Think antibacterial hand soap is your best defense against germs? Think again.
Antibacterial agents such as tricolosan are often added to hand soaps to kill germs, but they’re also linked with endocrine (hormonal) toxicity, organ system toxicity, and skin, eye or lung irritation. In addition, these harmful chemicals end up in our water supply and considered an environmental toxin.1
Ditch the chemicals and opt for a natural alternative with Thieves essential oil.
Thieves oil is a special blend of therapeutic-grade essential oils, including clove, lemon, cinnamon, eucalyptus and rosemary. The blend is named after four thieves who supposedly used the oils to protect themselves while robbing people dying of the plague in the 15th century.
Sound unbelievable? Thieves oil has actually been tested for its cleansing abilities and has shown to be very effective.2
And not only is Thieves a powerful cleaner (without the harsh chemicals and toxins), it smells AMAZING! It smells woodsy and clean. Perfect for dirty little hands.
Here’s a simple recipe to make your own DIY Thieves hand soap.
DIY Thieves Hand Soap
- 5 tbsp (or fill bottle about 1/3 full) liquid unscented castille soap
- 15 drops Thieves essential oil
- 1 tsp aloe vera juice (optional: helps to moisturize hands)
- Filtered or distilled water
Equipment & Tools
- In a foam dispensing bottle, add water, castile soap and Thieves oil.
- Add Lemon oil and/or aloe vera juice if desired.
- Replace lid securely and shake vigorously for a few seconds.
- Use as needed.
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1. Tricolsan, Environmental Working Group.
2. Effect of a Diffused Essential Oil Blend on Bacterial Bioaerosols, Journal of Essential Oils Research.
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