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Norwex Leather Cleaner and Protectant

We are constantly hearing a new customer testimonial about our Norwex Leather Shine!  The Leather Shine naturally cleans,
restores and beautifies your leathers without the use
of man-made waxes or harmful chemicals. It’s excellent for
boots, belts, purses, baseball mitts, leather gloves,
saddles or anything else made of leather (but not recommended for suede leather).

It’s made with pure bee wax (so it smells a bit like honey!), carnauba wax, & lanoline.  It actually penetrates leather to restore natural oils, helps to waterproof it (the lanolin helps with this), & moisturizes and protects. The Norwex Leather Shine can also be used on rubber and hard plastic to restore luster (i.e. car tires).

How to use it: Dab the sponge onto the balm and apply sparingly – a little goes a long way!  Apply to the surface with the black pad and then polish with the white pad until glossy.  REMEMBER: use it only for smooth leather, NOT on suede leather.

Of course,  nothing beats before & after photos!  Check out theses results!

Here is a photo of my sister, Shari’s, leather couch- I’m going to let you guess which cushions she cleaned using the Norwex Leather Shine!  :)  What a fantastic product!

Photo shared by Lisa B., Cedar Rapids, IA- not only are these the cutest cowboy boots ever, it’s amazing what a difference the Leather Shine made!  The one on the right looks like new! 

So you’re getting the idea of how rejuvenating, hydrating, and protective the Norwex Leather Shine is on LEATHER… now wait till you see some of the before and after photos after using it to re-hydrate wood! Thanks to Cindy M (Illinois)!

We are loving the results on wood surfaces, too!  (As with all Norwex products, we recommend that you always try it in an inconspicuous area first if in doubt.)  :) Call me today to order your Norwex leather polish

Norwex Your Bathroom!

Bathrooms!  Your favorite room to clean, right?  How can you do it without annihilating yourself with harmful fumes and chemicals?

Enter Norwex!!  I want to share some Norwex Bathroom Cleaning Tips!

What you’ll need:
1 Enviro Cloth
1 Polishing Cloth
1 Pink Bathroom Scrub Mitt
1 Sanira Toilet System
1 Blue Diamond All-Purpose BR Cleaner (opt.)

If hard water is part of your bathroom-cleaning-challenge, then add:
1 Norwex Descaler
1 toilet pumice stone

And if you prefer NOT to clean floors on your hands and knees, then you’ll be thrilled with our:
1 Norwex Large Superior Mop System
1 Rubber Brush

OK, ready?    With Norwex we primarily clean with just water and a a Norwex Antibac* Enviro Cloth!  But in the bathroom, you’ll also want to have a couple of our specialty cleaners on hand!

First rule of thumb: clean cleanest (i.e. mirror) to dirtiest (i.e. toilet).  So first clean the mirror (be sure to use the dry Norwex Window Cloth to polish up the mirror and anything else that shines immediately after deep cleaning it with the Enviro!) Then on to the sink, faucet, vanity with a damp Enviro cloth.  Once you’ve done this deep cleaning around the sink, you can clean any additional areas before finishing up wiping down the toilet.   (At our house, the yellow Enviros have a very special job… cleaning up after 4 adorable little guys around the toilet!!  If you’ve raised boys, you may know why we chose yellow… sometimes aim comes secondary to distractions.  LOL)

Now obviously, you won’t want to clean *inside* your toilet with an Enviro cloth- so that’s where the Sanira Toilet System comes in!  Read my post HERE for more details on the Sanira.  It will leave your toilet smelling fresh, but not “chemical”.  For a bit deeper clean, first pour in a half-gallon of water to lower the toilet bowl water level.  Directly apply either the Sanira solution, the Blue Diamond Bathroom Cleaner, or spray with Descaler- let set 5-10 minutes, and then finish cleaning with the Sanira brush (or a toilet pumice stone combined with Descaler  can be especially helpful for getting rid of the mysterious toilet ring!)

