Desert Essence Hand Soap Starter Kit

Clean with Green Hygiene
a woman washing her hands with foaming soap

When the cooler weather and lower humidity of fall arrives, I find that repeated hand washings—particularly when using bar soap—takes a toll on my skin. 

Not anymore. Hello Desert Essence Hand Soap Starter Kit! This kit comes with a refillable and reusable plastic bottle and inside it are two pods of soap—enough to make 10 ounces of super-concentrated, naturally scented, plant-based liquid soap. All you need to do is add water, shake, and you have a hand cleanser ready for duty. 

I like how this product feels concentrated. A little goes a long way. I have the Tea Tree Oil & Lavender variety, and I enjoy its pleasant floral aroma. Since this foaming soap is full of moisture-rich botanicals (jojoba, aloe, and green tea), I found that it didn’t leave my hands dry after using it. This soap also contains tea tree oil, which is known for its antiseptic properties.

Desert Essence eliminates single-use packaging by allowing the consumer to purchase a refill pack of six soap pods. That’s enough to refill the bottle three times. This soap is vegan and gluten- and cruelty-free. It has no dyes, parabens, phthalates, mineral oil, artificial fragrances, or sulfates.

Desert Essence’s Hand Soap Starter Kit comes in either Tea Tree Oil & Lavender or Tea Tree Oil & Lemongrass scents. Each retails for $9.99. The Foaming Hand Soap Pods for refilling the bottle are $9.99 for 6 pods.


Lisa Fabian

Contributing Editor

Lisa Fabian is an award-winning freelance writer with more than 25 years of experience in the publishing industry. She's enjoyed covering topics as diverse as arts and crafts, boating, food, and health and wellness.