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Bath & Body Works Stress Relief Anti-Bacterial Hand Gel Review

I was given a 1 ounce container of Bath and Body Works Eucalyptus Spearmint Stress Relief Anti-Bacterial Hand Gel as part of a Christmas present. I'm not someone who normally uses antibacterial hand gels but I do enjoy the pleasant and aromatherapeutic fragrance, so I figured I'd give this one a go.

The main ingredient in this product is alcohol. It is 68% alcohol which "decreases bacteria on hands" according to the label. No claims of murdering 99% of bacteria here! The directions state to rub a dime-sized amount onto hands and VOILA! you will be protected from *some* of the bacteria in your environment and on your hands.

I'm not too afraid of the bacteria on my hands to the point where I would normally use a anti-bacterial gel like this, so I like it more for the "stress relief" fragrance. It lasts for about 5 minutes after application which may not actually relieve my anxiety but it does make me smile because it smells so good anyway.

I won't be going out of my way to buy this item in the future.

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Paulie wrote on January 1, 2016, 1:48 AM

Thanks for the good review. I also would not buy the product.

Kasman wrote on January 1, 2016, 3:06 PM

I remember reading somewhere that a thorough wash with plain old-fashioned soap and water is the best way to clean hands.

DWDavisRSL wrote on January 1, 2016, 7:33 PM

Anti-bacterial hand sanitizers and other products like them are going to be the downfall of the human race because they leave the strongest bacteria behind to carry on.

njchicaa wrote on January 1, 2016, 8:02 PM

I'm a biology teacher. I know this.

njchicaa wrote on January 1, 2016, 8:03 PM

It really is the best way to go!

DWDavisRSL wrote on January 1, 2016, 8:32 PM

I don't keep hand sanitizer in my classroom. I have sinks with soap and paper towel dispensers. If the students ask for sanitizer, I send them to the sink to wash with warm water and soap and explain to them why. Now most of them just ask if they can wash their hands when the feel the need.