if you are using Dettol for cleaning the floors as I do, then be sure to make sure any pets are out of the way, and that they stay out of the way, until all floors and surfaces are completely dry.
This is a really great product in my opinion, and can be used for many different useful things, I do not personally use this for cuts and grazes, as now there are much better products for this available, but I do still use it for creating a clean and friendly environment inside my home. What I no of, you can buy Dettol in four different sizes, 250ml, 500ml, 750ml or you can get the king size version which is a massive 4 litre's, I personally buy mine from the local super market whilst doing the shopping and pay about £2.50 for a 500 ml bottle.
For the amount of time it lasts compared to the price it costs, I would say that this product is really great value for your money.
I first came into contact with Dettol strangely enough was when I was pregnant with my second child. I had never used Dettol before then. I had a huge craving/urge to clean and I saw this bottle stood on the shelf and read it was actually for personal hygiene. I took the cap off and had a sniff and was instantly in love with the smell of Dettol!! This is where my love of Dettol Liquid began!
*** What is Dettol?***
Dettol antiseptic liquid has many uses in the home! On the bottle it says it can be used for first aid, medical and personal hygiene. I am addicted to the smell of Dettol so will use it in every possible way I can. One of the ways which I love to use it for is I put a small cap full in the bath. It instantly fills the bathroom with a lovely fresh aroma which I love! As I suffer with spots on my back this soothes them instantly and dries them out! I also wash my hair in it if I have any dandruff and after a few washes my scalp couldn't feel any better! Dettol should not really be used undiluted and should be used with water. Its fantastic for cleaning out wounds, cuts & grazes. A must have for household with children in the family like me!
It can be used for cleaning such as children toys, highchairs, work tops, door handles, sinks, toilets.. the list is endless! I clean absolutely everything in Dettol knowing that it is not harmful to my children and it leaves everything smelling fresh and disinfected!
Dettol Antiseptic Liquid can come in different sizes and I tend to get the 750ml for around £3.50 in most stores and this lasts for quite a few weeks, ( this is with excessive use!). You can buy it in most chemists, supermarkets and local shops.
Dettol comes in a hard see through plastic bottle with a screw top lid. There is not a safety lid on it so make sure it is kept out of reach of little hands! The liquid itself is a caramel colour and once you mix with water it turns into a white frothy colour.
I will never buy any other antiseptic or cleaning brand again other than this Dettol antiseptic liquid. Every household should have a bottle! 5 stars from me!
Dettol Antiseptic disinfectant.
One of the things that take me way back to my childhood is the smell of Dettol. It was something that my mother and grandmother always had bottles of the stuff both in the bathroom and in the kitchen. Not only that I have followed suit and you can always find the same in my house one in the kitchen and one in the bathroom. There is certainly something familiar about the smell of Dettol that is comforting and of course is so multi-functional and useful to any household.
So what can you use Dettol for?
In the kitchen to wipe down work surfaces, chopping boards, door handles, clear up spills, the taps and sinks. By doing this regularly it will help reduce the cross contamination of foods that may contain bacteria such as salmonella and E coli.
In the bathroom you can use it to clean the toilet seat and the bowl. Wash down surfaces, tiling windows, the sink bath and shower. Washing down with Dettol can help reduce mildew and mould forming.
You can use diluted Dettol to wash down the surfaces of toys especially with young children in the house especially if they are going through the oral phase of putting everything that looks interesting in their mouths. Not only that if their hands are dirty this can reduce the chance of passing on germs through their toys.
Dettol can be used to wash floors by using Dettol in hot water and mopping up spills and general for cleaning. It is particularly useful where you have pets that may inadvertently bring in unwelcome germs to the home.
By using Dettol on cuts and grazes could help prevent infection of the wound. It should not be used neat on grazes or cuts but diluted with water. Dettol is said to kill 99% of germs so it is quite a useful product to have in the home.
I think it quite funny as my daughter has picked up the Dettol habit too and I noticed she has some in the bathroom and a bottle under the sink when I visited her house the other day.
