A favorite personal care product is most likely one you use frequently. Products used on a daily basis should not only be effective but also be safe and non-toxic. Many persons assume that chemicals used to formulate shampoos and soaps and lotions have been carefully tested and are safe. But according to the New York Times, unlike pharmaceuticals or pesticides, industrial chemicals do not have to be tested before they are put on the market, and the majority of chemicals in use today have never been independently tested for safety.
BPA and phthalates are two very common hormone-disrupting chemicals. They are found in plastics, food, personal care products, and even dust. Even if a product does not contain phthalates or BPA, it may become contaminated by contact with packaging.
A growing body of evidence is linking chemical exposure in everyday products to a variety of health threats and risks, not only to those exposed to the chemicals, but also potentially to their future children and grandchildren.
Phthalates mimic reproductive and other hormones in the human body. It is known that hormones play a vital role in the development of diabetes, and now researchers have found a link between higher concentrations of phthalates in the body and a higher risk of diabetes in women.
Melaleuca does not use phthalates or BPA in products or product containers. Carefully developed natural personal care product such as Body Satin Body Wash and Body Satin Lotion contain plant derived moisturizers, such as ButterSilk, a unique blend of exotic mango, shea, and cocoa butters along with white tea and vitamins C and E.
The Melaleuca Wellness Guide tells us that our body naturally has a system that destroys and eliminates toxins. After all, many things that appear naturally in the environment are toxic, and we need to have a strong defense system against them. Organs like the kidneys and liver filter out and remove toxins. However many people have overloaded or very weak detox systems. High levels of toxins and a poor nutritional state leave many people more susceptible to the effects of chronic chemical exposure. By switching to cleaners and personal care products that are not full of toxins, you can reduce the stress on your detox system and lighten your body's chemical load.
~ 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.
Favorite Personal Care Product Testimonials
The people below will receive a free copy of The Melaleuca Wellness Guide for submitting their stories.
The Melaleuca Clarity has been the best product for me. Over the last year I have used it twice a day, in the morning and night and absolutely feel cleansed. I do not have a severe case of acne however I do work out a lot and needed to find a deep cleanser. Clarity is a dependable and affordable product. I will continue to have this product in my shopping cart for the years to come since I will make sure my twin boys use this amazing product during their teenage years.
Since I became a Melaleuca Customer three years ago, I've used many of the personal care products. The unsung accolades go to the Body Satin deodorant, any scent! It goes on dry and works all day, even in the heat. Many other brands become slimy when the weather's hot, and that makes for discomfort. I just can't say enough good things about Melaleuca's fine products. I'm thankful someone thought enough of me to make the introduction.
Thank you RM Barry for your fine publication!
Renew Lotion would have to be my favorite personal care item. Due to childhood diabetes I have to prick my fingers to check my sugars. My fingertips get so dry and cracked I cannot read my Braille. My feet also get calloused and crack. With the first use of Renew Lotion I had amazing improvement. My home is always stocked up with Renew Lotion. And the Renew Bath Wash is the perfect combination! Thank you Melaleuca!
My favorite is MelaGel, it is so versatile we use it constantly in our family - burns, grazes, nappy rash, splits on fingers, spots, fungal nail infections, fungal skin problems - I'm constantly being asked "Mum, where's the MelaGel!" The best thing from the kids' point of view is it doesn't sting when they apply it; it soothes even the reddest, sorest nappy rash and works so quickly. Renew lotion is our second best product - we use this for moisturizing anything from dry hands to dry feet and everywhere in between! Thanks Melaleuca for such versatile products.
MelaGel is my favorite personal care product. A few months ago I had to have my thyroid removed. I ended up needing a second surgery to help a paralyzed vocal cord caused by the first surgery. As you can imagine, I had a big, obvious scar on my neck. I was really self-conscious about it. I put Neosporin on it religiously, but I wasn't impressed. It even made me itch, even though I bought the anti-itch formula. And it would always run down my neck. So I thought I would give MelaGel a try, and I'm so happy I did. My scar has diminished dramatically since I switched, and it's not itchy! I also like to walk a lot, and I slipped on some ice, which left me with some big cuts on my hand. I put MelaGel on it, and two days later they are about 75% healed. I've never had a product work like that. With an active life style filled with scrapes and cuts, MelaGel is a must!
