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Benefits of Organic Soap
Antibacterial soap has been a hot topic; many people use it as they think it will keep them, and their families, safe from sickness and ever-present bacteria. However, as shocking as it sounds, you may be surprised to find that antibacterial soap is not all it’s cracked up to be! In fact, you are better off using natural organic based soap and warm water to keep your hands clean and bacteria free. Today we will look at the great benefits that natural organic based soap provides and why antibacterial soap is not the best option for keeping your loved ones hands clean.
Why Use Organic Soap
In our home, we no longer use antibacterial soap in any form and only use our natural and organic based soap. I realize this sounds crazy, but we have researched this and our decision is supported by facts and science. Many people find the antibacterial soaps purchased from the store are too rough on their skin, or their skin does not react well to the chemicals and synthetic ingredients found in the soap. This can cause rashes, irritation, itchiness, and soreness – very unpleasant!
Even if you are not experiencing these issues using antibacterial soap, the chemicals and unnatural ingredients found in it can cause your skin to become incredibly dry over time leading to the skin cracking, especially in the winter months. Natural and organic based soap, like ours, is made without these chemicals, synthetic ingredients, or the pesticides that have been used on the plants that can wind up in other soaps. Natural organic soaps are a great way to moisturize and clean your skin without any nasty chemicals or unpleasant reactions.
Why You Should Stop Using Antibacterial Soap
The *FDA has stated that there is not enough scientific evidence to show that the over the counter antibacterial soaps are better at the prevention of illness than plain soap and water. The benefits of antibacterial soap still have not been proven and seem to create more problems than solutions.
In fact, the FDA recognizes and announced that antibacterial soaps contain certain chemical ingredients, including triclosan and triclocarban, that can be harmful. These chemicals have not been deemed safe for daily use over an extended period of time, especially for children!
There is not currently evidence that prove that these chemical ingredients are safe, in fact some manufacturers have already started removing their products from store shelves that contain these awful chemicals. Antibacterial soap is being questioned and natural organic based soap, like our Foaming Soap and Bar Soap, from Reverie Farms & Soaps, are excellent alternatives for your families’ health.
#1 Environmentally Friendly
Natural organic based soap is also environmentally friendly! Part of this is due to no pesticides or chemicals are used in its creation, but also because they are far more biodegradable than their antibacterial counterparts are, and they do not contain synthetic chemicals!
#2 No Chemicals or Pesticides
One of the best benefits for you and those you love is that organic soap does not contain any chemicals or pesticides. All of the ingredients are natural, with any plants or herbs that are used in its production being completely free from any kind of pesticide. So when you and your child wash their hands, you aren’t being exposed to unnatural chemicals that could be absorbed by their skin.
#3 Many are Cruelty-Free
One of the great things about using natural organic based soap is that they are usually cruelty-free. All the natural organic soaps by Reverie Farms & Soaps certainly are! This means that none of the ingredients are tested on animals. Many are tested on people’s skin to make sure they are suitable for those with sensitive skin.
#4 Natural Antibacterial Qualities
Many of the natural oils found in natural and organic based soap contain antibacterial and anti-fungal properties of their own. These work as nature intended and are completely natural, so no risk of exposure to synthetic chemicals. Plus, the soap often includes the essential and organic oils that come with the plants used. Our Foaming Soap and Bar Soap certainly do! These help us to feel relaxed as well as help to protect our hands from bacteria.
#5 Gentler on the Skin
Natural organic based foaming soap and bar soap, tend to be much gentler on the skin, very ideal for those who have sensitive skin, and also fantastic for children. Our kids love it and actually enjoy washing their hands with the foaming soap! Unfortunately, antibacterial soap can dry skin out, which can be very uncomfortable over time, especially for little ones. Many people love that natural organic based soap helps to naturally moisturize the skin, keeping your skin and hands soft. We have received feedback from people with eczema that our natural and organic based Foaming Soap and Bar Soap have helped. We certainly cannot guarantee that it will help everyone, but it does seem to help some.
Natural organic based soap is definitely the best way to go if you are looking for something that is gentle on skin and safe for your whole family to use.
*To read the FDA article on antibacterial soap in its entirety, click here.
Reverie Farms & Soaps is a small family farm in Argyle, Tx concerned about the harsh chemicals and unknown ingredients present in many store bought products and the adverse effects these chemicals have on us, our children and our planet. So we offer excellent alternatives in the form of Natural Organic Foaming Hand Soap, Bar Soap, and All Natural Laundry Soap!
We love what we do and want to share our natural, organic, biodegradable, vegan friendly soap products with you! And remember: *Leave the dirty work to our Soaps!*
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