The chemical compound Potassium Permanganate is made up of manganese oxide ore and potassium hydroxide. It is an oxidising agent that is also a disinfectant, deodorising, and astringent. When potassium permanganate is applied to the skin, it kills bacteria by releasing oxygen when it comes into contact with the chemicals in the skin. It also has astringent properties, making it a drying agent. Furthermore, Potassium Permanganate is an odourless dark purple or practically black crystal or granular powder in its natural condition.