For many of us the warmer days of spring inspires in us the desire to throw open the windows and clean house. Cleaning extra dirty barbecues, ovens, stoves, and greasy driveway stains call for heavy duty cleaners. But some heavy duty cleaners can expose us to harsh fumes and dangerous chemicals.
The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) warns that household products used in cleaning, degreasing, and disinfecting may emit volatile organic compounds (VOCs) as gases. VOCs can cause headaches, nausea, and damage to liver, kidney, and to the central nervous system. Some VOCs are known to cause cancer.
The American Lung Association also warns that VOCs and other chemicals can contribute to allergies and chronic breathing problems, and they also warn that cleaning products can irritate our eyes and cause headaches or other health problems.
Fortunately there are alternatives to harsh chemical cleaners. MelaMagic is a heavy duty cleaner and degreaser made with natural, biodegradable ingredients that dissolve the most stubborn stains. The book Melaleuca: A Legacy of Wellness tells us that Melaleuca uses a far superior technology in its cleaning products. Stains are safely dissolved with the use of natural enzymes, solvents, and surfactants. One 16 ounce bottle makes up to 32 gallons of powerful cleaner.
The Melaleuca Wellness Guide recommends MelaMagic for hard to treat home-care problems found inside our homes, our gardens and even our garage. Some of the problems and the solutions found in The Melaleuca Wellness Guide will surprise you.
~ Richard M Barry
The following list is from the "Products Index" of The Melaleuca Wellness Guide and includes page numbers.
Ant Killer 215
Barbecue Grills 216
Bathroom - Ceilings 217
Bathroom - Floor 217
Bathroom - Shower Curtain 217
Carpet - Spots 221
Carpet Cleaner - Machine Mix 220
Concrete Patios 222
Dishes - Dishwasher Washing 224
Fire Ants 225
Floors - Linoleum & Ceramic 226
Garage Floor 227
Garbage Cans 227
Grease Spills 228
Greasy Hands 228
Hot Tubs 229
House - Exterior Cleaning 229
Ink Stains - Clothing & Surfaces 229
Insect Repellent 172
Kitchen - Ceiling & Walls 230
Kitchen - Floors 230
Kitchen - Oven 230
Kitchen - Stove 231
Kitchen - Ventilation Hood 231
Lawn Mowers 232
Machine Parts 233
Saw Blades 235
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.
The people below will receive a free copy of The Melaleuca Wellness Guide for submitting their stories.
The shutters on my house are old, dirty, and faded. I tried cleaning them last summer with another cleaner, but it didn't work, so decided I'd have to buy new ones. Last weekend I decided to try diluted MelaMagic on them. I scrubbed them with a brush dipped in MelaMagic water solution first, rinsed with garden hose, and then used a rag dipped in the solution and rinsed again to finish cleaning them. It worked very well. It took off the dirt and faded color and left the original color on them. MelaMagic is also effective at cleaning vinyl siding on the house and lawn furniture.
MelaMagic is one of my favorite Melaleuca products. I used to use a certain mop for washing my floors, but had to buy their solution as well as their pads. I then discovered another mop that I can fill with my own floor washing solution, and uses pads that are washable, thus reusable. Of course I use MelaMagic as my floor cleaner of choice! I fill a gallon jug with 1/2 fl ounce of MelaMagic and water, and then use it to refill my floor mop. MelaMagic makes my floor shine, and at the rate of 1/2 fl ounce to a gallon of water it lasts a very long time. Thank you Melaleuca for a wonderful product!!
