Based on your feedback, we have updated the packaging for this sunscreen. It is now packaged in glass jars instead of aluminum bottles with pumps. Thank you for your feedback to help us make our products the best they can be!
Go ahead - soak up some much needed Vitamin D. Our refillable, all-natural, waterproof, reef-safe sunscreen is here to protect you. Small batch and made by our friends KV Apothecary right here in Tacoma, this sunscreen is your new summer essential.
Safe for faces and little ones 💙
Price per 2 or 4 ounces.
Witch Hazel infused with Rose + Calendula, Grape Seed Oil, Almond Oil, Coconut Oil, Beeswax, Zinc Oxide, Aloe Vera, Lavender + Eucalyptus Essential Oils
Zinc oxide offers broad-spectrum protection against damaging UVA and UVB rays, and is approved by the FDA for infants under six months.
All ingredients are locally-sourced or sustainably harvested in the South Sound Region.
Packaging + End of Life
Ships in a glass jar. When you’re running low, order a new bottle here, but select “Refill.” We’ll ship your new jar with a return label for your old one so you can send it back at no cost. Simply pack the empty jar in the box and send it back to us. We’ll sanitize and reuse the jar.
Handmade right here in Tacoma, Washington. Get to know the face behind this product: KV Apothecary.
Made in the USA
Palm Oil Free
this stuff makes me look forward to applying sunscreen, which is great because it's very sunny where I live. the consistency is also dreamy. thanks ADITO for another sustainable swap!
I like to feel like a sunscreen is really protecting my skin, and this one does. It is a little thick, in that the white streaks need to be blended in, but that's ok with me if I prevent a burn!
It's super-runny. And when I shake the bottle, it leaks out the cap/pump and sprays everywhere. And being a pump, I can't take it traveling. I like the ingredients, but I'm not sure I'd buy it again unless they change the bottle.
A Drop in the Ocean
Thank you so much for taking the time to share your concerns about our sunscreen! I know we've chatted about this via email, but I wanted to update here too that our newest batch of sunscreen is definitely thicker and shouldn't have this problem. I've also spoken with our vendor about this issue and she's going to keep this in mind for future batches to ensure it's not as thin as the batch before. Thank you again for sharing your concerns!
I had been trying to find a truly natural, non greasy sunscreen for my 5 year old and came across this company. I admit I was nervous to try it since all the other natural sunscreens I’ve tried for my daughter have been greasy or too chalky. This one is absolutely perfect! Rubs in so nicely and doesn’t leave a white cast if you rub it in like you would a lotion. And it smells so lovely!! I will definitely order again
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.