The Good: Appears to work, Easy to apply, Wonderful scent!
The Bad: Price/size
The Basics: Fresh Lavender Anti-bacterial Hand Gel smells great in and out of the bottle while it kills germs!
I feel like it has been a while since I raided my wife’s stash of Bath & Body Work Anti-Bacterial Hand Gels and found myself rally liking the scent of the one I used. That changed today when I found myself considering the Fresh Lavender Anti-Bacterial Hand Gel that I have been using for the last week. After all, if I keep going back for the same one, the scent must be something I am enjoying!
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 out at the mall and one sees how people treat their bodies, they are likely to use them excessively. 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.
Fresh Lavender scented anti-bacterial hand gel from Bath & Body Works smells exactly like lavender spice. It is a vibrant, energizing, and instantly recognizable scent! This 1 oz. PocketBac plastic bottle holds a fluid that smells the same in the bottle and on the hands, which is a wonderful (and surprisingly uncommon) thing. It is a clean scent and one that smells just like an herb garden. When on the hands, this anti-bacterial hand gel smells just like it does in the bottle and it is a delightful spicy scent.
Fresh Lavender anti-bacterial hand gel comes in a pocketbac bottle for $1.50, $.99 on sale. The fluid is translucent lilac color with darker purple microbeads in it. The microbeads do not seem to do anything.
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.
Fresh Lavender anti-bacterial hand gel does not dry out the skin and it leaves the hands smelling delightfully spiced!
For other Bath & Body Works anti-bacterial hand gels, please visit my reviews of:
Winter Spice & Vanilla
Candy Cane Bliss
Fresh Picked Strawberries
Warm Apple Cider
Scary Cats (Black Cherry)
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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