When I first began to fall in love with the sea, I was adventuring around the Gulf of California with our ocean conservation partner, Vermilion Sea Institute. VSI's fearless leader and resident marine biologist, Meghann, inspired us with her mermaidy-ness (totally a word, btw). Her adoration for the sea was contagious. Were it not for her and VSI, A Drop in the Ocean wouldn't be what it is today. Mermaids have since become a symbol of strength around here; a reminder that we as humans can do hard things. We can overcome fear, embrace being outside of our comfort zone, and grow into better versions of ourselves.
So we're dedicating these Little Mermaid-inspired soaps to Meghann and VSI. 5% of each sale of these soaps will go directly to VSI to support the work they're doing to inspire future mermaids and mermen to protect our seas.
Please note that all of our soaps are made by hand and therefore may differ slightly from those pictured.
Each bar is approximately 4 ounces and measures about 3" x 2.5" x 1".
Ariel: Saponified Oils of Babassu, Shea, Coconut, Olive, Hempseed, Castor; Madder Root; Moroccan Red Clay; Kelp; Spirulina; Indigo Powder; Glycerin; Essential Oils for scent
Ursula: Saponified oils of Babassu, Shea, Coconut, Olive, Hempseed, Castor; Activated Charcoal; Alkanet; Indigo Powder; Madder Root; Kaolin Clay; Glycerin; Essential Oils for scent
Packaging + End of Life
These soap bars will either be completely unpackaged or wrapped in reused kraft paper, which can be home composted if there is soap residue left on the wrapping. If the wrapping is completely clean, it can be recycled with curbside paper recycling.
When the bar gets too small to use easily, we recommend adding it to a sisal soap saver bag with any other soap ends you may have.
Handmade right here in Tacoma, Washington. Get to know the face behind this product: Soap & Clay.
Made in the USA
Palm Oil Free
I ordered the Ursula. In addition to the fun colors, I love the mixture of textures with the charcoal infused layer. It has a really subtle, clean fragrance and doesn't leave a filmy feeling on my skin. I really enjoy it!
I love the way that my bathroom smells with this soap in my shower. I have really soft water, and this soap is perfect. Moisture gets into my skin, and the rather easily rinses without a build up/"slimy" feeling you get with some soaps. It is also adorable!
Nice scent, creamy lather and great colors.
Soaps Under the Sea
One of the many awesome products and my fave!!!
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 razor 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.
1% for the Ocean
We're on a mission to use business as a force for good. That's why we donate at least 1% of your purchase to our ocean conservation partner, Vermilion Sea Institute.
In 2021, we donated $1,304 to VSI.
We ship worldwide!
If you're in the Tacoma, Washington region, we probably deliver to your doorstep. Check out the Delivery FAQ below!
Shipping costs are determined by weight and travel distance, and automatically calculated at checkout.
If you're in the continental US, we offer free shipping for all orders over $50.
If you're in Alaska, Hawaii, or any of the US territories, we offer free shipping for all orders over $75.
A Drop in the Ocean is an online zero waste and sustainable living boutique based out of Tacoma, Washington. We do not have a brick-and-mortar shop, but we do offer local delivery around the South Sound region, including refills of your household essentials.
We do all of our deliveries on Tuesdays. Orders must be placed by 5pm on Monday for guaranteed Tuesday delivery. At checkout, select the "South Sound Local Delivery (Tuesdays)" shipping option, and we'll add you to our route.
Note that we do have a $20 order minimum for delivery, and a $5 delivery fee for orders under $50.
For full details on our delivery system, check out our Local Delivery page.