I usually buy Dettol in Asda at and it is available for £3 for 500mls or £3.50 for 750 mls.
The manufacturers of Dettol have brought out different types of cleaning materials including surface and floor wipes, air freshener sprays, trigger gun bottles, soap bars, liquid hand soap and different fragrances of Dettol including lavender and lemon. Being a bit conventional I still like my Dettol as my mum and grandmother used to buy it and still buy the trusty brown coloured liquid. Call me old fashioned if you like but I trust and use the original Dettol and I don't care what anyone else thinks!
Dettol is an excellent multi-purpose that helps keep you and your family safe and is a very useful product which I would recommend to anyone.
Dettol is a trusted brand that us folks in blighty grew up with. Traditionally, it is diluted in water and used to clean and disinfect surfaces. One of the more unsightly blemishes of the 70's was linoleum on kitchen floors. This was the quickest, easiest way of cleaning it. The aroma was ubiquitous with Saturday mornings, while watching the wrestling on telly. Big Daddy, Giant Haystacks and Dettol. By the time The Streets of San Francisco (A Quinn Martin Production) aired, the aroma had faded.
The product works equally well on ceramic tiles. It can be used in diluted to wipe down most surfaces that you can care to think of, including baby feeding chairs, basins, taps, toilet seats and kitchen work surfaces. Anything that's non-porous and can typically can be a breeding ground for bacteria.
But its usefulness continues. It can be used on certain skin blemishes, including spots. And it works! The smell is a mix of pine oil, phenol and other ingredients including caramel (for colour). The element that targets bacteria is Chloroxylenol, which although of low toxicity to most animals, is incredibly deadly to fish. It can be used to wash clothes (though the results are nowhere as good as a proper detergent!!) or to treat minor wounds. For that purpose, it is best used sparingly.
Do not ingest it or apply on anything neat unless you really, really want it dead. Cats also avoid this, finding it extremely unpleasant. Hospitals have made heavy use of this product in the past. I don't know if they still do, as today's superbugs would slap around the bugs of yesteryear. Generally speaking, a 7:1 mix works well (7 parts water to 1 part Dettol). Even diluted, do not use it to treat eczema. If you are using on your skin for the first time, test on a small area first. No telling if you are one of the small amount of people allergic to it.
Generally speaking, It is cheap, time proven and tested and widely available.
Dettol is an antiseptic disinfectant for personal, medical and hygiene and all round cleaning purposes. It is extremely multi-faceted and a product I can remember using ever since I was a child! It is really accessible and cheap to get and has been around for years and whenever I spot in my local 99p store it is an instant reaction for me to purchase it!
It comes in a clear plastic bottle, so you can see the thin, brownish liquid inside. It can smell quite strongly medicinal, so as soon as you open it you are greeted with a vibrant antiseptic smell so you know it is the real deal! Over the years though I have noticed that Dettol does seem more watered down slightly and has lost its really strong scent and nowadays it seems much more diluted. The bottle usually comes in varying shapes and sizes, like the picture above, or sometimes in a bigger bottle with a handle carved into the bottle for easy pouring and holding without it slipping around.
This product is personally mainly used for disinfecting cuts and grazes. Simply dab some onto some tissue or cotton wool and swab over the sore and you can instantly feel it working to kill the bacteria and I have to say it sure does sting a bit! When I was younger, now and again my mum used to put a cap full in the bath when we would wash as she said it was for thorough cleansing. As I got to my teens though I did stop using this for that purpose as someone told me it would make you infertile as it shouldn't be used internally! I am not so sure if this fact is 100% (especially since I have a 3 year old lol) but the fact it is a sterilising product did make me wary so I no longer use it in my bath!
This product can also be used for general cleaning, as my mum swears by it for mopping her floors and when younger we occasionally did top up the boiling water with a drop of dettol for good measure. It left the floors looking and feeling clean and you knew that if you dropped a biscuit you were fine to pick it up and eat it again!