OK- so what about the shower/ tub?  The pink Bathroom Scrub Mitt is perfect to hang inside your shower for a quick wipe-down after a shower.  And it does amazing things when used with just water!!  But many or our customers are loving the Blue Diamond cleaner in combination with the Bathroom Scrub Mitt for shining and cleaning the shower.  If you have more hard water, you’ll want to consider the Descaler.

And the wrap up with a quick mopping with our amazing Norwex mop system!  It makes floor cleaning SO easy.  And we are loving the new Norwex Tile Mop Pad (used wet on tile and vinyl)!!  The mop is nice sized to cover the area quickly, yet it maneuvers easily beside and behind most toilets!!  You’ll love it!!

So, it’s hard to put it into words, but believe me, you’ll have your bathroom deep cleaned faster than ever before!!  Oh, and one more quick tip before I sign off:  if the toilet area is getting a bit stinky… try spraying our Norwex Mattress Cleaner around the area.  The enzymes do a wonderful job of “cleaning up”!  :)

Call me to help you put together your Norwex Bathroom Package!  :)  Or visit my Norwex Store 24/7!  :)  Happy Cleaning!

Shine and Clean with Norwex Cleaning Paste

cl_pasteOur Norwex Cleaning Paste is a fantastic non-toxic cleaner that provides mild, chemical-free abrasion to polish, sine, and clean.  Just today I was cleaning our basement laundry sink- which I’ve tried many times to clean, but hadn’t yet tried the Norwex Cleaning Paste, Kitchen Scrub Cloth, and Spirinetts.  Now let me tell you, this sink has been extremely well-used over the years!!  Paint.  Caulk.  Grime.  Hard-water build-up.  Not too pretty.  So, I’m going to input a photo of what I accomplished in a short time with the Cleaning Paste, Kitchen Scrub Cloth, and Spirinetts.  And around the faucet, I used the DeScaler to cut through some of the hard-water deposits.  basement laundry sink
It was an amazing improvement!  Now I need to go down and finish the other half.  :)

A bit more about the Norwex Cleaning Paste.   It is definitely one of our most popular cleaning products.  One of my favorite things is that  I can identify & pronounce all four of the ingredients:  Marble Flour, Chalk, Natural Soap, Traces of Coconut Oil.   The cleaning paste will replace your Ajax, Comet, SoftScrub, and other chemical abrasive cleaners.  It polishes, cleans, and protects!  It’s great to use on plastic, stainless steel, aluminum, porcelain, tile, painted surfaces, enamel, chrome, coffee pots, glassware and food storage products.  It is NOT recommended for cleaning brass, silver, and acrylic.  NOTE The cleaning paste is extremely gentle, but it is still mildly abrasive.  While it’s safe to use on most surfaces, as with all of our cleaning products, Norwex recommends you first test an inconspicuous area if you are concerned about the possibility of scratching.

The Cleaning Paste becomes a “paste” once you have rubbed your wet Enviro, Kitchen Cloth, Spirisponge (or whatever cloth you are using with it) on the compact “chunk” in the container.  It is not liquid or powder, but rather is hard and compact in the container.  I find that it lasts a *very* long time, making it not only a safe & effective cleaning option, but also a very economical choice ($28.99 for a canister that will last you a LONG time)!!   Once you have accumulated the product on  your cloth, clean & polish the surface.  Then collect any residual Cleaning Paste by going over it with an Enviro cloth and a Polishing Cloth to leave a streak-free, beautifully polished surface.

I find it’s great for built-up soap scum, rust stains, tile, and some hard water stains in bathrooms (although this is where the Norwex DeScaler really shines!!).  In the kitchen, I love mine to polish up stainless steel or white/ beige sinks and faucets.  I also have many customers who absolutely love it for their smooth-top stoves.  (To clean my flat-top stove, I use the Cleaning Paste with the Kitchen Scrub Cloth and it works great!)  PLEASE NOTE:   Although I have many customers who love the paste for their stovetops, Candi Bezte mentions below that it may be too abrasive for some of the new enamel or ceramic stove tops, so ALWAYS be sure to test a small inconspicuous area first!

