Clean Home. Clean Stream. Clean Conscience.

English: Waterfalls are example for natural re...
English: Waterfalls are example for natural resources (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Clean.

It’s just a comfortable word. We all like clean. Keeping our homes and families clean and safe, helping protect the environment, and being responsible in our decisions and actions are priorities we all share in common. And with Melaleuca, you have a partner in “clean.”

Clean Home

The top priority for any home cleaning product should be that it works well. Melaleuca’s products are proven to be effective at keeping your home and everything in it —including you and your family—clean!

But a clean home means more than just the absence of dirt and messes. A truly clean home is also one that is free of unnecessary, toxic, chemical-based cleaners that pollute your indoor air and compromise the safety of your family.

Clean Streams

We all value the natural resources of our streams, rivers, lakes, and other waterways. But sometimes those resources are damaged by the very people who value them. Fighting this problem can begin right in your own home with what you choose to pour down your drains.

EcoSense products contain no chlorine bleach, algae-inducing phosphates, formaldehyde, ammonia, sulfamic acid, harsh alkalis, or other caustic chemicals. Instead, they rely on naturally derived, biodegradable ingredients and unique, scientifically researched formulas.

Melaleuca EcoSense clean sink

Clean Conscience

It’s one thing to have a desire to make the world a better, cleaner place. It’s another altogether to actually do something about it. With EcoSense products, your can make a real difference. A difference for the environment inside and outside your home. A difference that you can share with others. So go ahead, spread the clean conscience around.

What is the true value of having EcoSenseand Melaleuca in your home? It’s peace of mind.

Clean home.
Clean streams.
Clean conscience

It’s not just a tagline.It’s our commitment.

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Melaleuca EcoSense Products

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Melaleuca’s EcoSense® cleaners have revolutionized the way families keep their homes and environments clean. Because of Melaleuca’s chlorine-free, concentrated formulas, customers the world over are seeing the incredible value of using EcoSense products.

When Executive Director VI Jennifer Coffel and her husband, Paul, enrolled with Melaleuca in 2004, they knew they’d need to get rid of their old cleaning products.

“Paul had saved a lot on our cleaning products through some really good rebate programs, and had stockpiled a good amount in our home,” Jennifer says. “But we had just learned about what goes into so many of the cleaners out there, and we knew we had to make the switch to EcoSense. We got rid of them.”

With their store-brand cleaning products out of the house, the Coffels finally had room for Melaleuca’s cleaner, safer products.

Melaleuca Execs

Paul and Jennifer Coffel

“For the past eight years, we’ve only had Melaleuca products in our home,” Jennifer says. “And EcoSense is something I bring up in every one of my Delivering Wellness presentations. Obviously, Melaleuca is much more than a cleaning product business, butEcoSense sets us apart in so many ways.”

For Jennifer, there’s an education component to Melaleuca that she feels is important for people to hear.

Once potential customers get educated about the truth, they usually switch stores pretty easily,” Jennifer says. “Most parents don’t really understand how harmful many chemicals are, especially to little children. They haven’t realized that their child’s asthma or eczema may have come from the products they use to clean the tub or wash the dishes.

“Granted, most people don’t buy cleaning products every single month, but the savings and safetythey’ll find when they do shop for them are unbeatable. And that sets the stage for real growth in this business.”

Melaleuca believes that cleaning your home shouldn’t pollute your environment, being tough on germs shouldn’t be tough on your family, and a little prevention can save you thousands in the long run.

Protect the Environment Most Important to You: Your Home

Family preparing foodANY HOME CLEANING product’s top priority should be to work well. Melaleuca’s products are proven to be effective at keeping your home and everything in it clean. But a clean home means more than just the absence of dirt and messes. A truly clean home is also one free of unnecessary, toxic, caustic cleaners that pollute the air inside your home and compromise your family’s safety.

FOR THE KITCHEN

Diamond Brite® Dishwasher Detergent

Melaleuca cleans the kitchenCan you really get dishes clean without bleach and phosphates? Many detergents today struggle to clean well without phosphates, and nearly all use bleach. Diamond Brite’s patented formula gives you spot-free, great-looking dishes without bleach and phosphates. It blasts away stuck-on food with the power of natural enzymes, and because it contains no bleach there is no need for a childproof cap. So give your dishes a clean sparkle and give yourself peace of mind.

