A Simple, Little Gadget that Changed our Lives + A simplehuman giveaway!

This post is sponsored by simplehuman.

Chris has always been hyper-aware of cross-contamination in the kitchen. He wears gloves when handling raw meat. We have a touch faucet so he can turn on the water–with his elbow!–and we now have a sensor soap dispenser from simplehuman. (We love it so much, at the end of the post we’re giving one away!)

 

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While Chris does the cooking around here, I can’t tell you how many times the girls or I have been covered in stickiness or germs from school or paint or some other crafty mess that got transferred onto the soap dispenser to live until it was sanitized. Or how many times Chris has said, “Jules, can you squirt some soap in my hands” after handling raw chicken. A hands-free soap dispenser makes so. much. sense.

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I love the sleek, but discreet dispenser–it fits so well next to the sink and the soap is rich, luxurious and foamy–the girls’ favorite. The dispenser works with a wide range of soaps and scents from simplehuman hand and dish soap, to hand soap from other great brands like EO and ARIA by Antica Farmacista that run from $7-$15. And instead of messy refills, the cartridges easily click into place.

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And the icing on the cake? It’s rechargeable (no batteries!) *cue hallelujah chorus*, can still be rinsed in the sink, and one charge lasts about 3 months.

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A lot of times, we focus on big things we did that drastically changed our home or improved our lives. It’s refreshing to share with you a small thing that did that for us, too.

You can purchase the dispenser and soaps here. And we’re giving one away, too! Enter below.

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338 Comments

  • Reply December 6, 2016

    Eileen

    The orange blossom by Antica Farmacista sounds good!

  • Reply December 6, 2016

    Laura I

    This is so cool and smart! I love citrus scent so probably the grapefruit soap!

  • Reply December 6, 2016

    Beryl

    This is so neat! I’d love to try the lavender hand soap!

  • Reply December 6, 2016

    Kristy H

    I didn’t realize these were chargeable!
    I would go with fragrance free.

  • Reply December 6, 2016

    heather adams

    Is this how I enter to win? I sure hope so because we need this and there is no way I can afford to buy one right now. Love this gadget and love your home!!

  • Reply December 6, 2016

    Lydia

    I was just thinking last week that we really need something like this. The Verbena dish soap sounds lovely!

  • Reply December 6, 2016

    Damie

    Live this so much! Would definitely start with the mandarin orange.

  • Reply December 6, 2016

    Christina

    This is such a great idea! I always have stuff all over my hands and get it everywhere while trying to clean up! I also need to look into the faucet…

  • Reply December 6, 2016

    Catherine

    I asked for this soap pump for Christmas! I would love to try the EO peppermint and tea tree scent.

  • Reply December 6, 2016

    Amy

    I’d love to try the spring water soap!!

  • Reply December 6, 2016

    Kelsi Fullmer

    Yep need to purchase!

  • Reply December 6, 2016

    Stephanie

    This would come in really handy, especially during batch cooking days. Do you think the pod could be refilled?

  • Reply December 6, 2016

    Miriam

    Mmm, bergamot scented handsoap!

  • Reply December 6, 2016

    Alissa

    This is such a cool kitchen item! I’d definitely want to try the cucumber soap.

  • Reply December 6, 2016

    Lisa Peters

    Would love to try the EO peppermint and tea tree soap

  • Reply December 6, 2016

    Sarah Quail

    This would be amazing!

  • Reply December 6, 2016

    Debbie Secor

    Oh man, I could have used one of these while baking up a storm last weekend. And Orange Blossom??? Yes, please!

  • Reply December 6, 2016

    Jeanna

    This would be great in the bathroom too :)

  • Reply December 6, 2016

    Kayla

    Love the idea of not needing to change batteries!

  • Reply December 6, 2016

    Jenn Currey

    I would love the orange blossom!

  • Reply December 6, 2016

    Skye

    This seems like it would work well in the kids bathroom as well. I have toddlers who sometimes struggle pumping their own soap into their hands. :) And my favorite scent for everything is always lavender.

  • Reply December 6, 2016

    Colleen

    Recently got a couple of simple human trash cans for our kitchen and bathroom and am in love. I would love to try the EO peppermint & tea tree, mint lime, and spring water soaps!

    • Reply December 6, 2016

      Julia

      We also got their pet food container for Charly’s dog food and their plunger! Great products.

  • Reply December 6, 2016

    Cortney v

    I love the idea of having one of these! I am always so careful with raw meat and cross contamination.

  • Reply December 6, 2016

    Christine

    Would love to have this in our bathrooms too!

  • Reply December 6, 2016

    Kate

    Lime mint sounds amazing!

  • Reply December 6, 2016

    Jessica Anderson

    Ohhh I would try the mint lime soap !

  • Reply December 6, 2016

    Susanj

    Clever! It’s not only functional, but streamlined too! love it!

  • Reply December 6, 2016

    Brooke

    Mint Lime sounds fantastic!

  • Reply December 6, 2016

    Betsey Hoeft

    As a former microbiologist I can totally get on board with something like this!

  • Reply December 6, 2016

    Bethany

    The Grapefruit one seems like it would cover up the “doing the dishes” smell wonderfully!

  • Reply December 6, 2016

    Nikki S

    As someone who lives alone this would be great. I’m constantly washing off my soap dispenser because I don’t have anyone to help give a squirt.

