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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
$24.00

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
$3.99

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
$44.00

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
$4.49
$3.87 (14% off)

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
$29.00

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
$15.00

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
$62.00

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
$38.00

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
$28.00

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
$8.95

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
$19.00

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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