Dettol Antiseptic Disinfectant Liquid - 250ml

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What is Dettol antiseptic liquid?

Dettol antiseptic liquid is a concentrated antiseptic that can be used for first aid and personal hygiene. It helps to kill germs, preventing infection in minor wounds like cuts and grazes. It can also be used for dandruff or to treat spots and pimples, ideal for keeping infection at bay in vulnerable areas of skin.


What can I use Dettol for?

Dettol can be used to kill bacteria and protect you and your family from infection and illnesses. Some of the most popular reasons why people use Dettol antiseptic liquid include:

  • To clean minor wounds, e.g. cuts, grazes
  • For insect bites or stings
  • For dandruff
  • For spots and pimples
  • For personal hygiene or douching


How to use this product for first aid

Before using this product, dilute the Dettol liquid in water, using the following ratios:

  • To clean wounds dilute 12.5ml (2.5 teaspoons) in 250ml (half a pint) of water
  • For dandruff dilute 15ml (1 tablespoon) in 500ml (1 pint) of water
  • For spots and pimple dilute 15ml (1 tablespoon) in 250ml (half a pint) of water
  • For personal hygiene or douching dilute 10ml (2 teaspoons) in 1 litre (2 pints) of water. Only use for this purpose if told to do so by your doctor.


When should this product not be used?

Dettol antiseptic liquid should not be used undiluted. Do not use this product if you are allergic to chloroxylenol or any of the other listed ingredients. For external use only, avoid contact with eyes and other sensitive areas. Do not swallow this product. Do not use on eczema or any similar skin conditions. Do not use this product around cats. If you experience any irritation while using this product, stop use. If irritation persists, speak to your doctor or pharmacist right away.


How to store this product

Store in a cool, dry place. Do not use this product if the expiry date printed on the original packaging has passed. Keep out of sight and reach of children.

Active Ingredients

  • Chloroxylenol
  • Pine Oil


  • Dettol Liquid contains Chloroxylenol 4.8% w/v as the active substance and Pine Oil, Isopropyl Alcohol and Caustic Soda Solution

    Also contains Castor Oil which may cause skin reactions

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