I was invited to a Wine and Wellness party. I had heard of Malaleuca from my sister who someone gave her some laundry and cleaning stuff.
She had given me some bathroom cleaner and I've had it forever... Sure, it's concentrated and lasts longer, well I have it still after years... the one bottle. I go to the party/presentation and sure there is wine to get me to relax and ready me to more easily make a decision that I might not usually make.
There was a team of people doing the presentation, not actually given by the person that invited me. They discussed their phenomenal success with selling, that they were basically millionaires off this stuff and how great the products are. It all seemed inviting up until the point where you have the choice to get other people to sign up so you, too, can make big bucks. Although they were waiving the $29 sign up fee and it would only be $1, then there's the minimum order every month, no mention of shipping costs.
I am a person that does not buy chemicals. I make my own cleaning products for minimal cost and I do not spend even $50 a month on any of the items that Malaleuca sells, nor do I want to start. I am basically a single mother living paycheck to paycheck. I do not know people that I would sign up and I certainly don't want to contribute money to these millionaires.
I have 2 credit cards that I've been paying down for years and do not make purchases with. Then I have my bank card, no way was I going to give that number away to be debited every month with a mandatory order. They said it's so easy to cancel, but I've read enough reviews online that tell me indeed it is not that easy. Basically they are asking me to spend at least $720 a year on products I don't usually buy (shipping not included).
Plus, obviously, I do not go through products like maybe others would, as I still have a 5 year old bottle of Malalueca bathroom cleaner. I can understand why you don't see many bad reviews on here, and to all those people that make a lot of money and work hard at doing that, good for you!!! But people that are living paycheck to paycheck and are not going to be recruiting others and just be a customer, it's not worth it. I choose superior products for my home and I know what's in them.
I am confident that my house is chemical free and I don't need spend over $700 a year to do that. On top of it, I got to sample some of the company's edibles and drinkables and left there feeling very ill. I read that there is aspartame and other harmful sweeteners in their products... doesn't sound like anything I could recommend.
I'm sure the truthers will come swooping down on me, but really come on. If it comes down to paying your bills or buying products you don't need, it's really a no-brainer. As for natural products and make up, I'll stick with a company like Lush, that makes their products from scratch and uses fair trade and stands up for human rights issues vs.
Mr. Vandersloot, owner of Malaleuca, who is the financial chair for Mitt Romney.
Reason of review: Poor customer service.