September 25, 2017

What is Thymol?

Close up image of Thyme plant

Thymol can be found in several botanical oils. Thymol, a component of the botanical thyme oil, when used as a disinfectant active ingredient on Seventh Generation disinfection products, kills 99.99% of household germs.

Thymol, is an ingredient derived from common culinary herbs like thyme and others and is known for its antimicrobial properties. Many botanical oils from herbs, including thymol, have been used for thousands of years in Roman, Greek, and Indian medicine as antiseptic agents. [1]

Seventh Generation offers a full line of disinfecting products that feature this unique active ingredient. From disinfecting cleaners and sprays to convenient disinfecting wipes, there is a product for every household need. Want to learn more about disinfecting with Thymol? Visit our friends at CleanWellTM.

Updated as of 04.01.2020

Seventh Generation Disinfecting Cleaners, Wipes and Sprays with CleanWell® INSIDE have demonstrated effectiveness against viruses similar to SARS-CoV-2 on hard, non-porous surfaces. Therefore, Seventh Generation Disinfecting Cleaners, Wipes and Sprays can be used against SARS-CoV-2 when used in accordance with the directions for use on the product label on hard non-porous surfaces. Refer to the U.S. Centers of Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) website for additional information. Read more about COVID-19 here.

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