When the company first began with the Ball brothers, the company’s revenue grew to approximately $90,000 per month. However, the company’s front loading of its distributors coupled with an unfortunate run in with the FDA, caused Melaleuca to end the year with major financial losses. After it was dissolved and rebuilt with Frank VanderSloot at the helm it generated $300,000 in 1985, growing to $1.2 million in 1986, $11.6 million in 1988 and $17 million in 1989. Revenues jumped to $105 million in 1991. Currently the company lay claims to $887 million in annual revenues.
Melaleuca, Inc. The Wellness Company™/℠Manufacturer and distributor of nutritional supplements, personal care, household and cosmetic products.
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Melaleuca, Inc. The Wellness Company manufactures and distributes over 350 nutritional supplement, personal care, home care and cosmetic products. They also own a travel agency, home security, mortgage service and an internet service called iGlide.net.
The company was actually founded twice. Prior to its current incarnation as Melaleuca, Inc it was known as Oil of Melaleuca. The first company was established by Roger and Allen Ball in 1984 as a multilevel marketing company that sold products made from melaleuca oil. In 1985, the company was dissolved and rebuilt by Frank VanderSloot.
The company sells a variety of products in the nutritional supplements, weight loss, home care, personal care and cosmetic categories. The company’s main staples are its melaleuca oil products.
T36-c5 Melaeuca Oil
This product is marketed as an antiseptic that helps to prevent infection from cuts and scrapes. The oil is supposed to help stop itching, dissolve dirt and stains, and is safe for sensitive skin. Melaleuca oil is an essential oil that has been in use for over 100 years as a medicinal product by the Aborigines of Australia .
This is a nutritional supplement marketed to promote a healthy heart. The product claims to help prevent LDL cholesterol oxidation, promote healthy blood platelet activity, and nourish blood vessels. The product was created in conjunction with research done by Dr. John Folts. It is made from grapes which provide flavonoids, quercetin, bilberry and ginkgo biloba.
Attain with CraveBlocker Shake
This is a meal replacement shake that is sold as a weight management product. The ingredients include a proprietary recipe of beta-glucan and inulin fiber to help create the feeling of fullness. The product claims it promotes the releaseo of cholecystokinin, a hormone that notifies the brain that the stomach is full.
Marketed as an aid to help build muscle, this product contains a proprietary blend of proteins, antioxidants, enzymes and fiber designed to help the body recover from exercise. The product contains essential amino acids, vitamins C and E, and lipoic acid plus enzymes to help the body break down and use the protein in the shake.
VitalityPak for Men and Women
A nutritional supplement, this product contains 24 essential nutrients as well as the proprietary Oligofructose Complex mineral that helps with absorption and antioxidant protection. The company claims the supplement protects up to 5x times better against free radicals and the vitamins are absorbed up to 10x better than competing products.
Melaleuca Headquarters: Idaho Falls, Idaho
Melaleuca Last Updated: Dec 17, 2012, 9:45am