Tuesday, May 13, 2008

Review: Melaleuca

**This is first and foremost a product review, but also a little bit of a commercial. So be forewarned.

In my efforts to detoxify and make my home more environmentally friendly and healthier for us, I recently became a customer of Melaleuca Wellness Company.

Now that I've had a chance to try their stuff, I have to say...Wow. All the products I've tried have been fabulous. Above and beyond. The items that really stand out are:

The EcoSense laundry detergent. Totally great. You only use an ounce for a normal sized load and I've been washing both our clothes and Otto's clothes in it with great results. And, it might be my imagination, but I could swear that his eczema is better. We got the "Scent Free" version so I don't know if the scented stuff smells good or anything.

EcoSense Tub and tile cleaner. This stuff is super concentrated- one bottle makes 4 spray bottles which in turn makes this stuff a super deal, money-wise. It worked great on our tub and vanity and smells faintly of lemons- not like bleach or ammonia. (Because there is none of that crap in there! Ha!) A+

Body Satin Deodorant. Love this stuff. It smells really good- subtle and fresh and decidedly NOT like a baby's butt. (Have you ever noticed that? Most women's deodorant smells like some sort of baby powder. Gross.) They have deodorant and antiperspirant but I opt for the former. I've never been a big sweater and I don't like keeping my body from doing its natural thing to keep me cool. But that's just me.

I've tried several other things: Multi-purpose cleaning wipes, botanical disinfectant (smells so yummy! And its healthy to breathe, unlike Ly$ol) , laundry stain remover, hand lotion, toothpaste, and soap. The only thing I've been less than impressed with is the "Gold Bar soap"- it does leave my skin soft but it's citrus smell reminds me too much of a citronella candle.

So here's the commercial part of the post. I'm so impressed with this company, I've signed up for the home-business side of things. Basically, that means that I can refer others as customers and then make a small commission every time they order something. And the customer reorder rate is 94%! So clearly I'm not the only one impressed with their products and service. Who knows where this will lead...whether I make any money or not, it makes me feel good that I'm doing something good for the environment and good for my family and I'm excited to help other people do the same!

1 comment:

Megan@SortaCrunchy said...

I'm still trying to decide between Melaleuca and Shaklee. I've even thought about doing the Shaklee rep thing, too! ;) If I decide to go the Melalaeuca route, I know where to find it!