While I try living an eco-friendly lifestyle, there are some things I just can't live without, or feel are too important for us to give up. One of these items is antibacterial soap. I have read some studies claiming antibacterial soap is bad because of germs learning to adapt, but I consider some things not worth messing around with – especially salmonella. As proud owners of bearded dragons and red eared sliders, I have to always be cautious since they can be carriers for this terrible bacteria. Maybe I'm too paranoid, but it seems better to be safe than sorry. For the sake of the humans and pets in our household, I am always trying out new antibacterial soaps. While I am a big fan of Bath & Body Works Antibacterial Soap, I was excited when I had the opportunity to try out Lysol's new Touch of Foam™ Antibacterial Hand Wash – everyone who has dealt with serious cleaning situations knows Lysol as a name for killing germs!
Lysol Touch of Foam™ Antibacterial Hand Wash: Cleaner
First and foremost, the first thing I wanted to know about Lysol Touch of Foam™ Antibacterial Hand Wash was how well it cleaned. While a great scent is obviously a plus, it's not as important as getting dirt and nasty germs off your hands. For the past month, we had been using this soap exclusively in our downstairs half bathroom. With our office in the basement, it is the most used bathroom in our house. To get a full opinion, I used this bottle to the very last drop.
The first thing I noticed about Lysol Touch of Foam™ Antibacterial Hand Wash was how it made my hands feel. My Bath & Body Works foam soap strips everything from your hands, making them feel dry but clean. With Lysol's soap, they felt clean but moisturized. I thought this was overall a good thing, though sometimes I did feel like it over moisturized my hands. While this is normally not a bad thing, it was a surprise.
Probably the biggest surprise in my eyes, however, was the fact that the container actually uses all the product. I have grown accustomed to having to take the pump off my soaps or give up on that last 1/4 inch of soap at the bottom of the soap bottle. Lysol's Touch of Foam™ Antibacterial Hand Wash, however, is designed to use every last bit of soap, making it an even better deal for the money! Add in the fact that even the pump is made to be antibacterial and you have the perfect soap for living with animals and kids!
Lysol Touch of Foam™ Antibacterial Hand Wash: Scent
As someone who loves Bath & Body Works products, I will freely admit that I choose their soaps mostly for the scent. I really wasn't for sure if Lysol's Touch of Foam™ Antibacterial Hand Wash would be able to steer me away from my favorite foaming soap. To my surprise, the soap actually smelled amazing! For my review, I was able to try their creamy vanilla orchid scent. While the scent was a bit stronger than what I am used to, it was very good – it left me wanting to go to the store and smell their other scents!
Lysol Touch of Foam™ Antibacterial Hand Wash: Comparison
These are my hands, with two pumps of foam from each of our home soaps:
Lysol Touch of Foam™ Antibacterial Hand Wash: Overall
Overall, I have to say that I liked Lysol's Touch of Foam™ Antibacterial Hand Wash. Its inexpensive, smells great, and leaves your hands feeling soft. While I may choose another scent next time I go to the store, I am definitely willing to purchase this product on my own next time. Even though I think it moisturizes a bit too much, I can happily give this product an A rating and highly recommend that anyone with kids or animals try this soap out in their own household!
Disclosure: Budget Earth did not receive monetary compensation for this review, but did receive a free bottle of Lysol Touch of Foam™ Antibacterial Hand Wash for review purposes from BzzAgent. All of the opinions on this blog are the opinions of said author and these opinions may differ from your own.