What is Vital Oxide®?

Vital Oxide is a hospital-grade disinfectant authorized by  Health Canada (DIN #2422654) and EPA for use against all strains of SARS-CoV-2, the coronavirus that causes COVID-19. It is also a mold & mildew killer, allergen eliminator, odour eliminator,  NSF registered food contact surface sanitizer (no rinsing required), soft surface sanitizer, and can be used for HVAC systems and air ducts.

With the safest SDS safety rating, Vital Oxide can be used straight from the bottle and be handled with no PPE needed. It is colourless, 100% biodegradable, non-corrosive, and non-irritating to the skin. The formula contains a unique form of stabilized chlorine dioxide with no VOCs that is effective at killing 99.999% of bacteria and viruses, including COVID19, Influenza, Norovirus, H1N1, MRSA, E. coli, Salmonella, Listeria, Legionella and more.

Vital Oxide Products

Sanitization By Design is an authorized Vital Oxide Canada distributor. Based in Markham, we have been providing a wide range of Vital Oxide products for a wide range of businesses and community organizations across Ontario.

Disinfectant Solutions

Refillable Wipes Bucket

Mist Spray

1 Product, 7 Solutions

Registered Hospital Disinfectant Cleaner

Proven to kill 99.999% of a wide range of viruses and bacteria including the novel coronavirus and does not contain volatile organic compounds (VOCs).

Mold & Mildew Killer

Kills and prevents spores with up to 7 months of residual effects. Safe on a wide range of surfaces from marble to carpeting and beyond.

HVAC & Air Ducts Sanitizer

Used in HVAC and air ducts for antimicrobial control to eliminate bacteria, mold, mildew, and other fungi and ensure air quaility.

NSF Registered Food Contact Surface Sanitizer

Certified by NSF as no rinse required food contact sanitizer to kill 99.999% of food-related bacteria in less than 60 seconds including E.coli, Salmonella, and Listeria

Allergen Eliminator

Proven effective on a whole host of animal allergens including pet dander, dust mite, and cockroach allergens. Can be used directly on pet bedding & sleeping areas.

Odour Eliminator

Eliminates strong odours caused by cannabis, smoke, trash, septic systems, stale cooking and more. Vital Oxide contains no masking agents or fragrances and is highly effective at neutralizing urine and fecal odours.

Soft Surface Sanitizer

Safe for use on fabrics and soft surfaces such as furniture upholstery, curtains, carpet, bedding, and auto interiors to eliminate odours and odour causing bacteria at the source.

Dilution Ratios

Full Strength

Comes ready to use as a full-strength EPA & Health Canada hospital-grade disinfectant for non-porous surfaces. Full strength is recommended for first-time use on surfaces. Full-strength should also be used in environments with high rates of bacteria, mold, and mildew and in high-traffic areas and high-touch points

5:1 Carpet & Rug Sanitizer

Mix 5-parts water to 1-part Vital Oxide to sanitize and deodorize carpets and rugs

9:1 Food Contact Surface & Daily Sanitizer

Mix 9-parts water and 1-part Vital Oxide to sanitize food contact surfaces (let stand 1 mins) or for daily sanitization (let stand 5 mins for non-food-contact, non porous surfaces)

Hard on Germs, Soft on You


It has been determined by the EPA and Health Canada (DIN #02422654) that Vital Oxide is effective against SARS-CoV-2 as well as against other strains of coronavirus.

Yes! Vital Oxide is one of the safest disinfectant solutions available on the market today while remaining one of the most powerful! It does not cause skin irritation, and will not cause skin to become sensitive to chemicals. In fact, it is not necessary to use personal protective equipment when handling it. If inhaled, it will not cause irritation to respiratory tissues. It is non-toxic if ingested. The EPA has given it the lowest toxicity rating (level IV). If the product is spilled, no special instructions for clean-up are required. Direct exposure to eyes may cause mild discomfort or eye irritation. It should be kept away from strong acids.

See the complete the Safety Data Sheet

Vital Oxide has been proven to be effective against 99.999% of bacteria and viruses. See the complete kill list.

Surfaces that will contact clothing (e.g. chairs, seats, benches, etc) should be cleaned or rinsed with clean water between uses to prevent residue buildup that can occasionally alter the colour of clothing. Food contact surfaces do not need to be rinsed between uses, even when Vital Oxide is used at full strength.

Vital Oxide can be applied in several ways, depending on the surface type and surface area to be treated! It can be directly poured onto a cloth and wiped on surfaces, or it can be added to a spray bottle and sprayed on surfaces. For bigger jobs, it can be applied by a fogger/sprayer. For maximum efficiency and effectiveness, we recommend applying it with Victory electrostatic sprayers, Sanique electrostatic sprayers, and ULV foggers.

The disinfectant has a long shelf life, remaining completely effective for over one year after opening.

Vital Oxide kills microbes by chemically altering certain amino acids that contain sulfur. The amino acids are important building blocks in the proteins that help to form cell walls. When these proteins are destroyed, the cell wall ruptures and the organism dies. 

In the chemical reaction, Vital Oxide takes an electron from the amino acid and coverts back to a chlorite ion. The amino acid gives up an electron, which causes oxidation and ends up killing the organism.

Store in original closed container in a cool, dry place away from heat and open flame. Do not allow product to become overheated in storage. Avoid prolonged storage temperature above 40°C or 90°F. This may cause increased degradation of the product, which will decrease product effectiveness.

Yes. Vital Oxide is an excellent disinfectant to use around the house. Some of the best places to use it at home are the musty basement, bathrooms where mildew has accumulated (or on surfaces to protect against mold and mildew), and the kitchen to keep food-contact surfaces clean. The disinfectant has also been tested on carpets and can be used around the house to sanitize carpets and upholstery.

Foggers Compatible with Vital Oxide

Models: Handheld | Backpack

Models: S-1 | S-1 MKII | S-3i

Models: Matrix | Max| Power | Junior | Onix

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