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  • Paraben Free
  • Phthalate Free
  • Sulfate Free
  • Leaping Bunny
  • Safe & Fair Labor
  • Charitable
  • 1% for the Planet
  • Vegan
  • B Corp
  • Made in the USA

Paraben Free

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Phthalate Free

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Sulfate Free

Sulfates are synthetic chemical ingredients commonly used in beauty products and household cleaners, like shampoos and dish soaps. You can usually identify sulfates in an ingredients list by looking out for the most common types: Sodium Lauryl Sulfate (SLC) and Sodium Laureth Sulfates (SLES). These chemicals, often derived from petroleum, are used to help form the “lather” we’re used to seeing in our beauty and cleaning products. When used in the shower or sink, these chemicals can flow through the pipes and into our waterways. Synthetic sulfates have been linked to allergic reactions, eye and skin irritation, and hair loss, and some studies suggest they contain carcinogenic ingredients.

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Safe and Fair Labor

We support safe and fair labor practices when producing sustainable products. This company cares for their workers by fostering a safe work environment and providing their employees with fair wage.

Charitable

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1% for the Planet

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Vegan

This product does not contain any animal products or byproducts, and has not been tested on animals.

B Corp

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Made in the USA

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Love laundry? Yeah.. Didn't think so. But the Meliora Natural Powder Laundry Detergent makes it a little easier to get through that dirty clothes pile! Made with highly concentrated, all natural ingredients like baking soda, pH boosting washing soda, and skin softening coconut oil, this laundry powder easily removes staRead Moreins and stink to leave clothes soft and clean. It is compatible with both HE and Standard washing machines–and contains no additives, synthetic fragrances, or dyes. Plus, Meliora is a member of 1% for the Planet, and pledges to donate at least 2% of all sales towards nonprofits like the Women's Voices for the Earth; an environmental non-profit that gives back to our Earth through numerous charitable programs.

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Sustainability Features

Origin

  • Produced and packaged in Chicago, Illinois, USA

Ingredients

  • Unscented Laundry Powder: Sodium Bicarbonate, Sodium Carbonate, Vegetable Soap [Sodium Cocoate, Glycerin, Organic Cocos Nucifera (Coconut) Oil, Water]
  • Lavender Laundry Powder: Sodium Bicarbonate, Sodium Carbonate, Vegetable Soap [Sodium Cocoate, Glycerin, Organic Cocos Nucifera (Coconut) Oil, Water], Organic Lavandula Hybrida Grosso (Lavender) Oil
  • Lemon Laundry Powder: 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 Laundry Powder: 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
  • Additional information: sodium bicarbonate, aka baking soda, is a natural odor neutralizer. Sodium carbonate, aka 'washing soda' or soda ash, is a pH adjuster–raising the pH of washing water for a more effective clean. Sodium cocoate is the chemical name of coconut oil that has been saponified (aka 'made into soap'). Sodium sunflowerate is the chemical name of sunflower seed oil that has been saponified. There will be some coconut and sunflower seed oils left in the soap after they are saponified, due to the fact that Meliora uses sodium hydroxide, or lye, in the conversion process. Leaving these excess oils in the soap ensures there is NO remaining lye in the finished product, and gives the soap its lather and moisture. This process is also called 'superfatting'. Glycerin is naturally created when the oils are converted into soap–and helps to keep skin soft, and is an effective solvent, making it great for dissolving stains and dirt. Water is used in the soapmaking process to dissolve the lye, and then is dried out over several weeks, resulting in a hard soap bar with very little water leftover. There is ~5% water leftover in these soap bars, compared to liquid soap that contains ~60% water.

End of Life

  • Recycle or reuse stainless steel canister

Certifications

  • This is a MADE SAFE® Certified product that has been third-party tested to ensure it contains only non-toxic, high quality ingredients that are safe for our environment and your skin
  • B Corp Certified to ensure safe and responsible business practices
  • Meliora is a Leaping Bunny Certified company that uses no animal testing
  • Meliora is a woman owned, family run business

Earth Friendly Features

  • Meliora is a 1% for the Planet business, donating 2% of sales to environmental non-profits. Their partner of choice is Women's Voices for the Earth–a non-profit dedicated to eliminating toxic chemicals from products through corporate responsibility
  • Manufactured and packaged in Chicago, IL, USA!

