100% eco-friendly cleaning products for your home & laundry

Low impact for better cleaning: People. Planet. Profit. Meliora!

Meliora is a brand of eco-friendly cleaning products for your home and laundry that’s worked hard to meet the big three: it works, it’s people friendly and does not cause any harm to the planet. Most importantly, they list their ingredients on the label. Packaging? Also 100% plastic-free. 

Did you know that most cleaning products use dyes, optical brighteners, preservatives, or synthetic fragrances? Meliora doesn’t. Because truth is that home cleaning and laundry products don’t have to, and neither have to use plastic for their packaging. Instead, they label their ingredients (apparently, a very random thing to do in the industry!). 

Learn all you need to know about this eco-friendly cleaning brand on the interview between Madeleine Wisecup and Kate Jakubas and Mike Meyer, Co-Founders of Meliora Cleaning Products. This company based out of Chicago, Illinois, creates all-natural laundry and home cleaning products that are both good for the planet & good for people. So far the brand has earned certifications such as BCorp, Leap Bunny and supports One Percent For The Planet.

“I wasn’t one of those kids that had a lemonade stand, you know, those entrepreneurial kids that love business!? … I had a rock collection. Like, I was one of those super nerdy science kids and it wasn’t until later, just a couple of years ago, that I realized business could be a part of problem-solving.” – Kate Jakubas⁣

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⁣⁣In this episode of Meliora Cleaning and The Wise Consumer you’ll hear about:

* Kate and Mike’s journey from engineers to full-time entrepreneurs. ⁣

* The importance of using natural and non-toxic ingredients in cleaning and laundry products.⁣

* Why complete transparency about the ingredients they’re using, and where they’re sourced, is so important to Mike and Kate.⁣

* Tips on how we can become wiser and more conscious consumers⁣

* The challenges of the work/life balance when you’re co-founder is also your life partner.⁣

* The power of the consumer and why it matters.⁣

“This was such a great conversation and truly hope you enjoy it as much as I did. Happy listening!” ⁣⁣⁣⁣Madeleine Wisecup, the host of The Wise Consumer podcast

Make sure to subscribe to The Wise Consumer podcast on iTunes, Google Play, and Spotify.

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Madeleine Wisecup

A few years ago, I became obsessed with learning about sustainable and ethical practices and products, waste reduction, natural foods, and overall wellness. I read articles and books about the toxic products we put on our skins and into our bodies; explored numerous facets, challenges, and success stories of the slow fashion/sustainable fashion movement; and started reading the ingredient labels on everything I bought (you’d be surprised how much crap you can’t even pronounce). I was on a personal mission to improve my overall wellness and to become a wiser, more conscientious consumer. The more research I did – and continue to do – the more I realized how many amazing people and businesses were out there making a difference, breaking the status quo, and positively impacting the lives of people all over the world while equally making our planet just a little bit happier. These were people invested in using their businesses as, as Richard Branson would say, a force for good, people who were in the business of positive change. I was hooked. Today, I am on a quest to connect with social- and environmental-impact entrepreneurs; to uncover ethical and sustainable practices and brands, and to share the remarkable stories of good-doers and the impacts they’re making all over the world.

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