History of Dettol

Dettol, a widely recognized antiseptic brand, has a rich history dating back to 1932. Developed by Reckitt Benckiser (then known as Reckitt & Sons), Dettol was initially introduced to the medical community for use in hospitals to clean and disinfect skin during surgical procedures. Its effectiveness in preventing infections quickly established Dettol as a trusted antiseptic, leading to its adoption in households for various hygiene purposes.

Over the decades, Dettol expanded its product range beyond the original antiseptic liquid to include soaps, hand sanitizers, disinfectant sprays, and cleaning wipes, making it a staple in both medical and household settings. The brand's growth was driven by its consistent messaging on hygiene and infection control, which resonated strongly during public health crises, including the COVID-19 pandemic. Dettol's long-standing reputation for reliability and safety has made it a global leader in personal and home hygiene, with a presence in over 120 countries. Through continuous innovation and commitment to health and safety, Dettol has maintained its position as a trusted brand for nearly a century.