FOR THE BATH

Tub & Tile™ Bathroom Cleaner

Melaleuca cleansHarnessing the concentrated cleaning power of lemons, Tub & Tile melts away hard water deposits and soap scum without resorting to harmful chemical force, so you get more than a clean bathroom—you get a safer, healthier home. Melaleuca knows that more important things go in your tub than cleaners, like members of your family. So using it helps you be responsible by getting the bleach out of your home.

FOR THE LAUNDRY

MelaPower® Laundry Detergent

Melaleuca cleans laundryMelaPower’s patented formula uses naturally derived, biodegradable surfactants and enzymes to gently lift out dirt so it can be safely rinsed away. No caustic chemicals. No residues. Just clean freshness. Most grocery store brands use harsh alkaline chemicals with high pH levels to break down dirt and stains in the wash. MelaPower, on the other hand, has a pH level similar to rain water so it’s gentle on you and your clothes. Look great and feel great with Melaleuca’s exclusive, powerful laundry detergent.

FOR THE NURSERY

Sol-U-Guard Botanical® Disinfectant

Melaleuca cleans the nurseryWhich would you rather have in your home, household germs or toxic chemicals? With Sol-U-Guard Botanical you don’t have to choose. Sol-U-Guard doesn’t disinfect with caustic chemicals like chlorine bleach. Instead it uses the simple, botanical ingredients thyme oil and citric acid. There are no harmful gases or fumes and it leaves no harmful residues behind—just millions of dead germs that easily wipe away, and a mild, pleasant herbal scent.

We believe we have a responsibility to help people create clean, healthy homes and protect the environment, both inside and outside your home. You can trust that EcoSense® will never contain:

  • Chlorine Bleach
  • Ammonia
  • Phthalates
  • Formaldehyde
  • Harsh Chemicals

And we pledge to develop products that don’t need a childproof cap.

(These are only samples of the many products offered by Melaleuca. If you have a cleaning problem, chances are good that Melaleuca has the answer.)
 
To find out more about these products and how to save 30-40%, click on the link below for the free e-book “The little Green Book, For Safe And Healthy Homes”

Stop and Smell the Apples

Introducing new Apple-Scented Lemon Brite by Melaleuca

Melaleuca Lemon-Brite AppleIt’s like opening your kitchen window onto an orchard. Branches laden with crisp, tart, juicy green apples just ready to be picked. Filling your kitchen with such a refreshing fragrance, you’ll want to take a moment just to breathe it in.

For a limited time, EcoSense® is offering Lemon Brite® in an all-new Apple scent. Try it for yourself! It’s one more reason to love Lemon Brite. Our Apple scent outscored Palmolive® Fresh Green Apple and Dawn® Apple Blossom scents in fragrance preference tests. And it’s only available from Melaleuca.

Melaleuca Lemon Brite

Lemon Brite is easy to love

That’s because it does half the work before you even grab the dishcloth. Lemon Brite’s powerful, biodegradable ingredients are tough on grease and food, but gentle on your hands. And Lemon Brite’s ultra-concentrated formula saves you money, sinkful after sinkful.

Lots of mess, lots of work.

Your wash water meets a big variety of messes when you’re washing up. Grease, dried-on food, stubborn stains, and more. If your detergent isn’t up to the task, you’re stuck with a lot of scrubbing for results you’re not sure you can trust.

Lemon Brite cuts scrubbing time in half.

Powered by gentle, biodegradable grease-cutting agents, Lemon Brite starts lifting away grease and tough food stains the moment you plunge your dishes, pans, and silverware into the wash water.
In half the scrubbing time, everything in the sink will be sparkling clean.
Melaleuca Diamond Brite

Phosphate-free and still spot-free.

Diamond Brite gives you peace of mind every time you pour it into your dishwasher. You know you’ll have spotless, great-looking dishes every time. And with no phosphates or chlorine bleach, it’s safer for your home and the world around you. Clean dishes, clean streams, clean conscience. Exclusively from Melaleuca.

