This soap bar is a perfect example of what not to put in soap: It's plastic-free, dye-free, preservative-free, PALM OIL FREE, cruelty-free, and synthetic fragrance-free.
Made in Chicago, Illinois
WHAT DOES IT REPLACE? Soaps chock full of synthetics, soaps that harm our water ways, soaps that dry out our skin, soaps that are made with chemicals and palm oils. Liquid soaps that ship water around the globe and are packed in plastic.
BORING (BUT USEFUL) STUFF Each bar is approximately 4 oz.
PACKAGING Packaged in a paper box (printed with vegetable-based inks) made from up to 30% post-consumer recycled content, or package-free. Each package-free bar order comes with an ingredient card.
SOURCE Made in Chicago, Illinois.
Organic sunflower oil is a local alternative to the olive oil that soaps often use, sourced from Century Sun Oilout of Pulaski, WI. It gives the bars a soft, full lather and a brighter, whiter color without any added dyes or additives.
CERTIFICATIONS Leaping Bunny Cruelty Free, MADE SAFE, BCorp, and 1% for the Planet.
ABOUT THE COMPANY Kate and Mike are the proudly uncool and perpetually curious engineers who founded, own, and operate Meliora Cleaning Products. Meliora (meh-lee-OR-ah) is Latin for “better” and better is what Kate and Mike set out to do. Here's how they tell it:
Better isn’t just in our name; it is a reminder that every day we can improve on the status quo by offering cleaning products that are better for our customers and on the environment.
To have the most impact we choose to align with organizations that support what we believe and amplify our vision. Our B Corp Certification is a third-party evaluation and audit of our business practices; it highlights strengths in company ownership and governance (woman-owned), labor practices (living wages) and our product itself (low impact products and packaging). Through partnerships with 1% For the Planet and Women’s Voices for the Earth, we commit 2% of our annual revenues to environmental and charitable nonprofits. The MADE SAFE® seal signifies that our products and ingredients have been examined for whether they build up in the environment, our bodies, and aquatic toxicity. And Leaping Bunny is the highest standard for companies that are committed to using no animal testing. As we continue to grow, the foundations for our business must continue to meet our own expectations to be the very best company we can be.
We Make Everything In Our Own Factory in Chicago. Our factory on the West Side of Chicago does everything from making soap to packaging finished product. Everything we make, we make ourselves and we are proud that we have developed every detail of our process. Through understanding each cycle our product goes through we are able to examine the environmental impact each product creates, thus able to remove unnecessary waste along the way. It is important that our workers are paid a living wage, they are integral in making improvements and introducing new products.
Their big three rules guides each new product introduction:
It WORKS to get your home and clothes clean
PEOPLE-FRIENDLY, so it's ok to have around your home
PLANET-FRIENDLY, so you can be confident that what goes down your drain won't cause any problems