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Household Supplies Review: Bath & Body Works Kitchen Anti-Odor Hand Soap

Tried and Tested: Bath & Body Works Kitchen Anti-Odor Hand Soap

Bath & Body Works Kitchen Hand SoapGrating onions and deveining shrimp are among my least favorite kitchen tasks. They not only leave me in a foul mood, but they leave me with equally foul-smelling fingers. If there's one thing I can't stand, it's stinky hands — so when I got mine on some kitchen soap that promised to not only be cleansing but also "odor-eliminating," I had to put it to the test.

Bath & Body Works Anti-Bacterial Deep Cleansing Hand Soap claims to be all things to all cooks in the kitchen. Not only does it contain a patented technology called FreshSource that fights strong odors, but its citrus-scented formula is also allegedly antibacterial, exfoliating (thanks to blue microbeads), and moisturizing (due to coconut milk, honey, and olive fruit extracts).
I can't verify the antibacterial part, but I can say without a doubt that a sudsy moment under the sink with this soap will get just about any offending smell off your hands. I put it through the garlic test, the onion test, and, yes, even the peeling and deveining shrimp test. My hands weren't only clean, they were slightly moisturized and also scented like the somewhat-artificial smell of Sunburst Tangerine — which I'd gladly pay $7.25 for over the smell of gutted seafood.

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