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An Inexpensive Way To Refill Lysol Soap Dispenser

Lysol No Touch Dispenser

Here is a frugal tip sent in by a reader:

If any of you purchased the Lysol No Touch Hand Soap Dispenser, this is a tip for you.

I purchased one because I had a mail in rebate for it, plus a $5.00 off coupon. I just ran out of the soap it takes the other day and looked at the prices for the refill it was almost $5.00.

So this is what I did – go to Dollarama, find a hand soap you like. They usually are a dollar. Take the empty bottle from the lysol hand soap dispenser and a butter knife… you can pop the top off but you want to be gentle as there is a ring on the inside made of plastic that helps it stay in the bottle.

Fill it with your dollar store hand soap and place it back into the dispenser. Voila! You are back in business for less money.


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  1. Kelly

    Great idea. I just purchased this too because of the coupon and rebate (plus I thought it would be great in the kitchen when you don’t want to touch anything when working with food). I’ll be sure to use this tip once it runs out.


  2. Alyssa

    Awesome thanks for the tip!

  3. mel

    Yup I did this for all 3 of mine. I really like the no touch dispenser. I got the first one cause I had the mail in rebate for it and liked it so much I got 2 more when they were on sale for 9.99 and I had the 5.00 off coupons. I’ve refilled 1 of them twice and the other 2 three times. It is easy but you do have to be careful. You don’t want to crack the lid. I’m sure doing this over time may weaken it (not sure) but still I like the product. I purchased the life brand large refills when they were on sale and when I got bonus points for them. I like their soap.

  4. Karen

    I wonder if a creamier soap can be used when refilling?

  5. Mshell

    You can also use an old ketchup squeeze bottle.. much easier, I think.

  6. Carol

    Thanks for the tip. I also just purchased the dispenser with a mail in coupon in which they are going to reimburse me the total value. I was wondering if I could refill the dispenser, now I will certainly be doing just that.

  7. Chelsea

    I also use the ketchup/squeeze bottle approach ๐Ÿ™‚ I bought 2 of these dispensers for my grandma and she loves them but the refills are very pricey, we tried the butterknife approach to pry it open but it was way too difficult for her to do it on her own and there was a chance the lid could crack as we tried to pop it open, the squeeze bottle is excellent and very easy to do ๐Ÿ™‚

  8. Andrea

    Wow! Great tip. I also used a $5 coupon and am looking forward to getting my $15 back. I was worried about when I run out of soap but not anymore!! Thank you!

  9. Leia

    I’ve refilled mine too. My hubby drilled a little hole in the top and I plugged it with a little plastic plug I had around. Now I just have to pop off the plug and refill it. I didn’t like the soap that came with the one I got so I was happy to be back to using my fav soap again.

  10. Kim Gonzalvo

    I have done this with the swiffer wet jet liquid. I was given the set and LOVE how easy it is to mop the floor. When my liquid ran out, I was pricing them and WOW….expensive for the refill. So I decided to pry the cap off *gently* and refilled it with Mr. Clean…..Voila!! WAY cheaper and I still have enough Mr. Clean to redo the bottle a fraction of the cost!!!

  11. Jennifer

    Thanks for the great tips I haven’t picked up mine yet but at least now I know how to fill it for less ๐Ÿ™‚

  12. Amym

    Forget the butter knife and buy a empty sringe at a TSC store in animal medicine section, or perhaps a pharmacy and you just pour soap into a cup or bowl, suck it up and then stik it in the top hole on a bit of a angle and squirt the soap into the empty container. No need to pop the top off, as I try to take the top off of mine without success and ended up wreaking the bottle.

  13. Amym

    OH and you don’t need a needle just the empty sringe

  14. Jeanna

    Been doing this for several months now. It is SO much easier than drilling holes and using a syringe. And it works great!!

  15. teachermum

    I sure wish it were easier to pop the top off-be careful where you are aiming! I might just drill a hole in the top and cover it with clear tape…and Karen I did use up an old bottle of creamy soap (that didn’t work diluted in my foam dispensers)and it worked fine. I diluted it by at least a third. I’m cheap! I also diluted my dishsoap by about 1/4 and will work as to how much water I can add before it is too watery.

    I much prefer my foamy soap as it uses so little soap, but it’s hard to find a decent bottle! The Walmart brand leaks so I bought Dial, but even then they seem to get harder and harder to use ๐Ÿ™

    I’m assuming we can do a new rebate if it is a newly dated form? That will be a bit more cheap soap-I can’t believe how much they are charging for the refills!

  16. Lisa

    I refill mine with a ketchup bottle I bought from the dollar store. The small end fits into the top of the lysol container really well and I got a bunch of nivea liquid soap at the dollarama for FREE with my $2 off coupons. Who would pay $5 for the lysol ones? ๐Ÿ™‚

  17. Seana

    I just saw that Lisa said she used her coupons at the Dollarama. Will they take coupons there? I didn’t even think of that!!! Thanks for the tip ๐Ÿ™‚

  18. Tania Bugnet

    I have refilled my Lysol dispenser as well. My only advice is that we don’t let this little secret get to far widespread as I’m sure the companies would make changes so that we are no longer able to do this! Just my 2 cents.

  19. Angela

    Ha, funny! Mine ran out a few weeks ago, and I did that same thing to refill it. But the regular refill I had was a little too thick, so I dilutes it with rubbing alcohol to give it that extra oomph of cleaning. Not a whole lot, just enough to make it less thick to go through the dispenser. I am worried about breaking the top though, so I’ll give the ketchup bottle a try, since I have one already!

  20. Sarah

    Newbie question here: I purchased this because of the rebate, but which number on the package is the UPC?

  21. Cassie Howard

    Seana: Only certain locations accept coupons right now. It’s best to call your local store to find out if they’re one of them.

    Sarah: If you look at the photo above, the UPC code is right beside the tip of the knife, with the white background. For the MIR though, you would use the UPC found on the plastic packaging, not on the soap bottle. ๐Ÿ™‚

  22. Violet

    I did this last night before I read this. Same thought of too expensive to refill. I was so happy when it worked! love to see others are on the same page..

  23. Tammi

    Antibacterial dishwashing soap works just as good as any other “handsoap”. We use the Dawn green apple that we bought with some coupons for a buck. It is a great consistency and smells great with a nice green colour.

  24. Cassie Howard

    Tammi: That’s what we usually put in there ass well. ๐Ÿ™‚

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