So what on earth is Norwex and why can they help you Clean Organically?
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Apparently, It all began in Norway with bugs on a windshield…
Bjørn Nicolaisen was introduced to a miraculous cloth that could effectively clean a very dirty windshield with the use of simple micro fiber and water. The intricate density of the cloth offered incredible cleaning powers. Norwex was then built into a multinational business that focuses on Cleaning with environmentally sound products. To quote Bjørn “We will all leave a legacy of some kind – good or bad. It’s our actions that will determine how we will be remembered and the impact our lives have on others. Only you control the legacy you will leave.” Personally, I love that ethos so I was interested in trying these products in my home.
How I started Cleaning with Norwex
I started using these products thanks to my friend Emer. She knew I was an eco-friendly nut and she is a Norwex consultant you can find her site here.
Now I want to say for the record.
- I am not a Norwex Sales person
- This post is not about getting you to sign up as a consultant
- We did receive products to try
- But were not paid for this post
- All opinions are my own.
Emer very kindly provided me with the following products to try
I will go through each one from my favourite to my least favourite.
The Enviro Cloth
This is Norwex’s top seller and it is easy to see why. It is a very thick microfibre cloth that picks up big spills and cleans up messes easily.
Here is the science bit
I love this cloth and I have yet to find it get smelly, it cleans up well in the washing machine. Apparently, you can use it without a cleaner thanks to the micro silver in it.
The Window Cloth
This is a silky feeling micro-cloth and I use it after I clean my mucky windows with a home-made organic window cleaner.
Here is my Organic Window Cleaning Recipe
Glass Cleaner Ingredients
- 2 cups of water (distilled or filtered is best so it doesn’t leave residue)
- 2 tablespoons White vinegar
- 5 drops DR Bronner’s soap – I use Green Tea
Put the ingredient in a reusable spray Bottle.
I spray my cleaner on the window and wipe up the dog prints with the enviro cloth and then use the window cloth to shine.
It is so easy to do that window cleaning is not a chore.
The Norwex reusable Wet Wipes
These cute little miniature cloths come in their own bag and are very handy when you are out. I use them instead of baby wipes and that means I am adding less to landfill.
They are also really great at getting up spills which is amazing considering their size.
The Kitchen Cloth and Tea towel
These are great in the kitchen although I do think that like a lot of the Norwex products they are expensive. But they clean well and the tea towel is fabulous for drying dishes.
The Dusting Mitt
This picks up dust like nothing else and is very handy for cleaning shelves. I use it on my desk which is white and a magnet for dust. The only issue is it gets dusty quickly and I haven’t found an efficient way of cleaning it so I can finish the job in one go.
The Ultra Pro Washing Powder
This highly concentrated, the stain-fighting powder is 100% biodegradable and free of phosphates and fillers. Designed for both high-efficiency and conventional washing machines, Ultra Power Plus whitens whites, brightens whites and dissolves grease and grime. Safe on all fabrics, including hand-washables and Norwex Microfibre. Works in all water temperatures. Washes up to 100 loads in a high-efficiency machine, 66 in a conventional machine.
But had here is the BIG BUT I got complaints the clothes smelled of nothing. I was not convinced it was removing stains and it is incredibly expensive.
The Kitchen Scrub cloth
It is supposed to help you tackle dirty pots and pans or more stubborn counter stains. But so far I just can’t get it to work, it has an odd texture but it not scrubby enough to tackle pot dirt. I would recommend this I am afraid.
My Overall impression of Norwex
I love the concept and I am all about doing my bit for the environment. But I find the products expensive and it would be difficult to buy these on a budget. I also am not a fan of party selling as it is like forcing things on family and friends – although I see you can buy directly from the website.
Products I would buy are the Enviro cloth, the wet wipes and the window cloth and also I am going to buy a set of reusable straws and a straw cleaning brush
I already have reusable straws in the house, before that I bought paper ones. Anyone that has seen that awful video of a turtle with a straw up its nose and the amount of plastic waste floating in the sea would not want to add to it.
If you enjoyed this post check out my other cleaning posts
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