These zero waste hand soaps are ideal for the kitchen or guest bathrooms, made with plant-based, biodegradable ingredients. NHS says to carefully clean the inside of your hands (thumbs too). Wash hands after visiting the bathroom, changing nappies, handling/eating food, blowing your nose, sneezing, coughing, before/after treating a cut or wound and after touching animals (or their food, houses etc). Also see zero waste hand sanitisers. Avoid essential oils for pregnancy/nursing, avoid rosemary oil for high blood pressure.
- Balade en Provence Hand Soap (also in Heritage Collection) is made in France, with fast cheap shipping. Ith as oils, citrus and shea butter (avoid for latex allergies). Use voucher code PROVENCE10 for 10% off every order above 25€.
- Green People Anti-Bacterial Hand Wash is made from aloe vera, sweet orange, lemon tea tree and manuka leaf oil. You can recycle the tops with most plastic bottles in household recycling.
Bio-D Hand Soaps
These are found in many health shops and farm shops, often sold with refill stations. The bottles are made from recycled plastic and also designed to use less plastic. If you can’t find local refills, just add to household recycling bags (most councils accept caps too). All are also sold in bulk sizes for professional and catering use. Choose from: