Clean Home. Clean Stream. Clean Conscience.

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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.

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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.

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.

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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.

Melaleuca: Where Caring for the Environment Comes Naturally

A Melaleuca graphic for MelaPowerMelaleuca’s outlook is simple: We believe in providing highly effective products with minimal environmental impact by using the best science and nature have to offer. Whenever possible, we look for safer, naturally derived formulas that give our products a competitive edge, and give you peace of mind.

Minimal environmental impact

We take seriously our responsibility to help people create clean, healthy homes and to protect the environment—both outdoors and inside your home. Wherever possible our innovative products utilize naturally derived, biodegradable ingredients that are even more effective than the grocery store brands without damaging the environment. And our super-concentrated products mean we use less plastic, less fuel and less water, which is good for all of us.

Best of science and nature

Melaleuca uses technology in our cleaning products that is different and far superior to that of our competitors. Rather than breaking down grime and stains with harsh chemical reactions, Melaleuca’s technology dissolves stains and dirt so that they can simply be rinsed away. Melaleuca uses a combination of natural enzymes, solvents and surfactants to dissolve dirt and stains. The enzymes break down stains naturally, but without sacrificing effectiveness.

Safer formulas

As we strive to help you achieve total wellness, Melaleuca is dedicated to bringing you safer products.Our formulas will never contain chlorine bleach, ammonia or other harsh, caustic chemicals. Developing friendly formulas for you and the environment is why we can offer products that don’t need childproof caps. Best of all, these safer formulas outperform the competition.

Responsibility to future generations

We hope and believe that many generations will follow ours, and we have a responsibility to each of them. Rapidly damaging the earth, our streams, our lakes, our forests and our oceans is easy. But it may take decades and huge costs to repair that damage, if it can be repaired at all. We believe preserving the earth for future generations is not only the responsible thing to do, but also a moral obligation to those who will surely follow us.

Melaleuca works hard to deliver only the highest-quality products. We promise to always lead the way in concentrating products, using the safest and best ingredients available, and formulating products to minimize adverse impact on the environment. Whenever possible, we will use natural substitutes that meet our quality standards for effectiveness, and deliver products that represent a better value for our customers

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”

How’s The Air Quality In Your Home?

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Most people are aware of the dangers of outdoor air pollution, but did you know that indoor air quality can be even worse?

Indoor air pollution is typically two-to-five times worse than the air outdoors. And since 90% of our time is spent indoors, indoor air quality is one of the EPA’s top five environmental public health risks.

Health complications from air pollution include asthma, coughing, wheezing, shortness of breath, lung inflammation and susceptibility to infections. In fact, 75% of Americans live with someone who suffers from asthma, allergies or other respiratory illness.

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EcoSense provides safer, gentler products that give you and your family peace of mind while cleaning. For example, Diamond Brite® is powered by natural enzymes and provides an alternative to chlorine bleach when washing your dishes. Also, compare Tub & Tile™ with Tilex Bathroom Cleaner. Tub & Tile is powered by citric acid instead of chlorine bleach, and it has no harsh fumes. You don’t have to leave the windows open or wear a respirator every time you clean the bathroom.

Avoid polluting your indoor air by removing harsh chemicals and the fumes that come with them from your home. You don’t have to sacrifice clean for safety. EcoSense® has a line of products that will get your home sparkling without poisoning the air.

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Did You Know?

Outside air pollution can cause a variety of environmental effects such as acid rain, haze, ozone depletion, and forest damage. EcoSense products are 2x, 4x, even 6x concentrated, which means shipping less water and taking up less space. All of that helps reduce the amount of air pollution caused by fossil fuel-burning trucks.

The dangers of store brands

Most grocery store brands of cleaning, dish and laundry products use harsh chemicals like chlorine bleach, ammonia, phosphates, and phthalates. These everyday cleaners may create unhealthy air through a process known as “out-gassing,” where fumes escape the product or give off toxic fumes during use.

With Melaleuca’s EcoSense products you don’t have to be concerned that the vapor coming from your dishwasher contains harsh fumes like chlorine gas. You can still get your home, laundry and dishes clean, but also have peace of mind.

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

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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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