Did you know that liquid soaps are typically at least 80% water? All that water really adds up emissions when bottles are being shipped across the country! We love our refillable liquid soaps and our unpackaged bar soaps, but we're also a bit in love with these zero waste powder-to-liquid hand soap refills. Each aluminum tube of powder makes 9 ounces of creamy, hydrating, liquid hand soap, but weighs just one ounce on its own. Mix with water and you've got a full bottle of hand soap!
For extra sustainability, we recommend reusing a bottle you've already got at home. But if you're looking for a new, reusable, glass pump bottle, we've got you covered.
Note that this is not foaming hand soap. This is a creamy hand soap that will not work with a foaming pump. Besides, did you know foaming soap is just watered-down soap with a specialty pump? This soap fights bacteria better and leaves your hands soft and moisturized.
Each 1-ounce tube of powder makes 9 ounces of liquid hand soap.
Sodium Lauryl Sulfoacetate, Algin, Sodium Gluconate, Fragrance Oil, Kaolin Clay
Pour 250mL (8.5oz) of hot water into a bottle. Add the powder to the bottle, place the pump on the bottle, and shake vigorously for 60 seconds. The longer and more vigorously you shake, and the warmer the water, the better the crystals will dissolve.
The optional bottle is a 16oz bottle for ample room to shake and blend. Because the bottle is larger than the recommended amount of water, we suggest measuring the water in a measuring cup and pouring both the powder and the water into the bottle. Read our step-by-step guide for more tips!
Packaging + End of Life
These soap powder refills are 100% plastic-free! The tubes are 100% aluminum, so they can be easily recycled in your curbside recycling.
Handmade in Gainesville, Florida.
Made in the USA
Palm Oil Free
We ship ugly boxes
Our commitment to sustainability doesn't end when you press that checkout button.
We pack all of our orders in reused boxes and envelopes, with reused paper packaging, post-consumer recycled paper labels, and even paper tape.
You may not get an IG-worthy unboxing, but you will get the most sustainable packaging we can possibly find.
Oh and did we mention our shipping is always carbon negative?
Let's go to the real winner in my eyes. Honestly, I could have purchased this exact product many other places, but the packaging A Drop in the Ocean uses to ship will have me coming back time and time gain.
My first purchase from them was some floss a while ago and it arrived in a reused tea box with a hand written note that was written on scrap paper. I was blown away.
I had never seen a company who claimed to be sustainable ACTUALLY prove to be sustainable through and through. The fact that every piece of the packaging was reused and minimal will have me come back over and over again. If I can purchase it here, I will purchase it here.
Plastic free hand soap!
Great soap...mixes up quickly, thick and creamy, sudses (is that a word?) well and rinses clean. Great product!