Triclosan-Free Hand Soap
05.31.12 Triclosan-Free Hand Soap
The important lesson of teaching your kids to wash their hands effectively and routinely is learned in every home. As far as kids are concerned, the real importance lies in how easily the soap foams up and how good it smells on their clean hands.
But what really matters when it comes to choosing a safe and effective hand soap is that it doesn't contain the antibacterial agent triclosan.
We recently talked about the dangers of triclosan, the chemical used in many products that are marketed as "antibacterial" or "antimicrobial." In addition to triclosan considered a known endocrine disruptor and a suspected carcinogen, there is also the belief that triclosan has contributed to bacterial resistance over time. As much as the idea of steering clear of germs seems like a good idea, we also need some germs to be healthy. Antibacterial products, while they are necessary in hospitals settings, were not intended for daily use.
At MightyNest, we have some excellent choices for triclosan-free hand soaps. All soaps are free of parabens, phthalates, aluminum, formaldehyde, 1-4 dioxane, petrochemicals, preservatives, synthetic dyes and fragrance. They smell good because they're made with pure essential oils, the natural way. The essential oils of thyme, fennel, tea tree, grapefruit and pine are naturally antimicrobial.
- CleanWell Foaming Hand Soap: Naturally antibacterial soap with the addition of thyme oil. Available in 4 great scents.
- Clean Kids Germ Busting Soap: Made with fennel extract (unbelievably great scent!) for antibacterial properties and aloe for calming skin.
- Dr. Bronner's Organic Shikakai Hand Soap: The Shikakai is extracted from organic sugar and grape juice and combined with an unsurpassed castile soap base. Available in 5 great scents.
- Earth Mama Angel Baby Hand to Toe Wash: Lavender and vanilla scented for a naturally antibacterial and calming cleanser. Made with pure castile soap and no artificial foaming agents.
What methods does your family use to prevent the spread of germs?