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.

Dirty Upholstery? Norwex to the rescue!

Do your fabric or microfiber couches, chairs, and other upholstery need some cleaning?
Check out what just the Norwex Enviro Cloth and water can do!  cleaning dirty upholstery with Norwex

On my recent trip to California, I had the opportunity to take on the stains on this ivory chair upholstery with just an Enviro cloth & water!  Guess which side we cleaned!  :) I simply sprayed the left side with water & proceeded to wipe it clean with just a damp Enviro cloth!  Please DO try this at home… and prepare to be amazed.

For those of us with pets and/or children, we can appreciate that cloth upholstery doesn’t always stay so pristine looking.  I’ve gotten tons of positive feedback from customers telling me the miraculous transformation after using the Enviro cloth with water… (and occasionally a little Norwex carpet cleaner (Carpet Stain Buster) is warranted- especially if pet stains).  At a recent party, the hostess was raving about how well the Enviro cleans her microfiber chair, and she said she loves to use the Rubber Brush to sort of freshen the nap of the microfiber, too!

And while we’re talking about the miracles that the Norwex cloths can do, let’s talk about carpet stains!  I have been amazed by the variety of stains I’ve been able to get out of carpets with just a Norwex Enviro Cloth and water… pet stains, black grease stains left from chairs, tar, and more!  And of course, we have the Carpet Stain Buster for the extra stubborn, organic stains.  Simply spray the stain liberally with water and then use a damp Enviro cloth to gently massage out the stain (don’t scrub, just a gentle blotting works well).  Voila!!  Just a few more reasons Norwex will make your life easier!

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!

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

The fabulous Norwex toothbrush!

More Norwex Raves!  Nichole P. of Cedar Rapids, Iowa shares: “Love love love the Norwex toothbrushes and amazed with the difference in our dental hygiene/ mouth health.   Actually, there isn’t a single Norwex product I don’t love.”  Another customer recently shared that she’s noticed she no longer has “morning breath”.  Another reported improved gum health!  My husband says it makes his teeth feel like they’ve just been cleaned at the dentist!  I love getting your feedback, and I thank you for sharing your tips and product secrets that you discover along your Norwex journey!  Just one more thing that makes this job so rewarding!

silvertooth_smThe Norwex toothbrush really is fantastic!  The silver base means that your toothbrush “self-purifies” between brushings- which is huge since “regular” toothbrushes are a haven for bacteria!  I love that I can use one refill for 6 months, rather than needing to replace my entire toothbrush every 3 months (and after being sick with colds, etc.)  Be kind to our environment– don’t dispose unnecessary waste (i.e. toothbrush handles) into our landfills.  I have personally found that I need to use less toothpaste with the Norwex toothbrush.

Your dentist would recommend that you use the soft (and that’s what we personally use), but for those who prefer a firmer brush, the medium is firmer because of the microfiber bristles & does stand up a little longer (which makes sense, of course).  I’ve shared several of the “pros”, now I’d like to mention some possible “cons”:  one customer reported to me that she would like to see Norwex also make the toothbrush in a smaller size for those folks who have smaller mouths.  And personally, I’d like to see Norwex send each refill with a new cover to fit over the toothbrush head.  I love theses covers for traveling, and one of my little ones broke one of our covers.  So far, that’s all the “negatives” I have to share!  PLEASE NOTE: Norwex does NOT recommend using these toothbrushes for young children, as the refill could potentially be a choking risk.

Try your own Norwex toothbrush today:)

I want to add a quick update to this post… I recently switched over to using the medium toothbrush because of it’s microfiber bristles… and I’m afraid that I like it even better than the soft!!  Now I know that most dentists do not approve of medium (which is why it took me so long to actually try the medium!), but ours is very soft IF you first run it under very warm/ hot water before brushing.  With that said, I was also very happy with the soft toothbrush, I just think that the medium seems to do an EVEN better job… and the bristles seem to hold up a bit better.   Either way, I think you’ll be thrilled with this toothbrush!

2009 New Fall Product: Bathroom Scrub Mitt

NEW Bathroom Scrub Mitt

This new Norwex product is getting rave reviews from my customers!  It has one side that is more scratchy, but safe to use on surfaces like flat-top stoves, porcelain, etc.  The other side of this mitt is a plush microfiber (not antibac microfiber in order to keep the price of this product affordable).  My customers have given me feedback that this is incredible for removing soap scum in the shower/ bath tub (with the rougher side) and wiping clean with the softer side.  For hard water build up, it works well in conjunction with the DeScaler; or for serious soap scum build up, use with the Cleaning Paste.   And feedback from my customers tells me that it’s not just for bathrooms!  :)

As with the other Norwex microfiber, this product works wonderfully with JUST WATER for general cleaning (wet & wring out well & clean your whole bathroom!).  In fact, customers are telling me it’s perfect to clean down the shower right before or after their shower.  No toxic chemicals or fumes to inhale– JUST WATER!  And super effective.  When you’re finished using the mitt, just rinse & wring out well.   Hang to dry.   Launder weekly (see Microfiber Care Instructions).