Here’s what Candi Bezte writes about the cleaning paste:

Tech Talk
by Candi Bezte, Norwex Science & Technical Advisor

“Spring” Cleaning Paste!

It really is amazing how well the Cleaning Paste works! It gets the worst scuffs/marks off fiberglass tubs, marks off vinyl flooring, or that permanent ink that mysteriously may get on the kitchen counter! It will take rust out of stainless steel sinks and off plastic dishwasher walls, and even remove permanent ink off white board.  It is fantastic for those “normal” cleaning  jobs such as getting the soap scum out of your tub or shower.  Considering you need to use so little…one container of Cleaning Paste really goes a long way! It is nice to use a cleaning product that is not a liquid (eliminating possibility of inhaling while using) – just a damp Envirocloth, a small dab of paste, and you’re good to go!

How does this amazing product work? It contains some soaps and a very small amount of sodium laureth sulphate combined with marble fl our and chalk (calcium carbonate) which result in a very slightly abrasive product that has the ability to also remove grease. The majority of the work is simply the result of very mild abrasion – similar to the Micro Pad. The paste basically functions like ultrasuperfine sandpaper, with a bit of soap added to it.

CAUTION: Since the Cleaning Paste is mildly abrasive, always test in an inconspicuous spot before using. Not recommended for use on acrylic surfaces, brushed stainless steel, the new enameled or ceramic stovetops or other delicate surfaces. The Cleaning Paste is a physical scrubber and is not intended to be an everyday use product; it is intended only for stains and marks that do NOT come off with regular soap and water or the Enviro and water!

Need allergy relief? Try our mattress cleaner!

First of all, I’ve been *so* excited to no longer have dry, itchy eyes every morning! This mattress spray made an almost immediate difference for me and my husband. But what is even more exciting is the consistent feedback I receive from customers! One customer reported that the product significantly decreased her husband’s snoring. Another found her general allergy symptoms to be much less. Another noticed less asthma attacks in her son (which had typically happened at night). The stories just continue to pour in. This is definitely a product that you need to try! Here’s a little excerpt written by Sonia Michalyshen about our mattress cleaner:

NORWEX MATTRESS CLEANER
by Sonia Michalyshen

Norwex has introduced a new product for the elimination and removal of all organic wastes inside mattresses, pillows, cushions and stuffed animals.

Nothing personal, but your house is crawling with all kinds of critters. There are flakes of animal skin floating around as well. A recent article in the Winnipeg Free Press on Allergies read “stop sneezing and ah-attack dust mites and pet dander”!

You need a microscope to actually see these dust mites and pet dander, but people know they are there – and they have the stuffy noses and itchy eyes to prove it. As hibernation season approaches these critters are forced indoors to join the already thousand or so subspecies that inhabit your home. Research shows that even if you do not have a pet, all homes contain pet dander. Mouse allergens also exist in 82% of homes.

Your face is in your pillow 7-8 hours daily and every time you plunk your head down on a pillow, a little cloud of dust mites and their dead bodies and drippings come up and you breathe them in! Pillows weigh 10% more a year after purchase due to dust mites.

dust_mite

I am proud to introduce you to The Mattress Cleaner by Norwex. Because this product has micro-organisms & enzymes in the solution, it has the ability to continue working until all organic material or waste is removed. The solution must be sprayed directly on the mattress with 10-15 sprays of the solution used for a queen size bed. It sells for $35.99 and should be used every 2-6 months.

mattress-cleanerThe good news is: even if you make minor changes to housekeeping, like dusting with a Norwex dusting mitt, which *collects* the dust rather then re-arranges it, those with allergies suffer less. The bad news is: most people don’t make the changes because they don’t know about our products. So please tell your friends about Norwex Products.

