Natural Insect Repellent – Melaleuca 1, Bugs 0


So, its Summer…

With summer comes bugs… and with bugs come bites. Normally, our only options are to slather ourselves in chemical-ridden bug sprays or offer up our blood as a sacrifice to the pests while we attempt to enjoy the outdoors. Not anymore!


Melaleuca brings customers a family-friendly insect repellent that is all natural, DEET-free, and dermatologist tested.

Harnessing the power of five essential oils, Melaleuca’s new Natural Insect Repellent keeps biting bugs at bay. Not only does it work to deter fleas and ants, it’s 99% effective against ticks and mosquitos, so you can get out and enjoy nature with confidence.

And because it contains no harsh chemicals, it’s safe for your kids, your dog and the environment.


All-natural and DEET-free, Melaleuca’s new Natural Insect Repellent contains a pleasantly aromatic blend of:

  • Thyme Oil
  • Peppermint Oil
  • Cinnamon Leaf Oil
  • Lemongrass Oil
  • Rose Geranium Oil

And while bugs hate it, your family will love the woody fragrance.

So say goodbye to these guys:


And say hello to the rest of your summer…


Children Playing in Sprinkler


(This product can be used both indoors and outdoors for worry-free, bite-free protection)

NutraTherm – Stimulant-Free Fat Burner


Introducing NutraTherm

Get a naturally powered, stimulant-free metabolism boost with NutraTherm. A proprietary blend of three clinically-tested ingredients that helps your body:

  • Accelerate metabolism
  • Slow sugar absorption
  • Break down and burn fat
  • Increase calorie burn

hover1Green Coffee Bean Extract
Backed by multiple clinical studies, this proprietary, decaffeinated extract helps slow blood sugar absorption and supports the release of fat for enhanced metabolic support.

Unlike most green coffee bean extracts, this proprietary version is standardized to contain at least 45% chlorogenic acid. This natural compound is what powers the glucose regulation and fat burning effects from green coffee bean extract.


Green Tea Phytosome Complex
Clinically shown to deliver up to three times the beneficial properties of traditional green tea extract, this highly bioavailable, caffeine-free complex provides a thermogenic effect that helps promote fat utilization and greater calorie burn.

This potent, standardized green tea extract is combined with natural phospholipids to deliver up to 3X greater bioavailability of EGCG, which has been clinically shown to increase calorie burn and fat utilization, leading to improved body composition when combined with a low-calorie diet.


Capsaicin Pepper Extract
Using a controlled-release beadlet technology to help avoid burning or discomfort, this hot pepper chili extract promotes fat breakdown and thermogenic energy production.

The capsaicinoids in this highly concentrated hot pepper extract have been clinically shown to provide powerful, controlled-release thermogenic and lipolytic (fat-mobilization) benefits without the worry of gastric or oral discomfort.

A metabolism boost helps with WEIGHT MANAGEMENT

With a slower metabolism, your body is less efficient at converting what you eat and drink into energy. NutraTherm helps boost your metabolism, supporting your body’s ability to slow sugar absorption, burn fat, and burn more calories—all keys to better weight management.

Access Bars – 12 patents on a pre-workout inspired by squirrels?



Dr. Larry Wang, a research scientist at the University of Alberta, was intrigued by how these little ground squirrels could double their body weight quickly, and then eat and drink nothing for 6-8 months during hibernation, but were able to survive harsh winter conditions utilizing their fat for heat, energy and liquid.

That led to an 18 year journey of research and science. He learned through his research that humans, unlike the ground squirrels, cannot access their fat stores on demand… in simple terms you have a “fat guard” that kicks in anytime you do any form of exercise. So typically when you do any form of exercise…your body is forced to use glucose or sugar which leads to a build up of lactic acid and causes you to have poorer muscle fiber recruitment!

In short, you are tired and sore too soon to have your workout live up to its potential!


Your body is programmed to store fat. It’s a survival instinct. When you exercise, a natural fat guard called adenosine is released. Adenosine slows fat burning: it saps energy and it reduces muscle power.

Even death cannot change this physiological process. You could be freezing with 100 pounds of body fat to keep you warm and our body will still freeze to death. Think of adenosine like a hand brake. Its there to conserve energy AT ALL COSTS.

If your body won’t let us ACCESS your fat to save your life, what makes you think it will let you ACCESS it when working out?


Using patented technology, Access blocks adenosine—and unlocks your body’s ability to turn fat into fuel. It asks “what if fat was an asset not a burden?” And it delivers…


With Access, you power your workout with your own fat—not with extra calories from a traditional exercise bar. In fact, being a relatively low-caloric product (140 Kcal), its ability to help you sustain intense activity for two hours or longer is clear indication that stored fuel (fat, in particular) must have been accessed in such an endeavor.



Access bars allow you to access this fat using natural ingredients, specifically xanthines.

The best form of xanthines are found in a specific cacao tree and together with a proprietary blend of ingredients, including CLA (naturally sourced from safflower), Access releases the brakes that adenosine applies to the system and allows our muscles to be able to work harder and longer with less soreness and fatigue.

There are NO banned or close to banned substances in the Access bar. The bar has been successfully used by Olympic medallists and professional athletes without any problems. The ingredients contains no stimulants or harsh chemicals, and have none of the negative side effects common in other “fat burners.”

*see ingredient label below


You can eat Access on your way to the hiking trail or the gym. It doesn’t even have to be what you’d usually consider a workout; you can eat Access before you mow the lawn, shovel snow or do vigorous housework. There is also research to suggest Access works while you’re sleeping.


