The Glorious “Everything” Cloth (aka, Enviro Cloth)

I do believe it’s time for a good review of Norwex’s Enviro Cloth. I like to call this the “everything” cloth because this puppy should be used on almost every single surface of your home with JUST WATER! (no dishes for this guy though). Even think to use it on carpet stains and chocolate milk stains on your white couch (this was me at one point!). What makes the Enviro Cloth so great?

  1. The size of the little fibers. Measuring at 1/200th the size of a human hair, the fibers will remove up to 99% of bacteria from surfaces with just water and NOT spread germs to other surfaces.
  2. The Enviro cloth is PACKED full with 2,000 miles of fiber. That’s longer than the distance from the Canadian border to the Gulf of Mexico! So the cloth is thick and durable.
  3. The fibers are infused with micro silver. Silver prevents bacteria from multiplying (making babies) inside the cloth, self cleaning it between uses. So you simply use the cloth, rinse, hang and let the silver clean the cloth between uses.
  4. Warrantee people. 2 whole years of it! That’s a lot of use for one cloth!

The Enviro cloth gets a solid 10 in my book. It’s amazing what it has cleaned in my home for 5 small kids and a huge dog. Grease, dog messes, spit up, food smears, blood, chicken juice, bathroom grime and more. I haven’t purchased paper towels (sorry, I take that back, I bought 2 rolls for them 2 years ago when we got our puppy) in 4+ years because of this cloth. I believe this product should be in every home!

The New Chenille Hand Towel

Norwex came out with this brilliant product in August and I can say with conviction that it has improved my husband and my sanity in our household ever since we began hanging it from our oven door. It’s important to have something to dry your hands on in the kitchen. It’s even more important to have something to dry your hands on that isn’t chocked full of bacteria. This towel has Norwex’s BacLock silver agent in the fibers, inhibiting bacterial growth within the towel and allowing us to hang it for weeks before throwing it in the laundry.

Ichenille-hand-towel used to use Norwex’s Kitchen Towel for this purpose. But if you have kids, you and I both know how often towels end up on the floor! ahhh!! Norwex has outsmarted kids everywhere with this design. The Chenille Hand Towel is designed to hang from a bar, towel rack, etc. without being pulled off!

Ditch all the hand towels that you have billowing out of that drawer in your kitchen (you know what I’m talking about) and simplify things by having one of these in your kitchen. It’s a must.

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Join for Free with the Try it, Share it Kit

It’s back! Norwex is giving you the opportunity to join their company as a consultant for free (just $9.99 shipping). The Try it, Share it kit is valued at $74.45 and does not have the typical $2000 sales quota in the first 90 days to earn the kit for free. Seriously, no strings attached.

Try-It-Share-It-USSelecting this kit will allow you to try the products, receive a 35% discount like any other consultant, and give you the opportunity to start an at home business if you choose.

Or, you always have the option of choose the standard kit with the superior mop, and additional product enhancements just for September. This is is free with a sale quota of $2000 in first 90 days (SOO doable, that’s about 3-4 parties in 3 months!).

Check out the  September Kit Enhancement.

You have options. I am here to help you choose the best fit for you. I love supporting and helping people with their business however it fits into their lives. Contact me with your questions or if you know which kit is best for you, signup here.

The Boston Green Fest 2016

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Oh New England! You need more Norwex! Here we are; getting the word out to you guys about how to reduce the chemicals in your home. My mom is here joining me because she also shares the Norwex mission to “Improve the quality of life by radically reducing the use of chemicals in our homes”. This is a family mission of mine and I pray that more people catch this and agree to be on board because we need help.

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With JUST water?!

I was convinced that I could clean with just water alone when I got the Enviro Cloth and Window Cloth (the Basic Package) in my hands. When cleaning surfaces all over my home, I quickly noticed how CLEAN they felt. How the cloths only picked up grime, germs and filth while leaving behind NO residue. I became aware of how my previous cleaners were leaving a film behind…even my green cleaners! and guess what, filth is attracted to film and will come back and stick to your surfaces sooner which means cleaning more often (NO THANKS!).

1a76928a0cb42fba7cb7e3d9088415a6I was convinced that it was possible to clean with just water when I was cleaning in half the time that I was before. Goodness, the Enviro picks up so fast and so much! I’m STILL blown away that I’m only using a cloth and water to clean. Nothing else.

