Soap is supposed to help keep us clean and healthy, right?
Trick question, because it depends on what kind of soap you’re using.
Antibacterial soap may not be healthy for us. “In 2016, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) banned the use of 19 chemicals used in antiseptic products. These include triclosan used in antibacterial liquid soaps (as well as toothpastes, body washes and some cosmetics) and triclocarban used in hand soaps. Some evidence suggests that these two chemicals can disrupt hormone cycles and cause muscle weakness.”
These chemicals have also been linked to infertility.
Some studies also suggest that the use of antibacterial soap reduces the amount of good bacteria we have in and on our bodies. We need our good bacteria!
Please do yourself a favor and check what’s in your soap!! You will be shocked to see what you may be using to “clean” your body.
Our family loves and trusts Dr. Bronner’s soaps. We have been using this soap for years, and seriously love it.
Their castile soap is concentrated, and can be diluted and used for cleaning pretty much everything in your home. I love finding products that are healthy for my family that I can use in multiple ways around the home. We have used Dr. Bronner’s castile soap for mopping, our hands, our bodies in the shower, and dishes.
My love for their Organic Sugar Soap is seriously strong. It’s what we are currently using for handsoap at all of our sinks, and we are also using it for washing our kids in the bath. This soap uses fair trade and organic sugar plus organic white grape juice keeps hands-face-body-hair clean and nourished.
Their soap is very “green” and the ingredients are safe, clean, and organic.
They also have tons of other clean and nontoxic products that I can’t wait to try!