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- n. Plural form of handsoap.
Sorry, no etymologies found.
But there are only so many options when you want to get those Bath and Body Works handsoaps (three for ten dollars, and they do that automatic foaming thing).
Alcohol based disinfectants and antimicrobial handsoaps are the best for killing germs without messing with your hormones or causing other nasty reactions.