Sir William Osler, M.D., the father of modern medicine, said, “Soap and water and common sense are the best disinfectants.” For years manufacturers have tried to improve on soap by adding things like triclosan to create antibacterial washes. But just last year the FDA announced that it was reviewing the safety of triclosan. They have no evidence that it is unsafe for people, but there also isn’t any evidence “that triclosan added to antibacterial soaps and body washes provides extra health benefits over soap and water.”

My own experience is that triclosan can irritate the skin, but sometimes it’s hard to find soap without it. That’s why I’m so happy to be able to offer this new hand soap as part of our Hand Soap and Lotion Set! I’ve been calling these Sink Sets because “common sense” tells me that you need a soap AND a lotion at every sink (especially in the winter). We’re putting these together with a generous 8 ounces of soap (with mild surfactants to clean, glycerin to moisturize and soften, and colorful jojobas to offer gentle exfoliation) and 8 ounces of lotion (with goodies like sunflower oil and shea butter to moisturize) in your choice of fragrance—both in pump bottles for easy, sanitary dispensing. (Plus, we try to make them pretty so they look nice next to your sink!)

What fragrance would YOU choose?