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Honesty and value
Posted by Bitter Sweet on 07/25/2006
MANCHESTER, CONNECTICUT -- Melaleuca (The wellness company) is by far the BEST company I have ever seen! All the products do what they claim, Customer service is excellent and knowledgable, and the company really does care about the customer.

I have been a customer for a few years, and my health is steadily improving through their products. My dentist now compliments me on my oral care! I no longer need to take antihistamines, and my bursitis and arthritis only bothers me occassionally, while the doctor can no longer see any inflammation! My skin is healthy and younger-looking and the mild asthma I suffered is GONE. Dandruff is history, along with dry skin and cracked fingertips.

I feel good also, that all my cleaning products do not harm the envirnment or my lungs & sinuses.
Also, the cleaning products cost less than in the grocery store!

Twice (in 3 years) a product has been delivered in an opened or damaged condition, and once they sent the wrong product. I call and they send a new one Immediately. Always they have a money back/replacement guarantee that they faithfully honor.

Thank-you Melaleuca!

     
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Posted by Slimjim on 2006-07-25:
I know someone who is always into an MLM business and from what I've seen, Melaleuca may be the best MLM company to try. The matrix allows more "joes" to make a little money and the stuff he says is decent. That being said, I also believe the only people who make any real money at ANY MLM's are those who own the company or are such great salespersons, they could make a great living selling anything. It seems these top directors or whatever they are designated make some good change on these tapes and seminars they sell too.
Posted by Bitter Sweet on 2006-07-26:
I don't "sell" Melaleuca subscriptions. I only buy the products because I love them. I think you are right about MLM's though, some people do very well - but I'm not one of them, nor is the person who told me about it or the person who told her. Yet the lady I'm renting a cottage from this summer happens to be a "director" and is making a bit of money.
My comment was mostly to let people know that there are some good honest companies out there who do care about the customer and have good products that live up to their hype.
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Melaleuca Is A Scam
Posted by Freddy1 on 03/02/2009
IDAHO FALLS, IDAHO -- My wife got scammed into signing up for this after a so called “friend” saw her on Face book. She no sooner said hi when she was cajoling her into joining this pyramid scheme. That’s how they make their money, signing as many people as they can. Besides having outrageous prices ($26 for nothing more that a 16oz. bottle of glorified Lysol, or over $70 a month for their non FDA approved vitamins, $20 for 10 breakfast bars), when inquiring how to get out of this scheme, I got hassled by a snotty saleslady ("Director') out of Blaine, MN. who called the cops on me for asking honest questions about how to quit which she wouldn’t answer! Plus they automatically charge your credit card a $60 minimum a month even if you don’t order anything.

They just pick out some crap and send it. From what I read on other posts, it's very difficult to quit this pyramid scheme, having to send them certified letters and hoping it reaches the right people.

I would definitely steer clear of this outfit.
     
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Posted by Anonymous on 2009-03-02:
My wife uses some of the cleaners from Melaluca,also used to get multivitamins from them
Posted by zen8114 on 2009-03-12:
I have been a customer for over 4 years. My first year alone, I saved over $600 because I simply switched stores. the products are safer, more economical and I find myself going to the store less, thus reducing the number of "impulse purchases" that stores depend on. I have had people cancell thier memberships with great ease either by mail or fax! When an unwanted order is received, you may send it back. Also, the company does not automatically take people's credit informaiton and randomly chage them. There must be a signature at the bottom of the memebrship agreement. I feel sorry for those people who have had such problems because this company has truly changed my life for the better.
Posted by TeresaL on 2009-05-17:
I want to comment on this complaint made by a gentleman who claims his wife was "scammed" into signing up. I've been a member for about 3 months and I never experienced anything like this at all. This is why I feel so compelled to make a post on this site -- its quite the opposite of what I experienced signing up with Melaleuca.

First of all, it was up to me whether I wanted to be a preferred member or go into sales. When I told my representative I didn't want to go into sales, she didn't pressure me. If I did want to go into sales, there was a ton of information about it in the membership packet and online.

I do understand there are some excellent benefits to signing up others as it can overall reduce the amount you pay on your monthly order. I also understand that some people make a good living selling these products as well. But its not like the products are bogus or a scam -- they sell reasonably priced safe products for the same or better price you would pay at Target. So many people have told me these products have genuinely helped them because they really work and they don't have dangerous chemicals that hurt your health -- and the supplements are of premium quality for the same price you would pay at Target or Walgreens.

