Most hand soap is not natural hand soap. Parabens, phthalates, SLS, and artificial colors -- all these harmful chemicals fill most hand soap dispensers.
There are healthier ways to clean busy hands. Essential oils like lavender, peppermint, and lemon not only smell great -- they also kill bacteria naturally and effectively. Meanwhile, healthy fats like organic coconut oil, olive oil, jojoba oil, and hemp oil cleanse without drying out hands.
At Thrive Market, we’ve got all the top vegan, organic, paraben-free, cruelty-free, and non-GMO hand soap brands. Dig in.
Hand Soap Vs. Hand Sanitizer
To clean hands and remove germs, what’s best: hand soap or hand sanitizer?
According to the CDC, alcohol-based sanitizers can be useful, but these gels or liquids:
- Don’t eliminate all germs
- Are less effective on dirty or greasy hands
- Can cause alcohol poisoning if swallowed
- May not remove heavy metals and pesticides
“Washing hands with soap and water,” reports the CDC, “is the best way to reduce the number of microbes on them in most situations.”
Verdict? Unless you’re in a pinch, stick with natural soap and water.
Top Hand Soap Brands
According to our members, these are the best natural hand soap brands money can buy.
EO stands for essential oils, the secret ingredient behind this all-natural line of soaps.
Dr. Bronner’s uses plant and essential oils (never harmful chemicals) to create their beloved line of organic hand soap liquid.
This chemical-free, ethically-sourced collection of hand soaps is enriched with garden-fresh scents like iowa pine, orange clove, and basil.
Top Reviewed Natural Hand Soap
Never settle for artificial. Here are Thrive Market’s top reviewed, all-natural hand soaps.
Powered by a blend of lemon and mandarin essential oils, this non-GMO hand soap is designed to make hands happy.
Who doesn’t love the smell of honeysuckle? Keep hands soft and clean with this paraben-free product from Mrs. Meyer’s.
You won’t find sulfates, parabens, phthalates, or gluten in our very own aromatic, botanical-infused hand soap.
Top Rated Organic Hand Soap
Organic means nothing fake. Guaranteed. Check out these certified organic hand soaps from our online marketplace.
Need a hand soap refill? This certified organic peppermint oil hand soap will clean hands and invigorate spirits.
If you have chapped or dry skin, try this unique formula powered by organic grapefruit, thyme, coconut, and sunflower oils.
Need a hand soap for sensitive skin? This hypoallergenic baby soap from Dr. Bronner’s has you and your baby covered.
Best Vegan Hand Soap
Vegan means cruelty-free, plant-based ingredients. Which makes animals happy.
Ah, the relaxing smell of lavender. You won’t need much of this moisturizing hand soap to wash up.
Rosemary cleans, olive oil moisturizes, and orange peel invigorates in this biodegradable formula, perfect for kitchens or bathrooms.
Our certified gluten-free hand soap foams (without sulfates) while nourishing hands with a blend of natural botanicals.
Hand Soap DIY
Get creative with these hand soap recipes and ideas from the Thrive Market blog.
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