The MightyFix Delivers Plastic-Free Dishwashing Soap

September 8, 2020 (updated January 31, 2023) — Written by

What if I told you you could have a green-living product delivered to your house every month for just $11?! And not just any ol’ product. I’m talking USEFUL and practical items like glass water bottles, reusable kitchen cloths, reusable produce bags, plastic free dish soap, dryer balls, Bee’s Wrap and more. Subscribing to The MightyFix is one of the easiest and most fun ways to up your green-living game.

A woman holds up a box of dish soap.

I’m sure dedicated zero-wasters will say plastic-free dish soap is nothing new but it’s new-to-me AND that’s where The MightyFix comes in. The MightyFix stays on top of green-living trends, vets what works and keeps you up-to-date on the latest so you can live your best green life. You can check out some of the items I’ve gotten in the past here.

Thank you to MightyNest for sponsoring this post.

I consider myself to be dedicated to green living. I have a reusable water bottle, glass food containers, aluminum-free deodorant, reusable straws, reusable menstrual products….THE WORKS. That being said, there are not many green-living products that surprise me (outside of reusable cotton swabs, silicone chest masks and mouth taping). Okay so I take it back, I’m still constantly surprised and impressed with green-living innovation. The latest? 100% plastic-free dishwashing soap.

Use code OGDISHBAR to score in two ways! This code will set you up with Meliora’s Dish Soap as your first fix AND instead of $11 you can try your first Fix for just $3 here!

Still using plastic in the kitchen? The MightyFix has got your back sending Stasher Bags, Food Huggers and Bee’s Wrap.

Still cleaning with sponges and detergents? The MightyFix has got you covered sending Spaghetti Scrub or a natural Soft Scrub alternative.

In my latest MightyFix delivery, I was sent Meliora’s 100% Plastic-Free Dishwashing Soap. I was skeptical at first but quickly fell in love with this preservative-free, palm oil-free, MADE SAFE Certified, B Corp Certified, Leaping Bunny Certified, 1% For The Planet, CLEAN eco-friendly dish soap.

If you want to try Meliora’s plastic-free dish soap as your first The MightyFix delivery be sure to subscribe via this link!

A woman stands in her kitchen doing dishes.

How does nontoxic dish soap work?

It’s basically a 7 oz bar of soap in the shape of a small candle that comes in a recyclable/compostable box. That’s it. Included, I also received a Cedar soap dish for tidy keeping.

You take the Cedar soap saver, place it by your sink and put the soap bar on top of it. Then when you are ready to do your dishes, you can use the dish soap in two ways.

  1. You can rub your sponge, cloth or dish brush on the bar of soap and then wash dishes per usual. 
  2. You can hold the bar of soap under running water while filling the sink, pots and/or pans to create a body of soapy water.

*You can also use it for hand soap too!

A woman with a box of dish soap.

Comparing nontoxic dish soap ingredients with leading brands

Okay, you know this wouldn’t be a The New Knew post without a peek at the ingredients. Let’s compare Meliora plastic free dish soap to Dawn dish soap and see what shakes out. 

Meliora Dish Soap Lemon Full Ingredient List

Sodium Cocoate, Sodium Sunflowerate, Glycerin, Water, Organic Coconut Oil, Organic Sunflower Seed Oil, Organic Lemon Peel Oil. 

Dawn Ultra Concentrated Dishwashing Liquid, Original

Methylisothiazoline, Fragrance, FD&C Yellow No. 5, Sodium Lauryl Sulfate, Sodium Laureth Sulfate, Lauramine Oxide, PPG-26, PEG-8 Propylheptyl Ether, PEI-14 PEG-10/PPG-7 COPOLYMER, FD&C Blue No. 1 or No. 4, Red No. 33, Ammonium Alkyl Sulfate, Alcohol Ethoxylates, Phenoxyethanol, Alkyl Dimethyl Amine Oxides, Water, Alcohol Denatured, Sodium Chloride, Ethanol, Sodium Hydroxide, Biodegradable Surfactants  

Dish soap label reading…

Okay, I know looking at ingredients can be intimidating but without even knowing anything about anything….you can look at both decks and probably guess which one is cleaner – and you would be right. Reading labels does not have to be over complicated. Sometimes it can be as easy as trusting your gut. 

But for a little more intel, in Dawn we see concerning ingredients like “fragrance” and “biodegradable surfactants”. I call these category materials and the issue here is non-disclosure. We don’t know what exactly is in “fragrance” or “surfactants” and this is NOT an honest way to list ingredients which is a problem for me. You can check out 12 additional hidden ingredients in skincare and makeup here.

RELATED: Hidden Ingredients in Skincare and Makeup

Outside of non-disclosure issues, we are seeing several other concerning ingredients. One being, Sodium Laureth Sulfate. Sodium Laureth Sulfate adds carcinogens 1,4-dioxane and ethylene oxide to fatty alcohols to turn them into emulsifiers or surfactants. Since these carcinogens readily absorb into the body through skin, Canada, Qatar, and NY State have banned cosmetics containing them including ingredients like Laureth-23, SLS, and Polysorbate 80 (Begum et al. 2016, Farajzadeh et al. 2016, Zhou et al. 2019, Black et al. 2001).

Not only is something like Meliora the better choice for your body, with it’s biodegradable and plastic-free packaging, it’s also the better choice for the planet too.

How to sign up for MightyFix subscription

If you sign up using code TNKFIX, you can start your MightyFix subscription with Meliora’s Dish Soap followed by a new find every month! I love this subscription for myself but I also love gifting it. It’s the green-living gift that keeps on giving.

Have you tried plastic-free dish soap?

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And if you are curious to know more, be sure to check out what 5 months of The MightyFix looks like!

xo, lisa in cursive

By Lisa Fennessy

Lisa is the founder of The New Knew. Passionate about clean beauty, organic eats and nontoxic lifestyle, Lisa writes to create awareness. Conscious consumerism and informed decisions will impact the marketplace, our health and THE WORLD!

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