- 100% Plastic-Free
- Palm-Oil Free
- Synthetic Fragrance-Free
- It lathers!
- Made in Chicago, USA
WHAT DOES IT REPLACE?
As you know, we believe in many shades of green. As such it's our goal to offer you a variety of green alternatives. For example, castile soap in a glass jar or a eco-soap in a more traditional plastic jug. For some, using a bar soap may be out of your comfort zone... but if you prefer a good lather, this is a better choice for you over castile soap. We recommend all of these options.
Our hope is that you ditch the Dawn, Joy, and Methods of the world because they're not Earth Friendly. WAIT! Did you just read METHOD is not good for the planet. Yep. Take a moment to surf the EWG site on dish washing soaps, you'll see all of the above score a "D" grade. Even our beloved gateway eco-soap, Method. Each contain Methylisothiazolinone, which represents high concern for aquatic activity let alone its causticity to you. There's so much more to share here, so I'll leave you with this link to check it out for yourself.
BORING (BUT USEFUL STUFF)
Each plastic-free Dish Soap puck is 7 oz. [199 g]
Instructions: Ditch the bulky, slippery plastic bottle with these simple steps:
- Place our Dish Soap puck on a soap dish, coaster, or right on the edge of your sink.
- Wet your sponge/brush, rub it over your Dish Soap, and wash away.
- For those extra dirty items that need a soak - or to fill the entire sink - simply hold the Dish Soap under the faucet while the water is running.
Full Ingredient List [UNSCENTED]: Vegetable Soap [Sodium Cocoate, Sodium Sunflowerate, Glycerin, Water, Organic Cocos Nucifera (Coconut) Oil, Organic Helianthus Annuus (Sunflower) Seed Oil]
Full Ingredient List [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.
If you really want to dig in:
This dish soap uses Coconut and Sunflower Seed Oils (sourced from WI) as the base vegetable oils for the soap. This combination creates a firm bar that lathers and cleans while easily rinsing away.
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 of 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 soap making 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.
Each item is Vegan, Cruelty-Free, and MADE SAFE Certified. 1% of every sale goes towards environmental causes. And Meliora is a Certified B Corp.
ABOUT THE COMPANY
Each soap puck comes in a paper box that is recyclable. If you prefer packaging-free, we can order it that way for you. Just let us know.
Made in Chicago, Illinois, USA using domestically sourced ingredients.
So much great stuff to say on this company, we're working on it.