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How is Norwex different to other microfibres out there?

2014-04-21 19.38.52My aim in this article is to briefly address how Norwex is different to other microfibres around. It is an amazing, versatile, affordable product and I do warn people that using Norwex cloths can be quite addictive. EVEN for those people who DON’T like to clean (like me!). Are you thinking “how on earth is that possible?” well let me explain… it just makes cleaning tasks which are typically a pain (like cleaning the oven, your floors, the shower, marks off walls etc.) so quick, so effective and so EASY. There are so many microfibres on the market- Norwex, Enjo, e-cloth, microfibres you can buy at the supermarket, online @ at markets. The question about how Norwex is different to other microfibres comes up all the time. You can buy 10 microfibre cloths from Big W for $10 why would you buy a Norwex enviro cloth (multi purpose cloth) for example for $29? (this was one of my first questions!)

How is Norwex different?

The Silver

Norwex microfibres are made with a blend of polyester & polyamide. Polyamide simply helps with durability.

When the Norwex microfibre is at the pulp stage in the factory they add SILVER.

Why Silver?

Silver has antibacterial properties, properties humans have been using for decades. Hospitals use silver as their top defence against infection in burns patients. I know before I even knew Norwex existed, I was encouraged to buy (and bought) silver pads for my kindergarten daughter who tripped down a HUGE concrete hill (poor thing I still cringe as I think how that turned out). The Norwex labels, if they have the silver added will have the word ‘Antibac’ or our newer cloths will have ‘Baclock’  on the label.

The silver DOES NOT wash out of our microfibres.

What does the silver do?

The micro silver is an antibacterial agent for self-cleaning purposes. The agent inhibits bacterial odour, mould, and/or mildew growth within the product. IT doesn’t make the surface antibacterial the AMAZING micro fibres will remove everything off the surface for you easily and effectively THEN the silver goes to work. What does this mean? The micro silver in a wet cloth goes to work using its self-purification properties against mould, fungi and bacterial odour within 24 hours. Using JUST water, surfaces are left free from EVERYTHING- cleaned, polished and streak free.

Kitchen Cloths
Kitchen Cloths

I just think of our kitchen cloths so affordably priced and they replace your sponges, smelly microfibre cloths- because of the QUALITY & SILVER they just don’t smell like other cloths do. If you have bench tops or tables that streak, then you just HAVE to get 2-3 of these babies- THEY ARE AWESOME!!!

Cost & Quality

Norwex is a high quality microfibre and it’s important know for a fibre to be considered “microfibre” it needs to be 1/6 of a human hair or finer. Norwex microfibre is 1/200 of a human hair!! (Enjo fibres are 1/100th & supermarket brands nowhere near this density).

The way microfibre works, is every microfibre has tiny ‘hooks’ on the fibre, the capillary action PULLS the bacteria, dirt, dust, grease and residue up into the cloth. With Norwex Antibacterial Microfibre, you don’t breathe, touch or digest chemical cleaners and their residue. You remove, (not spread) the dirt, dust, grease and 99.9% of bacteria from a surface. Then the silver goes to work and inhibits the bacterial growth.

The Norwex enviro cloth for example has 2.9 million metres of fibre within the cloth

More microfibre = a better clean.

How Microfibre Works
How Microfibre Works

 

The quality, two-year warranty on cloths, the 60 day satisfaction guarantee on ALL products and the added silver make for one amazing microfibre. Compared to other Direct Selling cleaning products Norwex is by far a more affordable product. The ability to clean your whole home for around $4 per week over 2 years makes having a Norwex home more appealing to the hip pocket. If you want to convert your home to Norwex have a look at the Healthy Home Packages(mop, cloths & more) or the dream starter kit. (remember here, if you do buy anything through my online store, you will be emailed the instructions directly from me, which I know helps my customers tremendously to use their products and refer to them.

Versatility & One step cleaning…

There are some products on the market that you need to use multiple steps to clean surfaces, with Norwex it’s a one step process.

As each cleaning challenge has different surfaces and different kinds of dirt and grime, Norwex has formulated different microfibres to tackle every area of your home, office, car & personal care.

For example the all purpose kitchen cloth to remove GREASE with just water (my Dad’s favourite cloth!)

The window cloth– for windows, mirrors, polishing jewelry and shiny surfaces.

The Body cloths- for cleansing, exfoliating the skin, make up removal with only water

Washing & Care

No bleach or fabric softeners in the wash with all microfibres. However unlike some other microfibres, Norwex can be washed in machines up to temperatures of 95 degrees celsius with other lint free items. Norwex can go in a moderate dryer up to 60 degrees

enjo norwex comparisonA small word on the Norwex-Enjo comparison (a question that comes up frequently)

Firstly BOTH products use microfibre and you are able to switch to chemical free cleaning, however they are actually quite different. One thing I will share and it may help the Enjo user wondering what Norwex is and if it is for them… is those awesome customers I have who are Enjo users (and I absolutely love having Enjo users at my party as they KNOW the value and amazing clean microfibre gives) are absolutely LOVING their Norwex. I think of an older lady I met at a party about a year ago. She told me outright she loves her Enjo (which is great) and as she handed me her $250 order she told me that she absolutely loved the range of our products and bought products that complimented what she already had (eg. she was amazed at our scrub cloth, blown away in fact) but what she loved about the Norwex she was purchasing is it complimented what she had and there were many Norwex products that she “just had to have”. She also purchased products to replace the Enjo ones which had worn out.