    I’d love to try the EO peppermint & tea tree oil foaming soap. Mmm

  • Reply December 6, 2016

    Jane

    What a great idea! I would love the smell of lavender!

  • Reply December 6, 2016

    Julianne

    This sounds exactly like my husband!! He would love to use this in the kitchen! (the technology aspect is definitely a bonus for him too!)

  • Reply December 6, 2016

    Kacey

    now I have the urge to go clean all my soap dispensers… such a simple and beautiful solution.

  • Reply December 6, 2016

    tara

    amazing!!

  • Reply December 6, 2016

    Kimyee

    I’m obsessed with handsoap! Yes, please!

  • Reply December 6, 2016

    Lori

    I’d love to try the simplehuman lavender hand soap. What a brilliant idea!

  • Reply December 6, 2016

    Angela

    I’d love to try the spring water scent!

  • Reply December 6, 2016

    Emily

    I love this idea..raw chicken grosses me out so much and I’m always trying to avoid touching anything with the germs on my hands! I don’t use gloves, so this would be great for our household

  • Reply December 6, 2016

    Jess

    I had to chuckle just a teensy bit. I was a microbiologist before my kids and I am constantly amazed at how much people freak out over germs. I would caution everyone about trying to be as germ free as possible because it actually leads to humans being sicker because they aren’t being exposed as much to germs. We don’t use hand sanitizer or wipe our carts ever. Just practice good hand washing, and while the soap dispenser isn’t a bad idea, it’s okay to use the pump with dirty hands, just rinse it off. Same goes with the faucet handle. And for the love of all things, don’t touch your face, especially your mouth or nose. That would solve a lot of problems by itself.

  • Reply December 6, 2016

    Shellie

    great gift for the in-laws that have everything. Thanks!

  • Reply December 6, 2016

    Jacquie

    Wash, rinse and sanitize was the motto I grew up with in the restaurant business. Have never forgot it after 35 years. I know this little dispenser would make it way easier in the kitchen for everyone. Now I need that faucet.

  • Reply December 6, 2016

    Lindsey

    Cute product but I just squirt the soap onto one hand with the press of my forearm when my hands are dirty. I do like that Chris wears gloves though, & picked up that tip from him and no more raw meat under my fingernails now!

  • Reply December 6, 2016

    Mari

    O.M.G. You just gave me the best gift idea for my son! Thank you!!!!!

  • Reply December 6, 2016

    Lindsay

    I truly love everything you guys do, but this dispenser feels like another task….like another thing I have to charge. :( I also think the insert is adding to the waste problem like the K-cups plastic cups. It’s definitely personal preference, but we bought a target silver dispenser and continue to fill it with a bulk size container of soap refill. I do love that it’s hands free!!!!

    • Reply December 6, 2016

      Julia

      Totally get your point of view. For us, it’s a lot LESS tasks. Less pumping soap for each other. Less sanitizing soap dispensers. Less germs.

  • Reply December 6, 2016

    Emily

    I have contemplated getting an auto soap dispenser for a long time but spending that amount of money makes me cringe ? I like have to make the leap. The charging capability has me sold!

    • Reply December 6, 2016

      Brittany W

      If you’re concerned about price, I use another Simplehuman auto soap dispenser purchased for around $30. I love it because you can refill it with any liquid soap. There’s no need for the pods.

  • Reply December 6, 2016

    Christina

    Ha! I was raised OCD with germs…a mother nurse and a father dentist so I used to spray lysol on the doorknobs of the entire dorm hallway if I heard someone cough during that day. (I have come a long way…I only have lysol wipes and only do the doorknobs a few times a year.) I used to use rubber gloves and gag my way through raw meat handling with Vicks Vapo rub smeared under my nose and singing Jingle Bells year round to keep from gagging. Even my kids will join in to distract me as needed, but I have, for the most part even ditched the gloves and Vicks. I still, however, wash my spatula or wooden spoon between each stir of meat or flip of bacon until it is fully cooked and I wash my hands countless times when dealing with raw meat…and always a child is called over to squirt the soap. Once when nobody was present, I tried to turn the faucet on with my foot (success) and squirt soap with my other elbow (epic fail as I shot the whole container across the floor.). I still immediately scrub the sink after containers with raw meat juice (turkeys, etc.) are rinsed down. What a brilliant idea this soap dispenser is!

  • Reply December 6, 2016

    Sara

    We have a Simplehuman dispenser as well and absolutely love it! We have the one that dispenses the regular soap and does require batteries, but the batteries seem to last about three months as well. At first my husband thought it was silly and a waste of money, it’s soap. But he has totally seen the benefits that you spoke of and is totally on board! There’s no more gunk on the soap handle, no more sanitizing that as well, and it just.makes.sense to have one in the kitchen. Whoever wins one will love it! And if you don’t win, seriously, go get one!

  • Reply December 6, 2016

    Jessica

    Well that’s a smart idea! I’ve been looking for cute soap dispensers lately but the practicality of this might just win out.

    Thanks for the info.

  • Reply December 6, 2016

    Sarah

    Oh my goodness. I can’t tell you how many times a week I wish that I had something like this! I’m constantly asking someone to squirt soap into my hands, too, and it’s incredibly frustrating. This is ingenious. Love it!

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