✓ 100% Plastic-Free
✓ Palm-Oil Free
✓ Synthetic Fragrance-Free
Meliora Cleaning Products' Laundry Powder is your go-to people- and planet-friendly laundry option. We only use what you need to clean your clothes. All the Laundry Powders are free of synthetic fragrances, dyes, preservatives, and brighteners.
These REFILL bags are made as a low-waste, planet-friendly option. Refill the cardboard/steel canister you bought from us the first time, or use any container you have at home.
When empty, tear off the tin tie to recycle and recycle or compost the paper bag.
Choose from the original Unscented, or the Lavender, Lemon, or Lemon-Lavender-Clove scented options. All scents are made entirely from Certified Organic essential oils, with no fragrance blends that contain undisclosed ingredients.
Each item is Vegan, Cruelty-Free, and MADE SAFE Certified. 1% of every sale goes towards environmental causes.
Instructions for use:
Add Laundry Powder directly to washer with clothes
- For HE Washers, use 1/2 scoop (1/2 tablespoon)
- For Standard Washers, use 1 scoop (1 tablespoon)
The Laundry Powder comes in a variety of sizes, each available in all scents:
- 128 HE (64 Standard) Loads: A great value in planet-friendly, plastic-free packaging. The paper bag with tin tie is easy to recycle/compost. No scoop included. Net Wt. 35 oz.
- 512 HE (256 Standard) Loads: If you're a heavy launderer, this is for you. Get 4 of the 35 oz. bags to fill up your 1-gallon Steel tin, or anything else you might have around the house. No scoop included. Net Wt. 140 oz.
Full Ingredient List [UNSCENTED]: Sodium Bicarbonate, Sodium Carbonate, Vegetable Soap [Sodium Cocoate, Glycerin, Organic Cocos Nucifera (Coconut) Oil, Water]
Full Ingredient List [LAVENDER]: Sodium Bicarbonate, Sodium Carbonate, Vegetable Soap [Sodium Cocoate, Glycerin, Organic Cocos Nucifera (Coconut) Oil, Water], Organic Lavandula Hybrida Grosso (Lavender) Oil
Full Ingredient List [LEMON]: Sodium Bicarbonate, Sodium Carbonate, Vegetable Soap [Sodium Cocoate, Glycerin, Organic Cocos Nucifera (Coconut) Oil, Water], Organic Citrus Medica Limonum (Lemon) Peel Oil
Full Ingredient List [LEMON LAVENDER CLOVE]: Sodium Bicarbonate, Sodium Carbonate, Vegetable Soap [Sodium Cocoate, Glycerin, Organic Cocos Nucifera (Coconut) Oil, Water], Organic Euginia caryophyllata (Clovebud) Oil, Organic Lavandula Hybrida Grosso (Lavender) Oil, Organic Citrus Medica Limonum (Lemon) Peel Oil
Nerd Alert: More Detailed Information On Ingredients:
- 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 specks of 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. The coconut soap has only a small amount of excess oil, so it is not the luxurious body type and 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.
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.