Last Updated: September 17, 2021

5 sustainable soap dispensers for your home.

WRITTEN BY Grove Collaborative • 10 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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Meet one of our bestsellers: a two-piece set that’s made with renewable bamboo and recycled plastic that helps you clean your dishes — and looks good on your countertop, too.

Set includes: dish soap dispenser and replaceable brush.

Dimensions: 3.7 x 3.6 x 4.5
(2522)
2 Count
$9.95
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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
$16.95
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3. Grove Co. Dish Soap Glass Dispenser

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Our signature reusable Dish Soap Dispenser that eliminates plastic waste and is designed for our Ultimate Dish Soap.

  • SINK-SIDE STYLE
    Our Reusable Dish Soap Glass Dispenser adds style and sustainability to your sink with its sleek design and convenient functionality that works with any kitchen decor.

  • DURABLE GLASS
    Our reusable bottles …
(414)
16.0 Oz
$14.95
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4. Grove Co. Foaming Hand Soap Glass Dispenser

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Our signature reusable Foaming Hand Soap Glass Dispenser that eliminates plastic waste and is designed for use with our Foaming Hand Soap Concentrate.

  • SINK-SIDE STYLE
    Our Reusable Foaming Hand Soap Glass Dispenser adds style and sustainability to your sink with its sleek design and convenient functionality that works with any kitchen or …
(341)
12 Oz
$14.95
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5. Grove Co. Kids Foaming Hand Soap Glass Dispenser

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Our signature reusable Kids Foaming Hand Soap Glass Dispenser that eliminates plastic waste and is designed for use with our Kids Foaming Hand Soap.

  • SINK-SIDE FUN
    Our Reusable Kids Foaming Hand Soap Glass Dispenser adds fun and sustainability to your sink with its playful design and convenient functionality. Choose between two kid-friendly, …
(158)
12 oz
$14.95
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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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