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Melaleuca Sol-U-Mel: Liquid Gold

Posted Oct 21 2010 7:54pm

Melaleuca Sol-U-MelSo what does a household cleaner have to do with losing weight?  And why am I talking about it on this blog?  Because, my friend, science has proven that all the chemicals in our homes and our environment have a huge effect on how our bodies hold onto weight!  And we CAN do something about it.

Sol-U-Mel Is A Lifesaver If You Have Kids or Pets!

2 dachshunds I have two boys… brothers… mischievous, funny, fun-loving teenagers… and each with four legs and four dirty little feet.  I know a thing or two about messes, God love them!

Zachie is the little guy.  His given name is Zacchaeus M. Spartacus because he’s small, but mighty and he slays you with his kisses.  He’s prone to throwing up and it’s always bright yellow or bright red. Yuck!  Before Sol-U-Mel, his bright colored vomit always left a stain on the carpet.  Now, it wipes up with no problem and never leaves a mark! Seriously!

We call the big guy, Barnie, though his real name is Bernardo Frogbutt Blues!  He’s a blue’s man through and through. He’s laid back, stubborn, and slow with the kisses, but he’ll look you straight in the eyes with the intensity of a blues singer and he loves deeply… very, very deeply ;) .  BTW, if you want to know where the Frogbutt part of his name came from, well, you’ll just have to ask, LOL :)   Barnie is prone to … well, let’s just say he’s housebroken, but he has an occasional accident. Yuck!  Again, Sol-U-Mel to the rescue.  Not only does it clean it up completely, but there’s no odor left behind. This has truly been a miracle in my life!

Sol-U-Mel has become my #1 “go to” product where the boys are concerned.  If you have dogs, you know that from time to time, and always when you’re not around to prevent it, something comes out of one end of the other.

Oh, But IT Does More … So Much More!!

Sol-U-Mel is a 3-in-1 cleaner. It cleans and dissolves impossible-to-clean stains. You can also add Sol-U-Mel to other Melaleuca cleaners as an extender or cleaning booster, and it is a wonderful deodorizer and freshener.

Full strength Sol-U-Mel is 10% Melaleuca Oil and has the highest concentration of Melaleuca Oil of any of Melaleuca’s cleaners. Sol-U-Mel can remove even stubborn oil stains, crayon, chewing gum and ink. Dilute it with water for an all-purpose, ready-to-use cleaner or deodorizer and freshener.

When you clean with Sol-U-Mel, the crisp fragrance of Melaleuca Oil neutralizes lingering smells around the house. For deep odors like smoke, mildew, or pets, just dilute Sol-U-Mel in water. Spray it into the air, onto carpet or upholstery. Spray into closets and corners to eliminate any stale smells.

There are so many uses for Sol-U-Mel and the following list has come from many of our team members and other sources. I’m sure you have found some of your own favorite uses you can add to the list.

