Review of the Lysol Touch of Foam Antibacterial Hand Wash
March 30, 2013 by
How often do you wash your hands? When it comes to me, I'm pretty obsessive. I find myself randomly snacking on pistachios or biting my nails, so I have to make sure my hands are clean. I end up washing them at least 15 times a day, seriously!
I also walk around with a hand sanitizer in my purse, but I'm not really a fan of them so I rarely use it. Mostly, because I prefer to clean my hands with something called WATER! To protect my stubby little fingers (blame my dad) and avoid scrubbing off the color of my hands, I also wear gloves to do most things people do. Some may consider it wasteful, but I have to cook for my family and do not like the feel of raw meat or fish. So I use gloves to cook. I don't like touchy icky things so I also use gloves to clean. My children are actually pretty good at washing their hands also. They both wash their hands as soon as they walk into the house and before they eat, but they tend to forget about the "in betweens". Sometimes I would catch the older one washing with just water and not using any soap. I've been told by some friends that there's nothing wrong with that, but since we take showers using soap, I prefer for us to use soap to clean our hands as well. My son's complaint is that the liquid soap takes to long to wash off even though he's only using a little bit, lol. My youngest's issue is always putting his hands in his mouth...he sucks his finger.
I do not own many "natural" cleansing products and I'm trying to change that since it seems that every few days we hear of a new recall or warning for ingredients used in common products. I choose to use mild soaps since I wash my hands often, but I do use antibacterial soaps a few times a week. I am in the process of slowing down, but my husband will not so I was happy for him to have a chance to check out Lysol's Touch of Foam Antibacterial Hand Wash. What drew me to it was since my boys complain about how long the liquid soap takes to wash off, the foam may be a better option.
Things I like:
- This creamy vanilla orchid soap has a really nice, mild scent. It doesn't really smell much like vanilla, but I do notice a floral scent.
- The foam is thick and did not drip during the 10 seconds I had my hand upright taking pictures.
- The design of the bottle (style wise). The bottle isn't hideous :) It doesn't look bad on the counter.
- You know how the top sometimes drips of other soaps? You won't have that problem with this.
- Also, you know how in order to close/lock some lotion/soap bottles (maybe for travel reasons), you have to turn the top and squeeze it down to close? Well, with the design of this bottle, all I have to do to lock it is simply turn it 90 degrees counter clockwise.
- Did I forget to mention how much I like the thickness of the foam? My boys have a habit of leaving little soap spills when they wash their hands, whether it's the bottle leaking or my boys spilling soap from their hands. This foam bottle doesn't leave a mess!
- It's antibacterial soap, so since I wash my hands often, I won't use it as much.
JUST CURIOUS What do you think of antibacterial soaps? Every day there seems to be a new warning about ingredients in our foods, drinks, medicines, products for our skin, etc. You never really know what's safe to use because although it sounds great, someone finds something wrong with it sooner or later. Not to mention the fact that ever since the Internet came into existence, we all turn ourselves into amateur doctors thinking we're infected with all kinds of diseases or cancers because the symptoms fit something on WebMD. Half of us think products that state "kills 99.9% of germs", "kills 99.9% of bacteria" or whatever are must haves, when others think the ingredients use to kill the germs and bacteria will cause more problems. What do you think?