Overall I would recommend this product, as it works well, is relatively inexpensive and can be used in so many different ways it is worth its value. It has been around for ages so you know it works well!
WHAT IS IT?
Dettol is a liquid antiseptic that you can use for lots of different things around the home and on your person.
WHAT CAN IT BE USED FOR?
I use Dettol to clean my floor because my baby daughter can crawl now and I am afraid of her picking up germs. I use hot water in my mop bucket and add Dettol before I mop the floor. It smells clean and makes my floor look very clean, I dilute it and use it to wipe my kitchen work surfaces and my baby daughters high chair tray also. When my bigger daughters fall over and cut themselves or graze their knee I pour some Dettol onto a cotton wool ball with some warm water and dab it onto the wound to clean it and stop it from going septic. There are a lot of other things but it is a product that is different for all people so you will all have different uses.
WHAT I THINK
I think Dettol is very good to keep in my home and I trust it to look after my family. It stops germs from making us sick and is very useful now that my daughter is still a baby and I use more of it than I used to because I regular wipe her changing mat and other things using Dettol to keep everything fresh and clean for her.
It has got a very strong smell and if I have used it when my father in law visits it makes him cough very badly because he has got asthma and the smell does not do very good for his chest. I like the smell though because I think it is reassuring. It is poisonous so you should not drink it but if you gargle with Dettol it can help a strep throat and solves bad breath also. If you swallow any you should drink water or milk.
When you dilute it you only have to use a little bit of Dettol so a bottle will last for a long time even if you use it every day like I do.
I pay about £3.50 for a bottle of Dettol that is 750ml.
5 Dooyoo Stars.
Dettol Antiseptic Disinfectant is a great product to always have in the house as it has so many uses and isn't just for cleaning.
Its main purpose in my house though is as a disinfectant. I put some in the mop bucket and use it to wash my floors and disinfect them. It can also be used on work tops etc. to clean and disinfect but I do find that the smell is a little overpowering for this.
I love the smell on my floors though and think it smells really fresh and clean and although you can definitely tell it is a disinfectant it is a lot nicer than some of them and although it smells very medicinal it doesn't remind me of hospitals unlike some other disinfectants. It makes my house smell fresh and clean and when I mop the floors with it the clean smell really goes throughout the house.
As it is a disinfectant this can be used to clean out cuts and grazes. I don't use this on the kids very often unless we have nothing else in the house as they say it stings and they don't like the smell but I have used it on myself a few times as I always feel as though this really cleans out any grazes and cuts and will be killing any germs.
Dettol is also my favourite bathroom smell and is my cleaner of choice for using in the toilet as it really freshens it up as well as making it sparkly clean and it smells a whole lot better than bleach does.
You can pick up a large bottle of Dettol in the supermarket for around about £3.50 for a 750ml bottle. I find that this lasts a long time as you dilute the Dettol with water so you end up not really needing to use too much of it at once.
I would recommend Dettol if you are looking for a really good antiseptic and disinfectant that can be used all around the house and will make your house clean and germ free.
This is an antiseptic disinfectant. In short, both of these words mean that this product kills bacteria, however antiseptic refers to killing bacteria on living tissue e.g. skin and disinfectant refers to killing bacteria on other surfaces such as a counter-top. Products are generally classified as one or the other as a disinfectant is generally too harsh for skin and can cause rashes etc. This product is different and can be used in a wider variety of situations due to having dual-classification.
I have actually, to date, only used this as a disinfectant, not an antiseptic. I generally use it after I have cleared up cat vomit from the carpet. This is because I do not particularly want to be treading in millions of bacteria which will be left behind even after the carpet has been cleaned and dried. In my experience, even using this disinfectant neat (i.e. with no water, undiluted) will work perfectly fine on carpets and will not discolour them. I have tried it on both new and old carpets with the same neutral result. When applying to the carpet, it acts in the same way as water, it will not foam up of leave any residue, maing it very easy to apply.
