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Rustic Touch - Favorite Uses

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Autumn is the perfect time to give our homes a good airing, and to prepare our indoor environment for more "living indoors." It is possible to unwittingly make our home’s environment less safe by bringing in potentially poisonous cleaners.

The air inside our homes can be more polluted than the air outside, and using petroleum based cleaners contribute to indoor pollution. The US Army recommends the avoidance of aerosol cleaners, furniture polishes, and air fresheners. They recommend chemicals be stored outside the home or in the garage.

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 lists some favorite uses for Rustic Touch:

Automobiles – Cooler weather is a perfect time to give the insides of our automobiles a good cleaning. Rustic Touch cleans vinyl and leather. It is also great for cleaning the dash of your car. NOTE: Spray it on a cloth to apply. If you spray it directly on the dash, you could get it on the inside of your windshield.

Ceiling Fans – Use Rustic Touch to clean and to repel dust from the fan blades.

Paneling – After wiping down paneling with diluted Tough & Tender, use Rustic Touch to renew and enhance the look of the wood.

Shoes – To remove scuffmarks from shoes, spray them with Rustic Touch. Remember this tip when you are walking out the door and notice that your shoes need polishing. Spray a bit of Rustic Touch on a bit of cloth or paper towel and apply to shoes. Your shoes will shine.

Wood FurnitureRustic Touch restores and shines new or old wood furniture without a waxy, oily buildup. Reduce allergy-causing dust by cleaning with Rustic Touch. Don’t forget to wipe window sills.

A good cleaning with Rustic Touch not only polishes and cleans but the clean will last longer all without exposing yourself or family to harmful chemicals.

~ Richard M Barry

The Melaleuca Wellness Guide

The cover of 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.

Rustic Touch Reviews

The people below will receive a free copy of The Melaleuca Wellness Guide for submitting their stories.

This is ironic that you're talking about Rustic Touch this week. I just finished telling my husband and sister all about a recent experience I had and how much I love this product. We recently sold our house, all the furniture, downsized and moved to a condo and started fresh with all new furniture. I didn't have much wood before but now I have a lot of wood pieces. So, of course, I purchased Rustic Touch. I wasn't raving about it but yeah, I liked it and yes, I recommended it to anyone with wood furniture. Why do I LOVE it now? I was listening to one of our team product trainings one evening a few weeks ago the presenter was talking about Rustic Touch. She proceeded to tell us that her favorite use for this product was on her stainless appliances in her kitchen. I didn't tell you before that my new condo has all stainless appliances and I really didn't like them at all, "hate" might be too strong a word but extreme dislike...Yes!!!!! Every time you touched the fridge, the stove, the oven, the dishwasher, you get fingerprints. Spots are also caused by droplets of water from wet hands. Then there are old stains from the past owner that wouldn't come out. I'm a neat freak so every time I looked at my appliances it bothered me to not have them look good. After the team training presentation, of course, what do I do? I run to the kitchen, grab my bottle of Rustic Touch, a few cleaning cloths, and immediately go to work on my fridge. I couldn't believe what I was seeing. Effortlessly, all the previous stains that I couldn't get off with anything else...gone. All the fingerprints…gone. Left was a beautiful, shiny fridge that actually looks almost brand new. I continued on to the stove, oven, dishwasher, and microwave. I repeated the process and each one was left shiny and looking new. I honestly couldn't believe my eyes. Amazing!!!!! Who would have thought, a wood furniture polish is the product that made my appliances sparkle and shine. I have to admit, I didn't go to The Melaleuca Wellness Guide this time, and now I see it's recommend by you, right there in the book. Shame on me. I could have saved myself so much time and money using other products. Best of all, I used it about 3 weeks ago and my appliances are still shiny, I hardly see any fingerprints, they aren't showing water spots. They still look great. Problem solved. Now I've gone from thinking this product was OK on my wood to thinking that Rustic Touch may be one of my new favorites!!!!!

~ Ellen

Rustic touch story! My favorite use for Rustic Rouch is cleaning the interior of our vehicles! It makes them smell so clean and fresh for days. And it cleans like no other! So… say sorry to Armor All. THANK YOU TO MELALEUCA that even in our vehicles we don't have to inhale toxins!!!

~ Mickey

Rustic Touch. What don't I use it for? Well maybe just fabric at this point. Twelve years ago I used it primarily for all my wood furniture and my first bottle of it lasted about 5 years. Then I expanded the use to leather in the car, then shoes and purses. In the kitchen I cut cleaning times drastically on the stove, refrigerator, counter tops, small appliances, walls, cupboards, drawers, and floors. I found out that you have to be careful with floors. Being barefoot in the house works, but pets don't quite get it. When I bought an old, slightly oxidized Mercedes Benz 6 years ago, I used it on that old tired paint and now it looks like a new car. It also works on garden tools, garage tools, glass doors and mirrors, just about any solid surface. And I bet that when I read this next newsletter, you'll have more ideas than I do. Thank you RM Barry and Melaleuca.