Call 605-271-1814 to order or buy Norwex online!

Sanira Toilet System

sanir_toiletThe Sanira Toilet System is great! I love that it doesn’t get all orange and yucky like typical toilet brushes. It actually looks very neat next to my toilets. The cleaning solution and the brush are produced from environmentally-friendly raw materials. The cleaning solution is vegetable-based with coconut oil and a naturally-occurring sugar surfactant. The brush doesn’t contain metal parts. Using only 3/4 teaspoon weekly (compared with 2T of traditional cleaners) the solution will last approximately 1 year! The Sanira solution is not poisonous nor corrosive. And it breaks down within 48 hours compared to other solutions that need at least 30 days!!   Might I add… I think the Sanira solution smells wonderful! :)  Diluted in some water, it’s a great way to freshen up the toilet area in the bathroom!

Here in Cedar Rapids, customers often mention the “pink ring” in the toilet, as well as the pink scum that accumulates in the shower.  In my experience, this system removes that from our toilets!  Yay!  :)  I must admit that toilets can present quite a cleaning challenge sometimes, and there are times when you’ll need to pull out “the big guns” when facing a particularly stubborn toilet task.  Some people have found that the DeScaler and toilet pumice stone work great on the more stubborn stains like hard water build-up.  First you will want to pour a gallon bucket of water quickly into your toilet.  This lowers the water level, allowing your cleaner more direct contact with the porcelain.  Then you can either apply the Sanira solution full-strength & let it set for a bit, or you can apply DeScaler and let set for 10 minutes before cleaning with Spirisponge or toilet pumice stone.  (As a side note:  porcelain scratches very easily, so you would not want to use a product such as our spirinetts on your toilet!  It will scratch off the porcelain.)   The Sanira brush is different from your standard toilet brush, and takes a bit of getting used to.  I have had a couple of customers say that it does not fit well down into the “toilet hole” in some older or smaller toilets.

DeScaler has been improved- same effective formula, but clear color!

Tech Talk by Candi Bezte, Norwex Science & Technical Advisor
Norwex DeScaler now improved!

Norwex DeScaler is now improved! It contains the same basic ingredients it always has: Water, orange extract, sodium gluconate, glutamic acid, and glucuronic acid; however, it is no longer colored. It does not stain, and works as quickly as before.

A little goes a long way, and, in most instances, it takes only a couple minutes to
get the job done.

This product has proven to be fantastic at removing scale from toilets and scale
and rust from the shower. While the bad spots in the shower may take a couple of treatments, there should be noticeable improvement after each use.
Scale is a mineral deposit of calcium and/or magnesium that can leave white
spots, and/or result in a whitish crust forming on shower, bath, sink, toilet and tap surfaces etc (this buildup may appear orange in color if the water is also high in iron). Scale is not black in color and is not another word for mold – so no, this product will not likely be effective to kill or remove mold from surfaces.

Sonya here: I posted earlier about the DeScaler (http://norwexsimplyclean.com/norwex-descaler-revie/) and what an incredible product I find it to be. However, the brownish color was a put-off for some people. So once again, I commend Norwex for meeting the need, making the necessary adjustments to create a clear-colored product!

Dealing with hard water

Hard water definitely poses its own challenges…
Here are some great tips!

Stiff Cloths?

