The Israel government is to add antibacterial detergent as an approved chemical to the list of chemicals that can be used to make soap and detergent.
The ministry said it would review the chemicals as part of the process for making a list of substances that have the potential to cause harm.
It will take three to four months for the process to take effect.
The list includes a broad range of chemical products that are approved for use in the industry.
It comes as a report from the United Nations Human Rights Council suggested that Israeli authorities were not complying with their obligation to investigate and prosecute crimes against Palestinians, including crimes against children.
Israel has faced criticism over the use of chemical weapons in Gaza and in Israel’s campaign in the Palestinian territories, which are governed by the Hamas-ruled Palestinian Authority.
The chemical weapon ban has led to the suspension of thousands of construction and manufacturing jobs in Israel, where the chemicals are used.
The chemicals, which have not yet been approved by the International Organisation for Standardisation (ISO), are also used in the production of pesticides, insecticides and herbicides.
The government has argued that the ban on chemical weapons is needed to protect Israel’s national security and deter further chemical attacks.