Looking for a planet friendly laundry powder? Then Meliora is your go-to. Meliora is a highly concentrated but completely natural laundry powder that works in both HE and standard washers.
Meliora’s ingredients are simple but oh, so effective: Baking soda for odor, Washing Soda to boost pH for effective cleaning, Softening Vegetable Soap that grabs onto dirt and stains and just the right amount of essential oils, or unscented if you prefer.
Every reusable canister of laundry powder comes with a metal scoop for a 100% plastic-free laundry experience, and because the container is refillable and compostable, it’s truly a zero waste laundry option.
Choose from our original Unscented, or our Lavender, Lemon, or Lemon-Lavender-Clove scented options. All scents are made entirely from Certified Organic essential oils only—no fragrance blends that contain undisclosed ingredients in this laundry powder.
Meliora’s laundry powder REFILL bags are a low-waste, planet-friendly and plastic free option. Refill the canister you bought from Meliora the first time, or use any container you have at home and get 128 HE (64 Standard) Loads.
When empty, tear off the tin tie to recycle, and recycle or compost the paper bag.
- Meliora Laundry Powder
- 35 ounce (992 grams)in a Canister
- 35 ounce refill in a paper bag
- 128 HE loads
- 64 Standard Loads
- MADE SAFE certified
✓ Palm-Oil Free
✓ Synthetic Fragrance-Free
PACKAGING is a refillable, compostable cardboard canister with a metal scoop or a compostable paper bag with tin tie that needs to be removed before composting
SHIPS FROM Washington State, Pacific NW, U.S.A.
HOW TO 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)
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
Full Ingredient List [PEPPERMINT]: Sodium Bicarbonate, Sodium Carbonate, Vegetable Soap [Sodium Cocoate, Glycerin, Organic Cocos Nucifera (Coconut) Oil, Water], Organic Mentha Piperita (Peppermint) 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 dirts.
- 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. Our 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.