Meliora All Purpose Home Cleaner in a Refillable Glass Bottle
This all-purpose home cleaner by Meliora is a great way to eliminate single use cleaning spray bottles. The refillable bottle is made from glass and the sprayer is made from plastic. The bottle comes pre-loaded with a cleaning tablet in the bottle. Add warm water, let the tablet dissolve, and get to cleaning! It can be used for cleaning hard surfaces in your home including floors, walls, and countertops. The ingredients are also much more planet friendly than your typical all-purpose cleaner so you can feel good about using it in your home!
- Packaging: Reusable glass bottle
- Alternative to: All-purpose cleaner in a single use disposable plastic container
- Potassium Cocoate and Sodium Cocoate: These are the chemical names of saponified (that is, 'made into soap') coconut oil. It's the chemical that grabs onto both dirt and water to do the cleaning.
- 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. All glycerin in our products is a natural byproduct of the soap making process. We do not add additional glycerin. As a result, the glycerin is vegan, cruelty-free, and 100% organic coconut oil-derived.
- Organic Cocos Nucifera (Coconut) Oil: There is a small amount of coconut oil left in the soap after conversion to potassium cocoate and sodium cocoate. This is because we use potassium hydroxide and sodium hydroxide, both of which are commonly called lye, in the conversion process. Leaving a little excess oil ensures there is no remaining lye in the finished product. Some soapmakers refer to this as "superfatting." The more oil left in the final soap results in a softer, more moisturizing bar. Our cleaning soap recipe has only a small amount of excess oil, which results in a "get the job done" cleaning product instead of a lathery and luxurious finish.
- Water: Water is used in the soapmaking process to dissolve lye and ensure the lye can reach all of the oil to fully and safely react. After saponification, the water evaporates from the soap. This takes a few days to several weeks.
The resulting solid soap has very little water, typically less than 5%. This solid form is more shelf stable than a liquid soap, able to last years without a preservative that liquid soaps require (liquid soap is about 60% water).