Bath and Body Works Hand Sanitizer Testing

Bath & Body Works® Sanitizing Hand Gel

For this experiment, my son rubbed his dirty right hand on an agar plate. Then we put a nickel-sized amount of Bath & Body Works sanitizing hand gel which is 68% alcohol on his left hand. We I rubbed it in with a clean gloved hand and let it sit for 1 minute. Then he rubbed that left hand onto an agar plate. The plates were incubated for 48 hours.

 The Bath and Body works did about the same as most of the alcohol hand gels.  However, this hand sanitizer probably doesn't kill norovirus.