I also use this on pet bedding. As there is far too much fur on my cat's bed, I cannot put it through the washing machine as it would just clog it up, therefore I soak it in hot water in the skin. As pet beds can be a breeding ground for bacteria, I add a few lid-fulls of this disinfectant to combat this and keep it hygienic for my favourite furry friend!
Once again, with pet bedding, there are no adverse effects from using this disinfectant, once dried, the bedding will not smell of disinfectant and will be odourless. There is no discolouration from it either and the material doesn't get any harder or softer.
The disinfectant comes in a child-proof container i.e. the lid can only be opened by pressing down on it as it is turned. However it should still be kept away from little hands to avoid their curiosity landing them into a heap of trouble - although this is safe as an antiseptic on the outside of the body, I wouldn't recommend it inside the body.
Dettol Antiseptic Disinfectant Liquid
Dettol and I go back a long way and I can remember my Mother and my Grandmother both using it when I was but a nipper.
I remember falling and grazing my knees and elbows as only a young child can and running into my Grandmother's house to have some of the magical liquid rubbed on my wounds. I remember the adrenaline pumping in anticipation of the inevitable sting that would come with the first dab from the cotton wool ball that had been dipped in Dettol. I also remember both the psychological and physical relief that I felt from its application.
Dettol is easily recognisable in its distinct plastic, see-through bottle with the Dettol design emblazoned on the front. It is the colour of tea and in a liquid form pretty much pours with the same consistency as tea. What is even more recognisable is the very distinctive smell. When I was younger it used to remind me of hospitals as a lot of hospitals in the seventies used to scrub their floors and walls with Dettol.
It is primarily a disinfectant and is great for cleaning floors, walls, ceilings and wiping down cupboards. You can also use it around the kitchen as it kills almost all bacterias and germs. I often pour it down my sinks to freshen them up a little as well as killing any germs in there. You do have to be careful when using the original Dettol though as it really is strong smelling and I for one do not want my kitchen smelling like a seventies hospital ward. Dettol is also really good to use on your toilet as its germ killing properties are second to none.
Another trick I picked up was to place my entire cutlery collection in a deep glass dish and cover them over with Dettol and water. Leave them over night and they come out sparklingly clean and fresh and free from all germs. Obviously make sure you dry them properly afterwards if you try this.
Dettol is really good to use on insect bites and stings and even better on cuts, scratches and grazes and even though it stings a little at first it really does heal the cut or graze really well and a lot quicker than if the cut is just plastered over and left to heal on its own.
If you are treating a small wound or cut it is best to use a cotton wool ball or pad that has been dipped in Dettol. The Dettol should be diluted in warm water. Adding the Dettol to warm water causes the yellow liquid to turn into a liquid with a milky consistency. You can see oil floating in the water as the water insoluble liquids separate from the oils. You only need to use a little Dettol and I would suggest about one part to each ten parts of water. The wound should be wiped gently and with care to remove any dirt, grit or excess blood.
Dettol can also be used as a deterrent or cure for acne and pimples. Again the liquid can be diluted and rubbed on the infected area with a cotton ball or pad.
As lovely a product as Dettol Antiseptic disinfectant is it is also very dangerous and can be lethal. It is made up of toxic properties which can cause death if ingested and in extreme cases if inhaled excessively. So great care should be taken on storing the product and it should be kept in a safe place and out of the reach of children.
I am reviewing the seven hundred and fifty millilitre bottle, which weighs one point eight pounds when full. The bottle is made from durable plastic and the screw on top is easy to remove and replace.
On the whole Dettol is a great product and I would recommend it to anyone.
Five out of five stars in my opinion.
Having 2 grandchildren who like all children fall over a lot and graze their skin. My little grandson is the worst for falling over because he is a rough and tumble boy and always wants to climb in the garden. My granddaughter isn't quite as bad at the moment being a little younger. Having a bottle of this antiseptic is a must in my cabinet.
