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Meliora Foaming Hand Soap Refill Tablets

Just Add Water.
This concentrated tablet for foaming hand soap effectively does away with single use plastic bottles and shipping liquid around the globe. And, what's more, this soap is palm oil-free, vegan, and made in the USA.

Each 0.5 oz. tablet makes up to 9 oz. of foaming hand soap. Just drop 1 tablet into an empty soap dispenser. Add 8-9 oz. of warm water to produce a beautiful moisturizing soap for your hands and face. All you need is a foaming dispenser pump and water. Soap may settle to the bottom of your pump. Just give it a little shake if this happens.

WHAT’S GOOD?
  • 100% plastic-free
  • Free of Dyes, Preservative, Palm oil, Synthetic fragrances
  • Concentrate — not shipping liquid
  • Cost-effective! Less than $2 per tablet
  • Cruelty-free 
  • MADE SAFE Certified
  • Compatible with your foaming soap dispenser 
  • Made in the USA in Chicago, IL
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BORING (BUT USEFUL) STUFF
How do I use it?
Just fill your bottle with warm water, drop in your tablet, wait for the tablet to dissolve, then it is ready for use!
How long do I need to wait for the tablet to dissolve?
The dissolving process should take about 10-15 mins give or take!
What temperature water should I use?
We would recommend warm water—think bathtub water. Not boiling hot, but not cold! 
Can I use boiling water?
We don’t recommend boiling hot water. Boiling water could cause pressure to build up and lead to a mess.
Can I shake the bottle to speed up the dissolving process?
No, we do not recommend shaking the bottle as this can cause pressure to build up inside your bottle and could lead to the liquid spraying out when you open it up
Can I use tap water?
Yes! Tap water is perfectly fine.

WHAT DOES IT REPLACE?
The hope is... with every refill tablet sold, our community is essentially preventing one plastic bottle from entering the landfill/ecosystem. Our current society uses way too many single use plastics, and we want to provide consumers with a super easy to use, effective, and sustainable alternative. 

CONTENTS
Contains 6 tablets per box.
Total net wt. 3 oz. [85g]

INGREDIENTS
Lavender
Vegetable soap [potassium cocoate, potassium sunflowerate, glycerin, water, organic cocos nucifera (coconut) oil, organic helianthus annuus (sunflower) seed oil], organic lavandula hybrida (lavender) oil* [scent made entirely from certified organic essential oil containing linalool*]

Unscented
Vegetable soap [potassium cocoate, potassium sunflowerate, glycerin, water, organic cocos nucifera (coconut) oil, organic helianthus annuus (sunflower) seed oil]

The Foaming Hand Soap Refill Tablets use Coconut and Sunflower Seed Oils as the base vegetable oils for the soap. This combination gives a beautiful, full, rich lather that cleans without drying your skin.

Potassium 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.

Potassium 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 potassium 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 some of its lather and moisturizing feel. 

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 time, and the resulting dried tablet has very little water. There is only about 5% water remaining in the finished tablets, thus making them more shelf stable than a liquid soap that would require a preservative due to the high (about 60%) water.

PACKAGING
Packed in a 6-pack paper box; 100% plastic-free. Please recycle or compost when empty.

SOURCE
Made in Chicago, IL

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. 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

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