HS Code : 29071930 | CAS NO. : 89-83-8

General description:

Chemical Formula:C10H14O

Thymol is also known as 2-isopropyl-5-methylphenol or IPMP. It is an isomer of thymol (the primary component of volatile oil from labiate plants). It is commonly used in cosmetics and oral care applications. It is almost odorless and tasteless.

Thymol has moderate astringency which is appropriate for cosmetics production. At a 2% concentration, it does not induce skin allergies and is non-irritating. It acts equally on various yeast, bacterial, mold, and some viral species.

It is highly stable and retains its properties over an extended period of time and it is a highly safe chemical when used in cosmetics and non-medical products.

Application & Usage:

  • Anti-microbial, anti-oxidant, anti-Infective agents, antifungal agents and anti-bacterial
  • In the cosmetics industry, thyme oil is used to produce creams, cleansers, cosmetics, and hair care products because it is effective at reducing acne-causing bacteria on the skin.
  • The thymol in thyme oil is effective at decreasing infection and inflammation.
  • Thymol’s antibacterial and anti-inflammatory properties make it useful for oral health.
  • Carvacrol in thyme oil is an effective anti-inflammatory agent which is very effective for people who have heart disease.
  • Thyme oil is extremely effective at terminating food-related fungi and bacteria.
  • When thymol is mixed with primrose, thyme essential oil has been shown to be effective at reducing the duration of respiratory tract infections and coughs.


How does thymol help to fight COVID-19, approved by EPA?

To make a defense wall against the novel coronavirus the Environmental Protection Agency has approved more than 390 products worldwide. According to the EPA, thymol found in thyme oil, and it is a natural cleaner. It is a naturally occurring mixture of compounds from the thyme plant. It will go hard when it comes to cleaning but is soft on the environment. Not only that, but thymol is alcohol-free, non-toxic, and safe for food surfaces.

Is thymol the same as thyme oil?

Yes, thymol is the main part of thyme oil which is essentially similar to carvacrol having a hydroxyl group at a clear position on the phenolic ring.

How do you dissolve thymol crystals?

To liquefy the thymol crystals use lye, add sodium polyacrylate, and water. If you add a couple of teaspoons of the lye, it will turn brownish in color.

How do you make a thymol solution?

The easiest way to make thymol is to mix 30g of thymol crystals in 150ml of isopropyl alcohol.


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