~ Sunny

I love RUSTIC TOUCH and have discovered new uses for it around the house, which have actually made dusting and polishing enjoyable. We are trying to sell our huge home and using RUSTIC TOUCH has helped things to stay sparkly. The kitchen is a huge selling point of the home and I use RUSTIC TOUCH to keep the granite counter tops glistening. It’s so shiny that you want to glide your hand over the granite. I also use RUSTIC TOUCH to polish the kitchen apron sink. We have a 10’ black walnut island in the kitchen that was handmade and finished. It doesn't have a hard factory finish but about seven coats of sanding and polishing. RUSTIC TOUCH brings out the detailed beauty of the wood and the workmanship of the inlaid medallions. The RUSTIC TOUCH really allows you to delight in the workmanship. (Hopefully a buyer will love it too). In the different bathrooms I use RUSTIC TOUCH to polish the granite countertops, and the corian and any porcelain. I even use it on the laminate counter in the pool room. The master bath has a black soaking tub. Black shows every speck of dust. RUSTIC TOUCH keeps it sparkling for any last minute showings and it repels the dust. I also use it on the tiles on the tub deck tile to shine and repel the dust. Another advantage about RUSTIC TOUCH is that I can use it to polish the stainless steel range and not worry about it being flammable. I just love this product!!

~ Maria

My Rustic Touch story: I was asked to clean for the owner of the professional organizing company I work for. When I got to her solid wood mahogany dining room table, I noticed how damaged it was and asked what had happened. She said previous cleaning staff had ruined it by using harsh cleansers. I said I would do what I can and proceeded to spray Rustic Touch and rubbed it in with my hand and then polished it. I repeated this one more time and continued on with the rest of the house. The next day, she said her husband came home from work and asked her if she had had the table refinished. I only wish I had taken a before and after photo. I also use Rustic Touch on leather and vinyl furniture and the interior of my car. It cleans as well as repels dust for less frequent cleaning, great on mirrors too. Rustic Touch smells amazing too!

~ Renee

My favorite use for Rustic Touch is on black patent shoes! Perfect for a quick clean and shine plus they seem to stay dust free much longer than using conventional patent shoe cleaner. Guess it would work the same on patent handbags too. Love the smell when I use it on our wooden furniture.

~ Sarah

Before the Jewish high holidays every year we do a thorough cleaning of our sanctuary which is primarily wood. This year we brought in Rustic Touch to use on our most precious possessions of wood. The arc that holds our Torah has never looked better! The wood is a deeper richer color and feels smoother to the touch. We had people comment on how beautiful it looks. I am proud to say that's Melaleuca!

~ Ruth

My husband wanted to clean out the inside of my SUV and said he needed to get to the store to buy some GOOD leather cleaner. I told him to use the Rustic Touch. After a brief back and forth about how he needed a "real leather cleaner and Rustic Touch wasn't one," he finally went outside with the spray bottle and a washcloth. He came back an hour later and said "This stuff is awesome." Your back seats are like brand new! It had taken off 3 years of kid stains on the leather. My husband even went and cleaned the inside of his vehicle too, like brand new every time. Just another product to add to the "awesome" list!

~ Linda

About Rustic Touch, what an amazing product, I started using it on wood furniture, excellent, keeps dust away while the wood shines longer. Found out that this product can be used on Stainless Steel appliances, and again it is amazing how your appliances shines and stay cleaner longer. I definitely recommend Rustic Touch. Thank you for the opportunity to share.

~ Renee

I love to collect and restore old wood furnishings. I have tried many polishes and cleaners, and the results were always dull. Rustic Touch has never let me down. During a recent move I had suspended my Melaleuca order since we were living in several places while waiting for our home, and sadly I missed all of my products. In the interim I had acquired a pub table and chairs which was rather grungy to say the least. In my efforts I tried to strip it with all purpose cleaner. The grime stayed. Four different polishes, and even one with a tint still did nothing to the table and chairs. The edges stayed black, and the finish grey and lifeless. I thought I was going to have to paint the entire set, and then my order came. I said to myself that Rustic Touch has always worked so well. Let's see if it can make this shine. I sprayed. I wiped. And not only did it shine but the black grime wiped away with little to no effort! I was astonished!! I knew Rustic Touch was a great product but this was beyond my expectations! I will never go back to any other brand of products. They are a waste of time, money, and effort. Rustic touch outperformed them all on the toughest job!

~ Kellee

I have a couple of reasons why I love Rustic Touch. I have an oak dining room table that the finish is coming off. It makes it hard to wipe the table off after dinner, since the washcloth will stick to the table. Microfiber cloths are nearly impossible to use to wipe it down. I spray Rustic Touch on it every couple of weeks and it brings the finish back so the table is not "sticky" anymore and makes wiping it down so much easier, even with a microfiber cloth. My other reason for loving Rustic Touch so much is I have all stainless steel appliances. Rustic Touch works amazing for getting all the smudges and fingerprints wiped off, and keeps my stainless steel looking new.

~ Melissa


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