If you do Brazilian Jiu, Jiu-jitsu, MMA, wrestling or any close contact sports you should take the time to invest in a good Antibacterial and Antifungal Soap.
Sports gyms can be a breathing ground for bacteria and the risk of a Staph infections is high. As someone who has had one of these infections in the past, trust me you never want to have it or even be close to it. They are gross and very dangerous if not treated early.
Some gyms are cleaner than others but even with the regular washing of mats and equipment you cannot completely remove the risk of infection. One thing you can do though is to establish a solid personal hygiene routine that ensures that you clean any harmful bacteria off you contract an infection. In order to do that you will need some decent soap.
After reviewing many products over the years here is my list of the best Antibacterial and Antifungal Soaps.
Defense Soap 4 Ounce Bar (Top Pick)
Perhaps the most popular soap on the list for athletes and my personal soap of choice. It is only slightly more expensive than your average store bought soap but it is well worth the couple of extra bucks.
The 100% natural ingredients are derived from Australian tea tree oil and eucalyptus oils. When using it is easy to work up a dense lather that ensures a thorough wash. The scent of the soap is also very pleasant.
Some of these stronger soaps can work well but can make the skin very dry. I am happy to report that is not the case with Defense soap.
The Yellow Bird Soap Bar
Peppermint & Tea Tree Soap Bar. All Natural Antifungal Soap for Acne, Athlete’s Foot, Ringworm, Jock Itch. Organic Body & Face Wash for Men and Women
Made by hand and in small controlled batches the yellow bird company have taken the time to ensure the consistency of their natural brand of soap. Made from a number of oils including Tea tree, Peppermint oil, Sunflower Oil, Palm Oil, Olive Oil, Cajeput,and Coconut Oil. Ech oil has different bacteria fighting qualities which ensures that your body is protected from any potential threat
Antifungal Tea Tree Oil Body Wash
Made from a number of oils including Melaleuca Alternifolia Seed Oil, this product comes as an oil.
Helps Athletes Foot, Ringworm, Toenail Fungus, Jock Itch, Acne, Eczema & Body Odor- Soothes Itching & Promotes Healthy Feet, Skin and Nails 9oz.
What I like about this soap is that it comes with a pump which is great for when showering. It also has a very strong concentration and a pleasant smell. Only issue for me is that it does not lather as well as other soaps on this list.
Golds BJJ Submission Soap
Golds BJJ and submission soap is made with combat sport athletes in mind.
Made from a blend of essential tea tree oil and essential eucalyptus oils this soap helps to protect against Ringworm, Jock Itch, Athlete’s Foot, and other fungal infections. It has a pleasant scent and lathers well in the shower.
My only minor complaint is that it does not last as long as the defense soap.