Flu Season Has Arrived
Fall has arrived! So has cold and flu season! Should antibacterial soap be part of your germ-fighting arsenal? Well, it depends on the soap.
Why Using Typical Antibacterial Soap is a bad idea
In September 2016, the FDA banned 19 chemicals used in antibacterial soaps. These chemicals are known to be harmful to humans. At the top of the list of banned chemicals is Triclosan, which has been associated with several types of cancer. Triclosan can be found in a wide variety of antibacterial soaps, personal care, and hygiene products. Since the FDA’s ban will not go into effect for a year, these toxic products will be on store shelves for some time to come.
The FDA also stated that washing with plain soap and hot water just as effective as an antibacterial soap like Dial. at fighting germs than .
What Antibacterial Soap Should I Use?
I have been using my recipe for many years and love it. It cleans and you can use different essentials oils for the antibacterial, antiviral, and just about every anti you can imagine.
Summer you could use lemon, sweet orange, mandarin orange essential oils and the in the winter you may use eucalyptus and a couple of drops of thyme essential oils which has all the antiviral properties know worldwide or any combination. The best thing about this recipe is you can use any essential oil you love!
Here is my recipe:
- 1 Ounce Castille soap~ I use unscented baby Castille and use a shot glass to measure
- 1 Cup Filtered Water~
- 1/4 tsp Essential Oil~ Use what you love
- 1 TSB Almond or Jojoba Oil (these oils are very moisturizing)
I use a foaming hand dispenser. You can find it here. (no commission, just the link).
As flu season approaches I hope you will try my hand soap, it smells great, non-toxic, very moisturizing, and so effective for the health and wellness of your family.
Stay Well This Winter,