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We sell for: $6.37 // Retails for: $6.95
Meliora is one of our favorite sustainable and responsible companies. They always seem to take the extra step to ensure their products are the most eco-friendly and non-toxic they can be. They also donate 3% of their sales to non-profits!
This bath and body bar is a standard mixture of organic coconut and local sunflower oils. The all natural ingredients leave your skin cleansed and nourished for every skin type.
The home care industry generates more than 29 billion plastic containers every single year! Yet at one point we never used any plastic for our soaps. Can we get it back to how it was before?
Some reasons we love bar soaps so much is that:
On average, the production of liquid soap requires 5x times more energy for raw material, has a 10x bigger carbon footprint, and uses almost 20x more energy for packaging production than traditional bar soaps.
liquid soap contributes to much more ecotoxicity, ozone depletion, and eutrophication potential than bar soaps
These bar soaps aren't petroleum-based, which is common for liquid soaps.
Most liquid soaps contain palm-oil. Palm oil is one of the major drivers of deforestation, destroying some of the worlds most diverse forests, and destroying the habitat of several already endangered species.
Sourced from Century Sun Oil out of Pulaski, WI, Meliora's organic sunflower oil is a local alternative to the olive oil that they love using.
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 naturally created when oil is converted into soap. Glycerin is known for skin-softening abilities and is an effective solvent.
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 sodium hydroxide, or lye, is used 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.
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.
We’re proud to say that Meliora is a certified B Corporation with a commitment to reduced environmental impact. Certified B Corporations are US businesses that meet the highest standards of verified social and environmental performance, public transparency, and legal accountability to balance profit and purpose. Products made by this company use less energy and emit fewer greenhouse gases during production.
Meliora is also part of 1% for the planet, meaning they give a percent of their annual sales to important global causes.
Other Meliora Certifications:
Meliora's products are certified MADE SAFE®. Made Safe provides America’s first comprehensive human health-focused certification for nontoxic products across store aisles.
Leaping Bunny is the highest standard for companies that are committed to using no animal testing. In order to be approved for inclusion in the program, companies must make a voluntary pledge to clear animal testing from all stages of product development. The company’s ingredient suppliers must make the same pledge.
Lastly, Meliora is certified by "The Women's Business Enterprise National Council" (WBENC) as businesses owned and operated by women.