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Dial Hand Soap – Everything You Need to Know

Mar 11, 2011

While browsing through Dial Hand Soap trying to decide which product to buy it became obvious that there is more to it than simply choosing a scent you like.  There are antibacterial, hypoallergenic, antimicrobial, foaming soaps, and ‘kitchen use’ soaps – to name a few.  But what do all of these mean, why might someone want foaming soap over standard liquid soap?  What is the difference between antibacterial and antimicrobial?  Continue reading to discover the soapy scoop!

Foaming Hand Soap – Dial Foaming Soap quickly gives your hands a rich lather compared to regular liquid hand soap.  The secret to foaming hand soap is that most dispensers have two chambers: one with air and one with the soap.  The soap foams up as it is dispensed because the air and soap are released through the same small spout – instantly making the soap foamy.  Some people prefer the foam soap because liquid soap is easy to accidentally rinse down the drain before getting a good lather.

 Antimicrobial Soap – Soap that is advertised as antimicrobial will kill micro-organisms that are typically found on the skin.  However, strictly speaking anti-microbial soap might eliminate some common bacteria, but does not have as broad of a range against bacteria as an antibacterial soap.

 Antibacterial Soap – Antibacterial soap on the other hand, is both antimicrobial and antibacterial.  Antibacterial soap is generally more powerful than a soap that is advertised only as antimicrobial.  A Dial antibacterial soap may help prevent germs from spreading, including the flu virus.

 Hypoallergenic – Hypoallergenic hand soaps are gentler on skin and lack harsher ingredients that other soaps may contain.  In general, hypoallergenic soaps avoid fragrances and coloring which can irritate sensitive skin, and use natural oils that soothe skin.  Dial Soap for Sensitive Skin has a formula that combines the power of an antibacterial soap with the gentleness of a hypoallergenic soap.

 Kitchen Use – You might occasionally see the word “Kitchen” in a soap product’s description or name.  Soaps advertised for use in kitchens  like Dial Complete Kitchen Antibacterial Foaming Soap generally have stronger antibacterial qualities that are aimed at killing E-coli and salmonella, more commonly found in kitchens, in addition to common bacteria.

 Dial hand soap carries a wide variety of hand soaps for any handwashing needs you may have.  Being informed about the different types of handsoaps hopefully will allow you to make more fitted decisions when making a purchase.

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13 Responses to “Dial Hand Soap – Everything You Need to Know”

  1. Dial Hand Soap – Everything You Need to Know : Antibacterial Page - March 11th, 2011 at 10:39 am

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  2. Engineering Paper - March 11th, 2011 at 3:02 pm

    Good write up, lots of info on this soap, thanks for posting.

  3. Dyson - March 12th, 2011 at 12:19 pm

    If you must choose an anti-bacterial one, then why not choose the stronger one? The “kitchen” soap would seem the more sensible buy to me.

  4. Patrick - March 14th, 2011 at 5:55 am

    Thanks for the comment – I hope you and others find it useful!

  5. Patrick - March 14th, 2011 at 6:01 am

    That is a very good point Dyson. After reading your comment I looked again at the Dial Hand Soaps, and saw that the regular Dial Foaming Antibacterial Soap is a bit less expensive than the Dial Kitchen formula soap. So if price is a factor people might go with the antibacterial soap, but those who are more concerned about germ killing power would probably go for the kitchen formula. Thanks for the insightful comment!

  6. Managed Hosting - March 14th, 2011 at 12:16 pm

    The strongest is always considered best, but sometimes it is extremely harsh on your skin. Dial seems to be the Bentley of the soap line, as they’ve clearly done their research and offer a wide variety. But what would you say is the best all-around soap for every day use that’s effective, but not going to tear off your skin?

  7. Patrick - March 15th, 2011 at 1:47 pm

    Dial has a few different types of antibacterial soaps, but they also have many products that have somewhere in the product title ‘Antibacterial soap with lotion’ or ‘Antibacterial soap for sensitive skin’. I personally would choose one of these products for typical handwashing needs, as antibacterial soaps are strong enough to suit most needs but these ones also take into consideration that overuse can cause irritation. These particular products have added lotions or ingredients like aloe for people who may need to frequently wash their hands throughout the day (hospital workers, food service, etc.) and want their hands to stay soft and smooth. I agree, strongest doesn’t always equal best! Thanks for the comment.

  8. Sandra - May 2nd, 2011 at 12:24 pm

    That is really good to know. I usually go with something that will kill the bad bugs.

  9. Hospital disinfectant - June 28th, 2011 at 10:48 pm

    The soaps must be selected according to the type and usage.This article will help to identify the benefits and usage of each soap. Thanks for the information shared.

  10. Car Lease Return - July 7th, 2011 at 1:08 pm

    This may sound gross, but I like to use Dial to dry up any random pimples that show up on my face. Works wonders!

  11. Gary Shelton - August 22nd, 2011 at 3:08 am

    Good article, very informative. Good read.

  12. SEO Los Angeles - November 17th, 2011 at 11:32 am

    Oh, I always have wondered how kitchen soap is different from the others.

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