As a WIFE you wash your hands countless times a day, however choosing a hand soap for your house that is eco-friendly, free from toxic chemicals and aesthetically pleasing to your home decor can do your head in. Luckily, THE WIFE has created a handy guide to the best hand soaps and lotions to fill your kitchens, bathrooms and powder rooms with. Click “continue reading” to shop THE WIFE’s favorite hand soaps and lotions. -Taryn Cox for THE WIFE
Photographed Above: Further Hand Soap and Lotion: The glycerin in these products is derived from used gourmet vegetable oil from some of America’s finest restaurants (Mozza and Tavern to name a few). Further then makes their own biofuel to go into their cars and the remaining purified glycerin goes into making their hand soaps, lotions and candles, creating a perfect, sustainable circle. THE WIFE’S Favorite: Eco Friendly Hand Soap! $12.50 each at Furtherproducts.com
Williams Sonoma Handsoap and Lotion with Wire Caddy: Made with premium-quality essential oils, these eco-friendly hand soaps and lotions reflect Williams Sonoma’s culinary roots with their fresh, simple scents that blend into any WIFE’s kitchen naturally. Their Biodegradable blends contain no parabens, ammonia, chlorine or lauramide DEA and are never tested on animals. THE WIFE’s Favorite: Powder Room Hand Soap $29.99 at Williams-Sonoma.com
Barr- Co. Pure Vegetable Hand Soap and Fine Shea Butter Lotion: More than 98% natural and a fully vegan, Barr-Co.’s natural liquid hand soap is created with natural plant extracts, soothing botanicals, and oatmeal extract. Oatmeal contains saponins that help remove dirt and oil from pores. Great in the kitchen, and also reuse this hardy glass bottle again and again. Made without parabens, sulfates or petrochemicals. THE WIFE’s Favorite: All Natural Hand Soap $24.00 each at Anthropologie.com
The Honest Company Baby Safe Hand Soap: Infused with essential organic lemongrass oil and grapefruit seed botanical extracts to protect, clean, and soften hands. A low-sud lather guaranteed to be effective, safe, and completely non-toxic, perfectly suited to wash away everything from sticky little fingers and everything in between. The Honest Company has created a hand soap that is all natural, non-toxic, biodegradable, pH Neutral, free of phthalates, SLS, SLES, triclosan, synthetic fragrances, glycol, enzymes, dyes, phosphates, 1,4-dioxane, chlorine, DEA, formaldehyde and caustics. THE WIFE FAVORITE: Hand Soap For Kids $4.95 at Honest.com
Mrs. Meyers Clean Day Hand Soap: Mrs. Meyer’s makes soaps from natural ingredients and essential oils, they can be used to suds up your whole body–not just your hands. All ingredients are at least 98% naturally derived, eco-friendly, free of phthalates, triclosan, formaldehyde, artificial colors, parabens, animal derived ingredients, MEA, DEA. $3.99 at Mrsmeyers.com.
Cucina Fruits & Passion Hand Soap and Lotion: Cucina’s delicately scented hand wash is specially designed for use in the kitchen and formulated with extra virgin olive oil with purifying properties. Will rinse any unwanted food-related particles off hands to avoid interfering with flavor of your favorite foods. Oil deeply soothes sensitive skin while protecting it from drying out. This softly scented natural-origin product is biodegradable and mild on skin. THE WIFE’s Favorite: Kitchen Hand Soap $22.50 each at Fruits-Passion.com
Caldrea Hand Soap and Lotion: Hands are soft, clean and fragrant thanks to the help of aloe vera gel, olive oil and essential oils cleanse and condition. Caldrea also makes sure their products are free from phthalates, triclosan, formaldehyde, artificial colors, parabens, animal derived ingredients, MEA and DEA. $10.50 Each or $32.00 for the set at Caldrea.com