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5 Sustainable Hand Soap and Sanitizer Options

Week 19

We all know how important it is to wash our hands and we should be doing it multiple times a day. The next time you need a hand soap or sanitizer refill, opt for one of these sustainable options.

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Ethique Hand Soap Concentrate

bar and box of ethique brand hand soap concentrate with lemon wedge

Ethique recognize that sharing a bar of soap to wash your hands is not ideal for many people. So, they came up with a soap concentrate that you simply mix with boiling water to make a foamy liquid hand soap. You can buy one bar for $8.50 on their website. A plastic free box of soap concentrate from Ethique will make one 12oz bottle of cruelty-free hand soap.

Blueland Hand Soap Tablets

blueland brand glass bottle with hand soap refill tablets

Blueland made a splash on the hit TV show, Shark Tank, when they offered consumers a way to avoid plastic waste from cleaning bottles by instead plopping a tablet into a bottle you alread have. You can purchase a glass pump bottle with three soap tablets for $14 or opt for just the refills, which come in compostable packaging. A 9 pack of refills, the most cost effective option, also costs $14.

Plaine Products Hand Soap and Sanitizer

plaine products brand hand soap in aluminum bottle

Plaine Products offers both hand soap and sanitizer in infinitely recyclable aluminum bottles with an optional pump. The best part is that you can print out a free shipping label to send the bottles right back to the company, where they will clean and reuse them! You can find a 16 oz bottle of hand soap for $20 or a 16 oz bottle of hand sanitizer for $15 on their website. Use code TINYWASTE for 20% off!

Dr. Bronner's Bar Soap

dr bronner's brand bar soap

There are a lot of bar soap options on the market, but I love Dr. Bronner's because it is all natural, cruelty-free, organic, and biodegradable. The soap bars come in 10 scent options and a 100% post-consumer recycled wrapper. Dr. Bronner's can be found at many chain and grocery stores including Target and REI, or on you can buy directly from their website. The soap bars run about $5 dollars a pop.

Package Free Hand Sanitizer

glass spray bottle of package free brand hand sanitizer

Package Free Shop offers hand sanitizer in a recyclable glass bottle so we no longer have to depend on the little plastic ones. You can find a 2 oz spray bottle for $12 on their website.

Check out my next post to see how easy and cost-effective it is to make hand soap at home using two easy ingredients.

How to Make Hand Soap →