Norwex Cloths- Gotta Have ‘Em!

Ashley, from Sioux Falls, recently wrote: “Hello Sonya! I have to tell you…. I’ve been using the face cloth I won and my face has never looked so good… I wish I would have had this when I was a teenager! Also, I’m thoroughly impressed with the antibac cloth I won. The night I got home I was running around cleaning like mad because it was so fun and I remembered some horrible tar spots I had on my carpet. I’d tried everything on them and they wouldn’t come up. I figured “hey… I just won this so if I ruin it I won’t be out anything” so I gave the cloth a shot and they all came out!!! I’m sold! I also loved the detergent! I had a stinky armband for my ipod and nothing took the smell out until I tried this!” Norwex Cloths - Rainbow Package

And thanks to Angela, also of Sioux Falls, who called to tell me how excited she is about using the Norwex Enviro Cloth to clean her microfiber couch… with just water! She even sent a snap shot of the difference between a cleaned and not-yet-cleaned areas!  Angela said:  “Previously I did try using an old towel to clean the ottoman, but it made no difference.  Once I cleaned it with the basic cloth (a small yellow one from the “travel kit”), it removed the soil & the water spots. I drew a line with my finger against the nap to clearly define where I had cleaned…though that wasn’t really necessary.” microfiber couch

And as you can imagine, with a household of boys, we frequently get to put Norwex to the test!!  Here’s a photo of *something* very sticky & very stuck into our dining room rug!  (An unidentified substance!) I sprayed it with JUST WATER and gently “massaged” it with my Norwex Enviro Cloth, and Presto!

Carpet Stain BEFORE Norwex!It came out! Stain GONE after Norwex Enviro Cloth & water!Who knew!!? With just a “magic” Norwex cloth & water!

Once again, witness how awesome the Norwex cloths are at cleaning upholstery & carpet…along with virtually anything else that you have to clean!!!

Call me today to begin “Norwexing” your home… protecting yourself from toxic chemicals, making your cleaning faster than ever before… and just plain “simplifying life”!!!  I look forward to talking with you & answering any questions that you might have. And if you’re looking for a FUN way to earn great income while doing something you enjoy, call me & I can answer any questions you may have about becoming a Norwex consultant!  I absolutely love what I get do with my Norwex business & I’d love to help you start your own business, as well!  605 . 271 . 1814.

Is Norwex a fit?

Sunday, August 22nd, 2010

I’m an educator.

I love helping people.

As a physical therapist, I taught people how to take care of their bodies to promote proper healing.  As a birthing instructor, I provide valuable training to empower women in their Sonya 21birthing experience.  As a mom, I teach my children.  So at first glance, I wasn’t sure that Norwex was a “fit”.  “I’m not a sales person”, I thought.  But it didn’t take me long to realize that as a Norwex Independent Sales Consultant, I am still an educator providing valuable information that improves lives…

…by showing others how to save hundreds of dollars on their cleaning budget so they have more money to spend on what they enjoy!
…by teaching them an EASY & EFFECTIVE way to actually make cleaning FUN!
…by teaching them how to cut their cleaning time in half so they can spend more time with their family and friends!
…by presenting an easy way to RADICALLY reduce the chemicals in their home to help protect their health and the health of their loved ones.
…by sharing another way to be good stewards of our Earth and help reduce chemicals and waste that go down our drains and into our landfills!
And last, but definitely not least …by introducing others to an incredible business opportunity, helping them find a solution to financial challenges!!

Customers benefit from education and service to accompany our products… which is why the home party model is the best way to share Norwex.  We are looking for passionate, motivated people to help us with this mission!   If you love our products and love to help people,  you will want to take a serious look at Norwex as a business!  The rewards of sharing Norwex have been incredible.  And of course, the financial rewards have also been a blessing!   I invite you to take a look at what Norwex has to offer.  Discover Norwex!

