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Winter Cleaning Tips - Rustic Touch

(Please read our disclaimer)

The Melaleuca Wellness Guide tells us that home is where we are most likely to be exposed to toxic chemicals. After all we spend 80 to 90% of our time indoors, most of that at home. This fact is important when you understand that in one five-year study the EPA found that airborne chemical levels in homes were as much as seventy times higher inside than outside. Exposure to toxic indoor air may have a devastating effect on our health. One fifteen year study found that women who worked at home had a 54% higher death rate from cancer than women who had jobs outside the home. The study concluded that the increased death rate was due to daily exposure to the hazardous chemicals found in ordinary products. Tightly sealed energy efficient homes, along with keeping windows and doors tightly closed during cold weather, can increase the concentration of toxic chemicals.

The U.S. Army warns against using aerosol cleaners, furniture polish, and air fresheners. Aerosol sprays suspend chemicals in the air that then enter into our lungs.

A variety of furniture polishes are known to cause poisoning by inhalation or ingestion.

Rustic Touch

One of the first things we notice when using Rustic Touch is that the finish stays polished and cleaner longer. Dust is repelled. Non-aerosol, nonflammable Rustic Touch does not contain hazardous solvents, petroleum distillates, or chemical propellants. 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.

Using safer EcoSense products instead of caustic store brands reduces our exposure to toxic chemicals. And opening a window or door whenever possible improves the air quality of our homes.

~ Richard M Barry

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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.

Winter Cleaning / Rustic Touch Reviews

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


I absolutely LOVE my Rustic Touch. It has a fresh scent, and it's not just for wooden furniture. I use it in my car as a replacement for Armor-All. I spray my fake plants to clean and shine the leaves. And I also use it on our stainless steel appliances because it helps prevent fingerprint marks. I also use it as leather cleaner for our couch and love-seat. The couch and loveseat get scratches very easily, everything from fingernail scratches, pet claws, or anything that rubs against it. Instead of using the leather cleaner that came with the furniture, I use the Rustic touch. It removes the scratches, cleans and SHINE'S the leather. I have found that many of Melaleuca's products have multiple uses, and I LOVE the fact they go over and above to make sure we are saving money on products we use on a daily, weekly and monthly basis.

~ Pam

I have a cleaning business and have had great success with Rustic Touch on furniture, of course, but also on stainless steel appliances. It leaves a beautiful shiny surface, not to mention it's safe to use! It works beautifully on TV bases, where the surface is smooth and black. (Dust is very noticeable on dark surfaces). Spray the smooth surface with Rustic Touch; you'll get a completely dust-free surface, every time. And shiny, too!

~ Lynn

When I first used Rustic Touch I thought of it as an amazing furniture polish. I am so impressed with how it keeps dust at bay. I used it on my furniture before leaving on a two-week vacation; when I came home I could see that I didn't need to dust again! Since then I have used it in many applications. It works on squeaky wheels, stubborn labels, and cleaner for leather and vinyl furniture, purses and accessories. But my favorite is a waterproof coating for leather footwear! I have a pair of winter boots that are in their 3rd winter. Even in wet, snowy Canadian climates they look as good as new! My leather walking shoes take a beating, but they never let the water in.

~ Faith

I have been a Melaleuca customer for over four years and have many favorite products. The Rustic Touch is one of them. Part of spring cleaning in our home includes the wood blinds so I use the Rustic Touch and a microfiber cloth. The wood shines and is rejuvenated when I'm done. I also use Rustic Touch to polish the leather furniture and it does a great job!

Thank you Melaleuca and RM Barry!

~ Elizabeth

I find great satisfaction in using Rustic Touch on my furniture. It makes each piece look brand new. My husband built our home nearly twenty-five years ago and has always taken great pride in our oak wood trim and cabinets. Rustic Touch keeps the wood looking brand new. It is also great when put on a soft cloth and used to wipe down the dash of the car. Looks and smells new. Rustic Touch is another great gift from Melaleuca. Thank you Melaleuca! And thank you Mr. Barry for your great articles and encouraging testimonials that reinforce our trust in our great products!

~ Starlene

I don't know why I did this, but I had just gotten all stainless steel appliances and was also using the Rustic Touch, so I wiped the refrigerator to get rid of fingerprints! Wow, I didn't have to do it again for another 2 weeks. It works beautifully to remove the fingerprints on stainless steel.

~ Grayce


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