Imagine this: a beautiful glass bottle perched next to the kitchen sink, the sunshine spilling in, reflecting off the bottle and creating a beautiful display of light like it's the first day of spring, all year round. The bottle is filled with lightly-scented lavender rosemary hand soap, the aroma pleasing everyone it reaches. The soap was handmade locally in Washington state, the bottle is refillable, and with each refill, you've planted trees and protected our oceans.
Sounds pretty lovely, doesn't it? Make it a reality today with this delightful hand soap, ready to call your sink home. It pairs perfectly with our lavender rosemary lotion, too.
Distilled Water, Organic Coconut Oil, Organic Potassium Oleate, Laurl Betain, Organic Glycerin, Benzyl Alcohol, Potassium Palm Kernelate, Palm Kernal Acid, Decyl Glucoside, Potassium Citrate, Pure Essential Oils
Packaging + End of Life
Ships in a glass bottle with a plastic 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.
Don't want the pump? Just choose the "Refill" option instead!
Handmade in La Conner, Washington.
Made in the USA
Sustainably-Sourced Palm Oil
My family loves this hand wash. It is very concentrated, so you only need a little. Smells good and leaves my hands soft!
Lavender rosemary hand soap
Smells wonderful and cleans beautifully. I love the glass bottle too and will definitely reorder this. I’m a nurse and wash my hands A LOT so I’m picky about hand soap!
No more plastic hand soap dispensers
This soap smells so good and it comes in a refillable glass jar. I’ll never need another plastic dispenser again. Thank you A Drop In The Ocean Shop for giving me another environmentally friendly option!
We use this in our kid's bathroom. First, this soap smells freakin good and makes it easy (and pleasant) to check and see if the kids really washed their hands. Plus, more times than not, the kids get just as much soap on their hands as they do the countertop. it's really easy to wipe up and isn't goopy.
Wonderful hand soap
Concentrated - a little goes a long way - and smells terrific!
Refill > Landfill
It's easy to get your everyday essentials refilled, no matter where you live.
Here's how it works...
1. On your first order of a new product, choose the “New Bottle” or “New Jar” option.
This tells us it’s your first time purchasing this product from our online shop.
2. We’ll ship (or deliver) it to you!
If you’ve ordered something liquid (maybe shampoo or body lotion), we will include a plastic pump in your order.
3. When you’re running low, order the same product, but choose the “Refill” option.
We’ll send you another bottle or jar of your chosen product, and will include a return label in the box for your empty container. If you’ve ordered something liquid, the refill order will not include a pump.
If we're delivering your order instead of shipping, just leave your empties on your porch on delivery day (Tuesday) and we'll pick them up when we drop off your new items.
4. If you’ve ordered something liquid, transfer the pump from the old bottle to the new one.
Then place the cap from the new bottle onto the old one.
5. Pack the empty container(s) into the same box the new ones arrived in, put the return label on the box, and hand it off to USPS.
When we receive the empty containers, we will wash and sanitize them, and get them back into circulation to be used again and again.
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.
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.
Nope! We cover the cost of getting your empty bottles and jars back to us.
Even if you don't need a refill, you can always send us an email to request a return label and we'll get you one asap. We want to keep the containers in circulation!
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.