Hello everyone! Fred here. Yeah, I know, I’m new and a little out of my element. But I wanted to tell you about a really useful product you might like for your kitchen and bath.
But first, a little something about soaps…
There’s a lot of hype these days about washing your hands. Keep the germs off! Kill the little critters before they make you sick! Stave off diseases!
Use anti-bacterial soap!
Hand sterilizers and disinfectants and cleansers at the ready!
The idea is put forth that, at any moment, we’re likely to catch an infection. It seems we’re at war with germs. Maybe I should get out the blowtorch? That’ll fix em.
Kidding aside, washing our hands is a good thing, obviously. I remember when I was young, growing up on my Dad’s farm. Talk about dirt. Animals. Manure. Mud. Dust. You name it. I used to look forward to the end of the day, washing up, a shower, and food. Lots of it. I was thankful for soap and I still am.
And we know from history that a couple of centuries ago, scientists didn’t understand the world of microbes and bacteria. In fact, you can read stories about doctors performing surgeries (thankfully, I didn’t live back then) without washing their hands. They didn’t see the need. Obviously, lots of patients got infections. Many died.
But things are different today. We know about bacteria. We understand the importance of things like disinfecting (when necessary), hand washing (when necessary), and preventing and dealing with bacterial infections.
And our kids are often in serious need of hand washing too. So, yes, it’s a good thing.
But we also understand the importance of good, healthy bacteria and promoting their growth—even inside our bodies! So, do we really need to go anti-bacterial? I don’t think so.
You’re probably aware of the news about the use of anti-bacterial soaps. Yep, you guessed it! The word is, it’s not always such a good idea to use them.
My family prefers to use a natural, liquid hand soap made without harsh, dangerous chemicals and anti-microbial ingredients. We think it aids in immune system support and function. As a result, in combination with a natural, organic and non-GMO diet, we rarely become ill.
Disclaimer: Obviously, I’m not a medical professional. That means I’m just a regular guy who is concerned about health and who likes to research products to determine what is best for my family. I suggest you take this information for what it is: consumer information, not medical advice.
So, what’s the scoop on anti-bacterial soap?
Anti-bacterial soap is any soap that has active antimicrobial ingredients in it. And it’s common: About 75% of the soaps you’ll find at the grocery store contain some type of antimicrobial ingredients—along with lots of terrifying chemicals and foaming agents that nobody (and I do mean nobody) in their right-mind should be putting in their body.
Which leads to this question: is it really necessary to use anti-bacterial (ABS) soaps?
On the surface, it sounds like a good idea. Kill the germs, right? But there’s more to the story.
The FDA has stated there’s no evidence that ABS are better at keeping people healthy than regular soaps. According to the CDC, anti-bacterial soap is no more effective than regular soap for killing germs that cause diseases.
One major concern is the overuse of anti-bacterial products can reduce the
What about regular soaps?
They’re often less expensive, they don’t kill healthy bacteria (which we really need), and they’re better for the environment.
So, what do we use? My family loves Dr. Bronner’s soaps. The one’s we use are certified organic, non-GMO, synthetic chemical free, foaming agent free, etc.! The ingredient list doesn’t scare us. And it’s blissfully short.
Here’s where I’d like to introduce you to a related product Shelly and I sell. It’s an automatic, touch-free foaming soap dispenser. I offer it on Amazon under my business name, ProMultis. It’s a new product offering. Shelly and I have personally tested this product, put it through the rigors, and we love it.
Here’s what we love about it: 1) Because it’s touch-free, it’s super easy to use (no more jamming my hand down on manual soap pumps). 2) It’s dependable, with two foam settings for just the right amount. 3) It’s rechargeable, which means it saves money over the course of its use. 4) and it also saves money because you dilute your soap to get a nice foam. 5) last, you can use many different kinds of soaps in it.
If you’re tired of those hard to use (hard to pump) hand operated jobbers, give this one a try! I’m sure you’ll be satisfied with it. We are.