20 Best Hand Soaps To Keep Things Fun When Frequently Washing Your Hands

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Soap is an important part of everyone’s cleaning and wellness routine, but it's more important than ever now. Avoiding germs and keeping your hands sanitized should be your top priority, aside from keeping yourself and your loved ones safe.

The CDC has recommended frequent hand washing with soap to prevent germs amid the pandemic spread of coronavirus, but keeping clean is always a good idea.

Because standing in front of the sink and washing your hands can be boring after a while, there are plenty of ways to make it more fun, like this song. Sometimes, the best way to encourage a good habit is to make things more engaging.


But another way to keep things fun? Finding hand soap that's more than just your basic pump dispenser or body bar.

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Especially with children, keeping them safe, clean, and entertained is important when teaching them proper hand washing. So, whether it's scented soap or soap with fun shapes, there's something for everyone.


And after you wash, be sure to lotion up so your hands don't become cracked and dry.

1. Atelier Cologne Scented Soap in Bergamote Soleil

This vegetal soap has a fresh citrus scent of Bergamote Soleil, with a soft hint of background florals. It's unisex and is made using traditional French methods, enriched with aloe vera and shea butter.


(Sephora, $20)

2. Eczema Honey Gentle Foaming Hand Soap

Eczema Honey Gentle Foaming Hand Soap won’t irritate or dry out your skin because it's formulated with essential oils and aloe vera. It's especially important to use soap for sensitive skin during these times when over-washing can greatly increase the chance of an eczema flare up.


(Eczema Honey, $8.95)

3. Tom’s of Maine Prebiotic Liquid Hand Soap

Tom’s of Maine Prebiotic Liquid Hand Soap gives you a gentle cleansing and promotes the growth of good bacteria found on your hands and palms, all while helping to retain skin’s natural moisture. This soap is dermatologist tested, has a microbiome-friendly pH, and creates a healthy barrier on skin.


(Target, $4.99)

4. Keller Works Naturals Clean Thieves Soap

This bar contains an ancient immune supporting essential oil blend, which is great for keeping you healthy and safe. This soap is cold-processed, made by hand, and contains organic ingredients like coconut oil, organic and sustainable palm oil, organic refined sunflower oil, and raw shea butter.


(Keller Works, $6)

5. Caswell-Massey Centuries Almond Liquid Soap

Made since 1752, the Centuries Almond Plant-based Liquid Soap is an ultra-hydrating wash that replenishes skin's moisture, leaving it soft and supple. It features the familiar, warm and natural scent of almond and tonka bean.

(Caswell- Massey, $24)


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6. Blue Lagoon Lava Soap

Available in four colors of the lagoon’s four iconic elements — white for silica, green for algae, blue for minerals, and black for lava — this soap is infused with fine-grained lava from the Blue Lagoon’s surrounding landscape. It has an ethereal fragrance, lightly exfoliates, and is great for all skin types.


(Blue Lagoon, $20)

7. Beast Brands Natural Bar Soap in Beast Blue Scent

This is a natural head-to-toe soap has heightened levels of organic essential oils and crisp "Beast Blue" scent. It's incredibly moisturizing, perfect for all skin types, and is just the soap you need to keep your hands healthy and happy.


(Check prices and reviews on Amazon)

8. HERBIVORE Bamboo Charcoal Detoxifying Soap Bar

This gentle soap cleanses and exfoliates all different kinds of skin types. It's made with bamboo charcoal, draws out impurities and toxins from deep within pores, and deeply cleans while naturally exfoliating.

(Sephora, $12)


9. L'OCCITANE Shea Butter Extra Gentle Soap

For individuals with sensitive skin, this soap is rich in shea butter. Its foamy lather gently cleanses, while preserving natural moisture. It's also made with a 100 percent vegetable base that's gentle.

(Sephora, $12)

10. FRESH Hesperides Grapefruit Oval Soap


This luxurious, moisturizing French-milled soap is laced with an Hesperides scent, which is a full bodied bouquet of citrus notes like Italian lemon, orange, grapefruit, and bergamot. Your hands will feel and smell great with just one wash.

(Sephora, $15)

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11. DIOR J'adore Soap

Similar to the iconic fragrance, this soap smells like a floral bouquet of exquisite flowers, including Comoro Islands ylang-ylang, Damascus rose, and sambac jasmine. It's feminine and not overpowering at all.

(Sephora, $26)

12. Jo Malone London Lime Basil & Mandarin Body & Hand Wash


Available in two sizes, this refreshing soap gently cleanses and deliciously scents your skin, leaving your skin soft. Its crystal clear gel transforms into a rich lather, and it's yummy fragrance has notes of mandarin, basil, and amberwood.

(Sephora, $42)

13. LUSH Avo Good Easter


Who doesn't love avocados? Now, you can combine your favorite food with the upcoming Easter holiday. This fun, all-natural soap is kid-friendly, and is made of avocado, bergamot, listea cubeba, and olibanum oils. Plus, it looks like an avocado... how cool is that?

(Lush, $10.95)

14. LatifaArt Kids Bar Soaps


These hand-crafted soaps are great for both bath time and hand washing at the sink. The soaps come in animal shapes and are made with a cool cast of dead sea minerals, and feature four different soaps in each set.

(Check prices and reviews on Amazon)

15. Pre De Provence Zodiac Tin Bar Soap

These soap bars are enclosed in a unique, impulse-driven, fun, keepsake tin designed by Leslie Cober-Gentry. If you're a big fan of astrology, you can make hand washing even more fun while looking at your sign. These are great for a guest bathroom, too.


(Check prices and reviews on Amazon)

16. Ten Thousand Villages Peppermint Scented 'Candy Cane' Soap


This 100 percent handmade vegetable oil soap is peppermint scented. Why not bring back some holiday cheer during such a rough time? Plus, peppermint is invigorating and will make your hands small wonderful.

(Check prices and reviews on Amazon)

17. Accoutrements Bacon Soap in Tin

Add a fun twist to your time spent at the sink with this bacon-scented soap. It may come in a classy tin, but on the inside is the smell of bacon. Carry it around with you, or leave it in your bathroom so the smell can waft through your home all day.


(Check prices and reviews on Amazon)

18. MALIN+GOETZ Rum Bar Soap

Great for all skin types, this foaming cleansing bar doesn't cause irritation, drying or stripping of your skin. It gently purifies and balances skin, while hydrating and rinsing free of residue.

(Nordstrom, $12)

19. Le Labo 'Bergamote 22' Bar Soap


This soap is enriched with olive oil extract to moisturize, vitamin E for antioxidants, and shea butter to hydrate and soothe. Made with sustainable palm oil, it's hand-wrapped in Mississippi in a waxed kraft paper.

(Nordstrom, $37.50)

20. Claus Porto Confetti Guest Soap Collection


This elegant collection of 15 soaps come in four iconic scents: Voga, Madrigal, Cerina and Alface. Each soap is formulated with 100 percent vegetable oils, and are blended with shea oil extract for a smooth, creamy lather.

(Nordstrom, $22.50)

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Aly Walansky is a NY-based lifestyles writer who focuses on health, wellness, and relationships. Her work appears in dozens of digital and print publications regularly. Visit her on Twitter or email her.

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