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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)….

toilet marks use descaler and foot stone

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”

 

 

 

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

Kitchen Cleaning Made Easy With Norwex!

So the first area that I really tackled getting ready for moving out and that dreaded bond clean, was my kitchen. Many times over I thought, hmm I really should of done this sooner, oh well i am doing it now! In this article I will cover how I easily and quickly cleaned the range hood, marks off walls, cupboards and the roof, the exhaust fan, the oven, fridge, the sink, drain & more.

If anyone read my first entry about the bond cleaning, I DID say I would be updating as it all happened, but I ended up being VERY pushed for time (surprise, surprise!) so I will write about them as I can.

So as I looked up the roof this one evening at about 10pm… I thought I should clean that exhaust fan (it was FILTHY!!). WELL THEN IT ALL STARTED… Operation Kitchen Blitz began!! LOL

Cleaning the (filthy) exhaust fan…

One of the gorgeous girls on my team posted some photos of her cleaned exhaust fans the other day. We were all very impressed. How did she do it? With none other than our Norwex Laundry Powder- our Ultra power Plus is truly a very versatile product- washing, soaking, stains, oven racks, exhaust fans and more! Below is my before & after photo.

Ultra Power Plus Soaking POWER!!!

Ultra Power Plus Soaking POWER!!!

How did I do it?

1. Filled the kitchen sink with HOT water and added a scoop of Ultra Power Plus

2. Soaked the cover in the water for 10 minutes

3. RInsed off the cover with running water

4. Dried & reattached! DONE 🙂

(I’m all for EASY options and seriously this was EASY!!)

If you are interested in reading more about Ultra Power Plus you can read the articles

*Norwex Ultra Power Plus Does it again

*Laundry detergents revealed

NEXT…

Cleaning the cupboards, tiles, rangehood, walls & roof…

The AMAZING Cleaning Duo... marks and more have no chance against these two

The AMAZING Cleaning Duo… marks and more have no chance against these two

While the fan was soaking I started on the cupboards & roof (yes more football marks up there!)

I used two ESSENTIALS in any big clean (or any clean really!) the Enviro Cloth AND Cleaning paste.

A damp enviro cleaned MOST of the marks with just water. It really does give a superior clean, i’m amazed again and again at the cleaning power of this cloth. For those stubborn stains a light swipe of the cleaning paste and the mark easily disappears. I used to be a big user of gumption- not anymore!!

On an aside- when we were doing the clean once the furniture had been moved out, I gave one of my friends these two products and gave her the job of the boys bedroom. When we moved into this house it wasn’t in the best condition and was a little disappointed as we had left our previous house sparkling. I came in about 20 minutes later to check on how she was doing and I said “Laura, those walls look amazing, you are doing too good a job- we need to just do the basics!” Her response?

“But this stuff is amazing!!”

She was so funny and couldn’t believe WHAT it got off those walls (use your imagination a 4 and 8 year old boy lived in that room!) haha.

If you would like to read more, feel free to read these posts…

* Where do I start?

* So… how are your walls? Meet my wall heroes

For the TOP of the cupboard & rangehood….

I called in the help of our “GREASE CLOTH” (the all purpose kitchen cloth) and JUST water! I know HARD to believe, but oh so true!

This is one of our cloths with a real “WOW” factor!!

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Cleaning the Oven…

People HATE cleaning the oven, in fact there are many people who PAY BIG money to have their ovens professionally cleaned.

Norwex offers a NON CAUSTIC, EASY option. Really it is a MUST HAVE item!

The Norwex Oven & Grill Cleaner and a simple Spirinett will be your BEST FRIENDS for cleaning the oven (& even the BBQ).

I soaked the oven racks in Ultra Power Plus while I was cleaning the rest of the oven (you know how much I love that laundry powder!!) After a simple, light scrub with the spirinet they were SHINING like new.

HOW? Norwex oven and grill cleaner, a spirinet, all purpose kitchen cloth & Ultra power plus!