But I wanted to know for sure that these Norwex cloths are picking up germs that my naked eye can’t see. I did the chicken juice test over and over and read up on how microfiber works. I blame the science in me.

What Norwex product convinced YOU it was possible to clean with water alone?

Sleeping with the Enemy

I hate to break this to you. This type of thing sometimes is better left unknown while you sleep in peace because knowing what I’m about the tell you will most definitely cause you to loose some shuteye. While you sleep in your cozy beds at night, you very well could be sharing your pillows and mattresses with millions and millions of these guys:

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Delightful eh? Dust mites make up 80% of the dust in your home and they live on dead skin cells, fungi & bacteria, and water vapor. We provide these ugly bugs all the nutrition they need to survive and multiply while we sleep. Dust mites also love to live in sofas, dog beds, stuffed animals, etc. but most live in your bedroom!

A single dust mite will produce 20 to 100 fecal pellets per day! Nasty! And this is what people are allergic to. The average person will toss and turn while they sleep 75 times in a single night. When we move in our sleep, dust mite feces expel into the air for us to breath.

I personally sleep a lot better at night when I’m NOT breathing in bug poop (or hearing my husband breath loud from his bug poop allergy). Thank you Norwex Mattress Cleaner!

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The Norwex Mattress Cleaner is an enzyme designed to remove organic material (dead dust mites, dust mite feces, dead skin cells) from mattress, pillows, bedding, and fabric furniture. It also neutralizes nasty odors in your bed (anyone have urine smells or stains in your bed?).

How to Use:

  • Use once every three months (I personally use it on the first day of each season so I remember to keep up on them bugs.
  • Spray directly on mattress, pillow, stuffed toy, etc.
  • 10 sprays for a twin, 15 sprays for a queen, 2 sprays for a pillow.
  • NO DOT use on non-absorbent crib mattress or covers.

How Does this stuff work? The Mattress Cleaner uses enzymes to feed on the dead dust mites, fecal material, pet dander, dead skin cells, and yeast & fungi. The enzymes feed off of these materials until the end result is carbon dioxide and water. When the enzymes are finished eliminating the organic material, they disintegrate! (NO dust mite bones left behind 😉

Please reach out if you have any questions! I have been amazed at the testimonials that I have heard from using this product. People with asthma especially have benefited from the Mattress Cleaner and I’m so excited that there is a simple solution to their breathing problems.

lets talk about wet wipes

I have three children that still need help cleaning themselves when they poop. There is a three-year-old boy that calls “MOM! come here and wipe my butt!!” at least once a day and a two-year-old toddler that also calls from the toilet after doing his business and flushing the toilet 10 times while he waits for mom to show up. Oh, and my Ari girl is 4 months old…need a say more? Some days I think I deserve a medal for being an expert on poop.

With lots of poop to clean up there’s lots of wipes used under my roof. To be honest, I barely used disposable wet wipes in the past because they cost $ and I’m not a fan of spending $ on things to just use for a second and throw away! (this may sound nasty to some) but I have been using reusable wipes since my oldest was born mostly to save money. BUT when your 5th child comes, anything to make life a little easier is totally welcomed. My lovely neighbor friend gave me a HUGE  Costco box of disposable wipes and this is the beginning of my story.

With two boys needing to be wiped throughout the day, I thought it was a marvelous idea to put a big box of wipes on the top of my toilet. This is a great convenient place to grab a wipe when needed. I soon learned that the subconscious mind will throw nasty used wet wipes in the toilet once in awhile (and who wants to fish it out afterwards?? NOT ME!). So this is what happened. A wet wipe was flushed instead of trashed…one here and one there. But oh dear, one soon leads to more and more and more.

One Friday night (Friday is laundry day around here by the way. Probably 10 loads go through the washer) after starting the washing machine for the 10th time, human sewage began rising from all the drains. My house smelled like a wastewater treatment plant and nothing would go down the drains. Poor husband rushed to the Home Depot (we otta get some stock in that store!) and came back with a $500 tool to unclog the pipes.

After a couple of hours taking toilets off and sloshing this new fancy tool through the pipes, it was brought to my attention that these lovely wet wipes were to blame! Thanks to my personal experience and costly mistake, I was forced to do more research on these wipes because I imagine that I’m not the only one flushing them “here and there”!

