Why Choose Hypochlorous Acid for Your Disinfectant Today
Aug 30,2023 | WODE Disinfectants
Disinfectants are things that you do not think about until you really need them. With the recent Covid-19 pandemic and its constant outbreaks, disinfectants have become more important and crucial in our everyday life. However, not every disinfectant is comfortable to use, especially when applied to the skin. Alcohol-based disinfectants often dry out the skin, and it can be irritating for those with sensitive skin conditions like eczema. Furthermore, they can be toxic when ingested, or in contact with one’s eyes.
On the other hand, hypochlorous acid changed the game for disinfectants. Hypochlorous acid (HOCl) is a weak acid naturally produced by our white blood cells as a form of protection against pathogens like bacteria and viruses. What differentiates hypochlorous acid from other products on the market is that it remains non-toxic while still retaining a broad range of applications as a disinfectant. In fact, hypochlorous acid have a much broader applications compared to common disinfectants in the market.
Let us examine how hypochlorous acid is a better choice for disinfectants!
Hypochlorous acid, as mentioned previously, is naturally produced by our white blood cells to protect us against pathogens in our body. Outside of the body, hypochlorous acid is usually made through the electrolysis of iodised salt and reverse osmosis pure water. This means that hypochlorous acid can be seen as a “natural” disinfectant and a disinfectant made of non-toxic ingredients.
Hypochlorous acid is non-toxic to our body, as it is already an existing substance in our body. It is safe to use around the eyes, nose, and mouth—it is also safe even when one accidentally ingests it! Hypochlorous acid has been studied extensively in many applications, such as mouthwash, eyelid care products and even facial care products. Despite its non-toxicity, hypochlorous acid remains highly effective against viruses and bacteria. It is even effective against Covid-19 and HFMD!
Table showing the efficacy of WODE Hypochlorous Acid against the varying bacteria and viruses.
Because hypochlorous acid is a “natural” disinfectant, it is non-irritant and gentle for the skin. This means that it can be used for sensitive skin conditions, such as eczema.
Aside from its disinfectant properties, hypochlorous acid can also be used as an antiseptic to help prevent wounds from getting infected. Many medical studies have researched into how hypochlorous acid can be used to help heal wounds, such as diabetes ulcers, burn wounds, etc. Compared to other antiseptics in the market, hypochlorous acid does not cause cell damage, which meant that hypochlorous acid also helps to promote healing (this also means less scarring over time).
Results from using hypochlorous acid on burn wounds. Source: Roos, H., Kana, B., & Naude, L. (2021). The Use of Hypochlorous Acid in an Infected Burn Wound–A Case Study. Wound Healing Southern Africa, 14(1), 21-24. https://journals.co.za/doi/10.10520/ejc-mp_whsa_v14_n1_a5
Despite the great properties that hypochlorous acid has, hypochlorous acid did not get the wide-scale commercialization until recent years because of its relatively short shelf life (which ranges from 48-72 hours). Recent technological advancements, however, were able to extend this shelf life to a year.
This is why WODE is the best hypochlorous acid disinfectant in the market!
WODE’s hypochlorous acid disinfectants have a shelf life that is twice as long, extending to two years! Our disinfectants are also more than a disinfectant—they function as a disinfectant, antiseptic, and mouthwash! We tested our antiseptic disinfectant to be mineral-water grade by TUV, which means it is safe even if one ingests it accidentally.
Diagram of WODE’s Manufacturing Process of Hypochlorous Acid
WODE also has a wide range of hypochlorous acid disinfectants for differing needs. We produce different disinfectant series for different needs—we have disinfectants designed for newborns, young children, adults and even pets. We also have a disinfectant humidifier that produces hypochlorous acid mist to disinfect the surrounding air in one’s environment. Check out our collections and find a disinfectant for you!