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Laundry Powder Detergent - Zero-Waste Bucket

$ 259.99
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Eliminate waste with our bucket return program.

Our Laundry Powder is a people- and planet-friendly laundry detergent made with safer ingredients and eco-friendly packaging.

This powder detergent is just as effective as liquid detergent but is ultra concentrated, plastic-free, and preservative-free.


Our zero-waste laundry detergent bucket is an eco-friendly option for heavy launderers. We send you a full 5-gallon bucket of our concentrated laundry powder, enough for an incredible 2,320 HE loads of laundry—the equivalent of 18 Laundry Powder Refill bags! 

The price of each bucket includes shipping to your home and return shipping to our factory. Keep the box it comes in and send the empty bucket back with the included pre-paid shipping label.

We use only what you need to clean your clothes: a simple formula of baking soda, washing soda, and vegetable soap made with organic coconut oil. Our scented varieties are made with organic essential oils—no mysterious “fragrance” blends that contain undisclosed ingredients.

All of our 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 detergent.

Due to the size and weight of these buckets, there are no refunds or returns on these buckets. We strongly advise trying our Laundry Starter Bundle or standard Laundry Powder canisters before upgrading to a 5-gallon bucket.

Available in unscented, lavender, lemonlemon-lavender clove, and peppermint.

Net wt. 40 lbs. (18.1 kg). Contains 2320 HE (1160 Standard) loads.

How to Use Laundry Powder

Full Usage Instructions
  • How to Use Meliora Laundry Powder - Measure

    Measure for your machine

    Use 1/2 tablespoon for HE washers and 1 tablespoon for standard washers. The stainless steel scoop included measures 1 tablespoon.

  • How to Use Meliora Laundry Powder - Add to Washer

    Add powder directly to the washer drum

    Laundry Powder dissolves in water. For best results, place directly in the drum beneath clothes, not in the dispensing drawer.

  • How to Use Meliora Laundry Powder - Wash as Normal

    Wash as normal

    Once dissolved, our Laundry Powder works just like liquid detergent. It’s safe for all fabrics and water temperatures.

Zero-Waste Bucket Program

  • Zero-Waste Laundry Bucket Program – We Ship to You

    We ship you a 5-gallon bucket

    Enjoy 2,330 HE loads of zero-waste laundry powder! Each bucket has a screw-top lid for easy opening and reclosing. Shipping is included in the price.

  • Zero-Waste Laundry Bucket Program – You Ship It Back

    You send the empty bucket back

    Keep the cardboard box the bucket comes in. When you run out of powder, just put the empty bucket back in the box and apply the pre-paid shipping label.

  • Zero-Waste Laundry Bucket Program – We Clean and Reuse

    We clean and reuse the bucket

    We receive the empty buckets, clean them thoroughly, and reuse them for another happy home. Nothing gets thrown away!

Save with Refill and Bulk Options

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Our Ingredients — Meliora Cleaning Products

Safer Ingredients, Listed on the Label

Our laundry detergent is MADE SAFE® Certified, meaning it meets the strictest ingredient screening requirement in the industry. MADE SAFE® certification 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 powder detergent is made from baking soda, washing soda, and vegetable soap. Scented varieties are made with organic essential oils, not synthetic fragrances.

Plastic-Free Laundry Powder — Meliora Cleaning Products

Concentrated, Eco-Friendly Powder

Our eco-friendly laundry detergent is concentrated to minimize waste and environmental impact. By making a concentrated dry powder, we eliminate the need for added preservatives or unnecessary plastic, like hidden liners or PVA pods and sheets

Powdered detergent is lighter and more concentrated than liquid detergent, making it more energy- and cost-effective to ship to you.

With our zero-waste bucket program, we remove the packaging altogether and reuse buckets and the boxes they come in to send bulk laundry powder to happy homes.

Customer Reviews

Based on 12 reviews
Debi Keshian (Meridian, US)

Thanks Meliora for making great zero waste laundry detergent and products.

Gladys Cofrin (San Miguel de Allende, MX)
Good product, less waste

I love Meliora cleaning products! This laundry soap works great and the tub is returnable at no cost to me! Less plastic waste should be a goal of every company but Meliora is way ahead of all the rest!


Love this detergent. It smells great, it cleans well, it comes in bulk…AND, I can send back the bucket for refills! Brilliant!

Eva Gardner (Dover, US)
The Best

We absolutely love Meliora laundry detergents. No horrible artificial scents that give you headaches and leave clothes smelling awful. We’ve used it for a couple of years. Tried other things when on vacation or in a pinch but honestly, nothing is like a Meliora product. We buy the large container with the recyclable bucket. Knowing that we’re not contributing to the growth of landfills with plastic laundry detergent bottles is a great feeling. Our daughter is going to college abroad and I’ve already bought her a container of Meliora to take with her so that she can use Meliora detergent in the UK. I can’t say enough good things about this product.

Angela (Port Richey, US)

This is my second bucket, love this laundry detergent!