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DEFENSE SOAP, DEFENSE SOAP WIPES and DEFENSE SOAP SHOWER GEL contain two of nature’s most powerful antimicrobial essential oils: Tea Tree Oil and Eucalyptus Oil. These oils have been known to control skin bacteria and to be a natural remedy for skin Infections such as MRSA, Staph, Impetigo, Ringworm, Herpes.

Eucalyptus Oil is also a known natural anti-viral botanical. Defense Soap also helps to keep the healthy skin flora in balance because it contains no harsh chemicals such as Triclosan, alcohol or other antibacterial chemicals. These chemicals end up destroying all skin bacteria including the beneficial bacteria that are an integral part of the skin’s natural immune system.

Defense Soap Active Natural Ingredients:

Melaleuca Alternifolia (Tea Tree) Oil
Tea tree oil contains a constituent called terpinen-4-ol that is known t to be responsible for most of tea tree oil's antimicrobial activity. Because tea tree oil can kill bacteria, applying topical tea tree oil to facial lesions has been thought to kill the skin-dwelling bacteria that are involved in causing lesions and acne vugaris.    

Eucalyptus Globulus Leaf Oil
Eucalyptus Globulus Leaf Oil has anti-inflammatory and analgesic qualities as a topically applied ingredient. Eucalyptus oil is used in personal hygiene products for antimicrobial properties in dental care and soaps. Eucalyptus oil is recognized by The Homeopathic Pharmacopoeia of the United States (HPUS) which is the official compendium for Homeopathic Drugs in the U.S. HPUS is recognized and monitored by the FDA.


References


Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center: http://www.mskcc.org/mskcc/html/69396.cfm
Aetna Intelihealth: http://www.intelihealth.com/IH/ihtIH/WSIHW000/8513/31402/405383.html?d=dmtContent
The Mayo Clinic: http://www.mayoclinic.com/health/tea-tree-oil/NS_patient-teatreeoil
U.S. National Library of Medicine: http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/11482001?dopt=Abstract
The National Institute of Health: http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/2145499?dopt=Abstract
The American Cancer Society: http://www.cancer.org/docroot/ETO/content/ETO_5_3X_Tea_Tree_Oil.aspMedil-ine Plus: http://www.nlm.nih.gov/medlineplus/druginfo/natural/patient-teatreeoil.html
Natural Standards of Integrated Medicine: http://www.naturalstandard.com/index-abstract.asp?create-abstract=/monographs/herbssupplements/patient-teatreeoil.asp
Wikipedia: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tea_tree_oil
Herbal Medicine for Acne Vugaris: Eric Yarnell, Kathy Abascal. Alternative and Complementary Therapies. December 1, 2006, 12(6): 303-309. doi:10.1089/act.2006.12.303.

Disclaimer:

Note: Information about Defense Soap products is not a substitute for professional medical advice. The natural active ingredients are known remedies but are not intended to diagnose or treat diseases. If you have or suspect you have a medical problem, promptly contact your professional healthcare provider. Statements and information regarding these natural ingredients have not been evaluated or approved by the Food and Drug Administration. Please consult your healthcare provider before beginning any course of treatment

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