What Makes A Good Hand Soap?

- By: Joshua Onysko

There’s no point in false modesty: our Hand Soap is some of the best in the world. But what does this mean, exactly?

On one hand (pun intended), all a hand soap really needs to do is remove the dirt and germs from your skin, right? Yet, anyone who has used the pink industrial soap provided in so many public bathrooms— or worse, the conventional hand soap in your aunt's guest bathroom that is filled with cloying, synthetic fragrance— knows there’s more to it than that.

There are many degrees between these worst-case scenarios and a truly great hand soap. To us, it must offer lavish lather, subtle, natural scent, and soften hands just as well as it cleanses them. And, since we’re all washing up more than ever these days, it helps if the packaging is beautiful, too.

We’ve gone a few steps beyond great and entered into the realm of sublime with our Hand Soap.  Here are some of the ingredients that take it to the next level:

- Organic Aloe helps soften and smooth skin for a more even, hydrated, youthful appearance and has hygiene-promoting antibacterial properties.

- Witch Hazel is anti-inflammatory, helps protect skin against damage, and has been scientifically proven in test tubes (it has not yet been tested on humans) to kill germs that cause influenza and other viruses.

- Burdock Root is anti-inflammatory and antibacterial.

- Yarrow is deeply nourishing and restorative to skin.

- Nutrient-dense Fennel Seed Extract helps keep skin looking youthful and beautiful.

- Elderberry Extract delivers potent antioxidants.

- Cannabis Sativa is an herbaceous Oil cold-pressed from hemp seeds, and is composed of up to 90% omega fatty acids. Cannabis Sativa Seed Oil is not the same as CBD, and is mainly found in skincare products thanks to its powerful hydrating properties and abundant antioxidants.

- Pangea’s organic Essential Oil blends have natural antiseptic and aromatherapeutic properties and offer subtle scent without overwhelming the senses.

With three different Essential Oil blends to choose from, we know our Hand Soap will provide a deeply satisfying hand-washing experience. To maintain youthful-looking hands, we recommend following up with Pangea’s Chilean Rosehip, Tamanu, & Red Clover Hand Cream.  

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