Dettol first started in hospitals 80 years ago. It was used for the cleaning and disinfection of skin during surgical procedures. Dettol was also used to protect mothers from illness after childbirth. Reliability and effectiveness are the values that Dettol promise its customers. Ever since mothers all around the world have trusted Dettol to aid them in protecting their families from germs. The Dettol liquid can be used to cleanse wounds, stings, and to maintain overall hygiene.