Did you know that traditional dental floss is actually made of plastic? If everyone in just the US flossed as recommended by the American Dental Association, the used floss would circle the planet more than 1,200 times. And the plastic containers? We'd fill a landfill the size of a football field six stories high (the equivalent of 2,184,000,000 canisters). No, thank you.
(Thank you to Viajar & Amar for doing that math so we didn't have to.)
This refillable silk dental floss is our go-to solution to keep our teeth healthy and bright. The floss itself is silk coated in vegan candelilla wax, and is packaged in stunning glass and stainless steel canisters that can be continually refilled.
This floss has been made even better! We are transitioning our zero waste floss to a new, stronger version that is less likely to break during use. Our refill packs and Earth, Starburst, and Seafoam canisters all feature this new floss. We are transitioning away from our Chevron canisters with the older floss.
Each Blue Waves and Chevron glass canister comes pre-filled with one 33-foot spool of floss and one additional 33-foot spool.
Earth, Starburst, and Seafoam glass canisters come pre-filled with one 33-foot spool of silk and include a stainless steel cap.
Refill packs include two 33-foot spools, without the canister.
Our zero waste floss is made with 100% biodegradable silk coated in vegan candelilla wax and organic peppermint essential oil.
Packaging + End of Life
Our Blue Waves, Chevron, and Refill zero waste floss are packaged in a 100% recycled cardboard box with a certified compostable bioplastic sleeve.
The box can be curbside recycled or composted, while the sleeve can be industrially composted. If you do not have access to industrial compost, the sleeve should be thrown away.
Our Earth, Starburst, and Seafoam zero waste floss are completely unpackaged.
The floss itself can be composted, either industrially or in your backyard compost, and the canister can be endlessly refilled. If it does come time to retire the canister, the glass body and the stainless steel top can be curbside recycled.
Silk floss sustainably made in Italy.
Refillable canisters ethically made in China.
Carefully assembled and sourced from Maine.
Palm Oil Free
Love this dental floss
I have been using this dental floss for a couple years now. My hygienist sees no difference in the cleaning needs of my teeth as opposed to the plastic counterpart purchased at a store. I feel great keeping plastic out of the landfill!
I like this floss - it's a nice mixture of textured and sleek (somewhere between rougher Reach and smooth Glide) AND it's more sustainable. I was buying it from a store across the country; so VERY pleased to buy it from a local merchant. My spouse's teeth/hands have ripped the floss, so that is a down side. For me, as someone who has a mixture of tight and then wide spaces in my teeth, I have found it a lovely fit.
Converting from plastic flossers
I have always used plastic flossers and have found cornstarch alternatives, but they still have plastic. I decided to give this floss a try and I have been pleasantly surprised. The floss has only broken once or twice in my tightly spaced teeth (slow and gentle usually solves my breaking issues) and I love that I'm not using as much plastic. I've been using it for about a month and decided to order more.
I like the container but the floss is not strong enough
Maybe my teeth are too tight but the floss did not hold up
Eco friendly awesome floss
Love the bottle, and the floss. However, I have tight contacts for my teeth so it does break a little more easily then other flosses when I floss. Being a little slower and very gentle makes it work just fine, though.
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.