Happy Melaleuca Monday!
For those of you who are new to the blog, I just recently added a new page that I call "Melaleuca Monday" where I will feature a product made by Melaleuca and give a few important facts about why it is beneficial to your health.
Just to refresh, Melaleuca is an American wellness company based in Idaho Falls, Idaho that manufactures and sells over 450 household products in their online grocery store at melaleuca.com. For those of you who have never heard of Melaleuca or why it has become such an important part of my life, you can click here.
I know what some of you are thinking... "wellness", "specialty products", "American made", "expensive and don't work"..... NOPE!!!! Melaleuca's products are sold at Walmart/Target prices and scientifically tested before they enter the market. (trust me I did the math down to the cent-per-ounce and tons of research) I'll explain how they are able to do this.
First, let me digress.... Before having my first baby, I could CARE LESS about organic anything. I ate whatever I wanted, shopped anywhere and everywhere and bought whatever looked appealing to me. Then all of the sudden, I was responsible for this precious little life that was perfect in every way. It was up to me to preserve and protect him in the best possible way. In doing that, I want to give him the most wholesome life possible and allow him to thrive in every way.
As health conscious adults, we work out, take vitamins, eat healthy, and see doctors regularly for checkups. Before having to care for someone other than myself, I thought, "what else could I possibly do to take care of myself and be healthy? There isn't anything." WRONG! I didn't realize that what I allow into my environment is a huge component of our well being and health. And that is where Melaleuca fits in. It is the missing piece to a healthy lifestyle.
According to the E.P.A. (Environmental Protection Agency) the inside of our homes are 5-7 times more toxic than outside. These toxins come from cleaners, soaps, lotions, candles, sunscreens, makeup, shampoos and conditioners, ointments, laundry detergents, and more! The EPA also says cancer is 90% environmental. This means that the products we are using in our everyday lives contain toxins and when ingested, inhaled, and consumed over time, cause cancer.
So back to how Melaleuca is able to produce toxin free products that are 100% safe for our environment at Walmart/Target prices....
Up to 63% of name brand products produced by fortune 500 companies like Proctor & Gamble, Colgate-Palmolive, Johnson & Johnson go to advertising and the middlemen (i.e. paying rent for shelf space in Walmart, Target, grocery stores, and shipping costs from their production warehouses overseas usually). This only leaves 37% of the cost to go towards ingredients. That's not much at all! So as a result, you end up getting products with cheap ingredients. Cheap ingredients often times translates into cancer causing ingredients that are toxic to your body! I will give you specific examples in these posts.
SO, Melaleuca decided to use this 63% and put it toward fresh, organic ingredients. They are able to do this by using "just-in-time" manufacturing where every product they sell is manufactured in their own US facilities within 3 weeks of a customer's order, and shipped directly to the customer's door within days. Think about that!?! When I purchase my hand soap from Melaleuca.com, I know for a fact that it was MADE within the last month with the freshest ingredients possible and without any carcinogens! This means I am guaranteed higher quality products, at the same price as going to Target, and all I am doing is switching stores. Even better, I didn't have to leave the house!
At first when someone pointed this out to me, I could really care less. I didn't have time to be concerned about where my soap or laundry detergent was coming from or when it was made, I just needed something to wash my hands and clothes! But after I started reading and researching information about common ingredients in household products that have been proven to cause cancer (triclosan, parabens, formaldehyde, etc.) along with other toxic chemicals, my thinking totally changed. For example, prior to becoming a Melaleuca customer, I had no idea that my Dial soap had a hormone disrupting chemical in it called triclosan, that has been directly linked to cancer, particularly liver tumors. Now I am absolutely amazed and relieved that Melaleuca is able to provide product replacements that are safe AND effective at a Walmart/Target price!
The Melaleuca product I want to focus on today is an antihistamine/Claritin replacement called CounterAct Allergy...
I don't know about you but this time of year, I am sneezing my head off! Allergy season is definitely upon us and like many others during this time, I can't get through the day without the help of an antihistamine. I am allergic to every tree on this earth (literally), cats, dogs, dust, pollen, every weed, the list goes on! I depend on CounterAct Allergy by Melaleuca everyday to help me fight seasonal and environmental allergies. It is made with the exact same active ingredient (Loratadine) as Claritin but without the added fillers and preservatives. Because ALL of Melaleuca's products are made within 3 weeks of ordering and are shipped directly from the factory to the customer, they do not require preservatives. Which means when I swallow this pill, I do not ingest anything but the active ingredient that my body needs, as apposed to other over the counter antihistamines that are made with "fillers" and preservatives in order to maintain a long shelf life. I don't know about you but I don't want to put anything into my body that isn't necessary! THE BEST PART is, because Melaleuca ships directly to the customer after production, (cutting the cost of a storage warehouse, transportation to stores, and rent for shelf space in stores) they are able to sell CounterAct Allergy for less than half the price of Claritin! Amazing and a win-win in my book.
This is just 1 of 450 products that Melaleuca has to offer. If you are interested in becoming a Melaleuca customer, email me at firstname.lastname@example.org
|Antihistamines have been proven to reduce sinus problems, allergies, itching due to allergies, and migraines.|
Stay well friends!
Remember, when life hands you lemons, turn them into something lovely!
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