Jul 012013

In the playlist above you can watch a variety of methods of how to extract Chlorine Dioxide Gas from an activated MMS and infuse it in water, effectively creating 'Chlorine Dioxide Solution' Or CDS in short.

In the first video Jim Humble demonstrates how to make a daily dose in the most easy and simple way. The second video features Andreas Kalcker demonstration it is a bit more scientifically lead and although you may end up using another method I highly recommend  watching it if you wish to find out more details of how it works. The 3rd video demonstrate another method using Aquarium Air Pumps to move the  Chlorine Dioxide Gas from the activated MMS bottle into a set of water bottles. In the 4th and 5th videos Jim Humble shows how to make high strength CDS that can be stored and be used over time. A 101 of how to make it, how to test it and more.

Watching the videos is important for all the valuable details in them, but at the end I tend to make notes to have by my side when I actually do it. I share here what I learned from the videos and my own experiences of making CDS.

To Make Chlorine Dioxide solution (CDS) you will need to have:

  • Glass baby bottle with few extra nipples (made from silicon rubber)
  • Polyethylene Tube or white silicon  tubing 1/4" outside diameter (OD) and  3/16" inside diameter (ID)
  • Large Syringe 60cc, Small Syringe 1 cc
  • LaMotte Insta-Test ANALYTIC High Range Chlorine Dioxide test strips (Code 3002)
  • An Amber glass bottle with a phenolic lid/cap, or any glass bottle with a tight lid
  • Amber Glass Bottle with Glass Dropper Top 50ml- 100ml is great size to carry around with you anywhere.
  • Cling film/ Plastic wrap
  • Distilled water
  • MMS (28% sodium chlorite solution)
  • Citric Acid (50% solution)
  • Pot with tap water

 Where can you get all this stuff

The products below are from Amazon.com if you are located in the USA simply click on each product to get to it. Click here If you are located in UK, or EU.

Preparing the baby bottle nipple with inserted tubes 


In my experience it is important to get every thing you need ready and lined up before you start. Once you start the process you will need to be quick and precise, so having everything you need in place can make all the difference.

As you may have seen in the video above you will need to insert 2 tubes into the baby bottle nipple. The first thing you will need to do is cut 2 pieces of tubing. The length of each will depend on your setup. One tube will be used to go from the baby bottle with the activated MMS to another bottle filled with water. And the second tube will be used to blow air into the baby bottle. You may want to think where you are going to do it and cut the tubes to fit your set up.

Tip: Cutting the tip of the tube diagonally will help inserting the tubes into the  silicon nipple.Cutting-Tubes

Baby bottle nipples are not all the same, some may already have 2 holes, some may have only one, or none. When you get yours, inspect it well before making any extra holes you may not need to do that at all. Many baby bottle nipples now a days come with 2 holes one at the top and one closer to the base. Perfect for what we need. If you do need to make a hole you can follow Jim's method as demonstrated in the video above or simply pierce a hole using a large needle or sharp knife.

Tip: The holes need to be smaller then the diameter of the tube so they fit snugly and no air can escape.

GlassJarNote: Using a glass baby bottle is not a must. It is quite possible that in some parts of the world, it may be hard to find.  Using glass is still preferable to using plastic (in my view). I have also tried using a glass jar with plastic lid (used small coffee jar will do). You can easily make 2 hole in the plastic lid using a nail with similar diameter to the tube. Heat the nail over the stove and when hot, push the nail through the plastic lid to form 2 holes. You will need to use some sort of pliers or tweezers to hold the hot nail. If air can escape, the gap can be blocked with tape, cling film, melted candle wax or any glue or resin.

 Tip: The size of the container used for activating the MMS does make a difference. I find 3 to 5 oz bottles/jars works best.

 What kind of bottle is best to use for the distilled water?

In the videos above different bottles are being used, some of which are made from plastic and while some plastics may be safe, many kinds are not. For that reason I personally prefer using glass bottles. But whatever you end up using the most important thing is to have a good lid/cap so that no gas escapes once you store it. I use an Amber glass bottle with a phenolic lid/cap (see picture above) and store it in the fridge. 

Amounts Measurements and the Strength of CDS

I have shown many people in person how to make CDS and in my experience this is the most confusing part by far, especially if one is not scientifically minded. Questions range from how much MMS one need to activate? What strength of CDC one need to make? What strength of CDC one can use? what is a daily dose? and on and on....

I hope I can help make things clearer, easier and provide a good reference point here.

The strength of CDS is measured by parts per million (PPM) and to measure how many parts per million the Chlorine Dioxide solution contains, a Chlorine Dioxide testing strips that measure 0-500 ppm can be used. (LaMotte Insta-Test ANALYTIC High Range Chlorine Dioxide test strips (Code 3002)) If you are in the USA you can get it from Amazon.com see link above, or see links at the bottom for company website and EU Distributors.


