Hand washing isn’t the most tantalizing process, but it’s one that we must be diligent about since lathering up is still the best way to stop spreading cold and flu germs. However, stocking your bathroom with soaps formulated with enriched ingredients and packed in luxe bottles, will enhance the mundane task—and impress anyone you have over with your good taste.
The following seven hand soaps will make you want to wash for the full recommended 20 seconds to guarantee you’ve properly cleaned your entire hands, including the backs, palms, under your nails, and in-between your fingers. Read on and start scrubbing.
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1. Aēsop Resurrection Aromatique Hand Wash
Aēsop’s mix of mandarin orange, cedarwood, and lavender smells just as divine as it makes your hands soft and smooth.
Aesop | $39
2. Byredo Vetyver Hand Wash
Byredo wins the hand washing game—and a permanent place on our sinks—with its luxurious new earthy-clean fragranced soap.
Byredo | $60
3. Philip B Lavender Hand Wash
The grand supreme of hand cleansing: Philip B’s pure provençal lavender-infused soap contains natural antiseptic properties and its opulent bottle guarantees its status as a bathroom staple.
Philip B | $30
4. Diptyque Paris Floral Softening Hand Wash
As they say, once you go Diptyque, you never go back. The brand’s elegant hand wash gently hydrates, soothes, and tones hands with one of its signature calming floral scents.
Diptyque | $38
5. Nest Japanese Black Currant Liquid Soap
The alluring scent of Japanese black currant will make bathrooms smell inviting, and its natural plant extracts and antioxidants will cleanse hands without drying them out.
NEST | $22
6. Jo Malone London Lime Basil & Mandarin Body & Hand Wash
Moms love it, your friends love it, and so do you. This hand wash edition of Jo Malone London’s crisp and spicy fragrance is a bathroom staple.
Jo Malone | $40
7. L'Occitane Lavender Shea Liquid Soap
A foolproof way to make sure all of your dinner party guests stay relaxed and in good spirits: stocking L’Occitane’s calming and moisturizing lavender-scented hand wash on your bathroom sink.
L'Occitane | $27
8. Jo Loves White Rose & Lemon Hand & Body Cleanser
A soap with any other rose scent would never smell as sweet. Jo Loves blends the classic floral note with fresh lemon for unexpected scent that will actually make you look forward to washing your hands.
Jo Loves | $60
9. Malin+Goetz Lime Hand Wash
This foaming citrus hand wash leaves cleanse skin without stripping skin of its essential oils. Bonus: The bottle is every minimalist’s dream.
Malin+Goetz | $22