Also, I don't feel the gentleman posting here understands that most of the Melaleuca cleaning products are meant to be deluted. So, if you buy the 16 oz. bathroom cleaner (which costs $5.69 preferred customer price), that actually makes 4 full-size spray bottles full of bathroom cleaner. You can do the math at how much money it really costs compared to Lime Away. Additionally, it works as well as Lime Away, and its SAFE.

The Lysol-like cleaner he refers to is actually Sol U Mel, and its a multi-purpose cleaner that most people rave about. One 16 oz bottle costs around $25.00, but its meant to make 4 spray bottles of cleaner. Not only that, 1 capful can be mixed with 10 - 16 oz of water in a spray bottle to work as a minty air freshener, which also safely kills bacteria in the air or on sheets and furniture. I have used this cleaner on dog vomit on my white carpet, and it took up the stain right away -- when other cleaners left the stain and smell.

When you sign up as a preferred member, you agree to purchase a certain amount of product per month to keep your membership. If you don't, they will send you products YOU SIGNED UP FOR TO RECEIVE. They don't send you just anything -- its all stuff you selected to receive when you applied for membership in the event you forget to place your order -- it's meant to be an auto ordering system so you will always have your supplements.

When I signed up with Melaleuca, my representative told me this upfront, and she helped me choose the products that I would receive if I failed to make a purchase. Otherwise, I could cancel my membership at anytime. You can find this information on the membership packet by calling them directly -- the number is on their website or on the membership materials.

Because this gentleman misunderstands so much about Melaleuca, it honestly sounds like he has not communicated with his wife about what exactly she was offered -- or she hasn't told him all the details. Regardless, there are many posts on the internet about how Melaleuca has helped so many people with some excellent quality products. Myself personally, I found out many of my friends and family have used their products at one point and loved most of them -- and I never knew this before I signed up. Again, keep in mind that I don't sell Melaleuca products -- I'm just your average member. I've only ordered products from them 3 times, and I already love many of them (read my review on this site for a little more detail).
Posted by Skye on 2010-02-19:
Moved From Other Review: Is this an advertisement? Sounds like it to me.
Posted by jktshff1 on 2010-02-19:
Moved From Other Review: And not very well written.
Posted by Slimjim on 2010-02-19:
Moved From Other Review: I had been recruited into Melaleuca years ago and I will say this, I still think it is one of the better multi level marketing gigs out there to try. That being said though, I also think MLMs in general, including this one, are presented with sensationalism and unrealistic expectations. Listen all people >>>> MLMs are sales- and not easy ones. The "anyone can do it" line is a farce. Only VERY, VERY GOOD salespeople can make their money in MLMs and those selective few talented sales people can make their money selling anything to be frank.
I agree with many points Jim lists except one glaring one-
"prices better for equivalent products"
The prices are extremely high compared to store brand products of COMPARABLE quality. All those high Directors can spout all that nonsense they want at these meetings about patents and $4 bars of soap which last forever (in reality, the same as a 79 cent bar of Dial). Fact is, their stuff is flat out expensive.
Between that fact and many people run out of family and friends to peter quickly into joining, this like all other MLMS, sets you up to fail IMHO.
Posted by jimbo in j hts on 2010-02-19:
Moved From Other Review: Replying to a post about the "scam". It is a multi level marketing company and you should be told that in the bgeginning. You are also told that you cdan either just buy products, buy at a discounted rate, or try to make a business out of it. You are also told that in order to make it a business you are required to purchase 35 points ( approx $45-50) per month in products. You can chose whatever you like, toothpaste, vitamins, household cleaners, cold remedies, cremes, dishwashing liquid etc. - thing s you normally buy at the supermarket. You fill in a back up order which they will automatically send you if you do not shop that month. It is items you have selected as a back up order. It is all clear and in the open. Now the three main questions are: Are the products any good? Can you make money selling them? Can you cancel your membership? The answer to all three is a resounding "YES". Good products, delivered to your door, prices better for equivalent products at the market and an opt out clause sound like a plus to me.

In regards to the vitamins they have a patent pending process caled oligfructose that promote absorbtion 10x greater than other brand vitamins and protect anti oxidant vitamins 5x better. An example you would havde to take 33 Centrum to get the amount of Vitamin C or Copper that you get from a twice dailoy pre packaged vitality pack. They offer a 90 day guarantee money back if you are not satisified. So they give you outs and guarantees. Don't think it qaulifies as a scam. I will get back here after I am into it for awhile and let you know the deal.....honest and straightforward.
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Great Quality Products: No pressure on Membership
Posted by TeresaL on 05/17/2009
MINNEAPOLIS, MINNESOTA -- Melaleuca is a wellness company that sells some really great safe, economical products. I was offered an opportunity to sell Melaleuca, but I wasn't interested so I became a "preferred customer" member. I paid around $25 for a membership to get preferred pricing on all their products -- otherwise I would pay the regular price shown on their site.

