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A Drop in the Ocean Zero Waste Herbal Body Care Vendor Spotlight with KV Apothecary
We’re turning the mic over to our zero waste vendors! This month we’re hanging out with Kendra from KV Apothecary, who handmakes our calendula salve, reef-safe refillable sunscreen, and refillable bug spray. In this video, we’re chatting about everything from how KV Apothecary got its start to delving into Kendra's plethora of past and future jobs.
A Drop in the Ocean Tacoma Zero Waste Store 5 Swaps I Didn't Know I Needed

Today, on our third anniversary, I'm looking at our little zero waste shop and I’m reminded of this journey - and how you have helped shape A Drop in the Ocean into what it is. So I thought I’d take some time to share five zero waste swaps we've added to the shop because you, our EcoWarriors, asked for them.

A Drop in the Ocean Vendor Spotlight: Zero Waste Soaps with Soap & Clay

We’re turning the mic over to our zero waste vendors! This week, get to know Chantine McBain, aka Mrs. Soap & Clay, who makes all of our unpackaged bar soaps and more. In this video, we’re chatting about everything from how Soap & Clay got its start to answering the question, “What is soap, really?” with a whole lotta laughs along the way.

5 Reasons to Switch to Zero Waste Period Products

Every month, menstruating humans shell out buku bucks for period essentials that we’re just going to throw away three hours later. And those period products are simply not good for our bodies or for the planet. There's a better way to have a period. Zero waste period products - from period underwear to menstrual cups - are the solution. But what exactly is the problem?

A Drop in the Ocean Tacoma Zero Waste Sustainable Living Blog What is Reef Safe Sunscreen and Why Does It Matter?
Summer is coming and that means vacation, beaches, and sunscreen - so let's make it sustainable! But what exactly is reef-safe sunscreen, how can you be sure a sunscreen is actually ocean-safe, and why does it matter, anyway?
A Drop in the Ocean Sustainable Living Zero Waste Plastic Free Blog {{Video}} DIY Zero Waste Face Powder (It only takes 3 minutes!)
Sometimes we're made to believe that zero waste DIYs have to be difficult or time-consuming, but that is simply not the case. In this video, I demonstrate beginning to end how I make my own face powder using only four ingredients in three minutes.
A Drop in the Ocean Sustainable Living Zero Waste Plastic Free Blog Safety Razor Care + Maintenance 101
The switch to a stainless steel safety razor from a plastic one can be intimidating. Believe me, I know. But once you do it, I can almost guarantee you’ll wonder why you didn’t do it sooner. But just like any quality product, sometimes safety razors need a little TLC. Here are some super low-effort ways to keep your safety razor gliding smoothly for life.
A Drop in the Ocean Sustainable Living Zero Waste Plastic Free Blog 12 Things I've Stopped Buying Since Going Zero Waste
There’s so much that I’ve stopped buying since I started on my zero waste journey two years ago. Some were easy to ditch, and others took a bit of adjustment, trial, and error. Some were a success immediately, and others needed some tweaking. But overwhelmingly, I feel more at peace with my life as I live in line with my values, and I’ve saved a ton of money in the process.
A Drop in the Ocean Sustainable Living Zero Waste Plastic Free Blog DIY Coffee and Sugar Body Scrub
With the holidays upon us, I'm sharing my favorite zero waste DIY gift - a coffee and sugar body scrub.  Just three ingredients, and only moments to make!
A Drop in the Ocean Sustainable Living Zero Waste Plastic Free Blog DIY Zero Waste Heating Pad
Like many people, I carry all of my stress in my neck and shoulders. I decided I needed some way to ease the tension but I didn’t feel like spending the money on a heating pad - so instead I searched my apartment (and the bulk bins of my local grocery store).