Use Of Safe Ingredients To Make Disinfectants

I went to the chemical shop to buy alcohol, then I asked how to make a disinfectant, he said just use alcohol and water with a dose of 1: 1 and then add a little antiseptic detol. Is the question safe?

1 Answer:

Hello Oji, thank you for asking at

For the disinfection process of a room or surface of an object, it is basically recommended to use standard disinfection fluids that have been specially made and migrated.

However, due to the fact that disinfection fluids are now very limited, you can indeed try to use substitutes that contain ingredients that meet WHO standards that can help kill viruses and bacteria such as those containing:

Sodium hypochlorite (bleach)
Hydrogen peroxide
Paracetic acid

To make it easy, there are several ways of making disinfectant liquid itself recommended by WHO and also the CDC such as:

Dilution of sodium hypochlorite measuring 5.25% -6.15% with water in a ratio of 1: 100 or equivalent to diluting 5 tablespoons (1/3 cup) sodium hypochlorite with 3.8 liters of water
Alcohol 70% without dilution with water or other liquid
Carbol with a dose of 10 bottle caps in 1 liter of water
Liquid floor cleaner with a dose of 1 bottle cap for 5 liters of water

The method of manufacture that you are asking for is not included in the WHO standards or the CDC in making disinfectants themselves, so it is not recommended for you to do it because it is not effective in killing bacteria or viruses.

Also keep in mind that there are a number of things that must also be considered in the manufacture of disinfectants themselves in addition to the type / strength of the materials used, such as:

The dose used is appropriate
The product used has not expired
Not mixed with other ingredients that are not in the recommendations
Following the procedure each object will be cleaned with disinfectant liquid as in the following recommendations

Do not spray disinfection on the body because it can cause dangerous side effects

I hope this helps.

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