1. You must use the Access Bar or Shake on an empty stomach

Don’t eat anything for two or three hours before you eat it. Why? The Access Bar is a special formulation of natural food ingredients and must not be disturbed by other food items. So don’t mix it with sugar or any calorie-containing food or drink.

(water and black coffee are ok)

2. Eat or drink your Access 15 minutes before starting your workout

This will give your body the time it needs to kick-start the fat-burning process.

If you’re doing something that lasts longer, say a four-hour hike, you can eat another Access Bar or Shake after an hour and a half or two hours. Many athletes like to cut the bar into smaller pieces and then eat them as they go, and that’s fine as well.


  • 12 PATENTS
  • 5 BOOKS

Dr. Wang has extensive training and research in energy metabolism, exercise physiology, effect of natural compounds on exercise, aging, and obesity.


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Melapower – An experiment vs. Tide (with pictures)


Melaleuca’s philosophy is completely different from the grocery store brands:

MelaPower only uses naturally derived, biodegradable surfactants and enzymes to gently, but very effectively, dissolve dirt, grime, and stains, leaving your clothes refreshingly clean with no caustic residue on your clothes.

It includes an all natural stain fighter, a readily biodegradable cleaning agent derived from palm kernel and coconut oils, and is fragranced with essential oils. MelaPower is as gentle on your clothes and skin as rain water.


AN EXPERIMENT – shared from Rhiannon Fitzpatrick @ I LOVE GREEN

About a year ago I filled two glass jars with water. I put 1/8 cup of Melaleuca’s Melapower in the jar on the left and the same amount of Tide liquid in the jar on the right. I stirred them. I put a piece of plaid fabric in each and put on the lid.

The Melapower has looked the same from day one…clear like it is in the picture with the fabric remaining bright with no sign of any fading. In the Tide jar you can see how the extra chemical fillers never dissolved. They have settled into a pile of white powder residue at the bottom of the jar. I can not even see the fabric but can guess that it has been damaged by the chemicals.

The thing that concerns me more is that some of this residue must remain on our clothes, sheets, towels and in our environment.

Melaleuca uses naturally derived ingredients that are biodegradable and really work and don’t leave harmful residues on your clothes. Also, there are no phosphates in our products. I have met so many families with eczema, allergies and asthma and the first thing I suggest is to change their laundry detergent to Melaleuca’s Melapower.


Renew – 4 products that hydrate, protect & heal


Deep, long-lasting moisturizer. It’s what helps even the driest skin become softer and healthier and it’s what you’ll find inside every bottle of Renew Lotion.

Discoverrenew-lotion for yourself why Renew Lotion has changed the lives of so many people suffering from dry skin. It has the right levels of glycerin to draw moisture deep into your skin, petrolatum to guard against moisture loss, and allantoin to help your skin heal. Renew Lotion is the clinically proven solution for softer, smoother, healthier skin. Even if you suffer from severely dry skin, Renew is the only dry skin therapy you’ll every need.


Hydrates, protects, and heals dry skin.
Clinically proven Renew Lotion helps dry skin heal itself–even severely dry, chapped skin. In just 24 hours, you’ll see and feel why Renew is the only dry skin therapy your family–from newborns to grandparents–will ever need.



Helps hands retain moisture–even with frequent washings.

Made with the same powerful moisturizers as Renew Lotion, this foaming hand soap is clinically proven to help your hands retain more moisture, even if you wash them many times a day.



Turn your bath into dry skin therapy.                                            

Add one capful of Renew Bath Oil and let lanolin and T36-c5 Melaleuca Oil soothe and condition your skin while you bathe. Enjoy a softer, suppler feel for hours after you step into your towel. For best results, apply Renew Lotion directly after you bathe.



Hydrates and protects during and after your shower.

Formulated specifically for dry skin sufferers, Renew Body Wash can help you keep your skin from drying out when you bathe. It contains the same moisturizing technology that powers Renew Lotion, plus skin-soothing vitamin E, all to protect your skin and leave behind a softer more hydrated feeling that lasts long after you wrap yourself in your towel.

Whitening Tooth Polish – why we’re all a little (a lot) obsessed with it



What goes in your mouth ends up in your body, which means your mouth is a breeding ground for bacteria. While most oral care products focus on protecting teeth, they may not target the source of bad breath—bacteria. Using effective, naturally derived ingredients, Melaleuca’s Tooth Polishes go straight to the heart of the problem, giving you a healthier, fresher smile— naturally!



  • Fights bacteria, the source of bad breath
  • Contains natural cleaners that gently remove plaque with proper brushing
  • Gently whitens with non-peroxide, natural papain enzymes
  • ‘s offered with and without fluoride to help prevent cavities
  • ‘s sweetened with xylitol, a natural sweetener that does not promote tooth decay

It doesn’t:

  • contain formaldehyde or sodium lauryl sulphate or sugar


  • Melaleuca Oil—inhibits bacteria
  • Propolis—inhibits bacteria
  • Myrrh—antimicrobial history

Tea tree oil (TTO), or melaleuca oil, is an essential oil taken from the leaves of the Melaleuca alternifolia which is native to New South Wales, Australia.

Propolis or bee glue is a resinous mixture that honey bees collect from tree buds, sap flows, or other botanical sources.

Myrrh is the aromatic resin of a number of small, thorny tree species of the genus Commiphora. Myrrh resin is a natural gum.


