Beyond simply good manners and basic hygiene, hand washing can quite literally save lives – a lesson that 2020 taught us all too well. But that’s no reason to consider it one of the many dull but necessary daily chores that populate our lives.
On the contrary, by giving these small tasks proper consideration, we elevate them to moments of luxury, able to be snatched at any time of the day. With this in mind, here are three ways to make your hand-washing ritual one to remember.
1. A scent you enjoy
We agonise over the right candle for a room or the best perfume to wear with a given outfit – and with good reason. So why not extend the same consideration to the scent of your hand wash? In fact, why not select the exact same scent with which you’d normally surround yourself?
This was the reasoning behind our new range of luxury hand washes, available in a trio of our most popular scents: Persian Rose, Paradiso del Sole and Balinese Ylang Ylang. We use only the finest essential oils in the creation of these washes, to leave hands cleansed, softened and lightly fragranced.
2. A time well spent
Current medical advice recommends washing hands for a minimum of 20 seconds. Helpful commentators have suggested singing the alphabet or humming along to a certain Dolly Parton tune to pass the time.
We have a more luxurious suggestion: 20 seconds is an ideal length of time for a scent-driven exercise in mindfulness. As you lather up your luxury hand wash, close your eyes and inhale deeply…
Can you detect the notes of jasmine or patchouli among the namesake ylang ylang in Balinese Ylang Ylang? Does the vibrancy of citrus combined with a bouquet of aromatic notes in Paradiso del Sole mentally transport you to Italy’s Amalfi Coast? Or will you discover just a hint of bergamot nestled alongside the eponymous blossoms of Persian Rose?
Focus the mind as you cleanse the body.
3. A formula to match your values
It’s our everyday actions that represent the greatest opportunity for us to make a change. That’s why we’ve taken special care with the formulation of our hand washes, so the entire range is free from parabens, phthalates, phosphates and palm oil. Equally important, they are all vegan and cruelty-free and made from our signature coloured-through glass, which is 100% recyclable.
However we hope you will reuse the bottles, which is why we also offer a convenient range of hand wash refills.
Written by Michelle Bateman