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Kids… if you “paint” the mirror with toothpaste- you can clean it!!

kids cleaning the bathroomLOVE LOVE LOVE the fact that my kids clean their bathroom… using just water and a few cloths. In the past few months, two of my little gems have decided, they will “paint” the mirror quite regularly- it has now “officially” become their job to clean it!! And not just the mirror, the whole bathroom. Slave driver? I don’t think so. I’m a big believer in them learning responsibility and involving them in the cleaning. I love that with Norwex, they can safely do so, because we don’t use harmful chemicals. If they “spray” a bit too much water, no big deal! 🙂

So what did we use…

* An enviro cloth (damp)
* A window cloth (dry)

TWO of my ALL TIME FAVS & they are available in what we call “The Basic Package” at a 15% off discount! YAY

YOU know what else? Think of all the money and time you will save 🙂

I like to call them “the besties” – the work SO WELL TOGETHER!!

window and mirror basic package prices

 

 

Baileys Frappacino

Bailey’s Frappacino thermomix style!

400g ice

200g baileys

150g milk

20g Cadbury’s drinking chocolate (powder) OR a scoop chocolate icecream

Put everything in and process on speed 9 for ONE minute. Makes two big glasses or 4 smaller glasses.

This of course can be made in a good blender 🙂

Warning: very addictive! Just ask my husband who asks for this nearly every night! LUCKY he travels and can get it duty free!! 🙂

You may wonder why this would be on my blog, well it is being modelled on our beautiful latte microfibre towel 🙂

I am collecting a mix of my own recipes here to share aswell 🙂

If you would like to know two of the BEST items to clean your thermie, then skip over to the post on cleaning your thermomix

Let me know what you think, i’d love to know 🙂

“By Rachelle Potter”

What is Norwex?

Norwex improving quality of life

So What is Norwex?

Up until late 2012 I would of said, “Nor-what”??

Below you will find some info about Norwex, if you are after more practical ‘what product does what’ then please head to my Norwex essentials post here.

 Let me start with a splash of history…

It all started in 1994 when the Norwegian operation, “cleaning without chemicals” was born. In 1999 “Norwex”- “The Norwegian Experience” spreads to Canada with the Norwex Enviro products. In 2007, Norwex introduced a new microfibre and microsilver and 2008 saw Norwex Australia officially opened (yeah, Aussie Aussie Aussie, Oi Oi Oi!!”). In 2011, Norwex expanded their products, introducing their personal care products.

And so the Norwex mission statement expanded to:

 “Improving quality of life by radically reducing the use of chemicals in personal care and cleaning”

In 2014 it simplified to become:

fb banner mission statement

 What about chemicals?

In the last 50 years, more than 80,000 new chemicals have been created. Recently an article was published by Choice Australia (if you click on the link the article will open in a new window) it was about known and common chemicals to avoid in household and personal care products which have been linked to causing some cancers and reproductive abnormalities. It is a really scary list and one that confirms for me the absolute rightness that I be involved in a company that does indeed “strive to improve quality of life rather than standard of living”. Most of the chemicals we are exposed too, haven’t been assessed on how they impact on human health. And there are growing links to chemicals and things like asthma and allergies as well.

Over the next little while I will go into more depth about chemicals, be sure to sign up to my email so you can stay informed.

I love what I read from our Chairman, in the inside cover of our catalogue,

“Our vision reaches far beyond making a profit. Norwex goes above that limited horizon with deep respect for the value and beauty of all life and a healthy planet. We are committed to making a powerful and positive difference in the world we live in and the lives we touch”.

 SO HOW IS NORWEX DIFFERENT?

All of our microfibre products carry a 2 year warranty AND everything you buy from Norwex carries a 60 day money back guarantee. I find these two policies amazing and shows me how Norwex stands behind their products.

 Microfibre

Norwex microfibre is 1/200th the size of a strand of human hair, one of the most innovative products in the cleaning industry today. Here’s an interesting fact, in each Norwex Enviro Cloth there is approximately 2.9 million metres of microfibre! You can use the cloths dry to dust or wet to clean. Most of the cloths have antibac micro silver added at the pulp stage of manufacturing.

The cloths include ‘Bacloc’ technology

The micro silver is an antibacterial agent for self-cleaning purposes only. The agent is solely designed to inhibit bacterial odour, mould, and/or mildew growth within the product.

What does this mean for cleaning?

There is no need to use harmful chemicals while cleaning, only water! The  microfibre lifts the dirt, grease and grime into the cloth and off the surface. Surfaces are left free from everything- cleaned, polished, and smear free.

Personal care

I touched briefly before on chemicals. The personal care range uses the bacloc technology in the microfibre in products such as the suede make up removal cloths and body cloths. The ingredients in the body and skincare products don’t contain any of the ‘nasties’ (see below and in the article link above) rather ONLY ingredients that are natural and organic, not synthetic.

Some ‘nasties’- 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.

Have a look at the products you use and see if they have any of these ingredients…

What does this mean for your personal care?

Ingredients that are pure and safe for the environment means they are more gentle on your skin. This promotes better quality of life and helps to reduce the damaging effects of toxins. They are a beautiful range and since my ‘switch’ to Norwex have only been impressed and amazed at the results.

And you know what?

If a product doesn’t ‘agree’ with your skin, and even natural ingredients can react on some sensitive skin, then you have 60 days to return your product to the consultant you bought it from and either try something else or get your money back!!

 The Norwex Solution

what is norwex

 SAVE Time– Norwex products decrease cleaning time by 75% or more.

SAVE your Health- With Norwex products, you don’t breathe, touch or ingest harmful chemicals. You simply utilize water and create a cleaner, healthier, personal environment.

SAVE the Environment- Safe natural ingredients help protect and sustain our environments.

SAVE Money- An average household spends $600-$800 a year in chemical cleaning products and supplies. By using Norwex products you can realise up to 90% saving!

CHECK OUT THIS YOU TUBE CLIP, it’s a great Norwex explainer…

Norwex explainer Clip

Microfibre care instructions