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!

Melaleuca Convention 2015 Highlights: Live Blog Day 3

Melaleuca Convention 2015: Live Blog Day 2

Melaleuca Convention 2015: Live Blog Day 1

Become Your Best, Today



By Melaleuca Senior VP of Sales Darrin Johnson

All of us have an ideal for ourselves—our concept of how good we could be, or perhaps how good we once were. But some of us have developed this idea that we’ll never truly reach that ideal, that we’re long past our prime. Even if that were true, and I don’t believe it is, it’s much too dangerous to believe. After all, it’s the striving toward that ideal that drives us to become better, even if we never quite achieve what we consider to be our best.

That’s a big part of our message to the world with Melaleuca. As George Eliot said, “It’s never too late to become what you might have been.” That’s our purpose. We’re here to tell people that they can indeed become what they want to become, physically, financially and personally. With Melaleuca as our tool, we can help people turn their potential into reality.

I want to mention one specific way you can do that next month: Come to Convention and bring a friend. Convention changes lives every year, and I’m not being trite when I say that. There’s no other event like it anywhere in the world, and in no other place will you find so many people who sincerely care about helping themselves and others to get better. And when you get that many like-minded people in the same place, something truly incredible happens.

You’ve probably heard the saying “a rising tide lifts all ships.” Well, that’s what Convention is like. All of us who attend that event have an uplifting experience at Convention every year.

Yes, there will be awesome entertainment. Yes, you’ll hear inspiring messages. And yes, you’ll have the opportunity to learn almost anything and everything about Melaleuca. But there’s more to the Convention experience than just that. There’s something about being there with us for this amazing event that you can’t adequately describe on paper. And that’s the part you need to be there to experience for yourself.

Maybe you feel like you’ve been around the block with Melaleuca already. Maybe you feel like you’ve heard it all before and that you already know everything there is to know. If that sounds like your situation, I want you to think about something Lionel Ritchie said the other day when he was a guest coach on the TV show “The Voice” (and I’m paraphrasing here): “I’ve been in the music industry for 40 years. And after that long, some might say you’ve learned everything you can learn about music. But when I hear and watch these young guys, I’m still learning.”
Don’t kid yourself: You can still be better than you are, and there’s still an opportunity for you to see something in Melaleuca you’ve never seen before.

Wherever you are, and whatever you’ve done or haven’t done with your life, we want you to be there with us at Convention in Salt Lake City in May. Hearts are healthier. Minds are clearer. Futures are brighter. In short, lives change here. So why not yours? Run, walk, drive or hitchhike. Just come. I won’t guarantee a specific result, but I will guarantee this: When you arrive in the Salt Palace Convention Center, you’ll find some of the best, most dedicated people in the world. And when you rub shoulders with them, you will be one step closer to achieving your ideal, to being the best you can be right now—that much I can promise.

Register for Convention Here

I’ll see you there!

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Melaleuca Customer Wins the Louisiana Marathon!

Melaleuca customer Adam MacDowell as he crosses the finish line

Melaleuca customer Adam MacDowell as he crosses the finish line to win the Louisiana Marathon
Photo Credit: Advocate Staff Member Angela Major

It’s typical to start the New Year off running—whether that’s enthusiastically setting new goals and finding a way to reach them, or actually stepping on a treadmill to shed some weight and get healthier. One Melaleuca customer did more than head to the gym. Earlier this month, Adam MacDowell won the Louisiana Marathon, crossing the finish line at 2 hours and 27 minutes! In a nutshell, Adam is really fast and he can prove it.

Over the years, Adam has clocked countless miles as a competitive cross country and track runner. Once the captain of the University of Missouri’s track team, Adam ran a 5k race in only 14 minutes and 26 seconds. (For some of us, that’s as long as it takes to run a third of the distance!) After he graduated, Adam ran a half-marathon in just over an hour, which means he ran a 5-minute mile for more than 13 miles! He even qualified for and ran in the U.S. Olympic Marathon Trials in 2012. You have to feel kind of sorry for the man’s running shoes.

Yet these days, Adam isn’t running next to world-championship contenders. Instead, he’s teaching math to high school students in Louisiana, coaching cross-country runners and entering an occasional race to stay in shape and stoke his competitive fire.

“When I was training at a high level, I was running 90 to 110 miles a week,” he says. “I’ve been doing this sport my entire life, but now that I’m getting older, I’m looking for anything I can find that will help me keep doing the sport I love and help my body recover.”

After Adam had an allergic reaction to a household cleaner, he and his wife found Melaleuca while looking for safer-for-your-home alternatives. One day, Adam was reading Leadership in Action magazine when he discovered Vitality Elevate™. He started purchasing Vitality 4® with Oligo® every month, along with the Vitality Elevate™Amino Boost and a box of Access Bars.

“I eat an Access Bar before I run because I know it helps me burn fat, and I don’t want to burn any muscle!” Adam says. “After any of my long runs, I used the Amino Boost to recover.”

Until this past Sunday, Adam hadn’t seen the results of switching over to Vitality for Life. And when he toed the line for the Louisiana Marathon, he wasn’t sure how it would go. He’d only been running 40 miles per week—far fewer than the distances he’d run before past races.

“You never start a marathon thinking, ‘Oh yeah, I’m definitely going to finish this,’” he says. “Anything can go wrong. You can start with a little pain in your toe that can completely end your race after 20 miles. You just never know.”

For 20 miles of the race, Adam and his training partner cranked out the miles at a steady pace, and then his training partner suddenly fell behind. Instead of easing off the gas, Adam “threw the hammer down” and ran his last six miles even faster. He crossed the finish line at 2:27:12—and claimed the overall race win!

“I’ve never won a major marathon, ever,” he says. “That was the best I’ve ever felt after running a marathon, and I’ve run a lot of marathons.”

Already, Adam is looking at how he can take his performance even further with the Peak Performance Pack. Since hearing about the Freiburg Study and the science on free radicals and inflammation, Adam knows that it will help his body recover even faster than before.

“When you run a marathon, it can be a real shock to your body,” he says. “So I’m really conscious about the recovery process and how I can give my body everything it needs to get stronger.”

Like Adam, each of us could stand to put a little more effort into getting strong and treating our bodies better. But that doesn’t mean running a marathon, or 40 miles a week. Melaleuca advocates a life of health and wellness. That’s why we seek to provide you with products like the Peak Performance Pack that will supplement an active lifestyle and help you reach your dreams. So set some goals, big and small, to feel better in 2015. Then walk, run, lift, bike, or dance to the finish line of your choosing.