I can’t recall who it was that I was speaking to in comments but they mentioned how disappointed the Bath & Body Works community was at the lack of Fall 2017 Hand Soaps. I completely agree. This year, Fall Hand Soaps were sadly lacking. I tend to stockpile the Fall Hand Soaps but there were so few to choose from that I actually got none this year. Yup, that’s right, zero, nada, zilch. Typically they do at least five Fall Hand Soap releases over the course of a four month period starting in August, again in September, and again in October and November. Typically they launch the ones we all love to hate first like Sweet Cinnamon Pumpkin and move on to gourmands like Pumpkin Latte. As we get deeper into Fall they do ones like Apple Picking and later in November we get a round of Harvest ones.
Well, we are pretty deep into October now and sadly, there haven’t been a ton of Fall Hand Soaps to get excited about. And I’m disappointed yes, but also, I feel like I saved a heap of money. I’ve discovered stocking pile Bath & Body Hand Soaps is actually now a good idea as some go bad. Well, not bad really but they do loose their scent. I just cracked open a Pumpkin Latte one that I had from last year and it barely has any smell. So yeah, this saved me some great money.
But one of the real reasons I’m saving so much money is the fact that Bath & Body Works is getting way technical with hand soap releases.
You see, I’m a creature of habit and stick with their foam formula. I like the way it feels, I like how it lathers, and I like that I can use it quickly. I feel like the hand gel takes a while longer to use and doesn’t lather up as well. This year, they launched a honey line and sadly, Pumpkin Marshmallow Latte was available only in that formula and not in a foam. Lately, they are getting way too fancy with hand soap. Now they have a new exfoliating line of hand soaps.
Hey, I like soap hands as much as the next person but I’m not really sure I need to exfoliate my hands every single time I wash them.
Please, Bath & Body Works won’t you go back to keep hand soap simple. Gel or foam is fine by me. We don’t need exfoliating ones or honey infused ones or anything else fancy. If it isn’t broke don’t fix it as they say.
How are you feeling about Bath & Body Works Hand Soap launches lately?