Refilling Soaps + Fine Ingredients
For Low Impact Living
The Soap Dispensary (est. 2011) is Vancouver’s first dedicated refill shop specializing in premium soaps, household cleaners, personal care products, DIY ingredients and fine edibles. We also carry quality lifestyle goods that support zero waste living. In 2017, we opened Kitchen Staples, Vancouver's first zero waste grocery store right next door. We have now grown to about 800 bulk products for refilling.
Refilling containers keeps single-use plastics out of landfills, watersheds and energy-intensive recycling systems. Bring your own, or purchase one of our reusable containers and have them refilled again and again. Our products are biodegradable and selected for minimal impact on human and environmental health. For those who have children or sensitivities or allergies, there are many options that are gentle and scent-free. We strive to bring pure, local, organic and fair-trade ingredients whenever possible.
As a small, independent shop, we feel lucky to work with so many socially and environmentally responsible businesses that are based right in Greater Vancouver. At last count, 65% of our suppliers are locally owned and 80% of our soaps are locally made.
Adaptations during the Covidvirus Pandemic
New Store Hours:
12 PM - 6 PM
Social Distancing Measures:
Only 2 customers at a time can be inside the shop. Please wait in line outside and a staff member will welcome you in.
We are temporarily unable to refill customer's containers. All dry goods will go into paper bags and liquids will go to deposit jars
Closed Statutory Holidays and parts of the week between Christmas and New Years Day. Please call or check our social media outlets.
3718 Main Street, Vancouver, BC, Canada V5V 3N7
Enjoy viewing a bit of our history, courtesy of Grant Baldwin