HOCl or Hypochlorous acid is formed naturally within the body. Yes, it is effective because, in our body, the white blood cells produce HOCl, which helps to fight back against infections. Outside the body, it is produced by the electrolysis of salt and water. It does not contain alcohol.

Outside the body, it is produced by the electrolysis of salt and water (the ingredients).

It does not contain alcohol.

The all-natural compound is free from chemicals, non-toxic, and safe to use. It is nature’s germ killer. It is an effective disinfectant against microorganisms and is absolutely safe for the human body. Its ability to penetrate the unhealthy microorganisms and break their cell walls attributes to its efficacy.

HOCl protects the body from invading microorganisms by effectively penetrating their membranes and breaking down their cell walls to render them dead. It is a powerful oxidant acting lethally against such pathogens.


  • Bleach is sodium hypochlorite, whereas HOCl is Hypochlorous acid.
  • Bleach has a very high pH, whereas HOCl has neutral pH.
  • Bleach carries with it harmful impacts, whereas HOCl (produced artificially) is harmless and safe for use.

Despite such a wide array of uses, HOCl has not gained the deserved popularity yet. This can be chiefly attributed to three reasons – high price, complex manufacturing process, and very short shelf life.

Currently, there are very few market players that have dabbled with the idea of HOCl or stabilising it for domestic or commercial usage. Venus Remedies Limited has been able to generate HOCl through the Electrochemical Activation (ECA) technology that generates neutral pH and stable HOCl. Hence, the product now comes at affordable prices, has enhanced stability, and is conveniently produced.

Yes, HOCl is a recommended product by

  • World Health Organization (WHO)
  • U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (US EPA)
  • Centers for Disease Control & Prevention (CDC)
  • Defense Research & Development Organisation, India (DRDO)

Sterloc is an HOCl-based, non-flammable, non-toxic, and alcohol-free product effective as a powerful disinfectant. It is a multipurpose product that is 100% safe when in contact with the human body/skin.

The main ingredients in Sterloc are hypochlorous acid (HOCl) & Oxidized Water. HOCl is a substance found naturally in the human body and replicated by scientists by running an electrical charge through a combination of salt and water. This electro-chemical reaction reproduces hypochlorous acid within a solution known as a super oxidized solution. It is in the purest form directly from nature, without any additives and stabilizers, combined with proven science, and highly effective.

Efficacy and absolute harmlessness are what make Sterloc different from other similar products. Additionally, it is non-corrosive, unlike alcohol-based sanitizers and disinfectants that carry a high risk of corrosion, especially when used on metal surfaces. It is also non-sticky and has a hydrating effect on your skin (courtesy: oxidized water) that leaves your skin clearer and gentler.

No! Sterloc is actually very different from the bleach.

  • The main ingredient in Sterloc is hypochlorous acid (HOCl or HClO), which is different from sodium hypochlorite (NaOCl, also known as bleach).
  • Sterloc’s pH is in a neutral range that almost matches the pH of the dermal layer of humans. Bleach solution is of a very high pH, is not shelf-stable, and has to be used quickly to be an effective disinfectant.
  • Bleach can also have side effects, while Sterloc is devoid of any such complications.

Yes, Sterloc (HOCl) is effective against Coronavirus, and other deadly viruses, including Rhinovirus and Norovirus. The WHO has included HOCl in the Essential Medicines list for disinfection.

Action/Kill Time of Sterloc in E. Coli, P. aeruginosa, Staph aureus, and other harmful pathogens is less than 1 minute.

The Bacterial load is reduced by 99.99% after exposure to HOCl. The micro-organisms start reproducing again and the bacterial load increases. In case of surface disinfection, we can use it every 12 hours to maintain hygiene. The use time may vary depending on the expected exposure to microbes (for instance, we may require frequent disinfection in hospitals in comparison to homes).

Sterloc can be used on virtually any surface that needs to be disinfected. Sterloc works great on tables or countertops, floors, yoga or gym mats, desks, windows, walls, or other furniture (it is non-corrosive). It's free of harsh chemicals and fumes and won't even harm the skin.

To help with better classification, Sterloc can be used, is effective, and safe for use on/at:

  • Skin: can be used around pets and children as well
  • Public space: including gyms, restaurants, temples, offices, schools, toilets, etc.
  • Materials and furnishings: suitable for all kinds of furniture and materials, including glass, gym equipments, sterilizing dental equipments, etc.
  • Home appliances: Sterloc may be used to disinfect your kitchen & home appliances
  • Vehicles: Sterloc, due to its alcohol-free and non-flammable properties can be easily used for the disinfection of the inside of your vehicles
  • Agriculture: Sterloc can be used to disinfect the gardening tools & agricultural equipments. It is also safe to be used near food materials, or for hand disinfection before cooking/eating.

Yes. Unlike the toxic threat posed by any other cleaner or disinfectant (oftentimes loaded with industrial-grade chemicals), Sterloc is free of harmful chemicals and is gentle to use around people, plants, and pets.

With the use of Sterloc on your skin (specifically hands), you will see curative changes in your skin, as it becomes softer, smoother, and more moisturized. Hence, there is no harmful effect of Sterloc on your skin; rather, its usage keeps your skin hydrated. You may use it any number of times during the day.

Sterloc has a shelf life of 24 months if the bottle is not used/opened and 30 days after the opening of the bottle. Unlike other cleaners, disinfectants, and sanitizers, Sterloc products use zero preservatives or additives.

Sterloc is a non-flammable product. Its non-toxicity makes it safe to be stored or kept anywhere. Hence, there are no specific guidelines on its storage.

It is not advisable to dilute Sterloc, as it may affect and interfere with its effectiveness as a Disinfectant.

No, it is not advisable to pour Sterloc into any other bottle or container. They usually have remnants from their previous composition.

However, the Sterloc bottle can afterward be used for any other purpose.

Yes, Sterloc is an effective disinfectant that can be used for your hands and also for your kitchen, home, vehicle, office, garden & gardening tools, home appliances, materials & furnishing, etc. For this, it is essential to understand the difference between cleaning, sanitizing, and disinfecting (summarised below).

  • Cleaning removes germs, dirt, and impurities from surfaces or objects. Cleaning works by using soap (or detergent) and water to physically remove germs from surfaces. This process does not necessarily kill germs, but by removing them, it lowers their numbers and the risk of spreading infection.
  • Sanitization is a preventative measure that follows the cleaning. It reduces the number of pathogens and inhibits their growth on a surface. Please note that the sanitizers do not kill all the viruses. However, they lessen their numbers and can be used multiple times a day.
  • Disinfecting eliminates germs on surfaces or objects. Disinfecting works by using chemicals to kill germs on surfaces or objects. This process does not necessarily clean dirty surfaces or remove germs, but by eliminating germs on a surface after cleaning, it can further lower the risk of spreading infection.

You may buy Sterloc directly from our website or from Amazon or Flipkart.

Yes, you can also place bulk/wholesale orders with us.