Our representative told us that what is so special about Melaleuca supplements is they have a patented formula which allows the body to absorb them substantially more as opposed to the kind you buy locally in stores. Regardless, because Melaleuca's vitamins and supplements are comparible in price to the ones you buy at Target or Walgreens, we figured we would try them anyway since we already spend around the same amount of money on them anyway.

My elementary-age daughter has AD/HD, and we are so far trying the Provex, Prenatal Omega 3 and children's multi vitamins. She is a really picky eater, and she actually likes the taste of the vitamins.

My husband is just like my daughter in that he has some focus issues. He was really skeptical about all the hype on taking a bunch of extra supplements. Regardless, he decided to try the Unforgettables along with the men's version of Vitality multi vitamins. He now swears by the Unforgettables and only after taking them one month doesn't want to go without them. He says he overall feels much better taking both of these products -- and this doesn't' surprise me because he's not much of a fruits and vegetable eater.

Because I'm a new member, I get to choose some free, full-size samples every month. I've liked most of the products I've tried. I like the citrus version of the antibacterial soap, bathroom cleaner as well as the Sol U Mel cleaner. The Simply Fit Real Cheese Crackers were really yummy too, although I will say I'm not sure I would buy them again since they are $3.99 a box and I didn't feel they were low in fat, had no fiber in them along with 420 mg sodium per serving. They have a "Harvest Grain" cracker that I might want to try though -- with 2 grams fiber per serving.

Additionally, I had no idea so many people I know have tried their products. Every single person who has used them has sworn they were excellent products. My sister loves their Melaleuca oil and loved using their products. A woman I met at my daughter's dance studio swears by the Renew Hand Lotion, and asked me to piggy-back a bottle on my order if I ever run into a situation where I don't have enough points for the month. Another friend I know swears by the Sol U Mel -- and I had no idea these people ever even knew about Melaleuca until I mentioned that I signed up.

I want to comment on a previous complaint made by a gentleman on this site regarding Melaleuca. He claims his wife was "scammed" into signing up. I never experienced anything like this at all, and that is why I feel so compelled to make a post on this site. It was up to me whether I wanted to be a preferred member or go into sales. When I told my representative I didn't want to go into sales, she didn't pressure me.

I do understand there are some excellent benefits to signing up others as it can overall reduce the amount you pay on your monthly order. I also understand that some people make a good living selling these products as well. But its not like the products are bogus or a scam -- they have really genuinely helped a lot of people because they don't have dangerous chemicals that hurt your health.

Also, I don't feel the gentleman posting understands that most of the products are meant to be deluted. So, if you buy the 16 oz. bathroom cleaner (which costs $5.69 preferred customer price), that actually makes 4 full-size spray bottles full of bathroom cleaner. You can do the math at how much money it really costs compared to Lime Away. Additionally, it works as well as Lime Away, and its SAFE.

Additionally, when you sign up as a preferred member, you agree to purchase a certain amount of product per month to keep your membership. If you don't, they will send you products YOU SIGNED UP FOR TO RECEIVE. They don't send you just anything -- its all stuff you selected to receive in the event you forgot to place your order -- it's meant to be an auto ordering system so you will always have your supplements. As a customer, my representative told me this upfront, and we chose the products that I would receive if I failed to make a purchase. Otherwise, I could cancel my membership at anytime. You can find this information by calling them directly -- the number is on their website or on the membership materials.

It honestly sounds like this gentleman has not communicated with his wife about what exactly she was offered -- or she hasn't told him all the details.

Regardless, there are many posts on the internet about how Melaleuca has helped so many people with some excellent quality products. Again, keep in mind that I don't sell Melaleuca products -- I'm just your average member. I've only ordered products from them 3 times, and I already love these products.
     
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Posted by dwilliams on 2013-11-25:
Melaleuca is awesome! It's too bad that people post melaleuca complaints online because they did not pay attention. It is nice to see a positive melaleuca review telling people the truth about melaleuca. When people get mad about something they agreed to in the first place does not make a acceptable complaint. I hope people see this and realize how wonderful melaleuca is.
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