Active Ingredients of Lysol

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Lysol or Lizol (India) joins ranks with Clorox, Oust, Tilex, Mr. Clean, Pine-Sol, Domestos, and Cif as popular cleaning and disinfecting products in America. There isn’t a shred of doubt about Lysol’s efficiency. Lysol is even listed and approved as a disinfectant because it can kill the SARS-CoV-2 (coronavirus).

You probably have one of the Lysol products, be it the Lysol Disinfectant Spray, Powder Toilet Bowl Cleaner, Disinfecting Wipes, Laundry Sanitizer, SMART Multi-Purpose Cleaner, or Lysol All-Purpose Cleaner. All these are undoubtedly excellent and very effective products.

Today we will be discussing the active ingredients of Lysol if you need to know them. You can do your research if safety is your concern as we intend to separately tackle the issue of safety to you, dogs and cats.

Lysol active ingredients
Lysol active ingredients

Lysol active ingredients

Let us begin by looking at the various ingredients in Lysol products before looking at the active ingredients and safety. Afterward, we will discuss toxicity.

Product CategoryCommentsActive ingredients
LYSOL® All-purpose cleaners – triggersAll productsAlkyl (67% C12, 25% C14, 7% C16, 1% C8-C10-C18) dimethyl benzyl ammonium chloride and Alkyl (50% C14, 40% C12, 10% C16) dimethyl benzyl ammonium chloride.
LYSOL® Bathroom cleanersDepends on choice● Citric acid

● Sodium hypochlorite

● Octyl Decyl Dimethyl Ammonium Chloride, Didecyl Dimethyl Ammonium Chloride, and Dioctyl Dimethyl Ammonium Chloride
LYSOL® Disinfectant liquidAll productso-Benzyl-p-chorophenol
LYSOL® Disinfectant sprayAll productsAlkyl (50% C14, 40% C12, 10% C16) dimethyl benzyl ammonium saccharinate and ethanol
LYSOL® Disinfectant spray – Neutra Air 2-in-1Either● Alkyl (50% C14, 40% C12, 10% C16) dimethyl benzyl ammonium saccharinate and ethanol

● Ethanol
LYSOL® Disinfectant wipesIt depends on your choiceAlkyl (50% C14, 40% C12, 10% C16) dimethyl benzyl ammonium chloride Citric acid
LYSOL® Hand sanitizersAllEthyl Alcohol
LYSOL® Kitchen cleanersAllAlkyl (67% C12, 25% C14, 7% C16, 1% C8-C10-C18) dimethyl benzyl ammonium chloride and Alkyl (50% C14, 40% C12, 10% C16) dimethyl benzyl ammonium chloride
LYSOL® Laundry detergents None
LYSOL® Laundry disinfectantAllOctyl Decyl Dimethyl Ammonium Chloride, Didecyl Dimethyl Ammonium Chloride, and Dioctyl Dimethyl Ammonium Chloride
LYSOL® Laundry sanitizerAllAlkyl (50% C14, 40% C12, 10% C16) dimethyl benzyl ammonium chloride, Octyl Decyl Dimethyl Ammonium Chloride, Didecyl Dimethyl Ammonium Chloride, and Dioctyl Dimethyl Ammonium Chloride  
LYSOL® multi-purpose cleanersDepends on product● Sodium hypochlorite

● Citric acid

● Hydrogen Peroxide

● Hydrogen Peroxide and citric acid

● Alkyl (50% C14, 40% C12, 10% C16) dimethyl benzyl ammonium chloride, Octyl Decyl Dimethyl Ammonium Chloride, Didecyl Dimethyl Ammonium Chloride, and Dioctyl Dimethyl Ammonium Chloride  
LYSOL® multi-surface surface cleanersAllTriethylene Glycol and Alkyl (50% C14, 40% C12, 10% C16) dimethyl benzyl ammonium saccharinate  
LYSOL® Neutra air air sanitizerAllAlkyl (50% C14, 40% C12, 10% C16) dimethyl benzyl ammonium chloride
LYSOL® Neutra air Automatic sanitizerAllNone
LYSOL® Pet solutionEither●Hydrogen Peroxide

● Ethanol and Alkyl (50% C14, 40% C12, 10% C16) dimethyl benzyl ammonium saccharinate  
ProfessionalDepends on product● Sodium Hypochlorite

● Alkyl (50% C14, 40% C12, 10% C16) dimethyl benzyl ammonium chloride and Didecyl Dimethyl Ammonium Chloride
 
● Citric Acid

● Alkyl (50% C14, 40% C12, 10% C16) dimethyl benzyl ammonium chloride, Octyl Decyl Dimethyl Ammonium Chloride, Didecyl Dimethyl Ammonium Chloride, and Dioctyl Dimethyl Ammonium Chloride

● Octyl Decyl Dimethyl Ammonium Chloride, Didecyl Dimethyl Ammonium Chloride, and Dioctyl Dimethyl Ammonium Chloride

● Ethanol 

● Alkyl (50% C14, 40% C12, 10% C16) dimethyl benzyl ammonium saccharinateHydrochloric Acid   
LYSOL® Toilet bowl cleanersIt depends 3.on the product●None

● Hydrochloric Acid

● Hydrogen peroxide

● Bromochloro-5,5-dimethylhydantoin, Dichlorodimethyl Hydantoin, and 1,3-Dichloro-5-ethyl-5-methylhydantoin

● Alkyl (50% C14, 40% C12, 10% C16) dimethyl benzyl ammonium chloride, Octyl Decyl Dimethyl Ammonium Chloride, Didecyl Dimethyl Ammonium Chloride, and Dioctyl Dimethyl Ammonium Chloride
LYSOL® IC™ Disinfectant LiquidAllDidecyl Dimethyl Ammonium Chloride and Alkyl (50% C14, 40% C12, 10% C16) dimethyl benzyl ammonium chloride 
LYSOL® IC™ disinfectant sprayEither● Didecyl Dimethyl Ammonium Chloride, Octyl Decyl Dimethyl Ammonium Chloride, and Dioctyl Dimethyl Ammonium Chloride

● Alkyl (50% C14, 40% C12, 10% C16) dimethyl benzyl ammonium chloride and ethanol

Note: Each bullet represents an individual or a set of active ingredients found in a Lysol product whenever the category group has more than one set of active ingredients.

Lysol active ingredients summary

To give you a summary, we are going to list all the Lysol active ingredients without repeating as we have done above. Remember, these ingredients may be alone or in combination with others.

Here are the active ingredients in all Lysol products:

  • Alkyl (67% C12, 25% C14, 7% C16, 1% C8-C10-C18) dimethyl benzyl ammonium chloride
  • Alkyl (50% C14, 40% C12, 10% C16) dimethyl benzyl ammonium chloride
  • Citric acid
  • Sodium hypochlorite
  • Octyl Decyl Dimethyl Ammonium Chloride
  • Didecyl Dimethyl Ammonium Chloride
  • Dioctyl Dimethyl Ammonium Chloride
  • o-Benzyl-p-chorophenol
  • Ethyl Alcohol
  • Hydrogen Peroxide
  • Triethylene Glycol
  • Bromochloro-5,5-dimethylhydantoin
  • Dichlorodimethyl Hydantoin
  • 1,3-Dichloro-5-ethyl-5-methylhydantoin

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