Sonya Eckel
Norwex V.P. Sales Leader

I’m sharing Norwex across the nation…including Alabama, Alaska, Arizona, Arkansas, California, Colorado, Connecticut, Delaware, District of Columbia, Florida, Georgia, Hawaii, Idaho, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Kentucky, Louisiana, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, Michigan, Minnesota, Mississippi, Missouri, Montana, Nebraska, Nevada, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New Mexico, New York, North Carolina, North Dakota, Ohio, Oklahoma, Oregon, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, South Carolina, South Dakota, Tennessee, Texas, Utah, Vermont, Virginia , Washington, West Virginia, Wisconsin, and Wyoming.  Based in Cedar Rapids, IA & Sioux Falls, SD. If you have questions about how to become a Norwex consultant, I’d love to help. Our team is one of the top in the nation because of our phenomenal support and training! (The second VP team in America, as well as the #1 Norwex manager in March 2011!)  I look forward to talking with you! 605-271-1814

 

Across the USA…

Hello again!  As I was driving back to Sioux Falls from Cedar Rapids, I was just appreciating the fantastic travel opportunities that Norwex has offered me… and I do love an excuse to travel!  :)  Norwex brings me to Cedar Rapids, Chicago, Kansas City, California, Minnesota, Phoenix, Las Vegas, Florida… and other locations across the USA!   And I was excited to earn the Caribbean cruise incentive this past year.  What an amazing company.  What an amazing, FUN job!!

If you’re looking for a FUN career that you can be passionate about (as well as one that can offer you the opportunity to travel), you’ll want to take a close look at what Norwex has to offer.  We are changing lives!  Impacting our Earth.  Teaching others easy & effective “green cleaning” and ways to radically reduce chemical use!   I’d love to have you come along side of me in this mission!  (And, I’d love an excuse to come to your area!)  Become a Norwex consultant yourself.   I would be very honored to be your trainer and leader.

So… on another  note…  I call this a “Thank Goodness for Norwex!!” or “TGFN” experience:    A couple days ago my oldest son was trying to fix his bike chain & got grease all over his hands.  He was in a big hurry to head over to a friend’s house, so didn’t actually wash the grease off before drying his hands on the beige Norwex tea towel that I use as a hand towel in the bathroom.  I didn’t get around to pretreating it until a day later and wasn’t overly optimistic about it coming out (although I certainly should be by now!!)!  I used my Norwex Dishwashing Liquid, rubbed the towel against itself and almost immediately the grease stains were completely GONE.  And I have the before and after photos to share with you.

Grease-stained tea towel Grease GONE!

Once again… TGFN!  :)

Sonya

My service area is throughout the US, including Alabama, Alaska, Arizona, Arkansas, California, Colorado, Connecticut, Delaware, District of Columbia, Florida, Georgia, Hawaii, Idaho, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Kentucky, Louisiana, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, Michigan, Minnesota, Mississippi, Missouri, Montana, Nebraska, Nevada, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New Mexico, New York, North Carolina, North Dakota, Ohio, Oklahoma, Oregon, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, South Carolina, South Dakota, Tennessee, Texas, Utah, Vermont, Virginia , Washington, West Virginia, Wisconsin, and Wyoming, as well as Canada.  We ship Norwex products anywhere in the US or Canada.  I look forward to helping you discover Norwex!!

So why do I need the rubber brush??

If you’ve purchased a Norwex mop through me, you know that I always guide you to also purchase the rubber brush with your mop!  And sometimes people wonder what exactly a humble little ol’ rubber brush can provide!  So I want to give you some reasons why this brush deserves a spot on your mop hanger!!

If you own our Norwex mop, the rubber brush will decrease how often you need to launder your mop pads, as it does a fantastic job of cleaning dust/ dirt/ debris out of the mop pad.  Our microfiber is amazing at holding on to things, so that’s why the rubber brush is so helpful at removing that debris that the mop pad holds on to.  (The brush also works great to get dust out of the dusting mitt, and  rejuvenates the static cling of the fibers a bit.)  :)   As you can see in the photos below, the mop will still need to be laundered to remove the grayness/ dirt, but after cleaning it with the brush, I can go and continue to mop my wood floors, vinyl flooring, tile floors, laminate, etc… before needing to launder the mop pads.

Dirty Dry Superior Mop Pad Rubber brush in action! Rubber brush in action! Debris removed

A few more reasons customers love the rubber brush… removing pet hair from pet beds and furniture (use short strokes downward), removing the debris that collects in the carpet along the trim (that the vacuum doesn’t reach) & cleaning carpeted stairs- again, just use the rubber brush with short strokes to pull up the dirt, dust bunnies, pet fur, etc that collects there!

Buy Norwex Online! Click here to order your own Norwex Rubber Static Brush.

New 2010 Fall Products are Here!

New 2010 Fall Products are Here!

I’m excited to unveil the NEW 2010 Fall Products!  Children are our future!  We want them to learn safe, chemical-free ways of cleaning, as well as instilling an enjoyment of cleaning.  Well Norwex has once again came with the answer.  Give them their very own Norwex products so they can learn and love to “Norwex the house”!  The children mop is a favorite, to be sure, as well as the mitt that is sized just for little hands.  And the kid-friendly colors are great!  The kids back pack is the perfect place for them to carry “their” cleaning supplies, and also perfect for lunches or trips to the park.

