“Consumers may think antibacterial washes are more effective at preventing the spread of germs, but we have no scientific evidence that they are any better than plain soap and water,” said Dr. Janet Woodcock, director of the FDA’s Center for Drug Evaluation and Research, in a written announcement.
“In fact, some data suggests that antibacterial ingredients may do more harm than good over the long-term.”
The good news is that all of our products are made from natural ingredients that can keep you skin healthy and clean. There is so much available to you and I love showing you new ways to pamper yourself naturally. So here are five natural antibacterials that cleanse your skin.
The saponins found in natural soap are effective at killing bacteria and disease-causing germs. For hand washing, the old rule is: lather up and rub your hands for at least 20 seconds (On average people only wash for 6 seconds! YIKES!)
Tip: While you’re washing your hands, sing ‘row-row-row your boat’ three times – and then you’re done!
Was used by ancient Romans to treat battle wounds and infections. It helps your body fight infection and prevent the growth of bacteria. You can also use honey directly on your skin as a cleanser. It’s very good if you have pimples or breakouts.
CINNAMON AND CLOVE
In the spice world, both cinnamon and clove rank highest in terms of antibacterial properties. You’ll find that many hot climate countries tend to use these spices in their food. They inhibit the growth of bacteria.
APPLE CIDER VINEGAR
Vinegar has been used in household cleaners, for it’s antibacterial properties. When properly diluted, a little apple cider toner can help to cleanse your skin and prevent breakouts.
It’s not all about killing bacteria, friction removes bacteria and cleans your skin. Treat yourself to one of our delicious body scrubs and use it once a week in place of soap. Coconut oil is a “star player” in our scrubs. It’s naturally antibacterial and wonderful skin cleanser.
If you’re scrubbing your face, don’t apply too much pressure. Your body loves a good scrub. Go in circular motion moving from your limbs up towards your heart. It’s going to help stimulate your body to improve circulation and detox from the inside too!