I’ve been doing a little spring cleaning around my apartment over the last several weeks, most of which involves getting rid of old clothes, organizing my desk, and lazily adding more stuff to my storage area. One chore I tend to neglect the most is dusting, which is pretty bad since I live next to some train tracks and the windowsills get very dusty from debris when the windows are open.
I completely forgot that Deja sent… Continue reading
When Deja sent me some Norwex samples to review, I was most excited to try the Makeup Removal cloths. She claimed that these cloths would remove makeup with just water, which might have been the most ridiculous thing I’d ever heard. As someone who has spent a small fortune trying to find a face wash that removes dirt and makeup without a bunch of harsh chemicals that dry out my skin or leave an oil slick,… Continue reading
I am 26 years old and live in a loft in downtown Detroit, MI. I don’t have any kids, don’t own a home, and live in a pretty small… Continue reading
Sadly, the day has come for us to retire our little Frigidaire, front load washing machine. It’s been SUCH a good washer, which I feel extremely thankful for, because based on many people’s reports, our particular machine should have only lasted us 4 or 5 years, and we’ve had ours for close to 11 years.
Ours is still running, but the bearings are going on it (I sound like I know what I’m talking about don’t I?), and when… Continue reading
Laundry might be my least favorite chore. With four kids, you can probably understand why. I’ve also never been a huge fan of the smell of laundry detergent, and I’m mildly worried about the wear-and-tear it caused on my clothes and how the ingredients affected my skin. I know detergents like Tide Ultra Powder Detergent and other brands are supposed to help prolong the life of your clothes, but when the Environmental Working Group rates Tide with a big fat… Continue reading
The EASY-OFF Fume Free Oven Cleaner gets a big ole’ “F” rating from the EWG, despite claims that it is free of harsh and toxic fumes. Ingredients such as ethanolamine, paraffin, and propane lead to health concerns such as asthma and respiratory problems, skin irritation,… Continue reading
Norwex has a whole line of bath & body microfiber, and the most popular (and my personal favorites) would have to be the Norwex face cloths – the Body Pack Cloths & the Makeup Removal Cloths. You can read my reviews of them here, and here, but in a nutshell, these cloths completely clean & exfoliate your skin with JUST WATER – no soaps or cleansers needed.
I often get emails from customers asking, “So, what’s… Continue reading
Today’s post in our “Use This, Not That” series is going skin deep. That’s right, we’re talking about face wash – particularly the ever-so-popular Clearasil Ultra Daily Face Wash – rated HIGH on the Environmental Working Group’s health concern list – and how to keep your skin fresh and clean without coating it in chemicals.
This post kicks off a new series here on the Healthy Home Cleaning blog – “Use This Not That!” I’m going to be tackling a list of some of the most dangerous household cleaners (found here) and giving a rundown on everything you need to know about the harsh chemicals in them, along with information on which Norwex product will do the same job safely and efficiently. How’s that sound? Good? Good!
Today’s dangerous cleaning product I am tackling… Continue reading
Ahhh, the Norwex Sanira System for chemical-free toilet cleaning. This is undoubtedly one of my absolute favorite Norwex products. It gets toilets sparkling clean without the need for any of the harsh chemical cleaners you’re probably used to.
Here’s some general information about the Norwex Toilet Cleaner and things I LOVE about it:
- The cleaning solution in the Sanira System is vegetable based with coconut oil and a naturally occurring sugar surfactant
- Both the brush and cleaning solution are… Continue reading
Norwex describes the Magnet Ball as a money-saving device that removes calcium molecules from the water by magnetically attracting them to the inside of the ball.
This action supposedly makes the water behave as though it was “soft”. The premise of the device is that because soft water requires less detergent, you will save money on detergent in your dishwasher and washing machine if you just stick the Magnet Ball in at the start of a wash cycle. In fact,… Continue reading
How do I love my Norwex Silver Care toothbrush? Let me count the ways. This is a seriously fantastic product.
I’m generally prone to the kinds of recurring infections that cause colds, bronchitis, sinus problems, strep throat and the like – But in the 6 months since I got my beloved Silver Care toothbrush, I haven’t had so much as a sore throat or sinus cold,… Continue reading
If you don’t have a dishwasher (and even if you do),this little white netted dish cloth might be just the thing for you. Here is the testimonial of a “netted dish cloth skeptic”.
“I had a bunch of friends who really seemed to like then and said that they were wonderful to keep in your sink because they’re really “scrubby” and their netted fabric means they don’t harbor bacteria.… Continue reading
What are they? The Norwex Spirinetts are the most AMAZING scrubbers that you will ever find, and despite their small size, they can tackle even the biggest “stuck on” jobs! They come in packs of 2, and will amaze you with what they can clean!
I finally got around to trying the Norwex Odour Eliminator, and it has quickly become one of my favorite Norwex products. This stuff is biodegradable, and chemical-free. It’s enzyme-based, and the “critters” in it eat through the bacteria that causes organic odours. Odour Eliminator removes organic smells instantly, safely and without toxic chemicals.
The first place I tried Odour Eliminator was in my young son’s plastic toy chest, where I’ve… Continue reading
“Norwex Laundry Pre-Wash Stain Remover penetrates, dissolves and eliminates on contact a variety of stains and soil in fabrics.”
This is the claim, but is it accurate?
Grass stains are the bane of my spring, summer and fall laundry days. My kids love to play “puppy” and “horsey” and “kitty”, and all other manner of ‘animals crawling on the ground’ games, and by the end of the day, I have multiple, ground in grass stains on knees, bums… Continue reading
Norwex Mattress Cleaner is designed to remove organic material from mattresses, bedding and fabric furniture. It will neutralize and eliminate unpleasant organic odours and get rid of dust mites!
- Gets rid of dust mites and their feces (VERY allergy-causing in many people – snoring, coughing, etc.) and can eliminate allergic reactions
- Gets rid of urine smell and staining (extremely well)
- Only product on the market for elimination and removal of all… Continue reading
It’s difficult keeping a vehicle clean and orderly – they become like temporary homes, but rarely do they get the same attention and TLC that our houses gets, especially concerning cleanliness.
The messiness factor goes WAAAAAAY up when kids are thrown into the equation….
in our personal situation, 4 elementary school age kids….2 girls and 2 boys.
Toys, shoes, clothes, hats, food wrappers, food still in wrappers, rotting food out of wrappers,… Continue reading
The Norwex Carpet Stain Buster was introduced in summer 2007, and wow, does it ever work!
It’s meant to remove organic matter, and it “eats” through red wine, baby stains, sick kid stains, urine stains, and anything other protein-based stain you can think of. You can literally watch it happen! It works where chemical cleaning solutions fail, and is truly amazing. Listen to this customers experience with the Carpet… Continue reading
I’m not the only one who loves this product – the Norwex Face Cloths (Body Pack) clean and exfoliate your skin, and all you need is water.
I recently got this email from a blog reader:
“I was just reading your webpage of product reviews. I was kind of shocked that you didn’t review the “body pack” or the “baby body pack”. These cloths are the ONLY thing I use on my skin (except for sunblock), and I’ve… Continue reading