Melaleuca Product Research & Reviews Newsletter
Melaleuca Product Research & Reviews Newsletter
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Some spot removers, cleaning products and air fresheners can add to the serious problem of indoor air pollution.

The United States Environmental Protection Agency tells us that the air within our homes and other buildings can be more seriously polluted than even polluted city air, and most people spend about 90 percent of their time indoors. The young, elderly, and those chronically ill are often the most susceptible to the effects of indoor air pollution.

3-in-1 Super Cleaner

No other product is like Sol-U-Mel. It does not contain caustic chemicals or produce toxic fumes, but instead contains the highest concentration of tea tree oil in any cleaner available. Normally oil and water do not mix, but this amazing formula is water soluble, hence the "Sol-U" in Sol-U-Mel. It retains the properties that make tea tree oil so powerful: antibacterial, antiviral, antifungal. It also has solvent properties that help penetrate and dissolve stains and dirt. Read more about Sol-U-Mel here.

The book Melaleuca - A Legacy of Wellness explains that Sol-U-Mel is a three in one super cleaner that deodorizes, boosts other cleaners, and is a stain remover that gets out ink, magic marker, crayon, pet messes, nail polish, grease, paint, road tar, mold, glues, residues, gum, tree sap, candle wax, and so much more.

You will be surprised by some of the 120 uses of Sol-U-Mel listed in The Melaleuca Wellness Guide:

Stain Removal

Sol-U-Mel dissolves and lifts stains by turning them into a solution that can be easily rinsed away. Use full strength to remove gum from carpet and clothing. Sol-U-Mel also works great at removing difficult oil-based stains like chocolate, paint, grease, permanent markers, and food stains.


It is great for getting pet stains out of carpets. If a pet can smell his scent he will return to the same area. Sol-U-Mel penetrates and dissolves the pet stain so that you can train your pet to no longer visit that area. Sol-U-Mel's natural scent also neutralizes the odor of the pet stain.

Cleaning Booster

Add 1 capful of Sol-U-Mel to your normal wash load when washing clothes that have mildew or any other type of odor. It is very effective. Some even recommend adding Sol-U-Mel to every load for additional germ protection. Many more uses for Sol-U-Mel can be found in The Melaleuca Wellness Guide.

~ 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.

Sol-U-Mel Reviews

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

Sol-U-Mel came in the value pack when I joined 2 1/2 yrs ago and I had heard that it was good for stain removal. My husband had gotten printer ink stains in new cream carpeting years ago. At that time I didn't feel that anything would get it out, so I just bought an area rug to cover it. But I decided to put Sol-U-Mel to the test and to my surprise; it took the ink stains out completely! I gave it to a friend whose daughter had scribbled all over their pool table with black marker. It took that out as well! Spraying it on your furnace filter is wonderful for cutting down on mold and subsequently decreasing sinus problems. And also my husband forgets to take his smelly tennis clothes out of his duffle bag sometimes. No problem....just add 1-2 caps of Sol-U-Mel to the load of wash and they come out smelling great! Thank you Melaleuca for giving us so many products to improve our health!

~ Geri

My Sol-U-Mel story starts out with me house sitting for a friend. I was given the guest room as my own to use complete with a very pretty mint green duvet. I know you're not supposed to eat in bed, but it was pomegranate season and I couldn't resist. It wasn't until the next morning that I discovered the dark red droplets of pomegranate juice on the duvet, not one, not two but at least 5. I panicked for a second and then brought out my bottle of Sol-U-Mel. I sprayed the spots of juice and watched the stains disappear before my eyes. It really was incredible.

~ Val

Sol-U-Mel is the best! I first purchased Sol-U-Mel 15 years ago to remove the Sharpie my young children had applied to my walls. Unfortunately, I never heard the rest of the Melaleuca story until last April. Then upon receiving my Home Conversion Kit, I again had Sol-U-Mel. I asked my 10 year old to see if he could get the blood from his bloody nose out of his full sized Pluto's face. It worked!! Just last week, Colorado received a lot of rain and my basement began taking in water. I sprayed the cracks where water had seeped in with Sol-U-Mel and the rank, moldy smell is gone and my 19 year old returning from college can re-inhabit his basement bedroom! EVERY home should have Sol-U-Mel for those unexpected situations!

~ Tracie

I had a friend who found her 3 yr old daughter writing on her leather couch with black permanent marker. She asked on Facebook, what do I use? They were telling her bleach, and Oxy. I took over my Sol-U-Mel and it came right off. Can you imagine what her couch would look like if she used the others? It also cleaned off other stains she had on it. Love my Sol-U-Mel!!!

~ Kelly

Sol-U-Mel story: When visiting my dad, every time I walked into his living room, I would start sneezing like crazy. As soon as I walked out of the room, I'd stop. After suffering for an entire day, I finally said in frustration, "There's something in this room I'm allergic to." My sister said my dad had just taken the shag rug that was in the room out of the detached garage. I said, "There's mold or mildew in that rug." He of course, denied it. Luckily, I had gotten my sister involved with Melaleuca, and I asked if she had any Sol-U-Mel. She did. My husband proceeded to spray the rug, air, and curtains. We let it sit for about 5 minutes, and then he vacuumed. I was able to spend the remaining 3 days of my visit in that room without a sniffle. I tell all my customers and prospects that no home should be without Sol-U-Mel.