These three natural cleaners gently polish your teeth while removing food particles and effectively remove plaque with proper brushing to leave your whole mouth feeling fresh-from-the-dentist-chair clean. No, but seriously. ALL DAY. And you can drink orange juice right after brushing!


Our secret to whitening teeth doesn’t come from a lab—it comes from papaya! Papain is a naturally occurring enzyme found in the rinds of mountain papaya. This unique enzyme has the ability to break down the building blocks of stains, making it a natural tooth whitener. So instead of bleaching stains to mask the discoloration, papain actually helps dissolve them from the tooth’s surface.


Instead of sugar, saccharine, or aspartame, Melaleuca’s Tooth Polishes are sweetened with naturally derived xylitol which comes from fruits, berries, and birch and does not promote tooth decay.


Quite simply: our ingredients are more expensive than the average toothpaste’s ingredients.  Melaleuca’s Tooth Polishes are the only toothpastes that combine the power of T40-C3® brandMelaleucaOil, propolis, myrrh, and xylitol.

Tough & Tender – Cleaner & vegetable wash?



Safer for your Home –

Instead of relying on caustic chemicals like chlorine bleach, ammonia or phosphates that literally eat away stains and surfaces, Tough & Tender relies on biodegradable ingredients to power through tough household stains.

The vast majority of household messes are composed of two main ingredients – oil and dirt. Tough & Tender contains a mix of three powerful surfactants that specifically target these two culprits and together they work synergistically to remove more stains than any of them could alone without scratching your delicate surfaces.

Powered by Nature –

One of the convenient things about cleaning wipes is that they are disposable. But just because other brands of wipes are disposable doesn’t mean they are made from renewable materials. In fact, most cleaning wipes like Clorox wipes are made from plastic. Tough & Tender wipes are made from natural wood fibers. So with 4.5 billion cleaning wipes sold just in North America last year alone, we are doing our part to cut back on non-renewable waste.

Tender on your Budget –

One bottle of our Tough & Tender concentrate makes up to six spray bottles of cleaner. Once per ounce, that’s about half the price of grocery store alternatives like Formula 409 or Mr. Clean.

There are so many uses for Tough & Tender…

  • Clean countertops, appliances, cabinets, computers, walls, car interiors, cell phones
  • Gentle enough for light fixtures, lamps and plastic plants
  • Excellent to use in your wash for fine washables replacing products like Zero or Woolite
  • Use in place of the rinse agent in your dishwasher – use full strength
  • Awesome for hardwood floors – no streaking
  • Use diluted in your windshield washer fluid for your vehicle in the summer – great bug remover
  • Use for cleaning the exterior of cars, trucks and recreational equipment
  • Use as a vegetable wash – pour 1 capful into a sink of water and soak your vegetables, removes any residue and helps remove wax
  • Tough & Tender wipes are great to clean the interior of microwaves
  • Athlete’s foot – Soak with 1 capful of Tough & Tender and 1 capful of Sol-U-Mel and soak your feet for about 30 minutes each evening for 30 minutes. After soaking feet apply Dermatin Antifungal Cream.
  • Plants with pests – Use 1 tsp of Tough & Tender in a 24 oz spray bottle filled with water. Spray on any plants that have pests. Tough & Tender will also kill ants.
  • Piano Keys – Use a soft cloth dampened with a little diluted Tough & Tender , wipe and dry. Or use the Tough & Tender wipes.
  • Granite or Marble surfaces – Tough & Tender is safe to use!
  • Lawn Furniture – Mix 1 1/2 tsp and 1 capful of Sol-U-Mel to a 24 oz spray bottle of water. Spray this solution on the furniture and wipe clean or use the solution in a bucket and wipe down.
  • Mosquito Spray – 1 tsp of Tough & Tender with 1 capful of Sol-U-Mel and 1 capful of Renew Bath Oil in a 16 oz spray bottle and fill with water. Safe not only for your clothes but you can spray it directly on skin or strollers for instance.
  • Rhubarb – Spray diluted Tough & Tender on your rhubarb and get rid of all of the aphids without harming the plant.
  • Soil Surfactant – This works great! Putting it in the ground before you plant your garden in the summer will help the water stay in the ground when it gets hot and there is no rainfall.

MelaGel – First Aid Treatment


The Need:

Our daily activities are filled with small mishaps – minor cuts and scrapes, abrasions, burns and insect bites! The grocery store is full of expensive first aid products that address only one need – making them very costly to use. MelaGel addresses all needs – this topical formula coats minor injuries and keeps the power of T36-C5 Melaleuca Oil in constant contact with your skin without running or evaporating and also penetrates into the lower skin layers for natural wound relief.

MelaGel’s Natural, Nourishing Ingredients:


In addition to a 23% concentration of T36-C5 Melaleuca Oil, MelaGel also contains other beneficial ingredients to help soothe and moisturize minor skin concerns such as:

  • Cocoa Butter, a natural emollient that helps to rejuvenate, soften and protect the skin. It is also beneficial for reducing the appearance of stretch marks and scars.
  • Natural Beeswax, this is what gives MelaGel that stick-to-your-skin consistency that forms a bandage-like seal over wounds to keep out water and promote healing.
  • Wheat Germ Oil, because of its’ natural vitamin E content it works to restructure and reinforce the skin. It also has antioxidant properties that preserve the health and integrity of the skin, heals cuts and provides a defense against bacterial infections.
  • Vitamin A, helps to promote healthy skin by thickening the epidermis and dermis and increasing skin elasticity.
  • Vitamin D3, works with Vitamin A to boost its healing powers
  • Vitamin E, naturally moisturizes and helps repair rough, dry skin and also helps to reduce the appearance of stretch marks and scars.

