The Good: Appears to work, Easy to apply, Exceptionally good scent!
The Bad: Price/size.
The Basics: Eucalyptus Mint Anti-bacterial Hand Gel from Bath & Body Works is another worthwhile product that fashionably kills germs!
My wife has been on a kick lately. It might have to do with them being on sale at the nearby Bath & Body Works, but she has been picking up a whole load of different scents of anti-bacterial PocketBac hand gels at the store. The other day, she picked one up for me (specifically) because she was tired of me borrowing hers. Knowing me as well as she does, she cutely got me the Eucalyptus Mint anti-bacterial hand gel!
For those who are unfamiliar with the recent trend in personal hygiene, 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 or when you're trying to interact with people you don't want to get sick, which is why a lot of hospitals are using these now.
Honestly, anti-bacterial hand gels are genius. They are wonderful when one is on the road and sees kids wiping their noses on their hands and then opening doors that you're about to have to touch. 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 basically make living in a first world country a real treat.
Eucalyptus Mint scented anti-bacterial hand gel for Bath & Body Works is incredible! This 1 oz. PocketBac plastic bottle holds a fluid that smells exactly like a mint julep! The scent is intriguing in that it always smells like fresh peppermint, but oddly it seems cut at the forescent. In other words, it does not smell instantly minty, it’s like there is a smooth pre-aroma that makes the mint seem less intrusive and pure, but at the same time allows the peppermint scent to hit and truly satisfy the nostrils of the mint lover. I assume that is the eucalyptus! Eucalyptus Mint anti-bacterial hand gel smells good enough to make an environmentalist like me not care about the death of all those germs!
Eucalyptus Mint anti-bacterial hand gel comes in a pocketpac bottle for $1.50, $.99 on sale. The fluid is translucent light green with dark blue little microbeads suspended in it. As near as I can tell, the microbeads do nothing. They dissipate when one uses the gel, so it is not like they are a grit for cleaning the hands.
The bottle is a rhombus 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, the scent remains on the skin for three to four hours!
Unlike most anti-bacterial hand gels, the Eucalyptus Mint scented Bath and Body Works hand gel does not dry the skin out. It’s a nice change from many of the other Bath & Body Works hand gels I have used. Even when I used two Eucalyptus Mint blobs in an hour, this hasn’t dried out my skin.
I use so many anti-bacterial hand gels, that is seems I never get sick, so it is mostly on faith that this particular one works at this point, but I have that faith. This is pretty awesome!
For other Bath & Body Works anti-bacterial hand gels, please visit my reviews of:
Warm Apple Cider
Scary Cats (Black Cherry)
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