There have been MANY times a simple travel enviro in my handbag has come to the rescue!
I remember the time all the cafe chairs were wet & one single highly woven, absorbent (AMAZING) travel enviro wiped up ALL the water. Yes ALL the water. If I had little kids still I am sure I would have appreciated it at parks too- you know that annoying wet slide that makes your kidlets bottoms wet! Wiping the trolley at the supermarket & cleaning the car interior are other uses I regularly use it aswell. Have a read here about an early post about the travel enviros cleaning off mould from our Venetians. Of course this travel enviro is just a baby version of our AWESOME enviro cloth so has the silver, the highly woven microfibre & cleans just aswell.
I reflect on one of my recent hosts who had been cleaning her house for two weeks with 1 single travel enviro (I like to give a booking gift when someone books a party) she had been doing her glass, counters, shower, fingers, tables & more. I wish I had it on video when she had the BIG enviro on her hand cleaning the window she was so excited with all the extra cloth power! haha.
So many uses for a travel Enviro Cloth!!
My fabulous team have been brainstorming uses for the travel enviro… here is our list so far- feel free to ADD any of your uses in the comments and I can add them to our growing list. This is not an exhaustive list at all and just a start 🙂
Wiping the trolley at the supermarket
Wiping a table at a restaurant
Wiping dust off the car window
Wiping my camera clean
Cleaning sticky fingers
Cleaning sticky faces
Cleaning phone/iPad screens
Emergency baby bum wipes
Cleaning spills off your clothes
As napkins when camping or on the run
To soak up drink spills in the car
I’ve got one in each bathroom and the laundry for the kids to wipe the surfaces down each day. Not original but it seems to be working!!
When there is an outbreak of gastro (or other illness)…. putting them on the tap handles can reduce infection spreading
Cleaning spills out of hand bags & backpacks
Car seats – I always keep one or more in the front of the car, pour on a little water & hand to kid who spilled their (say) tomato sauce.
Carry when travelling – clean hand basins, desks etc at motels if not quite clean.
Carry while travelling -when staying with friends (or in their house while they’re away) – use for general clean, especially bathrooms, to leave the house nice for them.
Keep in car – wipe off misty side mirrors.
GIve to someone who books a party
Dry inside of cup on the run.
Used them just yesterday wet to wipe off excess sugar wax from my legs
Good for hand wipes after fishing for day
Clean kids toys while travelling.
Wiping over my cat and dog while they’re shedding their winter coats!
Cleaning up cat spew/furballs (eeeew)
Put one under the jar of water when kids are painting
when your cone has a hole in the bottom and you can’t be bothered to get up and get a serviette
wiping/cleaning the computer keyboard.
Soaking up spills on the carpet eg. wine (if you have a BIG one tho and its a lot of wine use that!)
Put one in the bottom of the toothbrush holder.
Giving to people who want to try how awesomely our microfibre cleans.
the annoying hard to reach areas when cleaning the shower screen
Cleaning the whiteboard at work
Hanging near the toilet for small boy/s to wipe up after themselves
Dragging through the inside of the magnet ball to clean.
For kids to clean with – just the right size for their hands
Getting play dough out of carpet
Getting garlic off your fingers
Wipe down chair arms in a doctor’s office!
Mould off venetian blinds
… and they continue to brainstorm!!! Thanks team, you lot are AMAZING :))
HOW CAN YOU GET THEM?
Simply head to my online store & order them there- they come in a pack of five 🙂
You know “those” products you come across that you just need to either a) tell everyone about or b) buy it for everyone as a gift? Enter… the amazing timeless relaxation rescue gel! The rescue gel has a roller-ball applicator with natural and organic ingredients free from ‘nasties’ like parabens, alcohol, petroleum derived ingredients, triclosan & phthalates.
What’s in the Norwex Relaxation Rescue Gel?
Included in the ingredient list are; organic aloe vera (soothes), organic extra virgin olive oil (moisturises & hydrates), organic rosemary (stimulates & invigorates the senses, anti-viral, anti-bacterial, anti-depressant), sage (cleanses, astringent, antiseptic, anti-inflammatory), devil’s claw (healing, anti-inflammatory), chamomile (healing, anti-inflammatory), Arnica Montana (soothes, moisturises, protects), Camphor (warms) and menthol (cools).
