...because home doesn't happen overnight.

soap-dispenser-10

I’ve mentioned it before: I’m a hand soap whore. It’s something I’ve always felt a little guilty about because I can’t commit to one brand and end up bouncing around, going through several bottles a year. I recycle when possible, but I know I could do better. I’ve tried all kinds of refillable dispensers but haven’t had much luck. The practical plastic ones leave a lot to be desired. The “stainless steel” ones have actually rusted out on me (I’m guessing they weren’t 100% stainless steel). My favorite glass dispenser fell to its demise one morning during the before school/work hustle. (Cleaning up shattered glass and a pool of liquid soap from the bathroom floor isn’t my favorite way to wake up. Ironically, soap is terribly difficult to “clean”.)

One of my friends told me she uses a refillable, automatic soap dispenser in her kids’ bathroom because it’s the only way she can get her kids to wash their hands. I thought it was a genius idea, but then she told me it was horribly ugly and required batteries. Hey, you do what you gotta do!

So when the folks at simplehuman asked if I wanted to take their new foam cartridge sensor pump for a spin I was game…skeptical, but game.

soap-dispenser-7

The pump itself is made of high-grade stainless steel (for real) and houses a recyclable, snap-in soap cartridge. Thanks to patented air-induction technology, it takes only a small amount of liquid soap to create a rich foam which means the cartridge lasts longer than traditional soap of the same volume.

automatic_soap_dispenser_charging

A hinged top opens to reveal a power button that controls the amount of soap dispensed, a cartridge release button and a recharge plug. Yes, you read that correctly, recharge plug. NO BATTERIES REQUIRED. A solid green ring lights up to indicate a full charge. One charge lasts up to three months! When the soap cartridge is empty, simply press the orange release button, remove the old cartridge and snap a new one in its place. NO MESSES REQUIRED.

soap-dispenser-6

automatic_soap_dispenser

soap-dispenser-5

I snuck one in the kids’ bathroom and you would have thought I put a unicorn in there by their reactions. “Mom! That soap thing is SO COOL!!” It’s not like they’ve never used an automatic soap dispenser before. (Hello, restaurants and gas stations.) But I think they were so surprised because the simplehuman pump doesn’t look like your typical automatic soap dispenser. It’s metal, not plastic. It’s sleek, not boxy. And it’s meant to be placed on a horizontal surface, not wall-mounted. (The kids’ vanity doesn’t have a ton of countertop space, and the pump fits perfectly.) All of a sudden my kids think hand-washing is fun?! I’m going with it.

I love the new pump because I’ve yet to find globs of unused liquid soap around the sink. Also, the touch-free sensor means NO FINGERPRINTS REQUIRED. #notacrimescene (If fingerprints do surface, the pump is water-resistant and can be rinsed in the sink.)

soap-dispenser-9

soap-dispenser-11

I love the pump so much that I added a second one in the kitchen to hold dish soap. This might sound persnickety, but being able to add soap to my dish sponge while simultaneously holding a dirty dish is pretty freakin’ awesome. Luckily for promiscuous me, several different hand and dish soaps are available for use with the pump. I especially like the lavender hand soap and verbena dish soap.

soap-dispenser-12

It’s especially user-friendly when it comes to washing out paint brushes, for big and little people.

We’ve been using the pumps for a few weeks now and we’re all impressed. We’ve yet to have an issue. The pumps are proving to be robust, and it seems like the cartridges will last for weeks to come. One thing I’d love to see in the future is reusable simplehuman soap cartridges that can be (re)filled with homemade foaming soap and used in conjunction with the sensor pump.

Today, simplehuman is giving one lucky reader a foam cartridge sensor pump and an assortment of hand and dish soaps. Enter here:

a Rafflecopter giveaway

Good luck and happy hand/dishwashing!

*This post sponsored in part by simplehuman which offers tools for efficient living.

566 Comments

14.December.2016

Very cool! I’d like to try the citrus scents like Grapefruit and Orange Blossom.

reply )

14.December.2016

This is amazing! Would love to see this in my bathroom to keep my boys from making drippy soap messes :/

reply )

14.December.2016

Great giveaway- Simple Human is such a cool company. We have their automatic trash can and it is glorious.

reply )

14.December.2016

This looks amazing! Although, yes, I would love it to be refillable!

reply )

14.December.2016

Would love one of these for the kitchen!

reply )

14.December.2016

Where has this soap dispenser been all my life? I definitely want to try the EO soaps!

reply )

14.December.2016

Would love to try the Orange Blossom!!! I have been shopping for one of the new recycling cans! Can’t wait to get it home and use it!

