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Who’s Your Representative?

by Amber Erickson Gabbey

I am sure you’ve all overheard the same conversation about someone going to a Norwex party or how your mom’s best friend just bought a new floor cleaner from a neighbor who sells Shaklee products and have you heard of it? And who hasn’t heard of the infamous Tupperweare parties that have been going on for what seems decades.

The idea of a business where you have to know a consultant to buy the products is by no means a new concept. These types of businesses have been around for years, made popular by the well-known Tupperware and Mary Kay brands. Nowadays, consultant-based businesses are booming and include an onslaught of natural, organic, and chemical-free products. Read on to learn about several businesses with the mission of health, well-being, and environmental stewardship.


Wildtree consultants sell food products made from the finest ingredients available. They pride themselves in providing food that is natural, nutritious, delicious, and easy to prepare. Since 1996, Wildtree products have included bread dips, marinades, oils, breads, pizzas, pancakes, sauces, soups and stews, and spices. To learn more, browse products, and find a consultant, visit www.wildtree.com.

Neal’s Yard Remedies

Neal’s Yard Remedies is an apothecary selling organic and natural health and beauty products. Their product categories include face, bath, body, hair, baby, and men. They consider their products to be natural, safe, and ethical, and they operate under the belief that health and beauty should be more natural, less synthetic, and protect the planet. For around thirty years, Neal’s Yard Remedies has operated stores around the world, in addition to their consultant-based business. To learn more, browse products, and find a consultant, visit www.nealsyardremedies.com.

Norwex

Norwex consultants sell environmentally friendly personal care and cleaning products. Started in Norway in 1994, the mission is to improve quality of life by radically reducing the use of chemicals in household and personal care products. Products include microfiber towels, reusable snack and sandwich bags, toothbrushes, toilet brushes and holders, duster wands, dryer balls, and hand cleaners, all designed to keep your home healthy without the use of toxic household chemicals and cleaners. To learn more, browse products, and find a consultant, visit www.norwex.biz.

Lemongrass Spa

Lemongrass Spa provides handmade, natural skin care products that are safe, affordable, and immensely enjoyable. It selects only the highest-grade ingredients to create these products and they test them on humans not on animals. This USA-based company located in Colorado sells its products through home-based consultants. Products are not found in stores or online without going through a consultant. The vision is that women should be pampered in the comfort of their own homes with natural products because women are often busy taking care of others, leaving very little time for self-care. To learn more, browse products, and start pampering yourself, visit www.ourlemongrassspa.com/897

Miessence

Miessence consultants sell deoderants, hair care, skin care, body care, and cosmetics without any chemicals or synthetic ingredients. Operating under the tagline Beautiful…naturally!, Miessence is the world’s first certified organic skin care and cosmetics company. Started in Australia, they are committed to good health and taking care of the environment. To learn more, browse products, or find a consultant, visit www.miessence.com.

Tupperware

Tupperware has been around since 1946, selling innovative solutions for the home, including food storage, meal prep, and cooking supplies. Tupperware creates products designed to save you time and money and make family meals easy and nutritious. In addition, reusable products such as cups, containers, and snack bags, help reduce waste, are BPA-free, and are guaranteed to last for years. To learn more, browse products, and find a consultant, visit www.tupperware.com.

Shaklee

Shaklee consultants sell pure, natural, and effective products that promote health both inside and out. Products include nutritional supplements, weight loss remedies, beauty products, and cleaning supplies such as laundry soap, water filters, and kitchen cleaners. Shaklee has been around for sixty years with the goal of helping people live healthier and happier lives while keeping their families safe and protecting the environment. To learn more, browse products, and find a consultant, visit www.shaklee.com.

Melaleuca

Melaleuca consultants sell naturally safer, more effective products, including vitamins, supplements, food, weight loss, cleaning, laundry, personal care, beauty, fragrance, and pet care. For twenty-five years, Melaleuca has been creating concentrated cleaning products that are safe for the home and the environment. Their mission is to enhance the lives of those we touch by helping people reach their goals. To learn more, browse products, and find a consultant, visit www.melaleuca.com.

Sunrider

Sunrider, around since 1982, creates high-quality herbal products. Products focus on food, beverages, concentrates, weight management, skin care, cosmetics, household products, and supplements. The mission is to improve the lifestyle and well-being of people around the world. To learn more, browse products, and find a consultant, visit www.sunrider.com.

Juice Plus+

Juice Plus+ consultants sell products that are “the next best thing to fruits and vegetables.” Started in 1970, the mission is to improve people’s lives through the documented health benefits of Juice Plus+ products. The whole-food nutritional supplement aims to improve health through increasing consumption of fruits and vegetables. Studies find that taking Juice Plus+ reduces oxidative stress, helps support the immune system, helps protect DNA, and promotes cardiovascular wellness. To learn more, browse products, and find a consultant, visit www.juiceplus.com.

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