thymol and COVID—a safe, effective defense against coronavirus now approved by the environmental protection agency (EPA)
You work hard keeping your home and family free from toxic chemicals. But with coronavirus, you wonder which natural cleaners are safe, yet powerful enough to use. You want a natural, environmentally safe cleaner that is non-toxic, but you also want to keep your family protected from COVID-19.
You may be wondering if essential oil-based products like thymol are effective to fight COVID-19 in your home. Well…
good news!: EPA-approved, natural thymol protects against COVID-19
On March 5th, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) released a list of EPA-registered disinfectant products that have qualified for use against SARS-CoV-2, the novel coronavirus that causes COVID-19. Natural thymol was among them.
Many people are sensitive to harsh chemicals, such as bleach, ammonia, and other commercial disinfectants. The thought of having to use these industrial COVID-killers is disheartening. So, this news has come as a breath of fresh air to many naturalists who prefer a chemical-free or organic lifestyle.
thymol and COVID: why thymol is better
Thymol-based cleaners, like those used at Alkemi Clean have the following desired properties:
Easier on the respiratory system
More environmentally friendly
Powerful against COVID-19
what is thymol, exactly?
Thymol is an herb-derived ingredient found in various plants, such as basil and thyme. These herbs are naturally anti-microbial, anti-inflammatory, and anti-viral. Therefore, thymol and COVID-19 are no match.
But don’t let the pleasant smell of a fresh herb garden fool you. Thymol packs a big corona-fighting punch. Thymol is just as effective as bleach to fight coronavirus—without the horrible smell and damage to your mucus membranes.
for people with chemical sensitivity, thymol is the perfect cleaning alternative for fighting coronavirus in the home.
Thymol is good for the environment, which is fantastic news for Earth lovers! It breaks down quickly—and leaves our planet happy.
Clients of Alkemi Clean can breathe free knowing we already use safe, effective, and environmentally friendly cleaners to help prevent the spread of COVID-19 in your home or business. If you are in the Greensboro area, give us a call for a free consultation.
keeping your home COVID-19 safe between routine cleanings
In between your home or business cleanings with Alkemi Clean, we encourage you to have a well-stocked home of natural cleaning supplies. Over-the-counter cleaners that you may be familiar with that use thymol are Melaleuca, Seventh Generation, and CleanWell, to name a few.
And if you dread going to the market finding empty shelves of thymol-based cleaners, you can always make your own thymol-based cleaning and sanitizing solution.
follow this do-it-yourself thymol recipe using safe, non-toxic, sweet-smelling essential oils.
10‒30 drops of thyme essential oil
1 oz. rubbing alcohol
8-ounce spray bottle
A few drops of lavender oil (optional aromatic + added anti-microbial)
Essential oils have been used for centuries taking care of our bodies, our dwellings, and our planet. You don’t have to sacrifice a safe and pleasant-smelling environment to fight coronavirus.
take the stress out of cleaning and sanitizing your home and office.