Typical detergents can’t handle this.

Dried-on, baked-on foods are an ordinary detergent’s nemesis. They don’t come off without a fight. If your detergent doesn’t have enough food-dissolving power, you’ll be seeing spots when the dishwasher’s done.

Diamond Brite lifts the food away. With its naturally derived enzymes and Opti-Shine™ formula, Diamond Brite quickly dissolves food stains and washes them away spotlessly. It is powerful, but so safe you don’t even need a childproof cap. And its ultra-concentrated formula means you save money with every load.

Lemon Brite® and Diamond Brite® handle the toughest food stains with ease, all thanks to their naturally derived grease- and grime-fighting power.

To find out more about these products and how to save 30-40%, click on the link below for the free e-book “The little Green Book, For Safe And Healthy Homes”

A Really Really Good Stain Remover

After almost 30 years as a professional chef, it was a constant battle to keep our chef jackets nice and white


It was so frustrating trying to keep clean


But the inevitable always happened……..some wayward stain ruining your chef jacket.


If you read any of my earlier posts you’d realise that I prefer to use cleaning and laundry products that are free of chemicals.


So whenever I get a stain on my jacket, I would pull out my Chemical-Free  Laundry Stain Remover

 

Rainbow of chemicals
Rainbow of chemicals (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

You worry about stains. You want your family to look good, and you don’t want to have to replace clothing simply because of a spill or splatter. And because you worry, you’d go to great lengths to remove stains—maybe even turning to caustic chemicals like chlorine bleach. But do you really want to put the safety of your home on the line for stain-free clothes?

With our Chemical-Free Stain Remover you can have stain-free clothes and a spot-free conscience. Imagine being able to remove more stains than ever—all without chemicals that eat away at your clothes and threaten the safety of your home and the environment. And imagine saving up to 40% or more over leading brands thanks to an ultra-concentrated formula.

Removes the Toughest Stains

Not even the three toughest types of stains—starch, protein, and grease—can stand up to the three naturally derived enzymes in this Chemical-Free Stain Remover

In fact, with its triple enzyme power, this Chemical-Free Stain Remover outperforms the top leading brands on tough stains like blood, starch (i.e. fruit juice, milk, pasta, etc), and vegetable oil.

Safer for Your Home with No Caustic Chemicals

With no caustic chemicals like chlorine bleach, Our Chemical-Free Stain Remover is safer for your home and gentle on your clothes. Its naturally derived enzymes target the stains and lift them away—without damaging or fading the fabric. You’ll feel better keeping in your home, and with its biodegradable ingredients, you’ll feel better about how you’re treating the environment.

Four-Times Concentrated to Save You Money

Each 8 fl. oz. bottle of  Chemical-Free Stain Remover makes 32 fl. oz. of stain remover. Ounce per ounce, you can save up to 40% compared to other top brands

Save the Environment by Adding Water

By going small, you’re making a big difference for the environment. All you have to do is add the water. As a result, you reduce plastic waste and save the energy it takes to ship all that extra water.

I love this stuff, it’s a really, really good stain remover and last a long time. It’s also great as a carpet stain remover.

 

To find out more about these products and how to save 30-40%, click on the link below for the free e-book“The little Green Book, For Safe And Healthy Homes”

 

Way Better Than Bleach!!

The stylized Clorox logo used on Clorox bleach...
The stylized Clorox logo used on Clorox bleach and other Clorox consumer products. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Wearing new clothes, with their bright colors and crisp fabrics, is always a thrill. But a few washes later, those clothes can look duller and fuzzier.
Talk about a disappointment. That shirt that was once the star of the show is now a faded, feeble thing in the back of the closet.

Not so with Eco-Friendly  color-safe brighteners. This stuff is way better than bleach.

Now clothes stay looking new longer. That bright red soccer jersey still draws attention. School clothes you bought in September can still look new in April.