Packaging

  • Ships in 100% Recyclable and Plastic Free Packaging

Made Without

  • Cruelty-free and made without animal byproducts
  • No synthetic fragrances, dyes, optical brighteners, or preservatives
  • SLS-free

Product Specifications

Product Care

  • Add laundry powder directly to washer with clothes. For HE Washers, use 1/2 scoop (aka 1/2 tbsp). For Standard Washers, use 1 scoop (aka 1 tbsp)

Additional Features

  • Natural and non-toxic powder laundry detergent cleans clothes without synthetic fragrances, dyes, or optical brighteners
  • Steel tin of laundry powder contains enough for 128 HE Washer loads, or 64 Standard Washer loads
  • Super-concentrated powder formula removes stains and odors easily
  • Option to include 1 tbsp scoop (contains plastic!)

Capacity

  • 35 oz

Returns

  • Unused, undamaged items in their original product packaging can be returned with 30 days

Specifications

  • Laundry powder is compatible with both HE and Standard washers

Shipping Info

  • Ships same business day!

About the Company

Meliora

Meliora began when their co-founder, Kate, began wondering what was really in her cleaning products. After discovering companies aren’t actually required to list all of their ingredients (what?!), Kate set out to create cleaning products with simple, earth-friendly ingredients that are listed on the front of the package. Meliora means “better” in Latin, and that’s what these cleaning products are made to be. They’re conscious about choosing ingredients that are effective, safe for the home and body, and cause no trouble for Mother Earth after the chores are said and done. Meliora boasts the MADE SAFEⓇ seal and Leaping Bunny on all products, ensuring that no products or ingredients build up on our bodies, in the environment, are toxic for the oceans, or are tested on animals.

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  1. kryssi.mcdowall

    Love Meliora

    kryssi.mcdowall (verified owner)

    This is my go to laundry powder when I’m not using soap nuts. Love it!

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  2. gradeshpande

    Love it so far

    gradeshpande (verified owner)

    Done a handful of loads with it so far and don’t see why I would ever go back to liquid.

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  3. michelle.guckert

    michelle.guckert (verified owner)

    Very happy with this detergent. I have very sensitive skin and I have not had any issues. It is also affordable!

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  4. Donna

    Great cleaner

    Donna (verified owner)

    I love this detergent. It gets my clothes clean and I can also use it for delicates. I have hard water but with a little vinegar it works great. The best part is it’s earth friendly.

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  5. y.sal25g

    Good detergent

    y.sal25g (verified owner)

    I have been using this detergent for a couple of weeks now and I do really love it. I didn’t think it would clean well specially my cloth diapers, but to my surprise it does clean it very well and there is no smell after. My baby gets rashes depending on the detergent I use, but this has been gentle on her skin. No bad rashes or anything of that sort. I would definitely recommend this.

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  6. dmossgirl

    smells great, works well!

    dmossgirl

    This smells great and seems to work very well. I love that the scoop helps my husband know the correct amount (he normally uses more than recommended of laundry detergent). One negative for those trying to go completely plastic free: the scoop is made of plastic. I was hoping it was of a more durable/natural material and was a bit diaappointed.

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  7. Emily

    I really enjoy using this laundry powder

    Emily (verified owner)

    I really love Meliora’s products and this laundry powder is no exception. I love that is comes plastic free and refills are so easy. It really is affordable, especially for HE washers. I wish the scent lingered longer on dry clothes, but that is a minor preference in comparison to how great the product is overall.

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  8. Diane

    Laundry soap

    Diane (verified owner)

    Love the no plastic package!! Cleans as well as any other laundry detergent. No strong lavender smell on clean clothes. No complaints….happy to purchase the refill bag again!

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  9. Alyssa Gessele

    Alyssa Gessele (verified owner)

    Fantastic way to eliminate waste!

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  10. Question

    graceray123

    Does this work in cold water?

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      Hi, Grace! This detergent works well in cold water- we love to make laundry as eco-friendly as possible!

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  11. f.shelby

    Love the smell

    f.shelby (verified owner)

    The lemon, lavender, clove smells amazing and clings to the clothes for several days. Not sure about stain removing power but sadly my blacks are faded quite a bit. Very sensitive skin and have not had any reactions over the last month of my using it.

