Zero-waste and non-toxic laundry detergent

Where to buy: Meliora website

Hi folks, I wanted to share with you this great laundry detergent we’ve been using that comes with absolutely ZERO plastic packaging. Which is a huge deal, considering that plastic pollution is considered one of the most severe and devastating environmental issues our planet is currently facing.

As usual, this is NOT a sponsored post. I have no arrangement with Meliora to post about their products. This is me sharing with others a product that I believe is good for our families as well as gentle on our planet.


Typical conventional laundry detergents are full of harmful chemicals that I believe remain in the fabrics even after the wash and rinse cycle, because so often people wearing the so called “clean clothes” emit very strong odor.

The word “fragrance” or “parfum” on the product label represents an undisclosed mixture of various scent chemicals and ingredients used as fragrance dispersants such as diethyl phthalate. Fragrance mixes have been associated with allergies, dermatitis, respiratory distress and potential effects on the reproductive system. – EWG

According to this article on EWG some of the chemicals in the conventional cleaning products are particularly toxic: phthalates, octoxynols and nonoxynols. Phthalates are potent hormone disruptors linked to reproductive system birth defects in baby boys. Octoxynols and nonoxynols break down into persistent hormone disruptors, as well.

So, it is a big deal that Meliora’s detergents are rated A on EWG.ORG meaning it has no harmful chemicals and you can learn more here.

We also use organic soap nuts on some of our laundry, especially cloth diapers. You can read more about it in this post.

100% plastic-free packaging

If you follow my blog for some time you probably read more than once about the utter devastation our plastic wrecks on our marine life. Just the other day I saw a new article about a whale who washed out dead with his intestines being full of plastic. Once again, here is some pictures over on Pinterest just to give you an idea that this is no minor issue.

And while most detergents, even ‘co-friendly’ ones usually come either in a complete plastic container or minimally have plastic wrap or a lid. Meliora’s detergents come in a cardboard container and you can also request refills that come in little paper bags, like you see in my photo. You can also opt-out of the measuring spoon, which would be plastic, in the process of placing your order on their website.

If you’d like to have other great ideas on going plastic-free I highly recommend following Plastic Free Mama and Tulips and a Tool Boxon Instagram. Both accounts are wonderful and have lots of tips and ideas on reducing plastic waste from your home.

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