Last Updated: December 4, 2022

10 best hand soap refills for soft & clean hands.

WRITTEN BY Grove Collaborative • 15 min read

Hand soap refills provide sustainability to a handwashing routine. All you need to start this eco-friendly routine is to get yourself a soap dispenser of your own preference and choose a hand soap refill to go with it. How should you choose a hand soap refill? Well, that really depends on what you’re looking for from your household soap, but we think we can help out, too.

Our list of the best hand soap refills for soft and clean hands narrows down some of the best foaming hand soap refills, as well as some of the best gel hand soap refills from brands like method and Mrs. Meyer’s.

Shop, find your favorite, and stock up on hand soap refills so your household hand cleaning setup can be replaced before your soap runs out — and hands are left unwashed.

This list of products was determined by ratings and reviews from Grove members.

1. Grove Co. Hand Soap Sheets (40 Washes)

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These Grove Co. Hand Soap Sheets (40 Washes) dissolve fully once wet and lather up to effectively cleanse hands, leaving skin feeling soft. Plastic-free and crafted to be sustainably powerful for a healthy home and planet.

These biodegradable, dissolvable sheets are made with plant-based ingredients and no parabens, phthalates, phosphates, or …

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2. Mrs. Meyer's Gel Hand Soap Refill

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Switch to Mrs. Meyer’s Hand Soap Refill packages, and reuse and refill your hand-soap dispenser easily, cutting out piled-up plastic for your recycling bin. Plus, since this Mrs. Meyer's Hand Soap Refill comes in lovely garden-inspired scents like Rain Water and Honeysuckle, you’ll also be doing your part to make your home a better-smelling place, …

33 Oz
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3. Caldrea Hand Soap Refill

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When you’re running low on hand soap, having this Caldrea Hand Soap Refill in your home makes it super easy to refill your soap containers in a flash. This 32-ounce soap refill is biodegradable, triclosan-free, sulfate-free, paraben-free, phthalate-free, formaldehyde-free, vegan, made in the US, and Leaping Bunny–certified. When you use Caldrea …

32 Oz
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4. method Foaming Hand Soap Refill

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Save your wallet by stashing a 28-ounce method Foaming Hand Soap Refill under the sink. This method foaming hand soap pump refill uses plant-based cleansing power and thoughtful ingredients like aloe vera and vitamin E to hydrate your skin. Choose from three scents: Pink Grapefruit, Sweet Water, and Sea Minerals.

Get squeaky clean from head to …

28 Oz
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5. Grove Co. Hydrating Hand Soap Refill

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A hydrating gel hand soap to effectively clean and leave hands feeling soft. Crafted to be sustainably powerful for a healthy home and planet.

Our Hydrating Hand Soap Concentrate Refill effectively cleans hands without drying the skin. Thoughtfully formulated with you and your family in mind, the hydrating …
13 oz
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6. method Gel Hand Soap Refill

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What a thrill to refill. our biodegradable formula with plant-based cleansers comes in an adorably chubby tub made with 50% recycled plastic (PCR) and designed to be recycled again. it's a sudsy cycle of goodness. Contours + flexible sides for easy grip-ability which are made to fit fabulously into cabinets for easy storage.
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7. Grove Co. Liquid Hand Soap Pouch (1 Refill)

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Scrub some softness into your hands with our signature Gel Hand Soap, made with moisturizing aloe vera and minimally packaged in a pouch instead of a single-use plastic bottle. It’s free of synthetic fragrances, dyes, triclosan, and other icky ingredients and safe for sensitive skin. This 12-ounce pouch pairs perfectly with our reusable Glass Hand …
12 oz
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8. Seventh Generation Zero Plastic Hand Wash Powder

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This Seventh Generation Zero Plastic Hand Wash Powder gives you the cleaning power you expect without the plastic packaging. By utilizing Dry-Locked Technology and removing water from the formula, Seventh Generation’s Lathering Cleanser Hand Soap Powder provides 6X more cleaning ingredients than their leading liquid hand soap. By simply removing …

12 oz
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9. Grove Co. Foaming Hand Soap Concentrate - 3 Refills

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A foaming hand soap concentrate to gently cleanse hands and wash away germs, leaving them soft and moisturized. Crafted to be sustainably powerful for a healthy home and planet.

Our Foaming Hand Soap Concentrate Refill creates a luxurious lather to effectively clean hands without drying the skin. …
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How do you refill foaming hand soap?

First, we don’t want to pass by this without shouting out some kudos — Grove loves it when people are interested in refilling their everyday products because that means less waste will make its way into landfills — hooray!

To use a foaming hand soap refill, we suggest getting a glass hand soap dispenser (like this Grove Co. Foaming Hand Soap Glass Dispenser). Having an easy-to-clean glass one on hand instead of a plastic one already puts you in a position to constantly reuse it instead of tossing it out when it gets dirty. Next, just use a foaming hand soap concentrate and water to fill up the soap dispenser, and then place the lid back on to start using it again.

For those who are looking to make their own foaming hand soap from scratch, you can try this recipe:

What soap is best for hand washing?

For hand washing, you want to make sure the soap you pick doesn’t irritate your skin, since you wash your hands a lot each day. The best hand soap refill you can use just depends on what you’re looking for. For example, this Mrs. Meyer's Hand Soap Refill is a great hand soap that soothes hands and moisturizes with each wash, while this method Foaming Hand Soap Refill hydrates hands with vitamin E and aloe vera.

If you need help picking out a hand soap or hand soap refill that’s your go-to for your countertops, check out our list of the 9 best natural hand soaps to use right now, or see our list above of the best hand soap refills for soft and clean hands.

What hand soap do dermatologists recommend?

Almost every dermatologist recommends staying away from hand soaps that have harsh chemicals, and that’s because those chemicals can really burn into your skin, especially if you’re washing a lot each day. If you’re going to use a natural hand soap, choose one from our list of the best hand soap refills above. A dermatologist also would recommend using a hand cream if your hands are getting too dry because your skin can crack open if the dryness gets out of control after all those washes, leading to infections.

If you’re worrying about your hands looking older and aging from washing, then you’re not alone. Here are some quick tricks you can do to help your skin look younger:

What is Grove Collaborative?

At Grove, we take the guesswork out of which products are good for you and your home. Every product meets strict standards for being nontoxic, effective, sustainable, and cruelty-free. Once you find products you love, we ship to your home on a flexible, monthly schedule.

If you're ready to make the transition to natural cleaning, beauty, and household products, shop Grove Collaborative's natural products for the eco-friendly tools to tackle the job.

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