The Good: Good and accurate scent, Seems to work, Easy to apply
The Bad: Expensive, Afterscent is a bit alcoholy
The Basics: Bath & Body Works Fresh Balsam Anti-bacterial Hand Gel is one of the more pure and enduring scents of the line, making it a worthwhile holiday scent!
Bath & Body Works Anti-Bacterial Hand Gels are a lifesaver whenever I find myself interacting with the world. But Bath & Body Works has a pretty extensive and ever-changing line of scents that they create. The quality of those anti-bacterial hand gels varies widely, which makes it worthwhile to review them. The Fresh Balsam Anti-Bacterial Hand Gel is one of the better ones.
For those unfamiliar with the phenomenon, Anti-Bacterial Hand Gels are like liquid soap. You drop a few drops of a gel onto your hands, then rub your hands together and the gel evaporates, killing bacteria on your hands. Also, it has the tendency to clean off mild amounts of dirt. It's a convenient way to clean your hands and keep them sterile while on the run or around a lot of sick people. Or when you're not around water, like when out shopping during the holidays, or when you're trying to interact with people you don't want to get sick; there are a ton of times one might want to use these!
Honestly, anti-bacterial hand gels are amazing. The more I learn about the current trend in the spread of communicable diseases, and the unfortunate anti-vaccing movement, the more I want to use them pretty much constantly. I could come up with literally a thousand places and times I've used anti-bacterial hand gels. Anti-bacterial hand gels are essentially biological weapons against bacteria that are convenient, easy to use and an essential hygiene tool in America today.
Fresh Balsam scented anti-bacterial hand gel from Bath & Body Works smells exactly like what one might hope for from a pine scented hygiene product. The scent is heady and strongly of pine. This is a very true pine scent from the bottle to the skin. This 1 oz. PocketBac plastic bottle holds a fluid that smells exactly like it is supposed to. The scent of pine from the Fresh Balsam anti-bacterial hand gel fades after application to the skin after several minutes and leaves the hands smelling minorly of isopropyl alcohol, which makes some sense given that isopropyl alcohol is a primary ingredient.
Fresh Balsam anti-bacterial hand gel comes in a pocketbac bottle for $1.75, $.99 on sale. The fluid is translucent bright green with tiny dark green flecks in it. The globs don’t seem to do anything.
The bottle is an oval shape that fits in the hand rather easily. The flip-top lid makes it easy to open and close the bottle with one hand. This is especially convenient because if you believe you need to sterilize your hands, odds are you will not want to touch many things until you've done. The ability to manipulate the bottle with one hand while getting the product out is a good selling point.
The bottle recommends a dime-sized drop to sterilize one's hands. That seemed to work for me and when applying this gel.
Fresh Balsam anti-bacterial hand gel does not dry out the skin, but the initial strong pine scent does fade after a few minutes, leaving the scent of alcohol on the skin. The strength of the original pine scent is significant and potent enough to easily recommend the Bath & Body Works Fresh Balsam Anti-Bacterial Hand Gel!
For other Bath & Body Works anti-bacterial hand gels, please visit my reviews of:
Bourbon Street Buttercream Anti-Bacterial Hand Gel
Peach Pecan Cupcake Anti-bacterial Gel
Simply Rain Anti-Bacterial Hand Gel
For other health and beauty reviews, please check out my Health And Beauty Product Review Index Page for an organized listing!
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