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Dettol makes it cleaner and better!
Dettol Antiseptic Disinfectant
Member Name: Jojoborne
Dettol Antiseptic Disinfectant
Advantages: Great as a cleaning fluid and to aid cuts and grazes
Disadvantages: Smell can be a little overpowering
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.
Summary: A great versatile product with a trusting history