It is hard to pick just one favorite personal care product. One of the products I really like is the women's shave gel. I never used any shaving cream or gel in the past but decided why not try....someone might wonder how it is and I want to have an honest answer. I thought I would try the one can of it and be done. After only using it a few times I realized my skin was softer after shaving. Also the more I use it I get less and less red bumps following shaving as well as less in grown hairs. I now am hooked on this product as well as several others. Melaleuca is definitely changing my life for the better.
My favorite personal care product is the Melaleuca Platinum Body Bar. I have psoriasis and my skin is really sensitive. I have a hard time finding a product that doesn't offend my senses as well as inflame my psoriasis. The Platinum Body Bar has a light apricot scent which I find delightful and it is so gentle on my skin, my psoriasis is actually starting to improve! Thank you so much for making a French-milled quality bar at such an affordable price. I can't wait to try the other scents...Thank you.
I have been using Melaleuca products for about three years now. I have had very sensitive skin for as long as I can remember. My scalp breaks out continuously, I get rashes on my legs in the winter, and breakouts on my face from Rosacea. About three years ago I tried the Melaleuca original shampoo. I tried it once in a while and was convinced it really didn't work. I have always tried other products for my skin as well. In the past year I started using the gold bar in my showers instead of shower gels. I also started using Affinia facial wash and Affinia face lotion. My legs have had no rashes and my face has never looked or felt better! So, about a month ago I decided to give the Original shampoo another chance. I stuck with it this time. After just two weeks now, my scalp feels great and is not breaking out and getting scaly. I love Melaleuca products!
March 7th 2013 I was discharged from Excela Latrobe Hospital after another brief stay in a long line of many previous stays. My diagnosis came in 2005 and was Porphyria, an illness of the blood that is genetic. At the time of diagnosis only three people in the Pittsburgh, PA area had it, and they didn't know much about treating it. Treatments were mostly trial and error!
At home I was experiencing migraine headaches and severe stomach pain. My brother Frank had moved in with me on March 16th 2013 to help out, and little did I know my life was in for a big change. Frank was a Marketing Executive with Melaleuca and also employed at Excela Latrobe Hospital. For two weeks straight, every time Frank would come home from work at the hospital, I was lying on the couch with a migraine headache. In addition to the headaches, I had skin sores on my face and all over my body. I had seen three different dermatologists and every one tried different medications. I saw several neurologists and they sent me to a Headache Center at UPMC in Pittsburgh, PA. Nothing was working, not a prescription cream, a medication by mouth, injections, and the list goes on and on but no solutions.
Finally, Frank said he was going to try and help me get better, but I would have to try a few things. He was tired of seeing me in pain and on the couch, so he gave me some Melaleuca Oil T36-C5. His instructions were to rub it on my temples, across my forehead and on the back of my neck; sit up on the couch and see if that helps my head. I was totally amazed; in one hour my migraine was gone. So from that day on if I did get a headache I would use Melaleuca Oil.
The next step was to start working on getting my skin cleared up and getting rid of all toxic cleaners in the house. So Renew became my new best friend. I would put a thin layer of Renew all over my face and body 3 to 4 times a day, and the results were astounding. The sores started to heal up within 24 to 36 hours. I began to feel like a new person. My skin was not hurting and burning anymore. I could see the sores actually disappearing. My medical doctor was so amazed with changes that he began documenting the changes and taking pictures of me when I went in for my check-ups.
I wanted to start taking the Vitality Pack but had to clear that with my doctor first because I was on prescription vitamins. The pharmacist gave me a print out of what was in the prenatal vitamins that I was taking at the time (these were "the best" for needed high folic acid) and I made a print out of the product label from the Vitality Pack for Women. The doctor said after reading the printouts he believed totally that the Melaleuca Vitality Pack for Women had way more benefits for me and that I should switch from the prescription to the Vitality Pack.
As of March 30th 2013, I had changed my household and personal use to the following products: Melaleuca Oil T36-C5, Vitality Pack Prenatal, Renew Lotion, Proflex-20 Shake, Sol-U-Guard, Whitening Tooth Polish, Breath Away Mouth Rinse, MelaPower Laundry Detergent, Sei Bella Moisturizing Shampoo, Renew Hand Soap, and Clear Defense Hand Sanitizer, and every time I tried something new I would have some new testament as to how that specific product worked. I would read product information and then go to work doing whatever I needed to do. All the while I was documenting my changes especially in my health, my complexion, and skin. There was a drastic change from March 30th 2013 to September 14th 2013.
All I have to say is that is my story and I'm excited about Melaleuca, the products, and everything they stand for. The Wellness Company says it all!