Hard water can result in lime (calcium and magnesium) buildup over time. This may result in your Norwex cloths feeling harder or perhaps almost seeming to repel water and not wet as easily.  You can soak your cloths in undiluted vinegar for a few minutes, wring out well, and then launder. If you add vinegar to your rinse cycles, it may help reduce this problem in the future and will soften your other fabrics as well.  Please note: If you are still using a commercial laundry detergent which contains ‘fillers’ (read: added stiffness and static) then the vinegar will help counteract both the static & the stiffness.   Also note, we have hard water, and I was noticing that my cloths were stiffer and less quick to absorb.  Since I have been adding vinegar to my rinse cycle, I’ve noticed that they are once again soft, fluffy and absorbent.  I also LOVE to do the “Deep Clean” soak method in a concentrated bath of Norwex Ultra Plus Laundry Detergent… (“Deep Clean” = 1-2 scoops in a large bowl filled with hot water & then let cloths soak there overnight.  Then launder, but without the usual detergent since there will be quite a bit of detergent yet in the cloths.)

Stinky Cloths?

I’ve been amazed by the Norwex dish cloth and microfiber cloths because I can use them longer between laundering without them starting to stink.  The silver agent in the fibers is absolutely incredible at keeping the bacteria-count low.  However, if you have experienced some stink issues with your cloths, please read on for some helpful hints.

With any cloth that has developed an odor in which normal laundry washing does not fully remove: rinse in vinegar, then boil the cloth(s) in a pot on the stove for 10 minutes to thoroughly allow the fibers to swell open and release anything they are holding onto including anything coating the silver, making it ineffective against killing bacteria or organisms and allowing odors to occur. Then launder as normal and the cloths will be fresh. I find that I need to boil one or two of my cloths occasionally…usually it’s my own fault as I’ve washed dishes with an incorrect cloth and allowed the silver to be coated in oils that are in dirty dish water, or haven’t rinsed out my cloth well after cleaning before hanging it to dry.  Another thing to note:  when the Face Cloth is used to cleanse oily skin, it may need to be soaked in vinegar & laundered more often.  As it collects the oil from the skin, it will coat the silver in the fiber, making the antimicrobial properties ineffective.  When this happens, the bacteria can thrive.  Be sure to RINSE OUT your cloths well, wring out tightly & HNG TO DRY between uses for the best results!

Note on Well Water: Because well water does not contain any chlorine, this may result in odor issues with any cloth, including Norwex cloths.

Other Hard Water Solutions

For deep-cleaning toilet bowls use Norwex DeScaler:  quickly pour a bucket of water into the toilet so the toilet will automatically flush down most of the water.  Spray the built up area with DeScaler, let sit for about 2-3 minutes, then clean with the Sanira Brush.  A good quality pumice stone (you can find “Toilet Pumice” made just for this purpose!) is also great at removing tough stains in the toilet and it won’t scratch the porcelain (see tips below).  Another great use for the Norwex Magnet Ball is to place it in the toilet tank to soften water so that hard water stains are not left in bottom of bowl.

For tough soap scum and hard water marks in your tub and shower or any other difficult job there are a number of things which work…some requiring more elbow grease than others but all effective.

• Damp enviro cloth and some good old-fashioned elbow grease!
• Cleaning Paste and damp enviro cloth, or damp kitchen or bathroom scrub cloth, or damp white dish cloth….a Spirisponge can be wonderful to get “gunk” out of shower door tracks.
• Damp micropad
• Descaler and damp enviro cloth, blue kitchen scrub cloth or white dish cloth (amazing elbow grease in a bottle)….wet shower or tub, spray Descaler, wait about 3 minutes, wipe away easily with enviro cloth, blue kitchen scrub cloth or white dish cloth, then rinse. Use caution on grout around tiles…a few people have had concerns with staining and I’m not positive if they have left it on too long or whether it is an issue of some grout being unsealed vs. sealed.

For top load washing machines where no water softener is present, the Magnet Ball can trick you water into behaving much softer than it is. Place it in bottom of washing machine, where it can stay permanently or can be used between dishwasher/ washing machine/ bathtub. You now cut the amount of laundry detergent used in half.  Water molecules are changed so that they behave like soft water and your detergent works so much better. With a bag of Norwex laundry detergent you would normally get 40 loads from one bag in an area of hard water. With the magnet ball you will now get 60-80 loads from that same bag!   Note: do not use the magnet ball in a front load HE machine….it is not necessary and the drum spins so much faster you could damage a wing.