~ Dawn

Let me just start by saying, I used to be a Febreze and Glade freak!! I would take a can of air freshener and hold the trigger down and walk from room to room!! Not noticing that my dogs and I were both sneezing the whole time. Duh! BIG RED FLAG!! Well after purchasing Sol-U Mel for the first time, I cleaned my microfiber couches. Not only did they come out so clean, but it also dries very quickly!! I spray it on my mattresses when I change my sheets. And the BEST part is using it to freshen up the room. After using it for at least a year, I had a little bit of Febreze in a can, and just to see if I could notice a difference, I sprayed it again!!! Oh my! I started sneezing again AND so did my dogs! I really could smell the chemicals in the Febreze! I love using the Sol-U-Mel to clean up those "dog messes" too. Not only does it wipe it up, it also freshens the carpet!! I bring it on vacation to spray the beds in hotels. I don't want to know what's on those. I also have a 4 year old, and he was drawing me a picture on the table with a permanent marker and made a mark on it, took the concentrate and it wiped off instantly!! I will ALWAYS purchase this product, as it has so many uses!! Thank you Melaleuca!!

~ Angela

After spending hundreds of dollars on an exterminating service to come multiple times, Sol-U-Mel did the trick. We had a horrible ant problem in one of the bathrooms. The pest company came, and after spraying toxic chemicals, they said it was taken care of. Within days, they were back again. They searched throughout the house and found this to be the only area. They said they needed to treat with something else so the ants would take it back to the queen and she would die, thus stopping the ants. That didn't work either. They kept coming back. We had to have the exterminator back 3 more times before I decided to look up in The Melaleuca Wellness Guide for a solution. I don't know why I didn't go to this resource first! I sprayed Sol-U-Mel, and about a month later I saw a few more ants (there were previously hundreds). I sprayed with Sol-U-Mel again and I have not seen ants again. It's been over 8 months. I actually called the exterminating company and asked for a refund which they wouldn't give me because they said that I couldn't guarantee Sol-U-Mel was the solution. There is no doubt in my mind that it was indeed the solution, and I now treat the area periodically as a precaution and I have not seen one ant since. I had a mound outside my front door and one soaking with Sol-U-Mel and they are gone and I have not seen more anywhere. So happy to be spraying something where I don't have to be inhaling dangerous chemicals, and that actually work!!!!

~ Ellen

We have a brand new manufactured home. The unfortunate part is that there was paint all over the new vinyl floors. I was told to soak it with water and scrape it up with my fingernails or a plastic scraper. This worked for the big splotches, but not the overspray. I had a factory representative come out to repair some minor damage and help me get the paint off the floors. He literally scrubbed for 2 hours on one overspray area in our dining room but didn't make any progress. He did tell me that once I got all the paint up, to apply a no-wax floor wax to protect the floor from the dining chairs. So now I figured I had nothing to lose. I had thought of Sol-U-Mel, but thought it might take up the finish as well. So that night I put straight Sol-U-Mel on the overspray area. Then I rubbed my fingers over it and could see the paint dissipating. I got my scrub brush and lightly scrubbed the area, wiped off the Sol-U-Mel and rinsed the area. Not only did the paint come up, but the shine was better there on the floor than the surrounding area! I was totally pleased! Now I put Sol-U-Mel in my mop water to get the floor clean enough to have the original shine it was supposed to have! Thank You Melaleuca for your great products at reasonable prices that do better things than what the competitors offer!

~ Eileen

Sol-U-Mel is one of the best non-toxic cleaners for homes, environments, and skin I have ever used. As a nurse we come in contact with toxins used for cleaning and wound care, and we in turn get exposed to them. I have liver disease, and not only from overweight issues but also from environmental toxins at home, work, and in my community. I've used Melaleuca's Sol-U-Mel since last August, and my liver enzymes have improved significantly. Also after surgery, my wound care involved Sol-U-Mel in my bath water, to reduce infections. It worked well. I used it in home cleaning, and the smell is awesome as well, like aromatherapy! I hope to promote it soon to family, friends, colleagues and clients.

~ Stephanie

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!

~ Bret

Not long after I joined Melaleuca, we got a little puppy. Puppies are notorious for chewing things! Wrangler found a bottle of black shoe dye, carried it under the dining room table on an area rug that was less than a month old. We were gone to a college basketball game and, when we got home, I found the empty shoe dye bottle and started looking for the contents. It was on the brand new $900 rug! I got the Sol-U-Mel, lifted up the rug, and placed a bunch of paper towels under the stain. I kept putting the Sol-U-Mel on the stain and changing out the paper towels. I would have to point out the area where the dye WAS because the stain is gone and my rug was saved!! It is a phenomenal product that I ALWAYS have on hand.

~ Wanda

Sol-U-Mel has saved me lots of money over the years. One incident was when our daughter was a toddler. She got a hold of my lipstick and it was all over her, the carpet, the cabinets, entertainment center and the television. My husband was frantic and called me at work. I told him not to panic and to just cover it and leave it until I got home. I grabbed the Sol-U-Mel and got busy. It removed ALL the lipstick. The second incident when our daughter was 4 years old, she decided she'd take a black permanent marker and draw pictures on her new bedroom furniture, the carpet, and even gave her Little People toys mustaches, hair, etc. Again, I told my husband not to panic and I'll take care of it when I get home. The permanent marker came off with no problem. The third incident our daughter decided she wanted to paint her toe nails with bright pink nail polish. She spilled the whole bottle on her bedroom carpet and covered it up. My husband found it all dried up. It was a thick mess. He called a carpet cleaner to get an estimate of what it might cost to remove it. They told him it would cost $50 just to come out to look at it. When I got home, I used the Sol-U-Mel and with lots of patience I was able to get every bit of the nail polish out of the carpet. I called the carpet cleaner and told them not to bother coming out because I was able to get it out.

~ Pam

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