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Germs Be Gone: The 5 Best Antibacterial Hand Soaps For Winter

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* You’re already washing your hands, but are you using the best soap to fight germs?
* Antibacterial doesn’t have to mean “full of chemicals”
* Keep yourself healthy during cold season with soaps that fight viruses

Winter is coming and so are germs. The plunging temperature is the perfect setting for colds and the flu to run rampant, with more time spent indoors and in close proximity with sniffling co-workers and sneezing roommates. We all know it’s important to do things like getting the flu shot, staying hydrated, and being extra vigilant with hand washing during cold season, but what you’re washing your hands with is also important.

Sure, some soaps may have fancy sounding names like “Hibiscus Heaven” and “Dewdrop Dream,” but if your handcrafted soap that you bought to perfectly match your bathroom decor doesn’t have the word “Antibacterial” in the description, it’s likely not going to help you ward off the common cold. We don’t know about you, but we’re big fans of being able to breathe through our nose.

The CDC calls hand washing “one of the best ways to remove germs, avoid getting sick, and prevent the spread of germs to others.” We know you’re doing it anyways, so why not go the extra step and wash your hands with soap that keeps the focus on kicking germs’ butts? We’re assuming germs have butts, of course.

  

1. Dial Antibacterial Hand Soap

If you’re looking for a no-nonsense soap that gets your hands clean without leaving a strong smell, Dial Antibacterial Soap is for you. The Spring Water scent is the same as the original Dial soap that has made the brand a staple in homes for decades. Great for people who don’t want a strong smelling soap, Dial fights germs and bacteria without added perfume.

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2. Softsoap Antibacterial Hand Soap

Softsoap Antibacterial Hand Soap will eliminate 99.9 per cent of the germs on your hands, while also working as a moisturizer to help combat dry skin during the winter months. That’s good news, since you’ll want to wash your hands an extra two or three times after every sneeze-filled board meeting.

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3. Vi-Tae Anti Bacterial Soap

If you’re worried that using antibacterial soap means exposing yourself to unnecessary chemicals, the Vi-Tae Antibacterial Soap is for you. The chemical Triclosan, which is found in most soaps and still under review by the FDA, is not in Vi-Tae. Instead, they use natural ingredients like patchouli, lemongrass and lime to naturally disinfect skin. Vi-Tae comes with a higher price tag than most soaps, but it’s made in the USA and it’s certified Organic.

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4. Antibacterial Oregano Soap

If you want a soap that does more than just kill germs on your hands, the Antibacterial Oregano Soap is your one stop suds shop. Its oregano base boasts natural antibiotic and antiviral properties, which means that it can take on both bacteria and viruses living on your skin. Not only that, but used as a body soap, Antibacterial Oregano Soap can soothe skin suffering from excessive dryness, odor, and skin irritants like Athletes Foot and Toenail Fungus. Is there anything this soap can’t do?

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5. CleanWell Natural Antibacterial Foaming Hand Soap

The CleanWell Natural Antibacterial Foaming Hand Soap has a little something for everyone. For parents and pet owners, the natural ingredients mean it’s safe for the whole family. For people looking for something with a fresh, non-chemical smell, the soap has a spearmint-lime scent. And for those looking for a soap that will help keep them healthy all winter long, the antibacterial, antimicrobial soap kills 99.9 per cent of germs naturally.

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