BRIGHTENS BEYOND YOUR LAUNDRY. This color-safe laundry boosting oxygen brightener works great as an addition to your laundry routine, or anywhere in your home you need a little extra kick. Try it on your favorite coffee and tea mugs to cut through any buildup!
NEW PACKAGING! In an effort to reduce our carbon footprint and to reduce the amount of packaging we all have to deal with (no matter how good), we've decided to carry the Oxy Brightener powder in bulk. The only change for you is a that you save money and instead of a metal and paper or paperboard container, you'll receive your powder in a sturdy, recycled natural kraft paper bag lined with a plant based film. The entire bag is compostable after you tear off the tin tie (which we think you should keep and reuse for chip bags, electric cords, etc.).
Tips on how to use: -To brighten your laundry: Add 1 Tablespoon to a normal load of laundry. For large/heavy loads, double it. Use with any water temp (for best results, warmer is better) and most fabrics (do not use with wool or silk). Test colored fabrics for color-fastness.
-For general household cleaning: mix 1 Tablespoon of Oxygen Brightener with 8-16 oz. of warm water (about 1/4- to 1/2-cup of Oxygen Brightener per gallon of water).
Sodium Carbonate Peroxide: More commonly called Sodium Percarbonate. A people- and planet-friendly oxidizer, sodium percarbonate breaks down organic dirts and stains to make them easier to remove from your clothes and home. Upon completion of the reaction, all that remains of sodium percarbonate is water and oxygen.
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'.
SOURCE Made in Chicago, USA.
PACKAGING Bag is made from recycled natural kraft paper and lined with a PLA compostable film. PLA is a renewable polymer. The entire bag is compostable after you remove the tin tie, which you can reuse for cords, chip bags, etc.
CERTIFICATIONS Certified Cruelty-Free by the Leaping Bunny Program; Certified BCorp; MADESAFE.org; 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