A Better Dishwashing Soap

Posted on August 29, 2015

I did some dishes by hand this morning, and realized a little while later that my hands didn’t feel all dry and scratchy like they used to after dishwashing. It has to be the new improved Norwex dishwashing liquid !

norwex dish soap

It makes sense. Most dishwashing liquids subject our hands to harsh chemicals – that’s how they get our dishes clean and make all those suds that we really don’t need. But Norwex’s formula is now greener and gentler to my hands. It is free from phthalates, SLS, SLES and dyes that can harm us with extended use and harm our rivers and lakes where they eventually end up. It still gives me suds and gets my dishes sparkling clean with no need to hand dry to avoid spots. I just leave them to drip dry on the super-absorbent Norwex dish mat. And, instead of perfume (fragrance which also has chemicals in it), it is scented with essential oil of Clementine for a crisp citrusy smell.

My hands love it, my dishes love it, my nose loves it, this is a NO BRAINER – it’s Norwex dish soap for me! And of course I use it together with our no-more-stinky dish cloth and our ThermoPlastic rubber bottle brush . Especially with the new extensions that were just released for the brush, I have the perfect tool for every job!

 

This is how you change the world

Posted on August 25, 2015

One of the highlights of our Norwex national conference was hearing from the founder of WashedAshore.org. Angela, a retired art teacher, talked about walking the beaches near her home seeking solace after the death of her husband. But instead of comfort, she found…garbage. She was shocked by the volume of trash she saw washed up on the shorelines and of course wanted to take action.

This is my favorite part of the story: Angela was wise enough to know that people aren’t inspired to take action when they are discouraged. She wanted to find a way to spread the message in an uplifting way. And wow, did she ever.

From their website: “…community members of all ages work together to clean up our beaches and process the debris into art supplies to construct giant sculptures of the sea life most affected by plastic pollution. This has resulted in thousands of pounds of debris removed from local beaches and turned into works of art…90% of the debris we collect is petroleum-based: plastic items, nylon ropes and net. We are able to use 98% of this trash to create sculptures, including a walk-through replica of an ocean gyre, a Styrofoam coral reef, Henry the fish, a plastic bottle sea jelly, an oil-spill replica, and a musical sea star…”

The results are stunningly beautiful. And as you take a closer look, hugely impactful.

 

seahorse washed ashore

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How can we help?

  • Use less plastic! Lightweight items like plastic bottles, plastic bags, and plastic straws blow out of garbage cans and landfills and end up in our waterways, which bring them to the ocean. Filter your own water and use reusable bags and reusable straws .
  • Follow WashedAshore.org on Facebook and YouTube, and bookmark their blog for some amazing behind-the-scenes stories!
  • Share this post to raise awareness!

“Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed citizens can change the world; indeed, it’s the only thing that ever has.” ~Margaret Mead

Mom, I Want Norwex Water!

Posted on August 24, 2015

I’ll admit that at first glance, the Norwex Water Filtration System was the new product I was least excited about. I kind of groaned inside – “I’m not in the business of selling water pitchers. There are tons of those on the market already.”

But the more I learned, the more excited I got. And now after using it for a few weeks, I’m in LOVE. My kids love the taste of it, even my extra-sensitive son. When we travel, I have always let Blake pick out the brand of water jug we got in the store, because they all taste different to him! We’ve had a reverse osmosis system for twelve years, so I’ve felt good that we were getting rid of the bad stuff in our tap water, but I’ve also known that it leaves the water slightly acidic and without the good minerals. Now we drink delicious pH neutral water with Magnesium and other good stuff added back in! Win, win, win. So I’m a convert, big time!

Norwex Water System

This water filtration system with exclusive magnesium technology has become my go-to housewarming and get-well gift. And we will definitely be packing it in our suitcase so we don’t have to buy bottled water when we travel.

Did you know 60 MILLION plastic bottles end up in our landfills every single DAY? If you know anyone who buys bottled water, save them a whole lot of money (and give our planet a break!) by recommending the Norwex water pitcher to them!

Norwex Water Pitcher

Are YOU drinking the Norwex water? :-)

Tired of your stinky old dish cloth?

Posted on August 23, 2015

Stinky Dish Cloth

No more stinky dishcloth!  That was always a pet peeve of mine, but with the Norwex dish cloth there is NO stinky smell!  That’s because the loosely woven 100% nylon mesh doesn’t harbor germs, odors or food particles. Everything just rinses away! It is perfect for scrubbing caked on food and sticky stuff from dishes and counters – anywhere scrubbing is needed it can get the job done. Best of all, it won’t scratch surfaces so it is even safe to use inside the microwave.

