Author: Richard M. Barry. (Portions were compiled or written by D.D. Church, PhD)
Publisher:  RM Barry Publications – 318 pages
Book Review by: Sonu Chandiram

Melaleuca was founded in 1985 by Frank L. VanderSloot in Idaho Falls, Idaho. It currently generates around $2 billion in annual revenue worldwide from sales of 400+ different products for health, the home, and pet care. Globally, over one million of its customers shop online each month, with a 96 percent monthly reorder rate.

This book contains recommended uses for Melaleuca products based on studies and the experiences of physicians, other health care professionals, researchers, scientists, veterinarians, and some one million-plus customers worldwide. The company has regional offices in Australia and New Zealand, China, Hong Kong, Japan, Malaysia, Singapore, South Korea, Taiwan, the United Kingdom, and a European head office in Germany.

The customers include its independent marketing executives (IMEs) who earn referral commissions. The range of products include these categories: bath, beauty, and body; health care, household cleaning, laundry, nutritional, medicine-cabinet items, personal care, pharmaceutical, vitamins, and other products.

Many of the IME’s total Melaleuca incomes have surpassed a million dollars, while some of them earn $100,000 or more each month.

This book on Melaleuca products is an extremely popular one, ranking No. 37,961 today – May 16, 2020 – on the Amazon bookseller site, with tens of millions of books to choose from.

With an availability of just 10 million titles for example, what its sales rank means is that this book is among the top one-half of one percent of all books selling on Amazon (50,000 divided by 10 million). Based on its ranking, we estimate that about 240 to 300 copies of this book are sold monthly. We believe they are used by intending or established customers primarily as a source of information on Melaleuca products, including their ingredients, and effectiveness.

A second reason (or manifestation of) why this book is very popular is that it is in its sixteenth edition, signifying very high ongoing demand. Most books don’t go beyond first edition.

A third reason for its popularity is that it provides proven, research-tested solutions to a large range of health problems experienced by hundreds of millions of people worldwide.

This book discusses 200+ health conditions with remedies and prevention strategies based on research and the clinical experiences of health care professionals and consumer testimonials.

This book also presents and goes over 150 home care problems with solutions recommended by people who use Melaleuca products every day. For pet owners and lovers, this book contains information on some 80 ailments common to dogs and cats with remedies recommended by veterinarians.

The Product Price Comparison lists 11 products sold by Walmart versus 11 comparable ones manufactured by Melaleuca. Sold by Walmart are: 409 degreaser, Bounce dryer sheets, Glide dental tape, Lamisil anti-fungal ointment, Listerine mouthwash, L’Oreal sulfate-free shampoo, Tide laundry detergent, Tilex bathroom cleaner, Tylenol headache caplets, and Windex glass cleaner.

The total cost of the 11 items including sales tax, sold by Walmart was $100.36, which was over 26 percent higher than Melaleuca’s total cost of comparable products at $79.48

In the Problems Index of this book, you will find a list of hundreds of problems (from ‘abdominal distress’ to ‘zona’ or shingles) with page numbers next to each problem indicating where you can find the solutions to them. The solutions are usually found in the ingredients of particular Melaleuca you can use to rid yourself of the pesky problems.

In sum, you will find solutions to common health conditions, creating a healthy home, and keeping your dog and cat healthy. Below is a broad overview of the contents of this book.



  1. The Melaleuca Story
  2. That Amazing Tea Tree Oil
  3. Let’s Stop Poisoning Our Children!
  4. Nutritional Supplements
  5. Grape Seed Extract
  6. Reducing Risk Factors for Heart Disease
  7. Digestive Health
  8. You Can Activate Your Immune System
  9. Depression
  10. Glucosamine
  11. Prostate Health
  12. Menopause
  13. Protect Your Vision
  14. Urinary Tract Infections
  15. Lice Advice
  16. A Healthy Home Means a Healthy You
  17. Proven! Supplements Do Help
  18. Healthy Body
  19. Healthy Home Solutions
  20. Healthy Dogs and Cats
  21. Essential Oils

Appendix 1 – Disinfectant Properties

Appendix 2 – Melaleuca Oil and Healthy Skin

Appendix 3 – Technical Information

Appendix 4 – Product Price Comparison (Walmart versus Melaleuca)

Problems Index

Products Index