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“That Toilet Post”… Norwex has solutions for mineral build up and stains in the toilet…

Natural solutions for stains & mineral build up

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It’s not the most pleasant of topics. But many of us have stains in the loo that we’ve either ignored and just put up with or tried countless things “guaranteed” to work to no avail. In this post I will show you and give you some instructions on how to get rid of those stains, hard water build up, lime and mineral build up (or whatever that is down at the base & in the bowl!). I will show you some other common toilet issues and natural Norwex solutions that can be used too.

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Norwex Descaler

I love the descaler and this is the product that will work its magic on your toilet stains!

Just so you know, it also…

  • Leaves taps and drains clean and sparkling like new.
  • Works on a variety of surfaces, including shower doors, shower curtains, shower stalls, bathtubs, sinks and drains.
  • Works well on porcelain, ceramic tile, fibreglass, glass, stainless steel, aluminium,
    vinyl and plastic.
  • Removes mineral stains where water has consistently dripped on a surface.
  • Removes water marks from glass and tiles where water has evaporated, leaving minerals to stain the surface.
  • If used regularly, lime buildup can be avoided.
  • It contains no aerosol propellants.

Steps to remove those stains…

READY??
1. Remove water (Hot tip to remove water out of the toilet bowl: flush 2L of water down the toilet quickly and then soak the rest up with a towel or enviro cloth)
2. Spray the Norwex Descaler generously- leave for at least 10 mins (you can also use this amazing product on shower screens, rust, limescale, soap scum, drains & more!)

357120-Foot-Stone.jpgThe next step involves our Norwex foot stone! Yes you heard right! Of course it will be a separate one from the one you use on your feet (& it is pretty AMAZING on cracked heels) however some features as to why our foot stone is the best you’ll use is it is 100% pure pumice and doesn’t break away like other foot stones I have personally tried. It’s great to use on the toilet as it is stone on stone, it works VERY WELL at budging build up on the toilet, without scratching the enamel.


3. Use the AWESOME Norwex footstone and scrub away
4. Refill the loo & admire… Yay you!
5. Treat your hands with some of our hand cream (you deserve it & your hands will feel amazing)….

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The Norwex Blue Diamond

blue diamondThe Blue diamond is designed as an all purpose bathroom product (toilet, shower, tiles, bath tubs and sinks) and can be great for removing stains too. Its special formulation allows for deep penetration into surfaces, eliminating odour-causing bacteria and germs as well as dissolving rust stains, hard water scales and soap scum.

I love that it is…

  • A thick, ultra-concentrated gel lingers on surfaces to penetrate deeply
  • Phosphate-free
  • Has no APEs (alkyl phenol ethoxylates)
  • Organic salts and citric acid replace strong corrosive acids
  • Readily biodegradable
  • Will not harm plumbing systems
  • Fragrance-free
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This toilet had blue diamond used on the bowl to remove stains.

Blue Diamond on Toilet B&A

Promise me you will reward yourself if you have to do this toilet cleaning job?!?! Try the hand cream… It really is amazing!!! 

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Norwex Hand Cream

Natural emollients from Grape Seed Oil, Coconut Oil, Shea Butter and other botanicals penetrate deeply to soften and condition rough, dry hands. Vitamin E and Organic Aloe Vera help protect, nourish and moisturise. Formulated with all-natural, chemical-free ingredients, it penetrates deeply to nourish, moisturise and comfort skin, making your hands feel silky smooth and oh so touchable.

 

How to eliminate or reduce the likelihood of the build up or stains occurring again….

Add a magnet ball to the cistern! Yes true story.

357020-Magnet-BallWhy does that work? And what on earth is it?

Firstly the magnet ball is usually used in washing machines and dish washers as it prevents calcium (& lime) from building up in dishwashers and washing machines, resulting in softer water and requiring up to 70% less detergent. A more unconventional but recommended use for it is in toilet cisterns as it softens the water. There has been much feedback from people who have water that is quite hard or who get constant stains in the toilet, that it truly helps!

For example Sarah said, “I put one in mine, I have dam water on the toilet, I have to clean it at least once a month as it gets yucky, but my toilet bowl is still white (not like the old one that had a permanent brown stains) but I clean it once a month with blue diamond”. 

AND you know what? Remember…

Your Norwex products come with a 60 day satisfaction guarantee and the magnet ball has a 5 year warranty too! I love that!! So you can try with confidence!!

