Liquid Soap Refills at Dollarama

It’s been awhile since I gushed about Dollarama! I was at my local store the other day buying treats and I walked down the soap/cosmetic aisle to do my usual check to see if they have restocked their eye makeup remover (negative – sigh) and glance at all of the products. They haven’t been in my good books lately as I haven’t been able to find as many Delon-branded items. (If you’re new to the site, Delon is a lab in Montreal that makes some products specifically for Dollarama, and they are all labelled cruelty-free.)

For liquid soap, I have been buying all kinds; Method, Bath & Body Works, it depends. In a perfect world, I would buy everything natural and environmentally friendly, but right now, my current freelance gig is coming to an end, and my next one has yet to come along (yup, I have a REAL job, sadly) so money is definitely factoring into my household purchasing decisions more.

I almost didn’t bother looking at this soap refill bottle as I figured it was another made in China product common to Dollarama these days. Imagine my surprise when I turned it around to see the Delon stamp and familiar cruelty-free bunny logo. Yay! For only $2.50, this is a steal. For comparison, I saw the same size Method refill (1L) ON SALE at Target for $5.99. I picked up the Raspberry scent for now, but they also had Cucumber and Mango in stock. Awesome!

Product: Juicy Raspberry Hand Soap refill container by DELON, 1L container, $2.50.

Why I Love It: It’s made in CANADA (woo hoo!), it’s cruelty-free, it smells great, and it’s cheap!

Where to Buy: Dollarama stores across Canada.

Delon Fruit Liquid Hand Soap Refill

Back label Delon liquid soap refill

13 thoughts on “Liquid Soap Refills at Dollarama

  1. So after reading this I ran to Dollarama to see what goods I could dig up. Omgoddess!!! I picked up both the cucumber and the melon. No raspberry on our shelves. Also, outfitted my boys bathroom and the camper with shampoo and body wash. *And* stocked up
    On lotion for me. BTW, the lotion while $2 at Dollarama, was $8 at Walmart. Walmart had multiple items/scents to choose from but still. On top of that I posted it all on FB and have helped some frugal friends be cruelty free.

    You rock.

    • I love this re-fill soap, but I can no longer find it. I have checked three Dollarama stores. I also noticed that there was a shortage of other cruelty-free products in these Dollarama stores (Delon Mango Body Cream, Daily Defense – 3 minute Leave-In Deep Conditioner treatment). Has anyone else noticed this? I hope that it is just between shipments and more cruelty-free products will be arriving soon.

      • hmm. I saw it a week or two ago at my local Dollarama but who knows.. hopefully it’s like you said, between shipments!

  2. I come here every once in a while to see if you’ve managed to find the eye makeup remover again. I haven’t either… makes me so sad! I loved that stuff.

  3. Hi there…just stumbled across this blog today so if any of this comment is a repeat of things you have already posted, my apologies.
    I’ve been cruelty free for a couple years now and it was definitely a bit of a struggle at first to find good, quality cruelty free brands in Canada that didn’t require me to pay an arm and a leg for shipping. I have my staples now, but sometimes like to try new brands. So I just thought I would let you know that an organization based in California called The Beagle Freedom Project (check them out, the work they do is amazing! http://www.beaglefreedomproject.org) has developed an app for iPhone (working on an Android version) called the Cruelty Cutter (www.cruelty-cutter.org). The app scans barcodes and lets you know if the product is cruelty free. I have a Samsung so I am (not so) patiently waiting for the Android version but I have seen screen shots of the app and read some reviews and it appears to be an very worthwhile app purchase. It costs $2.99, but when you consider what the proceeds are funding (rescue and rehoming of beagles used for laboratory testing) it almost seems too cheap!
    Just thought I would let you know – obviously it’s up to each of us to do our own research but this is a great tool for those of us who have been cruelty free for a while and those who are just starting out. Thanks for the blog!!

    • Hi Leanne! I’ve been meaning to post about the app, actually. I did mention it on Facebook but not here yet (make sure to “like” Cruelty-Free in Canada on Facebook!). I use it and I agree it’s a great tool for beginners. The flaws with it being a new app is that there are TONS of Canadian products not listed on it, and they don’t make any mention of parent companies for grey-zone names, so for example, if you scan a Body Shop product it tells you it’s cruelty-free and that’s it. Apparently they may make mention of parent companies in a future update.

  4. Hi Kelly! I stumbled on your website today and I wanted to say thank you for taking the time to find cruelty free products and ones that are made in Canada! I know that must not be an easy job.
    Have you every taken a look at David Suzkis’s dirty dozen ingredients to avoid in cosmetics? http://www.davidsuzuki.org/publications/downloads/2010/whats-inside-shoppers-guide.pdf
    I noticed that SODIUM LAURETH SULFATE (SLES) and SODIUM LAURYL SULFATE (SLS) are the second ingredients listed in this product. They are known be harmful to fish and other wildlife as well as may cause cancer for us humans.
    Just thought you’d like to know. Keep up the great work and thank you from all of us who love animals and want to treat them with respect.

    • Hi Sonya! I have seen that list and know about SLS and SLES.. sigh. It’s so hard to find a balance sometimes. I love that finding locally made natural products goes hand in hand with cruelty-free stuff. I try to provide a range of products here and show benefits and pitfalls of each. Thanks for pointing this out – people need to be aware of ingredients and what they are buying, is what I say time and time again.

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