The veggie and fruit scrub cloth is back by popular demand!  This cloth has been proven to remove some pretty nasty stuff from our fruits and vegetables.  It’s also great in conjunction with our Fresh Wash.  For certain produce (i.e. broccoli), you need the Fresh Wash.  This cloth helps remove the “bio film” from our fruits and veggies!

The Lint Mitt is perfect size for tucking in your purse and taking on travel.  It works great!

The Norwex Washing Net bag is great for storing clean Norwex cloths, as well as for collecting, laundering, and drying the soiled cloths.  Very sturdy and well made, this bag will make laundering your Norwex microfiber even easier!

Last but no least… the suede, antibac make-up removal cloths.  These are great for sensitive skin around the eye area (as well as for those of you with sensitive skin!).  Stains wash out more easily than the Body Pack Cloths due to the tight weave.  These are perfect for traveling, too!

Call or email me today if you have any questions about our new products.  And feel free to order online or via phone or email.  I look forward to assisting you!

Doggie Nose Prints? Attention Pet Owners!

I was talking with some friends recently and they were exclaiming how well ourNorwex Enviro and Polishing cloths work at cleaning doggy or kitty nose prints off windows!  With JUST WATER!    I love when my hostesses leave me some nose prints to clean at their party, because it truly shows how these cloths can shine!!  Speaking of pet clean up, Norwex has incredible products for pet owners in general.  At one of the parties I did this past Spring, my hostess was kind enough to leave some muddy doggy footprints on her vinyl floor, and she was incredulous at how easily, quickly, & effortlessly our Norwex Superior Mop cleaned them up!  (That’s just one more wonderful thing about hosting a Norwex party at your home… what other party are you actually “required” to leave some dirt?!)  :)  And the mop leaves NO HARMFUL CHEMICAL RESIDUE that can make your pet sick!  My customers with pets are absolutely crazy about the Norwex Rubber Brush for removing pet hair from just about any fabric!  It’s amazing on pet beds, couches, or for the carpeting along baseboards where the vacuum doesn’t reach.  I’ve even had customers tell me that they’ve used it to remove pet hair from their clothing.  (And if you own our mop system, the Rubber Brush is also a must!)  The Antibac Microfiber Dusting Mitt does a fantastic job at picking up hair from a shedding cat or dog, as well.  And for those muddy and wet winter/ spring paws, the Antibac Pet Set is fantastic for cleaning paws when they come back into the house, as well as for bathing and thoroughly drying your pets (great for those cold months to minimize chill after a bath!)  Of course the damp Enviro cloth/dry Polishing cloth duo (a.k.a. “Burt & Ernie”) are essential for easily removing kitty paw prints with JUST water… effortlessly!   Oh, and let’s not forget about the Odor Eliminator and the amazing Carpet Stain Buster!  For pet owners, these are both essentials!  The Norwex Odor Eliminator is great for freshening pet areas, and the Carpet Stain Buster does an incredible job at removing pet urine, vomit, waste, and residual odors from carpet stains without leaving a residue.  And the Mattress Cleaner is great for removing pet (as well as human) dander from your mattress (along with other organic waste like dust mite feces!!)  Allergy sufferers find that Norwex products help significantly because they help to remove the irritating substances.  And if your pet drinks out of the toilet, you’ll be interested to know that our Sanira Toilet Brush Cleaning System will be a non-poisonous, non-corrosive cleaning solution- a much safer option for your pet!    Just one more reason to love Norwex…  :)  dog_cat Happy Pets, Happy Pet Owners!

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!

Another Rave Norwex Review

Thank you, Sonya, for a great start to my spring cleaning with the Norwex cloths. The light is radiant through our clean windows, the smudges are gone from our doors and other high touch areas, our enviroscomputers and shelves are dusted, and the shower and bath fresh. I loved that I didn’t have to spray before wiping and just picked up with the damp cloth. So, to double check, I went back to the same surfaces with my generic store bought microfiber towel. It was double the work. The generic didn’t grab dust and lint. It just moved it around; whereas, your Norwex grabbed the grime and marks.Thank you for a great product that I will pass on with confidence. I am seriously looking at the floor microfiber mops to add to my new simply clean and chemical free cleaning arsenal.
Jun-Nicole Matsushita, Iowa City

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.

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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.