Ever get flour all over your counter when baking? Yeah, me too, and chased it around forever while it turned to paste. NOT ANYMORE!  This cloth just grabs it right up and voila! Clean counter. I have used it outside to get bugs off my windshield and the grill of my car too. It dries fast and is always ready to work when I am. I LOVE my dish cloth!  It even has my mom’s seal of approval as her favorite Norwex product.  She has given so many of them away as gifts!

Stinky Norwex Cloths?

Posted on February 2, 2015

Stinky Norwex Cloths

Because they look like rags, we sometimes forget that Norwex cloths are high-tech cleaning tools and need to be taken care of the way we care for other power tools!

Last week at a demo I met a woman whose cloths didn’t work as well after she washed them the first time, and she wasn’t happy with how her mop was picking up pet hair. Turns out she didn’t know that fabric softener clogs the cloths, and that the rubber brush recharges the dry mop pad. One of the main reasons we offer the education of in-person demos is so we can make sure you know how to keep these tools working well for you for years to come! They pick up so much grime for us, we have to know how to help them release that grime so they can work over and over and over.

The main instruction for use is to use only water!  The reason the cloths work so well is all those microscopic fibers grab everything on the surface and pick it up into the cloth.  If you were to use any kind of soap or cleaning product, it would make the cloth slip along the surface instead of being able to grab everything, so it wouldn’t work as well!  Plus, if soap gets deep into the fibers and doesn’t get rinsed out properly, it will block the BacLock self-purifying action and your cloths could get stinky.

Always follow the correct washing instructions.

After each use, scrub the cloth against itself under running water, rinse well, wring out, and hang to dry.  (Isn’t that EASY??)

About once a week, machine wash and dry, hot water is best, with three simple rules:

  1. No bleach
  2. No fabric softener
  3. No linty fabrics

The laundry detergent that will keep the cloths at their best for years to come is our Norwex Ultra Power Plus, now certified for High Efficiency machines! (It still works great in conventional machines also.)

If you ever end up with cloths that aren’t smelling clean, the best remedy is to soak them overnight in hot water and Norwex laundry detergent.  Then wash as normal.

If your cloths have gotten fabric softener on them, or you have hard water and minerals are building up in the cloths, you can choose to boil the cloths in a pot of hot water with some vinegar to help dissolve what’s trapped in the fibers.

Last but not least, contact me for troubleshooting help!!

6 Reasons December 31 is the Perfect Time to Start a Norwex Business

Posted on December 30, 2014

Seize the Day

You think I’m crazy, right?  Who would start a business on December 31?

Smart people, that’s who.

Here’s why:

1.  40% discount on Kit Upgrade packages!  

Norwex gives us a December bonus of an extra 5% commission on top of the usual 35%.  Isn’t that amazing?  So when you sign up by Dec. 31 and add a kit upgrade to your basic starter kit, you get the extra discount!

2.  Host bonus January 1-12

For parties submitted in the first 12 days of the new year totally $500 or more in sales, the host gets a BONUS $50 shopping spree, on top of all the usual host benefits (which in January include our coveted mop system!).  What a great time to start your business with a bang!

3.  Your friends are making New Year’s resolutions to be healthier.

A key part of a healthy home is reducing the chemicals you touch and breathe.  Show people how easy that can be with Norwex!

4.  Set yourself up for a stronger 2015.

It feels so good to have financial breathing room.  Whether you’d like to take a vacation with no credit cards, pay for dance classes, cover a car payment, or buy all the organic food you want, a Norwex business can give you that freedom.

5.  I can’t wait to work with you!

My favorite part of this business is helping others succeed beyond their wildest dreams.  You are your own boss and I am your support system.  My job as your leader is to help you focus on every success along the way, because that keeps you confident and motivated to keep going.

6.  What do you have to lose?  

Give it a try for 4 to 6 parties.  At that point, if you don’t love it, then you walk away with a lot of free product earned through incentives, plus the cash in your pocket.  Or you’ll find that it’s the easiest money you’ve ever made, then you’re off and running in a business that changes the world!

Contact me with questions or jump in and sign up online.  You’ll be joining a dynamic team, waiting to cheer you on!

Scary Facts About Plastic Water Bottles

Posted on October 20, 2014

These facts appeared in our Norwex consultant newsletter (because this is the kind of thing that gets us motivated!) and I just had to share:

Did you know…

  • More than 60 million plastic water bottles are discarded every DAY.  At best, they are ending up in landfills where they take up to 700 years to decompose.  Sadly, many of them end up as litter or in our lakes and rivers.
  • Just in North America, the plastic water bottles we use in a year require more than 15 MILLION barrels of oil for manufacturing, transport, and disposal.  That would fuel about 100,000 cars for a YEAR.
  • The energy used by consuming single-use plastic bottles could power 190,000 homes.
  • Recycling ONE plastic bottle can conserve enough energy to light a 60W bulb for 6 hours.
  • The Recycling Institute says only about one in six plastic bottles sold in North America is recycled.  That means, of every 60 million water bottles we use, 50 MILLION end up in landfills or as litter.

