The Benefits of Antibacterial Soap: How to Stay Clean and Healthy

Most of us know that using antibacterial soap is a good way to stay clean and reduce the risk of getting sick. We all want to be healthy and feel confident about how we smell. So, it’s natural that you might wonder which type of soap will keep you clean and healthy. Choosing the right anti-bacterial soap can have some real benefits. Let’s take a closer look at the antibacterial soap.

What Is Antibacterial Soap?

Antibacterial soap is a soap that kills bacteria on the skin. It’s not a new type of soap and it's not just made just for hand washing and cleaning dishes. The antibacterial property of the soap comes from the addition of an antibacterial ingredient. Most antibacterial soaps contain a chemical called triclosan. It’s often used in antibacterial hand soaps and body soaps. Triclosan was added to antibacterial soaps as a germ-fighting ingredient in the 1960s. Since then, there have been studies that have raised questions about its safety. But it’s still one of the most widely used antibacterial ingredients in the soaps found on the market today.

Benefits of Antibacterial Soap

It keeps you clean. Bacteria is all around us and on our skin. It’s usually not a problem because our body has ways of fighting it off. But sometimes, bacteria can get in through cuts, open sores, and pores in our skin. Using an antibacterial soap can help keep bacteria away. Antibacterial soap can help prevent certain health problems. Some types of bacteria can cause disease. Examples include staph infections and strep throat. Using an antibacterial soap can help prevent these infections.  Some types of bacteria release allergens that can make the skin more sensitive to other things (like other bacteria). Overall, antibacterial soap can help prevent the spread of bacteria in your home.

Antibacterial Hand & Body Soap

Antibacterial hand soap is a good choice for people who have cuts or sores on their hands or who work in a job that exposes them to bacteria and germs (like nurses or doctors). It can help prevent bacteria from getting in and infecting cuts and sores. Some types of antibacterial hand soap contain moisturizers that can help prevent dry, cracking skin. It’s important to choose a soap that is gentle enough for daily use. It is also very important to clean your hands any time you touch something that might have bacteria on it. Some types of antibacterial hand soap also clean your entire body. 

Saponificio Varesino's Natural Approach to Antibacterial Soap

Saponificio Varesino has a soap called Botanical Defense Antibacterial Soap that is exactly this (hand and body soap). 

The Botanical Defence Antibacterial soap line uses natural anti-bacterial essential oil extracts from tea tree (Melaleuca alternifolia) and lemon to create a healthier alternative to Triclosan for protecting you and your family against infecting agents present on the skin.

Our liquid soap is created to produce a higher level of foam to provide a deeper and safer cleaning action suitable for the hands, body or face.

Active Ingredients: 

  • TEA TREE (Melaleuca Alternifolia) extract is obtained by distillation of the leaves of Melaleuca, a tree native to Australia reported to have strong antibacterial, antifungal, antiviral properties.
  • LEMON (Citrea) an extract known for its antimicrobial and antibacterial properties.

For a full list of the clean, organic ingredients used for our Natural Antibacterial soaps, click here.


It’s important to understand antibacterial soap. Antibacterial soap is a great choice for people who have cuts or sores on their hands or who work in a job that exposes them to bacteria. However, it’s important to choose a soap that is gentle enough for daily use. It’s also important to use antibacterial soap correctly. Make sure you follow the directions on the soap’s label. These products are generally more effective than regular soaps.