MelaMagic is one of the most used products in my home. My husband brings home his greasy, filthy rags and aprons after a week of use in the machine shop. Instead of saying "Honey, I'm home," it's "I need clean rags and aprons for work next week." So, in the bucket they go with about 1/4 cup of MelaMagic, a couple pumps of Tough & Tender, (I use the extra pumps that come with family sized shampoos and conditioners, cut to fit) and 1 pump of undiluted Sol-U-Mel. Add enough HOT water to cover everything, stir and let it sit outside overnight. These are drained the next morning, and go in the washing machine - wet. Then wash as usual with MelaPower and MelaBrite. The guys at the shop think my husband buys new rags every weekend. MelaMagic also gets a big workout in the kitchen, garage, bathroom, cat areas, window coverings, light fixtures, doors and moldings both inside and outside. I will never be without it. Besides, you can't mix the Laundry Whitener formula on page 294 of The Melaleuca Wellness Guide without it. Thank you R.M. Barry for making me look like a Super Wife.
I don't know where to begin with MelaMagic stories. For burned on grease on the oven and or pans, I just brush MelaMagic on full strength, let it set overnight, and wipe it down in the morning. Oven cleaning used to be such a chore, now I don't mind at all. My husband does a lot of his own auto maintenance. Now instead of throwing his oil soaked clothes away, I just spray them down with MelaMagic and let them set for a bit. It seems as if anytime there is a tough job, I just grab the MelaMagic.
I CAN DO MAGIC: We had been using MelaMagic only to clean our floors until my Mom was bragging about how it was her favourite cleaner. I now keep it with my dish detergent and have put a Lemon Brite squirt cap on it for easy dispersal. It is an amazing de-greaser. I mix a couple drops of MelaMagic and Lemon Brite and dilute that to use on really greasy dishes (at the end of the pile) or use it straight on pots and pans - after frying bacon, fries, etc. It is the best for shining up my stainless steel garbage can. We also mix MelaMagic and Sol-U-Mel to spray grease stains on shirts or for sweat marks on clothing.
I recently decided that my black horse trough of two years needed cleaning since the water was so green I couldn't see the goldfish any more, and it had developed a black scum on the sides and bottom of the tank. I emptied the tank and put a scant capful of MelaMagic in and just covered the bottom of the tank with water. I had just enough to use my scrub brush to splash the water up on the sides of the tank. Then I got to work with the scrub brush. I was amazed when the black scum started flaking off much easier than I thought it would. In no time at all I had a clean tank! I thoroughly rinsed the tank out, set it upright, and proceeded to fill it knowing that it would be safe for my horses to immediately drink. I let it sit for a day and a half before putting the fish back in since our water is full of chlorine and that had to dissipate so it wouldn't kill the fish. Every time I use a new product, I am happier than before because not only do the products perform as I'm told they will, they outperform themselves! And, I love the fact that the products are safe for all of my animals!
When we lived in Southern Illinois where the blacktop roads were constantly being resurfaced, we found out so were our tires (white walls and our hub caps and wheels). It is impossible to get tar washed off with just regular car washing soap. We signed up with Melaleuca and tried MelaMagic and Sol-u-Mel, and just like MAGIC the tar came right off!! This was the most amazing demonstration ever. Now we live in Colorado and no one knows what blacktop is. However, we all know the many beneficial ways to impress everyone with these two amazing products. If you have not followed the directions on mixing up your own solutions for cleaning carpets, you have to try it! I am convinced the mix of Sol-U-Mel, MelaMagic, and our laundry and PreSpot is the best ever. This works perfectly for your best furniture. I love all our cleaning products and use them all.
MelaMagic is Magic! As I was taking redwood colored stain outside to put on my furniture, I dropped the can and it started pouring out on my white carpet. It looked like a pizza sized stain of dark red blood. I tried carpet cleaner but it stopped working, not wicking up anymore stain. I then mixed MelaMagic, Sol-U-Mel, and hot water in a pan and soaked the stain. It started wicking up the stain, and after blotting it for quite a while, almost ALL of the stain came up. I would soak a washcloth and lay it on the spot then press. If you didn't know where it spilled, you would have never noticed. It's my "go to" cleaner on most everything now.
I used MelaMagic and Sol-U-Mel in my carpet cleaner, as per pg 220 in The Melaleuca Wellness Guide. Cleaned as usual, and the dog stains are gone. Thank you Melaleuca!!!