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11 Best Automatic Soap Dispensers for Added Convenience And Improved Hygiene

Automatic soap dispensers are not just modern and fancy-looking but also very convenient. The biggest and most important advantage of an automatic soap dispenser compared to a regular one is the fact you can use them without actually touching them. That eliminates a contact point and means fewer bacteria and a cleaner surface for a longer time. They also deliver a standardized dose of soap every time which is pretty cool and convenient as well. Now let’s check out a few examples.

Quick Picks: Best automatic soap dispensers

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Battery Operated Electric Automatic Soap Dispenser
Battery Operated Electric Automatic Soap Dispenser

Water Resistant Battery operated automatic soap dispenser with 17 oz. capacity container.

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Nickel
Umbra Otto Automatic Hand Soap Dispenser
Umbra Otto Automatic Hand Soap Dispenser

Refilling is easy and there's also an LED indicator which lights up when the power is on and when the battery is low.

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Touchless
Kidun Automatic Soap Dispenser
Kidun Automatic Soap Dispenser

The soap dispenser comes with 3A class leak proof and waterproof technology

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Motion Sensor
Kidun 400ml Touchless Soap Dispenser
Kidun 400ml Touchless Soap Dispenser

You can use it in the kitchen, the bathroom, at home, the office and so on.

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Large Refillable
Solvac Automatic Soap Dispenser
Solvac Automatic Soap Dispenser

Another useful feature is the switch for controlling the volume of liquid dispersed with each use. 

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Soap history

We’ve been using soap for our entire lives and we take it for granted, not realizing that there’s a long and rich history behind it. There’s evidence showing that a soap-like substance was being produced back in 2800 B.C. by the Babylonians. The Mesopotamians, Egyptians and ancient Greeks and Romans also had the knowledge to make soap but back then they were not using it for personal hygiene. Soap was used for medicinal purposes and to clean utensils and various other goods. It was expensive and not nearly as common or as diversified as it is today.

5 interesting facts about soap

  • In the ancient times, the main ingredients for making soap were animal and vegetable oils. The techniques and recipe for making soap was exclusive to only a few small groups of people which made soap very expensive and meant that there was a monopoly on it in many areas.
  • It’s believes that the ancient Romans were the ones that popularized the use of soap for personal hygiene and bathing. The first Roman baths were built in 312 B.C. and it was during the fall of the empire that hygiene decreased throughout Europe which made it easier for the plague to spread. The life expectancy during the Dark Ages was around 35 years.
  • Nitroglycerin, which became a waste product of soap making in the 19th century, facilitated the invention of dynamite in 1853.
  • The first formula for liquid soap was made of palm and olive oil and was developed in 1868 by BJ Johnson who called it Palmolive.
  • Starting with 1916 the animal fats started being replaced with synthetic substances in the making of soap. The first synthetic detergent was developed by German chemists.

Types of soap dispensers

Although the base techniques and recipes used for making soap haven’t changed a lot over the past centuries, we now have a wide variety of options to choose from for both solid and liquid soaps. We also have multiple choices when it comes to soap dispensers, both manual and automatic.

Types of soap

The major classification for soap is based on skin type. For example, the soaps made for oily skin usually make use of ingredients such as sea salt, oatmeal, brown sugar or peach pits which help to clear the extra oils produced by the skin, leaving it clean and healthy. Soaps that contain glycerin are best for dry skin and the soaps for sensitive skin have balanced pH levels and don’t contain any colorants or perfumes. Pay attention to the ingredients when buying soap rather than the label or the design and get yourself an automatic liquid soap dispenser to use it with.

1.Battery Operated Electric Automatic Soap Dispenser

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This Secura soap dispenser features a 17 oz. capacity container and its overall design is simple and modern. The container clear and the rest of the body featured a combination of chroma and black finish details. You can choose to keep the dispenser on the countertop or to have it wall-mounted. An infrared sensor detects a hand from as far as 2.75” and there’s also an adjustable switch which lets you control the volume of soap which the dispenser gives at each activation.

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Battery Operated Electric Automatic Soap Dispenser
Battery Operated Electric Automatic Soap Dispenser

Water Resistant Battery operated automatic soap dispenser with 17 oz. capacity container.

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2.Umbra Otto Automatic Hand Soap Dispenser

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The Umbra Otto dispenser is made of plastic and comes in three color options: black, nickel and white. It has a really sleek and modern design which makes it a really great fit for any contemporary bathroom or kitchen. The matte finish also gives it a refined appearance. The container has a capacity of 5 oz (255 ml) and can be filled with hand soap, dish soap or hand sanitizer. The non-drip spout minimizes clogging and prevents messy drips.

Nickel
Umbra Otto Automatic Hand Soap Dispenser
Umbra Otto Automatic Hand Soap Dispenser

Refilling is easy and there's also an LED indicator which lights up when the power is on and when the battery is low.

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3. Kidun Automatic Soap Dispenser

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The Kidun soap dispenser is another stylish option. It has a freestanding design and built-in precise infrared motion detection technology. The amount of soap the dispenser gives each time can be adjusted with two settings and an indicator that flashes differently based on each option. The sensor is able to detect the hand within one pass which makes the dispenser very convenient and also helps to minimize waste.

