In a previous newsletter, I wrote about out the "Ten Top Money Saving Tips from The Melaleuca Wellness Guide." Of course, The Melaleuca Wellness Guide contains hundreds of money-saving tips using Melaleuca products. So here are ten more ways to save money by using Melaleuca products. I've kept the same basic format as the original newsletter, but with different "money saving tips" and "success stories."
We know first of all that Melaleuca products are already a great value. On page 303 of The Melaleuca Wellness Guide you'll find a price comparison chart which compares the cost of Melaleuca products versus similar products at Wal-Mart. When compared on a "cost per use" basis, Melaleuca products save you money. And you're getting a much better, safer product.
Another way we save is by using a product that we already have on the shelf but for an alternative use. Melaleuca products are extremely versatile. Just glancing at the "Products Index" on page 311 will show that many of the products have literally dozens of uses for common household and health problems. Additionally, The Melaleuca Wellness Guide actually has a chapter titled "Alternative Uses" for some of the more "off the wall" uses for Melaleuca products.
We also save by solving a problem without having to make an extra trip to the doctor, or to take a pet to the veterinarian. The money-saving solutions are not based on guess work, but based on the properties of the product and the clinical experiences of health care providers, veterinarians, and people who use Melaleuca products every day.
The following tips from The Melaleuca Wellness Guide not only are money-saving, but in some cases health-preserving:
Asthma - The Melaleuca Wellness Guide recommends that we Identify and restrict all asthma sensitizing substances. Rid your home of all toxic personal care and home care products. Convert your home to Melaleuca products, beginning with the EcoSense Laundry System. The Melaleuca Wellness Guide also points out that cleaning or personal care products that come in aerosol cans can be dangerous. First they can send a fine mist of toxic chemicals into the air which is easily inhaled and absorbed. Second, there is the question about what types of ingredients are propelled into the fine inhalable mist. The following link references a study examining the impact of using aerosol cleaning products in a home setting. It found that using a cleaning spray at least once a week was associated with roughly 50% increase in asthma symptoms.
Air Purification - The quality of air you breathe in your home may be robbing you of good health. Modern energy-efficient homes, by virtue of their airtight design, often trap chemical vapors from furniture, carpets, and building adhesives. Condensation from air ducts, houseplant soil, and sink areas can produce harmful mold, fungus, yeast and bacteria. Many eye, ear, nose and throat complaints occur because of overexposure to foul household air. Change air return filters monthly during extreme weather usage. Frequently spray all filters and vents with diluted Sol-U-Mel. See page 104 in The Melaleuca Wellness Guide to learn how to do a Melaleuca Oil purge of your house.
Cat Abscess - Cats often get into fights. When the skin is punctured, infection can set in and an abscess is the most likely result. At the first sign of a puncture wound or abscess, dab with a strong antiseptic mix of 5 drops T36-C5 in a teaspoon of carrier oil, and try to keep the pet from licking the area treated for at least 30 minutes after application. When the abscess bursts, allow it to drain and bathe the area with an antiseptic wash of 2 drops of T36-C5 mixed with 4 drops of carrier oil, added to a bowl of warm water. Apply with a cotton ball. Keep applying the diluted T36-C5 for 7 days. If the abscess is large, if it is situated in the mouth or near to an eye, shows no sign of improvement or the animal is in obvious distress, consult a vet as soon as possible. If the abscess appears to be hard or becomes hard, consult a vet. It may not be an abscess. NOTE: Never use undiluted T36-C5 on your cat. Never use T36-C5 on a cat with impaired liver or kidney function, or on young kittens without the guidance of a vet. Light-haired cats and pedigree cats may be more sensitive.
Crepe Myrtles - Mix Sol-U-Mel in a spray bottle, as directed, and use to combat the fungus that grows on crepe myrtles.
Gingivitis - The Melaleuca Wellness Guide notes the connection between gum disease and diabetes, heart disease, and stroke. Brush your teeth a minimum of twice a day with Whitening Tooth Polish and floss with Classic Dental Floss. If the condition is severe enough, apply T36-C5 to your finger or a cotton swab and dab it on the affected gum areas. Rinsing with Breath-Away Mouth Rinse and using Hot/Cool Shot Breath Spray may also help alleviate gingivitis. Swishing several times each day with 3-5 drops of T36-C5 in water or Breath-Away Mouth Rinse can be very effective.
High Blood Pressure - The Centers for Disease Control tells us that 1 out of 3 U.S. adults have high blood pressure. Grape seed, grape skin, and red wine are increasingly attracting attention as useful additions in the quest for better heart health, and for reducing high blood pressure. For instance, a one month study showed that grape seed extract lowered blood pressure and reduced oxidized LDL cholesterol levels. The Melaleuca Wellness Guide has a chapter dedicated to the wonders of grape seed extract, and recommends ProvexCV to help maintain normal healthy blood pressure.
