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PNU chemist teaches how to make homemade disinfectant amid COVID-19 outbreak

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PNU Chemist Janir Datukan with UKG hosts Winnie Cordero and Ariella Arida. Screengrab from Umagang Kay Ganda.

Philippine Normal University (PNU) chemist Janir Datukan went on television to teach Filipinos how to make homemade disinfectants amid the coronavirus disease or COVID-19 outbreak.

Addressing the shortage of disinfectants on store shelves, the PNU chemist on the March 11, 2020, episode of ABS-CBN’s Umagang Kay Ganda, showed how homemade disinfectants can be made out of ordinary household items.

Most of the ingredients that Datukan used can be found in the kitchen such as the following:

  • Lemon or calamansi
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • Any kind of vinegar
  • 4 cups of hot Water
  • Hydrogen Peroxide or Agua Oxinada
  • Essential Oil
  • Spray bottle with half water

Ingredients for disinfectant on clothes:

• Spray bottle
• Water
• Vinegar
• 5 drops essential oils


  1. Put equal amounts of vinegar in a spray bottle with half water and put a few drops of essential oil to get rid of the strong smell of vinegar. Water-soluble essential oil is much better.
  2. Then shake the bottle and spray it on the surface.

Ingredients for disinfectant on tiles:

• 4 cups of hot water
• 1/2 cup of vinegar
• 1 tbsp baking soda
• 1 slice lemon

Mix 4 cups of hot water, half cup of vinegar, 1 teaspoon of baking soda and lemon or calamansi in a bowl.

Transfer it to the spray bottle.

“Pwede mo siyang i-spray sa mga surfaces. Mas maganda ito sa surface ng mga halimbawa kitchen table. Iyong sodium bicarbonate nalilinis niya iyong mga surface natatanggal niya talaga iyong mga grease at iba pang dumi sa surface na iyon” he said.

Hydrogen Peroxide should not be mixed with the other ingredients above.

If you want to clean the surface with Hydrogen Peroxide or Agua Oxinada:

Spray Hydrogen Peroxide first and leave it for 5-10 minutes before wiping it and spray vinegar after. Hydrogen Peroxide kills germs.

“Ito naman ay medyo mas matapang ito, so meron tayong Hydrogen Peroxide. Isspray mo ito sa surface. Pero hindi pwedeng isabay kasi gagamitan mo din ito ng vinegar so dapat magkahiwalay. Hindi ito pwedeng pagsamahin kasi nagrereact silang dalawa baka mahilo ka sa amoy” Datukan said.

“As much as possible isolate the area for 5-10 minutes,” he added.

Check out the video instruction here.

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