Waste Reduction All-Purpose Home Cleaner w/ Diaper Rags
Waste Reduction Featured Product!
Our friends at Green Diaper Babies have worked with us to add retired (that means used and then cleaned and disinfected) organic cotton diapers to our low-waste offering. While there may be frayed edges or the occasional stain on the rags, they are 100% sanitized and amazing at grabbing spills and cleaning with soap and water.
We're featuring these repurposed diapers for a limited time as a $1 add on to our cleaning products and also as a 5-pack! Help give these products a longer useful life by using them as planet-friendly cotton cleaning rags and avoiding microplastic-containing microfiber rags!
Meliora Cleaning Products' All-Purpose Home Cleaner is our one-stop solution for cleaning the hard surfaces in your home. Floors, walls, countertops, even the greasy fingerprint smudges on the fridge. Just add water for a better cleaner that's free of fragrances, dyes, and preservatives.
Here's how to use our All-Purpose Home Cleaner:
- Our refillable GLASS spray bottle comes with one tablespoon of cleaner pre-loaded.
- Add warm water and reattach sprayer
- Gently shake the bottle until the cleaner dissolve (warm water will dissolve the flakes faster than cold water. Do not use hot or boiling water!)
- Spray the All-Purpose Home Cleaner on any hard surface*
*Always test any stained/finished surface in an inconspicuous spot, just in case.
- Wipe surface until clean and dry for a streak-free clean
If you'd like your newly cleaned home to have a certain, planet-friendly scent, simply add ~20 drops of any essential oil (or blend) to your cleaner.
When empty, simply add 1 tablespoon of All-Purpose Home Cleaner REFILL to the bottle and repeat the steps above.
If you go a couple weeks between uses, the soap and water solution may separate. Simply give the bottle a little shake to mix it up before cleaning.
Full Ingredient List: Vegetable Soap [Sodium Cocoate, Glycerin, Organic Cocos Nucifera (Coconut) Oil, Water]
Bottle Net Weight 0.25 oz.; Bottle Volume 16 fl oz.
18 Refill Canister Net Weight 4 oz.
Nerd Alert: More Detailed Information On Ingredients:
Coconut Oil is the base vegetable oil used for our soap. Using only coconut oil results in a long-lasting, hard bar that is great for cleaning.
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.
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.
Organic Cocos Nucifera (Coconut) Oil: There is a small amount of coconut oil left in the soap after conversion to sodium cocoate. This is because we use sodium hydroxide, or lye, in the conversion process and leaving excess oil ensures there is no remaining lye in the finished product. Some soapmakers refer to this as 'superfatting' and more oil remaining results in a softer, more moisturizing bar. Our coconut soap bars have only a small amount of excess oil, so they are not the luxurious body bar type and more of a 'get the job done' bar.
Water: Water is used in the soapmaking 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. There is only about 5% water remaining in the finished bars, thus making them more shelf stable than a liquid soap that would require a preservative due to the high (about 60%) water.