How to use it?

  • Scraps and abrasions, they don’t bleed much but they really hurt because it exposes millions of nerve endings. Clean the area with soap and warm water and gently wash away any dirt or debris. Numb the area with an ice pack. Apply MelaGel. If the scrape is large, cover with a sterile gauze bandage until a scab forms.
  • Cuts, for small cuts stop bleeding by applying pressure with a clean cloth for five minutes or until bleeding stops. Clean with soap and warm water. Apply MelaGel and cover with bandage.
  • Minor Burns, most first and second-degree burns are caused by the sun or scalding. Redness is a sign of a first-degree burn; blisters are a sign of a second-degree burn and for serious burns consult a doctor as soon as possible. To treat minor burns, immerse the burn in cool water or cover with a towel soaked in cold water. Leave the burn uncovered if it is not oozing. Apply MelaGel. Give fluids to prevent dehydration.
  • Insect Bites and Stings, apply MelaGel to stop itching and prevent infection caused by scratching. Try to remove the stinger by flicking or gently scraping it out, do not squeeze it. Apply an ice pack. To ease itching, apply MelaGel.

MelaGel is available in a handy squeeze tube that comes in the Value/Career Pack or a pocket-sized disk. For double protection, apply Melaleuca Oil to your cut, burn or insect bite and then cover with a layer of MelaGel.

Other Uses:

Abscesses, Hemorrhoids or anal fissures, Athletes Foot, Bed Sores, Chapped Lips or Sun Burnt Lips, Chicken Pox, Hives and Shingles, Cold Sores, Earring Infections, Fungal Infections, Sand Fleas and Flies, Warts, Diabetic Foot Ulcerations

100+ Uses for Sol-U-Mel


This is a collection of useful information and tips compiled by individuals on the many uses for one of Melaleuca‘s favorite products: Sol-U-Mel.  Various people have added stories and comments along the way.


What is Sol-U-Mel?

It is a 3-in-1 super cleaner:  1) it cleans and dissolves impossible stains. 2) it’s a wonderful air freshener and deodorizer. And 3) it can be added to other Melaleuca cleaners as an extender or cleaning booster.

Sol-U-Mel has the highest concentration of Melaleuca Oil of any of Melaleuca’s cleaners. Full strength, it can remove stubborn oil stains, crayon, chewing gum and ink. Dilute it with water for an all-purpose, ready-to-use cleaner, deodorizer, air freshener and more. For deep odors like smoke, mildew, or pets just dilute Sol-U-Mel in warm water. The gold solution will turn milky white as you add warm water. The warm water allows the oil to mix better into the sprayer.

What it’s NOT is even more amazing! No caustic chemicals!

  • NO Ammonia
  • NO Chlorine Bleach
  • NO Petroleum Distillates

Which means no gloves and no special ventilation. It is comprised entirely of naturally derived ingredients that come from renewable resources that are biodegradable.

Sol-U-Mel comes in both original and Citrus scent.

It can be used on….



Gummy labels, tape, tar, tree sap, sticky residue etc. – use Sol-U-Mel full strength as an effective solvent to remove any sticky stuff, even on vehicles!

Chewing Gum – Pour full strength Sol-U-Mel on the gum area. Let set a minute, then rub to loosen the gum, and wash the item in MelaPower if possible.  On car seats or furniture – I took an old towel, put a little Sol-U-Mel (undiluted) in the corner and lightly dabbed and wiped the gum, and amazingly it came right off.

Bandage residue
-Sol-U-Mel works easily to get rid of Bandage residue on skin.  Use it to take off that annoying sticky residue left from labels and price tags.

-Ever use Superglue and have your fingers stick to each other? Use a little Sol-U-Mel between fingers to dissolve the glue.

Wallpaper Removal – in a 16 oz spray bottle, mix 1 teaspoon Sol-U-Mel to 1 teaspoon of Tough & Tender, fill with water. Spray area to help soften wallpaper for easier removal.

Wax Removal
-It takes off wax from fabric, plastic or glass.



Shower curtains
– clean shower curtains with a mix of 2 1/2 tablespoons of MelaMagic and 1 1/2 caps full of Sol-U-Mel with water in a 16 ounce spray bottle. Spray on curtain and let set a few minutes, then wipe clean with a damp cloth. You can add it to Tough & Tender and really boost its disinfecting properties.

Blinds – Mix 2 tablespoons of Tough & Tender and 1 capful of Sol-U-Mel with 16 oz. of water to cut through the grimy dirt on blinds.

Hot Tubs
– Melaleuca products, including T36-C5 Oil, Renew Bath Oil or Sol-U-Mel should NOT be used in an operating tub or permanent Jacuzzi tub. Melaleuca alternifolia oil is not compatible with the filtration system in these sophisticated environments. You can use Sol-U-Mel, Tub & Tile etc. in cleaning the walls of a dry tub, but not when the system is filled.

Floors (mopping)
– Mix two tablespoons MelaMagic and one capful Sol-U-Mel with 16oz water.  You can keep this in a spray bottle or mix in a bucket. Spray or wipe on floor and mop up.

Floors (Lino Scuffs)
– Full strength Sol-U-Mel takes scuff marks off linoleum.

Furniture – both the upholstery as well as the wood. Use diluted cleaner to freshen upholstery and remove stains from wood.

Handset and Cell phone
-Clean and disinfect your telephone (handset) with diluted Sol-U-Mel. Just spray and wipe.



