Did you hear that washing hands with plain soap and water is as effective as using the expanding range of sanitizers or antibacterial soaps if done correctly and often? This is great news for handcrafted soapmakers! The study was conducted by the Harvard Health Letter and found that just washing with soap and water for 15 seconds removed 90% of bacteria. They cautioned, however, that many people do not wash their hands often enough or dry them thoroughly. Wikipedia also supports the notion that there is no evidence stating that antibacterial soap is better for cleaning your hands or body.