Meliora Dish Soap - Lemon
You are going to love Meliora's plastic free, MADE SAFE Certified, dish soap bar. Use a dishcloth, hessian sponge, or dish brush to create a lather and start scrubbing. Be sure to store on a soap tray so the dish soap can dry completely between uses.
Why We Chose This Product: We were tired of all of the chemicals in our dishwashing routine, we were tired of all of the plastic bottles that contained these chemicals. We figured you are too! So we have added Meliora's Dishwashing bar to our product line.
✓ 100% Plastic Free
✓ Palm-Oil Free
✓ Synthetic Fragrance-Free
✓ Made in USA
Why We LOVE This Product: Meliora provides amazing cleaning products, from all-purpose cleaner to scrubbing cleansers for bathrooms and sinks. Their products are all made of natural ingredients, and they are MADE SAFE Certified! This company is also a B Corporation, a 1% for the Planet Member, and all products are Vegan. The employees are paid fairly, the ingredients are safe, and the packaging is plastic free. Thank you Meliora for providing us with a better product to use in our homes!
Ingredients: 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.
Each plastic-free Dish Soap puck is 7 oz. [199 g]
Each item is Vegan, Cruelty-Free, and MADE SAFE Certified. 1% of every sale goes towards environmental causes.
Meliora Website Facts - Nerd Alert: More Detailed Information On Ingredients:
Our Dish Soap for Handwashing uses Coconut and Sunflower Seed Oils as the base vegetable oils for the soap. This combination gives us a firm bar that lathers and cleans while easily rinsing away.
Sourced from Century Sun Oil out of Pulaski, WI, sunflower oil is a local alternative to the olive oil. We've used sunflower oil in our Bath and Body Soap Bars for a while, as we're excited to bring it to our cleaning products collection.
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.
Sodium Sunflowerate: This is the chemical name of the saponified sunflower seed oil.
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 and Organic Helianthus Annuus (Sunflower) Seed Oil : There is always some coconut and sunflower seed oils left in the soap after conversion to sodium cocoate and sodium sunflowerate. This is because we use sodium hydroxide, or lye, in the conversion process. Leaving these excess oil in the soap not only ensures there is no remaining lye in the finished product, it also gives the soap its lather and moisturizing feel. Some soapmakers refer to this as 'superfatting' and more oil remaining results in a softer, more moisturizing bar.
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 bar has very little water. There is only about 5% water remaining in the finished bars, thus making them more shelf stable than a liquid soap that would require a preservative due to the high (about 60%) water.