Nothing measures up to the superior cleaning power of Sol-UMel, whether you use it diluted with water or full strength for tough jobs. Just one use and you‘ll throw out all of your other stain cleaners! Works on stainless, marble and granite too. DO NOT USE SOL-U-GUARD ON NATURAL STONE OR GRANITE. THE CITRIC ACID WILL ETCH IT!

These are great tips for cleaning your sink:

Spray Sol-U-Mel in sink & sprinkle with salt. Let set and then use no-scratch scrubber like Scotch Brite.

Mix 4 tablespoons Tub & Tile and one capful of Sol-U-Mel with 16 ounces water in spray bottle.  Spray sink and wipe with damp rag. (For rust stains or mineral deposits, use Tub & Tile full strength.

Use one capful Sol-U-Mel with a little MelaBrite. Let set and wipe with rag or no-scratch scrubber.

Kitchen counters and appliances
– Add 3 ounces Sol-U-Mel to water in a spray bottle. Spray on counter and let set a few minutes. Wipe clean with damp cloth. This also kills any germs that may be on the counter or appliance.

Kitchen Odors – in a 16 oz spray bottle, add 1/3 cup Sol-U-Mel and fill with water. Spray cutting boards, countertops to eliminate onion, fish and other odors. This will also kill any germs as well. For extra safety, follow up with Solugard Botanical Spray.

Garbage Disposals
-Get in the habit of pouring a little Sol-U-Mel down your garbage disposal to keep it clean, sanitized and fresh smelling.

Stainless steel dishes
– mix one tablespoon Sol-U-Mel with one tablespoon Tough & Tender and two Tbls DiamondBrite Gel with a gallon of water. Scrub with a Scotch Brite type scrubber. It works great!

– Forget about those horrible and dangerous fumes that you have to deal with when cleaning your oven because you’ll now be able to do this task with your Sol-U-Mel.

De-grease appliances
-It is perfect for cleaning ventilator hoods; it degreases them beautifully.  For tough caked on grease add a little Mela Magic

Oil Spills
-My refrigerator went kaput last weekend and we discovered that the condenser had been dripping oil underneath for, I assume, a long time. It had grown. I took diluted Sol-U-Mel and sprayed it and there was an instant dissolving of the top layer. I put my 10 year old to work on the spot with a roll of paper towels and the sprayer. By the time I came home with the new fridge, the spot was long gone.

Melted plastic – My most recent success with Sol-U-Mel is taking a melted bread bag off my hot cooking sheet.


Sol-U-Mel is wonderful at getting odors out of practically anything, even plastic. Mix lemon blossom Sol-U-Mel according to directions on spray bottle with water and use it to neutralize odors around the home. Pet odors, mildew, deep smoke smells and many others will be replaced by a crisp citrus fragrance. This solution can be sprayed on fabrics or in the air. (Original Sol-U-Mel also neutralizes odors without leaving a citrus fragrance.)

– My husband bought a used truck & the previous owners smoked. I sprayed Sol-U-Mel all over inside. Once it dried the odor was gone.

– Spritz a bit of Sol-U-Mel in the refrigerator now and then to keep it smelling fresh.

– Sol-U-Mel will remove even the worst old food odors from food coolers also.

Burn Odors
– Burned food odors are quickly eliminated by spraying diluted Sol-U-Mel in the room area.
Second-hand cigarette smoke a problem? Spray Sol-U-Mel to deodorize a smoke filled room and directly on clothes to remove cigarette orders.

Bathroom spray
-I use it in a “pumper”- (a nonaerosol pump) mixing two teaspoons of Sol-U-Mel with water. The kids love that “fresh” smell and it kills the odors in the bathroom.

Diaper pails
-Spray it in diaper pails to freshen, deodorize and kill germs and bacteria.

Hockey Equipment
-Sol-u-mel neutralizes the odour associated with sweaty hockey equipment in addition to killing germs and bacteria.



Carpet Cleaning
– Mix 1/4 cup of PreSpot plus 1/2 cup MelaMagic and 1 tablespoon of Sol-U-Mel. Pour solution into the tray of the carpet cleaner. Another recipe: Mix 1/2 cup Tough & Tender, 1/16 cup of MelaMagic, and 1/8 cup Sol-U-Mel in 1 gallon of water.

Carpet Deodorization
– Mix 1 1/2 capfuls of Sol-U-Mel with water in l6 oz. spray bottle. Lightly spray carpet with diluted Sol-U-Mel, let sit for 5 minutes and vacuum as usual.

Carpet Stains
-Try Sol-U-Mel full strength or diluted on tough carpet stains. It will even take out rust stains on carpet that professional carpet cleaners can‘t get out. We used Sol-U-Mel to take out some imbedded blue dye on our ivory carpet which had “bled” from the fur of a stuffed toy animal.

Black Tar
-I had been working on patching a freeway and we were using thick, tar-like oil. I came home from work, forgot to take off my boots, and tracked black tar through the house. Mom tried several cleaning products. They didn’t even phase the tar and it sat on the carpet for a month. When we got some Sol-U-Mel, I asked her to try it. She poured a capful on each spot and let it soak for a few minutes, then put some on an old towel to rub with. It removed all the tar. I was out of trouble and no damage to the carpet.

Clay or Play Dough in Carpet
– Sol-U-Mel goes to work immediately and cleans it out of the carpet.

Vacuum cleaners
-It’s great to spray on the vacuum brushes of your vacuum cleaner and can also be sprayed in the vacuum bag itself to keep it smelling fresh.