Laundry Smells - If you are washing clothes that have mildew or any other type of odor, add 1 capful of Sol-U-Mel to your normal wash load. It is very effective. Some even recommend adding Sol-U-Mel to every load for the additional germ protection.
Plantar Warts - This common wart, usually located on the sole of the foot, can become quite tender when pressure is applied. Plantar warts can be distinguished from corns and calluses by their pinpoint bleeding when the cap is shaved away. Apply T36-C5 to the specific area daily. Renew Intensive Skin Therapy will help to decrease and soften cornified tissues around the wart.
Stainless Steel Appliances - Try cleaning stainless steel refrigerator and oven doors with Rustic Touch. It will shine them up beautifully. Repels the fingerprints, too!
Tar and Pitch - Soak a cloth with Sol-U-Mel and wipe the affected area. This should dissolve the tar right away. When you find tar on your clothes, apply concentrated with a toothbrush and you will find that the tar will roll right off. For tar on your car, try PreSpot. It is also very effective in taking tar off without hurting the finish on cars.
10 More Tips Out of Hundreds
Having a few safer products that are effective and save money makes life simpler and truly less cluttered. For instance having a bottle of Sol-U-Mel can be a real money and time saver. The Melaleuca Wellness Guide lists 120 uses to help you get the most out of a bottle of golden Sol-U-Mel. There are over 565 sections in The Melaleuca Wellness Guide with recommendations for health conditions, home care problems, and ailments common to pets, horses, and farm animals. I have no doubt that, with this information, you will be able to take full advantage of Melaleuca's money saving products.
~ Richard M Barry
The Melaleuca Wellness Guide
Widely recognized as the definitive resource for the many questions about uses of Melaleuca products, The Melaleuca Wellness Guide features over 200 health solutions, over 150 cleaning solutions, and over 215 suggestions for cats, dogs, horses, and farm animals.
Many Melaleuca Marketing Executives have found that when they make sure their new customers have The Melaleuca Wellness Guide, they are happier with their choice to switch stores. Using The Melaleuca Wellness Guide helps people understand the many applications for Melaleuca products. Understanding of the products helps create product-centered organizations which have higher average order size and retention rates.
Melaleuca Money Saving Testimonials
The people below will receive a free copy of The Melaleuca Wellness Guide for submitting their stories.
Sol-U-Mel has saved a lot of my work clothes. I get everything from pitch (tree sap) to oil, to just plain dirty. Sol-U-Mel has gotten it out every time! Sometimes I combine it with MelaMagic for the extra degreasing power. We burn firewood in the winter, so we always have pitch on our clothes, the fireplace hearth and the floor. Sol-U-Mel is our go to product! Dab a little on at full power, let it sit and repeat, then wash. It also works wonders on carpet stains and deodorizing the dish washer, and more. Thank you to The Melaleuca Wellness Guide for always having an answer for a dilemma that allows us to use Melaleuca products more efficiently!
I am a new customer of Melaleuca products. Over the last few months I have discovered the exceptional quality and effectiveness of many of the cleaning products especially Sol-U-Mel. We have a rental apartment that was vacated by tenants that had two dogs, and were heavy smokers. I started cleaning out the unit to get it ready for the next renter, and thought I would have to hire a professional to remove the pungent smell. The curtains and bed linens reeked so bad that I thought I would have to throw them away. Luckily, I decided to test my Melaleuca products first. The Melaleuca Wellness Guide recommended a capful of Sol-U-Mel in the regular wash to remove the smell. I tried it and was amazed that after just one washing the smell was completely gone! The curtains and linens were saved. Thanks. Melaleuca! I'm never switching back to grocery store brands!
ProvexCV gets a lot of use in our house. Several years ago I noticed that, in the summer heat, my blood pressure would go so high that I would have frequent nose bleeds. I had to spend most of the summer in the basement avoiding the heat. This is my second summer shopping at Melaleuca, and as long as I take the full recommended dose of ProvexCV every day, especially during those summer months, my blood pressure stays normal and my nose is fine. My daughter takes it to help with her complexion, and with focus at school. And my son takes it to improve his ability to concentrate and focus at school as well. Based on the suggestion in The Melaleuca Wellness Guide (the "other Bible" in our house), I'm going to switch the kids to Provex Plus for the new school year. We love The Melaleuca Wellness Guide because we always find excellent suggestions and it has saved us so many unnecessary trips to the doctor!
Several years ago I had gum disease. The oral surgeon performed surgery on the right side and told me that in six months he would have to do the other side. A short time later I started using Melaleuca Tooth Polish and Mouthwash which I poured into a water pick for deeper penetration around the gums. At the six month interval I revisited the surgeon and he decided to wait a "little longer." At the one year mark he pulled me aside and asked what I was doing as he had never seen such a change. I explained about Melaleuca. Now, ten years later, I still have not had that second surgery. Moreover every oral hygienist has asked how I keep my teeth so clean. I believe Melaleuca saved my teeth.
