A simple step to save money and reduce waste is to refill your hand soap bottles from refill bottles or pouches. Mrs. Meyers, Method, EO, Dr. Bronner’s and Kiss My Face are five that I know carry refill sizes. I’ve used them all, but my two favorites are Mrs. Meyers and EO. I’ve got the Mrs. Meyer’s basil scent at my kitchen sink right now.
Ask your favorite local store to carry the refill size, if they don’t already. If you can’t find the refill size locally, you can get them online at stores like Amazon, Mother Nature, and Pristine Planet.
The best part about refilling is that you are not throwing the pump out each time. The bottles are usually easily recyclable, but the pumps are not. Refills are less money per ounce (about 7 cents) than the pump bottles. You will also have fewer trips to the store for soap. I cannot think of a downside to using refill sizes.