Are you ready for a career that you’re passionate about?

Wow- we just returned from a fantastic  Norwex leader conference!  Norwex provided great training, even more fabulous business tools & a networking opportunity with other top leaders .

We know that Norwex offers our customers life-changing products that help protect our health & our planet, with a great guarantee & excellent customer service!

And we know that Norwex treats their hosts & hostesses like kings & queens!  My hostesses are continually amazed by all of the FREE product they earned as a thank you for sharing Norwex with their friends!

And from a consultant’s standpoint, I’m continually AMAZED by this company’s integrity, care & generosity toward those who represent Norwex!  Are you looking to do something that you’re passionate about?  Would you like to truly make a difference in the lives of others (as well as your own)?

Well guess what!  Norwex just raised the bar again!!!  If you are looking for a career that you can be passionate about & can have FUN doing, well the Norwex opportunity just got even better!  Not only do we get to ear 35% commissions of all of our retail sales (party sales or direct orders), but Norwex has just made the career compensation even more generous!!!  Just in case we weren’t already blown away by their awesome compensation plan!  :)

And… our next trip incentive is to the GORGEOUS Hard Rock resort in Punta Cana, Dominican Republic!!  (Just take a look here:  Punta Cana resort incentive!!!  www.hardrockhotelpuntacana.com!!) And these trips are totally attainable.  Before I began Norwex, I always figured that earning top-of-the-line trips like this was for “other people”… but guess what!?  I have earned 3 trips from Norwex already!!  We’re excited for our next incentive cruise to set sail in March… and next January, we’ll be enjoying beautiful Punta Cana!

OK… so are you ready for yet another exciting update?  When you begin your Norwex career & begin bringing other team members along on the journey, you can earn additional CASH bonuses every time you promote to a new level of leadership… and you also earn cash bonuses when you help your team members reach their leadership goals.  These bonuses are in addition to the lucrative leadership compensation program.  You’ll also have the opportunity to earn an iPad 2 &/or a Kindle Fire!!  (Ask me for the details on this new incentive!)

Now I know that if you’re just looking at a Norwex business for the first time, this is going to sound a bit overwhelming!  I know that I didn’t understand the way everything in the compensation plan worked right away… but fortunately, that didn’t keep me from receiving my checks!  And those checks have been such a blessing to our family… and they allow us to bless others.  So remember, you certainly don’t need to know it all to get started!!

I’m extremely honored to be named the Top Leader in Norwex at Leadership Conference 2012!  We are building a legacy that will positively impact many generations to come.  I’ve been so fortunate to work alongside an amazing team of like-minded men & women.  We provide top-level training to our team, and I offer my personal phone & email support to those who choose me as their Norwex sponsor & mentor.  I look forward to helping YOU reach YOUR Norwex goals!

Blessings,

Sonya

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Another huge CONGRATS to my amazing team!

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I want to take a minute today to say “Thank You!” to my amazing Norwex team!  I’m so blessed to work side by side with such fantastic individuals in this Norwex mission!   You INSPIRE me!

When they announced the #1 leader at our recent Leadership Conference in Ft. Lauderdale, I was extremely honored to go up to represent YOU, my Norwex family… the #1 team in North America!   And I know that we have only *just begun* this journey!  We have only *just begun* making a HUGE difference in homes all across North America… and across our planet!

If you are looking to join a mission that truly makes a difference… if you’d like to add some excellent extra income to your household budget while doing something that you love… give me a call!  I would enjoy talking with you and helping you begin your own Norwex business!   You will have a phenomenal company & mission to represent, and incredible team training & leaders beside you along the way!

Abundant Blessings!

Sonya
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Norwex NEW Fall Products are here!!!!

I am so excited about our new Fall Products!!  The Norwex mission is to improve quality of life by radically reducing chemical use in personal care and cleaning.  You already know how Norwex has revolutionized cleaning!!  And their organic skin care products have also been wonderful, but this fall they took the leap from “wonderful” to “cutting-edge fantastic!”!!

