Meliora Dish Soap Bar - Non-Toxic Zero-Waste Dish Soap (Unscented)
Meliora Dish Soap Bar - Non-Toxic Zero-Waste Dish Soap 3-Pack (Unscented)
Dish Soap Bar - Zero-Waste Package-Free

Dish Soap Bar - Zero-Waste Package-Free

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Our Dish Soap is a people- and planet-friendly bar soap made with non-toxic ingredients. These solid dish soap bars are just as effective as liquid dish soap but are zero-waste, fragrance-free, plastic-free, and preservative-free.
  1. Place the Dish Soap bar on a soap dish, coaster, or right on the edge of your sink.
  2. Wet your sponge or dish brush, then rub it over the soap to work up a lather.
  3. Rub your soapy sponge or brush on dirty dishes, then hand wash as normal.

See full usage instructions below.

Ingredient Common Name CAS Number Purpose
Sodium cocoate Vegetable soap 61789-31-9 Enemy of dirt; cleaner of skin
Sodium sunflowerate Vegetable soap 888888-10-7 Enemy of dirt; cleaner of skin
Cocos nucifera oil Organic coconut oil 8001-31-8 Byproduct of soapmaking
Helianthus annuus oil Organic sunflower oil 8001-21-6 Byproduct of soapmaking
Glycerin Glycerin 56-81-5 Byproduct of soapmaking
Citrus medica limonum peel oil Organic lemon essential oil 8008-56-8 Scent (lemon only)

See full ingredient information below.

We use only what you need to clean your dishes: vegetable soap made with organic coconut and sunflower oils for a solid bar that lathers and cleans dirty dishes without drying your skin.

Our zero-waste Dish Soap Bars ship to you package-free — just the soap and shipping materials. We also offer boxed Dish Soap Bars packaged in eco-friendly paperboard boxes.

All of our non-toxic ingredients are MADE SAFE® Certified, Leaping Bunny certified cruelty-free, and vegan. We list every ingredient, including scents, on the front label so you can see what’s in your soap.

Available in unscented and lemon.

Net wt. 7.0 oz. (199 g).

Our solid Dish Soap bar is a plastic-free alternative to liquid dish soap. Start by placing the bar near your sink. We recommend a soap dish, mug, or coaster to catch excess water, but you can also wet the bottom of the bar and stick it directly on the counter. Wet your sponge, dish brush, or cloth and rub it over the top of the dish soap. Be sure to develop a rich lather on your sponge or brush, then rub it on your dirty dishes to hand wash. Solid dish soap may require more elbow grease than liquid dish soap, so don’t be afraid to scrub a little harder. 

For extra dirty dishes that need a soak, just hold the bar under the faucet while the water is running. You can also use this method to fill your sink, pots, and pans with soapy water.

If you’re noticing a greasy film left on your dishes after washing, you may not be lathering the soap enough. Try rubbing your sponge or brush on the soap longer to create a foamier soap and scrubbing your dishes more vigorously.

If you’re seeing spots left on your glasses after washing, they are most likely caused by hard water. Water spots are caused by droplets that dry on the surface of dishes, leaving behind minerals that are found in hard water. If you have hard water, try drying your dishes by hand using a clean cloth to prevent spots.

Ingredient disclosure and transparency is the cornerstone of our business. We list every ingredient on the front label of each product and here on our website. Our Ingredients page lists the technical name, chemical identification (CAS number), country of origin, and additional details for every ingredient we use.

You'll never see the word "fragrance" on our ingredient labels. This catch-all term allows companies to hide ingredients that are potentially harmful to the health of people and the planet. In the US, hundreds of ingredients in the "fragrance" family have never been tested for their impact. Every product is available in an unscented base formula. We also offer products scented with organic essential oils. 

Our vegan, plant-based Vegetable Soap is made from organic coconut and sunflower oils that are processed into soap, resulting in the following ingredients:

Sodium Cocoate is the chemical name of organic coconut oil that is saponified, or 'made into soap’. It's the chemical that grabs onto both dirt and water to do the cleaning.

Sodium Sunflowerate is the chemical name of organic sunflower oil that is saponified, or 'made into soap’. It's the chemical that grabs onto both dirt and water to do the cleaning.

Glycerin 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 dirt. We do not add any additional glycerin to our soap. 100% of the glycerin present is a byproduct of the soapmaking process, vegan, and cruelty-free.

Organic Cocos Nucifera, or organic coconut oil, is 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. Our castile soap has a small amount of excess oil that gives it a soft, moisturizing feel and lathering quality.

Organic Helianthus Annuus, or organic sunflower oil, is left in the soap after conversion to sodium sunflowerate. 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. Our castile soap has a small amount of excess oil that gives it a soft, moisturizing feel and lathering quality.

Water is used in the soapmaking process to dissolve the lye and help evenly mix the oils and lye together for a complete saponification reaction. After saponification is complete, the water evaporates. There is only about 5% water in the finished soap, making it more shelf stable than a liquid soap that would require a preservative due to the high percentage (about 60%) of water.

