One of the things that has kept Melaleuca a strong business over the years is having good products. It’s always been a product based company, with much more effort and work put into building and creating a great product line than in training their distributors to market these same products. I am not, nor have I ever been a distributor of Melaleuca products, however I have used them for years and can show you what you can expect from the products if you choose to join the company.
If you are looking at joining Melaleuca as a distributor or a customer it is important to know what product line you would be selling and using. In any MLM company one of the most important components is actually liking and using the products yourself. You are unlikely to get enthusiastic customers unless you are enthusiastic about the products yourself. So what are Melaleuca’s products and are they something you can get behind?
Melaleuca has always been “The Wellness Company” so all their products are based on being either healthy or environmentally friendly. It has over 300 products, many of which contain Tea Tree Oil as an active ingredient (this is where Melaleuca gets it’s name as tea tree oil comes from the leaves of the Melaleuca alternifolia). Tea tree oil is a natural antiseptic, antifungal, and even possibly antiviral. It has been used for many generations as a natural alternative medicine.
Melaleuca has several different types of products falling into broader categories:
The home products range includes eco-friendly products for all types of cleaning including laundry, dish soap, dishwasher soap, glass cleaner, basic cleaner, etc. Products names include: LemonBrite, MelaPower, DiamondBrite, etc.
Health products often use tea tree oil in them which is supposed to be a very good alternative health treatment for many ailments. The only problem I have found is that the topical ointments and creams smell very strongly of tea tree oil, which is not that appealing to many people. These include pain reliever, vitamins and minerals, antacid tablets, joint aid, immune-support, sun and lip care, etc. Product names include: Pain-a-Trate, Calmacid, CounterAct, etc.
This is not a huge range, and as with most weight loss type food does not taste amazing, but is certainly not too bad. Again, the focus is on helping you maintain a healthy diet. There are protein bars, nutrition shakes, organic cookies and crackers, etc. Product names include: Access Bars, Attain Bars, Attain Shakes, Proflex bars, Sustain shakes.
These include bath and shower gels, shampoos, toothpaste, acne wash, deodorant, etc. In my experience this range is very good and smells lovely compared to some of the other Melaleuca Products. The toothpaste admittedly does not taste the best, but if you want your household using products that do not many chemicals etc it is the trade off. Product names include: Zapit, Alloy Wash, Body Satin, etc.
The cosmetic range is the Nicole Miller Brand. This includes skin care as well as makeup. It can give you a basic makeup range, and the skin care really is some of the best on the market. If you are very into makeup this range may not be enough for you, but will work well for the average woman.
The bottom line is this. If you are prepared to start using these products in your own household and are ready to replace the leading store brands with Melaleuca products this may be a good company and opportunity for you to take part in. The products will cost a little bit more than your average brands and you do of course have to wait for them to ship, but if you can create a income from the opportunity these costs will be covered.
The one flaw I have found with Melaleuca is with the focus being on products there is very little in the way of decent internet marketing training or marketing plans. They still train people to start with approaching their friends and family, which is why many Melaleuca distributors have ended up with a small check every month. If you couple a love of the Melaleuca products and opportunity with good training this could be a great opportunity for you.