By now washing your hands often should be on auto-pilot mode in your hygiene routine, but if you’re going to do something multiple times a day, it wouldn’t hurt to make the chore a little more enjoyable and pleasant. You don’t have to box yourself in with boring bar soaps that dry out your hands or smell like cheap perfume. We’ve rounded up some of our favorites below that will make you want to get your hands (and body!) dirty just so you can wash them over and over again.
Melbourne, Australia-based Fazeek is one of our favorite contemporary beauty brands because they create design-forward wellness goods that are handcrafted, ethical, and cruelty free. Their Terrazzo bar soaps look like little blocks of art and are made with a 100% pure vegan base and soap chips with natural clay to replicate the terrazzo look.
Even beards need love and cleaning too! This unique, multipurpose soap disc by Hudson Made acts as both a shampoo and a shaving cream once lathered. Once you rinse, the natural oils left behind help moisturize your beard and skin.
Bell Mountain Naturals is also simple, natural, ethical, and transparent. They use natural ingredients that have been sustainably sorted and recyclable or compostable packaging to better the environment. There are no preservatives, artificial dyes, or added fragrance – just pure ingredients that smell clean while leaving your skin feeling good.
The Soap Distillery’s summer collection of bar soaps makes us crave the drinks they’re named after! The bars look and smell like summer, and are ultra-hydrating due to their cold-processed formulation.
We say this from experience, it’s so hard not to walk by UME’s sculptural soaps without wanting to take closer look. If the intoxicating scents don’t pull you in, the glacier-like shapes and colors will. Made with a unique blend of botanicals, antioxidants, mineral rich clays, and skin-nurturing essential oils, you’ll actually *love* washing your hands when you have these soaps nearby.
Did you know that African black soap isn’t actually black? It’s actually a marbled brown mix of colors. African black soap has long been hailed for its healing properties to treat many skin conditions including acne, dandruff, eczema, psoriasis, and fading. This bar soap by the Naked Bar Soap Co. is traditionally manufactured Fair Trade and imported from Ghana, West Africa, so you can be sure you’re getting the real deal.
Last but not least, by Humankind’s bar soaps are chockfull of high-quality ingredients and are cold-processed to improve the soap’s moisturizing qualities and moderate your skin’s pH balance. Scents like Tea Tree, Grapefruit, and Blood Orange + Bergamot keep it simple but elevate the ho-hum task of washing your hands.