You spend less on replacing old, fuzzy clothing, and above all, you have a certain peace of mind knowing you’ve brought no chlorine bleach or other harsh chemicals into your home


Wondering how Eco-Friendly  color-safe brighteners can do all that for you? 

Here’s how:

A TRUE Color-Safe Formula

Even some leading “color-safe” bleaches fade and wear out your clothes.
Not Eco-Friendly  color-safe brighteners . Even after 25 days of soaking in pure Eco-Friendly  color-safe brighteners , this wool sock is still as brilliant as ever. leading brand brighteners faded and deteriorated the sock. Chlorine bleach dissolved the sock completely!

No Chlorine Bleach

It’s a popular way to brighten clothes and keep odors at bay. In fact, almost 250 million gallons of chlorine bleach are sold in the U.S. every year.

But chlorine bleach takes its toll in your home and on your clothes. It eats away at fabric, wearing it out fast. And Poison Control Centers receive more calls about chlorine bleach than about any other household cleaning product.

With no chlorine bleachEco-Friendly  color-safe brighteners  are safer for your home and won’t wear out your clothes.

As Gentle to Clothes as Tap Water

Other laundry brighteners might need to be fairly high alkaline to do their job. Eco-Friendly  color-safe brighteners does not. Its pH-neutral formula is as gentle on clothes as tap water.

More Brightening Power with Less Water

Let the washing machine add the water for you.  Eco-Friendly  color-safe brighteners are usually ultra concentrated—meaning it takes less water to make it and less energy to transport it.

Eco-Friendly  color-safe brighteners Saves You Money

It’s simple—with ultra-concentrated Eco-Friendly  color-safe brighteners, you pay less per load. See for yourself: just ½ fl. oz. of Eco-Friendly  color-safe brighteners  is all you need for each load, and that’s 6-times less than the amount of Clorox® 2 you’d have to pour in.


Each bottle of Eco-Friendly  color-safe brighteners does more loads than an equivalent-sized bottle of Clorox® 2. You can save up to $46 for the same number of loads of laundry, all while keeping your clothes looking like new.

To find out more about these products and how to save 30-40%, click on the link below for the free e-book “The little Green Book, For Safe And Healthy Homes”

 

 

Top 10 Eco-Friendly Ways to Clean the House

By the Care2 staff.

Choosing environmentally friendly cleaning products — and removing toxic ones — goes a long way towards ensuring a home with fresh, clean air. Clean air renews and rejuvenates; it doesn’t pollute our lives or the environment. Living in a less toxic home, removed from neurotoxic chemicals, improves sleep and concentration, makes babies less fussy, and gives a sense of well-being. Your household’s toxic burden on the environment will be significantly reduced by following these steps, and this too can bring peace of mind.

1. LOOK UNDER YOUR KITCHEN SINK: Remove toxic products

WHY: Almost everyone in the world has a cupboard full of poisons under their kitchen sink. Wasp spray, oven cleaner, waxes and polishes—the place is full of chemicals that display the words poison, danger,warning, or caution. Small amounts of the poisons drift from, and leak out of bottles and spray bottles, which then waft around the kitchen. Household poisonings are one of the highest threats to the health of children.

HOW: Place products with signal words in a locked cupboard in storage for your community’s next Household Hazardous Pickup Day (see next tip); replace all hazardous products with safer versions in the future.

HIGHLIGHTS: No chemicals wafting into your household; safer environment for kids.

2. ABOUT HOUSEHOLD HAZARDOUS WASTE PICKUPS: Take toxic products

WHY: Hazardous materials shouldn’t be poured down the drain or thrown away in the trash as they can cause serious pollution problems in the waste stream.

HOW: Call your local recycling center, town or city hall. Most communities have at least one Household Hazardous Waste Pickup Day a year.

HIGHLIGHTS: There will be fewer toxic materials leaching out of landfills, burning in incinerators, and being washed into the waste water stream.

3. REPLACE TOXIC PRODUCTS: Choose non-toxic, biodegradable substitutes

WHY: Help reduce the toxic burden of manufacturing, your home, and the waste stream.

