A Drop in the Ocean Sustainable Living Zero Waste Plastic Free Shop Shampoo Bulk Refills


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  • Refillable + free container returns
  • Free shipping for all orders $75+

Rejuvenating vegan, palm oil free, and Washington-local shampoo. Delightfully scented with essential oils, this gentle and natural shampoo is suited for all hair types.


Aloe Leaf Juice, Sodium Lauryl Sulfoacetate, Cocamidopropyl Betaine, Glycerine, Phenoxyethanol, Organic Lavender and Chamomile Flower Waters, Organic Jojoba Seed Oil, Rosehip Seed Oil, Hydrolyzed Wheat Protein, Provitamin B5, Vitamin E, Sunflower Seed Oil, Tetrasodium Glutamate Diacetate, Essential Oils

Packaging + End of Life

Ships in an aluminum bottle with a plastic pump. (Travel Size bottles ship with an aluminum cap and no pump.)

When you’re running low, order a new bottle here, but select “Refill.” We’ll ship your new bottle without a pump, and include a return label for your old bottle so you can send it back at no cost. Transfer your pump to the new bottle, pack the empty bottle in the box, and send it back to us. We’ll sanitize and reuse the bottle.

Switching from an 8oz to a 16oz? Select the "new" option so we include a new pump as well!

Don't want the pump? Just choose the "Refill" option instead!


Handmade in La Conner, Washington.

Ethical Guarantees

Made in the USA
Palm Oil-free
Washington local

How Our Refill Program Works

Order Your First Refillable

On your first order, choose the "New Jar" or "New Bottle" option.

Get Your Refillable

Your order will be shipped or delivered to you with minimal, reused, packaging. Always plastic-free and carbon neutral.

Order Your Refill

When you're running low, place another order using the "Refill Jar" or "Refill Bottle" option. Or choose the Subscribe + Save option to have refills automatically delivered on your schedule.

{Delivery Only} Leave Us Your Empties

On delivery day, leave your empties on your porch. We'll grab them when we drop off your new order.

Get Your Refill

We'll ship or deliver your refill to you without any pumps or sprays - just a cap. Transfer any pumps or sprays from your old bottle to the new one, and transfer the refill lid to the old bottle.

{Shipping Only} Send it Back!

Pack your empty bottle or jar into the box your refill arrived in. Place the included return label on the box, fully covering the existing label, and hand it off to USPS to come back to us - at no charge to you

I stumbled across A Drop in the Ocean on my quest to reduce our family's plastic use. I have a small family and live in a rural area with only a few big box stores and zero plastic recycling options. Finding plastic free items locally can be a challenge. I was thrilled to find a shop in my home state that would reuse returned glass and aluminum bottles. I'm a repeat customer as the products are excellent and the shop owner makes it super simple to return our used bottles by mail.

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I recommend this product

Give it time

This shampoo was exactly what I was looking for. It cleans without stripping the hair's natural oils, has left my hair feeling healthier than it ever has, AND I can now go longer between washes. Having said that, I almost gave up on it multiple times in the first month because there's definitely an adjustment period. My hair type: Fine, straight, dark brown hair that tends toward being oily. I had carefully trained it to wash every other day without it looking too bad on the second day, but by the third day my hair was always a grease bomb. I rarely used conditioner because it just weighed it down. The transition: My hair definitely got more greasy before it got better. Reading the other long review below mine really helped me. Some other tips -- 1) Apply the shampoo in small pumps to different areas of your scalp. Because it doesn't lather much, it's hard to spread it around if you put it all in one spot initially. 2) Massage into your scalp really well. 3) Rinse well. The first few times I used this I noticed my hair still felt soapy/slippery when I was towel drying it. Even though it doesn't really suds up, it does take a little extra time to rinse. Now: For the first time in my life, I am waking up on day 3, and thinking that my hair still doesn't look too greasy. It feels soft and healthy after each wash, and doesn't get the rebound greasiness that it used to get with regular shampoo. I don't use the conditioner, but with my hair type I still don't feel like I need it.

United States United States

Quality product!

Love love love the scent! Works really well- has a great lather.

United States United States
I recommend this product

Review after 2 months

I wanted to wait for a while to review this shampoo because I wanted to make sure I was accurately reviewing its effect on my hair. I've been using exclusively this shampoo (and conditioner) for two months now and I'm happy to say that while it's different than what you would buy in a standard store, it's equally as effective and my hair is healthy and happy! My Boyfriend and I both use this shampoo despite having wildly different hair types, his is curly and thick (BTW, this shampoo is "Curly Girl Method" friendly) and I have a huge mass of fine straight strands. Both of our hair styles have worked well with the shampoo, although because it does not "suds up" it takes a bit more care to apply. You need to make sure you're gently massaging the shampoo onto your scalp for it to work to its full ability. His curls are loving the lack of sulfates and perfumes and my fine strands manage to not look oily for 2 days between each wash. Pretty sweet! I love the smell after application but a word of warning! The smell straight out of the jar is VERY strong, I was originally tentative when I received it because of the strong bottle scent, but after washing out it becomes much more pleasant. It definitely is NOT perfumed though, which is a good thing for me but something to be aware of before purchase. It makes you walk away from the shower smelling "clean" not "scented". Overall I'm a huge fan of the shampoo and the only thing I would change is to buy a bigger bottle if I could!


A Drop in the Ocean

Omgosh thank you so much for your thorough review of this shampoo! I'm so glad that it's working for both of you. The lack of "suds" definitely takes some getting used to, so thank you for sticking with it to give it a full review!

Sarah J.
United States United States
I recommend this product


I have liked this shampoo a lot! It is easier to use than a shampoo bar and still gets a decent lather. Plus I love that (when I am ready) I can order the bigger bottle and get refills! I swear I had this idea a few years ago! ;)


A Drop in the Ocean

So great to hear you're loving the shampoo!

Teresa V.
United States United States
I recommend this product

Shampoo, smells great, comes in a metal container

I Love your shampoo. It smells great and it comes in a metal container.!


A Drop in the Ocean

So glad you're still loving your shampoo!

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