I had a terrible problem with bleeding and receding gums. I would need to have an appointment for scaling every three months. Surgery was mentioned. One eye tooth was wobbly because of the deterioration. I started using the Melaleuca Tooth Polish and Mint Mouthwash twice a day. I also used a slim prophy brush by pushing the brush into the neck of the bottle of Melaleuca oil. After brushing regularly with the tooth polish and flossing, I would then brush in between each tooth at the gum line with the Melaleuca oil. At my next dental appointment the dentist asked me if I had had gum surgery. No, since he had not ordered it. My gums had reattached, the tooth was/is stable. I am thrilled with these results. Saved me much money and pain. Thank you Melaleuca!!!
My hay fever-allergies story: I love the fact that I have converted my home to all of Melaleuca's products! I was diagnosed with two autoimmune diseases, and I have always suffered severely from allergies and asthma. Once I got the toxic chemicals out of my home from the cleaning products I was using, and also taking the Vitality Total + Essentials + Heart + Body supplements, I have not experienced allergies or the effects of asthma this past year! I am no longer on prescription drugs as well! I have been using Melaleuca's Eco-Sense products and the Vitality for Life health and fitness products. I know I have improved my health, and I love that I didn't have to experience the effects of allergy reactions this past year. I live on a farm-ranch and when grain harvest season comes around, or when I'm working in my garden, it is a great feeling to know that I don't have to suffer any more like I did before! No more naps, sniffles, swollen red eyes! The Counter Act Allergy product works great too and one can save at least $14 by trying Melaleuca's brand instead of Claritin! I love great health, and love that I save money in the process! I use The Melaleuca Wellness Guide every day as people ask me how to use Melaleuca's almost 400 products! I love that I can share the Wellness Guide with my customers and I have also sent the Melaleuca Quick Reference to them at Christmas time! Thank you for being a part of our mission statement in enhancing the lives of those we touch by helping people reach their goals!
A few months ago, our cleaning lady decided to use her own commercial cleaner to scrub the grout in our kitchen, which needed a deep cleaning. Well, some of it splashed up onto the bottom of our stainless steel dishwasher and caused multiple spots which she couldn't get rid of. She was mortified, and I was wondering if we'd have to get a new dishwasher door. Then I remembered that Rustic Touch has many uses, so we tried it on the spotting. It took several applications, but now the spots are pretty much gone. Not sure if the Rustic Touch got rid of the spots, filled them in, or what. We're not concerned with the specifics of how it worked; we're just happy that Rustic Touch came through and saved us from buying a new dishwasher door. Melaleuca to the rescue again!
A few years ago I was preparing my home for sale. The outside windows were so covered with hard water that it was going to cost over $600 just to clean the outsides. I took out my Tub & Tile and a non-scratch scrubbing pad. With very little effort, and less than an hour and half of work, every window in my home was sparkling clean. For the inside I just used a little Clear Power and one of Melaleuca's Microfiber glass cleaning clothes. Those clothes are also perfect for mirrors and stainless steel appliances. Wow, I just love cleaning with Melaleuca products. I save so much time, money, and no more harmful chemicals. Thank you Melaleuca and thank you RM Barry.
When I first started with Melaleuca in 1993 my sons had severe asthma. They had to use a Pulmo-Aide breathing machine every 4 hours. We bought a Value Pack and converted our home. Within 2 months they only needed the machine once a week. We saved over $2000 in asthma medication that first year. My dad at one point had to be on oxygen for serious lung problems. The doctor said he'd have to use it for life. My mom converted her home, and in 6 months he was off the oxygen. Melaleuca is safer for your home and family. We are still loyal customers 21 years later.
I had been to the podiatrist for three separate series of treatments for a plantar wart, only for it to return for the fourth time. I had read in The Melaleuca Wellness Guide that tea tree oil could get rid of warts. I was a skeptic of the Melaleuca products, but since I bought the career pack which had the tea tree oil, I thought, "What the heck. I might as well try it". After four weeks of once a day application, the wart started to fade. By seven weeks, the wart was gone and has yet to return. That was four years ago. Thank you Melaleuca for the time and many $$$$$'s that you have saved me.
~ Lorrie, RN
My tree man told me that my Crepe Myrtle had a fungus on it and that he could spray it. I told him I wanted to check out a different solution. I looked in The Melaleuca Wellness Guide to see if there were any solutions to tree problems. There was actually something written for Crepe Myrtles. I followed the instructions and sprayed the branches that were infected with a normal dilution of Sol-U-Mel. I checked on it a couple weeks later, and it looked like the fungus was going away, so I sprayed it again, just to make sure. A week later, the tree man came out to inspect it, and said the fungus was gone! It was great to know that Sol-U-Mel did its job again! It saved me from having someone spray the tree! Thank-You.