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The New Norwex Ultra Power Plus laundry powder has been released!

new upp formulationThe Norwex Ultra Power Plus Laundry Powder is…

* phosphate free, sulphate free, chlorine free, free from optical brightener, dyes and fragrance.

* Filler free. Many other detergents contain ingredients that build up in your septic system, pipes and wash machine and do not break down. As a result, they are polluting our waterways and clogging our systems.

* This formulation is a high performance, 100% natural, biodegradable formula will work great septic systems, biocycle systems, greywater recycling systems and won’t harm the environment.

* An official High Efficiency (HE) detergent

* It has been very successful with customers who have sensitive skin, eczema and allergies.

Fillers in washing powders range from salt, potatoe skins, card board & more. Get a FILLER FREE detergent like the UPP
Fillers in washing powders range from salt, potatoe skins, card board & more. Try a FILLER FREE detergent! Legally in Australia manufacturers can add up to 30% of their product as fillers- YUK.

 How is the New formulation Different?

It has the same great cleaning power as the original UPP, but has been designed for both high efficiency (front loading) and conventional (top loading) washing machines. The ingredients have been changed to make it even greener but the price is still the same.

Our favourite, top-selling product just got even better! Norwex’s Ultra Power Plus (UPP) just became even cleaner for us and the environment. It is now also an official HE detergent!

Amazing Value for money

Have you calculated the price difference between Ultra Power Plus and the brand your currently using? Or the one you used to use? Have a go, I bet the difference will stagger you! You use a really small scoop…1 tablespoon for a top loader & a teaspoon for top loaders/HE machines.

What if I don’t like it?

It comes with a 60 day money back satisfaction guarantee so it s a WIN-WIN situation

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How do I get some?

Simply head onto my ONLINE STORE & you are able to purchase

 

Norwex Travel Enviro Cloths to the rescue

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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.

How Microfibre Works
How Microfibre Works

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 🙂

  1. Highchairs
  2. Wiping the trolley at the supermarket
  3. Wiping a table at a restaurant
  4. Wiping dust off the car window
  5. Wiping my camera clean
  6. Cleaning sticky fingers
  7. Cleaning sticky faces
  8. Cleaning phone/iPad screens
  9. Emergency baby bum wipes
  10. Cleaning spills off your clothes
  11. As napkins when camping or on the run
  12. To soak up drink spills in the car
  13. 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!!
  14. When there is an outbreak of gastro (or other illness)…. putting them on the tap handles can reduce infection spreading
  15. Light switches
  16. Cleaning spills out of hand bags & backpacks
  17. 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.
  18. Carry when travelling – clean hand basins, desks etc at motels if not quite clean.
  19. 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.
  20. Keep in car – wipe off misty side mirrors.
  21. GIve to someone who books a partyTravel Envirocloth on Mouldy Blinds B&A
  22. Dry inside of cup on the run.
  23. Used them just yesterday wet to wipe off excess sugar wax from my legs
  24. Good for hand wipes after fishing for day
  25. Clean kids toys while travelling.
  26. Wiping over my cat and dog while they’re shedding their winter coats!
  27. Cleaning up cat spew/furballs (eeeew)
  28. Put one under the jar of water when kids are painting
  29. when your cone has a hole in the bottom and you can’t be bothered to get up and get a serviette
  30. wiping/cleaning the computer keyboard.
  31. Soaking up spills on the carpet eg. wine (if you have a BIG one tho and its a lot of wine use that!)
  32. Put one in the bottom of the toothbrush holder.
  33. Giving to people who want to try how awesomely our microfibre cleans.
  34. the annoying hard to reach areas when cleaning the shower screen
  35. Cleaning the whiteboard at work
  36. Hanging near the toilet for small boy/s to wipe up after themselves
  37. Dragging through the inside of the magnet ball to clean.
  38. Cleaning laptops
  39. For kids to clean with – just the right size for their hands
  40. Getting play dough out of carpet
  41. Getting garlic off your fingers
  42. Wipe down chair arms in a doctor’s office!
  43. 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 four 🙂

Norwex Rescue Gel to the rescue!

Norwex Rescue Gel: Natural help for headaches, muscle pain and more!
Norwex Rescue Gel: Natural help for headaches, muscle pain and more!

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
  • sleeplessness
  • headaches and migraines
  • bruising
  • irritable/restless legs
  • pain
  • swelling
  • sore muscles
  • arthritis
  • gout
  • back pain
  • joint pain
  • tennis elbow
  • decongestant
  • nausea
  • calming down children
  • sciatica (nerve pain)
  • blocked ears
  • tendonitis
  • menstrual pain
  • fever (put on your feet)
  • labour pains
  • 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.

One rescue gel user wrote this testimony,

“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?

hand cleaner face and neck gel olive oil salt scrub rescue gel and shea butter

A Natural Carpet Cleaner that actually works!!

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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) 

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.

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carpet stain buster collation

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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.

26 seconds for chemicals to enter blood

 

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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!**

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