The Truth About Melaleuca Products Revealed!
Stories from reps, ex reps, customers and ex-customers giving their passionate reviews of Melaleuca and their opinions on the company are easy to find. You can qucikly find a wide range of information on the business opportunity, debating whether Melaleuca is a scam or not, and if it is possible to make money with Melaleuca. However, reviews of the actual products themselves seem to be like gold dust. This article will provide a review of Melaleuca products, giving an honest, impartial opinion.
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Melaleuca’s Ingredients Examined
Melaleuca is built upon providing natural based wellness products, designed to be safer for personal consumption, and for the environment. Melaleuca claim to use as many sustainable, natural resources as possible in their ingredients, relying on natural solvents and enzymes, for example replacing chlorine with citric acid in their bleaches.
Melaleuca has been criticized for having certain chemicals present in their products, with critics claiming the company are scamming the customer and are not actually producing natural products. Melaleuca pride themselves on using the perfect balance between science and nature, in order to produce the safest, most affordable and highest quality products. Their products contain natural extract, and naturally derived ingredients. They use these extracts and ingredients generously in their products, and so Melaleuca are able to legitimately claim to have naturally based products.
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Melaleuca Products-Value For Money?
Melaleuca products have been slated for being bad value for money. This Melaleuca reviewer was shocked at the size of the Melaleuca products, claiming that in comparison to Mary Kay cosmetics, you receive a shockingly inadequate amount, and was also severely unimpressed with the size of her laundry detergent. She is not alone. There are many more disgruntled customers out there who are unimpressed with the amount of product they receive for their cash, claiming them to be a rip off and bad value for money.
Perhaps what is not made clear about Melaleuca products is that they tend to be concentrated and, according to this Melaleuca product review, last longer. Concentrated products appear small in comparison to diluted products because they have all the unnecessary water removed, which you later add yourself. Think of blackcurrant cordial. One liter of blackcurrant cordial can make 20 glasses of blackcurrant juice. The same applies to Melaleuca products. So whilst the laundry detergent may be half the physical size of a grocery store rival, the contents are of equal or greater volume. Concentrated products tend to be better value for money as you can tweak the product to meet your own personal requirements.
Melaleuca’s website offers price comparisons on several of their products, such as:
The price comparisons given show how Melaleuca products are of a better value that their competitors. However, price comparison is not given for every single product, or against multiple competitors. So, although their shampoo may be better value than Aveda, it might not be better value than another competitor. Personally, I don’t feel their price comparison is thorough enough for Melaleuca to claim that they are better value for money against grocery store brands. I do agree that concentrated products tend to be better value for money, however I feel Melaleuca could benefit from having more references to reinforce their sales messages.
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Melaleuca Products and Consumer Health
Melaleuca products have faced accusations of being detrimental to health, with one review claiming taking Melaleuca vitamins tablets for less than a year caused urinary problems, and eventually led to kidney stones.
An excess of vitamin D intake is thought to cause kidney stones but this would happen with all vitamin tablet brands- it is not Melaleuca brand specific. What this review doesn’t divulge is what else was consumed during this period- food, drink, medications, family history etc. There could be many causes of his kidney stones, and the author actually admits that he has no evidence to prove that his illness was caused by Melaleuca.
At the opposite end of the scale, this review of Melaleuca’s Replenex Gluosamine claims to have experienced a general boost in their health and wellbeing after taking the product for a period of time.
Results vary with individuals. Whilst the majority of consumers tend to have positive experiences with Melaleuca products, they will not have identical results for every person, as every person’s DNA is completely different. The FDA keeps strict tabs on Melaleuca and their products. There is little doubt in my mind that if Melaleuca products were causing a deterioration of health on a a mass scale, then they would be withdrawn from the market very quickly. Melaleuca themselves have withdrawn products containing peanuts that were suspected of being contaminated, which shows their commitment to endursing their products are improving health.
The majority of Melaleuca products contain sources of Melaleuca alternifolia, more commonly known as tea tree oil. Tea tree oil is toxic when swallowed, and can cause drowsiness, hallucinations, sickness and diarrhea amongst other things. Allergic reactions to tea tree oil, although rare, can happen and reactions can be anything from mild to severe blistering.
On the other hand, tea tree oil has been used for centuries and is reknown for it’s medicinal properties, and has been proven to be highly effective at treating athlete’s foot and other fungal infections. Tea tree oil is generally regarded as safe and beneficial, but those with allergies should use products with caution.
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Melaleuca Products- Safer For The Home?
Melaleuca’s EcoSense product line are hailed as being safer for your home as they do not contain chlorine bleach, ammonia or formaldehyde. The American Cancer Society claims that tea tree oil “ should be kept away from pets and children” indicating it is a hazardous substance to have around the home. However, the same can be said for regular household bleach. Their EcoSense products do contain a source of pure tea tree oil but this has been mixed with other ingredients in order to be less hazardous. Some of their products, such as their non-chlorine bleach alternative MelaBrite ® , have a pH-neutral formula, which is so safe that they don’t require a child-resistant safety cap.
EcoSense products also use trigger spray bottles rather than aerosol dispensers, which produce larger particles. Larger particles are harder to inhale, and will not linger in the air for as long a period of time, meaning it is safer for home use. However, according to a recent report, trigger spray bottles are responsible for a large number of childhood poisonings; “injuries in young children sustained from cleaners contained in spray bottles did not decline; spray bottles were the most common source of exposure at 40.1 percent”.
So perhaps Melaleuca’s packaging is more environmentally friendly, but not the most child safe. Parents should ensure that cleaning products are stored out of reach of children, preferably in a locked cupboard, to minimize risk of their child injuring themselves. The lack of abrasive chemicals probably means Melaleuca is safer for use in the home, but their products will still have some sort of threat, just like the majority of cleaning products, so consumers should make sure they follow the instructions on the packet and store the product safely.
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Melaleuca Products Reviewed
So there you have it. An impartial general overview of Melaleuca’s products. Are they better value for money? It appears so, but further analysis is required. Are they safer for use at home? Again, it appears so, but products should be used with great care and caution-even water can be incredibly dangerous if not handled correctly; you could drown if you inhaled too much.