Are you inspired???

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If you are looking to purchase any of these products, simply head to my online store or click on the links highlighted above.

If you would like to ask me anything or get further help, please don’t hesitate to contact me.

“By Rachelle Potter”

 

 

 

Why I love the Norwex Fresh Produce Wash so much!

fresh produce wash and veggie scrub cloth.pngCan I tell you how much I am loving the fresh produce wash at the moment?! Food tastes better, looks better and I love to know that I am getting off pesticides and other gross stuff off my fruit and veggies.

Have you tried it yet?!

My Top Reasons why I love it…

  • It get rid of pesticide, oils, residues, chemicals, bacteria and dirt.
  • Food lasts longer in the fridge
  • The wash is biodegradable, non toxic, plant based and free from phosphates, sulfates and parabens.
  • It doesn’t have an aftertaste (yeah!) In fact I think food tastes nicer.
  • It lasts 1 week in the fridge (Handy tip: before you store carefully pour into another container leaving behind the gross stuff that sinks to the bottom)
  • Our family aren’t ingesting chemicals and do you know what? Since switching 100% to the wash I’ve noticed a change in behaviour (an improvement) in one of my children who is VERY susceptible to additives and preservatives.
  • You just use 15mls and it makes up 500mls  of solution, do the bottle lasts a long time.

How do you use it?

You mix up 15mls and 500mls of water

You can mix up the solution into a bottle and spray, wait 30 seconds & rinse

Soak fruits and vegetables for 1-2 minutes then leave to dry or dry with a the Norwex fruit and veggie scrub cloth (Handy tip: if you are doing a large amount simply make up two bowls, so you have one soaking while you are washing the other)

You swish around leafy vegetables, broccoli and cauliflower and then rinse.

Here is a picture of a piece of broccoli being washed with just water (notice the repelling) and then after soaking for a minute… note the water! A-MAY-ZING!!

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Watch a 2 minute summary on the Fresh Produce Wash… featuring my lovely voice, instructions and before and after photos 🙂

Complementary Products

Norwex Dish Mat

The Norwex Dish Mat is ultra absorbant, compact & its design reallyNorwex Dishmat allows things to dry without condensation. Put your fruit and veggies on it to dry, the water wicks away and it dries SUPER FAST!!

You can also pile dishes high as they dry, and eliminate drenched towels with the super absorbent Dish Mat. The mesh side allows air to flow through while the microfibre soaks up excess moisture. The neutral latte colour will blend with almost any kitchen décor. (also matches the ‘latte’ kitchen cloths & towels).

Fruit & Veggie Scrub Cloth

fruit and veggie scrub clothThe AMAZING Fruit and Veggie Scrub cloth helps to scrub off nasty chemicals and dirt. It is a two sided, scrub and dry Microfibre cloth for cleaning of fruit and vegetables. It is also
fabulous at getting the sticky residues off from the stickers on things like apples. It is 32 cm x 32 cm and of course the two year warranty, like all our cloths.

 

shop now for NorwexPlease don’t hesiate to contact me for further help or questions. Head here if you wanted to buy any products!

Have a great day!

Rachelle

 

“By Rachelle Potter”

 

 

Norwex to the rescue: natural, simple solutions for acne and rosacea

People spend thousands of dollars on creams, lotions, vitamins, medication and washes to try to combat the sometimes debilitating skin conditions like acne and rosacea. They get told they will need to take medication forever (I know I did).

My Rosacea Story

My no make up selfieI have had it since I was pregnant with my first child, many develop it from the age of about 30. Apparently people can develop it during pregnancy with the increase of hormones in the body when you are pregnant (hey I also shrunk, I needed root canal and my feet grew from a size 10 to 11- yes and it was all worth it!). I am not a medical professional and this purely is my story with what worked for me.

What is rosacea? (pronounced Roy-ZAY-sha)

According to The Rosacea Society, rosacea “is a chronic and potentially life-disruptive disorder primarily of the facial skin, often characterized by flare-ups and remissions. Many have observed that it typically begins as a redness on the cheeks, nose, chin or forehead that may come and go. In some cases, rosacea may also occur on the neck, chest, scalp or ears. Over time, the redness tends to become ruddier and more persistent, and visible blood vessels may appear. Left untreated, bumps and pimples often develop, and in severe cases the nose may grow swollen and bumpy from excess tissue”.

