Clean Without Chemicals? Yes You Can!

Did you know that about 80,000 new chemicals have been introduced into the environment in the last 50 years? And that only about 200 of them have ever been assessed for their impact on human health? There are many chemicals in household cleaning products as well as personal care products, and we have no idea how many of the will affect our health, or the health of our children.

Also its been estimated that about one in four human diseases have been linked, in part, to environmental factors.

But I have great news for you – NORWEX!! With these products, you can clean up to 90% of your home with JUST water in at least half of the time– all while saving you money and reducing chemicals that are potentially toxic.

I love that one cloth can literally clean my entire kitchen from ceiling to floor without any chemicals. I found that microfiber cloths clean better than any other cleaning method I’d used before and since no cleaning products are needed, cleaning is much faster.

Since I started using Norwex Microfiber, these are the biggest changes I’ve noticed:

  • Every night, my kitchen is completely spotless and it takes less than 10 minutes to do it (dishes aside…). I clean the cabinets, counters, stainless steel appliances, and even mop the floor in that time
  • I can clean the bathroom in about 5 minutes with the microfiber cloth I have hanging on the inside of the bathroom cabinet. Once or twice a week I still clean the toilet bowl with a regular toilet brush and some vinegar and baking soda, but the mirror, counters, shower walls, tub and floor stay clean each day.
  • Most of our house has hardwood floors and the wet and dry mop combination make sweeping and mopping much faster, especially with two dogs that shed – a lot! The mop is pretty wide, so I can use the dry attachment to quickly sweep and the wet one to quickly mop. Since not much water is needed, it dries in a couple of minutes and no chemicals are needed.
  • I don’t feel like the house is clean unless the windows and mirrors are clean. The Envirocloth and the Window cloth clean the windows, so even though I have to do this daily to keep the dog nose art off the dining room windows, it doesn’t take any time and I don’t need vinegar anymore.
  • Make-up removal is much faster with the body cloth, which even removes my waterproof eye makeup without a problem.
  • My son love dusting now because the dusting mitt is so fun.
  • Since the cloths are different colors, I’ve designated one per room, so we won’t be using one that has been used in the bathroom in the kitchen or vice versa. This also makes it really easy to spot clean the entire house.envirocloth-on-dryline

Why Norwex?

I looked at several brands before choosing Norwex, and chose this brand for several reasons:

  1. They were the highest quality microfiber I’d seen and once I tried it myself, I was really impressed with how well they cleaned.
  2. They have a 2-year warranty! So even though I use them really hard, they’ll replace them if they stop working before that time.
  3. The natural antibacterial properties of the silver woven into the fibers put my mind at ease about using the same cloth over and over.
  4. Did I mention they clean really well?

I didn’t even realize just how well they cleaned until the first time I washed them. I’d been carefully rinsing them out and drying them after each use but after about 4 days, decided I needed to wash them all. I ran a mini-load of just 6 microfiber cloths that I had already rinsed out in the sink. This is what happened:

microfiber water

I’m also convinced that I’ll save a lot of money with microfiber since I won’t even need to use natural cleaning products as much. The one downside to trying microfiber is that they are slightly more expensive up front. Norwex cloths are more expensive than the bulk pack you can get at Sam’s Club, but I’ve found that the difference is well worth it.

Here are the details of some of my favorite microfiber products…

EnviroCloth Microfiber

This is probably the most versatile of the cloths I have in my home and I literally clean my entire kitchen with it. I start with the cabinets and clean the cabinet doors. This cloth takes the grease, stuck on food, and fingerprints off the cabinets.

Then, I use it on my granite countertops, and they are left smooth and shiny. I actually thought they had little streaks at first, and then realized that they were the natural grooves in the stone that had been filled in with gunk until then (ewww).

I use the EnviroCloth to polish the faucet, and use it with the Window cloth to clean our windows (not so much a fan  of our dogs’ nose art).

 

The Envirocloth does a  great cleaning the inside of the fridge also!

Window Cloth

All of my appliances and fixtures in our kitchen are stainless steel, and it is one of the tougher things to clean naturally. The Window cloth works great on the windows, mirrors and it does wonders for all the stainless. I just wipe them down with the regular cloth and then dry them with the polishing cloth.

I also use the polishing cloth with one side damp and one side dry to clean all the mirrors in the house and it leaves them streak free.

Dust Mitwet-dusting-mit

For some reason, our house always ends up with a lot of dust. I also don’t like dusting (perhaps this has something to do with it…) as it always seems like just spreading the dust around. But I like, well, my son likes dusting with the microfiber mit because it actually picks up the dust. (That is one of his chores)

What surprised  at first was that even a dry mitt on a smooth surface seemed like it was sticking a little as I wiped it across the surface, and I realized that this was because the microfibers have such thin fibers and were probably collecting on all of the dust and previous cleaning products that had been used.

Again, as this is one of my son’s chores, I love that there aren’t any chemicals involved and it won’t bother his allergies.

Body Cloths

I must admit, when I went to my first Norwex party, I wasn’t as interested in the body cloths because I figured they would just be glorified wash cloths. Tracey, the consultant, mentioned that she used them for her kids because they fought tooth and nail with her about using facewash and soap, as my son does.  I thought this would be super easy for him to wash his face with, especially after sports practices.

For me, I tried the body cloth and no soap, and they work extremely well. They worked great and I can definitely see the advantage of these, especially for my chemically sensitive and acne prone skin.

My favorite though was the smoother body cloth which I used to remove make-up. I usually use olive oil to remove my mascara, but if I”m tired I just leave it on and touch up in the morning (I know, I know… bad for the skin!). I also then wake up with major raccoon eyes and circles from the mascara. The microfiber removed all of my make-up, including the mascara and then just washed clean. It was less messy than my olive oil solution and much faster (plus, it didn’t waste a cotton ball!).

I also use the polishing paste, which works great for polishing smooth surfaces, and the Norwex detergent, which I used to wash the microfiber.

Over-all, I love all of my Norwex products, and I’m definitely a microfiber convert! I also love that Norwex uses silver for the antibacterial properties. I’ve heard of people treating illnesses with colloidal silver, and it is such a great idea to include the same benefits in cleaning! (not to mention that silver will eliminate bacteria that even bleach won’t kill).

Microfiber greatly reduces the amount of time I spend cleaning, which is a huge plus.

Need more proof?

Check out this video demo from fellow Norwex Consultant Sonya Eckel as she demonstrates the real cleaning power of Norwex using RAW CHICKEN! This is the same type of test that was conducted using other cleaners to test their effectiveness in cleaning up protein. See those results in the graphic below! Still think your cleaners are REALLY doing the job?

AMAZING!!!!  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9o_ngPZmUpg

If you would like more information about Norwex, visit me at:https://jessroberts.norwex.biz or send me an email at: http://www.beehappyessentials@gmail.com

I also have an amazing Facebook Party going on until February 3rd where you can learn more about Norwex products and shop from the comfort of your home.  Click on: https://www.facebook.com/events/1853272624919845/ for the link. But it’s only until February 3rd!! 

Ever used Norwex microfiber? How did you like it? Share below!

 

One thought on “Clean Without Chemicals? Yes You Can!

  1. baldguyclean01 says:

    You are correct! Most cleaners leave a residue behind from dyes and fragrances. Not to mention all of the nasty chemicals. Microfiber does a great job removing not only the soils, but that cleaning chemical residue as well!

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