Nothing Beats Melaleuca Products…or Melaleuca Customers

480 Really Good Reasons why Melaleuca is Growing

Melaleuca continues to experience massive growth. 2016 is shaping up to be another record-breaking year. We’re absolutely thrilled that customers around the world are discovering Melaleuca at a meteoric rate.

Melaleuca is no stranger to explosive growth. We opened our doors in 1985 with just eight wellness products (and only seven employees!), but our status as a tiny startup in rural Idaho was short-lived.

Beginning in 1990, Melaleuca made Inc. 500’s list of the fastest growing privately held companies in the U.S.—for five consecutive years. Today, we do business in 18 countries around the world, and we’re now experiencing the fastest growth in our 30-year history.

So why is The Wellness Company doing so well?

There could be a thousand reasons, but two major factors clearly stand out: Simply put, Melaleuca has the best products in the world and the best customers.

Superior Products

Want a good reason why Melaleuca is growing so rapidly? We’ll give you at least 480 of them.

Two of Melaleuca’s founding axioms are “to provide exceptional products at reasonable prices” and “to enhance the lives of those we touch, by helping people reach their goals.” As we developed each of our 480+ products, we did so with the mission of enhancing lives in mind. Our products are effective and affordable. If a product doesn’t enhance lives, we don’t make it, and we don’t sell it.

Product innovation is a hallmark of Melaleuca. We place a huge premium on research and development. If we didn’t, we wouldn’t be able to deliver the very best products—products that bring together the best of science and nature.

Our numerous patents, the development of Oligofructose Complex®, and the profound results of the Freiburg Study are just a few examples of our unwavering commitment to scientific research. We invest in research because we want our customers to have an incomparable experience with our products.

When you take the Peak Performance Pack, brew a fresh cup of Mountain Cabin™ Premium Coffee, clean your toilet with non-toxic Safe & Mighty™ Toilet Bowl Cleaner, fill your home with the aroma of PURE™ Essential Oils, or experience any one of our 480+ products, we want—and fully expect—those products to enhance your life.

Smart, Loyal Customers
We truly believe Melaleuca customers are smarter and better educated than the average grocery store customer. Our customers pay attention to labels and ingredients. They’re concerned about the health and well being of their families, and they’re careful about what they bring into their homes. They shop with us because they know Melaleuca products will enhance their lives.

If there’s one refrain we hear time and again when customers talk about Melaleuca, it’s this: “I love the products!” Our customer loyalty is second to none.

In fact, we have an average 96% month-to-month reorder rate. We hang our hats on that number because it shows our customers not only love Melaleuca products, but they want to keep using the products month after month and year after year.

As a word-of-mouth business, we rely completely on our customers recommending Melaleuca products to people they know. It’s because of the incredible product experiences our customers have shared with their friends and family that Melaleuca has grown into a worldwide powerhouse.

Whether you’ve been a Melaleuca customer for 30 years or 30 days, thank you for shopping with us. And if you’ve ever shared Melaleuca with someone you know, thank you for referring them. Our success as a company is because of you!

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What do you think is fueling Melaleuca’s massive growth? Is it Mountain Cabin Premium Coffee? Or the Peak Performance Pack? Maybe it’s PURE Essential Oils. Or it could be Renew. … Share your thoughts in the comments section below.

Melaleuca Introduces 3 New & Improved EcoSense® Formulas

Tub&Tile Ecosense

For 30 years, Melaleuca has been the leader in cleaning products that are not only more effective than the grocery store brands, but also safer, healthier, and more natural. You won’t find chlorine bleach, ammonia, or other toxic chemicals in any of our EcoSense products.

Melaleuca’s innovative cleaning products use natural, biodegradable ingredients so they’re safer for your home, your family, and the environment. The concentrated formulas save plastic and offer you a better value. And now, we’re excited to announce all-new, improved formulas for three of our most popular EcoSense products.

Tub & Tile™ Bathroom Cleaner
Tub & Tile cleans tubs, showers, sinks, toilets, and other bathroom surfaces.* When you use Tub & Tile , you’re using the power of nature—not harsh chemicals—to safely melt away soap scum, limescale, and hard water stains.

What’s new?

  • The natural cleaning power of citric acid (lemons) is better than ever! Making it easier than ever to fight hard water stains and bathroom grime. Derived from sugar cane, sugar beets, and pineapple, glycolic acid boosts Tub & Tile’s natural effectiveness, allowing you to enjoy a cleaner, fresher bathroom—without the worry of toxic chemicals and fumes.
  • The improved Tub & Tile formula also includes a new fragrance oils to deliver an updated Lemon and Tangerine scent that is sure to leave your bathroom smelling as fresh and clean as it looks.


