How to Open Bath and Body Works Soap? – Detailed Guide

By Marsha Harrison

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How can opening a Bath & Body Works hand soap bottle be a challenge for us? The thing is, not all brands follow the same designs, and BBW products can be tricky with their opening caps.

Due to multiple customer reviews online, such as on Amazon, about this issue, we have decided to create an article to address their concerns.

So, let’s not spill or break our newly bought products. Learn how to open Bath and Body Works soap here.

How to Open BBW Foaming Hand Soap

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In this guide on how to open BBW soap, we will be learning two ways to open it since Bath & Body Works sells two kinds of hand soaps – foaming hand soap and gel hand soap.

Learning how to open Bath and Body Works foaming hand soap is the easiest among the two kinds of hand soaps from the brand.

Most foaming hand soaps open the same way as the ones from Bath & Body Works. So this can be used as a general guide on opening foaming hand soaps.

Step 1: Hold the Bottom of the Pump Lid

To ensure that you won’t accidentally cause the entire lid to come off and have soap all over the place, it’s best to hold the bottom of the pump lid first.

Since there will be some twisting of the lid involved in the later steps, holding the lid down will help keep it in place.

Step 2: Twist the Pump’s Nozzle

Before twisting, the nozzle should be locked facing the left side of the front label.

Then, with one hand secure on the bottom of the pump lid, it’s time to make some twisting motion.

Twisting the nozzle slowly and carefully. Try not to use too much force to risk damaging or getting the nozzle stuck.

Twist the nozzle back and forth from its locked state to the front where the front label is located.

Step 3: Wait for the Clicking Sound

As you twist the nozzle back and forth, you should hear and feel a clicking sound after a few seconds. After you hear this clicking sound, the nozzle should be facing the front label.

When this happens, you know that the nozzle is locked into its notch. Then, you can now pump the foaming soap from the dispenser.

How to Open BBW Gel Hand Soap

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Step 1: Hold the Bottom of the Pump Lid

Just like opening Bath & Body Works foaming hand soap, you should also hold the bottom of the pump lid. It is to prevent the pump lid from coming off and causing spillage of soap.

Step 2: Twist the Pump’s Nozzle

If you do this step wrong, the nozzle may not pop up as it should.

With one hand on the bottom pump’s lid, use your other hand to twist the nozzle counter-clockwise. Note that twisting the nozzle clockwise does nothing as Bath & Body Works gel hand soaps are designed to be twisted 365 degrees counter-clockwise.

Continue twisting counter-clockwise for about 1-2 rotations.

Step 3: Wait for the Nozzle to Pop

After continuously twisting the nozzle of the gel hand soap, the nozzle should immediately pop up. Once the nozzle pops up, this is a sign that the gel hand soap is ready to use.

Simply pump the bottle nozzle downwards, and the gel soap should quickly dispense.

How to Open Bath and Body Works Hand Sanitizer

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You can get a spatula or a butter knife to open this product.

Place it under the edge of the lid, and keep one finger on the lid’s edge where you insert the knife, to hold it firmly. Then just pop it open with the knife.

Helpful Tips

  • You might encounter a bath and body works soap dispenser problem, which is especially common for the foaming hand soaps.

If no foam or soap comes out of the bottle after opening and pumping, we suggest cleaning the dispenser as it may be clogged.

  • You may go back to the store to request a replacement if the nozzle of the gel hand soap does not pop up after 5-10 seconds of twisting counter-clockwise.
  • If you wish to lock Bath & Body Works foaming hand soap, twist the nozzle to the left of the front label.
  • On the other hand, to lock Bath & Body Works gel hand soap, you should completely press the nozzle downwards and twist clockwise.

Conclusion

Now that you know how to open method hand soap from Bath and Body Works, you can use this guide for other brands who have similar or the same dispensing system.

The secret to opening BBW hand soaps, whether it may be the foaming or gel-type, is in the twisting motion.

For foaming hand soaps, simply twist back and forth until you feel the nozzle lock to the notch. However, more twisting is required for gel hand soaps as you will need to complete rotation counter-clockwise.

This is a simple guide on how to open bath and body works soap. Hopefully, you can succeed without spilling or breaking the soap.

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