The Soap Dispensary

at 3718 Main Street, Vancouver, V5V 3N7 Canada

The Soap Dispensary is Vancouver's first dedicated refill shop. Stop by and check out all our products and refill options for low impact living.

The Soap Dispensary
3718 Main Street
Vancouver , BC V5V 3N7
Contact Phone
P: 604.568.3141


We specializing in refilling premium household soaps, cleaners, personal care products, DIY and edible ingredients. Customers can reuse containers to be refilled at our store, keeping single-use plastic packaging out of landfills, watersheds and energy-heavy recycling systems. Our soaps are hardworking, biodegradable, and gentle for children, pets and people with sensitivities and allergies. We carry a large variety of local brands as well as established companies from around the world. We also stock a fine selection of lifestyle tools for zero waste living. We look forward to seeing you and bring your empties!

Opening time

  • Mondays: 10:00- 18:00
  • Tuesdays: 10:00- 18:00
  • Wednesdays: 10:00- 18:00
  • Thursdays: 10:00- 18:00
  • Fridays: 10:00- 18:00
  • Saturdays: 10:00- 18:00
  • Sundays: 10:00- 18:00


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Company Rating

207 Facebook users were in The Soap Dispensary. It's a 3 position in Popularity Rating for companies in Shopping & Retail category in Vancouver, British Columbia

5243 FB users likes The Soap Dispensary, set it to 3 position in Likes Rating for Vancouver, British Columbia in Shopping & Retail category

Published The Soap Dispensary on 2016-07-13 01:31:11 GMT

Another inspiring #plasticfree tool for everyday living - deodorant stick wrapped in paper. And so effective!

Published The Soap Dispensary on 2016-07-12 02:16:20 GMT

Thank you to everyone who came out to support #grabapaddle at the shop yesterday. With your help, we were able to donate $530.00 to support the legal fees for First Nations communities fighting #SiteCDam. We wish them continued support from all communities around BC and a big win!

Published The Soap Dispensary on 2016-07-11 02:38:48 GMT

Inspired by #plasticfreejuly we're highlighting tools from our shop that will help make it all easier. Starting with the life changing Diva Cup. Never use disposable hygiene products again!

Published The Soap Dispensary on 2016-07-09 22:17:48 GMT

A bit heavy first thing in the morning but it's important. Grab a cup of coffee, sit down and get a bit more educated about #SIteCDam. What this project will do not only to First Nations' land and heritage but also the loss to farms growing our food, a beautiful part of BC we should have the right to enjoy and all the wildlife that live there. Come out and support #grabapaddle today!

Published The Soap Dispensary on 2016-07-09 17:26:14 GMT

The big day is tomorrow! #grabapaddle Join us and many others to support First Nations in this last stand against #SiteCDam.

Published The Soap Dispensary on 2016-07-09 04:17:23 GMT

Did you know that we refill organic, Canadian-grown, cold pressed, unrefined hemp oil? It is an amazing oil for skin, hair and internal health. Check out Lisa Bronner of Dr. Bronner's post about how to use it and all it's benefits. We'd add that it's also a wonderful oil for making shampoo bar soap.

Published The Soap Dispensary on 2016-07-08 18:27:11 GMT

Want to grow with us?

Published The Soap Dispensary on 2016-07-07 21:16:44 GMT

San Fransisco is banning styrofoam as part of their goal of reaching Zero Waste by 2020. That's the change from the top that we need! City of Vancouver - Local Government, we've got strong competition for the title of Greenest city in the world by 2020! Let's get on this "ban"wagon!

Published The Soap Dispensary on 2016-07-06 14:54:00 GMT

Here are the answers to your questions about why using liquid laundry and fabric softener are better to help reduce micro plastics from shedding in the laundry.

Published The Soap Dispensary on 2016-07-06 14:02:33 GMT

This Saturday, The Soap Dispensary will be donating a portion of our sales to help the First Nations in their court battle against the #SiteCDam . On July 9th, join the #grabapaddle by marching, paddling, refilling and eating to support this campaign. Cartems Donuterie and Earnest Ice Cream will be donating some proceeds too!

Published The Soap Dispensary on 2016-07-06 00:07:42 GMT

Here is why there has been such passionate protests against the Site-C Dam project.

Published The Soap Dispensary on 2016-07-05 16:03:19 GMT

Just a quick reminder that we will be closed July 1st. Happy Canada Day!

Published The Soap Dispensary on 2016-07-01 01:54:11 GMT

Hello, I recently fell in love with Uncle Harry's skin care line while visiting Seattle last weekend. I went on to the Uncle Harry's website to see where I could get this close to home, and the website actually brought me to you folks! Just out of curiosity, what kind of products do you normally carry from this line? More so of the antibacterial vinegar. Thanks so much!

Published Megan Elliott on 2016-06-30 20:54:06 GMT

Really sobering and frightening stats about the synthetic fibres we wear. Is it enough to say buy more natural fibres and launder your synthetics less?

Published The Soap Dispensary on 2016-06-29 18:36:25 GMT

Just a heads up, we will be closed this Friday for Canada Day. We will be open regular hours every day leading up to and after July 1st.

Published The Soap Dispensary on 2016-06-28 03:20:10 GMT

Another amazing Scoby-less Kombucha workshop has been scheduled for Wednesday, July 20. Always sells out so register early! Call or stop by the shop to register #thesoapdispensary @cultivatetea

Published The Soap Dispensary on 2016-06-28 02:10:20 GMT

Now refilling at our shop, @cultivatetea kombucha! Today's flavour is fresh galangal ginger. Zingy and not too sweet! . . . . #thesoapdispensary #refillable #kombucha #probiotics

Published The Soap Dispensary on 2016-06-25 19:35:46 GMT

Another fantastic kombucha workshop with @cultivatetea this week. Stay tuned for the next one in July!

Published The Soap Dispensary on 2016-06-25 05:38:40 GMT

Did you know that we refill about 10 different clays here at The Soap Dispensary? Here's a nice comparison of the differences between some of our favourites. Thanks for sharing this Almira.

Published The Soap Dispensary on 2016-06-23 17:48:00 GMT

Revisiting details of our Shibori and Indigo Workshop

Published The Soap Dispensary on 2016-06-23 00:29:13 GMT

6 more days until our Shibori + Indigo Workshop! Can't wait! We still have room for more students, so join us! I am thinking about all the old clothes I can update and beautiful furoshiki I will make with this dyeing technique! photo credit:

Published The Soap Dispensary on 2016-06-22 23:40:36 GMT

Great Car Free Day Vancouver with Zero Waste Market and @Society Promoting Environmental Conservation - SPEC! Thanks for stopping by to check out what we do and for making some bubble magic! We got some good shots this year!

Published The Soap Dispensary on 2016-06-20 21:02:32 GMT

You can find #Slingshot3 ventures Zero Waste Market (outside The Soap Dispensary at E 21st) and Amoda Tea (between 29th & 30th) at Main Street's Car Free Day today!

Published RADIUS on 2016-06-19 17:56:10 GMT

Lot's of events happening this weekend. One of them the Car Free Day on Main Street. If you are heading there watch for our friends The Soap Dispensary & Bird on a Wire Creations and a new found friend Zero Waste Market.