If you’ve purchased a bar or bottle of antibacterial soap recently, you may have noticed that many of them promise to kill 99.9 percent of germs. And, though CBD has been touted as a miracle compound able to heal most of what ails us, you might wonder just how much more effective it could make your favorite soap. However, researchers are finding that the appeal of combining CBD with antibacterial soap comes not from how many germs it could kill, but rather in the way it does so — and the side effects, or lack thereof, that ensue. While other antibacterial agents can be just as effective, most of them lack the positive safety profile of CBD.
CBD also brings other benefits to the table — or the bathroom sink — that make it an excellent addition to antibacterial soaps. As recent research has uncovered, this humble compound may be the most versatile and powerful natural remedy in recent memory.
CBD has been revolutionizing the skin care world since it first hit the market. The darling of the media right now (despite their inability to get their facts right), it’s become a huge trend in many industries, from fitness to beauty to food. Perhaps more interesting, though, is the research that shows its medicinal applications for treating everything from cold sores to seizures. Many of these potential uses make it the perfect addition to your trusty bar or bottle of soap.
For starters, CBD is a powerful antibacterial agent. Researchers have tested its strength against a wide range of bacteria, including some of the most stubborn and difficult to kill. They’ve found that CBD can be highly effective at killing bacteria and treating infections, making it the rare substance that’s equally adept at preventing and curing these types of issues.
But it’s not just its ability to kill bacteria that makes it an ideal ingredient in antibacterial soaps. The fact that CBD is also a potent natural anti-inflammatory is a great reason to use it in soap. Inflammation is extremely common, and almost all of us experience it at some point or another — whether it’s just a touch of acne or full blown eczema. Chronic inflammatory conditions like rheumatoid arthritis also become increasingly common as we age, and studies indicate that using a CBD-infused topical (like, for example, a nice liquid soap) can help to reduce inflammation and pain, unlike its non-infused counterparts.
Studies also show that CBD can help with some of the most common skin complaints many of us have. It interacts with the body’s endocannabinoid system to regulate the production of sebum in the skin. This means that it can help to increase oil production when the skin is too dry, and decrease it when it’s excessive and causing pimples.
CBD soaps can also provide all the antibacterial power of traditional products without the accompanying dryness and discomfort. Standard hand sanitizers tend to be harsh on the skin, but an antibacterial soap with CBD can provide the same benefits without the drawbacks.
As well as improving your complexion, CBD soap can also help to prevent fine lines and wrinkles on the face, hands, and wherever else you use it. This is because it’s an antioxidant, which means it fights off free radicals, the tiny molecules in the body that attack skin cells and cause the seven signs of aging in the long term.