Wednesday, April 18, 2012

Automatic Soap Dispenser Hack | DIY

As well as loving to craft, I also love to save money. I wouldn't call myself an extreme couponer, but if I have a coupon for an item and I need it, I will use it...Why not? I think it's silly if you don't!

So today I will share with you one of my saving tips! Over this last year, I have purchased a couple of automatic Lysol soap dispensers. (Actually, they were purchased and then I received my money back when I sent back the company the receipt and the mail-in rebate, so they were actually free!!!) They are great for little kids... just place your hand underneath, and outcomes just enough soap!

One of the dispensers was empty, so instead of buying a refill for $4.99 (250ml container), I bought a liquid hand soap at Costco for $9.99 (3.78L). That means I can fill up the existing container 15 times for $9.99, instead of spending $75+... here's how I did it :)

Automatic Soap Dispenser Hack | DIY by

Buy your favorite hand soap. 

Remove the lid. I used a butter knife to carefully pop off the lid, it does not twist off! 

Don't worry too much if the lid cracks a little where your knife was, as long as the center is intact you're still OK!

Wash out the container and the lid.


Push the lid back into place, you will hear a click!

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Place it back into the dispenser. Super quick, super easy! 
(took me longer to do the post, lol!)

Happy savings everyone!
Ilda :)


  1. Very clever! Great way to save. I found you at Make the Scene Monday

  2. Hi Ilda,
    I found you at delicateconstruction.
    I have a few of these Lysol also. However, I couldn't get the top to pop open so I asked my husband to drill a hole on top. It's a little difficult to refill but it beats the $5.00 I would have to pay for a refill.
    Keep up the awesome work.

  3. Thank you! Who doesn't love to save money! Thanks for stopping by "ddthtien", wished you left me your first name :) Please come back and visit again!

  4. Thank you! I didn't think to do this. I love the dispenser but hate paying so much for the refills.

    1. You are very welcome, I know I hate paying for those refills!


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