Last Updated: September 23, 2022

5 sustainable soap dispensers for your home.

WRITTEN BY Grove Collaborative • 11 min read

Soap — everyone has it in their home, and if you’re using liquid soaps in your bathrooms and kitchens, but aren’t using a liquid soap dispenser, you could be doing some serious damage to the environment. That’s because when you use hand soap dispensers and dish soap dispensers, you can buy soap refill packs and you don’t have to purchase a new plastic soap container each time your soap runs out. Plus, we all know plastic really does a number on our planet. (That’s also why Grove is going plastic-free by 2025, but that’s another story.)


Sustainable swaps in your home reduce waste and can help improve the future wellbeing of Earth to preserve it for future generations. See our list of the best soap dispensers to make those easy plastic-free swaps sink-side. From staples like our Grove Co. Hand Soap Glass Dispenser and Grove Co. Kid Foaming Hand Soap Glass Dispenser to more seasonally inspired designs, there’s a hand soap dispenser waiting with your name on it. It's time to go get it.


This list of products was determined by ratings and reviews from Grove members.

1. Grove Co. Bubble Up Dish Soap Dispenser & Brush Set

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Bring sophistication and sustainability into your dishwashing routine with this Grove Co. Bubble Up Dish Soap Dispenser & Brush Set. This dishwashing soap and brush set provides some serious scrubbing power and is tough on messes but gentle on your cookware and dishes. The brush features an ergonomic design that fits perfectly into your hand to …

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2 Count
$8.99
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2. Grove Co. Glass Dish Soap Dispenser - Jeremiah Brent x Grove Co. - Limited Edition

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Our signature plastic-eliminating Glass Dish Soap Dispenser in a limited edition design by Jeremiah Brent. Designed for use with plastic-free High Performance Dish Soap by Jeremiah Brent.

  • JEREMIAH BRENT x GROVE COLLABORATIVE
    A joyful, purposeful home. That’s the heart of our limited edition collaboration with interior designer and TV …

(67)
1 Count
$16.99
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3. Grove Co. Reusable Glass Dish Soap Dispenser | Square Base

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Our signature plastic-eliminating Dish Soap Dispenser, designed for use with our Ultimate Dish Soap. Crafted to be sustainably powerful for a healthy home and planet.

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Both sleek and functional, our reusable Dish Soap Dispenser is designed with durable and partially-recycled, lead-free glass with a stainless …
(439)
16 oz
$14.99
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4. Grove Co. Reusable Glass Foaming Hand Soap Dispenser | Round Base

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This Grove Co. Foaming Hand Soap Glass Dispenser eliminates plastic waste and is designed for use with our Grove Co. Foaming Hand Soap Concentrate. Plastic-free and crafted to be sustainably powerful for a healthy home and planet.

This Grove soap dispenser adds style and sustainability to your sink. It’s made of durable, lead-free, partially …

(393)
12 Oz
$14.99
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5. Grove Co. Kids Foaming Hand Soap Glass Dispenser

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This reusable Grove Co. Kids Foaming Hand Soap Glass Dispenser eliminates plastic waste and is designed for use with our Grove Co. Kids Foaming Hand Soap. Plastic-free and crafted to be sustainably powerful for a healthy home and planet.

This Grove kids soap dispenser adds fun and sustainability to your sink. It’s made of durable, lead-free, …

(179)
12 oz
$14.99
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FAQs

How much does a soap dispenser cost?

It really depends on the quality of the hand soap dispenser as well as the size. Liquid soap dispensers can cost as little as three dollars, or they can be pretty pricey, reaching up to around fifty dollars.


Whether you buy a cheaper or more expensive dispenser, it doesn’t matter. The great thing about starting to use soap dispensers in your bathroom, kitchen, or other areas, means you’ve chosen the more eco-friendly, sustainable path when it comes to handwashing. Using a glass soap pump and refill hand soap means you won’t be purchasing plastic hand soap pumps every time the one you’ve been using runs out. If you want to be more Earth-friendly when washing your dishes, too, try switching to this Grove Co. Dish Soap Glass Dispenser and make a bigger difference.


Can soap dispensers be used for hand sanitizer?

Yes, hand soap dispensers can definitely be used for hand sanitizer instead of soap, but keep in mind that if you can wash your hands, you should always choose to wash up over using a quick hand sanitizer. Hand sanitizers are only great when handwashing isn’t an option. Also, you’ll want to double check that the liquid soap dispenser you want to use is compatible with gel hand sanitizers before using it.


You may also want to put more thought into using a dish soap dispenser for hand sanitizer because most hand sanitizers already come in an easy-to-dispense package. Even large amounts of hand sanitizer used in businesses or schools almost always come with their own professional-grade, motion-detected dispensers. If you’re looking for a hand soap dispenser for hand sanitizer, this Grove Co. Hand Soap Glass Dispenser will do the trick.


Which is better: soap or hand sanitizer?

Soap and water are always your best bet if you’re trying to get your hands clean. If you can actually see dirt on your hands, then you really want to be able to wash up. You should wash your hands for 20 (or more) seconds regularly to help get rid of germs, bacteria, and viruses. If you can’t get to a sink or running water to wash your hands, then using hand sanitizer is the next best thing. This Grove Co. Hydrating Hand Sanitizer Spray Travel Size kills 99.9% of germs in 30 seconds, and it comes in an easy, grab-and-go, travel-sized bottle.


The most important times to wash your hands or to use hand sanitizer include, but aren’t limited to:

    When you cough, sneeze, or blow your nose
  • After you go to the bathroom
  • Before you eat food
  • Before you prepare food

What is Grove Collaborative?

At Grove, we take the guesswork out of which products are good for you and your home. Every product meets strict standards for being nontoxic, effective, sustainable, and cruelty-free. Once you find products you love, we ship to your home on a flexible, monthly schedule.


If you're ready to make the transition to natural cleaning, beauty, and household products, shop Grove Collaborative's natural products for the eco-friendly tools to tackle the job.

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