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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?

The ‘Key Three’ Norwex Products

Posted on June 24, 2018 The top three Norwex cloths we use daily

The Norwex Window Cloth tends to be our most well-known product, but it’s actually not in my top three products that our family uses on a DAILY basis.  (I don’t wash my windows every day, do you??) These are the Key Three Norwex products that everyone MUST have:

  1. Enviro Cloths – replace your all-purpose cleaner
  2. Body Cloths – replace make up remover, facial cleanser, even acne medication!
  3. Counter Cloths – replace stinky dish cloths and paper towels!

Enviro Cloths are your “go to” for cleaning any dirty surface – bathroom, car, walls, carpet stains – almost anything! I get at least one new Enviro cloth every two years for areas where we need optimum disinfecting…

I replace our Body Cloths every two years as well, and the old ones go in our rag box for messy craft projects and such. They’re SO soft when they’re brand new, and that’s when we get optimum cleaning of our pores (and the easiest makeup removal).

In the past I have gotten new kitchen cloths every year since they are in use all day every day for wiping off the table and countertops, but now the Counter Cloths have become our “go to” in the kitchen. Have you tried them?? You will radically reduce your use of paper towels!

What are your family’s favorites?

Why I Started Teaching People About Norwex

Posted on September 17, 2015

Six years ago I was looking at my children (ages 3 and 5 at the time – see how adorable?), and thinking about our family history of various autoimmune diseases. I really wanted to know if there was anything I could do to give them the best shot at growing up without chronic health problems.

Kids Tea Party

The list in our family was getting kind of long: allergiesasthmaCeliac diseaseJuvenile Diabetes, rheumatoid arthritis – all stuff where our immune system attacks our own bodies. What was going on? A friend recommended the book The Autoimmune Epidemic. There were lots of eye-openers, but the biggest thing mentioned, that hadn’t been on my radar at all before, was basic household cleaning chemicals.

I had heard before that kids that grow up in cleaner homes have more allergies and asthma. The theory was that these kids just weren’t exposed to enough germs, so their immune systems got bored and started attacking themselves or something. Now we’re getting smarter and we realize it’s not the lack of exposure to germs, it’s the increased exposure to cleaning chemicals.

So I started looking for greener options. I got a book with recipes for making your own cleaners. Who was I kidding? I don’t even like to cook, so that solution wasn’t likely to sustain itself for long. I bought some more natural cleaners, but they just didn’t work very well. I don’t like cleaning anyway, so I didn’t have much patience with it taking longer. I kind of gave up and decided I would just clean less.

When my cousin started describing Norwex to me, I kind of blew her off, thinking, “Yeah, I’ve tried those green cleaners. No thanks.” Plus, I really didn’t want anything to do with a party business. I had tried one before and knew I was a lousy salesperson. It wasn’t until I saw her wipe butter off a mirror with just a cloth and water that I went, “Wait, what?? How did you do that??”

She sent me home with a set of the basic cloths to try, and I (the non-cleaner, remember?) deep-cleaned my kitchen for two and a half hours that night. It cleaned the grease/dust mixture from the top of our microwave. It was literally “squeaky” clean! Then I did the walls around the stove – WOW! I couldn’t believe how EASY this was. It seemed like magic. All I was using was just a wet cloth! It “looked” like a rag, but this thing was actually a high-tech cleaning power tool!

I realized I had found what I’d been looking for. Not only would this provide the safe haven I wanted for my kids, it actually made cleaning easier and faster!! Everyone I knew deserved to see this stuff in action. I realized the reason Norwex is sold in parties is that you really have to SEE a demo to get the power of the cloths. Cleaning with water doesn’t *sound* like it would work. You have to see it in action.

So I invited some friends over to show them what I’d found, and here we are! I had NO idea it would turn into a full-time income and a life mission for me, but that’s a whole other story… :-)

Does my story resonate with you? Please reply and let me know!

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!

 

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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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?