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According to the CDC, one of the best—and easiest—ways to prevent the spread of illness, whether it’s the coronavirus or the flu, is by the simple act of washing your hands. By lathering up your hands with plenty of hot soapy water and washing them for the amount of time it takes to sing “Happy Birthday,” you can systematically prevent yourself—and others—from getting sick. This important action rids bacteria and germs from your hands, which prevents said bacteria from coming in contact with your mouth and eyes—and those of your friends and strangers nearby. 

Related Reading: Salmonella & Foodborne Illnesses Are Spiking: Here’s How to Protect Yourself

So in the interest of keeping you plenty healthy, here are the best rated hand soaps on Amazon. Take a peek and grab a few for you and family members; these days, it’s the best gift money can buy.

Softsoap Antibacterial Liquid Hand Soap, Crisp Clean, $11.82 on Amazon


This antibacterial hand soap is proven to eliminate 99% of bacteria, leaving skin soft and refreshed. One happy customer writes: “Great value and the scent is great. Packaged well and no leakage or breakage in any of the bottles.”Buy Now

Softsoap Liquid Hand Soap, Fresh Breeze, $5.88 on Amazon


Lather your hands with this liquid hand soap, scented with a light and fresh aroma.Buy Now

Mrs. Meyer’s Clean Day Liquid Hand Soap, Lemon Verbena, $10.91 on Amazon


This cruelty-free and organic brand is beloved by households for its hand soaps made from essential oils, aloe vera, and olive oil. With Mrs. Meyers, you won’t have to worry about using a soap made from parabens, phthalates, or artificial colors.Buy Now

Dial Antibacterial Liquid Hand Soap, Spring Water, $6.33 on Amazon


Dial’s antibacterial hand soap will help fight against 99% of household bacteria, complete with a moisturizer that keeps your hands feeling soft and fresh. A satisfied customer writes: “The product gives a light and clean feeling to the heavy working hands of the modern world, at a price that can’t be argued down. As a frequent hand washer I’m selective with my sanitary products and will select none less than the finest. It truly is like spring water.” Buy Now

Dial Liquid Hand Soap, Coconut Water & Mango, $.99 on Amazon


That’s not a typo! Dial’s liquid hand soap rings in at under a dollar on Amazon, in a fruity blend of coconut water and mango. The soap is formulated with skin conditioners to keep your hands soft and moisturized.Buy Now

If frequent washing has your hands feeling dry, check out these top-rated hand creams on Amazon too.

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Amy Schulman is an associate editor at Chowhound. She is decidedly pro-chocolate.
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