WHY SHOULD WE DITCH THE WIPES AND SPEND OUR $$ ON SOMETHING THAT’s HEALTHIER?

Wet wipes contain chemicals that you don’t want to use on your baby’s (or anyone’s!) behind. They contain alcohol, perfume, chlorine, dioxin, potassium laureth phosphate, Polysorbate 20, Tetrasodium EDTA, DMDM Hydantoin, Methylparaben, Maleic Acid, Tocopheryl Acetate (Vitamin E) and a formaldehyde-based preservative that has been linked to allergies and cancer.

All wet wipes are NOT biodegradable and generate 7.6 billion pounds of garbage each year. People (including me) will flush them down the toilet, clogging pipes and doing A LOT of damage to wastwater treatment plants, oceans, and beaches.

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A mechanical rake at the Newtown Creek plant collecting solid waste, mostly wet wipes, for disposal. Credit Karsten Moran for The New York Times

SO WHAT’S THE SOLUTION?

Use reusable cloths! It really isn’t hard and they work a million times better anyway.

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I like using the Norwex Travel Pack while I’m out and about. I have a pack in my purse/bag and dry them out on the dashboard of my car. I love knowing that they are removing 99% of bacteria off surfaces with just water!

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The Baby Pack is wonderful for cleaning messes off my kids’ faces and hands. I’m not using a wipe soaked in chemicals every time they need to be cleaned (which is mostly on their little faces and hands!)

Here’s to not using expensive chemical filled wipes that clog our pipes (and turn our homes into wastewater treatment plants!), decorate our beaches and landfills, and ruin our sewer systems. And here’s to using a better, cheaper, and healthier option!

The New Stuff is HERE!

It’s always exciting to see the NEW products that Norwex launches in the fall. This company is always looking for more and better ways improve our quality of life and I’m a lucky gal to be apart of it all! Ladies and gents, here are the new 2015 products:

11994_New Product Flyer_US_Final_LRI will be doing a post about each product as I get my hands on them  and use them around my dirty house. Stay tuned until then!

A New Appreciation!

In the past month we have added two new members to the family. Yes two.

First came Silas:

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And then came Ariane:

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Our daily life is more lively then ever with these little ones which I really really wouldn’t change for the world. I have to admit, with a puppy and a baby in our home, a new found appreciation for Norwex has risen. I have used my Enviro Cloth more then I can remember with puppy accidents and oh man…this lovely product sure comes in handy when we wake up to a nasty NASTY dog crate:

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With summer almost here, my four walking kids plus the puppy are always going in and out to play…making my lovely hardwood floor quite drab. The Superior mop is amazing. The dry head picks up the pet hair and any dry crumb laying around and then the wet head makes my floors look like new again in seconds. I probably mostly love that it’s SO fast and easy (which is key in my life!).

I have used my Travel pack throughout the day for spit up spots on my clothes and the UPP laundry detergent non-stop. The fact that Norwex makes my life simple and cost effective is great but I’m so glad that I’m not exposing my new little girl to chemicals. I’m super excited to spread the word even more because everyone needs to at least know that there is another way!

My Husband’s Favorite

Oh those never ending dishes! We all need to eat to live which inevitably causes many dirty dishes in the process .  Before Norwex, dealing with our stinky dish sponge (or cloth) wasn’t fun. I felt like it always smelled nasty no matter what I did! Bacteria LOVES living in those damp, soapy, covered-in-food-bits sponges/dish rags which causes the odor.

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The solution? You have to try the Dish Cloth! The Dish Cloth is a netted nylon cloth used either folded or scrunched up. Simply use wet with your dish liquid. I have had mine for almost three years and it’s still going strong (saving me tons of $ on sponges and stink hassle). I try to give one away at my Norwex parties because this cloth is SO used in my home!

 

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Pros:

*Scrubs dishes really well. Gets dried egg off with ease and does not scratch.

*Does not stink

*Dries quickly

*Durable and inexpensive

*Great for getting dried dough off counter tops

Cons:

*Can be too big for some people (could cut it in half)

*Drippy

*Cannot use to clean counters

 

What are your thoughts on the netted dish cloth?