The Meliora Cleaning Products brand started as many other toxin free or eco friendly companies do, with the inability to find a safe product. When Founder Kate wanted to make sure the products she was using in her home were safe, she was frustrated that she couldn’t even find an ingredient list.
If you don’t even know the ingredients, how are you supposed to understand if it’s something you want to use around your home, your pets, your family?
So this husband wife duo (a pair of engineers no less) started experimenting with their own products at home.
After formulating simple products from safe ingredients that actually worked, they knew they could offer something better to the world.
Meliora products are made from entirely safe ingredients. As a bonus, their packing is also totally eco friendly. Their products are packaged in paper and tin instead of plastic. They also sell products as refills, so you can keep your original container instead of buying a new one each time.
They even have zero waste products, like their dish soap bar, which gets me totally excited!
Meliora Cleaning Products Certifications
Meliora boasts a lot of certifications. If these don’t help you understand exactly how cool and dedicated they are, we’re not sure what will…
Certified B Corporation
Meliora is a Certified B Corporation which means they meet the highest standards of social and environmental performance, transparency, and legal accountability. They use their power to help solve social and environmental problems. Ie. They are a pretty cool and responsible company.
Meliora is MADE SAFE certified which means they follow strict guidelines to create health-focused nontoxic products. It’s America’s first comprehensive certification and uses a database to screen all ingredients for harmful chemicals recognized around the world.
1% for the Planet
Meliora is a 1% for the Planet company, which means they pledge at least 1% of their annual revenue to nonprofit partners that help protect the planet.
Meliora is a Leaping Bunny company which signifies that they meet the highest standards and commitments to no animal testing. Meliora, plus all of their ingredient suppliers made a voluntary pledge to make sure no animal testing was involved in any stages of development.
Meliora Cleaning Products Highlights
Meliora offers a variety of cleaning products. I first found their toxin free peppermint scrub while searching for the best quality “safe” products online.
I used it and loved it without even realizing they were a Chicago based company. Once I found out they were so close to home I was even more excited.
Meliora Gentle Home Cleaning Scrub
The Meliora Gentle Home Cleaning Scrub is a toxin free scrub that works great for tubs, tiles, stovetops, and tons of other spots around the house. I’ve used mine on tubs, showers, toilets, bathroom counters, and recently scoured my whole kitchen sink too.
It’s 100% plastic-free, dye-free, preservative-free, palm-oil free, cruelty-free, synthetic fragrance-free, plus 100% biodegradable and septic-safe
Meliora makes all of their products in an unscented version so people with any sensitivities have options, but personally I love the peppermint tea tree scent on this product.
I keep this on a little dish I thrifted right next to my kitchen sink. It’s handy, and looks a lot nicer than having a plastic bottle sitting out too.
I use my dishwasher a lot. However, especially with kids, I find myself hand washing quite a few items by hand too.
Typically during a week I will hand wash:
Items we only have a few of (and I don’t have time to wait for the dishwasher to run)
Our youngest daughters lunch box
Bamboo cutting boards
Items that will take up too much space in the dishwasher
Plus, a lot of other random stuff too.
To use the Meliora Plastic Free Dish Soap you can simply wet your rag or scrubber and rub it on the soap bar to generate some suds. Alternatively, if you wanted to fill a tub with soapy water, you can just hold the bar under the water for a few seconds while the water fills.
It’s super easy, works great, and comes in plastic free packaging too.
Laundry detergent is another pesky product that typically comes in single use plastic containers. Alternatively, the Meliora version is plastic free!
You can buy Meliora Laundry Powder in a reusable can, and order refills as you need them. The laundry powder is dye-free, preservative-free, palm-oil free, cruelty-free, and synthetic fragrance-free.
It also comes in multiple fragrance options. You can choose:
At checkout you can choose a completely plastic-free experience by selecting “no scoop.” Or you can buy the scoop the first time, and then keep using it time after time.
I personally opted for no scoop and chose to use an extra metal measuring spoon we already in the kitchen.
One neat thing I learned during the factory tour is that they switched the no plastic shipping version to be the first on the website to encourage more customers to select no scooper and go completely plastic free. Smart!
Meliora Laundry Stain Removal Soap Stick
Ah, stain removal. Honestly with little kids, trying to remove stains is the worst.
I didn’t even used to bother half the time!
But now that I’ve found a product I really like and is super easy to use, I’m kind of all over it.
True story, this stain stick even removed stains that I had already set by washing and drying my kids clothes. I tried it just as a test, and I was pretty impressed.