What can you use the rescue gel for*?
With this synergistic blend of ingredients it could be helpful for:
stress and anxiety
headaches and migraines
calming down children
sciatica (nerve pain)
fever (put on your feet)
and many other uses.
* these are uses customers have found the rescue gel useful for. It is not recommended for use while you are pregnant.
“I have slept like a LOG for a whole week thanks to this product! Rubbing it into my temples and all over my neck and shoulders is proving miraculous, because I have awful trouble getting off to sleep, and staying asleep once I get there. I always have. But this week has been AMAZING. I wake up, morning after morning, totally astonished at how I slept like a log, and so I wake up feeling properly refreshed. I used it tonight as a chest and back rub for my daughter who has the flu. It took away all the achy pains in her back, and cleared her stuffed nose, so she’s dropped straight off to sleep (and she, like me, usually struggles most nights to get to sleep). And I’m so delighted to have a natural chest rub – I hate all the chemicals in vicks. So this is one happy mumma!” Catherine.
Where can I get it from?
You can buy it online at my online store, who would like to try some?
EcoGruppo, an Italian certification body, ensures the product has been formulated with very pure raw materials, particularly from organic farming. EcoGruppo guarantees the absence of GMO and ionising radiation, as well as pesticides and synthetic substances. EcoGruppo ensures that all ingredients and manufacturing processes reflect its organic certification requirements.
NaTrue is an international organization that ensures the product possesses the following attributes:
Natural and organic ingredients
Soft Manufacturing Processes
Environmentally friendly practices
No synthetic fragrances or colours
No petroleum-derived products
No irradiation of end product or botanical ingredients
HAVE YOU EVER TRIED THE NORWEX CARPET STAIN BUSTER?!
Once I had a lady book a party solely to test if the carpet stain buster (CSB) worked on a lemon meringue pie stain that she just could not get out of her carpet. Are you interested in the result? I tried a damp enviro cloth on this stain (always good to try an ENVIRO cloth first as this cloth will work on SO MANY stains with JUST water) and it did a great job at budging it. I then sprayed water on the carpet and sprayed CSB on top. After agitating it with an enviro cloth- the lemon meringue stain was gone. Needless to say, I had once happy host :0)
Our enzyme-based carpet cleaning solution dissolves and eliminates even the toughest stains while neutralising odours.
Enzymes and microbes help to eliminate protein-based stains from carpets, rugs and upholstery. The rich foam quickly lifts, dissolves and removes stains with less scrubbing and without leaving a residue. Plus, microbes and enzymes continue to work, lifting stains hours after other products stop working. Great for spot-cleaning as well!
The CSB is safe for use on all carpets, upholstery and Microfibre cloths (just NOT on carpets treated with Scotch Guard). It does not contain colour brighteners or bleach and does not leave soapy residue like standard cleaners. It’s a great idea to test on an inconspicuous spot first before using. Fabulous for cleaning mould, mildew, blood, urine, dirt & grass.
How to use: It does work better with water, so use as I described above or dilute 20% product to 80% water. Spray a little on the stain. Agitate Envirocloth on the stain. Over the next few days, if the carpet buster continues to draw up the stain, agitate again with damp Envirocloth. Best used in conjuction with an ENVIRO CLOTH.
What is an Enviro Cloth?
An enviro cloth is our “everything” cloth- dense with microfibres and has silver embedded within the cloth, it can be used for SO many things- from windows to mirrors to marks off walls, furniture, carpets and more. If you want to try the carpet stain buster (with 60 day money back guarantee) then I encourage you to grab an enviro cloth too! Have more of a read of one of my other posts about the enviro cloth HERE.
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
I 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.
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 body cloths which 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.
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
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
Suede 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 be 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.
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 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!**
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 Greasy Ninja!) works. You can purchase it on its own or it can also be purchased as part of the Dream Starter Kit (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.
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! 🙂
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