The Truth About Antibacterial Soaps
Most soaps and cleaning products available on the market today have antibacterial ingredients. However, for proper hygiene and body of the house, no need for such products. Antibacterial not necessarily mean better, more efficiently. The same cleansing effect it has no antibacterial substances and products. Moreover, experts warn that a number of existing chemicals in antibacterial soaps and products can act negatively on the environment, long term health damage.
Over time there have been several studies conducted which analyzed the health effects of antibacterial soap. In one study, people who were washed with antibacterial soap fewer had less bacteria.
The ingredients in antibacterial soaps may reduce the effectiveness of antibiotics!
Research has shown that triclosan, the most common antimicrobial agent, may reduce the effectiveness of antibiotics (such as amoxacilina). If soaps containing this substance are used frequently, the bacteria become resistant to antibacterial soap. Moreover, triclosan can enter the body through the skin and reach the blood, spreading to other organs.
Solution: natural ingredients
To protect yourself from the negative effects of toxic substances, some experts recommend replacing them with less aggressive, preferably natural. Here are some solutions:
Wash your hands very well and more frequently!
It prevents the spread of bacteria. You should wash with warm water for 20 seconds, without forgetting the spaces between the fingers, wrists and nails. finally, wipe up with disposable towels.
Use organic products!
Buy only organic products for hand hygiene and cleanliness. Read labels and make sure they do not contain triclosan, triclocarbon, chlorine, ammonia or glycol ethers. You do not need these ingredients to obtain clean surfaces. Opt for soaps with natural ingredients: olive oil, honey, calendula oil, carrot etc..
Cancel toxic products for bath and kitchen hygiene!
How to get a natural disinfectant?
To obtain a natural product and a good disinfectant you need:
* 1 teaspoon of borax;
* 2 tablespoons white vinegar;
* 2 cups hot water;
* 1 / 4 teaspoon lavender essential oil;
* 3 drops of tea tree essential oil.
Mix all ingredients and shake until are dissolved. Put the solution obtained in a spray bottle. You can use this blend to any surface, except glass.
One reason why lots of people use antibacterial soap, is because they think it keeps them healthier. Yes, it is true that an antibacterial soap does kill off bacteria, but the majority of diseases that we routinely pick up are from viral infections, which are not destroyed by antibacterial soap.