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Another Reason to start making your own Soap!

Another Reason to start making your own Soap!


Last night I stayed up to watch a health report. It had to do with soap so it caught my interest.

Is your soap hurting your sex drive”? 

NEW YORK (FOX 5 NEWS) - Triclosan is found in all kinds of products from toothpaste to deodorant to soap. The industry started using the compound about 40 years ago. But the things we use to get us clean and attractive are also responsible for killing our sex drive.

What Is Triclosan? C12H7Cl3O2
Triclosan, similar in its uses and mechanism of action to triclocarban, is an antibacterial and antifungal agent found in consumer products, including toothpaste, soaps, detergents, toys, and surgical cleaning treatments. Wikipedia
Triclosan is an ingredient added to many consumer products intended to reduce or prevent bacterial contamination. It is added to some antibacterial soap and body washes, toothpastes, and some cosmetics—products regulated by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA). It also can be found in clothing, kitchenware, furniture, and toys—products not regulated by the FDA.
Now this upset me, because I could name off the top of my head at least 10 different essential oils that have anti-microbial, antibacterial benefits that could be used in toothpaste, soaps, detergents, toys, skin care products and surgical cleaning treatments.
       Tea Tree (Melaleuca alternifolia), Lavender (Lavandula angustifolia), Eucalyptus (Eucalyptus globulus), Lemon (Citrus limon), Thyme (Thymus vulgaris), Peppermint (Mentha × piperita) Lemongrass (Cymbopogon flexuosus), Palmarosa, (Cymbopogon martinii), Oregano (Origanum vulgare), Grapefruit (Citrus paradise), Cinnamon (Cinnamomum zeylanicum).

        The list goes on, it comes down to essential oils high in Geraniol, Linalool, Terpinene and Geranyl acetate, which are both antibacterial and anti-microbial. 

How Safe Is Triclosan?
Some short-term animal studies have shown that exposure to high doses of triclosan is associated with a decrease in the levels of some thyroid hormones. But we don’t know the significance of those findings to human health. Other studies have raised the possibility that exposure to triclosan contributes to making bacteria resistant to antibiotics. At this time, we don’t have enough information available to assess the level of risk that triclosan poses for the development of antibiotic resistance.
There are other ongoing studies that involve the safety of triclosan.
So why are we using it? 
Are There Benefits of Triclosan?
For some consumer products, there is evidence that triclosan provides a benefit. In 1997, FDA reviewed extensive effectiveness data on triclosan in Colgate Total toothpaste. The evidence showed that triclosan in that product was effective in preventing gingivitis.
(So is Tea Tree essential oil)
For other products, such as over-the-counter (OTC) consumer antiseptic products, the FDA has not received evidence that triclosan provides a benefit to human health.


At this time, the FDA doesn’t have evidence that triclosan in OTC consumer antibacterial soaps and body washes provides any benefit over washing with regular soap and water. 

How Can I Tell if There Is Triclosan in a Product?

Antibacterial soaps, body washes, and fluoride toothpastes are considered OTC drugs. If an OTC drug contains triclosan, it should be listed as an ingredient on the label, in the Drug Facts box. If a cosmetic contains triclosan, it should be included in the ingredient list on the product label..


Ladies and Gents it’s time to learn to make your own soap and personal care products with all natural ingredients offered from our wonderful earth. Here at AromatheraChi we offer the classes you will not only love but also expand your world using all natural products.



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