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Melaleuca Cleaning Products

This summer Melaleuca sponsored a few bloggers to EVO – a social media conference that we put on with MomitForward.com. The kind folks from Melaleuca hooked me up with a few products to try as I expressed my love for natural cleaning products. 🙂

Here are a few of my favorites:

Clear Power – Window Glass Cleaner

I’ve tried several natural window glass cleaners that left quite a few streaks. Their window cleaner does a great job and leaves my windows streak free. What I love about having a natural window cleaner is that it’s safe for my kids. Cleaning the windows is their favorite chore to help with so I’m glad that they don’t spend it inhaling chemicals.

Most window cleaners have ammonia in them which is actually harmful to your lungs even in small amounts. This glass cleaner has distilled vinegar among other natural ingredients.

I also used it on my stainless steal kitchen appliances and on the faucets and fixtures in my bathrooms.

I pulled the price comparison from their site:

Solu-Guard – anti-bacterial spray

What I love about this is that it’s natural, yet it can destroy things . . . but not my kids. It’s made from Thyme and Citric Acid and has been approved by the EPA to kill 99.9% of the “common household germs” (Staph, E-coli, Salmonella, Strep, Pseudomonas Aeruginosa, Poliovirus type 1, Influenza A, Rhinovirus 37). I love spraying my counter tops down with this before bed, it makes me feel like I’ve done my job in the battle to have a clean kitchen. Even if it’s cluttered -at least I’ve destroyed whatever bacteria took up residence on my counter during the day. Oh, and I put it to the test as well when my friend’s child puked all over my floor. It did wonders – especially on the smell.

Diamond Brite – Dish Detergent

I have had a pretty bad “streak” with my last few dish detergents that I’ve tried. Cascade (even the ninja style Cascade Complete) leaves my dishes so chalky, Seventh Generation does the same – even with a rinse agent. I tried the Diamond Brite dish soap (skeptically) and it seriously solved my problems. My dishes are looking good again. I think I’m a tough customer because I’ve got hard water, but their dish detergent did the trick.

Diamond Brite works without chlorine bleach, phosphates or a highly alkaline formula. When I read that I thought it was a typo. I’m not a scientist, but I thought alkaline would be better than acidic right? I guess I was wrong. (but don’t ask me to explain that science to you!)

Tub & Tile

Works great – it did better than Method Tub and Tile, but I have to say that I miss Method’s “Spa inspired scents”.

Overall I really like that I can mix my own product and that it will last me forever. I read that all of the people who used Tub and Tile last year saved 175,000 pounds of plastic from going to the landfill based on the fact that they have the concentrate to mix and refill in the recyclable spray bottle.

Wishlist
My wishlist? I wish that the Melaleuca products came in more scents. And let’s be honest . . . I know it’s petty . . . but I do love me some pretty packaging. That’s where Method has got me. Their pretty little packages. But if I’m to strip that away and go product to product, in most cases I’d choose the Melaleuca product. But really . . . I could DRINK the eucalyptus mint scent from Method . . . or wash my hair in it or something. Just sayin’.

Parting Thoughts
I’d give their entire cleaning line 4/5 stars and I’d continue to purchase the product – and feel better about what I’m putting into my house and into the environment.

Disclosure; Melaleuca provided me the cleaning products to try . . . because I asked to try them. 🙂

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  1. Tonya 01/05/2014 at 4:37 pm

    I agree with Rachael, while I love <3 the smell of Sol-U-Mel, there are a few other products that I am not that crazy about, such as Melamagic Heavy Duty Cleaner. I am not ordering that one again. I personally love the herbal deodorant too and I have seen where others do not. I have breast cancer in my family and have tried to avoid aluminum antiperspirants at all cost. I think that the company should expand the scents. I just hope they use essential oils and not "perfumes".

  2. Jennifer 11/13/2013 at 9:51 am

    You should try the Sol-U-Mel lemon blossom scent. It has the most amazing smell. I spray it in my air return vent just so that I can smell it throughout my house…….oh and it does have a purpose too…it kills bacteria in the air. My husband suffers from a condition called Cluster Headaches, so it has been a struggle over the past 10 years to find products that he can tolerate with his headaches and extremely senstitive sense of smell. So far he loves all of the Melaleuca product smells, and I love that they work and smell wonderful.

  3. Karri 10/25/2010 at 1:10 pm

    Melaleuca does have great products! I have been using them for a year now and they have made so much difference in our home with the safer, natural products at discount prices! They are having a special this month thru the end of October….Only $1 for the wholesale membership(normally $29). If you know of anyone that would like more info. please have them contact me asap at karri@safe4urfamily.com
    Thanks so much,
    Karri

  4. Anna Fernando 10/23/2010 at 11:45 pm

    I use Melaleuca Tub and Tile now. I like the Daily Shower cleaner scent. It smells better than the tub and tile. I use another kind of dish detergent. I use the lemon one and I really like their laundry detergent and fabric softener. I have had the laundry detergent since April and I still have a lot. I would like to try the other ones you mentioned above.

  5. Breanne 10/22/2010 at 3:48 am

    What’s up with you? I just read that you went Jan (from the Brady Bunch) on your house… your domestic side is coming alive!