This is not really an instructive post on hand washing. This is an instructive post on the FINER POINTS of hand washing, i.e. fancy liquid soaps make all the difference. We shopped BEDSIDE MANOR along with some online resources for some of the best scented cleansers around.
If you have to do it 25 times a day, you may as well enjoy it.
NIVEN MORGAN’s Green Tea & Peony hand soap + hand moisturizer makes a great spring scent, with its fresh balance of Green Tea, Jasmine, Amber, fresh cut Peonies and bottom note of Indian Nut Meg. Both bottles are $20 for 9.5 oz. Sold together or separately at Bedside Manor.
Beekman 1802 is a goat farm in NY which makes glorious milk soaps, cleansers, milks, and more. Bedside Manor offers their “Awakening” honeyed grapefruit hand & body wash.
Seda France’s French Tulip liquid hand soap and moisturizer, offer a green fresh blend that includes jasmine, rose, lemon, clove, sage and rosewood. Hand soap $22 and Moisturizer $29 at Bedside Manor.
Heads Up. Neiman Marcus online is currently running a clearance sale HERE with 30% off sale prices that includes many great deals on scented and fragrance products.
MOLTON BROWN makes so many liquid soap & lotion scents, it’s hard to pick just one. Right now we’re hankering for their SOLD OUT “floral & marine” gift set of hand soaps, or their online exclusive 1971 Mandarin & Clary Sage.
If you’re already placing an order on Amazon, you can find many, many higher end brands in their premium beauty section. We just say “buyer beware” with pricing, as it can be all over the place with amazon sellers. Check the brand website before ordering for sure. In liquid soaps, we’re partial to La Companie de Provence and picked out a different scent for each bath & powder room.
Amazon also has a nice selection of MOLTON BROWN hand soaps and moisturizers, with all the washing it’s nice to have a scented lotion to moisturize. A set makes a great “cheer up” gift to leave at a neighbor’s or BFF’s door.
Antica Farmacista makes several lovely floral scents, including DAPHNE FLOWER and a popular PROSECCO scent (Tart satsuma citrus and subtle floral notes of muguet (lily-of-the-valley) balance notes of sugared black currant).
If you prefer to shop semi-local, Neiman Marcus has SO MANY gorgeous Antica Farmacists smells 🙂 including
- Orange Blossom, Lilac & Jasmine Hand Wash
- Damascena Rose, Orris & Oud Hand & Body Wash
- Wave Hand Wash (Cool blue saltwater notes, infused with crisp Meyer lemon and orange rind)
- Tarmac, for the manly wash (cedar, cypress and black pepper is warmed by creamy sandalwood and earthy oak) or CASK, (rich cognac, worn leather and earthy tobacco. A hint of rose is layered with creamy vanilla and distilled rum)
NM also has a great selection of the AGRARIA line of room scents, soaps, candles etc. Including the Monique Lhuillier Citrus Lily Hand & Body Lotion, with “bright citrus top notes from California lemons and Italian bergamot mingle into a lush floral bouquet of lilies, freesia, ylang-ylang, gardenia and jasmine. Indian sandalwood and exotic musks are folded in to create this boldly fresh and romantic fragrance.”
Finally, for some unique scents you won’t find in most of your friends’ or neighbors homes, check out AEDES.com. With brands like Eau D’Italie,
Ligne St. Barth and Santa Maria Novella, you’ll find many hard to find indulgences to transport you to a happy place.
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