Saturday, December 21, 2013

Some synthetics might look like a duck and quack like a duck, but…..

The talk of the use of antibacterial soap was big news last week.  Well – it was until something about a duck and a dynasty trumped all other news.

So in case you missed it, HERE is what you missed. 

Is there truth to what has been debated for over a decade now regarding antibacterial soap? I am one that strayed from antibacterial soaps about ten years ago because, well for one – I built a whole company around using essential oils in lieu of synthetics.  

I had to walk my talk. 

Hummingbird Farms No 307 Hand Soap with Lavender & Rosemary
Through my research I learned that essential oils offer antibacterial benefits the natural way.   Did you know that lavender and rosemary is a natural antibacterial? Both are naturally anti-septic and anti-fungal.  We don’t need chemicals to smell nice, sanitize our skin, or moisturize our skin.  In fact, if you are using too many chemicals for these purposes, then you are going to find yourself in a vicious cycle.  You will find that you keep using synthetic products to combat the dryness because the said product really does provide a “feeling” of softness (and it smells really nice with all that synthetic fragrance), but it is only a temporary feeling of softness, so you keep reapplying to only find that you keep using more and more because for some reason your skin just keeps getting drier and drier if you don’t use it.   What has happened is that you have lost all the essential balance your skin needs and traded it for a temporary feeling of softness.  You have disrupted what is natural with a bottle of chemicals.

There are concerns of what is happening to our immune systems with all these synthetics, and clearly, something has drastically changed regarding autoimmune diseases in the last couple of decades.  
Allow essential oils like lavender and rosemary serve as your natural antibacterial, not foreign, lab created chemicals that your immune system doesn’t understand.   

Let nature take care of you.  

Kind of like a duck does. 

But if you are a duck, be cautious of that synthetic duck commander call.  

It might quack like a duck, but…..