17 hand sanitisers that actually smell good, with prices from £1.25

Hand sanitiser peaked in Google searches back in March, and has been a hot commodity ever since the coronavirus outbreak reached our shores. With many brands finally able to re-stock their version, and numerous others dedicating their time and resources towards creating one, there are now a good range of options if you need to stock up. 

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While the best way to keep your hands clean is to wash them with water and soap, hand sanitiser is a close second, and will come in extra handy for on-the-go hand washing.

When using your sanitiser, remember to use an adequate amount, check for a high alcohol rating (70 per cent-90 per cent is ideal), and rub the product in until it fully sinks in. And don’t forget your face mask!

Despite doing a clever job, hand sanitisers don’t have to smell and feel medicinal; in fact, these work well while still leaving your hands with a pleasant scent.

17 hand sanitisers that smell good to shop now

haan hand sanitiser

Refill with Pocket, £16.95, HAAN

HAAN sanitisers comes in a choice of five scents: Sunset Fleur, Citrus Noon, Dew of Dawn, Morning Glory, and Wood Night. Once you’ve got the pockets, refills are £12.99.

Hand Sanitiser, £10, Molton Brown

Formulated with 64.7 per cent alcohol, Molton Brown’s hand sanitisers are available in three of the brand’s most loved fragrances:  Orange & Bergamot, Delicious Rhubarb & Rose and Coastal Cypress & Sea Fennel.


Oskia Safe Hands Hand Sanitiser
Oskia Safe Hands Hand Sanitiser, £8, Cult Beauty

With a light, subtle fragrance of lavender and rosemary, this has 62 per cent alcohol.

this works hand sanitiserThis Works Stress Check Clean Hands Gel, £15 for 500ml or £4 for 60ml, LookFantastic 

This Works’ gel contains lavender, camomile and neroli, and features 70 per cent alcohol content.

Carex Strawberry Laces Fun Editions Hand Gel, £1.55, Superdrug

An ultra-sweet, pocket-sized gel perfect for kids and families. 

Aromatherapy Associates Tea Tree & Eucalyptus No Rinse Hand GelAromatherapy Associates Tea Tree & Eucalyptus No Rinse Hand Gel, £12, Feel Unique

A luxe-looking sanitiser that smells fresh, like pine and tea tree. 

dr bronners hand sanitiserLavender Hand Sanitiser, Organic, Dr Bronner’s, £5.25, Abel & Cole

This smells so good, it can double up as an air freshener or deodorant. 

Aesop hand sanitisers that smell goodResurrection Rinse-Free Hand Wash, £7, Aesop

A high-end buy, Aesop’s beloved rinse has a great citrusy scent.

sanctuary hand sanitiserSanctuary Spa Antibacterial Hand Gel, £3.99, Superdrug

This lovely sanitiser has the signature Sanctuary Spa fragrance.

Strawberry & Raspberry Sanitiser Hand Gel, £1.25, Superdrug

The cheapest of the bunch, Superdrug’s gel smells super fruity.

Cuticura Passion Flower Hand Gel, £1.55, Boots

A floral and fruity fragrance sits within this little bottle.

Neal's Yard hand sanitiser
Neal’s Yard Remedies

Organic Defence Hand Spray, £6.50, Neal’s Yard Remedies

A purifying blend of organic niaouli, lemongrass and witch hazel makes this all-natural formula smell amazing, plus the spray bottle means it lasts longer.

ESPA hand sanitiser

Bergamot & Jasmine No Rinse Hand Cleanser, £18, ESPA

This alcohol-based cleansing hand gel is infused with pure essential oils including bergamot and jasmine for a beautifully fragranced out-and-about hand sanitising experience.


Baylis & harding hand sanitiser

Baylis & Harding Jasmine & Apple Blossom Luxury Hand Gel, £1.50, Boots

Jasmine and apple blossom scent this hand sanitiser based on Baylis & Harding’s signature antibacterial hand wash – added moisturisers ensure hands don’t dry out.

The Body Shop hand sanitiser
The Body Shop

Mango Hand Cleanse Gel, £2.50, The Body Shop

The tropical mango scent of this 73 per cent alcohol-based cleansing hand gel is as refreshing as it is bacteria-fighting.

woodies CBD hand sanitiser

CBD Pine-Scented Hand Sanitiser, £14.99, Woodies

A 90 per cent alcohol option with added CBD to soothe and nourish.

chantecaille hand sanitiser

Rose Geranium and Basil Hand Sanitiser, £12, Chantecaille

A beautiful combination from the luxe beauty brand, with a 70 per cent alcohol content.