Washing your hands with an antibacterial soap is one of the most important things to do in order to remove any number of germs from your hands that you may have picked up throughout the day.

Not keeping your hands clean is the biggest cause of cold and flu viruses spreading amongst friends and family members, so it is important to keep your hands clean using an antibacterial soap, particularly now that the cold winter months are creeping in.

A couple of years ago a television advert was published informing viewers of three steps to follow when they are suffering from a cold or flu virus. Those three steps were, Catch it, Bin it, Kill it. Catching meant blowing your nose into a tissue, binning it - to throw it away and then washing your hands with an antibacteria soap to kill the germs.

I am sure the final step of using a good antibacterial soap is predominantly missed out but is the most crucial step to keep any cold or flu virus from spreading. However, before running off and buying any old antibacterial soap you should be aware of a recent chemical that has been found in antibacterial soap that does more harm than good.

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Antibacterial soap recently made headlines thanks to a known ingredient that is included in many antibacterial soaps called Triclosan. A recent study carried out by the National Academy of Sciences suggests that Triclosan can hinder human muscle contractions at the cellular level.

The recent study into how Triclosan affected human heart and skeletal muscle cells was carried out in a lab at the University of California. The scientist found that Triclosan disrupted communication between proteins which allow the muscles to function correctly, in turn causing failure of both types of these cells.

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These tests were later proved by testing Triclosan on animals such as fish which in turn became less effective swimmers after exposure to Triclosan.

Dr. Isaac Pessah, professor and chair of the Department of Molecular Biosciences in the UC Davis School of Veterinary Medicine, as well as the study’s lead author, has said that “We consider Triclosan a high volume chemical Source Fox News.

Furthermore, what is interesting is that the American FDA have said there is not any real evidence to suggest that using antibacterial soaps which contain Triclosan offer any further health benefits, so please do not use an antibacterial soap which 

You will be pleased to here that our antibacterial soap does not contain any traces of Triclosan or any other harmful ingredients for that matter. Of course if you do have sensitive skin or suffer from eczema we would highly recommend using a soap that does not contain any harmful chemicals and always test a new product on a small patch of skin first. For a full list of ingredients in our Tea Tree and Witch Hazel anti-bacterial soap please click the link below.contains this chemical.

We are also against animal testing and we proudly display a not tested on animals rabbit logo on all of our natural beauty products.

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