Clear Power® Glass Cleaner

Clear Power cleans glass, stainless steel, and other shiny surfaces. It works best with our Microfiber Glass Cleaning Cloths.

What’s new?

  • All-new Clear Power features dramatically improved cleaning power with naturally derived, ammonia-free cleaners. It delivers streak-free performance and gives you a cleaning value no grocery store alternative can beat.
  • Clear Power now comes in a fresh new fragrance—Crisp Orchard—that’s preferred 4-to-1 over the old scent.

No Work® Daily Shower Cleaner
Hate cleaning the shower? No Work does it for you—in just seconds. For a cleaner, fresher shower, just spray and walk away.

What’s new?

  • Improved sheeting action speeds the removal of soap scum and hard water stains from shower surfaces, keeping your shower looking cleaner longer, with no scrubbing.
  • No Work’s new, improved Grapefruit and Yuzu fragrance keeps your shower smelling as clean as it looks.

*Do not use on natural marble, stone, colored grout, or antique, brass, or acrylic surfaces.

Melaleuca Introduces New Safe & Mighty™ Toilet Bowl Cleaner

Safe & Mighty Toilet Bowl Cleaner from Melaleuca

The toilet is a dirty place. No one wants to leave evidence of their daily dealings behind for friends, neighbors, or mothers-in-law to discover on their next visit. And until now, when it came to cleaning your toilet bowl, you had one of two not-so-appealing options to choose from:

  • you could buy a product that cleaned your toilet bowl, but contained harmful chlorine bleach and toxic chemicals; or
  • you could buy a product that was safer for your family and the environment, but live with a dirty bowl.

That was it: a clean bowl or a safe bowl. Well, who says you can’t have both?

Now you can get a sparkling bowl without flushing the environment down the toilet. All-new Safe & Mighty Toilet Bowl Cleaner—the latest addition to Melaleuca’s amazing EcoSense® family of environmentally and economically sensible cleaners—is an effective and environmentally responsible way to keep your toilet bowl clean and fresh.

One look at Safe & Mighty, and it’s clear you’ll never need another toilet bowl cleaner again:

  • No chlorine bleach, toxic chemicals, or harsh fumes
  • Made with natural thyme oil and organic cleaners (like citric acid)
  • Concentrated, easy-cling formula
  • Amazing fresh fragrance
  • No childproof cap required
  • Tilt-neck bottle delivers gel right where you need it

Safe & Mighty delivers unmatched cleaning power with organic cleaners that keep your bathroom smelling as clean as it looks. In lab tests, Safe & Mighty outperformed the competition at removing stubborn grime and buildup. In fact, it was more effective at removing hard water stains than Lysol®, Clorox®, and Seventh Generation products.

Safe & Mighty is not only effective, it’s better for your environment as well. It’s the clean you demand with the safety you’ve come to expect from EcoSense.

Safer for your home
Just look at the sobering statistics. It’s estimated that 61% of toilet bowl cleaners contain chlorine bleach. An additional 26% of adults use chlorine bleach directly in their toilet bowls. That means nearly nine out of 10 toilet bowls are being cleaned with a known poison.

Did you know that exposure to chlorine bleach is the leading cause of all household cleaner-related injuries to young children? The most common types of injury from bleach are poisoning (68%), chemical burns (15.9%) and skin/eye irritation (10.4%).1

According to the American Association of Poison Control Centers, bleach is responsible for more than 46,000 reported poisonings per year.2 To put that in perspective, three times more people are treated for bleach exposure than those who receive treatment for poisonous snake bites (including copperhead, coral, cottonmouth and rattlesnake bites) and spider bites (including black widow, brown recluse, and all other necrotizing spider bites).2

Recent medical studies have also revealed another disturbing trend. Many household cleaners lead to a higher occurrence of asthma.3 Chlorine bleach specifically aggravates the membranes in the lower respiratory system, causing shortness of breath and wheezing.

So the next time you decide to clean with chlorine bleach, it might be a good idea to use a respirator in addition to the goggles, rubber gloves, and protective clothing most chlorine bleach products recommend you use. Or you could just reach for Safe & Mighty. Its safe and effective ingredients don’t even require a safety cap.

