For those of you who have been diligently applying hand sanitiser for years, you're probably feeling pretty smug right now—especially considering all of the eye-rolls you encountered every time you took out your prized bottle before a meal. Well, as this is our new normal, we all need to get on board and befriend the not-so-humble-anymore hand sanitiser. There are obviously two camps of sanitiser: the usual medical-scented ones and the more luxe versions.
With frequent use, the strong alcohol scent can often seem a bit harsh, so we've done the legwork for you to find the best hand sanitisers that also smell pretty nice. Reminder: It's recommended to go for an alcohol-based hand sanitiser that has at least 60% alcohol content, so keep an eye out for that.
Keep scrolling for our top hand-sanitiser picks.
The original in scented sanitiser, this one is a must for keeping hands clean alongside a refreshing blend of zingy essential oils. Also, just saying, the packaging looks great on restaurant tables.
Here it is, the innovation that we've all been hoping for. Hand sanitiser on one side and hand cream on the other. The dream duo for clean but hydrated hands. But, wait for it, there's also a mirror and a compartment to pop your rings in. Wow. Just wow.
Sprays just make everything that much easier, especially when you need to spritz quickly on the go. With healing arnica and vitamin B, it's also kind to hands.
If you find hand sanitisers too harsh, you'll appreciate the inclusion of nourishing emu oil in this to keep your hands in good condition.
The sanitiser upgrade that we've all been waiting for. If you want to use your favourite scent in a different form, this is the way to go. With plum, pear and bergamot notes, this is the ultimate level-up.
You'll be giving a helping hand to both yourself and the charities that Hande supports by purchasing this essential oil-infused sanitiser.
Everyone's favourite scent is now in the form of a hand sanitiser. Stress Check is the equivalent of a deep exhale, and you can get in on the calming action while you keep your hands germ-free.
This revitalising blend of tea tree, eucalyptus and pine will give you a moment to chill, and it'll feel just like you're carrying a mini essential-oil diffuser around with you but one that's up on its hygiene levels.
Keep one of these by your workspace and decant it into a smaller bottle to take on the go. You'll be sold on the gentle, familiar scent of tea tree as well as the fact that it's 90% plastic-free.
For an instant pick-me-up, both the bottle and scent will have you thinking that you're laid up on a beach in Tulum.
You can rely on the natural experts to formulate a blend of niaouli, lemongrass and witch hazel that smells just as good as one of your favourite skincare products.
The inclusion of lavender and rosemary essential oils sticks around on your palms, even once the alcohol smell has worn off. A fragrant surprise as it lingers throughout the day.
This smoothing, soothing and sanitising gel does it all. With notes of rhubarb, juniper berry, rosemary and cedarwood, you'll actually look forward to keeping your hands clean.
With zesty bergamot and a big old helping of CBD, this anti-inflammatory hand sanitiser will keep your hands feeling strong and protected.
This hand gel moisturises just as well as it scents. If you're over the usual sanitiser scents, this makes for a refreshing change.
If you're always on the lookout for zesty bergamot when you're fragrance hunting, this is the sanitiser you've been dreaming about. It's big enough for cars and desks, and it's also easy to fill up a mini bottle to take with you.
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