Dish soap is often one of the most difficult swaps to find when embarking on a zero waste journey. Sometimes a DIY option works, and sometimes it doesn't. (I've never found one to work for me.)
If you're in the same boat and are tired of choosing between plastic bottles and residue, try our local, vegan, palm oil free, and package free solid dish soap bar. Made right here in Tacoma, this 12-ounce block of soap is sure to make the worst part of home cooking, dare we say, enjoyable.
Please note that all of our soaps are made by hand and therefore may differ slightly from those pictured.
Full size bar is 12 ounces. Trial size bar is 3 ounces.
Coconut Oil, Avocado Oil, Aloe Vera, Distilled Water, Sodium Hydroxide, Glycerin, Saponaria Extract, Citric Acid, Mineral Salt, Baking Soda, Essential Oil Blend for Scent
Wet your favorite dish cloth or brush, lather the soap bar, and wash dishes as usual. If you prefer to fill your sink with water and soap to wash your dishes, simply hold the bar under the running water for a few moments while the sink fills.
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
Lovely and easy dish soap!
I'm on my 3rd dish soap block from ADITO and still loving it! We don't have a dishwasher and use this soap to do all the dishes everyday. Each block has lasted us about 5 or 6 months! It smells great and cleans great! One of the easiest low waste switches we've made. I highly recommend.
Cuts the grease . Easy to use .looks very pretty and smells great
Great dishsoap which works great .It looks pretty and smells great
We love this as an alternative to liquid or powder dish soap. It looks cute by the sink too!
Dish Soap Bar (Grapefruit + Orange)
I love it! Easy to use and smells wonderful!
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.