Easier on the environment
When you clean with chlorine bleach, you aren’t just putting your home at risk; you’re also releasing harmful chemicals into the waterways. High amounts of chlorine bleach in our waterways can result in dangerous toxins that linger in the water or soil and take many years to disappear. This is one reason the EPA doesn’t recommend any cleaners containing harsh chemicals be put down the drain.

Because Safe & Mighty uses organic cleaners and thyme oil, it’s safer for your home and the planet, having roughly the same environmental impact as a bowl of lemons.
What’s more, the concentrated formula saves plastic and gives customers like you a better value.

With Safe & Mighty, you can have it all!

Sources:
1. Household Cleaning Product-Related Injuries, Pediatrics, September 2010
2. 2013 Annual Report of the American Association of Poison Control Center
3. American Lung Association

Seven Billion Dreams. One Planet. Consume with Care: World Environment Day

Today, people all over the world are celebrating World Environment Day. It’s an opportunity to reevaluate the impact each of us has on the environment and decide to make wiser, more conscientious choices regarding the place we all call home. This year, the theme is “Seven Billion Dreams. One Planet. Consume with Care.” At Melaleuca, that theme is important to us. We work hard every day to make sure that our products and business practices are environmentally friendly. We are passionate about and committed to eco-friendly practices that contribute to sustaining Mother Nature and planet Earth:

No Harsh Chemicals
Instead of harsh chemicals like chlorine bleach, ammonia, and formaldehyde, Melaleuca EcoSense® products are powered by naturally derived ingredients including essential oils.

Concentrated Products
Melaleuca products are concentrated, which means that we use less plastic, less fuel, and less water. That leads to our using fewer resources and creating less pollution. If all the plastic that Melaleuca customers have saved since 1985 were turned into laundry baskets, there would be enough to circle the earth seven times!

Manufacturing
We use sustainably sourced and recycled materials in our, shipping materials and product packaging. We also recycle every material we can, from cardboard boxes to plastic bottles.

Energy
Our distribution facility uses skylights and energy-efficient lighting to cut back on electricity. Our Idaho Falls facilities are powered by 97% hydro and wind energy!

Shipping
We save you the cost of driving to the grocery store by shipping products directly to you. Trucks leave our distribution center packed to full capacity in order to maximize fuel use.

Packaging
Your Melaleuca orders are packed with air pillows instead of bubble wrap of Styrofoam peanuts, which create far less waste in landfills and require less fuel to ship to your door.

Distribution
Reusable plastic bins are used to move products at our plant instead of industry-standard, disposable cardboard boxes. Once the bins can no longer be used, they are recycled into fiber optic cables.

Formulation
Melaleuca EcoSense® products are formulated with natural, biodegradable ingredients that do not disrupt the ecosystem when they return to our waterways.

The products we make are processed, packaged, and delivered in conscientious ways and offer you a safe and effective alternative to store brands so you don’t have to compromise. Since 1985, Melaleuca Customers like you have helped save or avoid over:

  • 166,100,000 pounds of plastic
  • 34,800,000 gallons of gasoline
  • 37,000,000 pounds of greenhouse gas emissions
  • 84,082,000 pounds of algae-choking waterways

And they’ve done that just by switching to smarter, safer, cleaner products.

“Although individual decisions may seem small in the face of global threats and trends, when billions of people join forces in common purpose, we can make a tremendous difference.” –UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-Moon

For thirty years, Melaleuca has made environmental wellness an important part of our company culture one person at a time. Make your own commitment to living sustainably. Choose to purchase products from companies that are committed to eco-friendly practices. Consume less, and consume more carefully. Celebrate World Environment Day every day. In doing so, you’ll make a difference for the environment and our entire global community!

Taking Aim: How Enzymes Target & Destroy Stains

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Whether it’s a blouse that brings out the color of your eyes or a pair of pants that fits you just right—we all have a favorite outfit. So when an errant splash of pasta sauce, cooking oil, or another potential stain threatens to ruin your favorite attire, you’re worried about more than just the money. That’s why you need the advanced stain-fighting enzymes in Melaleuca’s EcoSense laundry products.

Many grocery store laundry products rely on harsh alkalis to remove dirt and stains from your clothes. It’s the cheapest way to break down molecules so they can be washed away. But alkalis, by their very nature, have a harsh chemical reaction not only on stains, but also on cloth fibers and dyes that give clothes their color. Melaleuca uses a far more advanced technology in its cleaning products: enzymes.

The Smarter Stain Removers

enzymesEnzymes are special proteins that work together to break large compounds into smaller pieces. The stain is physically cut off from the surface of the fabric piece by piece, with the enzyme acting as scissors. Melaleuca’s naturally derived cleaning formulas break apart stains and dirt and put them into a solution so they can simply be rinsed away.

