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Ina Garten uses this citrus-scented hand soap, so obviously we're buying it ASAP

'Clean hands are a cook’s best tools': says the celebrity chef of her rich-lathering, no-residue, fresh-smelling favorite.

Authentic, down-to-earth and an icon of grace and impeccable taste, Ina Garten is the kind of celebrity you can't help but want to emulate. You would be right to assume that a chef of her caliber favors top-shelf products — that's why when we spot an affordable, Ina-approved luxury we can't help but take note. Case in point: Her favorite hand soap by Molton Brown.

We first heard about Garten's love for this sumptuous, orange and bergamot-scented formula when she shared a list of her kitchen go-tos with The Food Network. With a little more digging, we found she keeps the soap in her powder room as well — and she has been a fan of the product for years.

You're gonna want to get your hands on this incredible-smelling soap. Ina's favorite, the Orange & Bergamot fragrance, also happens to be the brand's bestseller. 

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From a reliable pepper mill to a workhorse cast iron skillet, Garten has proven that she's decerning in her purchasing habits. I've personally stocked up on her favorite olive oil and would be lost without my Le Creuset Dutch oven — the one she says is "great for soups, stews and braising." So I feel qualified to say that Garten’s recommendations are always spot on. She lives by the rule of "only the best" — and when that best can make your home and hands smell like a sprawling Hamptons estate for around $30, count me in.

Washing your hands with Molton Brown's fancy hand soap is like a little treat to yourself. It smells amazing, comes in an elegant, pump-style container and it doesn't leave a residue on your hands, so they feel really clean when you're done washing. It comes in a range of invigorating scents like Coastal Cypress & Sea Fennel, Mesmerizing Oudh Accord & Gold or Delicious Rhubarb & Rose. However, Garten apparently prefers the invigorating, citrusy scent of Orange & Bergamot, and she keeps it in her home to wash her hands in between cooking, of course.

"My friend Anna Pump always said, 'Clean hands are a cook’s best tools. They’re never in the dishwasher or lost in a drawer,'" Garten said, while recommending this exact soap.

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Your recipe for clean hands is Ina Garten's favorite, sweet-smelling soap. (Getty Images)

Garten's not the only fan of this formula, either. Amazon shoppers express their devotion to this sweet-smelling cleanser, with reviewers overwhelmingly praising the product for its delicious, distinctive fragrance.

"Best smelling high-quality soap out there," said one reviewer. "It is just a really well-made soap with a distinct wonderful smell."

"[You can't] beat the pure pleasure per ounce, the intense and sophisticated scent ... feels utterly luxurious," gushed one customer.

While it might seem a little over the top, it may also motivate you to wash your hands more often. One enthusiastic Amazon shopper wrote in the reviews: "It makes you want to wash your hands forever!" You do you, friend.

And apparently, a little bit of soap goes a long way. "I have been a fan of Molton Brown products for a long time, although I like their hand wash above all of their other products," said one devoted fan. "The hand wash requires a very small amount of soap to adequately wash my hands so one bottle lasts a lot longer than other less expensive brands."

Sounds like a soap that's fit for a queen ... or a contessa. All I know is I'm adding this to my home's Ina-approved arsenal.

"It's the only hand soap I use," said another Amazon reviewer. "No residue after you’ve washed your hands so cleans well and smells amazing. Friends who stay over love it too."

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The reviews quoted above reflect the most recent versions at the time of publication.