A Natural Solution for Everyday Needs
(The monolaurin and phospholipids in the Ultimate Anti-Bacterial Foaming Soap are covered more in the monolaurin and MRSA articles. Here, we will focus more on the essential oils.)
When we designed the Ultimate Anti-Bacterial Foaming Soap, we were looking for a solution for people that circumstances required being around MRSA – or having MRSA. This was designed for these people that had a concern about the bacteria contact they may encounter in their living or work environment.
We also wanted it to be a foaming soap so that it would be easy for a quick squirt & scrub as well as a shampoo or shower use. It turned out to be so delightful to use that people have begun to use it in normal household use. It has become a win-win solution for everyone and all purposes.
The difficulty with most commercial antiseptic pumps or soaps is that they usually have chemical or alcohol content that is pretty harsh to the skin. Most of these antiseptic agents damage the skin and lead to a change in the microbial flora on your skin. This causes an increased shedding of the original protective bacterial flora of the hand (including the dry, scaling look).
This also causes a reduction of the natural defenses (and looks) of the skin. This can lead to an increased risk of transmission of pathogenic microorganisms from any sources. Fortunately, studies show that repeated use of the proper essential oil formulations do not lead to dermatological problems. They also do not affect the original protective bacterial flora of the skin (Larson, 2001, Carson and Riley, 1995, in References).
The essential oil blend we use is similar to our ultimate Skin Bacteria Defense. One difference is that, for this purpose, we are able to design it so that the aroma is more pleasant. Even in doing that, its antibacterial strength is stronger than other soaps that add a token amount of “lavender” or another essential oil.
We have even been able to add the essential oil blend to a natural, 100% organic, cleansing base of the soap. It is a perfect match! We have been able to produce a pleasant blend of essential oils that are proven bacteria killers. This is combined with a foaming, organic soap that will soften and nourish the skin while keeping it safe from bacteria at the same time.
The nourishing base includes: Saponified Coconut, Olive and Castor oils, Jojoba oil, Citric acid, tocopherol (vitamin E).
With all its attributes, we think this antibacterial soap is a wonderful addition to a clean and natural household!