Topic: Laundry

Norwex Products I Restock Regularly

Posted on June 25, 2018 Norwex products we restock often in our home

Sometimes it’s hard to keep track of all the products Norwex comes out with that can make your home safer, so here’s a handy list of the products we regularly restock in our home!

Laundry detergent – powder or liquid
Both detergents are SO concentrated they’re very cost-effective, but the best part is they’re hypo-allergenic and biodegradable, so good for our skin AND for the planet. I use both types and probably have a slight preference for the powder.

Stain Remover and Odor Eliminator also both sit on my washing machine for use as needed. The odor eliminator is especially good for when you forget a load of wet laundry in the machine… I run a rinse cycle with a capful of OE then the clothes are good to go! :-)

Super Jet Dishwasher Detergent
Not everyone loves the Super Jet, depending on how hard your water is. We have a water softener and we love it! Just a half tablespoon per load.

Fresh Produce Wash
We use this for washing anything small that you wouldn’t wash with the Veggie Scrub Cloth, so grapes, strawberries, lettuce, etc. It’s crazy what comes off! Glad we’re not eating all that crud.

Water Filtration Pitcher replacement filters
My kids love the taste of Norwex water, and I love that they’re getting filtered water with magnesium and other minerals put back in!

Dishwashing Liquid – have you tried the newest formulation, made in our very own Manufacturing Institute in Dallas?

Mattress Cleaner – it lasts a long time, but I take it in a sample size bottle everywhere I travel, so that uses it up a little faster. Since I have asthma, we use it regularly on mattresses, pillows (including throw pillows), quilts, stuffed animals, and upholstered furniture.

I use the Crystal Deodorant, which seems to last forever, but my kids and husband use our Deodorant Stick, so that’s a common thing on my reorder list.

We have our Peppermint Foaming Hand Wash in both bathrooms and the kitchen sink, so that Refill is a common reorder. Pro tip: dilute it a little when you refill your pump sprayers, then the pumps don’t stick. I fill about 2/3 full then top it off with water.

My skin is pretty low maintenance in the summer, so I just make sure we’re stocked with Aloe Face and Neck Gel – my favorite light summer moisturizer. (And it’s also amazing on sunburns!) My husband uses Rescue Gel on his legs after biking, and of course I always keep Hand Cleaner in my purse for when you just have to dig into the Pringles on the way home from Target…

What do you need to restock?

Some things last forever so it doesn’t seem like we ever need to reorder, like Cleaning Paste and Oven & Grill Cleaner (of course, I RARELY clean the oven…). I think I’m still on my first bottle of Wrinkle Release Spray, too, even though I use it regularly. I pull clean clothes out of the dryer, spray, and hang them in my closet. By the time I’m ready to wear, they’re wrinkle-free! (Hooray for no ironing!!) And those Sanira toilet system refills last forever, too!!

I don’t use the Bathroom Cleaner or Descaler because we’re able to keep things clean with just the Bathroom Scrub Mitt and water. Maybe that’s because of our water softener system? And we don’t use a lot of Hand Cream or Body Lotion or Lip Balm in the summer. I think that’s because by showering with just Body Cloths and water, we don’t have soap drying out our skin!

Did I leave out any of your favorites?

My Version of the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge

Posted on August 25, 2014

The ice bucket challenge has done a great job of raising awareness about ALS. So when I was nominated for the challenge, I figured one more video of someone dumping ice water on her head might not accomplish much.  Instead, I started researching more about the suspected causes of ALS at places like the National Institute of Health and Mayo Clinic.

What I found was similar to when I was researching causes of Auto-immune disorders – our bodies are simply being exposed to too many toxic chemicals in our every day lives, and it can cause things to go haywire inside.

So here’s my version of the challenge, switching gears to start focusing on what we can do to PREVENT diseases like this. My number one tip for reducing toxins in your world is to stop using dryer sheets!  Here are 7 reasons why.

What’s your top tip for reducing toxins?