In your dishwasher: place magnet ball in bottom over a rung so it stays in place- and allow it room for water to pass by it (i.e. not covered/blocked by dishes!). Use 1-2 teaspoons of Norwex dishwasher detergent; no rinse agent (i.e. Jet Dry) is needed (but vinegar can be used if desired). Dishes and glasses often come out sparkling and clear without the need for chemical rinse agent sprayed all over them.

The incredible water-deposit-remover!

The Norwex DeScaler. descalerI’ve known how incredible this product is for making glass shower doors sparkle again (by removing lime build-up, etc.), but recently I was very excited when I was able to remove the build-up around the base of my faucet handles (especially the hot water side).  I’ve previously tried soaking it with vinegar-soaked paper towels, which sort of worked, but was a pain.  I was thrilled to see that by spraying the area, letting it set for a few minutes (while I went around spraying Descaler on the other places that I was going to clean) & then wiping it off with my Enviro cloth (followed by the window cloth for a streak-free shine!).  It looks like new again.  And I’m a happy lady.  :)

To clean the hard water spots off your glass shower door, spray DeScaler evenly over the glass.  Let set for 3-5 minutes.  Wipe off with your bathroom scrub mitt, followed by the dry window cloth.  Sparkly clean!

Any cons or downfalls of this product?  Well, this stuff does not smell the greatest (quite unlike the Sanira solution, which smells lovely!), but not terribly offensive.   The DeScaler used to be a brown, ugly color, but the new clear formula is fantastic!  If you let it dry on, you won’t be able to easily wipe it off except by spraying it down again… so make sure you don’t wait too long to wipe it off the surface. And on the subject of toilets… I’m told the DeScaler works well on lime build-up in toilets, as well.   People in our area complain of “the pink ring” in tubs and toilets.  I find that the Sanira toilet system solution does a great job getting rid of the it.  But at our house, we also have a bluish ring just at the water line that seems to have become part of the porcelain… I don’t know what this is from, but so far I’ve found nothing (toxic or otherwise) that will take it off.  I did have one customer who was trying to remove long-term hard water build-up from the textured side of her shower door, and reported that she wasn’t able to cut through it with the descaler.

So that’s my 2 cents on the DeScaler!  I’m still staring in amazement at my gunk-free faucets…

New!! Norwex Oven & Grill Cleaner

Tech Talk
by Candi Bezte, Norwex Science & Technical Advisor
 

Standard oven cleaners contain lye and petroleum distillates and come in aerosol containers.  None of this is good for your health…and certainly not good for the environment. Standard oven cleaners carry a health rating of 3, which means they cause serious health effects and they are known to cause burns to skin, eyes, mouth, throat, and even stomach – on contact! Overspray has also resulted in permanent damage to flooring and countertops.

Norwex Oven and Grill Cleaner carries a health rating of 1, comes in a pump (which sprays very eff ectively, resulting in less use of product), and is also much friendlier from an environmental standpoint due to its ingredients and packaging.  The primary active ingredients are enzymes and bacteria which do an amazing job of naturally breaking down baked-on fats, oils, greases, proteins, and carbohydrates. Simply heat the oven to 100 F, apply, wait for 5 minutes, and wipe with an Envirocloth. Really tough spots may require a second treatment and/or scrubbing with a Spirisponge. Use of gloves is recommended…as this cleaner is amazingly effective, and prolonged contact could result in some skin irritation.

One testimony that Head Office has received for this product:

I have had absolutely amazing results with the Norwex Oven & Grill Cleaner! Within 10 minutes, from start to finish, my oven was spotless WITHOUT the mess and fumes. My oven and racks look like new – I have never had it so clean!  This was a whole new experience with a very positive outcome!
From Judy