Amidst COVID-19 Outbreak: PNU chemist teaches how to make homemade disinfectant

Amidst COVID-19 Outbreak: PNU chemist teaches how to make homemade disinfectant




The novel coronavirus 2019 (COVID-19) the spreading of which has caused the World Health Organization to declare it as a pandemic.

In the country the numbers continue to rise and the declaration of the DOH initiated Code Red-sub level 2 has resulted to panic buying tht has resulted to the unavailability of masks, alcohol, and toilet papers.


A few days back, in the show Umagang Kay Ganda of ABS-CBN has a chemist from the Philippine National University (PNU) Janir Datukan for a guest and he shared in television how to make a homemade disinfectants amid the COVID-19 outbreak.

Chemist Janir Datukan with UKG hosts Winnie Cordero and Ariella Arida.
(photo credit to GNP)


The show wants to addressed the shortage of disinfectants on store shelves, he showed how to manufacture homemade disinfectants can be made out of ordinary household items.

Most of the ingredients that Datukan used can be found in the kitchen such as the following:

·        Lemon or calamansi
·        1 teaspoon baking soda
·        Any kind of vinegar
·        4 cups of hot Water
·        Hydrogen Peroxide or Agua Oxinada
·        Essential Oil
·        Spray bottle with half water
Ingredients for disinfectant on clothes:
• Spray bottle
• Water
• Vinegar
• 5 drops essential oils
Procedure:

1.   Put equal amounts of vinegar in a spray bottle with half water and put a few drops of essential oil to get rid of the strong smell of vinegar. Water-soluble essential oil is much better.
2.   Then shake the bottle and spray it on the surface.
Ingredients for disinfectant on tiles:
• 4 cups of hot water
• 1/2 cup of vinegar
• 1 tbsp baking soda
• 1 slice lemon
Mix 4 cups of hot water, half cup of vinegar, 1 teaspoon of baking soda and lemon or calamansi in a bowl.
Transfer it to the spray bottle.

“Pwede mo siyang i-spray sa mga surfaces. Mas maganda ito sa surface ng mga halimbawa kitchen table. Iyong sodium bicarbonate nalilinis niya iyong mga surface natatanggal niya talaga iyong mga grease at iba pang dumi sa surface na iyon” he said.
It is important to note that,Hydrogen Peroxide should not be mixed with the other ingredients above.
If you want to clean the surface with Hydrogen Peroxide or Agua Oxinada:
Spray Hydrogen Peroxide first and leave it for 5-10 minutes before wiping it and spray vinegar after. Hydrogen Peroxide kills germs.

“Ito naman ay medyo mas matapang ito, so meron tayong Hydrogen Peroxide. Isspray mo ito sa surface. Pero hindi pwedeng isabay kasi gagamitan mo din ito ng vinegar so dapat magkahiwalay. Hindi ito pwedeng pagsamahin kasi nagrereact silang dalawa baka mahilo ka sa amoy” Datukan said.
“As much as possible isolate the area for 5-10 minutes,” he added.

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