Making 0.1% Chlorine Solution

Angie SzumlinskiHealth

2020 has been a year! The COVID-19 Pandemic has touched pretty much every aspect of life as we knew it and has changed it forever! Yes, we will return to a “new normal” but in a sense, we have lost our innocence. We have learned a hard lesson, there is risk with everything we do.

As we continue our journey, we have overcome shortages of toilet paper, hand sanitizer, beef, pantry staples, and most recently, disinfecting products. The good news is that the CDC has provided us with some new guidance on how to make our own disinfectant for surfaces! The process is relatively simple and only requires the following supplies:

  • Tablespoon
  • Graduated, 1-liter bottle or measuring cup
  • Bucket with a lid
  • Water
  • 5% liquid bleach OR 70% HTH OR 35% chlorine powder
  • Stick for stirring
  • Label

As with everything we do today, the instructions include warnings:

  • Do NOT mix chlorine solution with other cleaning products or chemicals
  • Do NOT put chlorine solution in mouth or eyes

The CDC states that this solution can be used to disinfect frequently touched surfaces and items and recommends that a new solution be made daily (discard previous days solution). Curious? Click the link here and follow the “how-to” instructions! Stay well, stay safe, and stay tuned!