If you're a DIY'er, or just curious how things work, check out below for how to make your home better using the same methods we use to make the products we sell to our customers.  If you'd like to know more (or have recipes you'd like to share), please contact us at and we'd be happy to chat!

Meliora Soap Flakes Recipes

Our Soap Flakes are amazingly simple, yet versatile. You can use them on anything from simple laundry powder to kitchen scrubs to mechanics degreaser hand scrub. Click here for our recipe book to learn how to make your own cleaners with our Soap Flakes!

We're always looking for new, creative ways to use our flakes. Drop us a line if you've come up with something we missed and we'll add it to our guide.

How to make Meliora Cleaning Products' Laundry Powder

You can buy this from us, or make it yourself! This recipe makes approximately 64 loads, or 128 for HE machines.

You'll need:

  • 4 oz. (by weight) of high quality, fragrance- and dye-free soap.  Our Soap Bar or All-Purpose Home Cleaner REFILL Soap Flakes are how we do it.
  • 1 1/2 cups Washing Soda (sodium carbonate)
  • 1 1/2 cups Baking Soda (sodium bicarbonate)
  • Durable container to hold the finished homemade Right Hand Laundry Powder
  1. Start by grating the entire soap bar into small flakes.  If you're at home the small side of a cheese grater works great! 
  2. Mix all 3 items - grated soap, washing soda, and baking soda - in a large bowl or container.  Stir the contents gently as this can be a little dusty.  Stirring instead of shaking also helps mix the product better. 
  3. If you've mixed your Laundry Powder in a separate bowl, pour finished product into your new laundry powder container.
  4. Toss a 1 tablespoon scoop into the container and place it in your laundry room. Use one scoop for a normal load in a regular machine. 1/2 Tb is better for HE machines. If you've got a very dirty load of laundry, double the amount of powder. You're now all set to make your home better one load of laundry at a time! 


Better Laundry Softener

Typical liquid laundry softener is one of the most fragrance-laden products in our homes, and the ingredients can trigger skin and respiratory allergies as well as leaving a film on your otherwise clean clothes! Kick out the hormone-disrupting phthalates and get laundry that smells clean, not like a manufactured meadow. We love this idea so much, we've written about it in our blog.

You'll need:

  • 1/4 cup of white vinegar
  1. Add the vinegar to the rinse cycle of your machine. The easiest method is to rinse out your old liquid softener or detergent container and simply fill it with vinegar purchased in bulk. Label it and keep in your laundry room. The vinegar smell is gone at the end of the final rinse.