With all the anxieties happening right now about getting sick, we want to remind ourselves and those in our communities to be thoughtful of each other, take precautions, and keep up with good hygiene habits- including washing our hands well and regularly with good ol’ bar soap.

While antibacterial soap seems like a modern glory, according to the FDA, there isn’t evidence that it’s any better than good ol’ handmade soap.

“According to the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA), there isn’t enough science to show that over-the-counter (OTC) antibacterial soaps are better at preventing illness than washing with plain soap and water. To date, the benefits of using antibacterial hand soap haven’t been proven. In addition, the wide use of these products over a long time has raised the question of potential negative effects on your health. “

source (click for link): Antibacterial Soap? You Can Skip It, Use Plain Soap and Water

We love handmade soap for it’s purity and it’s reliability to gently clean skin.

“Following simple handwashing practices is one of the most effective ways to prevent the spread of many types of infection and illness at home, at school and elsewhere,” says Theresa M. Michele, MD, of the FDA’s Division of Nonprescription Drug Products. “We can’t advise this enough. It’s simple, and it works.”

So let’s all keep up those healthy habits, be thoughtful of those around us, and keep grabbing that trusty bar soap to keep ourselves and others clean.

check out the FDA’s full take on antibacterial soap here:
Antibacterial Soap? You Can Skip It, Use Plain Soap and Water