I’ll start with one of my favorites.  Our new green Naturally Timeless” skin care!  This cutting edge technology using stem cells from a rare Swiss apple that is known for it’s remarkable longevity!  We are already hearing phenomenal reviews about this serum & cream.  And just as we’ve come to expect from Norwex… it’s SIMPLE,, SAFE & EFFECTIVE!! Make-up-removal-package Naturally-Timeless-Face-serumNaturally-Timeless-Day-CreamAnd not only is it important what amazing ingredients are IN our skin care, but perhaps even more important, what is NOT in our skin care products!!  No parabens, mineral oils, SLS, etc!  Our Organic Personal Care products are EcoCert Organic, which is an extremely high standard!.  What does that mean?

1.The use of ingredients derived from renewable resources, manufactured by environmentally friendly processes. Ecocert therefore checks:

The absence of GMO, parabens, phenoxyethanol, nanoparticles, silicon, PEG, synthetic perfumes and dyes, animal-derived ingredients (unless naturally produced by them: milk, honey, etc.). The biodegradable or recyclable nature of packaging.

2. A minimum threshold of natural ingredients from organic farming to be reached to obtain certification:For both labels, Ecocert Standard imposes that a minimum of 95% of the total ingredients come from natural origin.

•For the natural and organic cosmetic label:  A minimum of 95% of all plant-based ingredients in the formula and a minimum of 10% of all ingredients by weight must come from organic farming. •For the natural cosmetic label:  A minimum of 50% of all plant-based ingredients in the formula and a minimum of 5% of all ingredients by weight must come from organic farming.  •Fine print!: Some ingredients very frequently found in cosmetics (water, salts, minerals) cannot be certified as organic because they are not sourced from farming. For example, shampoos and some creams, mostly composed of water, contain between 10% and 40% organic ingredients, and always 95% natural ingredients. An essential oil, which does not contain water, can be up to 100% organic ingredients.

3. On site audit is performed by an Ecocert auditor.

So we have an entire line of amazing personal care items including an amazing “Timeless Silk” hand cream, Aloe Face & Neck Gel, Foot Lotion, Leg cream (great for tired, aching legs), Herbs cream, Organic Shea Butter, Olive oil Salt Scrub, as well as our “Marine Organics” eye serum & cream intended for younger skin (under 35 years), and a FANTASTIC Body lotion, which you will absolutely LOVE.  NEW Norwex Personal Care Line NEW Norwex Marine Organics

Norwex introduced two new products for the little ones in our lives… the kids’ bright green towel & the cherry (non-toxic!!!!) Bubble Bath!!

And…. [drum roll please]…. Norwex has brought back the coveted bath mat… but now in a rich mocha color!!  We love it!  And we’ve been asking & Norwex has listened… we now have an antibac hand towel to match our awesome bath towels!!  NEW Bath Mat & Antibac Hand Towel

The Leather Beeswax Shine works great at refreshing leather.  Shoes, belts, purses, saddles, and more!  Try an inconspicuous area first and remember, it is NOT intended for suede leather!!

Fridge-So-Fresh is a compact odor-absorbing product that is certainily NOT limited to your fridge!!  REFRESH room spray is one of our NEW natural enzyme products!  Perfect for absorbing room odors.

And last, but not least, the MIGHTY Mesh Pot Scrubber!!  For those of you who have and love our infamous Spirinetts, this is basically a Spirinett with a handle so that you don’t have to get your nails/ hands in on the scrubbing action!!   NEW Norwex Home Essentials

So there you have it!  Our newest Fall Product additions!!  Call or email me if you have any questions, and feel free to order your NEW NORWEX PRODUCTS online 24/7~ click here to begin shopping!

Norwex Pre Wash on Chocolate

When I came out to the kitchen, I found my 3 year old’s shirt covered with chocolate.

Chocolate on shirtNow if it were a small stain, I’d first reach for a damp Enviro Cloth to simply wipe it off, but this job looked a bit too much for that.  So, looking at the positive side, I thought what a perfect challenge for the Norwex Pre Wash!