You will still probably want to keep an Enviro and  polishing clothin your bathroom for mirrors and stainless steel.  And of course our Sanira toilet system for keeping the toilet clean and smelling fresh.  These products make bathroom cleaning a breeze!!

Happy Cleaning!

Tech Talk- North Americans may be catching on!

Tech Talk
 
 
North Americans may finally be catching on!
 
We’ve all known about the amazing benefits of microfiber cleaning for a while – hospitals in Sweden and Finland have been using our products, or products very similar to ours for over a decade, yet, North Americans always seem to feel the need to reinvent the wheel when it comes to many environmental innovations.

This spring, the following article appeared in the Journal of Canadian Healthcare Engineering Society Journal (volume 29, Issue 3, author Shelagh Damas) “Fighting Costs and Bacteria with Mirofibre Cleaning”. The article discussed how in the past “couple” of years a number of hospital facilities have switched to microfiber cleaning methods with the following results: The University of California Davis Medical Centre found a 60% decrease in lifetime cost savings for mops, a 95% reduction in chemical costs associated with mopping, and a 20% decrease in labour costs when they switched to a microfi ber mopping system; Royal Roads University in Victoria, BC found significant savings in energy; The University of Massachusetts Sustainable Hospital Project noted decreased water, sewer, and chemical costs and found that the microfiber mops lasted 10 times longer than their traditional loop mops; and even more importantly, St. Jerome Hospital in Quebec was able to control their previously high levels of Clostridium difficile infection. Eight weeks after changing to microfiber cleaning methods, the number of infections dropped from 39 to 6, and over a year there was a 76% decrease in C. difficile infections in this facility.

The problem with C. difficile is that it forms resistant spores and so is difficult to kill – of course – WE know that removing is always the way to go…and the microfi ber was simply able to remove the spores from the surface, thereby dramatically reducing infection rates.

by Candi Bezte, Norwex Science & Technical Advisor

Washing Instructions for Norwex Microfiber Products

envirosWashing Instructions for Microfiber

To help preserve our resources and protect our evironment by reducing the use of detergents, we suggest that slightly dirty cloths and mop pads be washed with a small amount of dish detergent (rubbing the microfiber against itself) under warm running water and used again before laundering.

  • Do NOT use bleach or fabric softener on microfiber.  Bleach destroys the fiber (and voids your warranty) and fabric softeners lessen the microfiber’s cleaning ability.
  • Our Rubber Brush is excellent for removing debris from the mop pads & dusting mitt after use and between washings.
  • Machine wash Norwex microfiber with lint-free laundry (i.e. cotton sheets)- you want the cloths to continue to leave your windows, mirrors and other surfaces lint-free for many years to come!
  • Make sure your laundry detergent doesn’t have bleach or fabric softener additives when cleaning your microfiber.  A laundry detergent without fillers and environmentally-friendly, like our Norwex Ultra Power Plus Laundry Detergent, works extremely well.
  • If your microfiber is heavily-soiled, they may be boiled in water for up to 5 min and then laundered as usual.  This helps to release grease and other dirt in the cloths.It is a good idea to boil your microfiber 3-4 times a year for 10 minutes.
  • If you have hard water, your cloths may develop a mineral build-up.  If this occurs, soak your cloths in vinegar for a few minutes and boil for 10min.
  • Do not Microwave the cloths.  Should boiling be necessary, please boil in water in a kettle on the stove top.
  • Do Not Iron
  • With proper care of your Norwex cloths, they will likely last beyond the 2- year warranty!
    Saving you green…. Norwex.
Just Add Water.  Amazing Cleaning Capability.  Easy to Care For.

Just Add Water. Amazing Cleaning Capability. Easy to Care For.

I LOVE that I get to promote a product that is helping to protect our environment (just think of the paper towels and chemicals we’re keeping out of our landfills and water supply!!) and a product that promotes healthier cleaning.  You literally “Just Add Water”.  It just doesn’t get much better than that!   Microfiber is the new wave in green cleaning, and Norwex microfiber is the Mercedes of microfiber!  Choose the company that offers QUALITY and SERVICE combined:  Norwex.