For dingy whites try this Whiter-than-White Laundry Recipe:
1/4 Cup Sol-U-Mel, 1/2 Cup MelaMagic, 1/2 Cup MelaBrite, 2/3 Cup DiamondBrite (yes the dishwasher product!) Mixture makes 16 oz. Place in a 16 oz. Sol-U-Mel bottle. Add 1 1/2 oz for a whiter-than-white load (makes 10 uses)

Bleach alternative
– 16 oz of PreSpot, 1/4 Cup Tub & Tile, 1/4 Cup MelaMagic, 3/4 Cup DiamondBrite, 4 oz Sol-U-Mel in empty 32 oz bottle. Add water to fill, then shake well and use ¼ cup per load.

Laundry booster
– Add 1 capful of Sol-U-Mel and 2-4 capfuls of MelaMagic to an average wash load to deodorize and disinfect. Great for work and gym clothes.

Whiten and deodorize
– add either MelaBrite or 1 capful of Sol-U-Mel to MelaPower. Sol-U-Mel added to MelaPower will also deodorize clothing. For extra germ protection or for mildewed clothes add 1 capful of  Sol-U-Mel to your wash.
(One day I opened a load of clothes in the dryer and there was melted crayon all over the clothes. The entire dryer tub was stained with crayon. I applied diluted Sol-U-Mel to each clothing stain allowing it to soak in & then washed it all with MelaPower. While the clothes washed I cleaned out the dryer with Sol-U-Mel. Not only did all traces of the crayon leave the clothing, but the dryer looked brand new again!)

Oil Based Stains
– Use Sol-U-Mel full strength on fabrics. Great to lift paint stains too!

– Mix a solution of 2 tablespoons of MelaPower and 1 capful of Sol-U-Mel with 2 gallons of warm water. Put clothing in this solution and let soak for a few hours. If the grease spots are not dissolved, apply a squirt of Antibacterial Liquid Soap. Rub in and let stand for a few minutes before rinsing with warm water. You can also add MelaMagic directly to the wash water in the machine.

Spot Remover
– Apply Sol-U-Mel full strength to spot, rub then rinse & wash as normal.

Ink Stains
– A friend asked if we had anything that would get ink out of clothing. A pen in a shirt pocket had gone through the washer and dryer leaving ink all over the clothes. Without missing a beat, I grabbed my Sol-U-Mel, sprayed the shirt that had ink all over it & I started dabbing it with a wash cloth. It started coming out like a breeze. One thing, make sure you have a cloth behind where you are working so the ink doesn’t bleed through as the Sol-U-Mel dissolves it.

Cloth diapers
– Combine 1 oz. of Sol-U-Mel, 1/2 oz of MelaPower & 1/2 oz MelaBrite. Add sufficient water to cover soiled diapers to soak overnight. Then wash with MelaPower and 1 oz. Sol-U-Mel in washing machine (PreSpot stained areas). They will come out whiter, brighter and exceptionally fresh smelling with this method. *For those parents who use disposable diapers, spray diluted Sol-U-Mel mixture in garbage pail to deodorize and disinfect.

– Washable toys suchas stuffed animals, dolls, blankets etc., wash in machine with 1/8 cup of MelaPower and 1 capful of Sol-U-Mel. For all plastic toys etc., wash in a sink full of hot water mixed with 1 capful of Tough & Tender and Sol-U-Mel to clean and disinfect.

Linen freshener
-Spray it on your pillows. 



The quality of the air you breathe in your home may be robbing you of good health. Modern, energy efficient homes, by virtue of their air tight design, often trap chemical vapors in addition to mold, fungus, yeast and bacteria from moist condensation in heating and cooling ducts, soil from house plants and under sink areas. There is a literal zoo cohabitating our homes. Many respiratory, eye, ear, nose and throat complaints appear in doctor’s waiting rooms because of over exposure to foul household air. Changes of season often shift populations of these microbial species as growing conditions fluctuate. The outgassing of toxic vapors from these situations significantly decrease air quality.

Dr. George Graham, a microbiologist in Knoxville, TN, has a business of getting rid of black mold and all kinds of mold. He uses Sol-U-Mel, and Sol-U-Mel with Tough & Tender. He claims that chlorine does not kill mold. Sol-U-Mel does.

His web site is:

Mold & Mildew– Mix 2 1/2 tablespoons of MelaMagic and 1 1/2 capfuls of Sol-U-Mel with water in a 16 oz. spray bottle. Spray on surfaces like the shower curtain and let sit for a few minutes. Wipe clean with a damp cloth.

Airborne – Spray Sol-U-Mel in the air to kill the mold spores in the air. Use just 2 caps to 16oz water.

Air Conditioner filters
-Use Sol-U-Mel to spray on your air conditioning filters every time you change them or clean them because it kills mold on contact. Then run the air conditioner or heater to get the Sol-U-Mel throughout their system, and to kill the mold and other harmful bacteria.

Furnace Filter– Spray all filters and vents often with diluted Sol-U-Mel. To do a Melaleuca oil purge of your house every couple of months, attach an inverted open bottle of T36-C5 Oil on the furnace intake filter. The high air volume will diffuse the entire contents of the bottle throughout your house over the next 12 -36 hours (depending upon temperature and relative humidity). This treated air flows throughout all the rooms and stops the growth of bacteria, molds, fungus and viruses.



