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I've been making my own foaming hand soap using diluted Dr. Bronner's in a foaming dispenser. Well, the upcoming flu season has me thinking about antibacterial stuff. Plus, I feel a little more comfortable with antibacterial soap in the kitchen as well for washing off raw chicken and stuff.

 

We were taking our children to a wholistic ped for a while and I noticed in the soap dispensers in the bathroom it looked like they had crushed garlic in them. I was going to ask the ped about it but got sidetracked. I'm guessing this was for antibacterial purposes. I've googled it and found nothing. Anyone know anything about this??

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The natural antibacterial soaps all have tea tree, lavender and/or thyme in them. I don't know about using garlic, there probably is a way, but I personally would go with one or more of the three things I listed.


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Great, thank you! I'm already using lavender castile soap so maybe I'll try adding some tea tree oil to that. I would imagine this would smell better than using garlic anyways :p

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You caught my drift thumb.gif lol.


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Haha, yes :p

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