So first I sprayed all of the stains with the Norwex Prewash:  Chocolate stains presprayed with Norwex PreWash.  Then I let it set for about 10-20 minutes.  I then put it in a load of “mediums”, using 1 teaspoon of the Norwex Ultra Power Plus Laundry Detergent.  (We only use 1/2 -1 teaspoon of Norwex Laundry Detergent per load in our front-loading HE washing machine!  Then I forgot to check it for stains before throwing it into the dryer, so I was relieved when I took it out of the dryer and…. Ta-da!  Clean again!  .    Norwex Laundry DetergentNorwex Laundry Prespray

*Please note, if you have an HE washing machine still under warranty, the Norwex detergent is not yet labeled for HE washers, so using it may void your warranty.  Which isn’t something we want, so if you’re under warranty, we recommend using only HE labeled detergent if that’s what your warranty states.  Per our Norwex Customer Service Department:  “Our Laundry detergent does not state HE on the package but is compatible with HE machines as it has no fillers and is low sud-sing; we do not recommend people who’s washing machines are still under warranty to use our detergent for the reason we don’t want them to lose the warranty on their machines. After the warranty period people with HE machine can safely use our laundry detergent.”

OK- I just had to add one more thing to this post!  I am now an even bigger fan of our pre-treat & laundry detergent!!  You know how hard it is to get mud stains out of clothes, right?  Well, my 2 oldest came home from a bike ride with these horrendous mud stains on their shirts.  I presprayed them, let them set about 10 min, threw them in the sink with concentrated Norwex Laundry detergent to soak overnight.  (I wanted to be *sure* to save these shirts so I took double precautions!!) The next day, I laundered them as usual.  Take a look at the photos:    Mud after bike riding... P1110588 Can you believe it?  I’m a happy mama.  :)

Can you see yourself standing behind products like these?  Would you like to add an extra $1000+ to your family’s monthly income?   I can help you get started- ask me about the phenomenal sign-on bonus this month, too!!

Updated Optic Cloth!

The Norwex Optic Cloth has been improved!  It no longer has the silicon gripping dots.  While the silicon dots did make the slippery cloth much easier to grasp, some customers were experiencing some smearing due to the new grippers, so now it is smooth once again!  :)  NEW Optic Cloth and Case!

You can use it by breathing on your glasses and wiping, or with glasses spray.  Some customers even like to use it dry, although your optometrist may not agree with that, as you risk scratching your glasses with a small particle of dust!  Most optometrists recommend always cleaning your glasses with some moisture.  But however you choose to use it, you’ll find it leaves your glasses crystal clear!

You can purchase your Norwex Optic Cloth online today at my website:  www.sonyaeckel.norwex.biz , with 24/7 online Norwex shopping!   :)

As always, if you have any questions, I’m always happy to answer them.  Feel free to call or email!

Blessings!

Sonya

Dishwashing 101!

Today as I was looking at my coffee mug with its coffee stains, I was recalling how those stains used to be difficult to get off.  So I decided to write a little note today about how we wash dishes with Norwex!  Most of us have an automatic dishwasher, but if you’re like us, there are some dishes that you still choose to do by hand.

The Norwex netted dish cloth is for cleaning your dishes with dish soap.  (I love the Norwex Dishwashing Liquid!  It’s low-sudsing (takes a bit of getting used to), and it does a GREAT job at getting dishes clean!) I guarantee that if you try to wipe your counters with this cloth you will leave puddles!  It’s not intended for that purpose.  It does provide great scrubbing power for washing dishes, dries quickly, and doesn’t provide germs an area to “set up house” & multiply! Norwex Netted Dish Cloth A very common error when using Norwex products is when our customers use our Kitchen Cloths to wash their dishes!  They then tell me that their Kitchen Cloths have gotten very smelly!  And how we all hate the “stinky dish cloth”!   But if you’ve been to one of my Norwex parties, you already know that I educate you in using TWO separate cloths in your kitchen.  One for washing dishes (the Norwex netted dish cloth) and one for wiping counters, tables, etc, using JUST WATER (either a Norwex Enviro Clothor Kitchen Cloth).  Yes, this takes a bit of getting used to, but it’s very exciting to discover a “stinky-dish-cloth-solution”!!

