DIY: How to refill Lysol hand soap dispenser containers!

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Lysol soap dispensers with their NON-refillable containers.  Right?


They are actually very easy to refill!  All you need is a bottle of hand soap, and a cup of almost-boiling water.

  1. Get a cup of water and stick it in your microwave for about 2 minutes, until it is almost boiling.
  2. Stick the top of your Lysol soap container upside down in the cup of almostboiling water, and leave it there for about 30 seconds.
  3. Grab a towel(because the cap will be HOT) and twist the cap right off!
  4. Refill with your favorite hand soap.
  5. Put the cap back on, and you’re good to go.

Need a visual? Here’s my step-by-step video:


  1. heidi crowley says

    Thank you so much for this, I bought that soap dispenser becuase I had a coupon. I spent only 3 bucks getting the whole thing. but when I went to buy a refill I nearly had a heart attack. I better go buy a refill so I have a container to use. Once the company catches wind of this I am sure they will find a way to make sure wecan’t refll them on our own.

  2. says

    I’ve actually been refilling mine for a while. I simply used a flat head screwdriver and pried it off. I was amazed that it popped off relatively easily.
    I might have to try this too – I’ve already done the same thing to my Swiffer bottles :)

  3. Laura says

    I found that the sensor gets covered up by the soap coming out so if I turn it off and clean it it no longer dispenses on its own! Hope this helps

  4. robin says

    if soap comes out every time someone walks by,check your batteries…..mine did this when the batteries were going dead…

    Thanks for the hot water tip….has to be easier than prying it off!

  5. Valerie says

    I have found that it pumps out soap if the batteries are low, there is soap blocking the dispenser’s eye, or your kids keep putting their hands underneath it. I have also found that if you refill with soap that has lotion built into it the dispenser has a more difficult time.

  6. STEVEN D COX says

    been refilling mine since i first got them- its so EZ- i use a butter knife and pop off the top – refill and snap lid back on.

  7. Amanda says

    I love you for this! I saw another way to do this online… it involved drilling a whole in the top. My dispensers have been sitting under the sink waiting for Hubby to drill the hole! Now, I am about to go fill them! THANK YOU!!!!

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