Are you moved to action?  Will YOU be the one making sure plastic bottles are recycled at your next family or company event?

“Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed citizens can change the world; indeed, it’s the only thing that ever has.” ~Margaret Mead

Want a Total Home Chemical Makeover?

Posted on September 20, 2014

Chemical Makeover

What if you could clean your shower without using any harsh chemicals?

What if your windows and mirrors could be streak-free and gorgeous without using anything disposable or any cleaning solution at all?

What if you never had to buy makeup remover or facial cleanser again?

What if you never had to spend money in the cleaning aisle in the grocery store again?

What if you could get all that (and more) for only $190.76 plus tax???

If that sounds a bit far-fetched, and you’ve never heard of Norwex, then this promotion is perfect for YOU.  Because we’ve found that if we get ourbacklock products in your hands,you will fall in love. Thanks to modern technology, you can REPLACE chemical cleaners with these high-grade BacLock(TM) microfiber cleaning cloths, used with just water!

With our September “Join for Free” special and an upgrade package, you can get all the benefits of being a Norwex Independent Sales Consultant (35% discount on products, chance to earn incentives and income) with no obligation at all!  Use all the products in your home, be completely amazed (Seriously!!!!), and then you decide if you share them with others or not.  Totally up to you!

Here’s what you get:

“Free Yourself” September special ($78.45 product value for FREE, only $7.99 shipping!)

  • Enviro cloths – in different colors so you can color code: one for the kitchen, and one for the bathrooms.  Just get it wet and it’s an amazing heavy duty cleaner!
  • Window/Polish cloth – use after cleaning with Enviro cloth on anything shiny: windows, mirrors, granite, stainless steel, etc.

These two cloths, with just WATER, will replace SO many cleaners you currently use in your home! Just check out what they can do!

But that’s not all!

  • Dusting Mitt – dust with only the static created by these millions of tiny fibers!  With no residue to attract the dust back to your surfaces, your home will stay cleaner longer!  (Cool, huh???)
  • 2-pack Spirisponges – for when you need a little extra scrubbing power

Plus you get enough business supplies that you’ll know what to do if you decide you just have to share these products with others!

For the Total Chemical Makeover, add Upgrade Package 1 ($268.89 value for $174.78 plus $7.99 shipping)

  • Dish cloth – this little white net cloth is my mother’s favorite Norwex product.  I call it the “no more stinky dish cloth” because there’s nowhere in the nylon for bacteria to hide and grow!  (When I had given up using bleach for everything else, I still used it on my old cotton dish cloths because I *couldn’t stand* that smell!  Now bleach is gone for good!)
  • Blue Diamond All-in-One Bathroom Cleaner – use on tub and toilet, much safer to have in the house than other bathroom cleaners.  It’s very concentrated so a little goes a long way!
  • Ultra Power Plus Laundry Detergent – no fillers, fragrances, or dyes in this environmentally friendly detergent.  This is the best way to lengthen the life span of the Norwex cloths you’ve invested in.
  • Fluff and Tumble Dryer Balls – fabric softener is a big source of toxins that’s actually very easy to replace!  This set of 3 wool dryer balls lives in your dryer all the time.  They lift and separate the clothes as they tumble so they dry faster, wrinkle less, and stay soft.  And as long as you don’t over-dry your clothes, you won’t have static.
  • Dry Superior Mop Pad large – consider this a teaser for our amazing mop system.  Can be used with any velcro mop base.  An absolute MUST for hard wood floors and pet hair!
  • Envirowand – this “magical” tool reaches all the hard to dust places, including around your electronics (the most toxic dust).  Bend it into an arch to grab and clean your ceiling fan blades!
  • Rubber brush – use this to clean and recharge your dusting mitt, dust mop pad, and Envirowand, or to remove pet hair from upholstered furniture and carpeted stairs.
  • Descaler – this natural acid alternative to harsh lime/scale removers is perfect for hard water buildup around faucets and in your shower.
  • Cleaning paste – elbow grease in a jar!  It’s food-safe so you can use it on anything in your kitchen, but it’s not limited to that!  Tough soap scum, scuff marks on walls, grout, stove tops, and more!

Say good-bye to the toxic cleaning chemicals in your home, and say hello to cleaning being easier and faster!  There is a 60-day satisfaction guarantee on our products, so anything you don’t love, no worries.  You will have full Independent Consultant status and privileges, but no obligation.  If you never do anything other than USE these initial products, you will simply drop off the consultant system.  But if you decide you have to tell others about what you’ve found, you could be on your way to a thriving business!

Get started here.  You have nothing to lose, and so much to gain!

Choose the Free Yourself plus Upgrade 1, and your Home Chemical Makeover will be on its way to you!!

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