Kills 99.9% of germs and bacteria, huh? What about, what doesn’t kill you, makes you stronger? In recent studies, scientists have claimed that the use of anti-bacterial hand and body washes could be a leading cause in some sickness. In the use of traditional soaps, dirt is lifted from the pores and is easily rinsed with water. With the use of antibacterial soaps there is a damaging of the skin cells that occurs, wiping the surface of all bacteria present and then dispersing into the environment immediately upon application. Additionally, this allows for bacteria’s in the body to get stronger by becoming more resistant to bacteria killing agents. In this, it could potentially lead to stronger illnesses down the road.
Scientist recommend that we should all stick to a less common use of antibacterial soaps and that the less ingredients involved, the better. Making soap at home is also an alternative to even worrying about making sure you’re buying the right soap. The ingredients typically used in a simple natural recipe are, olive oil, almond oil, coconut oil, lye, dried herbs and essential oils. You can find a variety of techniques in making soap with these ingredients by clicking on the link below.