Clean up your act! Luxe hand soaps we love
Feel like upgrading your hand soap? Foam up and step this way! From luxurious formulas and gorgeous bottles to fresh summer scents, here are 12 of the loveliest to buy now.
Lavender is the queen of stress-busting scents, so we’re always keen to add it into our routine wherever poss. This gentle garden-scented soap from Mrs Meyer’s is easy on the budget, and it’s made with olive oil and aloe vera so you won’t need to worry about drying out your skin. Love florals, but not a lavender fan? Try their Peony scent instead – it’s a total winner.
If you’re as addicted to Le Labo’s perfumes as we are (you can’t beat a spritz of Santal 33), then why not incorporate their fragrances wherever you can? This fresh basil-scented soap is a dead cert for the kitchen sink – and it looks dead chic, too.
Bar soap more your speed? Ditch the Imperial Leather and pop one of Bamford’s Pebble Soaps by your sink. Modelled on a heart-shaped stone found on the beach, their Geranium soap gives spa-like vibes with its eucalyptus, lavender, peppermint, geranium and tonka bean notes.
Coming up roses
Interiors minimalists will love this sleek bottle from L’Objet – and the scent inside is just as grown-up. Rose Noire is blended with white pepper, rose, tea and earthy moss notes, plus there’s walnut and organ oils in the mix to leave your mitts silky soft.
You’ll spot many a bottle of Bramley in boutique hotels up and down the country – and with good reason! Channel the getaway vibes with Bramley’s signature hand wash, made with entirely naturally-derived ingredients and scented with clary sage and lavender. Can’t get enough? Bramley also sells a 5-litre (!) refill bottle for £130.
Pretty in pink
How gorgeous is this pastel pink bottle from Space NK? The soap inside is fragranced with pear, rose and vetiver notes for a moisturising hand wash that smells as good as it looks. Pop in the downstairs bathroom and your guests will love it.
Not only will REN’s Atlantic Kelp hand wash leave you with a pep in your step (its much-loved Anti-Fatigue fragrance is blended with sage, cypress, geranium and rosemary), it’s kind to the planet, too. The bottle is made with 80% recycled plastic and 20% ocean plastic collected by TerraCycle, and the entire bottle can be recycled. Guilt-free purchase, here we come.
Have a great day
Good news for NEOM fans – its super-sniffable Great Day Hand and Body Wash now comes in a bigger bottle, so you get more pumps for your pennies. Made with seaweed, pomegranate and aloe vera to cleanse and soften skin, and scented with zesty wild mint and mandarin, this bottle makes a great gift if you want to pass on the happy vibes.
A stylish sink accessory for your bathroom in its striking blue bottle, Neal’s Yard is always a dead cert for smellies and this no-nasties, vegan coconut oil base with freshly picked garden mint and zesty Sicilian bergamot is at the top of our wishlist.
Hey, if it’s good enough for Soho House and Cowshed Spas, it’s good enough for Muddy! This whopper of a bottle is packed with grapefruit, bitter orange and lavender essential oils for that signature scent, plus vitamin E so your hooves can stay soft.
Setting the bar high
One whiff of this solid soap from Diptyque and you’ll be transported to a sun-soaked fig grove in the Greek hills – well, that’s one way to beat the airport delays. Formulated with sweet almond oil for pampering, this embossed bar is almost too pretty to use. Almost.
This satisfyingly sleek glass bottle will pimp up your sink in no time, and the Linen Dew scent is perfect for summer with its refreshing notes of peppermint and patchouli. It’s not just a pretty face, though: the soap is formulated with organic aloe vera, blueberries and stinging nettles to care for your skin and leave it satiny-soft.