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Where to Shop in Vancouver: The Soap Dispensary

Where to Shop in Vancouver to Get Squeaky Clean

where to shop in vancouver the soap dispensaryEver wonder what happened to the product refill craze of the 90’s? You know, where you could take your empty containers to the store you purchased from to refill your favourite body soaps, shampoos and conditioners? It seems that people in Vancouver just didn’t get understand the value of it much back then. We were probably still hanging on our sexy 80’s hairstyles, acid wash jeans and new wave music to notice there was a problem with how our lifestyles were impacting the environment. is here to tell you that it’s time to move on! It’s time to understand that the products that we use to wash our feathered hair and launder our more sophisticated and comfortable stretchy jeggings matter more now that ever. It’s time Vancouver, to bring your favourite washable glass and plastic containers and fill ’em up at The Soap Dispensary. When you’re going green, this is where to shop in Vancouver.

Going Green Was Never So Sexy

The Soap Dispensary, located in the Riley Park neighbourhood off Main Street’s shopping district brings reduce, reuse and recycle to a whole new level with their squeaky clean refill concept. It’s not that the idea of refilling product containers is new. It just hasn’t been sexy and wholesome at the same time. You have to check out this little shop and embrace the ways in which a fully green lifestyle can reduce your carbon footprint and your peace of mind. It’s time to be greener keeners, people! When you’re wondering where to shop in Vancouver to help you go green, the Soap Dispensary needs to be your next step on the way to a healthy, green lifestyle.

Greenest City 2020 Action Plan

Vancouver is on the threshold of being one of the greenest cities in the world largely through the City of Vancouver’s Greenest City 2020 Action Plan. Although there are many successful programs already in place to reduce landfill waste companies like the Soap Dispensary who see the need for us to find everyday ways to reduce our impact on the environment.

It’s time to give good ol’ Mama Nature a Main Street bear hug and check out this new store. Specializing in premium soaps, household cleaners, personal care products and DIY ingredients it is positioned to explode onto the Main Street hipster clean scene.

A Less Disposable Lifestyle

where to shop in vancouver Soap Dispensary LogoThe inspiration for The Soap Dispensary was born from the owners’ desire to reduce their plastic footprint. Bring your own clean containers or pay a deposit at Soap Dispensary to keep single-use plastic packaging out of landfills, watersheds and limited recycling systems.

With a house brand and several well-known local brands to choose from, all their products are hard-working, biodegradable, gentle on children, pets and people with sensitivities and allergies. They also bring in brands from other parts of Canada and the US along with products from other parts of the world that fit with their goal for living a less disposable lifestyle.

The Soap Dispensary also offers various workshops with a green theme in store, including: soap making, cloth diapers, composting, detox, aromatherapy and more. Visit the online Calendar of Events for details.

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3623 Main Street, Vancouver, 604-568-3141

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  • Shannon
    April 29, 2013 at 5:03 pm

    I live off of Main St and just stumbled across The Soap Dispensary about a month ago and I LOVE them! I am in the process of switching out all of our household cleaners to the more eco-friendly variety and it having this shop walking distance from my house has been a dream come true.

    • Lee-Anne Ekland
      May 2, 2013 at 3:39 pm

      That’s awesome! And thanks for your comment. It’s always great when readers contribute:)

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