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 hand soap powder 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, Hydroxypropyl Starch Phosphate, Natural Fragrance (from essential oils), Algin, Gluconolactone
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.
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 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.