Washing your hands is important all year round, but during the winter it’s absolutely critical if you want to stay healthy. If you think all hand soaps are created equal, think again! While most wash away germs, they can also strip your hands of much-needed moisture, leaving them rough and dry.
Luckily, there are hand soaps out there that cleanse your hands while also keeping them nourished and soft. We rounded up the best hands soaps below, so stock up on them now for the season.
Best Hand Soaps
Highlights: Made with gentle coconut cleansers, organic plant extracts, vitamin e + B5; no fake fragrance, no dyes, no harsh detergents
“I can go on and on about this product like an infomercial that’s how much I love it. We have decided to take the more natural alternative in our home and this soap is wonderful, it lathers well, moisturizes well and smells fresh and clean. It is hands down one of the best soaps and choices we have made! Fantastic purchase highly recommended!!!!” – Mandy
Highlights: Gentle on hands and the planet and safe for septic systems; gentle coconut cleansers are combined with pure essential oils, delivering the beautiful benefits of aromatherapy; non-gmo verified, cruelty-free, Paraben-Free, polysorbate-free, disodium EDTA-free, gluten-free, sodium laureth sulfate-free
“This hand soap is a great go-to. Smells like heaven and I love that they’re organic and sulfate free, it really makes a difference in my skin! My hands are much less dry in the winter when I use sulfate-free soaps so this is definitely a bathroom staple.” – Morgan
Highlights: Gentle foaming hand soap combines nourishing vitamin E with softening shea extract & aloe
“I always have been and always will be a fan of Bath & Body Works Gentle Foaming soaps. Not only do they have the best scents (so you can change them up every season) but they also keep your hands soft and nourished.” – Alisha
Highlights: Respects skin’s balance; enriched with shea which is known for its nourishing properties; made without palm oil
“It’s hard to beat L’Occitane when it comes to hand care. Everyone knows their hand lotions are bomb, but so are their hand soaps. This one never leaves my hands dry and it smells incredible.” – Jeanine
Highlights: Made with essential oils and plant-derived ingredients; not tested on animals; phthalate-, paraben-, DEA- and sulfate-free
“This is one of my favorite hand soaps because I love the smell. Yes, it smells pretty much the same as all of the Mrs. Meyer’s cleaning products, but that makes me feel extra clean every time I use it.” – Hannah
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