The Defense Soap Bars contain the highest possible concentrations of therapeutic botanicals allowed in a bar of soap. From the standpoint of hygienics, Defense Soap is a therapeutic cleansing soap, not a medicine. It is not intended for use in the diagnosis, cure, mitigation, treatment, or prevention of disease in humans. However, throughout history, the essential oils found in Defense Soap have been shown to have therapeutic, anti-bacterial, anti-viral, and anti-fungal properties and used as an effective, natural remedy, and preventative against MRSA, Ringworm, Impetigo, Staph, and Herpes. Please visit our learning center for more information about these studies.