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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

Parabens are synthetic chemical preservatives, commonly used in beauty products like shampoo, lotion, and deodorants. Parabens can accumulate in your body, and have been linked to hormonal disruption and reproductive problems. In studies of breast cancer patients, parabens have been found in the tissue of cancerous tumors–yikes! If you want to avoid Parabens in your beauty products, keep an eye out for methylparaben, propylparaben, butylparaben, and ethylparaben in the ingredients list.

Phthalate Free

Phthalates are found in toys, electronics, personal care products, plastic wraps, containers, and more. These petroleum based chemicals help soften plastics, and bind fragrances to perfumes, deodorants, creams, and other personal care products. Phthalates are are not chemically bound, meaning they can easily get released into the air, water, or your body, just by using the products as intended. Phthalates have been found to disrupt the endocrine system, which can cause reproductive damage, hormonal imbalances, infertility, mood changes, metabolism changes, and more.

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.

Leaping Bunny

Cruelty Free International certifies that cosmetic and household products are not tested on animals. These companies are audited to ensure that the ingredients and finished products are not causing harm to animals.

Organic Content

Organic materials and ingredients are grown without the use of chemical pesticides or fertilizers, promoting a healthier use of land and decreasing harmful agricultural runoff. By steering clear of toxic chemicals, farm workers experience less exposure to hazardous conditions, promoting social responsibility as well as environmental stewardship. Choosing organic materials eliminates the use of insecticides and other harmful chemicals, promotes efficient resource use, and results in a safer products and a cleaner planet!

Family Business

This product is made by a family-owned business. EarthHero loves to support and empower businesses built around strong family values. 

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

This company donates a portion of their time or profits to charitable efforts in their community or abroad.

1% for the Planet

This company partners with 1% for the Planet, a nonprofit organization that helps promote environmental stewardship. Members commit to donating at least 1% of their sales to the program, which helps connect them to high-impact environmental nonprofits across the globe.

Vegan

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

B Corp

The B Lab is a third-party, non-profit organization that certifies companies as socially and environmentally responsible. B Corps are businesses that go above and beyond traditional business models and aim to create positive change in the world through their practices. These companies must meet rigorous transparency and accountablity standards, while doing what is best for people and the environment.

Made in the USA

This product was made in the United States. Buying locally made items helps to reduce harmful emissions that result from transportation during and after the production process. Purchasing products made in the United States also ensures that the items are produced in ways that meet strict safety and labor standards.

Tackle dirty dishes with the power of nature! Meliora's Organic Castile Dish Soap uses organic ingredients like coconut and sunflower oil to create a solid, concentrated castile dish soap that works hard to leave your dishes clean and residue-free. To use this plastic-free, non-toxic soap, simply wet a sponge or dish brush and rub it across the dish soap. It lathers easily, rinses well, and lasts months! Plus, Meliora is a member of 1% for the Planet, and pledges to donate at least 2% of all salRead Morees 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: Vegetable Soap [Sodium Cocoate, Sodium Sunflowerate, Glycerin, Water, Organic Cocos Nucifera (Coconut) Oil, Organic Helianthus Annuus (Sunflower) Seed Oil] Lemon: Vegetable Soap [Sodium Cocoate, Sodium Sunflowerate, Glycerin, Water, Organic Cocos Nucifera (Coconut) Oil, Organic Helianthus Annuus (Sunflower) Seed Oil], Organic Citrus Medica Limonum (Lemon) Peel Oil. *lemon essential oil naturally contains the potential allergen limonene.
  • Additional info: 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.

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

  • Keep dry and elevated from water when not in use–a soap dish is perfect for this!
  • To use, wet a brush and rub it over the soap puck to a lather. To soak dishes, hold the soap puck under running water and allow the sink to fill with suds!

Additional Features

  • Natural castile dish soap bar made from organic sunflower and coconut oils
  • Lathers easily to gently clean dishes without bulky plastic bottles
  • Rinses away easily for toxin-free dishes

Capacity

  • Each soap puck is 7 oz

Returns

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

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. Becca

    Sorry Dawn, I am switching ;)

    Becca (verified owner)

    I have only used dawn soap for most of my life. This is my first go at castile soap and I love this one! It does everything my Dawn soap does but I use way less soap then I used to. I simply leave it by my sink, take my brush and swirl it around a time or two on top of the soap and I am off to cleaning. My husband also was shocked at how much he liked it as well. I definitely recommend and once my 7 oz bar does finish (I assume that will be awhile) I will purchase again from this company via Earthhero 🙂

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  2. jenhart08

    goodbye plastic bottles

    jenhart08 (verified owner)

    love that this product is made in USA, comes without any plastic packaging and works just as well as my liquid dish soap! next time I will buy the three pack!

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  3. Question

    Sharla Nafziger

    How long will one bar last?

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      Hi Sharla! As long as you allow this bar to adequately dry out between uses, you will find that it lasts as long as a bottle of liquid dish soap or even longer! We’ve experienced anywhere between 3 and 4 months. 🙂 Tip: a dish brush is a great addition, too!

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  4. Question

    Grace

    Does thus product fit in the bubble up ceramic dish set?

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      Hi Grace! This soap is a little too big for the ceramic dish set. For best results, choose a slotted soap dish to allow adequate airflow to reach the soap. This allows it to dry out in between uses. 🙂

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  5. lynnseyc3

    lynnseyc3 (verified owner)

    I love this soap. So far it’s lasted me longer than a bottle of dish soap, and my dishes seem cleaner than when using regular dish soap.

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  6. Nicole

    Cleans

    Nicole (verified owner)

    Cleans very well and smells great

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  7. Vicky

    Vicky (verified owner)

    Smells great plus works well on grease!

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  8. kerensakettmann

    Love it

    kerensakettmann (verified owner)

    Had minimal packing which was a huge plus. Works well and suds up great!

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  9. midori.oreo

    Awesome!

    midori.oreo (verified owner)

    Just as described. It’s been lasting longer than liquid dish soap which is I’m glad about. It cleans nicely & I can feel good about not using plastic.

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  10. Teri Reid

    Pleased

    Teri Reid (verified owner)

    The packaging was so minimal and contained no plastic. It suds up nicely and works well.

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  11. Rachel T.

    Great Dish Soap!

    Rachel T. (verified owner)

    I’ve been trying to reduce the number of disposable plastic containers I purchase. This soap is great! It cleans dishes and hands well and doesn’t have any plastic packaging at all 🙂

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  12. joannepark817

    Love this

    joannepark817 (verified owner)

    I bought this and have been using it for a couple weeks now. It works incredibly well to clean my dishes. It also comes completely in paper, which I threw into the compost bin. I am absolutely in love. It lathers easily, and it a lot easier to store compared to traditional liquid dish soap.

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  13. Megan Torri

    Megan Torri (verified owner)

    This product leaves a grease residue on my dishes, I do not like it at all.

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      Hi Megan – we’re so sorry you’re not loving this dish soap! Our customer care team will be in touch shortly.

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  14. Question

    samantha

    Can this only be used for dishes?

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      Admin EarthHero

      Hey Samantha, you can totally use this soap for other uses, that’s the beauty of clean ingredients! We also sell the same formula in a more standard “body soap” bar size here.

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