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Our 12 Favorite Hand Soaps of 2021

They'll actually make you excited to wash your hands.

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For a Refresh
Eucalyptus Hand & Body Wash
MALIN+GOETZ nordstrom.com

If you're not one of those people who hangs eucalyptus in your shower, this is the next best thing. The invigorating scent keeps your hands soft and smelling fresh.

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For the Kitchen
Liquid Hand Soap in Lemon Verbena
Mrs. Meyer's Clean Day target.com

Mrs. Meyer's is a kitchen sink classic, and for good reason: it gets palms squeaky clean without stripping the skin.

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For Sun Worshippers
Wood Sage & Sea Salt
Jo Malone nordstrom.com

If your ideal setting is a Nancy Meyers-designed kitchen or a seaside B&B, we'd buy up a dozen of these. The bottle is gorgeous, and the formula smells like the sea breeze on a private beach.

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For Every Day
Lavender + Coconut Hand Soap
Everyone amazon.com

The brand's hand sanitizer is coveted, and the matching soap is no different. The subtle fragrance makes for a spa-like rinse, even if you're just scrubbing down after a trip outside. 

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For cold climates
Verbena Shea Butter Liquid Soap
L'Occitane nordstrom.com

A classic option, and for good reason. The shea extract it contains will keep even the most wind-beaten skin moisturized. 

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For Lemon Lovers
Lemon Hand Wash
C. O. Bigelow amazon.com

The famed New York City apothecary isn't just home to pharmacy classics and luxe European exports—it also happens to churn out some delicious, citrusy hand wash of its own. 

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For Flaky Skin
Exfoliating Hand Wash
Diptyque bloomingdales.com

This scrubby wash buffs away dry skin and smells like a Parisian spa. And how chic would that glass bottle look on your sink? 

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For Green Consumers
Foaming Hand Soap with Japanese Yuzu Flower
MyKirei by Kao amazon.com

This floral, skin softening foam from Japan is eco-friendly, too: Big refill pouches help keep household waste low. 

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For Rough Skin
Reverence Aromatique Hand Wash
Aesop nordstrom.com

This pumice-studded wash has a cult following thanks to its herbal fragrance and scrubby texture. Follow up with your favorite hand lotion before a DIY manicure. 

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For An Instant Vacation
Aloe Vera Liquid Soap
Carthusia bigelowchemists.com

Capri is known for its fairytale views and coastal cuisine, but its beauty game is just as strong. Carthusia, a local fragrance house, makes some of the chicest hand and body products we've ever seen. 

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For Eczema
Gentle Foaming Hand Soap
Eczema Honey eczemahoneyco.com

For those who suffer from skin conditions, all this COVID-spurred hand rinsing can cause major flare ups. This foamy formula is specifically formulated to ease your flaky pain.  

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For A Neutral Bathroom
Hand Soap
The Laundress nordstrom.com

The brand is known for its luxe laundry detergent, but their hand rinse is just as covetable. (And it looks fancy as hell.) 

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