Enzymes are much more discretionary than harsh alkalis. Alkalis attack almost everything they touch. Enzymes, on the other hand, only dissolve targeted substances.

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The ability of enzymes to target certain substances has allowed Melaleuca to create a proprietary blend of enzymes that target specific stains but do not attack cloth fibers like cotton, polyester, or wool. Since there is no chemical reaction, there is no collateral damage to the fabric or color of the clothes. So that brownie you ended up sharing with your shirt—there’s still hope. Melaleuca has an enzyme specifically designed to remove chocolate. There are also enzymes to help remove the cheese and tomato from that pasta mishap, and the leftovers from a myriad of other stains.

Enzymes are also all natural. They are found throughout nature in plants and foods and are also part of the digestive system in your stomach and saliva.

Save Your Clothes and Your Pocketbook

According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, the average American spends $1,736 on clothes each year.* When you’re buying clothes for a family of four, those hangers in your closet represent a significant financial investment. Then again, when you’re buying clothes for a family of four, you also can’t afford to pay the high prices so many “green” companies charge. It takes three bottles of Tide® Ultra 2X to equal one bottle of MelaPower, making MelaPower an average of 35% cheaper per wash.† Melaleuca offers products that are truly green at a price that leaves you with a little extra green in your pocketbook.

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*Source: http://www.bls.gov/news.release/cesan.nr0.htm
†Statistic based on United States pricing. When washing a normal load per label instructions.

Even Brighter: New Diamond Brite Packs Bring Sparkling Dishes to Families Everywhere

There’s a new dishwasher detergent in town—one designed with your busy life in mind. Diamond Brite packs combine the convenience of a pack with the enhanced cleaning power of improved enzymes. So you get cleaner dishes, less fuss, and the new eco-friendly* pouch is gentler on Mother Earth.

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CLEAN DISHES NO MATTER
WHO CLEARS THE TABLE

You have kids, which means your dishes don’t always get rinsed (or even scraped!) before the little ones load them in the dishwasher. And being a mom, you don’t have time to re-rinse and load every dish. You need a dishwashing detergent that can power through stains and spare you a little elbow grease. The new Diamond Brite packs were created to do just that—break through food residue better than the competition. Baked on lasagna? Bring it on. Sticky rice? Consider it unstuck. The new enhanced formula allows for more concentrated, potent enzymes that retain their effectiveness longer than those used in dishwashing gels.
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NO MORE SPOT-CHECKING
YOUR STEMWARE

Does hard water have your dishwasher delivering spotty results? Are you washing your cups and silverware, only to wash them again by hand? The new Diamond Brite packs were specifically designed to eliminate the need for double washing. That’s because the packs contain a new ingredient that helps water run off glassware and decrease spotting. So instead of spending the last five minutes before the in-laws arrive for dinner frantically wiping down spotty stemware, you can now fold napkin swans (or at least have time to fix your hair).
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DO YOUR DISHES AND DO RIGHT
BY MOTHER EARTH

As a parent, you understand the importance of keeping the planet healthy for future generations. That’s why you buy Melaleuca products. You like the safety they provide for your home, your kids and the environment. New Diamond Brite packs are just one more way you contribute to a brighter tomorrow. Not only can you clean your dishes better than ever before without using harmful chemicals, but you can also cut down on plastic and greenhouse gases thanks to the eco-friendly* pouch.

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Sparkling Dishes to Families Everywhere

Real families with really clean dishes

“I’ll buy the new Diamond Brite
packs over a gel any day. It gets the
coffee stains out a lot better. And I
hate having to squeeze every last
drop out of a bottle. The packs are
presorted, you grab it and you’re
good to go.”
—Cindi Leslie,
Malvern, OH
“I’ve got two young children at
home and they don’t always
rinse things very well. Before
Diamond Brite packs, if my kids
had chocolate milk and didn’t rinse
the cup, there would be leftover
residue. The new packs get it out.
And I don’t have to rewash any of
my silverware!”
—Veronica Smith,
Kingman, AZ
“I love the new Diamond Brite
packs! We have hard water and
I had to use a lot of dishwashing
gel, more than the recommended
amount, but the new packs work
great. I just throw one in and it
works! Because of the hard water
there used to be a smell in our dishwasher,
like things weren’t clean, but
since switching to the packs that is
completely gone.”
—Elizabeth Kelley,
Westminster, MA