For the HEAVY launderers: 5-GALLONS of Laundry Powder with ZERO-Waste!
That's over 2,500 HE (1,250 Standard) loads of laundry! Best yet - it's a zero-waste option for your home. When the bucket's empty, send it back. We'll clean and reuse them for another happy, people- and planet-friendly home.
How to Use:
Add Laundry Powder directly to the washer with clothes
For HE Washers, use 1/2 scoop (1/2 tablespoon)For Standard Washers, use 1 scoop (1 tablespoon)
[UNSCENTED]: Sodium Bicarbonate, Sodium Carbonate, Vegetable Soap [Sodium Cocoate, Glycerin, Organic Cocos Nucifera (Coconut) Oil, Water]
[LAVENDER]: Sodium Bicarbonate, Sodium Carbonate, Vegetable Soap [Sodium Cocoate, Glycerin, Organic Cocos Nucifera (Coconut) Oil, Water], Organic Lavandula Hybrida Grosso (Lavender) Oil
[LEMON]: Sodium Bicarbonate, Sodium Carbonate, Vegetable Soap [Sodium Cocoate, Glycerin, Organic Cocos Nucifera (Coconut) Oil, Water], Organic Citrus Medica Limonum (Lemon) Peel Oil
[LEMON LAVENDER CLOVE]: Sodium Bicarbonate, Sodium Carbonate, Vegetable Soap [Sodium Cocoate, Glycerin, Organic Cocos Nucifera (Coconut) Oil, Water], Organic Eugenia caryophyllata (Clovebud) Oil, Organic Lavandula Hybrida Grosso (Lavender) Oil, Organic Citrus Medica Limonum (Lemon) Peel Oil
[PEPPERMINT]: Sodium Bicarbonate, Sodium Carbonate, Vegetable Soap [Sodium Cocoate, Glycerin, Organic Cocos Nucifera (Coconut) Oil, Water], Organic Mentha Piperita (Peppermint) Oil
Sodium Bicarbonate: Also known as baking soda, sodium bicarbonate is an odor-neutralizer.
Sodium Carbonate: Also known as washing soda or soda ash, sodium carbonate is a pH adjuster. It raises the pH of the washing water, which results in more effective cleaning. For this reason, it's often referred to as a laundry 'booster'.
Vegetable Soap: Sodium Cocoate: This is the chemical name of saponified (that is, 'made into soap') coconut oil. It's the chemical that grabs onto both dirt and water to do the cleaning.
Glycerin: This substance is chemically a type of alcohol and is naturally created when the oil is converted into soap. Glycerin is known for skin-softening abilities and is an effective solvent, meaning it can dissolve substances such as stains and dirt.
Organic Cocos Nucifera (Coconut) Oil: There is a small amount of coconut oil left in the soap after conversion to sodium cocoate. This is because we use sodium hydroxide, or lye, in the conversion process, and leaving excess oil ensures there is no remaining lye in the finished product. Some soapmakers refer to this as 'superfatting' and more oil remaining results in a softer, more moisturizing soap. Coconut soap has only a small amount of excess oil, so it is not the luxurious body type and is more of a 'get the job done soap.
Water: Water is used in the soapmaking process as a substance that dissolves lye and then is a medium so the lye can reach all of the oil to react. After being useful in this process, the water is allowed to evaporate from the soap over a period of several weeks, and the resulting dried soap has very little water. There is only about 5% water remaining in the finished soap, thus making it more shelf stable than a liquid soap that would require a preservative due to the high (about 60%) water.
The price for each bucket includes shipping to your home AND return shipping to the factory in Chicago (for US customers only). Keep the box it comes in to send the empty bucket back. A pre-paid return label is included in your original shipment. If you've misplaced it, please contact us when your bucket is empty and we'll send you a pre-paid shipping label. Please do not buy your own shipping and ask for a reimbursement.
Each 5-gallon bucket has an easy on/off, screw-top lid. There is NO scoop available with this item.
5-gallons of Laundry Powder is equivalent to 18 Laundry Powder Refill Bags. Net Weight 40 lbs.
Due to the size and weight of these buckets, there are no refunds or returns on these buckets. We strongly advise trying the Starter Bundle or standard Laundry Powder canisters before upgrading to a 5-gallon bucket.
Meliora is Latin for “better.” And Meliora Cleaning is better in just about every way—better for people, better for the planet, and better products! Their cleaners, both home cleaners and body soaps, are made from 100% natural, non-toxic ingredients and fragrances. They use as many local ingredients as possible and they take clean to the next level by disclosing every single ingredient they use! Meliora is a better kind of business, too! They pay living wages, are B Corp Certified for overall social and environmental responsibility, are Made Safe Certified for their use of natural and safe ingredients, and Leaping Bunny Certified to never be tested on animals. All their products are made in small batches in Chicago, often by founders Mike and Kate themselves!
If you're unhappy with the performance of Meliora's products, please reach out to firstname.lastname@example.org within 30 days of your purchase. If 30 days have gone by since your purchase, unfortunately we cannot offer you a refund.