Super Easy Antimicrobial Hand Soap Naturally

March 01, 2020

antimicrobial hand soap

Most of you probably have antibacterial hand soap in your home but maybe you should rethink that?

What's the difference between antibacterial and antimicrobial?

The terms “Antibacterial” and “Antimicrobial” are commonly interchanged, when in fact they have very different meanings!

Antibacterials: prevent the development of bacteria
Antimicrobials: prevent spread of bacteria, some viruses, fungi

The primary difference between antibacterial and antimicrobial substances is the types of microorganism they act upon. While antibacterial products prevent the development of bacteria, antimicrobial agents such as select essential oils prevent the spread of bacteria, fungi, and some viruses. This is a much broader scope of protection than the protection found in antibacterial products.

"A wide range of medicinal and aromatic plants have been explored for their essential oils in the past few decades. Essential oils are complex volatile compounds, synthesized naturally in different plant parts during the process of secondary metabolism. Essential oils have great potential in the field of biomedicine as they effectively destroy several bacterial, fungal, and viral pathogens. The presence of different types of aldehydes, phenolics, terpenes, and other antimicrobial compounds means that the essential oils are effective against a diverse range of pathogens. The reactivity of essential oil depends upon the nature, composition, and orientation of its functional groups. The aim of this article is to review the antimicrobial potential of essential oils secreted from medicinal and aromatic plants and their possible mechanisms of action against human pathogens. This comprehensive review will benefit researchers who wish to explore the potential of essential oils in the development of novel broad-spectrum key molecules against a broad range of drug-resistant pathogenic microbes."


Turn your antibacterial soap into antimicrobial soap in a jiffy!

Add 5 drops of CW All Purpose Healing Blend

with Lavender, Lemon and Melaleuca Essential Oils

per 1 oz natural (triclosan free) hand soap


FYI: Many natural hand soaps already boast of added essential oils but there's never any mention of just how much or, if they're of pure, therapeutic quality. Are those EOs antimicrobial? Give yourself that peace of mind by adding your own trusted essential oils with antimicrobial properties - see list below.



How to Wash Your Hands Correctly according to the Center of Disease Control


Follow Five Steps to Wash Your Hands the Right Way

Washing your hands is easy, and it’s one of the most effective ways to prevent the spread of germs. Clean hands can stop germs from spreading from one person to another and throughout an entire community—from your home and workplace to childcare facilities and hospitals.

Follow these five steps every time.

    1. Wet your hands with clean, running water (warm or cold), turn off the tap, and apply soap.
    2. Lather your hands by rubbing them together with the soap. Lather the backs of your hands, between your fingers, and under your nails.
    3. Scrub your hands for at least 20 seconds. Need a timer? Hum the “Happy Birthday” song from beginning to end twice.
    4. Rinse your hands well under clean, running water.
    5. Dry your hands using a clean towel or air dry them.
Camp Wander Essential Oil Singles








Camp Wander Essential Oil Blends

All Purpose Healing Blend

Immunity Impact Blend

Cold & Flu Ease Blend

Airway Respiratory Blend

Deep Clean Blend

Equilibrium Blend

LLP Antihistamine Blend