Mrs. Meyers Hand Soap & Hand Lotion

I recently received a Mrs. Meyer’s Hand Soap and Hand Lotion in the Basil scent for review thanks to Crowdtap. I have seen the Mrs. Meyer’s brand in Target, pretty much every time that I go, and am always drawn in by the packaging. It is simple but colorful and I love the way it looks. However, I have never purchased their products before as I typically but Bath and Bodyworks hand soap. When given the opportunity to review these items, I was really excited because now I was finally going to get a chance to try them!

The big appeal of the Mrs. Meyer’s brand is that they are an organic and earth friendly brand. All of their scents are inspired by the garden so that when you are cleaning, you do not have to deal with harsh chemical smells. Because they do not contain harsh chemicals and are organic, they are gentler on your hands. 

 Set up next to my kitchen sink- The perfect kitchen scent

Set up next to my kitchen sink- The perfect kitchen scent

Starting with the hand soap, it comes in an individual 12.5 oz bottle and is only $3.99. They do have soap refills, which are 33 oz and only $6.99. There is no additional die and the scent, while strong, doesn’t linger for a long time. The soap is relatively light, and doesn’t leave any residue after washing. While I haven’t been using it for an exceptionally long time, I haven’t noticed it drying out my hands when I use it which is a big plus in the winter.

 The lotion at its home on my desk at work

The lotion at its home on my desk at work

The hand lotion is 12oz and costs $4.99. It comes in the same pump tube as the soap, which I find as a bit of a downside. I don’t like hand lotions in pumps for two main reasons. The first, is the amount of product that you get with the pump. I find that I don’t have as much control in the amount of product I get when I use a pump and, therefore, always end up with more than I need. The second is that when you get towards the end of a product, it becomes increasingly difficult to get out every drop and I feel like I end up wasting a lot. I think they would benefit from having it in a tube instead of the pump style.

The consistency of the lotion is thinner than I thought it was going to be. I was a bit disappointed at first because I thought this meant that it wouldn’t moisturize my hands as well as some of the thicker hand creams I’ve been using. I was pleasantly surprised and found that this lotion works just as well as some of my thicker creams! It doesn’t leave an oily residue and it massages in quite nicely. Again, the scent is very strong, but it doesn’t follow you around for the entire day.

I am very impressed by these products! I love that there is an organic cleaning product that isn’t only effective but inexpensive. I can’t wait to try some of their other products, like their laundry detergent and other household cleaning products. I’ve always leaned towards the organic/less chemical cleaning products so I’m excited that my options are expanding. While I’m not crazy about the basil scent (which truly smells of basil) I think that if you enjoy that scent you will enjoy these products. I love that there is a range of scents both from flowers and vegetables.

Have you tried any Mrs. Meyers Products?