– For general protection, wash all bedding in washing machine with 2 capfuls of Sol-U-Mel and 1/8 cup MelaPower. Add 2 oz. of Sol-U-Mel to 16oz of water in trigger sprayer and apply to areas where dog or cat rests to repel fleas and deodorize. Sol-U-Guard Botanical works well too because the herb Thyme (the main ingredient) kills fleas.

Fleas & Ticks (on pet)
– Sol-U-Mel for de-fleaing and de-ticking animals. It works great! I used it first on a cat that had a flea infestation like I’ve never seen before or since. I’ve never found anything that kills fleas immediately like it does. I make a dip and a spray out of it and use it frequently on my cats and my dogs. Note: do not apply tea tree oil or concentrate directly to animal. Must be diluted.

Fly Repellent (Livestock) Horses, Cattle, Goats, etc
– Mix 2 oz. of Sol-U-Mel with 16 oz. of water. Spray directly on the animal.

Hamsters, Gerbils, Guinea Pigs, Ferrets
– To control odor in or around a small animal cages or to prevent communicable diseases, dab T36-C5 or spray a 1:20 diluted solution of Sol-U-Mel to the area 2 or 3 times each week.

Parakeets, Canaries or Tropical Birds
– To prevent diseases among birds, use a 1:100 dilution of Sol-U-Mel sprayed once per week to the absorbent fodder material on the bottom of the cage. Spray each time the fodder is changed. WARNING! Some exotic birds are sensitive to the aromatic oils in T36-C5.

– To clean their cage, mix 2 oz. of Sol-U-Mel with 16 oz. of water. Spray on cage and on the bottom tray to clean and deodorize. Scrub clean with brush. Rinse with water.

Shiny Coats and more
– For a beautiful, shiny coat for your dogs, cats, horses, and other animals, add one Tbls Sol-U-Mel to their bath water. (It also kills any fleas and ticks so your pet stays bug free.) Spray directly on your dog to remove that “doggy odor”.

Wound Care
– We live in the mountains and our dogs often come home a little “beat up” from tangles with bears and wild hogs. I’ve always used a wound care salve from a local store with okay results. I did some reading and research and decided to try the Sol-U-Mel diluted on one of their cuts. It worked wonderfully. It also costs less than what I was using.

Unpleasant Odors
– I wouldn’t believe it if I hadn’t actually tried it. We have a little animal friend who takes a stroll across our backyard every evening. When I went out one summer night, I could smell him. I got my diluted Sol-U-Mel and sprayed four or five times outside around my back balcony. I was amazed when I got back home 30 minutes later. The smell was gone. Sol-U-Mel is truly a great product. If it can get rid of skunk smell, it can get rid of any unpleasant odors!

I spray Sol-U-Mel in my cat box and stir it around to keep the litter smelling fresh. I had a new neighbor visiting us and she didn’t even know I had a cat! There was no smell and the cat box actually sits out in the front part of my house.

Cat urine
-Sol-U-Mel is one of my favorite products. We own a rental property and some tenants had eight cats and a black lab puppy. Needless to say we had cat urine everywhere. After ripping up all the carpets and re-sanding the wood floors, the smell was still terrible and unbearable. Sol-U-Mel was the only product that killed the smell. Thank you, Melaleuca, for having this great product that has so many uses.



Spraying Sol-U-Mel in the yard is an excellent way to kill bugs, fleas, mosquitoes and ticks. When outdoors, spray clothing with diluted Sol-U-Mel to help ward off insects, whether hiking, camping, picnicking or just hanging out in your own backyard.

Summer Bugs, Flies and Mosquitoes
– ruining your outdoor get-togethers? Spray the air around your patio with diluted Sol-U-Mel (two tablespoons with 16 oz. water). A little Sol-U-Mel sprayed around the outside rims of doors helps keep away mosquitoes where they love to congregate overnight as well.

Insect Repellent
– Box Elder bugs are small, annoying, flat, mostly black bugs with some orange. They can fly and they multiply like crazy. In the summer the sides of our sheds and house have been covered with them. Everything we tried on them didn’t work until Sol-U-Mel! Now those little devils don’t stand a chance! One spray and its toes up! You can bet come next spring my orders will include Sol-U-Mel each month so I can get the offspring I didn’t get this last summer!

– Keep a mixture of diluted Sol-U-Mel® with a few drops T36-C5 added to spray pesky ants from unwanted areas. PreSpot also works well and is one of the best ant killers you will ever get your hands on.

-Live in an area with a lot of pine trees and bushes around? A time of the year when there’s a lot of webs flying around with the little spider all clustered up? They land on the patio furniture, the side of the house, planters, everywhere. They look like a bunch of shiny pin heads. If you touch them, they scatter in all directions, and eventually reform the cluster. Of course, all these little buggers eventually turn into big ugly spiders. I tried zapping them with other products but they just scattered. Well, diluted Sol-U-Mel does it! I hold a paper towel under the cluster, spray with Sol-U-Mel and grab the whole dead/stunned bunch in the towel. This works with horseflies, mosquitoes and all bugs in general.

Dust Mites and bed bugs
-Spray it on and under your mattress to get rid of dust mites.  Spray it on hotel mattresses too!



Pests – Add 1 tbsp of Tough & Tender to 16oz of water, or use diluted Sol-U-Mel. Spray on roses to kill aphids and other undesirables.

Crown Rot/Fungus – Same as above

Pots – Sol-U-Mel will also clean moss or algae off your clay pots.



Skin Rashes or Infections
– add 1 capful of Sol-U-Mel to bath water as an initial therapy for dry skin, rashes, dermatitis, diaper rash etc. Helps soothe and soften the skin.

