What do you think?
Are they non toxiC?
I checked out the site and couldn't find any ingredients listed to verify that?
Made me uneasy about the company.
I buy non toxic cleaning products as needed, but I've found that one gentle all purpose cleaner does almost everything. Buying a different product to clean every aspect of your house is a bit of a scam (IMO)
What would you need to buy on a monthly basis?
I have a thing of dish soap and a bottle or orange cleaner
some tub cleaner
and a 10lb box of baking soda
For laundry I bought a 50lb box of biokleen
I haven't needed to replace any of those items in 6 months or longer!
What am I forgetting to clean?
For my part, I have exactly three cleaning things:
vinegar- I have spray bottles in the kitchen and bathroom and give things a spray for quick cleaning
baking soda- to mix with laundry soap, and to clean the toilet bowl
my steam buggy thing- cleans bathrooms, mops floors, cleans kitchen, etc.
mom to one glorious sweetpea born 10/18/2007.
They put tea tree oil in everything (or almost everything)
I don't care if it is a NATURAL antibacterial, I think putting it in everything you use to clean with is just as bad as Triclosan in everything. And think it's wrong to market it as healthier. It may be healthier than Clorox, but plain old vinegar & baking soda work on almost everything.
sorry for the small soap box rant:
Oh yes, one reason my mom is sold on it is the fact that it lasts sooo long bc it is highly concentrated.
What is a steam buggy? Interested to hear about that.
It looks like a really tiny canister vaccum. The canister holds water in a pressurized container. When you turn it on, it heats the water, and shoots it out through the wand and out whichever nozzle you pick- there's one for scrubbing, one for just cleaning, a floor brush, a carpet brush, and a squeegie. The thing is, obviously, hot because it's pure steam coming out.
This thing can clean everything, and the first time I used it on my disgusting rented apartment a few years ago, it was pretty impressive. After you steam, you wipe the gunk that it frees with a rag. It's perfect for toilets (don't have to touch or scrub anything), little spaces around sinks, and it's great on basically anything you want super clean.
One reservation I have, though, is the whole antibacterial effect. Basically, using this thing is like boiling your bathroom in water for a while- it indiscriminately wipes out all germs and bacteria. For that reason, I usually wash the bathroom with vinegar each week and save the steaming for once a month.
OH! One more thing. We had a rampant case of fleas over the weekend. I mean bad. I'm still scratching at the huge number of bites I have. But, the steam buggy can basically kill fleas in mattresses and carpets. So we got rid of them.
Okay, enough advertising! I don't sell these things, really.
mom to one glorious sweetpea born 10/18/2007.
LaLa- I got mine here: http://www.sewingmachinestore.com/steamsteammo.html
I really love it for what I use it for, but if you feel like you're going to use it a lot for big jobs, I would suggest getting a better one- they have ones now that you can refill while it's on. (The problem with mine is that when you run out of steam, you have to wait five minutes to refill or else it will create a volcano like thing of hot water when you remove the top on the tank. Not good).....
They ARE rather expensive, though. I got mine with my tax return because I'd wanted one since they were showing them on infomercials (unfortunate side effect of insomnia- I also wanted an ionic breeze for a while until I read that they were worthless. ) but couldn't afford one. I guess the reasoning that I used for finally getting was that it would pay for itself since I wouldn't have to buy cleaners or mops or anything anymore (this was when I was into lysol, etc. )
Anyway, now I'm just rambling. Any questions, feel free to ask.
mom to one glorious sweetpea born 10/18/2007.
I saw the site ad on the Mothering homepage for MOMSwin, which is all about the Melaleuca opportunity. However, I took my time responding to the at least ten e-mails I received after first requesting the info, didn't give a phone number just for that reason. Once I finally replied, I finally got the info about what the "company" was, which they wouldn't tell me in the first 10 e-mails, as well as a basic gist of the business opportunity. I am interested in finding a home-based business opportunity, but am not impressed by the seemingly automated e-mails that were sent to me once I requested info, especially after I replied and asked specific questions. I am still wondering if there really is a real "Mom" on the other end of those e-mails !
The products sound okay - I checked out the Melaleuca website too - but there are no retail prices listed. I thought the products were available online. So, the whole opportunity seems iffy. I agree, tea tree oil in EVERYTHING seems a bit overkill. Haven't tried the products recently, but in 1999 I tried some at my brother's house, and I was not impressed with them.
The lady was also very push and made me feel really dumb with not wanting to sign up in the first place. Then she basically did a begging on behalf of the friend of mine she was showing for. She only needs two more sign ups, blah, blah, blah.
Personally it was not for me. The products seemed to work well though.
This steam buggy thing sounds pretty cool!
I also did not know that they do not list ingredients - I will not buy anything that doesn't have them listed- ewwwhhh!
You never know what you will end up with! LOL!
And I do not know anyone that spends $50 a month on cleaners and makeup, etc.
I thought it was a little expensive!!
The truest answer to violence is love. The truest answer to death is life. The only prevention for violence is for the heart to have no violence within it. We cannot prevent evil through any system devised by mankind. But we can grapple with evil and defeat it, but only with love—real love.
Now, non-toxic does not mean chemical free, it means that there are no toxic chemicals, the kind that are carcinogens and can hurt you and irritate your skin, eyes, etc and are also harmful to the environment as they don't break down. What they have done is mixed the natural with science to determine what works the best.
While tea tree oil is in a lot of their products, it is not in all of them. The cosmetics do not have any, the vitamins do not have any, after that it depends on the product whether or not it has tee tre oil in it. Now, they have been continually changing and improving their products over the last few years, so they may have changed since someone here last tried them.
As far as ingrediants on the bottle, I have looked on my product bottles and some have everything that's in them and some don't, so if anyone has any questions on something, let me know and I can call the company.
All I can give is my testimony that I am getting stains out of my carpet that have been there for 6 years, I'm using the same detergent on my daughters clothes and ours with no irritation to her skin, her "bumpy" skin problem is going away thanks to the lotion, and I don't get headaches from cleaning anymore.
Okay, that's all. I just wanted to share what I thought and maybe clear up some confusion. Oh, one last note: I apologize to the person who didn't hear from a live person when she inquired about this. I promise there are real moms on the other end (at least, there are supposed to be)! I hope I didn't make this sound like an "ad", that isn't what I wanted to do.
I'm happy with what I buy from Melaleuca. I hate shopping in stores, so I'm happy with the mail order. I don't love every product, but I'm really pleased with most of them. I don't think any company does a full line of products that I love, but there are a few who get it about 80% right in my books.
I thought about the biz aspect of it, and i guess its not working out for me because I'm too damn honest and not very pushy LMAO.
Ok, there's my 2 cents.
I actually signed up to be a Preferred Customer or whatever, my mom is one and raves about their laundry stuff. I was having trouble getting daddy and little boy stains out : of the clothes and needed a new detergent. Anyway, long story short, I had to stop buying the stuff because the $50/month was not gonna work in our budget for what I needed to actually use. So my mom gets me stuff and sends it down when I am low.
I'll say this about the things I've tried:
laundry items ~ great, get stains out, make clothes whiter after several washes
personal items (soap, toothpaste, etc) ~ yuck. reeks (especially their Gold Bar soap). toothpaste makes teeth feel slippery....or something to that effect.
vitamins ~ decent stuff, but expensive.
representatives ~ pushy. mine wouldn't stop emailing me all this motivational stuff even though I signed up JUST as a customer not to start my own business. annoying.
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