Natural beauty and cleaning products are better for the environment than their conventional counterparts, and they’re better for our bodies too. If you’re new to the world of natural products, you may be wondering whether their natural active ingredients can hold a candle to the powerful chemicals you’re used to cleaning with.
Take thymol, for example. This plant-based ingredient is used in a variety of products, including Seventh Generation disinfectants. But where does it come from, and can it really protect you against harmful microorganisms — including coronavirus?
We asked our Senior Director of Science and Formulation, Clement Choy, Ph.D. — better known as Clem around these parts — to give us the lowdown on thymol and weigh in with his expert opinion on whether this ingredient is worth your “thyme.”