While citrus perfumes are totally not my thing, when it comes to shower gel or hand soap, a citrus scent makes my day.
Not only is it refreshing and bright, but it’s a nice ‘wake up’ that I can take in small doses.
The Bath & Body Works Malibu Citrus Anti-Bacterial Gentle Foaming Hand Soap smells great!
And even if you’re like me and aren’t the biggest citrus fan in general, give this one a shot. You may just end up stockpiling it after trying it for the first time.
Bath & Body Works Malibu Citrus Anti-Bacterial Gentle Foaming Hand Soap Pictures
Bath & Body Works Malibu Citrus Anti-Bacterial Gentle Foaming Hand Soap Ingredients
√ Smells of key lime, orange & white grapefruit
- Name: Bath & Body Works Malibu Citrus Anti-Bacterial Gentle Foaming Hand Soap
- Amount: 259 mL (8.75 fl. oz.)
- What I Paid: 7 for $25 CAD on sale
- Where to Buy: Bath & Body Works stores (Currently not available on their website, but it might turn up later.)
Bath & Body Works Malibu Citrus Anti-Bacterial Gentle Foaming Hand Soap Review
To eliminate extra ‘power of suggestion’, I decided to try this soap without reading any written descriptions.
The interesting thing is that when I made a mental note of what I smelled (lime, orange, and grapefruit), I was really surprised when I was actually spot on! Those are the exact scents listed!
The orange and lime are the most prominent for me, and I get a hint of the grapefruit. And the overall scent is light, so don’t worry about being overpowered.
This is a fresh, bright, and lively scent that’s great for a hand soap. I really enjoy washing my hands with this one because it’s a fragrance that I associate with being clean.
How Well Does It Clean?
My hands felt very clean after using this. Even when my hands were greasy, the Bath and Body Works Malibu Citrus hand soap cut through it very well.
Is It Drying?
Some people find foaming hand soaps drying, but it doesn’t feel overly drying to me. The foaming version is much gentler on my skin than Bath & Body Works’ Deep Cleansing kind, that’s for sure!
Because this is a foaming soap, you’ll zip through it in no time. Unlike gel-type formulas, you use more of the foaming soaps. This may be a downside for you because, in the end, this formula costs you more.
If you really like Malibu Citrus, I suggest that you grab it ASAP because it probably won’t be around much longer than the summer. And I’m really not sure if they’ll bring it back the following year.
My favourite colour is green (for polish and just in general), so of course I liked the way this hand soap looks!
I also like how the packaging is pretty simple yet functional. I don’t really need my soap to look all crazy. As long as it cleans and doesn’t make my hands smell weird, I’m happy. (See, I’m relatively easy to please!)
Final Verdict: 9.5/10
I really enjoyed using the Bath and Body Works Malibu Citrus Anti-Bacterial Gentle Foaming Hand Soap. It smells so refreshing, and it made me want to wash my hands more just to smell it…haha!
What hand soap are you currently using? What type of smells remind you most of the summer? Do you use hand soaps with pumps or do you use bar soaps?