Itchy body, jock itch, groin, etc.
– Bathe with one ounce Sol-U-Mel and 1oz Renew Bath Oil

– Along with changing the way you clean your home and wash clothes (switching to EcoSense products) you can soak daily in a warm bath with one ounce Sol-U-Mel and one ounce Renew Bath Oil added to the water.

– Add three more ounces of each and bathe as above.

– bathe in one ounce Sol-U-Mel with one ounce Renew Bath Oil® in tub. Use the Gold Bar, Platinum Bar or the Liquid Soap on a washcloth and clean well.

– Combine equal parts Sol-U-Mel and Renew Bath Oil put some on a warm, dampened cloth and hold in place for several minutes. Repeat. Dry area and apply T36-C5 and Renew Skin Lotion.

– (painful skin blisters) can be helped by adding two ounces Renew Bath Oil and two ounces Sol-U-Mel to your bath.

– Add 1 tablespoon of Sol-U-Mel to water in a vaporizer (or use a bowl of boiling water). Make a tent by draping a large towel over the head and breathe directly over the vapors for 10 minutes, twice daily. Sleep in a room with a vaporizer running all night. This also helps to clean and purify the air. A cold mist humidifier can also be used. This remedy is also effective for bronchitis and asthma.

Sore Throat
-Drink plenty of hot G’Day Melaleuca Tea. Also inhale vaporizer steam with 2 capfuls Sol-U-Mel and 10 drops T36-C5 added. Swab the back of your throat with straight Melaleuca Oil or dip swab in the Melaleuca mouthwash then add the oil – it kills strep and takes out the sting.

-Soothe asthma conditions and get relief by adding 10 drops T36-5 and 2 capfuls Sol-U-Mel to water in a humidifier or vaporizer.

Allergies & Sinus problems
– Place Sol-U-Mel full strength to the sides and base of the nose 2 to 3 times in a row as you inhale deeply through the nose. Spray Sol-U-Mel onto a clean dry wash cloth and place it over the nose and mouth and breathe in through it.

Allergic reactions –  I have a friend who had a reaction to her new insulin. She soaked in a hot bath with Sol-UMel and then Renew Bath Oil and the next day it was almost gone. It stopped the itching right away.

Insect Relief
– Mix a few drops of T36-C5 Oil and 1 capful of Sol-U-Mel diluted with water in a trigger sprayer. Spray onto clothes, skin and outdoor areas as a safe and effective repellent.

Another Insect Repellent recipe: 1 teaspoon of Tough & Tender with a capful of Sol-U-Mel and I capful of Renew Spa & Bath Oil diluted with water in a trigger sprayer.

– Apply T36-C5 to the wart morning and night. Soak in solution of one to two capfuls of Sol-UMel  in one cup warm water for 20 minutes. Most types of warts respond to this treatment.

Bunions – soak the foot in one ounce Sol-U-Mel and two tablespoons of Epsom salts in a quart of hot water.

Ingrown toenails
– you’ll want to first soak the foot in hot water with one ounce Sol-U-Mel added. Then apply the T36-C5 oil and Mela-Gel

-Clean a cut with warm water and Sol-U-Mel. Wounds that are open or are healing are greatly helped by rinsing daily with one ounce Sol-U-Mel in a pint of water.

– To clean excess or impacted wax from the ear canal, apply one drop of T36-C5 and one drop of Sol-U-Mel to a small piece of cotton, which has been pulled and twisted to a point. Insert the soaked point in the ear ove8rnight. The next morning, remove the cotton and fill a rubber baby syringe with one teaspoon or Sol-U-Mel in 8 oz. water heated to body temperature. Hold the syringe toward the side of the canal just inside the ear opening, leaving a space for the water to swish back out. Squeeze a firm stream of water into the ear canal several times to melt and dislodge the wax.

Head lice
– Our daughter recently had a case of head lice and decided to see what Melaleuca products could do. We were out of oil and decided to try what we had. We sprayed her head with Sol-U-Mel and then shampooed with Melaleuca original shampoo then  let it sit for about 10 minutes and rinsed. The gross little buggers were floating in the tub. We then took a nit comb through her hair and the eggs came out easily. This was such a relief to use something that wasn’t burning my child’s scalp. AND IT WORKED! Thank you, Melaleuca.



Take Sol-U-Mel with you on trips. Spray it in your hotel room and on the air intake or fan areas, pillow and sheets and bed spreads. You’ll love how it freshens and deodorizes (kills germs too)!



Permanent marker remover
-Markercomes off many surfaces such as floors, wood, tile, vinyl, leather, etc. with a little Sol-U-Mel

Paintbrush Cleaner – We’ve tried it on latex paint (oil based paint would probably work fine too) and cleanup is a snap. Add a small amount to container of water, thoroughly swish paintbrush in this, rinse and dry. Bristles will be soft, clean and conditioned.

Cosmetics – Sol-U-Mel cleans up cosmetic spots like makeup, lipstick and hair coloring off of surfaces, fabric, etc

Face Paint – My daughter wrote all over her face with an ink pen, my wife put straight Sol-U-Mel on a soft cloth and it cleaned it up quickly without pain or damage to the face. Actually it helped her face because it was red from marking on it so hard.

Nail Polish remover
-We had a dark pink nail polish spill on our carpet. We’d used nail polish remover at that time and it didn’t help. When we got the Sol-U-Mel we tried it and 95% or more of the polish stain came out – after two years!