Do you choose your liquid soap based on scent or which design matches your bathroom décor? Well, you may be getting a lot more than you bargained for.
76% of liquid soaps and 30% of bar soaps now contain anti-bacterials. Many people pick up anti-bacterial soaps without even realizing it. Others choose anti-bacterial soaps and cleaners because advertising implies that using them will help protect your family against colds and flus. But colds and flus are viruses, and anti-bacterials have no effect on them
A commonly used anti-bacterial chemical is triclosan, a suspected immunotoxin and a suspected skin or sense organ toxin. Triclosan creates a carcinogen called dioxin, as a by-product. A Swedish study found high levels of this bactericide in human breast milk.
Not all bacteria make people sick. Some are beneficial. Anti-bacterial soaps and cleaners kill both beneficial and harmful bacteria. By doing this, they actually leave us more vulnerable to the harmful ones we encounter. Children especially need exposure to some germs, to develop their immune systems.
Scientists are concerned that the widespread use of anti-bacterials contributes to the development of resistant bacteria, ie bacterial that will only be killed by different or stronger doses of chemicals. So when we need to kill harmful bacteria, like strep, staph and e-coli, it will be more difficult.
Nature Clean Liquid Soap is a 100% vegetable based, and created without perfumes, dyes, harsh preserving agents or animal tallow.
Safe enough even for those consumers with environmental sensitivities.
Ingredients: WATER, POTASSIUM OLEATE (NATURAL COCONUT CLEANSER), GLYCERIN (VEGETABLE SOURCE), SODIUM CHLORIDE (SALT) AND MENTHA PIPERITA ESSENTIAL OIL.
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Sasha: more than a year ago
I bought a few natural hand soaps to try and this was my least favorite. I had it in the kitchen and I didn't feel it cleaned off grease well. Now I have it in the bathroom, but it leaves residue on the sink. On the up side the smell is nice and subtle and it doesn't dry my hands.