It’s not very nice, people will have different triggers with different things impacting on people with rosacea for example chocolate can mean a flare up for one person, whereas eating wheat could be the next person’s flare up. For me hormonal imbalances are a huge trigger.

I used a RANGE of things to try and combat my Rosacea (outlined below), what I have LEARNT is it is important to Think HOLISTICALLY– introducing chemical free cleaning- reducing exposure on the skin surfaces: less exposure= less chance of a reaction, thinking about what is going IN to the body aswell as ON to the body. I will outline what helped for me, knowing that many men and women had/have Rosacea so far worse than I ever did- I do feel for anyone who has it.

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Flushed cheeks & intense pimples

I really didn’t want too, but I felt I wanted to show you one of the less dramatic pictures I took in the midst of a flare up.

One of the areas of research was the use of Vitamin B to help. I ordered online a natural vitamin B5 formula/tablet. It was fabulous and after a month- I felt my skin was healing from within and recovering from all the creams my doctors kept prescribing me. I used the Norwex shea butter as my moisturiser it only three organic, healing ingredients made a HUGE difference for me AND the body cloths gently removed the bacteria from my face and neck, like nothing I’d ever experienced. And it is here that the magic happened! I also used the Body cloths to help with the DRY skin that I had from the creams the doctors prescribed originally followed with the shea butter- which was so amazing at soothing my skin and taking away the dry patches.

Taken shortly after it all got under control again. Yeah.

When I had my skin under control I used the Norwex Naturally Timeless Daycream which is a natural, soothing, beautiful moisturiser (with NO nasties in it). As I mentioned, I do have flare ups still, and quite often flushed cheeks and forehead but the pimples are so much fewer and usually gone within 3-4 days. This photo is much nicer and I’m so thrilled it’s all under control once more!

If you or someone close to you, doesn’t have acne or rosacea you won’t understand the enormity of what I have just written- if you do, then perhaps this article offers some hope? This in the purest form is my intention in writing this article. I must say this at this point, this is MY experience, and I am not a medical professional.

I often share my story not because I might get some business (although this is great of course!) but rather because it worked for me and I KNOW how these conditions can impact on self esteem, how it can influence sometimes even leaving the house. So please feel free to share this with anyone you know who might like to have a natural solution for their skin conditions. I encourage you to read on and invest some risk free money for a natural skin solution. How can you get some of these products? Norwex is sold though consultants and also online if you click here you will be taken to my online store. (Ps why is it RISK FREE? Because products come with a 60 day money back satisfaction guarantee!)

Rosacea, Acne and Face care: The products that could help!

I have friends and customers with teenagers, desperately seeking a solution for their face care and acne issue. Parents spending hundreds on products which often don’t live up to their stated claims. Men and women all with the same issue… acne. I want to introduce you to the body cloth which CLEANSES and EXFOLIATES  the face and body JUST WITH WATER. I love the stories one of my consultants shares about her teenage son… he washes the dishes with no shirt and for three days she wiped his very pimple-filled back with the body cloth… on the fourth day… the pimples had gone! Argh this cloth is A-M-AAAAA-Y-ZING!!! :))

The Norwex Body Cloth

The Norwex Body Cloth $30 for 3. Cleanses & exfoliates.

How it works…

The Body Cloth cleanses and exfoliates the skin. The dryer the cloth the more exfoliation, so around the eye areas particularly have it quite wet or use our Suede make up cloths which are very gentle on the skin and offers gentle cleansing alongside make up removal. Have a read about them in a previous blog entry HERE. If you have very inflamed skin I wouldn’t have it too dry. For oily skin or for deeper exfoliation, wring cloth out well before use.

More water in the cloth = the less it will remove oils and exfoliate,

less water in the cloth = the more it will remove oils & exfoliate.

The really effective thing the microfibre also does is when you wipe your face, the microfibre grabs bacteria and other impurities off your skin AND then doesn’t spread it over the rest of your face- this also helps in management of skin issues.

I know when I was really struggling with my face, this cloth was so good at helping with the dry skin that came about from my medication. I also used our shea butter as the only moisturiser (it only has three ingredients and offers really great hydration).

As the cloths have added silver to them (have a read about that here) this also aids in cleaning the cloth, while the microfibres are drying.

Also amazing at removing face paint, dye, kiddy mess & face cleaning, perfect for travel & so much more!

For managing acne, use fresh cloth daily.

