During Cold and Flu Season, Caring Isn’t Sharing

GERMS ARE EVERYWHERE, even if you can’t see them

In fact, doorknobs, computer keyboards, and the money in your pocketbook have more germs per square inch than the toilet seat—places you don’t think twice about touching. And while the immune system can fight off many of them, household germs are still the primary cause of infectious disease. Keep reading to find out how Melaleuca Sol-U-Guard Botanical can help.

Photo of Rhinovirus as seen through a microscope.


1 Billion Cases Per Year

Symptoms: Runny nose, stuffed sinuses, sneezing, sore throat

Transmitted: Person-to-person or by touching objects like doorknobs, counters or keyboards


Photo of Influenza-A virus


600 Million Cases Per Year

Symptoms: Fever, cough, sore throat, runny nose, aches, chills

Transmitted: Spread by droplets from coughs or sneezes


Photo of Strep virus

STREP (Streptococcus pyogenes)

30 Million Cases Per Year

Symptoms: Very sore throat, can lead to fever and rash, even heart damage

Transmitted: Person-to-person, sneezing, blowing nose, sharing fork or straw


Photo of Staph virus as seen through a microscope.

STAPH (Staphylococcus aureus)

180 Million Cases Per Year

Symptoms: Painful, red skin infection; can lead to serious infections

Transmitted: Can be picked up from often-touched surfaces like phones or doorknobs



Photo of Sol-U-Guard Botanical

Sol-U-Guard Botanical


Melaleuca’s Sol-U-Guard Botanical disinfects with botanical ingredients and is EPA-approved to kill 99.9% of common household germs including rhinovirus, influenza, strep and staph. Because it leaves behind no harsh chemicals, fumes or residue, it is gentle enough to use on food surfaces and around the whole family.


  1. Julia Moss on January 16, 2013 at 5:42 pm

    Feeling good about fighting the flu this winter season! A must have in home! With a familiy of six, we always have back up on hand! Thank you, Melaleuca for giving us something to fight with!!! NO MORE FLU!!! :)

  2. Lillian on February 5, 2013 at 7:48 pm


    I would like to find out more about your products.

    Thank you.

  3. Editor on February 6, 2013 at 6:27 pm

    Lillian … Your best bet is to contact the person who first told you about Melaleuca, but here is a link for more info: Click here for Melaleuca info

    Note to others: The Journal doesn’t print names and contact information for Melaleuca Marketing Executives. Sorry.

  4. stacy on February 10, 2013 at 4:39 am

    I love all my products. [phone number removed by editor]

  5. Christopher on February 14, 2013 at 12:34 am

    Sol U Guard Botanical is our favorite cleaner and disinfectant…We use this to disinfect everything in our home. We especially spray down our 2 year old’s high chair, toys, garbage can lids, toilet seats, and everything else. The smell is awesome too – with the herb thyme and lemon.

  6. Shelby on March 4, 2013 at 5:39 pm

    Its a common misunderstanding that you get ill because of the cold. Its being indoors with the heaters on full and the windows never being opened that causes the bacteria to grow!

  7. Michelle on September 24, 2013 at 7:09 pm

    I absolutely love the scent of Sol-U-Guard Botanical. I’m especially thankful for this product now that we have a new 10wk old puppy in the house. If he has an accident (which is actually very rare since he follows our other 2 dogs who are very well trained) I can disinfect the floors with confidence knowing that there is no harmful chemical residue left behind. Yesterday he flipped his food bowl over & ate off of the kitchen floor. Thanks to Melaleuca, I don’t have to worry. I know my home is safe!

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