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Consumers don't need to use antibacterial soaps, and some of them may even be dangerous, the Food and Drug Administration says. From NPR:On Friday, the FDA issued a rule banning the use of triclosan, triclocarban and 17 other chemicals in hand and body washes. which are marketed as being more effective than simple soap. Companies have a year to take these ingredients out of their products or remove the products from the market, the agency said. "If the product makes antibacterial claims, chances are pretty good that it contains one of these ingredients," Theresa Michele, director of the FDA's Division...

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ingredients, real, soap, whole -

Let's compare! The other soap company "soap" ingredients: Honey Water (Aqua) , Propylene Glycol , Rapeseed Oil , Coconut Oil (Brassica napus; Cocos nucifera) , Sodium Lauryl Sulfate , Water (Aqua) , Sodium Stearate , Sodium Hydroxide , Fragrance , Beeswax (Cera alba) , Sweet Wild Orange Oil (Citrus sinensis) , Bergamot Oil (Citrus bergamia) , Aloe Vera Extract (Aloe barbadensis) , Sodium Chloride , Glycerine , EDTA , Tetrasodium Etidronate , Gardenia Extract (Gardenia jasminoides) , Titanium Dioxide , *Limonene , *Linalool , *Benzyl Benzoate Cream City Soap Ingredients:   Soybean, coconut and olive oil, essential oils.  May contain earth...

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grapefruit seed extract, GSE, microbial, preservatives -

  Aspects of the antimicrobial efficacy of grapefruit seed extract and its relation to preservative substances contained. von Woedtke T, Schlüter B, Pflegel P, Lindequist U, Jülich WD. Source Institute of Pharmacy, Ernst Moritz Arndt University, Greifswald, Germany. Abstract The antimicrobial efficacy as well as the content of preservative agents of six commercially available grapefruit seed extracts were examined. Five of the six extracts showed a high growth inhibiting activity against the test germs Bacillus subtilis SBUG 14, Micrococcus flavus SBUG 16, Staphylococcus aureus SBUG 11, Serratia marcescens SBUG 9, Escherichia coli SBUG 17, Proteus mirabilis SBUG 47, and Candida...

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lavender, MRSA, MSSA -

  J Altern Complement Med. 2009 Mar;15(3):275-9. doi: 10.1089/acm.2008.0268. The antimicrobial activity of high-necrodane and other lavender oils on methicillin-sensitive and -resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MSSA and MRSA). Roller S, Ernest N, Buckle J. Source Faculty of Health and Human Sciences, Thames Valley University, Brentford, UK. sibel.roller@tvu.ac.uk Abstract OBJECTIVE: The objective of this study was to compare the antimicrobial efficacy of several lavender oils, used singly and in combination, on methicillin-sensitive and methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MSSA and MRSA). METHODS: Four chemically characterized essential oils from Lavandula angustifolia, L. latifolia, L. stoechas, and a necrodane-rich L. luisieri were assessed for their antibacterial...

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