It comes inside a transparent plastic bottle which has a screw off top. The plastic is fairly robust and strong and not a flimsy plastic. The liquid is just like the consistency of water. It has a strong smell and the usual antiseptic smell but not one which smells disgusting or unpleasant. It pours from the bottle nicely and just like pouring water from a bottle. The liquid is brown in colour.
It can be used diluted in a little warm water to bathe wounds and grazes, if used for just grazes it does sting slightly depending on how bad the wound is but if it is a deep wound, it does hurt a little bit for the little ones and so I only use a very small amount to just dab onto the top of the graze, just to take out the particles which are in it and to help heal it and not cause infection. I find using cotton wool pads work better for dipping into the warm water and dabbing over the graze, when I sometimes use cotton buds, the wool sometimes tends to pull away from the bud, depending on which brand I am using at the time. Some are fine and others not so good. I like to use cotton buds too sometimes in the solution if I need to apply a tiny amount to remove any grit from the graze etc.
It is a good one for insect bites, cuts and minor wounds. It works also well to clean floors where you need to disinfect and remove germs. When my little granddaughter wasn't feeling so well while visiting my home, she was sick on the bathroom floor. I poured some of this in a bucket of water and mopped the area to try and remove the germs. I then used a bowl and poured some more of it into the hot water and wiped the floor again to make sure every germ possible was completely removed. So it does have lots of uses for both around the home and for healing wounds etc.
Good for pouring down sinks and drains to help make them smell a little fresher, I pour it down my sinks to just help freshen them a little and to remove any odours, the smell is quite strong for a couple of minutes but it isn't unpleasant and then after a couple of minutes I then pour some bleach down the plug hole to help freshen it a tad more.
The quality of this antiseptic is really good, it cleanses very well and helps kill germs and helps provide protection against the germs which cause illness and infection. We all know that infected skin takes time to heal but using this antiseptic will help fight the infection and heal the wound and skin in a few days.
It is a good one to use for cuts, bites, stings and grazes. A useful product to have handy at home to use if the little ones graze their skin or for any member of the family to use to help heal stings etc. I have found this one to heals the skin well and helps kill germs. I recently scratched my arm during the night and I think I did it with my finger nail and cut the skin, it wasn't too deep scratch but it did cut into my skin and quite a bad scratch. I think I must have been dreaming and scratched myself. I just used a little of this Dettol to bathe it, it did sting a little at first but it didn't last long. I needed to bathe it just that same morning and the same evening and by the following morning the scratch began to heal. So the healing process doesn't take very long to kick in.
I highly do recommend this Dettol, for a 250ml bottle it cost around £3 depending where it is purchased. I think it is a good price for this amount in the bottle because it does last for a long time because you don't need much of the liquid. Is worth the money in my opinion. I will keep on buying it too and always have it handy in my home.
Also on Ciao under my username Pinky50.
I give this one 5 stars.
Thank you for reading my review and I hope it has been of some help.
The one thing my mother always had in the house when I was growing up was antiseptic liquid particularly this one so its a product I'm rather familiar with. Up until the other week though I had forgotten all about it however I was in Poundland looking for something to soothe my flea bites with and grabbed a 500ml bottle of this for yep you guessed it just a quid which I though was excellent value for money considering I have seen this same size bottle in the past around and about costing about £2.50 a bottle.....every little helps eh!
Well the bottle is plastic and slightly frosted but still very see through with a white plastic twist on/off cap to the top of it. On the front of the bottle there is a white and green coloured label on there and we are told that it is indeed Dettol Liquid, Chloroxylenol 4.8% w/v Antiseptic 'For first aid, medical & personal hygiene uses'. Then there is another label on the back of the bottle telling us what to use it for, the size is stated which in this case is 500ml as I have stated already and contact details for the manufacturer are listed. Simple enough bottle this is though interestingly no advice on how to use this product is given and there isn't a full list of ingredients listed either just the highlights and there isn't even a safety feature on the cap like a push and twist one it simple screws on and off which I think is a bit odd!