Thank you!!

reply )

14.December.2016

Lime mint sounds refreshing!

reply )

14.December.2016

Very neat! Would love to try the grapefruit.

reply )

14.December.2016

Wow – I’m impressed!

reply )

14.December.2016

I totally love the idea of filling the pump with dish soap for the kitchen.

reply )

14.December.2016

What a great giveaway! And I agree, Simple Human makes amazing products. That bergamot scent sounds wonderful, but I agree, I’d like to see a re-fillable option using my ‘own’ soaps.

I use glass soap dispensers throughout my house, btw – from Crate & Barrel. No kids, but I do worry about the one in our powder room, perched as it is on a 60 year old tiny sink! I’d love to try this Simple Human in there!

reply )

14.December.2016

I like the classics – either lavender or the spring scents!

reply )

14.December.2016

Great giveaway! I’d love to have one of these in my lab! The grapefruit and geranium scents both sound great!

reply )

14.December.2016

This would be super handy in my kitchen, but I too wish they were reusable or custom fillable. It seems costly and wasteful to buy just the single use plastic cartridge.

reply )

14.December.2016

Grapefruit! But I’d be tempted to try to figure out a way to refill it myself.

reply )

14.December.2016

Yes, yes, yes! Your mention of being able to get soap on the sponge when holding a dirty plate is absolutely 100% on point.

reply )

14.December.2016

Id love to try the grapefruit hand soap.

reply )

14.December.2016

Love this idea of washing dishes without having to make a mess with the soap. The same goes for the bathroom with two little boys! I would love to try the Bergamot and Grapefruit scents….

reply )

14.December.2016

Ooh-I’d love to try the cucumber scent!

reply )

14.December.2016

Lavender is always my favorite…

reply )

14.December.2016

AMAZING. I’d love a kitchen dispenser so I dont have to have an ugly bottle by my sink!

reply )

14.December.2016

I love this so much! The Lavender soap for sure!

reply )

14.December.2016

Im a hand washer nut around here so would use this in kitchen and our 2 bathrooms and then maybe the kids would enjoy getting reminded to wash their hands 50 times a day

reply )

14.December.2016

I want to try the Bergamot!

reply )

14.December.2016

Orange Blossom or lavender!

reply )

14.December.2016

I used my Elf on the Shelf this year to encourage my kids to wash their hands- she hangs out in the bathroom with a sign asking if they flushed and washed their hands. Any device that encourages hand washing is welcome in my house. Looks like a great dispenser.

reply )

14.December.2016

I’m a sucker for Mandarin Orange!

reply )

14.December.2016

Everything Simple Human is great. I have their trashcans. I think I would like the lavender soap too BUT no batteries??!!! I am sold!

reply )

14.December.2016

This would be great in the kitchen! Especially for washing hands after handling raw chicken to keep contamination down. Thanks for hosting the giveaway!

reply )

14.December.2016

I love the idea of such a pretty sleek Dispenser. I want to change mine up and that looks like a great option.

reply )

14.December.2016

I would love to try the verbena kitchen soap.

reply )

14.December.2016

This would be great for dish soap in the kitchen

reply )

14.December.2016

I love everything orange blossom.

reply )

14.December.2016

Nice idea! I like the French lavender soap.

reply )

14.December.2016

I would be so excited to win one of these! I clean up water around my boys’ sink constantly! Love to try the verbena.

reply )

14.December.2016

Lavender! I love everything lavender!

reply )

14.December.2016

My germiphobe husband would love this!

reply )

14.December.2016

I totally understand your dilemma! It’s the little things in life right! this looks awesome.
Also, after a spilled soap incident I got one that has a suction on the bottom – genius for the irritating pedestal sink situation!

reply )

14.December.2016

I just learned that these exist last week, and they are so neat! I would also be interested in a refillable cartridge…but they do have a great collection of scents. I love citrus, so the bergamot, lemon and mandarin orange are very appealing.

reply )

14.December.2016

Would love to try the Farmacista orange blossom hand wash. Thanks!

reply )

14.December.2016

You nailed all my requirements in a soap dispenser….no rust or finger-prints and kid friendly. yippee!!

reply )

14.December.2016

I would love to try cucumber and mint lime! Awesome giveaway!

reply )

14.December.2016

This is awesome!!!

reply )

14.December.2016

The verbena sounds delightful. This would be great for my toddler and my husband ;-)

reply )

14.December.2016

This looks wonderful!

reply )

14.December.2016

Unscented for me. I know … so. boring. I’m scent sensitive, but love this soap dispenser. I’m with you in hoping Simple Human releases a refillable cartridge in the future.

reply )

14.December.2016

That’s neat! I’ve tried the automatic ones before but they never worked right. I’d have to try the lavender .

reply )

14.December.2016

I love foam soap! Love how the dispenser looks too!

reply )

14.December.2016

I’d try the mint lime dish soap and bergamot hand soap!

reply )




This blog is kept spam free by WP-SpamFree.