Credit: © Marco Mayer / Fotolia

Credit: © Marco Mayer / Fotolia

Geranium natural anti-bacterial body wash

Keep the germs at bay and make this coconut and geranium natural anti-bacterial body wash.

This geranium natural anti-bacterial body wash is free of chemical and harsh ingredients and does not contain triclosan.

The FDA is currently taking a look at the risks of triclosan, a common ingredient in antibacterial soaps and products. Evidence is mounting on the health risks of triclosan.

Millions of Americans use antibacterial hand soap and body wash products,” the FDA said in a statement.

Although consumers generally view these products as effective tools to help prevent the spread of germs, there is currently no evidence that they are any more effective at preventing illness than washing with plain soap and water. Further, some data suggest that long-term exposure to certain active ingredients used in antibacterial products — for example, triclosan (liquid soaps) and triclocarban (bar soaps) — could pose health risks, such as bacterial resistance or hormonal effects.”

With all these concerns in mind, we have a simple body wash.  It contains oils with natural antibacterial properties like coconut oil and geranium essential oil.

Let’s take a look at this natural anti-bacterial body wash recipe.

Mix the following ingredients in a BPA-free container:

• 16 ounces of liquid castile soap (unscented)

• 1 tsp organic coconut oil

• 6 drops of geranium essential oil

• Shake well to mix

• Remember to shake well before every use

We like the organic coconut oil from Living Tree Community Foods.

You can find unscented Castille soap at Dr. Bronner.

We recommend Mountain Rose Herbs as a reputable source for essential oils.

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REFERENCES:
1. “Pregnant Women and Fetuses Exposed to Antibacterial Compounds Face Potential Health Risks.ACS. American Chemical Society, 10 Aug. 2014. Web. 8 Sep 2014.

2. “FDA Taking Closer Look at ‘Antibacterial’ Soap.” U.S. Food and Drug Administration. N.p., n.d. Web. 8 Sep 2014.
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