I started researching for a disinfectant spray to exterminate germs and bacteria and I was very tempted to get this Dettol disinfectant spray (RM22.90 for 450ml). The cheapest version I could find was on Lazada but it cost RM18.90 and there was additional RM5 shipping fee so I thought I'd hold back on this purchase for now.
Being a cheapskate I dug further and found an Astonish disinfectant on Lazada selling for RM24.55 for 750ml! Seems like a good deal right? But after I bought it the seller decreased the price to RM22.88. I hate it when they do that! It's so disappointing especially because I bought it at a higher price.
Anyway I think it's definitely easier than buying Isopropyl alcohol concentrates which I have to dilute before use...so troublesome and I don't want my skin to be affected whilst handling the chemical (it is very drying for skin). I wasn't familiar with the Astonish brand because it isn't widely distributed in Malaysia, but boyfriend knew it for its car cleaning products so I decided to give it a go. FYI the brand Astonish is from the UK and has been around for 40 years.
Here's how it looks like. Btw do note that this disinfectant is being rebranded to Germ Clear Disinfectant on the official Astonish website.
I tried it out immediately after I got it. The disinfectant can be used for cleaning sinks, toilet bowls and hard surfaces. Instructions say to avoid soft surfaces, perspex, food stuff and baby bottles. So far I have used it on my kitchen sink, bathroom sink, toilet seat cover, rubbish bin and all door knobs. The spray head is not the mist type, rather it is focused spray so I had to wipe down the surface after spraying to spread it, but I left it on for around 5 minutes before wiping as recommended. The liquid is in green colour so you'll have to wipe it off anyway or it's just gonna look gross on light surfaces.
Whilst I have no way to measure how many germs I have killed (therefore I shall trust the label which says that it eliminates bugs, E. Coli, salmonella, etc., the strong smell reminiscent of bleach after use has convinced me that it had done its job. The light pine scent is overpowered by the chlorine like smell, but thankfully it is not as strong as Clorox (bleach) and dissipates rather quickly. No complaints on the smell, rather it gives me confidence in its effectiveness hahaha!
I have a good feeling that this 750ml will last me a year. Overall I am quite satisfied with this purchase. It eases my OCD related concerns and gives me a peace of mind. I am still on the lookout for a milder disinfectant to use on my sofa, bedding, and soft surfaces. I probably will cave and get that Dettol disinfectant for that purpose.