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The Soap Dispensary

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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.


Address: 3719 Main Street, Vancouver, BC, Canada V5V 3N7

Telephone: 604.568.3141


Current Store Hours: 12PM – 6PM Daily (except Wednesday), Closed Wednesdays except for Online order pick ups

Current COVID-19 Measures (Since April 13, 2020)

Thank you for checking in!  Due to the ongoing concerns with the Covid-19 Pandemic and governmental restrictions, we have had to make some major changes to our operations to protect our staff and customers. Please note the following changes:

Current Store Hours

12 PM to 6 PM Daily

Temporary Refill Program

·      We are currently not allowed to accept customers’ containers during the Pandemic. We are following the guidelines from Vancouver Coastal Health and have been checking in with them to see when restrictions can be lifted.
·      In the meantime, we have implemented a safe system using deposit jars and paper bags. We will choose the most appropriate options but if you have specific requirements, please indicate it in your order.
o   All dry products are packaged in paper bags (some exceptions.
o   All moist or liquid products are packaged either in glass deposit jars or for larger quantities in plastic pails. 
·      Please decant the content of your orders into your regular refill bottles at home and enjoy our products as you normally do.
o   For paper bags, please reuse them, recycle or compost them if it has food residues.
o   Wash and dry our reusable glass jars or pails and their corresponding lids. Return them to our shop for your deposit fee refund. It can be refunded in cash or applied as a store credit for future purchases.
o   If you wish, you can also donation your deposit jar fees to the 3 amazing local non-profits that we are sending our support to this year – Hogan’s Alley SocietyUNYA and Downtown Eastside Women’s Centre 

Social Distancing Measures

·      Up to 4 customers are allowed in the shop at a time. Please wait in line outside until a staff can welcome you in.
·      When waiting in line, please do not block the sidewalk and adhere to the required two metre distancing both inside and outside our shop. We really appreciate your cooperations with this issue as it will protect our staff members, customers and neighbours.
·      If you are not feeling well, please stay home and have a friend or family member pick up your order.

Online Order Option

We now offer the option to preorder online for in-store and curb-side pickups! Please read all the details on the links below and peruse our extensive menus for our selection of bulk products and pricing. Scroll through the pages using the tabs on the bottom of each menu. Please read the ordering instructions and protocol at the beginning of the order form to help you understand how our system works. 

·       Browse our menus:
o   Soap 
o   Food 
o   DIY 
o   Merchandise

 Online Order Form 

We look forward to serving you in new ways and bringing you our fine goods in our shop or directly to your home!


Update July 10, 2020:

We have taken a pause on our delivery service for the time being. Thank you for participating in our pilot service. 

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