A wealth of information about the effects of household chemicals on health can be found in The Melaleuca Wellness Guide chapter "Is Your Home a Healthy Home." A potentially dangerous aspect of many household chemicals is that some are packaged in bright colorful containers with small warning labels that young children can't read. The Melaleuca Wellness Guide tells the tragic story of an 18 month old little boy who drank lemon-scented furniture polish, no doubt enticed by the attractive smell. He lived during a day of suffering and died of chemically-induced pneumonia.
Medline Plus informs us that furniture polish poisoning can occur when someone swallows or breathes in liquid furniture polish.
Non-aerosol, nonflammable Rustic Touch does not contain hazardous solvents, petroleum distillates, or chemical propellants. One of the first things we notice when using Rustic Touch is that finishes stay polished and cleaner longer. Dust is repelled. Many furniture polishes use lemon or orange oils which give a temporary shine, but also leave an oily film that attracts dust. Rustic Touch uses the hardest of natural waxes harvested from carnauba wax palms. Carnauba wax dries crystal clear, adding strength and shine and protection against nicks and scratches. The carnauba wax palms are carefully grown and harvested in a way that ensures the continuous supply of this very special wax plant.
The Melaleuca Wellness Guide recommends Rustic Touch for cleaning and repelling dust on ceiling fans, paneling, shoes, outdoor furniture, and more. To avoid overspray on floors or interior automobile surfaces spray on cloth to apply. An added benefit of cleaning with Rustic Touch is that you will need to dust less often.
~ Richard M Barry
The Melaleuca Wellness Guide
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Rustic Touch Testimonials
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We won some new kitchen appliances in a home show. Stainless steel, worth a lot. But stainless steel! They are so hard to keep clean with spills, fingerprints. Even my 11-year-old son was getting mad that they ever called this stuff stainless. We finally gave up trying to keep them clean. I finally got a Melaleuca Wellness Guide and looked up stainless steel in it. I was surprised to see that Rustic Touch was the thing to use. My son got the chore to clean the appliances so I had him try it. And he was beaming! It worked, and so fast. The appliances which had looked so bad now looked new again. I love Rustic Touch!
I love Rustic Touch. I polish all my wood furniture with it for a beautiful, protective shine. My polished (for years) wood coffee table was donated to my church's outdoor tag sale. Overnight an unexpected rain storm destroyed it - it was very wet with white spots all over. I dried it off and everyone thought it now belonged in the dump. Several hours later, as it dried, the table looked good as new. The Rustic Touch, with its protective waxes, really did the job. I protect all my wood furniture, leather seats, and stainless steel refrigerator with this.
Rustic Touch is the best dusting aid I have ever used. It does not draw dust particles to the cleaned area. It works very well when cleaning the interior of the car, too. It smells good, moisturizes, and leaves a clean dashboard. I also use it for cleaning my kitchen appliances. It cleans off the greasy dirt and leaves a surface that is fingerprint free. Thank you, Melaleuca, for this versatile cleaning product.
I have an unusual reason for loving Rustic Touch. As an animal lover, I have a lutino, or white, cockatiel. She's beautiful, but she is a huge source of fine baby powder like dust. It settles on every surface ... well it did. I started using Rustic Touch, and the dust is no longer coating my furnishings. I never would have believed that any product could repel bird dander. The proof is right there in my living room. If that weren't enough, it has started to put sheen back on my mid century maple desktop. I love this stuff.
Rustic Touch is so much more than just a furniture polish. I use it to keep my computer monitor screen clean and dust free, I use it on my glasses once a week to keep them dust free as well as clean. As a motorcycle rider, I'm always looking for something to clean my windscreen and my leathers. Rustic Touch makes my leathers look better than new.
I love Rustic Touch. It works so great as a furniture polish, but it does so much more. When your shoes need a quick shine, it's Rustic Touch. The interior of my car gets the protective coating of Rustic Touch 2-3 times a year. It protects the dash, and cleans and protects the entire interior of my car. But we had an old car that had oxidized. I tried Rustic Touch in a small area, and ended up polishing the entire red car! It took that oxidation right off. I got another Rustic Touch in our next order and brought back the brown and cream of our van. Sure made it easier to sell! I have used it to polish the shower walls. Nothing sticks then, not even the hard water minerals. Just be very careful not to get any on the floor! Melaleuca Products are SO Awesome. Thank you!
I was introduced to Melaleuca in April and absolutely love using Rustic Touch. I use it when dusting, and not only does it give your house that lovely and clean fragrance, but it also gives all your wooden surfaces a natural warm glow. My window sills and wooden stairs look really nice. And it DOES repel the dust which is what every housewife loves to hear. My dusting is now so rewarding!
I used Rustic Touch to polish a 1962 Gretsch Chet Atkins guitar before taking it to a vintage guitar show to sell. The person that bought it was amazed at how good it looked, and asked what I used to polish it with. Got a great price on the guitar and use it on all my instruments.
I have a teak table that is about 30 years old and used the Rustic Touch on it, and it brought the life back in it. I always use it on the dash of the car and also my leather couch, coat, shoes, and of course to dust all the furniture in my home. I find it repels the dust longer than any other product I used to use. Another thing I have used it on is stainless steel appliances. Wonderful how the finger prints are gone and there is no greasy feel to the refrigerator door. Just make sure you don't get any overspray on the floor as it will be extremely slippery. If it happens, just spray on a bit of Tough & Tender and it wipes away very easily.
I love Rustic Touch. After dusting my entire home smells fresh with a tinge of orange. I have lots of antiques. Rustic Touch really brings the life to the beautiful woods. And I don't have to dust near as often as I used to. I also use Rustic Touch to condition the leather in my car and on my sofas. Once I just didn't have time to polish my shoes, so I sprayed them with just a bit of Rustic Touch and wiped, wow they looked brand new.