Organic Citrus Medica Limonum Peel Oil, or organic lemon essential oil, is a scented oil derived from lemon fruit. It is a natural, plant-based alternative to synthetic fragrance blends and adds a zesty, citrus scent to our dish soap.

Zero-Waste | Plastic-Free | MADE SAFE® Certified | Cruelty-Free | Made in the USA | Fragrance-Free | Vegan | Dye-Free | SLS-Free | Preservative-Free | Palm-Oil Free | Phthalate-Free | Recyclable | Biodegradable | Organic Ingredients | Non-Toxic | Eco-Friendly | Sustainable

How to Use Our Dish Soap

How to Use Meliora Dish Soap - Place Near Sink

Place soap on a dish or counter near your sink

Use a soap dish, mug, or coaster to catch excess water. You can also wet the bottom of the soap and stick it to your sink or counter in a place that drains easily.

How to Use Meliora Dish Soap - Lather

Wet a sponge or brush and rub over soap to lather

Get a sponge, dish brush, or clean cloth wet and rub it over the top of the dish soap. Be sure to work up a good lather before applying to dishes so soap can wash away fully.

How to Use Meliora Dish Soap - Rinse Dishes

Rub your soapy sponge or brush on dirty dishes

Scrub your dirty dishes with the soapy sponge, brush, or cloth. You may need to scrub harder than you would with liquid soap. To soak extra dirty dishes, just run the dish soap under running water.

Non-Toxic Ingredients

Our non-toxic dish soap is MADE SAFE® Certified, meaning it meets the strictest ingredient screening requirement in the industry. Our MADE SAFE® certification literally means that a product has been Made With Safe Ingredients™ that are not known or suspected to harm human health, animals, aquatic life, or ecosystems.

This vegan dish soap is made from coconut- and sunflower-based soap and is available unscented or scented with organic lemon essential oil. It is synthetic fragrance-free, preservative-free, dye-free, and palm oil-free.

Zero-Waste & Package-Free

Our zero-waste dish soap is shipped to you package-free to minimize waste and environmental impact. By making a solid dish soap bar, we eliminate the need for added preservatives or single-use plastic bottles.

Solid dish soap bars are more concentrated than liquid dish soap, making them more energy- and cost-effective to ship to you. They also take up less space in your home—each bar is only 2.6 inches wide by 2.25 inches tall.

Plastic-Free Packaging

  • Zero-waste, package-free bars come with an ingredient card
  • No plastic bottle, wrapper, or liner — just soap
  • Also available in a box

Vegan Dish Soap

  • Made from organic coconut oil and organic sunflower oil — we never use palm oil
  • Certified cruelty-free and made without animal products

Concentrated Solid Bar

  • Less space, less waste, and longer lasting than liquid dish soap
  • Shelf-stable without added preservatives

Everything You Need to Clean Your Home

Get your Dish Soap Bar in a box

Our Dish Soap Bar is also available in plastic-free, recyclable paperboard boxes.

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Customer Reviews

Based on 87 reviews
Doug Graiver
Love the zero packaging!

This is as simple as packaging can be. Wrapped in paper! The soup is durable, works well, and so much better than Blueland’s powder dish soap.

Elizabeth Barnes

Trying to focus on reducing chemicals in my life as well as be aware of filling our landfills with "trash" Found the size of this bar very hand in the kitchen and it seems to clean very good. Do miss the "liquid" when I need to soak a pan, but I shaved some of the soap off and placed in in a jar with water and I have a "liquid" I can pour when needed.

Johanna St. John

Lathers up really well!

Julie Wolk
Great on dishes and on hands!

I love this dish soap! I’ve been using it for over a year. For me it works every bit as well as any liquid soap I’ve ever used with the added bonus of my hands feeling lovely when I’m done. Normal dish soap makes my hand so dry and cracked. This soap feels almost like a moisturizer. I typically use a cotton washcloth (non-paper towel) or a scrub brush. I wet it and rub it all over the soap bar. It gets nice and sudsy. I re-soap the cloth whenever I need more suds and the bar still lasts a very long time. Much longer than a bottle of liquid!! The best part though is there is no plastic! Good for my dishes (from glasses to pots and pans), good for the earth, and good for my hands! All around winner in my book!

claire sagor
I like it!

I’ve been using the solid dish soap for about 2 years and just ordered a three pack. I won’t run out for quite a while now. It sits on a corrugated wooden soap rack and I started using it with a hand held natural brush. Before long I changed to using it with a sponge. This is perfect for me. I run the songe over the top of the bar 3-4 times and I’m good to go. I love the quality of the soap and I save lots of water which I only use to rinse. Also, and most important to me, the soap does not dry my hands out, even in winter. I’m happy to review this product because I’m really happy with the product! It takes care of oil and grease and is easy to rinse.