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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).

Veggie & Fruit Scrub Cloth

fruit and veggie scrub clothThe AMAZING Veggie & Fruit 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.

Please 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

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“By Rachelle Potter”

Why I do what I do…

I HAVE to share this video- it’s 4 minutes of total inspiration on whatever journey you are on. Working out your WHY and purpose makes such a difference to LIFE.

This is the LINK– feel free to check it out!!

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I’ve been reflecting on this and my Norwex journey. Yes the money is lovely, the people are AMAZING, the company is generous, the products make life so much easier, it saves money and it is SO MUCH FUN.

However a big part of my WHY comes from helping educate people to create safe havens in their homes- to empower people to make choices that will actually save money, time AND their QUALITY OF LIFE (allergies, health, skin issues, chemical free living & more). I LOVE that. I really do. I am not writing this for what I am about to say next, I am writing this because I have been pondering. I feel like I would do you a disservice as a friend if I didn’t let you know it is actually free to join Norwex at the moment. I am excited by this as people can buy wholesale and share the purpose and mission of Norwex with friends, family and others they know.

Just head to the recruting tab to read more or go to my website to sign up straight away. Feel free to send me an email too, I’d be more than happy to answer any questions or help. As you want the products in your home when you do sign up you can get 1 of our additions packs at 40% off- they are some of our most popular products and you will be on the way to creating a safe haven (AND saving yourself at least 50/75% time cleaning- no joke that is TRUE!! Norwex for the WIN! lol)

#joinNorwex  #createanorwexsafehaven

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 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.

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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 now a new even better formulation called Laundry Detergent– it 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

*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, which is now our new formulation called Laundry Detergent 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 🙂

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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”

Norwex launched in New Zealand…2015

"We love our Norwex in the salons!!! Here is one of the Stylists Kristelle in action" from DRY and TEA New Zealand!!
“We love our Norwex in the salons!!! Here is one of the Stylists Kristelle in action” from DRY & TEA New Zealand!!

When Norwex announced they were expanding into New Zealand early in 2015, I was SO EXCITED!! A few months ago my awesome cousin Amy, who LOVES her Norwex bought the business Dry & Tea– a hair dressing salon experience in New Zealand and I got a message from her requesting Norwex for the Salons. So off went two Kick Start kits (an enviro cloth, polish cloth & dust mitt) in the post.

After they arrived, I received this photo of one of the girls and she said how much they LOVED the Norwex in the salon- the dust mitt so perfect for cleaning surfaces and dusting products, the enviro & polish perfect for mirrors & cleaning.

How awesome is that?!

* If you are in New Zealand (or Australia) or know someone who would be interested in a ground up business opportunity  (A LOT of the training we do is online so this is easy to do!). If you would like more information feel free to look at it here or check out the tab at the right about starting a Norwex business.

If you are from any of the countries Norwex is in or about to be in and you would like to sign up, I will soon be able to help you as well and get you some help, so feel free to contact me below as well.

If you are interested in reading our “Norwex Purpose” booklet– it’s all about Norwex, the mission and was actually one of the KEY things I read that I inwardly went “yes, I really love all that this company stands for and the direction they are going”.

Looking forward to hearing from you,

Sincerely,

Rachelle 🙂

“By Rachelle Potter”