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Is Dettol made with bleach?

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Popular brand names:

  • Cif
  • Clorox
  • Dettol

Generic name: Bleach-free disinfectant.

Active ingredient: Chloroxylenol.

Can you make it? No.


No, big brands above use animal testing.


Big brands use animal testing.

Ethical concerns?

Harmful to some life forms, including cats.

Health concerns?

None if used moderately, but if you ingest it in any amount or breathe in many fumes it is toxic.

Alternative brands:

  • Auro (eco-conscious)
  • Ecover (eco-conscious)
  • Ecozone (eco-conscious)
  • HG
  • Problem Solved (eco-conscious)
  • Selden

Are there store brands?

Yes, many.

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