Please find below our instructions that go out with all of our Norwex products

Microfibre care instructions

 

 

what cloth for what job

 

 

 

 

rachelles norwex shop

 

Remove your makeup with JUST water… And yes it works!!

make up cloths
These cloths take make up off & cleanse your skin

… with our suede make up removal cloths

“Love them… Used to use an expensive branded cleanser and a number of makeup wipes! Now I use these cloths and water!” Happy customer, Canberra.

When I first heard these suede make up removal cloths would take off my waterproof mascara with just being wet, i was skeptical but just like the customer testimony above, they really do work! They are also very soft and gentle around your eyes- so no more scrubbing, no more buying make up wipes, no more buying products or if you are terrible with maintenance like me, no more going to bed with your make up on because you couldn’t be bothered to take it off as it was such a hassle!! haha. (Am I the only one who did this? Probably not! lol)

make up cloths bookMums are buying them for themselves and their daughters by the truckload (well it feels like it! They are probably one of my best sellers), women are buying them for themselves and for gifts aswell. They are VERY affordable and make a VERY affordable purchase or unique gift that will SAVE a lot of money too! Seeing as our microfibre cloths carry a TWO year warranty aswell, even more value. Did you know that everything you buy from Norwex also carries a 60 day money back guarantee, pretty awesome.

ADDED benefit…

The microfibre is baclock, meaning when they make the microfibre, they add silver to the pulp, so every microfibre thread made has the silver (which doesn’t wash out) and silver has antibacterial properties. What does that mean? Cloths don’t smell like normal cloths as they self sanitise. 99.9% of the bacterial is inactivated over 24 hours. You rinse them out under some running water (aggitated with some soap) and hang out to dry on the towel rail or hook, ready to use next time. They can be put in the washing machine as well (no fabric softener though!), the benefit of three in a pack- you can have one ready all the time 🙂

How can you get your hands on some of these?

Head over to rachellepotter.norwexbiz.com.au . Once your order has been received I will email out any relevant instructions that go with your purchases.

Complimentary products…

Body pack

The body pack is also sold in a pack of three, these cloths exfoliate and cleanse the skin, there has been much success with helping eczema, acne and other skin conditions. Check out  my post about how it can they can help with acne and rosacea for example.

Read the customer testimony below,

“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

lip balm hair turban body pack and make up cloths

Face creams

We have two amazing ranges, our marine organics range and our naturally timeless range.

10153225_508033455969050_1399190199_nBOTH are ‘ECOCERT’ certified meaning they ingreadients  with ECOCERT® certified organic ingredients to revolutionise skin care. ECOCERT® is considered the most important organisation in Europe for setting the standards for natural and organic cosmetics for consumers.

To be considered an “organic cosmetic” ECOCERT® mandates a minimum of 10% of the total ingredients must be certified organic and at least 95% of the ingredients must be of vegetable/plant origin. There is an allowance for the product to contain up to a maximum of 5% synthetic products, but none of these must be included on the negative list.

Some ingredients on the negative list includes:
Mineral oil and silicon; Synthetic emulsifiers like PEG (polyethylene glycol); Viscosity controlling agents like Carbomer; Preservatives such as formaldehyde releasers, parabens, or phenoxyethanol; Synthetic perfumes; Synthetic dyes; and Synthetic solvents like propylene glycol.

Norwex Marine Organics – A miraculous skin care line, now enhanced with unique marine algae

Utilising the benefits of organic marine algae and sea plants, the Norwex Marine Organics line was engineered to rejuvenate the appearance of the skin. With ECOCERT organic certification, this luxurious line helps reduce the signs of aging while providing refreshing and radiant results.

Simple, effective and eco-cert certified organic, these products are now enhanced with unique marine algae to help improve skin elasticity and tone while brightening the skin’s appearance for a radiant finish.

Naturally Timeless – A phenomenal cutting-edge formulation!

For those 35 or older who want to fight the signs of aging, help lessen the appearance of age spots and fine lines, Norwex has taken skin care to the next level with this exciting breakthrough. And it is all focused on the natural rejuvenating benefits of an endangered rare apple.

This Swiss apple called Uttwiler Spätlauber is derived from a seedling planted in the middle of the 18th century, well-known for its ability to be stored for long periods without shrivelling and thus its longevity potential. Rich in phytonutrients and proteins, the apple offers unique ingredients that, through technology, can be incorporated into skin care products. Through cutting-edge science, the PhytoCell Malus Domestica ingredient has been shown to have excellent results for reducing the appearance of wrinkles. This unique offering is currently one of the most pioneering and innovative breakthroughs in global skin care.

“By Rachelle Potter”