With the Hello Yellow Sale at Bath & Body Works going on, it seemed like a great opportunity to stock up on hand soap.
I’ve been getting into them more because I love how there are so many different scents to choose from, and they’re anti-bacterial.
Today’s feature is the Bath & Body Works Iced Gingerbread Anti-Bacterial Gentle Foaming Hand Soap!
With gingerbread in the name, it was hard to resist. Would it smell like actual gingerbread, or would it be more like a ginger cookie?
Let me share my thoughts with you!
Bath & Body Works Iced Gingerbread Anti-Bacterial Gentle Foaming Hand Soap Pictures
Bath & Body Works Iced Gingerbread Anti-Bacterial Gentle Foaming Hand Soap Ingredients
Claims: BUSTED, but Product: TRUSTED
- X Freshly ground cinnamon
- X Warm gingerbread
- X Vanilla icing
- Name: Bath & Body Works Iced Gingerbread Anti-Bacterial Gentle Foaming Hand Soap
- Amount: 259 mL (8.75 fl. oz.)
- What I Paid: $2.20 USD (on sale for $2.75 USD on website & I applied a 20% off coupon code. Retails for $5.50 USD.)
- Where to Buy: Bath & Body Works stores & Bath & Body Works website
Bath & Body Works Iced Gingerbread Anti-Bacterial Gentle Foaming Hand Soap Review
To me, the Bath & Body Works Iced Gingerbread foaming soap smells a lot more like a ginger cookie than actual gingerbread as advertised. (You may remember that the Slatkin & Co. Gingerbread Candle had the same issue.)
Even though I technically had to ‘Bust’ their claims since the main (and important ones) were simply not true (at least according to my nose), I still think that this product is ‘Trusted’ and I do recommend it.
It may not be gingerbread, but the ginger-cookie aroma is very believable and delicious – like having a real cookie in front of you every time you wash your hands. Of course, you can’t eat it…so it’s more like a ginger cookie hanging by a string from a rod, teasing you each time you wash your hands.
If you have a sweet tooth and like the sweet kind of ginger more than the raw, natural ginger smell, this will be right up your alley.
I’ve tried foaming soaps from other brands and really disliked them because they were always very thin, and I felt that they didn’t do a good job at cleaning my hands. So, I set out to try this foaming hand soap with that negative bias.
I’m glad that I gave this a shot because the Bath & Body Works Iced Gingerbread foaming soap is way better than all the foaming hand soaps I’ve tried in the past.
When you rub the foam in your hands, it feels substantial, and it lathers well. My hands felt very clean after using it, however, the formula is slightly drying. It’s not nearly as drying as the Deep Cleansing soaps they have with the exfoliating beads, though.
The packaging is misleading because it shows a stack of gingerbread cookies with icing on top. If they swapped that picture out with one showing a ginger cookie with no icing, it would be more accurate.
I like how “Iced Gingerbread” is in metallic-gold script – makes the packaging seem fancy.
Final Verdict: 9.5/10
I really enjoyed the scent of the Iced Gingerbread soap from Bath & Body Works, and it made me give foaming soaps another shot.
Are you a fan of foaming hand soap? When was the last time you ate gingerbread? Have you ever eaten ginger candies?