Touchless
Kidun Automatic Soap Dispenser
Kidun Automatic Soap Dispenser

The soap dispenser comes with 3A class leak proof and waterproof technology

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4. Kidun 400ml Touchless Soap Dispenser

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Here’s another Kidun dispenser, this time with a high capacity container of 400 ml. It has an automatic sensor which detects the hand easily and quickly. The design is simple, modern and transparent which makes it highly versatile and stylish. You can use the dispenser with most liquids including hand soap, dish soap, shampoo, shower gel and other similar ones.

Motion Sensor
Kidun 400ml Touchless Soap Dispenser
Kidun 400ml Touchless Soap Dispenser

You can use it in the kitchen, the bathroom, at home, the office and so on.

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5. Solvac Automatic Soap Dispenser

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The Solvac automatic soap dispenser is robust and stylish at the same time. It’s easy to operate and its overall dimensions are 8.7″ x 6.1″ which makes it suitable for a variety of different spaces, styles and decors. You can place it on the countertop or have it mounted on the wall if that’s more practical in your case. Either way, it will operate for about a year before the batteries will need to be replaced.

Large Refillable
Solvac Automatic Soap Dispenser
Solvac Automatic Soap Dispenser

Another useful feature is the switch for controlling the volume of liquid dispersed with each use. 

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6. simplehuman 8 oz. Sensor Soap Pump

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The simplehuman dispenser comes in two color options: white and brushed nickel. It featured a high-efficiency pump which dispenses soap in just 0.2 seconds and a sensor with a precise trigger zone for improved accuracy and high-speed activation. It has control buttons with which to adjust the volume of liquid dispenser each time and a wide opening at the top which makes it super easy to refill the container without making a mess.

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simplehuman 8 oz. Sensor Soap Pump
simplehuman 8 oz. Sensor Soap Pump

It uses four alkaline AA batteries which provide around 1 full year of use.

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7. PAOPOW Automatic Soap Dispenser

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If you’re looking for an automatic soap dispenser with a less conventional design we think you’ll really like this one. The Paopow dispenser can hold 300 ml of liquid and features a very organic and elegant design with a really fluid shape. It’s meant to be placed on the countertop, with no option to have it wall-mounted. It has a precise trigger zone which accurately detects the hand within one pass.

regular dish soap
PAOPOW Automatic Soap Dispenser
PAOPOW Automatic Soap Dispenser

It's waterproof and it works with four batteries.

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8. Automatic Soap Dispenser

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Perfect for both the kitchen and the bathroom, this automatic dispenser works with all kinds of liquid such as liquid soap, dish detergent, hand sanitizer and others. It’s very easy to use just by placing the hand under the sensor, no need to touch anything. It detects the hand within one pass and automatically pumps the perfect amount of soap each time.

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Automatic Soap Dispenser
Automatic Soap Dispenser

It's waterproof and comes equipped with a 9.56oz replenish bottle which meant you'll only rarely need to refill it.

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9. Brushed Stainless Steel Sensor Soap

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This is another simplehuman soap dispenser, this time with a 9oz container capacity. What’s cool about it is that you can position your hand up close for a small dose of soap or farther away for more. It’s easy to operate and to refill and it keeps the kitchen or the bathroom clean and mess-free. The dispenser also has a clog-free tubing pump for precise and consistent soap flow.

Stainless Steel
Brushed Stainless Steel Sensor Soap
Brushed Stainless Steel Sensor Soap

It also has IP67 rating which means you can wash it in the sink without any worries.

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10. SVAVO Hand Free Soap Dispenser

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This Svavo dispenser has a familiar appearance. It’s designed to be mounted on the wall, leaving the countertop free for a clean and organized look. It needs to be placed at a height of 8” to 12” above the countertop in order to function accurately. It’s very versatile and suitable for a variety of different environments such as home kitchen and bathrooms but also offices, hotels, restaurants and more. You can fill it with hand soap, dish soap, lotion, shampoo and other similar liquids.

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SVAVO Hand Free Soap Dispenser
SVAVO Hand Free Soap Dispenser

It uses four batteries and has an ultra high capacity of 21 oz (600 ml).

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11. Simpleone Automatic Touchless Soap Dispense

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The Simpleone automatic soap dispenser is also really cool. It has a very stylish and modern design which makes it ideal for contemporary bathrooms and kitchens. A wide opening makes it easy to refill the container with liquid soap or hand sanitizer and the 4 batteries will last up to a full year. To operate it simply place the hand under the dispenser and it will automatically pump the perfect amount of soap without the need to touch any buttons.

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Simpleone Automatic Touchless Soap Dispense
Simpleone Automatic Touchless Soap Dispense

The dispensing valve cuts off the soap completely after pumping and prevents dripping.

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FAQ

Q: Can the soap dispensers be used with other liquids as well?

Yes, they can. You can fill a dispenser with shampoo or with conditioner to make it more convenient to use these products.

Q: What is a traditional soap made of?

Traditional or true soaps are made by combining fats or oils and an alkali, such as lye. The oils can be of animal, vegetable or mineral original and they are degraded into free fatty acids before being combined with the alkali. The lye reacts with the oils and turns the liquid mixture into blocks of soap. Today there are very few such soaps on the market and most are synthetic products.

Q: How to wash your hands properly?

You should spend around 20 seconds washing your hands each and every time. First, wet the hands with clean water. Then apply soap, rub your hands together, clean the back of each hand, between the fingers and under your nails. Rinse them with clean water. When using hand sanitizer, spend around 20 seconds rubbing the gel over the hands and fingers until they’re dry.