I must also mention the fantastic NorwexSpirinetts These are our amazing no-rust stainless-steel scrubbers that provide some serious & quick “elbow grease” for cleaning pots and pans!!  (Spirinetts should not be used on surfaces that scratch easily, such as Teflon or porcelain though!)  Not only do customers love these for cleaning pots & pans, but also for oven cleaning (AWESOME in combination with our Oven & Grill Cleaner!)! Fantastic Stainless-Steel Scrubbers for Pots & PansAnd if you’re a “sponge person”, you will likely love our Spirisponge.  It can be washed in the top rack of your dishwasher (as can the netted dish cloth & the spirinetts).  It is a more disposable item than our cloths, so you’ll occasionally need to replace it.  Some people even use this sponge to scrub their flat-top stove.  Norwex Sponge safe to use on Teflon & porcelain

The Norwex Kitchen Cloths (the ones that come in green, tan & yellow) are to be used with WATER ONLY to wipe and sanitize your counters and tables.  (They also serve as great little-hand “napkins” at our house!)  However, as I mentioned above, IF you decide to use this antibac kitchen cloth to wash your dishes, you will find that it quickly takes on an odor!!  The grease & dish soap residue will quickly coat the silver agent that’s embedded in the fibers, making it ineffective against germs.  If you have done this, try soaking your cloths in concentrated Norwex Laundry Detergent overnight and then boiling them in a kettle on the stovetop for about 12 minutes.  This should help them release all the soap build-up, grease, and so forth.  And then begin using them properly… with just water.  Here’s a helpful tip that one of my good customers passed on in regards to the Kitchen Cloths:  “After each use, I scrub it (didn’t do this before, as with a regular counter cloth, I didn’t…had to change my habits), then I let it dry over the oven door handle, each time, so it does not sit wet.  This way, I can go one week without a sour smell to the Norwex kitchen cloth.  Before it would sour in about 3 days…love the cloths!!”   So remember to scrub it well against itself under water, wring it out well, and hang it to dry!  This will make for less frequent washing and boiling necessary!  And remember,use them just for wiping counters and tables with JUST water!

So back to my coffee stains.  I simply took the white netted dish cloth with the Norwex dish soap and scrubbed out the cup.  Then I dried it with the Norwex Suede Envirotowel (mint green).  (It makes a great dish-drying towel, especially if you’re a flour-sack dish towel fan!)  And my mug was sparkling clean and stain-free again!    In the photo, you’ll see the Dish Liquid, Netted Dish Cloth & Envirotowel setting by the mug.  I love Norwex kitchen towels as a “hand towel” for wiping hands in the kitchen or bath!!  And I use the kitchen cloths to wipe counters (again, NOT for washing dishes!).

Coffee Mug with Stains Sparkling Clean Dishes!

I mentioned above how most of us have automatic dishwashers.  So I’ll take a moment to talk about the Norwex Dishwasher Detergent.  This one Norwex product that I get some mixed reviews on.  In certain homes/ water, it seems to work beautifully and customers are thrilled with it!  (I must add that most of my customers who love it also use the Norwex Magnet Ball in their dishwasher.)  And some people simply aren’t so crazy about it!  So it’s not a product I sell a lot of.  If you’re purchasing it, you have to remember that it does not have all the chemicals that you’ll find in many other detergents, so it is a safer choice, but also may not be quite as effective as those with bleach, etc.

Our Dishwasher Detergent is NOT recommended for dishwashers that have a stainless steel interior, as it may lead to discoloration of the stainless.  In our previous home, we had an older dishwasher that wasn’t fantastic, but after playing around a bit with the amount of Norwex detergent I was using, I eventually found an amount (used in combination with the Magnet Ball) that did the job.  And in fact, it also started to remove the yellow build-up that was all over the interior.  But in our new home, we have a dishwasher with a stainless interior, so I have not been using the Norwex Dishwasher Detergent.  But the Magnet Ball works great in all dishwashers!!  I have found it has really decreased my water spots on my glasses and I no longer need to use Jet Dry!  Wooo Hoo!!  :)  When you use the Magnet Ball, be sure you are DECREASING the amount of detergent you are putting in!  This is whether or not you’re using the Norwex Dishwasher Detergent.