  • Gummy labels, chewing gum, tape, tar, tree sap, sticky residue etc. – use Sol-U-Mel full strength as an effective solvent to remove any sticky stuff.
  • Mini-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.
  • Wallpaper Removal – in a 16 oz spray bottle, mix 1 teaspoon Sol-U-Mel to teaspoon Tough & Tender, fill with water. Spray area to help soften wallpaper for easier removal.
  • Kitchen Odors – in a 16 oz spray bottle, add 1/3 cup Sol-U-Mel and fill with water. Spray cutting boards, countertops etc. to eliminate onion, fish, odors etc. This will also kill any germs as well.
  • 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.
  • Furnace Filter/Air Purification – The quality of the air you breathe in your home may be robbing you of good health. Modern, energy efficient home, 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 co-inhabiting our homes. Many respiratory, eye, ear, nose and throat complaints appear in doctors’ waiting rooms because of over exposure to foul household air. Changes of season often shift populations of these microbial species as growing conditions fluctuate. What can you do? Convert your home to Melaleuca products, replacing toxic cleaning and personal care products with safer Melaleuca products. The out gassing of toxic vapors from these products significantly decreases air quality problems. Remove browning leaves from house plants immediately and provide good drainage. Change furnace and cooling air return filters monthly during extreme weather usage. 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 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.
  • Disinfectant Spray – In a 16 oz. spray bottle, mix 1/8 cup Sol-U-Mel, 1/8 cup MelaMagic to 1 3/4 cup water. Spray, wait, rinse and wipe clean. Great for counter-tops and any surfaces around the house.
  • Floor – The above disinfectant spray mixture is also effective to spray or wipe on the floor, or mix in a bucket and mop it up.
  • Plants – Add 1 tablespoon of Tough & Tender to 16 oz. of water, or use diluted Sol-U-Mel. Spray on roses to kill aphids and other undesirables. Sol-U-Mel will also clean moss or algae off your clay pots.
  • 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 Vacuuming/Deodorization – Mix 1 1/2 capfuls of Sol-U-Mel with water in a 16oz. spray bottle. Lightly spray carpet with diluted Sol-U-Mel, let sit for 5 minutes and vacuum as usual.
  • BBQ Grill- Add a capful to MelaMagic cleaning mixture and clean your BBQ Grill
  • Keep Flowers Fresher Longer – Spray Sol-U-Mel in your vase before adding fresh flowers and water. Will keep flowers fresher longer and water cleaner.
  • Laundry Booster - Add one capful of Sol-U-Mel and add 2 – 4 caps of MelaMagic to average wash load to deodorize and disinfect.
  • Oil Based Stains – Use Sol-U-Mel full strength on fabrics. Great to lift paint stains too!
  • Degreaser – 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.
  • Stain Remover – It’s a soluble. Removes ink, blood, butter or grease, wine, permanent marker, scuff marks off of walls, cleans fabric, furniture, pictures and much more.
  • Ink – Apply Sol-U-Mel full strength to spot. Rub then rinse. Wash as normal.
  • Diaper Pail – 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.
  • Toys – Washables (stuffed animals, dolls, blankets etc.) 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.
  • Deodorizer – Replaces chemical filled Febreeze and other air fresheners.
  • Repellent - Spray it on your screens and outside doors to keep bugs away.

  • Bathing - 1 capful of Sol-U-Mel in bath water as initial therapy for dry skin, rashes, dermatitis, diaper rash etc. Helps soothe and soften the skin.
  • Hot TubsNo Melaleuca products, including T36-C5, Renew Bath Oil or Sol-U-Mel should 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.
  • Achy muscles, inflammation, achy joints, tightness in your body - Add ¼ cup added to your bath for about 20 minutes.
  • Vaporizer/Humidifier – 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.
  • Decongestant - Put in a diffuser (the kind with a candle on the bottom and water on top). Add some Sol-U-Mel. Will clear the air, and your sinus.
  • Insect Relief - Mixture of a few drops of T36-C5 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 recipe: 1 teaspoon of Tough & Tender with a capful of Sol-U-Mel and 1 capful of Renew Spa & Bath Oil diluted with water in a trigger sprayer.
  • Hemorrhoids - Add 1/4 cup to warm bath water morning and night for 7 days (soak for about 20 minutes and apply some Mela-Gel externally to affected area. You’ll notice they may disappear after 2 days, and your skin will be extremely soft from bathing in it.
  • Fleas in Bedding – 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 16 oz. of water in trigger sprayer and apply to areas where dog or cat rests to repel fleas and deodorize. Add a capful of Sol-U-Mel to bath water as well.
  • Fleas on Animals – Spray animal with it, fleas will jump out immediately. Will leave animals coat shiny and skin moisturized. Make sure you do this outside though.
  • Fly Repellent (Livestock) – Mix 2 oz. of Sol-U-Mel with 16 oz. of water. Spray directly on the animal. As mentioned above, works effectively on fleas as well.
  • Hamsters, Gerbils, Guinea Pigs – To control odor in or around a small animal’s cage 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.
  • Rabbits – 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.
  • Skunk Spray – Spray Sol-U-Mel and eliminate that nasty odor!!
  • Ink and permanent marker
  • Glues and residues
  • Mold and mildew
  • Wine and juice spills
  • Pet messes and odors
  • Smelly garbage cans, diaper pails, stale coolers, bathrooms, smoke-filled rooms
  • Gum in hair, carpet
  • Fingernail polish
  • Tree sap
  • Road tar
  • Grease
  • Paint
  • Dyes
  • Crayon
  • Food messes
  • Candle wax
  • And much more!

All that and it’s good for the environment too!

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