Scrub-a-dub-dub (over and over again)


We’ve been washing our hands A LOT lately, and this is a good thing. But let’s be honest, that first handwash you grabbed in fear it was the last to exist on planet earth at the local grocery probably isn’t cutting it. Now that we are comfy at home, and have the power of the interwebs at our insanely clean fingertips, it’s time to treat our paws to the rinse they deserve. 

Hudson Made: Worker’s Soap

Hudson Made has a simple philosophy, “those who understand that being good with your hands means being good to your hands.” Well, we can agree this sentiment has never been more true as of late. There is something about a bar of soap that feels like an extra scrub is going a long way, and this particular bar offers a heavy-duty clean we all need right now. Within the bar is natural pumice to enhance the exfoliating wash that you can take all the way up to your arms if needed, because who knows, maybe all those elbow tap hellos have now finally got you thinking. CYTIES recommended—this bar gets the job done. 


Grown Alchemist: Sandalwood, Ylang Ylang, Hyaluronan

When we all grow up we wanted to be an Alchemist right? This rich aromatic, gel focused hand wash contains the skin-softening ingredients that your palms have been searching for. With extra nourishment, It’s like a visit to the spa for your skin, soothing and calming with each wash. GA formulates products that represent a new evolution in skincare with the philosophy that “scientifically–innovative formulas are capable of influencing the way the body repairs and regenerates the skin.” It’s science! 


MALIN + GOETZ: Rum Bar Soap

Is it healthy to be addicted to the scent of this bar soap? Well, right now it can’t hurt, that’s for sure. One whiff of MALIN +GOETZ triple-milled foaming cleanser bar and you will be teleported to Barbados with no worries, especially about past doorknobs as the soap purifies all skin types. The only downfall is when the bar is washed into nothing and you don’t have a back-up, you might feel like Captian Jack Sparrow.


Prospector Co: Grapefruit Lemon Peel Hand Wash

It’s calming when this blend of citrus essential oils hits your nose from Prospector Co., which makes this soothing hand wash not only fresh but therapeutic (which we need these days). The tandem of grapefruit and lemon disinfect the skin while orange blended with lavender brings natural anti-bacterial, anti-fungal, and deodorizing properties to your by now, dried out hands. Prospector Co.’s line of essentials is produced in small batches, with ingredients distributed by (clean) hands. 


AESOP: Reverence Aromatique Hand Wash

Overwashing can crack and dry your knuckles, enter Aesop who has offered the solution in these sanitized times with their a scented, exfoliating hand wash containing finely milled Pumice to gently exfoliate hands to feel fresh and soothed again. Blended with Petitgrain extract & Bergamot Rind, it leaves a smooth feeling to the fingers for switching between the guitar strum and the online home pottery class you courageously signed up for last night.



If you’re opting for the bar, give it the soap dish it deserves, here 

Soap has been around for at least 4,800 years: even the ancient Egyptians used a substance that was similar to our modern soap

The first liquid soap was patented in 1865, by William Shepphard

With any of the liquid soaps above, transfer into this to up the dispenser game and pledge to the Darkside