Tuesday, October 20, 2015

Seasonal Delight, Bath & Body Works Pumpkin Cupcake Anti-Bacterial Hand Gel Works!

The Good: Appears to work, Easy to apply, Great scent
The Bad: Expensive
The Basics: The Pumpkin Cupcake Anti-bacterial Hand Gel from Bath & Body Works is one of the scents worth picking up!

Every now and then, it's nice to find a winner among the new line of Bath & Body Works Anti-Bacterial Hang Gels. Their seasonal lines are, sometimes, hit or miss, but this year one of their new scents has grabbed me completely. It's Pumpkin Cupcake and it is currently available as part of the autumn line of Anti-Bacterial Hand Gels. Bath & Body Works has recently redesigned their PocketBacs (arguably to sell newly-shaped accessories, grumble!) and the Bath & Body Works Pumpkin Cupcake Anti-Bacterial Hand Gel is the first from the redesigned, seasonal line I've tried . . . and liked!

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; there are a ton of times one might want to use these!

Honestly, anti-bacterial hand gels are genius. The more I learn about the current trend in the spread of communicable diseases, 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 basically make living in a first world country great.

Pumpkin Cupcake scented anti-bacterial hand gel from Bath & Body Works features a scent that is pretty simple. It smells like pumpkin spice - pumpkin, cinnamon, and nutmeg - but with a somewhat muted aspect to it that, I suppose, represents the cupcake it is supposed to embody. This 1 oz. PocketBac plastic bottle holds a fluid that smells wonderful and is instantly evocative of autumn. The amber fluid never smells like isopropyl alcohol alone, even though that is a primary ingredient in the gel.

Pumpkin Cupcake anti-bacterial hand gel comes in a pocketbac bottle for $1.75, $.99 on sale. The fluid is translucent yellow-orange with tiny dark purple flecks in it. The globs don’t seem to do anything.

The bottle is a ovaloid 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.

Pumpkin Cupcake anti-bacterial hand gel does not dry out the skin and it leaves the hands smelling vaguely like pumpkin, which is nice this time of year. When not on sale, these still seem a little pricy, but they are worth it!

For other Bath & Body Works anti-bacterial hand gels, please visit my reviews of:
Dazzling Diamond
Midnight Pomegranate anti-bacterial hand gel
Stress Relief Eucalyptus Spearmint


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