1 flouid ounce (oz)=28.41 ml
1/2 oz = 14.20 ml
1/4 oz = 7.10 ml

Making high strength CDS Chlorine Dioxide Solution

CDS can be safely stored in the fridge and keep it's potency or strength for a long time, providing it is stored it in a bottle with a good sealing cap. Preparing high strength CDS to be stored and used over time, is my preferred method. If you have a busy life, this is the most efficient, time saving method one can employ.

Below are some guidelines of what to expect in terms of quantities (of MMS /Citric Acid) and the strength of the CDS one can expect to get. However the result each of us will get in reality, could vary greatly and will depend on few variables, generally and most probably will depend to how much of the Chlorine Dioxide Gas was lost or escaped during the process of making it. The guidelines of what to expect are just that - Guidelines, to find out the true strength of the mixture you made,  you will need to use the testing strips mentioned above.

1000ppm CDS

Activate 1/4 of an ounce of MMS with 1/4 ounce of 50% citric Acid solution in the baby bottle
Fill the other bottle with 6 ounces of distilled water or filtered water.
This should also produce 1000ppm CDS

3,000ppm CDS

Activate 1 ounce of MMS with 1 ounce of 50% citric Acid solution in the baby bottle.
ill the other bottle with 8 ounces of distilled water or filtered water.
This should produce 3,000ppm CDS


Activate 1/4 of an ounce of MMS with 1/4 ounce of 50% citric Acid solution in the baby bottle
Fill the other bottle with 2 ounces of distilled water or filtered water.
This should also produce 3000ppm CDS

12,000ppm CDS

Activate 1 ounce of MMS with 1 ounce of 50% citric Acid solution in the baby bottle
Fill the other bottle with 4 ounces of distilled water or filtered water.
This should produce 12,000ppm CDS

Testing the Chlorine Dioxide Solution you have made

As mentioned both in Jim humble's video above and in the text here, High Range Chlorine Dioxide test strips measuring 0-500 ppm , can be used to find out what is the strength of the solution you made. The highest value the test strip will measure accurately is 500 ppm, however the strength we aim to create is much higher as illustrated above - ranging from 1000ppm  up to 12,000ppm. In order to have an accurate reading of the strength of the CD solution, we will need to dilute it to find that out. This is when a syringe may be useful to measure small quantities of liquid accurately.

I like round numbers and making it as simple as possible, so I tend to aim for a CD Solution of 1000ppm. So all I need to do is dilute it by mixing equal amount of CDS and Distilled water 1:1-  say 1ml of the CDS + another 1ml of distilled water then test it - If I get a reading of 500ppm I know the CD Solution I made is 1000ppm.

  • To measure 1,000ppm CDS dilute the solution by ratio of 1:1 (mix 1 part CDS with 1 parts water)
  • To measure 3,000ppm CDS dilute the solution by ratio of 1:6 (mix 1 part CDS with 6 parts water)
  • To measure 6,000ppm CDS dilute the solution by by ratio of 1:12 (mix 1 part CDS with 12 parts water)
  • To measure 12,000ppm CDS dilute the solution by by ratio of 1:24 (mix 1 part CDS with 24 parts water)

 Converting the old activated MMS drops to using CDS in different strengths

This can be a real headache to many, particularly those of us who got used to using MMS the old way, so again keeping it simple with round numbers is the easiest option and you can see from the chart below why I love using 1000 ppm CDS: Because 1 old drop of old activated MMS  = 1ml CDS

The old way - Activated MMS drops
The new way - CDS Clorine Dioxide solution
3 drops 1ml CDS 3000ppm
1 drop 1ml CDS 1000ppm
1 drop 2ml CDS 500ppm
1 drop 4ml CDS 250ppm

How many drops are in 1ml?


It is a hard question to answer, since there is no way of knowing what dropper one may be using, but the picture here will give you some idea what 1ml of liquid looks like in a dropper. Alternatively one can use a small syringe to measure it accurately.

What is the cling film for?

If you watched the videos at the top of the page, you will have noticed that there is always a way for the pressure building up in the CD Solution bottle to be released (some opening). While this is absolutely necessary for safety reasons, in my experience leaving the bottle top completely open results in a lot of CD gas evaporating into the room. I use the cling film to warp around the top of the bottle and around the tube that goes into that bottle. This helps to contain the gas in the bottle but is not tightly sealed to the extent that pressure can be build up. It can also be used to seal any gaps where the tubing is inserted into the baby bottle nipple, if it does not fit snugly and you  sense that CD gas escapes from it, before reaching the water.

Now that we are clear on everything we need and  get a handle of all the measurements and quantities, we can go a head and make some CDS

Note: if you can not find lamotte Test strips on Amazon in your country check out lamotte EU Distributors or contact their International Sales Department at LaMotte Company at intl@lamotte.com.