The Product itself
The liquid is dark brown and is a transparent, runny like water liquid and it has a very distinctive aroma of disinfectant to it really. Although this is the original scented one this really does to me smell really of pine in the main and very fresh and very clean indeed.
This concentrated liquid can be used for minor wounds such as cuts, bites, grazes and insect stings. It can be used for bathing in as well to soothe and cleanse the skin and although it doesn't say so on my bottle I know you can use this in washing and for even cleaning with...I use a couple of caps of this within plenty of water to spruce my place up with and have peace of mind mopping my bathroom and kitchen floor with it and the likes!
Basically this is a great product. Its rather fragranced and that fragrance does tend to linger for a long time whether it be when you've wiped your bathroom down with it, cleaned floors or dabbed it on yourself which for come people would be a negative with this product, for me I like it.
I get peace of mind knowing this is a germ killer and trust the brand that it is. Like I said at the beginning of this review I used to this to calm down the bites of a couple of fleas I got from my kitten and it did that well and I feel even helped to speed up the healing process. I also grazed my knees when I feel over drunk on a night out and I felt this cleaned that mess out and again helped it to heal and helped me get less scarring. I haved dabbed this neat onto a spot with a cotton wool bud to which it vanished pretty quickly the only thing I wont do is bath in it or anything due to its fragrance!
As I touched upon earlier I like to wash floors in this as I have a cat, I use this heavily diluted though and lock her from areas till its dried due to the aroma of it making her choke a bit and I do like to wipe my toilet over with it and so on and all in all this is a very good multi tasking must have in my opinion that cleans and disinfects!
Thumbs up from me an my home!
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I may stick to as many natural products as I can around my house and for personal use, but I'm not daft, and I do use chemicals or prescribed medicines etc. when necessary. I do think that keeping a bottle of disinfectant in the house is important, and in fact I generally have two on hand - one in the bathroom cabinet and one down in my medicine cabinet in the kitchen.
At the moment the one in the bathroom is TCP and the one in the kitchen is Dettol.
Packaging & Price
Dettol comes in a clear plastic bottle with a screw top lid that's bloody hard to get off because it's one of those child safe lids! It's me safe too which frustrates the hell out of me. I know that kids need to be kept out of these things, but I do wish they'd realise that sometimes adults need to get in too and offer an alternative non-kiddy-proof lid.
There are two sizes available that I've seen - a larger 500ml bottle and a half size 250ml one. Because this is something which keeps for a long time, I am cheapskate and buy the larger bottle as it's better value. The last bottle I bought cost me about £2.80.
Dettol is a liquid disinfectant that is a kind of browny yellow colour and is designed to kill bacteria and germs. It has a good strong antiseptic smell, and can be used neat or diluted depending on what you want to do with it.
There are two main uses in this house for disinfectant - the first is to deal with cut or graze or other skin issue, and the other is to disinfect something around the house after an accident has occurred. A good example of both uses was earlier in the year when I fell down the stairs. I scraped all up the side of one leg and arm, bashed my foot (ankle and toes) on stuff piled at the bottom, and also bled onto the carpet rather nicely. The dettol was used to clean up both me and my spilt blood to make all safe and disinfected again.
Obviously these aren't the only uses the stuff is pretty good for cleaning piercings too, and also for cleaning out containers that need a bit of a disinfect too. I even know someone who swears that popping a capful in the bath once a week helps her keep spots and things at bay though I don't know I'd want to go around smelling of dettol all the time personally but there we are.
I have to say that I do prefer to buy a branded disinfectant. I know it might sound snobby, but I just trust some brands more than others when it comes to things such as hygiene and dettol is one of those brands. It's not the only brand I go for, but it's certainly up there in my go to category, and I'd recommend it to others who want to know that they're using a product that's going to do the job well too.
Dettol Liquid Antiseptic/Disinfectant is used for first aid, Medical and personal hygiene