Updated on October 11, 2021
Organic Hand Wash and Soap – Benefits Without the Risks
Organic Hand Wash dispensers are growing in popularity because they don’t contain harsh chemicals that can irritate and dry out your skin. They are also much easier to keep clean than disposable ones. When using them, some people experience skin irritation and notice they are drying out the skin; this is called contact dermatitis. It is widespread among people who use liquid hand soaps regularly because, in the workplace, cleanliness is essential.
The organic antibacterial hand washes you choose should be made with natural ingredients. Natural antibacterial properties in herbs like basil, mint, or tea tree oil help fight against bacteria. Other herbs like aloe or neem oil also help. These natural ingredients are very effective, but some manufacturers have added chemical ingredients like sodium lauryl sulfates (SLS), cheaper alcohol alternatives but do not have the same anti-bacterial properties as the herbal ones. Sodium lauryl sulfates is a detergent, so it would be wise to avoid products that have this ingredient.
Triclosan is found in many products such as shampoos, soaps, and lotions. If you buy an organic hand wash, look for one that has organic chlorhexidine gluconate or benzoyl peroxide as its main ingredients. Triclosan damages the skin when it comes in contact with it, so look for a product without this substance.
When buying an organic hand wash, it is advisable that you check the ingredients first. In addition to the ones mentioned above, look for active cultures like active manuka honey, active manuka gram, or cultures like active manuka honey or agave nectar because these types of ingredients are known to kill microorganisms that cause acne and some forms of skin allergies. Active manuka honey contains high antioxidant content that is good for the skin. It can help protect your skin from environmental factors such as heat and sun exposure and from bacterial infections caused by the exposure to bacteria.
Benzoyl peroxide is known to kill the bacteria referred to as P. acnes but it may also damage the cells of the face and may cause dryness and irritation of the skin. You want an organic hand wash that contains the natural ingredients mentioned above and also a natural antibacterial agent. Triclosan may be included as an antibacterial agent, but this is not advisable if you have sensitive skin or are prone to allergies. Choose those products with milder chemicals.
The pH of your skin plays a vital role in controlling the growth of acne-causing bacteria. Most hand wash products available on the market contain sodium chloride as an ingredient. Sodium chloride causes the pH level of the skin to change which may lead to irritation and may result in acne. An organic product will have a neutral pH level. This means that there is a balance between the acid and alkaline components of the handwash product.
Organic hand wash is easy to apply without drying out your skin. The ingredients should always be applied in circular movements to avoid getting the concentrated ingredients into the smaller areas of the hands. A water-based hand wash works best to reduce the risk of bacterial contamination while an oil-based product works well for maintaining the natural PH level of the skin. Both have benefits, but if you have allergies or you tend to get flaky skin, you may prefer to use an organic product.
There are many benefits to using organic products such as organic soaps and organic hand wash. You do not have to worry about the possible side effects of the chemicals contained in ordinary soaps and cleansers. There are no health risks when you choose these natural ingredients.