Thirteen years ago 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 Benefect, the world’s 1st government registered hospital disinfectant using the essential oils from plants. Today their technology can be found in many products including naturally based cleaners and alcohol-free hand sanitizer.
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. Benefect is a revolutionary blend of these antimicrobial extracts, particularly from the herb Thyme. Disinfectants typically use quaternary ammonia, bleach or even synthetic thymol to kill germs. Remarkably, Benefect kills over 99.99% of germs using only food-grade plant extracts. To put it simply, Benefect is a ‘plant immune system’ in a bottle.