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Lava® has been getting hands clean with the power of pumice since – believe it or not – 1893. It remains the hardest-working hand cleaner that’s tough on dirt, but not on hands.

Lava means:

  • Extra Clean Hands
  • Tough on Dirt, Not on Hands
  • Getting Back to Presentable

Lava is:

  • Hard Working
  • A Job Well Done
  • Trusted Since 1893


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But we’re most proud of the moment that Lava became a member of the WD-40 Company family in 1999. After all, WD-40 inspires you to get your hands dirty . . . and now Lava can help you get them clean! Because, like mom used to say: The job's not done 'til your hands are clean!

To learn more about the history of Lava, click here.

The Original

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The Lava Bar is the original heavy-duty hand cleaner. Since 1893, do-it-yourselfers, coal miners...

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From The Makers of WD-40®

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Join Today! Did you know that Lava is made by the same people as WD-40®? For the latest uses and tips for your favorite projects join the WD-40 Fan Club today!

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