BODY CLOTH MAINTENANCE: After use for removing makeup the washer could be stained with mascara, eyeliner and lipstick. Just apply a bit of soap (eg.sard) to the washer and rub against itself, rinse and wring out, and the makeup will wash right out.
IMPORTANT: Take care using around delicate eye and lip areas on the face. The Suede Makeup Remover Cloth is recommended for use on these areas.

A Body Cloth testimony…

“I write this post not as a Norwex consultant, but as a mum, wife and 35 year old woman who has suffered from cystic acne for 23 years. Over this time I have tried countless home remedies, skin treatments, prescription medicines – including the very dangerous drug roaccutane and spent tens of thousands of dollars on skincare products in the hope that one day I might just ‘be normal’. There has not been one single day where I have not had a pimple on my face, including the most magical day of my life – my wedding day. I have endured many unkind words by strangers commenting on my skin and have always looked at myself in the mirror and asked ‘why me..’. There may be some of you reading this who have quickly labelled me as vain, but there may also be someone reading this who is nodding to themselves and knows exactly what I am trying to say. To some they are just pimples, but to myself and others who suffer from cystic acne it is a constant emotional battle to remain confident within yourself and not allow what others see to determine who you really are… On May 27th 2013 I thought I would give the Norwex body cloths a try, after all, seriously, what’s a $10 cloth going to do that a $180 bottle of skin cleanser hasn’t already done – unsuccessfully. After the first use my skin felt nice and smooth, well as smooth as it could be, but I wasn’t convinced. After all I had been in this same situation over a hundred times or more. I persisted, and am I glad I did! With tears of happiness running down my cheek I am happy to report for the first time in 23 years my skin is clear, and has been for close to 2 months. I am receiving compliments from people on how great my skin looks and for the first time in a very long time I feel beautiful, both inside and out. I chose to write this not as a sales pitch, but in the hope that someone may read this who is in the very same situation or knows of someone who is, and give them the opportunity to try something that could very well change their life completely. Thankyou Norwex for producing such a fantastic product, there are no words to explain how you have changed my life to the extent you have.” Carmen Dridan, Victoria

 make up cloth halloween make up offSuede make up cloths

For a more gentle cloth the suede make up cloth, cleanses but has little exfoliation. It will take your make up off with just water. As we are talking specifically about face issues- one of the KEYS is reducing the products we put on our faces- so using a cloth and just WATER makes sense hey?! (yes it works! Have a read about it here!)

Our Microfibre Towels

Regular towels harbour bacteria big time… If you would like to watch a short video about that, please check it our via this link . It’s a bit of an eye opening watch so beScreen Shot 2015-01-30 at 10.14.49 pm prepared! The Norwex microfibre antibacterial towel range is so soft and amazing. Again, makes sense if you are looking for a holistic approach- that they can help in reducing and controlling acne and other skin issues.

Shea butter

OH MY GOODNESS… The Norwex organic shea butter is the MOST AMAZING product. Vitamin E, avocado oil & the organic shea butter make a very soothing, gentle, shea buttereffective cream. A possible solution for dry skin, eczema and moisturising. Please read a bit more about it here in another entry I have written. In respect to skin complaints- to be able to use a cream that is natural, organic, nothing nasty added- with only THREE ingredients- again means LESS products on your body and seriously this cream WORKS. It penetrates through the skin and heals from within. Read more about it below- but when my skin was it its worst- I had a topical cream from the doctor and it dried my skin out SO MUCH. Using the body cloth and this cream afterwards- worked magic on my face.

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So in summary, what Norwex could I try for Acne, rosacea, dry skin or other skin issues?

* Norwex Body Cloths (Try these a the absolute minimum!!)

* Norwex suede make up removal cloths

* Norwex Organic Shea Butter

* Norwex Naturally Timeless Day cream

* Norwex Microfibre Towels (can buy singles or packs including the body cloths)

(& I would remind you that anything you buy has a 60 day money back satisfaction guarantee!)

** Please Note: if you are still not sure, don’t hesitate to contact me and I am more than happy to clarify or help you!**

Grease and Mess sorted with these two Norwex Ninjas…

An answer for Greasy venetian Blinds

An answer for Greasy venetian Blinds

Perhaps we can rename two of my favourite kitchen cloths- the Ninja cloths?! They are seriously above ANYTHING I have ever used to clean with. Enter the all purpose kitchen cloth ie. the “Grease Cloth” (aka the Greasy Ninja) & the Kitchen cloth (aka the messy Ninja)?! Does that work? LOL. I think so. We recently moved, if you have been following my blog you may have been following some of my posts surrounding the cleaning side of things! (There are more still coming I have just been SOOO busy, they are coming though!)