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  12. allisonguggenheimer

    Fresh Smell

    allisonguggenheimer (verified owner)

    Loved the lemon scented powder. Doesn’t leave a strong scent, but pleasant to use. Dissolves easily in the wash and leaves our clothes as clean as “conventional” detergent. No skin reactions which is awesome. Also we’re very outdoorsy, sporty (sweaty) people and this seemed to always get any odors out.

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  13. rachel.mayner

    rachel.mayner (verified owner)

    First time buyer, big fan of the lemon smell (more like essential oils not a chemical “clean citrus”) and will definitely be buying again!

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  14. x.yang89

    x.yang89 (verified owner)

    Works as advertised. No complaints and will buy the refills for this.

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  15. Vanessa Tyscka

    Does what it’s supposed to

    Vanessa Tyscka

    No complaints. Love the “no plastic” option for laundry.

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  16. cespacco

    cespacco (verified owner)

    Works perfectly! I’m very happy to have found a lower waste option that works just as well

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  17. Sarah

    Love this detergent!

    Sarah (verified owner)

    I put this directly in with my clothes in the HE washer and it works great. We love the lavender scent. So glad to find an earth friendly detergent!

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  18. Alex

    Great detergent

    Alex (verified owner)

    Works well in any laundry machine and cleans clothes well. The bag lasts a long time too!

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  19. Sarah

    Awesome

    Sarah (verified owner)

    Favorite detergent I’ve ever used. It’s so easy to add to the wash, it smells great, and it leaves my clothes looking so nice (no stains or discoloration).

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  20. aliirwin92

    Works like a charm

    aliirwin92 (verified owner)

    I have two little boys and a hard working husband. We are an outdoorsy family and this stuff takes care of the dirt. It smalls great and gets everything nice and clean. So happy to not have to worry about chemicals and plastic waste anymore. This is my new go to detergent.

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  21. elcampion210

    Smells great!

    elcampion210 (verified owner)

    Works as well as an other laundry soap but without the plastic bottle! I ordered just the refill bag and scoop it right out of there. Makes my clothes smell fantastic!

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  22. Olivia

    Good powder detergent option

    Olivia (verified owner)

    My husband and I used up an entire Lemon scented container and are now using the Unscented variety. I usually end up using two full scoops per load in our old, front loading communal washer in our apartment complex and have been generally pleased with how clean my clothes are after. I am a farmer so my clothing tends to be very dirty as well, hence the two scoops per load as a rule. I will say my husband tried washing a fairly thick comforter recently and the powder didn’t dissolve completely and he had to wash it again with some liquid detergent we had stashed away. That’s the only time that the powder detergent hasn’t performed as it should since purchasing. Overall I’m very pleased with the product and will continue repurchasing.

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  23. ljmjrk

    Packed improperly for shipping

    ljmjrk (verified owner)

    The brown bag was packed next to another product i had ordered that had blunt corners. The box corner put a hole in the brown bag and laundry detergent spilled into the outer shipping box and from there out onto my porch when delivered. More care needs to be taken when packing this brown bag product.

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  24. Rebecca S.

    Great

    Rebecca S. (verified owner)

    Smells really great and gets the job done! I like this product a lot.

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  25. Nicole

    Smells amazing

    Nicole (verified owner)

    Works like a charm!

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  26. macaronimagpie

    Great zero waste option

    macaronimagpie (verified owner)

    This laundry detergent smells great and I love that I can get it refilled. I like how easy it is to scoop out the powder into the machine. It gets my clothes clean without any trouble!

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  27. Heather B.

    Best laundry detergent

    Heather B. (verified owner)

    If you are trying to go zero waste or reduce your waste this is a great option. We don’t have refillable laundry detergent available where I live- so this is the next best thing. I have sensitive skin and am allergic to most conventional detergents and this stuff is great! Meliora is also a solid company that really practices what they preach. Can’t say enough positive things about this laundry detergent.

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  28. HappyCustomer

    Great company

    HappyCustomer (verified owner)

    I really like that the company uses minimal ingredients and strives to be as minimal waste as possible. I gave this product 4 stars instead of 5 because I feel like we need to use a full scoop for our clothes to end up smelling clean, even though the directions state that with HE machines only a half scoop is needed. I have sensitive skin, so I definitely wash my intimates with the unscented detergent.

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