What's in your antibacterial soap? The name "antibacterial" is a common household name, especially, when used with hand soap or household cleaning products.
There can be a difference between antibacterial, "commercial", products and antibacterial, "homemade", products. Do you know the difference? Take charge of your skin care. Learn how to make soap with, healthful, homemade soap recipes.
ANTIBACTERIAL SOAP FACTS:
Many commercial body products contain harsh solvents, mineral oil, and by-products of refined oil. Foaming agents and surfactants are often added to soaps to help generate lather. Some of these chemicals are known to cause allergies and skin sensitivities.
Many commercial manufacturers are now including, Triclosan, an unnatural, manufactured chemical in order to claim their soap having antibacterial properties. Triclosan is a white powdered solid compound with a hint of aroma. It is a very controversial chemical. Some claim it has bacterial properties but may cause some serious health concerns. It's used in many consumer products, not just antibacterial soap. Triclosan is found in: dish detergents, cleaning supplies, toys, cutting boards, mouthwashes, toothpastes, deodorants, pesticides and many other consumer products.
Scientists have raised concerns about the use of Triclosan for decades. The American Medical Association, (A.M.A), has encouraged the United States Food and Drug Administration, (F.D.A.), to continue research regarding the use of common antimicrobials as ingredients in consumer products including their impact on health and the environment.
SKIN CARE RESULTS:
Cheap oils and harsh solvents, in chemically manufactured products, cause antioxidants to be stripped away leaving skin more vulnerable for free radical generation. This causes skin to age faster. Fine lines, wrinkles, dark spots, discolorations and uneven skin tone become more apparent.
HOMEMADE SKIN CARE SOLUTIONS:
Use natural homemade skin care products with NO Triclosan, NO Parabens, and NO Damaging Sulfates. Mild and gentle ingredients are used in many homemade skin care products.
Have you really read the ingredient labels on your consumer products? Don't be fooled by pretty packaging. It's the ingredients in the product(s) that matter! Take time to learn the ingredients that are healthful for your skin, hair and scalp. One day, you'll be glad you did!
For example, Eucalyptus Oil, Tea Tree Oil or Virgin Coconut Oil are examples of, natural,
bacteria fighting ingredients. Avoid harsh, manufactured, chemicals
claiming anti-bacterial properties.
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