Begin and end each day with a mini-facial. Gentle enough for daily use, this activated charcoal face bar works hard to keep your face clean. The lavender and peppermint essential oils will enliven your skin while the activated charcoal detoxifies it. As the activated charcoal works its magic, the suds will turn from black to light grey or white, and that's when you'll know it's done its job.
Please note that all of our soaps are made by hand and therefore may differ slightly from those pictured.
Coconut Oil, Shea Butter, Jojoba Oil, Argan Oil, Distilled Water, Sodium Hydroxide, Activated Charcoal, Glycerin, Green Tea Extract, Lavender + Peppermint Essential Oils
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
Best Facial Cleaner I've Ever Used
Using this charcoal facial cleaner it really feels like I went to a spa. I have really oily skin. Since I began using this my face feels great now and I haven't had any breakouts.
Helping with acne and doesn't dry me out
I started using this at the beginning of winter and my skin hasn't dried out using this soap. That was my biggest worry as other bar soaps have done that to me. I am perimenopausal and acne has been an issue the last few years. This soap has fit well within my skin routine and the acne has been very minimal while using it. I think a bar is going to last me forever too, as I hardly use any when I wash.
I was skeptical of using a face wash bar for my sensitive skin but I absolutely love this charcoal bar. I've been using it for over a year so this review is well overdue. It leaves my skin feeling clean and refreshed and is not too drying. The subtle scent is lovely as well. Highly recommend!
I've never used a charcoal face bar before, but this one has a lifetime customer. My face feels so soft and smooth and clean after using it. There's a palpable difference (pardon the pun) if I use my old soap instead. It doesn't have a strong smell, which is good, just a nice light fragrance to it.
Mighty face bar
Skin feels polished. Nourishes the skin
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.