An Easy Answer for Anything Greasy…

The house we moved into had the most DISGUSTING wooden venetian blinds. Does any one have Venetians in the kitchen? If you do then you NEEED the Greasy Ninja I am talking about today. I couldn’t clean them until I could show you how well it worked. So my 10 year old and I did a little video yesterday, it is not perfect at all and I just have to LAUGH at myself but you will get to see how it cleans just ignore me! lol. There is a video at the end for you to have a look at if you’d like to see how the All purpose Kitchen cloth (aka The minion ninjaGreasy Ninja!) works. You can purchase it on its own or it can also be purchased as part of the Dream Starter pack (one of the best packs I can recommend to start off with Norwex as you get all the basic cloths & cleaning paste at 30% off). I have written all about Dream Starter pack in a blog entry here it’s titled “Where do I start?”

Other uses for the Greasy Ninja… think: BBQ,  range hoods, splash backs, stove tops, ovens, pans, Venetians etc.

The Kitchen Cloth: A cloth you take on holidays with you…

I think I just MAY be a “kitchen cloth snob” most people who love Norwex will do just what I admit to doing… packing 1 or 2 kitchen cloths when you go on holidays!! WHY? Because once you use this cloth it’s hard to go back to stinky, streaky, disposable Chux cloths or sponges. I did forget a while back at a family holiday on the Sunshine coast & the kitchen had lovely marble benches and man THEY ARE HARD TO CLEAN!! They streak so easily. So you can be assured that when you use this cloth  it grabs up the crumbs, the microfibres clean the surface JUST WITH WATER and leaves it streak free. Yes it is true. Again, purchase on its own or get two as part of the Dream Starter Kit.

Kitchen Cloths (now available also in buttercream, orchid & pommegranite)

Kitchen Cloths (now available also in buttercream, orchid & pomegranate)(which has a 2 year warranty).

They are fast drying and absorbent and made from microfibre and since they are antibacterial (during manufacturing they add silver to the microfibre, the silver inhibits bacterial odour, mould and mildew growth within the cloth) so they just don’t smell like other dish cloths.

Where do you use them? It is fantastic for wiping kitchen tables and benches, stovetops, refrigerator shelves, cleaning up kitchen spills and washing up (just use it on the blunt side of sharp knives). Use them on stainless steel, enamel, ceramic, glass, chrome, granite, marble, slate, quartz, tile, wood, plastic, stone and china. Wring out and hang cloth after use. If you have a thermomix these are a MUST have!

Below is a very rough video my daughter & I made yesterday on my phone, it is not perfect at all and I just have to LAUGH at myself but you will get to see how it cleans just ignore me! lol

 

I hope this has been helpful & if I can help further- please just drop me an email & remember Norwex has a very affordable join up process. If you would like to start an amazing business for free this month or simply be able to buy wholesale then send me an email for more info or go straight to my website and like on ‘join us’ and you can sign up and order immediately 🙂 You can be one of my Norwex Ninjas! 🙂

Rachelle Potter

Senior Executive Sales Leader

One oven… cleaned in TEN minutes- do YOU believe it?

Who HATES cleaning the oven?

Well I did, but now I LOVE IT! I know, wierd right? I guess it’s all about the tools we use. If we have something that works and makes it easier, then we can experience an attitude shift. I’m so grateful I stumbled upon Norwex. At the original party I held as a “favour” for my friend, she cleaned my oven. My 6 month pregnant consultant sprayed the Norwex oven and grill cleaner on my much baked upon oven, I think it was descibed as a “dream oven for demo’s”!! (I’ll try not to take offense!! haha) After a small amount of scrubbing with the spirinet, the baked on “cooking love” as I call it, just dissolved. No horrible smell, no scrubbing, no face masks, no falling over from the fumes, DONE! The wire racks silver once more, the glass like new.

On the weekend I consulted at a party where half the people were motivated to come because I was claiming I could clean the host’s oven with ease and only a small amount of effort! Well in the picture below you can see the result. It took ten minutes and LOTS of “oooooh’s and ahhhhh’s!!” 🙂

I used…

the Norwex Oven and grill cleaner

A Norwex spirinettt, and

A norwex all purpose grease cloth

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