I am interested in discussing the petro-chemicals Melaleuca currently uses in their products and why some people would choose to continue buying Melaleuca products when they are not completely safe. Just because they are a little safer than some mainstream products doesn't make them totally "safe" by any means. I have reviewed some of the petro-chemicals they use in their patents and to be honest, I don't know how they can claim to be a "Health and Wellness" company when they are attempting to justify using certain chemicals and claiming they are safe to use. Of the 88,000+ petro-chemicals presently in use today, very few are properly tested especially over the long term. Chemicals they consider to be "safe" today can potentially be harmful 50 years from now. Fluoride is a prime example of what premature research can do. Until the industry changes (if it ever does) we cannot trust it to keep us safe. This applies to Melaleuca as well despite what they continually tell us about testing and their "word".
With the rise in chemical sensitivities in today's workplace and home, people need to go a couple steps further than Melaleuca products and go petro-chemical free. Once the fatty tissues in your body is overloaded with synthetic petro-chemicals, the organs are next to bear the onslaught of synthetic tyranny. And since Melaleuca has refused to cease using certain chemicals which they currently purchase from various chemical plants, my fear is for the long term safety of their consumers.
However, it appears people are more interested in making an income than learning about the hidden dangers present in not only Melaleuca products, but many health food store brands as well. The difference between Mela and the health food store brands is that many companies have discontinued certain chemicals upon discovering new information whereas Melaleuca refuses to do so. As they so blatantly stated in one of their articles, they don't want to "perpetuate the myth."
I would ask people to scrutinize all food labels and personal care product labels. Learn about the ingredients/chemicals and become informed. Once you are armed with the knowledge, noone can deceive you in the future.