With winter approaching, I wanted to be sure my children were washing their hands as much as possible. I asked them what kind of soap they wanted, thinking if they could be part of the decision they would be more interested in the process. My daughter informed me that at daycare they used a hands-free soap dispenser and convinced me we should get one. I figured it would cost a bit more, but if it got them to wash their hands it would be worth it.
I was pleased to find the Lysol soap dispenser to be relatively inexpensive. It comes with four batteries and a soap refill, which increases the value. It is also very easy to set up. After inserting the batteries, simply peel the cover off the soap container and snap it into place. Turn the unit on and it is ready to use. It ejects just enough soap when you pass your hand in front of a small electric eye on the front.
I was worried the Lysol Healthy Touch system would go through batteries and soap too quickly, but it does not seem to. I was also worried that it would eject soap when we were in there brushing our teeth, but the eye is not too sensitive and only rarely does soap dispense accidentally.
Overall, I am pleased with this purchase and when I happened upon a high-value coupon this weekend (these are fairly easy to come by, so look for them) I bought another for the kitchen. I love that I can have messy hands and soap them up without getting my Lysol Healthy Touch soap dispenser dirty.
The Healthy Touch soap refills cost a little more than I would normally pay for hand soap ($3 per 8.5 ounce bottle), and the fragrances, while pleasant, are limited in selection (they offer four: green tea and ginger, grapefruit, aloe & vitamin E, and cucumber splash). It would like it better if I could refill the soap container myself, but you have to purchase new ones. But, overall we all love the Lysol Healthy Touch soap dispenser and I would highly recommend one. And, as planned, my children are washing their hands much more frequently.