HOW: Read “Signal Words” on labels. The signal words poisondanger,warning, or caution, found on the label of products such as pesticides and cleaning products, are placed there by order of the federal government and are primarily for your production. In some cases these signal words are on the label because of the potential impact the product can have on the environment. Poison/danger denotes a product of most concern, one that is highly toxic, and ingesting small amounts—in some cases a few drops—can be fatal. Warning means moderately toxic, as little as a teaspoonful can be fatal; and caution denotes a product that is less toxic, one in which it would be necessary to ingest between two tablespoons and two cups to be fatal. Corrosive products can damage skin and mucous membranes, and a strong sensitizer is a chemical that can increase allergies.

HIGHLIGHTS: Labels provide information by which you can protect yourself, your family, and the environment.

4. LEARN NON-TOXIC CLEANING BASICS: How to use kitchen cupboard

ingredients

WHY: Save money, protect your health, reduce your use of valuable resources of the earth, avoid petroleum products and other non-renewable resources.

HOW: Learning to clean from scratch—making homemade recipes—can truly work if you take time to understand a bit about the chemistry behind how the materials work. Here are the five ingredients that Annie (the author of Clean & Green among other books, and Care2′s Healthy Living channel producer) finds to be the safest, most effective, and useful for cleaning.

The Five Basics for Non-Toxic Cleaning

Make sure to keep all homemade formulas well-labeled, and out of the reach of children.

Note how to safely reduce four airborne allergens in the home with these simple steps.

HIGHLIGHTS: Establish a safe, cheap and simple lifestyle.

MORE: Visit Care2.com’s Healthy Home category for many non-toxic cleaning tips. Just scroll down to Non-Toxic Cleaning.

5. OF MOPS, SPONGES, RAGS, AND OTHER ACCESSORIES: Natural, reusable

WHY: Reduce your use of non-renewable resources; avoid products with potentially harmful ingredients such as sponges with antibacterial ingredients; reuse old shirts as rags and more. Use cloth rags instead of paper towels to save trees. Save money!

HOW: Look at your purchase of mops, paper towels, sponges, buckets, vacuums, and more with an eye towards their durability, health and environmental impact. If you must use paper towels buy recycled, unbleached paper.

HIGHLIGHTS: Reusable mops, rags instead of paper, safe sponges, HEPA vacuums all work towards providing your home and environment with fresh, clean air, and reduce your consumption of nonrenewable resources.

6. LEARN ABOUT YOUR WATER: Is it hard or soft?

WHY: With hard water you will most likely need to clean with a detergent instead of a soap to avoid soap scum.

HIGHLIGHTS: Choosing the right product for the right job reduces time and resources.

7. DISINFECTANTS? CHLORINE BLEACH? Look for alternatives

WHY: Just as antibiotics are causing drug resistance, so too are disinfectants. Chlorine bleach can cause cancer causing chemicals to form in the waste water stream. Here is more information about chlorine and the home.

HOW: Make a safer antibacterial spray by using these suggestions. Read here about toxic sponges.Visit your natural food store and ask for their recommended chlorine beach alternative. Seventh Generation and other brands offer alternatives that work.

HIGHLIGHTS: A healthier home and healthier environment.

8. CONSERVE WATER

WHY: Clean water is one of our most precious and diminishing resources and we don’t want to waste it.

HOW: Don’t run the water unless you are using it or catching it in a bucket for use; sweep instead of wet mop when possible; put a tracking matt at the door to collect mud and dust so you will need to wash the floor less; etc. Use common sense.

HIGHLIGHTS: Do your part to preserve the earth’s precious resources.

9. CLEAN INDOOR AIR WITH PLANTS

WHY: Plants have been found to reduce indoor air pollution!

HIGHLIGHTS: Plants clean the air and provide more oxygen too!

10. USE YOUR SENSES: Smell, feel, hear

WHY: If you use your nose you will know when food is rotten, when dog beds need to be cleaned, when toxic chemicals may be leaking from old product bottles, and more. If you use your sense of touch you will know when doorknobs are sticky, the floor needs washing, etc. If you allow your senses to be your guide you will stay on top of cleaning jobs that need to be attended to.

HOW: Listen to what your senses are telling you

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