Conor was born with a severe immune system disorder. His parents needed to minimize the burden on his immune system by cleaning and disinfecting their home but conventional germ-killing chemistry was almost as dangerous to Conor. His parents searched for natural alternatives to the toxic disinfecting agents found in everyday products but quickly realized they’d have to create their own.
This quest led them to develop the world’s first government registered hospital disinfectant using the essential oils from plants. Today the technology is used widely around the world to kill germs without any negative health impact on humans, animals or the environment.
In nature, plants produce germ-killing essential oils to protect themselves from invading microbes, similar to how our bodies produce antibodies for our protection against disease. It is a revolutionary blend of these antimicrobial extracts, particularly from the herb Thyme. Disinfectants typically use synthetic chemicals to kill germs, such as quaternary ammonia, bleach or even synthetic thymol. Remarkably, it kills over 99.99% of
germs using only food grade plant extracts. Simply put, It is a ‘plant immune system’ in a bottle.
We strive to uphold the highest standards of care in our work. In order to perform our restoration service effectively and completely, an antimicrobial may be used to control microbial growth. We are proud to say that every consideration has been given in choosing an antimicrobial that will not introduce additional health risks or compromise indoor air quality. It is an industry best practice to inform the Customer of the antimicrobial that may be used during the restoration.
Your “Right To Know” is a commitment to full information and transparency popularized by environmentalist Rachel Carson in the 60’s(1), which inspired the creation of the EPA and today is embodied in many federal and local state laws.(2)
The Disinfectant has been chosen specifically for its botanical antimicrobial technology. It’s the world’s first and only all botanical antimicrobial and replaces the need for traditional synthetic chemicals. The Botanical Disinfectant is registered with the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) as a broad spectrum, hospital disinfectant that kills 99.99% of bacteria, viruses & fungi (mold) and is suitable to be used in residential or commercial applications. The EPA also reviews & classifies all antimicrobials for Acute Toxicity for all routes of human exposure (skin, inhalation, eyes and ingestion). The Botanical Disinfectant has not shown to have any adverse effects and has a Category IV rating -the lowest toxicity profile allowed by law. As a result, EPA labeling legislation does not require any signal words, warnings, cautions or first aid statements on the product label. The Disinfectant is low VOC and does not contain any carcinogens, mutagens or reproductive toxicants. This product is free of synthetic fragrances, dyes and ammonia and chlorine.
(1) Silent Spring Rachel Carson - Lois Darling - Louis Darling - Houghton Mifflin – 1962.
(2) U.S. Department of Labor - OSHA's Hazard Communication Standard (HCS) conveyed through Material Safety Data Sheets (MSDS) makes information available to workers in all industries of chemicals they may be exposed to.
Since the first sale of the product in 1997, there have been no confirmed cases of allergic reaction or
skin sensitization. The chemistry has also been sold as hand sanitizers for years & by the
prosthetics industry for applications in direct contact with skin.
The formulation is pharmaceutical grade pure, free of contaminants & does not include any synthetic
ingredients. These factors are by far the most common causes of skin irritations and allergic
It is an extremely dilute solution of Thyme Oil at 0.08-0.4%, consisting of selected essential
oils that are commonly used internally for therapeutic purposes at 100% concentration by health care
providers. These essential oils are all recognized as food grade by the FDA, EPA, Health Canada,
Natural Health Products, EU’s Bio-pesticides Division & other government agencies. The formulas have also been registered by the EPA for use in air duct systems, based on a safe history of use, a lack of systemic toxicity & negligible adverse effects.
The essential oils used in it are all considered therapeutic, for use during pregnancy.
All of the essential oils used in it are commonly used in aromatherapy for health benefit and
stress related conditions.
It has been proven to be four (4) times less toxic than white vinegar. Benefect’s lethal dose
proved to be greater than 14g/kg of body weight, while white vinegar has a toxicity level of 3g/kg of
Source: Essential Oil Safety, A Guide for Health Care Professionals; Tisserand & Balacs, Churchill Livingstone. Publishers 1996
At the core of The Products botanical disinfection technology are three main ingredients that contribute to the fragrance; thyme, oregano and lemongrass. All of these plant extracts are currently used extensively in aromatherapy & other health professions, as outlined below. In addition to the considerable benefits of
using The Disinfectant such as the inherent safety and ease of use, each ingredient possesses its own beneficial characteristics:
Rachel Louise Carson (May 27, 1907 – April 14, 1964) was an American marine biologist, author, and conservationist whose book Silent Spring and other writings are credited with advancing the global environmental movement.
Carson began her career as an aquatic biologist in the U.S. Bureau of Fisheries, and became a full-time nature writer in the 1950s. Her widely praised 1951 bestseller The Sea Around Us won her a U.S. National Book Award, recognition as a gifted writer, and financial security. Her next book, The Edge of the Sea, and the reissued version of her first book, Under the Sea Wind, were also bestsellers. This sea trilogy explores the whole of ocean life from the shores to the depths.
Late in the 1950s, Carson turned her attention to conservation, especially some problems that she believed were caused by synthetic pesticides. The result was the book Silent Spring (1962), which brought environmental concerns to an unprecedented share of the American people. Although Silent Spring was met with fierce opposition by chemical companies, it spurred a reversal in national pesticide policy, which led to a nationwide ban on DDT and other pesticides. It also inspired a grassroots environmental movement that led to the creation of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency. Carson was posthumously awarded the Presidential Medal of Freedom by Jimmy Carter.
Silent Spring is an environmental science book by Rachel Carson. The book was published on September 27, 1962, documenting the adverse environmental effects caused by the indiscriminate use of pesticides. Carson accused the chemical industry of spreading disinformation, and public officials of accepting the industry's marketing claims unquestioningly.
Starting in the late 1950s, prior to the book's publication, Carson had focused her attention on environmental conservation, especially environmental problems that she believed were caused by synthetic pesticides. The result of her research was Silent Spring, which brought environmental concerns to the American public. The book was met with fierce opposition by chemical companies, but, owing to public opinion, it brought about numerous changes. It spurred a reversal in the United States' national pesticide policy, led to a nationwide ban on DDT for agricultural uses, and helped to inspire an environmental movement that led to the creation of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency.