Admittedly, our bathroom sinks aren't always the most beautiful spots in our homes. Between excess squirts of toothpaste and remnants of skincare products that inevitably end up on the countertop, it's no wonder it's one of the more difficult locations to keep looking luxe. Thankfully, there's one easy fix that adds an instant touch of charm to the facade of your faucet despite it all—a pretty hand soap.
With beautiful glass brown bottles, chic labeling, and, most important, olfactory delights (like lemongrass, fig, sweet orange, lavender, and the Mediterranean sea), hand soap offers an easy, not to mention an affordable way to update your bathroom.
On a practical note, with all of the attention on natural and non-toxic ingredients in our skincare and beauty products, the Environmental Working Group recommends avoiding triclosan and triclocarban when choosing a hand soap. Here are our 15 hand soap picks of the moment.
With notes of sage, rosemary, and bitter orange, this earthy soap smells as good as it looks.
2. Molton Brown
Molton Brown is always a chic choice. We can't get enough of the UK company's luxurious yet understated bottles.
3. Compagnie de Provence
With labeling reminiscent of the beach signs on the French coast, we can practically feel the Mediterranean breeze.
4. Common Good
The simple, sketched bottle would be perfect in an all-white, farmhouse-style bathroom.
5. Claus Porto
As bold as a multi-colored, tiled backsplash, the design on this bottle will add some color to your sink.
6. Philip B
From the purple textured bottle to the brass accents, this soap epitomizes fancy. Use it to glam up your bathroom.
Diptyque soap and candles always make a failsafe hostess gift. The bottles are so luxurious, you may want to scoop one up for yourself, too.
8. Grown Alchemist
If you can't get enough of brown bottle hand soap, you need to try this one from Grown Alchemist. You'll fall hard for the fruity, earthy aroma.
9. Antica Farmacista
If you aren't sold on the elegant, Italian bottle, you will be with the Prosecco-scented soap.
This Murchison-Home soap is a good choice if your style tends more towards natural and artisanal. The 100 percent cruelty-free bottle reminds us of something you'd find in an old apothecary.
11. Huntington Soap Co.
Bold, graphic, and modern, this brown bottle soap will make a statement on your sink.
12. Eau d'Italie
This all-natural soap conjures up images of chic Italian beach clubs in the summertime.
If you prefer a fresh-scented, refreshing soap, you can't go wrong with L'Occitane's lemon verbena. The clean and simple bottle adds a touch of French elegance to any bathroom.
Kiehl's is for those who put skincare first, but still want a bottle worthy of showing off. This non-drying formula conditions and soothes, all while beautifying your vanity.
Can you really ever go wrong with Aesop? When in doubt, this is your chic go-to. The gentle formula boasts notes of orange, rosemary, and lavender.