HOW? Norwex oven and grill cleaner, a spirinet, all purpose kitchen cloth & Ultra power plus!

Cleaning the Drain

While I had the oven and grill cleaner out, it lead me to the drain. EEK. I ran the tap for a few minutes on HOT (remember the Oven and grill is activated with heat). A few sprays in and around, five minutes later a scrub with the spirinet and MAGIC, it was like new!! You could also use the cleaning paste and a spirinet for the surface staining. But I like how the oven and grill cleans down the pipe too 🙂

cleaning the drain wiht norwex

Cleaning all those hard to reach places… enter THE ENVIROWAND!

This photo is the first of the envirowand pictures. Mainly just the ways I used it in the kitchen area on my kitchen cleaning blitz. Seriously BEFORE this night of cleaning- I always loved the envirowand BUT now when I talk about it… IT IS WITH PASSION!!! HAHA. Funny- the party I did shortly after this night I think out of the 6 guests, 5 people bought it & the other 1 already had it… HAHA. Seriously it is in my top 5 products for blitzing the home.

It really is so handy- for cleaning hard to reach places- on the roof, in between spaces, fans, cobwebs, tops of the cupboard, dusting & more. You can buy additional sleeves for it too.  And guess what? The other day I had a lady purchase just a sleeve for her autistic nephew who loves sensory things. I thought that was pretty cool 🙂

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Using the mop pad off centre means you can clean skirting boards easily!

Using the mop pad off centre means you can clean skirting boards easily!

Cleaning the Floors

Clean more than the floor with this mop!

Clean more than the floor with this mop!

 Ahh the mop. SUCH an AWESOME invention. In this blitz I used it to clean the skirting boards by moving the pad to one side which left a longer piece of the mop pad (see the picture!)

I also ran it over the cabinets at the back where the kids eat (so quite dirty)- SO EASY… See the piccy! No bending or scrubbing… (This was a regular thing I’d do around the rubbish bin wall. So easy.

The mop was also a lifesaver then we had ALL the furniture out and had the washing machine and fridge moved… well anyone who has moved KNOWS how disgusting these areas get! It was an absolute timesaver- you will have to wait for these pictures in one of the posts about the bond clean… I know you can’t wait!! LOL!

For more info about the mop have a read of a previous post…

Excited over a mop. Really.

Cleaning the Fridge

While I was in the kitchen grabbing a drink of water… my eyes went to all the crumbs and muck in the fridge. GROSE!! How do fridges get so dirty?! WELL all I used was my kitchen cloth and cleaning paste for some marks I needed to budge. The great thing about this cloth is the crumbs just go into the cloth rather than be pushed around like a regular chux or wipe. Seriously a SUPERIOR clean. EVERY house needs at least 3 of these- and REPLACE all your chux, paper towel & wipes.

Kitchen Cloth & crumbs = NO PROBLEM!!!

Kitchen Cloth & crumbs = NO PROBLEM!!!

AFTER... NICE

AFTER… NICE

So at the end of this Blitz it was 11.30pm but in 90 minutes MUCH was achieved and I patted myself on the back.

… And rewarded myself with THREE things…

ONE

My FAVOURITE Salt scrub…. My hands were ready for some love… and this is the most amazing scrub I’ve ever ever used. You can do it all over your body but my hands were treated tonight. I love this stuff. Such a beautiful gift too.

olive oil scrub explained

 

TWO

I made a Bailey’s Frappacino… HEAVEN in a drink!! (click on the link to get the recipe, I like to share it with people I care about… you are reading this so it seems logical I would share it with you 🙂 … It may have been slightly bigger than the one pictured!! Maybe.. quite possibly!! lol.

Bailey's Frappacino... Heaven in a cup!

Bailey’s Frappacino… Heaven in a cup!

THREE

While I was drinking my treat, I rubbed RESCUE GEL on my irritable legs and sore back and then called it a night!! This amazing product is awesome and can help with so many things- everything from headaches, calming, pains, bruising, sleeplessness & MORE- SO MUCH MORE!!

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“By Rachelle Potter”

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