When I used the recommended amount of non-Norwex dishwasher detergent in combination with my Magnet Ball, I began getting a bad soap buildup on my dishes!  But when I decreased the amount, they began coming out beautifully clean!  (The Magnet Ball is sort of a crazy little thing, but it can really save you a lot of money given that you cut your detergent use by about 1/2!!  It pays for itself very quickly.  It can also be used in a standard (non-HE) top-loading washing machine.  Again, cut your laundry detergent approximately by half.)

As always, I hope this has been helpful!  Please contact me if you have any questions or would like assistance with placing an order.  And if you want to help us share Norwex across the USA and help us get chemicals out of our kitchens, our homes, and our environment, while earning a very good income, I am very honored to help you start your very own Norwex business!

Sonya

To my VP team… you are amazing!

I want to say a huge CONGRATS to my team on becoming the second VP team in America!! You are SO incredible, and I am very, very honored to have you in my life (thanks to Norwex!)!  You make amazing things happen!  VP in less than two years because of your passion and dedication!!  I am humbled by all that I learn from you, and am overwhelmed by the synergy and teamwork that helps us achieve great things together. You’re like family to me. Thank you!!! :)Norwex_Improve Quality of Life

We look forward to welcoming many more into our Norwex family, as well!  What an incredible mission & company to be part of.  Call if you have any questions about starting your own Norwex business- we’re always happy to help you get started.

Blessings,

Sonya Eckel
Norwex VP Sales Leader

More Norwex “Love it!”

I want to thank Lisa C. from Omaha Nebraska, for sharing feedback on her Norwex products!

“I love my Norwex products and don’t know how I’d live without them now.  I use the laundry detergent and dryer balls and also the microfiber Enviro cloths and the window cloth on everything.  I also have the dust mitt, kitchen cloths and bathroom scrub mitt.  I see there are new make-up remover cloths and I’m thinking I’ll be trying those the next time my normal cleanser runs out.  How do people deal with all those nasty chemicals anymore?

Enviro Cloths- Rainbow PackMy boss actually got me started by giving me a microfiber cloth and window cloth.  He told me they were like miracle cleaners.  I didn’t believe him at first.  But thought I’d give them a try on my sliding glass door that I never seemed to be able to get streak free.  I have two dogs and two little boys so it was always a constant battle.  Once I used them one time and saw how they worked I’ve never looked back!

One thing I’d like to add about the laundry detergent:  I have a front loading machine.  I used to have a “musty” smell all of the time coming from my washer.  If you have a front loader, you’ll know what I’m talking about.  I had “googled” the problem and there’s all sorts of cleaners and things that are recommended.  I saw one post that recommended the Norwex laundry detergent.  They said that after using it for a few weeks, the smell completely disappeared.  Knowing how I loved the microfiber cloths I thought I’d give it a try.  They were right…the smell is completely gone and I won’t use any other detergent.  I’ve been using it for about 2 years now along with the dryer balls (instead of fabric softener).  I thought the detergent was expensive until I figured out I only go through about 2 bags a year.  I figure I’m saving at least $200 in laundry detergent/fabric softener costs a year.”

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Cleaning your stove

Thanks to Jaclyn in Illinois for sharing these photos of her stove before and after being “Norwexed”!  She said she had tried multiple other products to try to clean the burner areas, but did not have success.

Jaclyn shared that she cleaned this with a WET Norwex spirinett & then cleaned with a Norwex cloth.  (Always use your spirinettes wet!)  I’m typically very cautious about using our spirinettes since they are powerful stainless steel scrubbers, and I recommend ALWAYS testing them on an inconspicuous area before proceeding.  They are, after all, stainless steel & should never be used on surfaces that scratch easily, such as porcelain.

These before and after pictures tell Jaclyn’s stove story the best:

Stove Before Norwex Stove After Norwex

Wow!  I always love to share before & after pictures like these, so if you have a “Norwex miracle”, please feel free to share!

If you are concerned about scratching a surface like your stove top, another fantastic cleaning option is the cleaning paste with either the Norwex Enviro cloth or the Norwex Kitchen Scrub cloth.  (Again, always recommended to test an inconspicuous area first.)