Even though you’re at home most of the time now because of the pandemic, it doesn’t mean you don’t have to wash your hands frequently. In fact, it is highly recommended that you clean your hands with soap for at least 20 seconds (that’s singing the Happy Birthday song twice, chorus to Beyonce’s Love on Top, or the chorus to Dolly Parton’s Jolene), especially if you have been out for grocery runs, exercising or even picking up your delivery orders at the door.

Since washing your hands is an integral part of your life now, why not indulge in these heavenly smelling soaps while keeping the COVID-19 virus at bay?

Aesop Reverence Aromatique hand wash

More often than not, you can find this beautiful smelling soap tucked away in the bathrooms of your favourite restaurants or some design-centric hotels. The scent is an “unorthodox aromatic blend with botanical extracts,” according to the website but that’s not the only draw. Finely milled pumice exfoliates your hands gently and the lather washes off easily without leaving a film of residue.

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Byredo Suede hand wash

Best known for its unique scents, Byredo’s offering of hand wash is nothing short of spectacular. Its olfactory alchemy is a heady blend of pear and bergamot together with violet, Green Lily of the Valley, musk and sweet plum. The best part? It does not dry out your hands.

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Goutal Paris Garden hand wash

Made from a mild sugar-based formula, Goutal Paris Garden hand wash’s texture is rich and creamy. The scent immediately reminds you of an English garden filled with roses with notes of magnolia, pear, musk and vanilla.

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Jo Malone Wood Sage & Sea Salt body & hand wash

This double-duty hand wash has a refreshing scent that reminds you of the ocean. Together with the woody earthiness of sage, the fragrance is delicate and uplifting at the same time. The Meadowfoam Seed oil cleanses your hands (and body) gently and hydrates the skin.

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Diptyque Softening hand wash

What we love about Diptyque Softening hand wash is the soothing scent of lavender, rosemary, amber and a slight hint of Ylang Ylang. The gentle formula of this soap leaves your hands soft and hydrated.

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