What Makes This Good Stuff
Soapwalla’s essential, must-have spray is all you need to cleanse hands while on the go, and to deter bugs of all kinds. I use this before working out, on equipment, mats, weights, and so on. It smells wonderful!
This generously sized 80-mL bottle contains a blend of potent and protective essential oils, including Litsea Cubeba, Rosemary, Tea Tree, Lavender, Eucalyptus, Niaouli and Palmarosa, all of which discourage bacteria, viruses, and fungi, and refresh your daily routine.
A simple shake and spray of this non-drying, non-sensitizing, delicious-smelling formula will cleanse hands, deter bugs of all kinds, freshen clothing and shoes, and revive gym equipment. Won’t mar clothing. Unisex.
Safe for use on children.
More on some of the specific microbes that are killed by some of the oils in this blend:
- Rosemary oil: Possesses strong antibacterial activity against Salmonella typhi, Staphylococcus aureus, and Pseudomonas aeruginosa [source]. Protects against meat spoilage bacterial pathogens such as Pseudomonas fluorescens, Serratia liquefaciens, Brochothrix thermosphacta, Carnobacterium piscicola, Lactobacillus curvatus, and Lactobacillus sake [source]. The essentials oil of rosemary has shown considerable antifungal activity against a wide range of fungal pathogens [source].
- Tea tree oil: Possesses antibacterial properties against many pathogens including E. coli, S. aureus, S. epidermidis, E. faecalis, P. aeruginosa, M. avium, H. influenzae, S. pyogenes, and S. pneumoniae [source]. Is effective against many fungal pathogens such as Alternaria spp., A. flavus, A. fumigates, A. niger, Blastoschizomyces capitatus, C. albicans, C. glabrata, C. parapsilosis, C. tropicalis, Cladosporium spp., Cryptococcus neoformans, E. floccosum, Fusarium spp., Malassezia furfur, Malassezia sympodialis, Microsporum canis, M. gypseum, Penicillium spp., Rhodotorula rubra, S. cerevisiae, T. mentagrophytes, T. rubrum, T. tonsurans, and Trichosporon sp. [source].
- Peppermint oil: Studies show this oil to be effective against 92% of fungi and 100% of bacterial strains tested [source].Also exhibits high levels of virucidal activity against Herpes simplex virus [source]. A major food-borne disease-causing agent, C. perfringens, was inhibited by essential oil of rosemary and peppermint [source].
- Eucalyptus oil: Possesses antimicrobial activity against S. aureus, S. pyogenes, S. typhi, Shigella spp., E. coli, and P. aeruginosa [source]. In general, eucalyptus oil is known to be an antimicrobial against bacteria, yeasts, filamentous fungi, and viruses, including influenza (an “envelope virus” like the coronavirus that causes COVID-19) [source]. The antiherpes activities of eucalyptus oil, are well established [source].
- Lavender oil: Shows antiviral activity against Herpes simplex virus type 1 [source]. Can be used to treat ulcers, burns, and scars [source]. Possesses a strong antiseptic effect against antibiotic-resistant strains such as Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) [source]. The activity of lavender oil against Shigella flexneri, which causes dysentery, has also been demonstrated [source], as well as antibacterial activity against clinical strains of bacteria in from patients with respiratory tract infections [source].
To use, shake and spray to:
- Cleanse hands.
- Deter insects.
- Freshen workout clothing, sports equipment, and yoga mats.