Saturday, August 25, 2012

Antibacterial Soap vs. Regular Soap

Let me start by saying I have never used nor purchased antibacterial products. belle and bianca soaps contain natural antibiotics such as peppermint, lemon, tea tree etc.
Antibacterial/antimicrobials started in hospitals (antibacterial chemicals are essentially antibiotics), and then mainstreamed into the consumer market to arm us against the dreaded enemy BACTERIA, convincing consumers that the war must be won. But with every war there is always a dark side. Where do all those chemicals that you are washing away end up? They end up in our water & food supply!  The fact is antibacterials need to stay on your skin a full 2 minutes to begin working, leaving behind a residue even after rinsing; regular soap needs a full 20 seconds though  honestly,with today’s impatience, I am sure neither time requirement is being met. Many bacteria are needed to help our bodies to defend against harmful bacteria;exposure helps to strengthen our immune systems vs. sterile environments that are prone to infection & allergies. Drug resistant “super bugs” are emerging MRSA, flesh eating bacteria… The fact is most colds & flus are VIRAL NOT bacterial.
I just ask people to think about the chemicals that they use on their bodies & in their homes and to be aware that chemicals are harmful. Natural is where the focus should be and has been since the beginning of time.  We should all use products that help make this world a healthier place. Let’s revisit a purer, more innocent time when our grandparent’s thrived on natura lways of living; the way Mother Nature intended.  Let’s put an end to bathing, cleaning& ingesting chemicals. Instead, soap and warm water for 20 seconds along with using natural antibiotics/antimicrobials such as peppermint, tea tree,oregano, lemon, thyme & eucalyptus to name a few is the truly healthy way to go. And always remember to eat immune boosting foods including wasabi &garlic! They will supplement the healthier, more natural ways of living.

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