When joining Norwex as a consultant, my main focus was to spread the word about cleaning without chemicals and I really viewed it as a “hobby”. I was not a party person and sales really made me scared. So the thought of really treating Norwex as a business was not there. But I truly believed in the product and how it could help people (beliefs are powerful!). One party led to another and another and I soon saw that I didn’t need to be a sales person to tell people about Norwex. I was educating and then letting them decide what products to use in their homes.
Having a Norwex business has given me so much freedom…
Freedom in the flexibility of the business. I am a stay-at-home mom and I can work when I want and how long I want without being forced to leave my kids.
Freedom in running my own business. I don’t have a boss (well, I take that back. The man of the house is my boss but the best boss there is. Otherwise I wouldn’t have married him!) and I run the business how I want.
Freedom in finances. I was amazed that I could bring home $500/month by going out twice/month and sharing Norwex with others. Norwex has helped pay many things that have come up and also given me the freedom to get some of those “extras”.
I love what I do. I love that I get to stand behind a product that helps people and I love helping people also have the same gift of a Norwex business that I’m blessed to have. We need help!! Most of America still does not know about Norwex and I can’t spread the word alone! The starter kit is free (with a minimal sales) and the sky is the limit!
I wanted to test the effectiveness of the Norwex cloth right in my very own kitchen. Norwex claims that their cloths remove all contaminants from a surface with just water but the science in me wanted to conduct my own experiment and compare Norwex with other popular cleaners. First I smeared raw chicken all over the counter and then cleaned the surface with each cleaner. I used a ProClean testing swab (a protein testing strip used by the food industry to test for surface cleanliness) to see if the surface was truly clean. The color on the swab indicates how contaminated my counter still was after using the specified cleaner (Here is a graph showing how the test swabs indicate whether or not there is protein left on the surface)
There was only ONE completely green swab…the Norwex cloth and WATER! Norwex truly leaves a clean and residue free surface without the nasty smelly chemicals. Why waste $$ on that other stuff when it doesn’t even work effectively??
New to Norwex? These are my favorites for people just getting started and while using them (and eliminating tons of useless cleaners), you can be assured that they are truly cleaning your home effectively!
The Household Pack
The Bathroom Scrub Mitt
I would like to show you are easy it is to launder your Norwex microfiber. Yes, you DO wash these cleaning cloths! Thank goodness we don’t need to launder them very often thanks to the awesome silver agent in the cloths but when we do, it’s super easy.
There are three easy rules to follow to optimize the performance of your cloths and increase the lifespan of them:
1. Do not use bleach when washing
2. Do not use fabric softener (liquid OR the sheets)
3. Do not wash them with a load of linty things (like towels or sweaters). The BEST load to wash them with would be a load of cotton bedsheets. This is a very low lint load.
After washing, simply throw them in the dryer (without the dryer sheets!) and dry.
Here are a few other things to consider. Most over-the-counter laundry detergent is packed FULL of fillers (please look up what those fillers are! You will want to throw out all that detergent because the very thought of wearing them on your clothes and next to your skin is unbearable!). Fillers never dissolve and will build up in your cloths and coat the fibers. Here is a good visual of what I mean:
There is one loads worth of detergent in each jar. The two jars on the left are two name brand detergents. See all that junk (filler) in the jars? The jar on the right is Norwex UPP detergent; clear and filler free.
I highly recommend getting a filler free detergent like Norwex Ultra Power Plus because not only does it wash your cloths SUPER well and increase their performance, I also love this detergent because:
*It’s highly concentrated. So it lasts until the cows come home. I use 1 tsp in my front loader (crazy eh??) which makes the bag last for over 200 loads!! If you have a top loader, only a Tbs works awesomely.
*The UPP is 100% biodegradable and free of phosphates and fillers
*It’s safe for all fabric
Over time you may need to “deep clean” your microfiber, which is also simple. Boil some water, remove from heat and add 1 TBS of the UPP detergent. Soak your cloths all at once overnight and voila, you have successfully removed all the built up junk! You’ll be amazed at how dirty your water will be! You can do this trick to deep clean other articles of clothing as well.
Here are some other hints when laundering your cloths:
If your cloths are heavily soiled or filled with grease, you can boil them for 10 min (up to three times a year)
If you have hard water, minerals may build up in your cloth. Simply soak in vinegar and then boil. Or add some vinegar to your rinse cycle
Do not iron, do not microwave
With proper care your cloths will last way past the 2 year warranty and save you tons of money and exposure to toxic chemicals!
Let’s introduce the famous Enviro Cloth and Window Cloth, the perfect pair and the cloths that got me hooked on Norwex. There are four reasons that make the Norwex microfiber unique and able to pick up all contaminants off a surface with just water.
1. Each microfiber in the cloth is guaranteed to be 1/200th the size of a human hair! (compared to 1/6th the size of a human hair in your store/over the counter microfiber). These tiny fibers have the ability to pick up an amazing amount of grime and particles from VERY small to larger.
2. These cloths are PACKED full of fiber. The Enviro has 1,700 miles of fiber packed into it! So if you were to unravel all the strains from the cloth, it would stretch above the border of Canada to the border of Mexico! Why does the thread count matter in a cloth? Well like bedsheets, the greater thread count increases the quality of the cloth and gives it a greater ability to hold onto more junk.
3. Norwex has embedded the little microfibers with micro silver (trademarked BacLock). This micro silver antibacterial agent goes to work to self-purify and inhibit bacterial odors, mold and mildew growth within the cloth. No need to throw it in the washer after every other use!!
4. Norwex has a 2 year warranted on all their microfiber! Now that replaces a lot of paper towels, sprays, and time!
I like to call the Envrio cloth the “everything” cloth because it’s amazing for almost every surface. Hard ones, sofas, you name it. I was blown away at how much it picked up with just water!
In the kitchen I like to use my Enviro on my greasy stove top, sink (not for dishes), counter, and tabletop. It picks up a huge amount of soap scum in my tub and I have my little ones use it everyday on bathroom sinks/counters to pick up toothpaste blobs and other interesting contaminants from small people. My husband loves using my Enviro when my daughter spills on the rug or sofa. Trust me, he was blown away with how great it picked up chocolate milk stains in our couch. The list goes on and on with all the jobs this cloth can handle.
If the “everything” cloth is paired with the Window cloth? Your cleaning capabilities around the house greatly increase. If you want a surface to be streak free, simply dry the surface with a Window cloth after wiping it down with your Enviro. I love to spray windows with butter to make them extra nasty and then show people how amazing these two cloths clean (with just water!).
It is very easy to care for your cloths but important if you want them to last years and years. Between uses, simply rinse your cloth under warm water while rubbing it together. Then use the tag to hang it up to dry. As the cloth dries, the BacLock silver agent goes to work purifying your cloth. When the cloth has been used for a few days (on everything possible!), throw it in the washing machine and remember these three simple washing rules: