Being that we are now in the cold and flu season you might be tempted to purchase an anti-bacterial soap the next time you are out shopping. I don’t recommend it.
After 42 year of FDA research as well as multiple independent studies, it’s revealed that these soaps, which contain triclosan, are no more effective than washing with plain old soap and water for just 30 seconds.
The FDA announced on Dec 16, 2013 that manufacturers have until 2016 to prove their products containing tricloan are more beneficial and safe. If they don’t, they will have to pull the products. Read the report HERE
Research is now going on as to whether:
- Heavy use of antibacterial soaps may cause the creation of ‘Super-Bugs’, antibiotic-resistant bacteria (like the over use of antibiotics did).
- These soaps could act as endocrine disruptors. (interfere with the body’s regulation of thyroid hormone for example).
- Prolong exposure might cause development of allergies, especially in children.
- These soaps are potentially bad for the environment.
This alone is enough for me to put on my “caution cap” and I haven’t even touched on the other additives and chemicals that have toxic potentials. There is also the cost of these special soaps to consider. This makes me so happy to making my own soap loaded with “Natural” health supporting properties.
Below is a recipe for a DIY: Naturally Healthy Foam Soap. There are many essential oils like Lemon, Lime, Wild Orange, Grapefruit which help promote a healthy immune system and cleanse and purify. I personally like using doTERRA OnGuard, Protective Blend. Because it is a blend of essential oils that
• Supports healthy immune function
• Protects against environmental threats
• Cleans surfaces
• Purifies the skin while promoting healthy circulation
• Energizing, uplifting aroma
DIY: Naturally Healthy Foam Soap
What you will need:
- Foaming soap dispenser Get it from Amazon
- 2 tablespoons liquid castile soap (unscented) Get it from Amazon
- 1/4 teaspoon Fractionated Coconut oil Get it HERE
- 10 drops essential oils of choice Purchase them
- Pour castile soap and Fractionated Coconut Oil into bottle.
- Add essential oils.
- Slowly add water into bottle making sure to leave room for the foaming pump.
- Add lid, shake, and you are good to go!
- When ready to use, just pump 1-2 times into hands and wash with warm water.
There is no guarantee that washing your hands with essential oils will keep you from getting a cold or flu bug. But, since essential oils work to help to bring the body into balance – thus helping the body’s natural defenses to restore homeostasis, they just might help you overall.
For more way to fight off colds and flu, check out this blog .
Wishing you Health, Joy & Laughter!
NOTE: The advice shared in document has not been evaluated by the FDA. The products and methods recommended are not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any illness or disease, nor is it intended to replace proper medical help. Kindly understand that essential oils work to help to bring the body into balance – thus helping the body’s natural defenses to restore homeostasis