Dettol is a multi-purpose disinfectant also antiseptic that is mostly use in our home,medicals,industries etc for different purposes. Dettol can be use for bathing,washing,cleaning kitchen utensil,cleaning of wound and many more.The main function of Dettol is to kill or inhabit the growth of harmful bacteria and also provides protection against germs that cause infection and illness
CHEMICALS USE IN DETTOL
1.Texapon: It is a detergent that forms micelles which allows non polar substance like oil to be dissolved in water.it is a forming agent!
2.Phenol: It is a aromatic compound classified as an alcohol and it is colorless and has sweet smell. Phenol is used in low concentration as a disinfectant in household Dettol and also in mouthwash.
3.Chloroxylenol: This is one of the major chemical in the production of DETTOl.it is the antibacterial that kills germs and reduce inflammation.
You have to be careful when using this chemicals as it can cause swollen face,skin peeling,skin irritation and many other unwanted health hazard.Please,you are advised to seek medical attention if you facing any problems.
4.I.P.A(Isopropyl Alcohol): Here is another important chemical in Dettol production.I.P.A is a colorless,flammable chemical compound with strong smell,it contain antiseptic effects which gives Dettol the ability to kill bacteria and fungi especially when used for wound cleansing.
5.Pine Oil: It is an antiseptic and disinfectant substance with a pleasant smell.Pie oil helps you to get a cloudy liquid when diluted in water(cloudy liquid is what you get when you use a drop of dettol in water).
6.Dettol Colorant: This is the color that gives you that brownish color.it should be added as desired!
7.Water: You will need water,it is used as a solvent.
MEASUREMENTS OF CHEMICALS NEEDED FOR 5 LITERS OF DETTOL
If you want to produce 10 liters double the measurement.
STEPS FOR PRODUCING DETTOLS
Step 1: Pour the Texapon into an empty bowl
Step 2: Add the Pine oil and stir properly
Step 3: Add Phenol and stir properly
Step 4: Add Chloroxylenol and stir properly
Step 5: Pour the right amount of water and stir it very well
Step 6: Add I.P.A and stir very well
Step 7: Dissolve the color in water and mix it properly before adding to content
NOTE: Color should be the last ingredient to be added
INSTRUCTION ON HOW TO USE DETTOL
# Dettol is for external use only Do not use in eye over large ares of body.
#Do not use undiluted product
#Clean the affected area
#Dilutes small quantity in water
#Apply to affected area
Dettol can be very harmful product,it could cause lethal toxicity and it is poisonous when internally inhale; always read the instructions before using it. Dettol is also toxicity to many animals especially cats as a result of phenol content.