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If you want pure thymol then you'll have to look for crystals ...pure stuff is crystalline. It does not dissolve in water very easily and will require mixing it with a blend of glycerin, alcohol and water. Amazon has sells thymol cyrstals. You can also use thyme oil which usually contains about 40% thymol. Recipes can be found in many places to make a disinf spray.

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@SilleeMee wrote:

If you want pure thymol then you'll have to look for crystals ...pure stuff is crystalline. It does not dissolve in water very easily and will require mixing it with a blend of glycerin, alcohol and water. Amazon has sells thymol cyrstals. You can also use thyme oil which usually contains about 40% thymol. Recipes can be found in many places to make a disinf spray.


Thank you,have you tried making this? SOOO GLAD YOUR BACK.

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Expensive shipping on crystals, won't pay that.

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No, I have not made anything using thymol or thyme oil. But to me it's sounds easier to use the thyme oil to make a disinf spray. 

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I placed a order for some ready made products, seventh generation,and one other that is on list of epa approved using thymol.we will see.

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@SilleeMee wrote:

If you want pure thymol then you'll have to look for crystals ...pure stuff is crystalline. It does not dissolve in water very easily and will require mixing it with a blend of glycerin, alcohol and water. Amazon has sells thymol cyrstals. You can also use thyme oil which usually contains about 40% thymol. Recipes can be found in many places to make a disinf spray.


I was thinking about @goldensrbest , and I was just going to post the same thing regarding the use of oil of thyme.

 

That is what I would personally try using myself, if I was going to try making some kind of a disinfectant solution. 

 

I was thinking that it would contain thymol, without having to try and purchase any thymol, either. Smiley Happy

 

I am glad to see that @goldensrbest has found some retail products to try that already contain thymol. 

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@goldensrbest wrote:

I placed a order for some ready made products, seventh generation,and one other that is on list of epa approved using thymol.we will see.


Please let us know how you like it. I would like to have a clearly non toxic disinfectant in my cupboard. Even if it smelled odd, it would be nice to have. I would just buy a smaller bottle of it and not use it quite as often.

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