Norwex Laundry Stain Remover – Review
“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 and elbows.
I was highly skeptical, but very happy to discover that the Norwex Stain Remover removed the stain COMPLETELY. I must note that this is not a spray and leave type of spray…. I did have to rub the fabric together to activate the stain remover and really get it into the stain, but I do that with all stain removers, so for me it wasn’t any different than usual.
So yes, the claim is accurate… these pictures are proof.
I’ve had some customers comment that for the size of the bottle, it’s a rather pricey investment, and I have to agree with them, it is quite an expensive stain remover. However, the bottle lasts for a long time – you don’t have to use a ton of it for it to be effective. As a mom of 4 young kids I also reserve the pre-wash for the organic type of stains (food, grass stains, etc.).
How does it work?
- Vegetable-based enzymes “eat” the stains (grass, grease, feces, urine, blood and other organic matter) and break them down into natural elements, which are not harmful to the environment.
- The Norwex Laundry Pre-Wash penetrates the stain and safely loosens the organic matter, allowing the enzymes to do their job.
How to Use the Norwex Laundry Stain Remover:
- For best results, treat stain when new.
- Turn nozzle to spray position; remove excess organic matter; then spray directly onto stain, soaking the fabric – it is very helpful to give the stain a bit of a scrub, this helps loosen the stain from the fabric.
- Wait 1 to 5 minutes depending upon severity of the stain.
- Launder according to care label instructions.
- Launder in the warmest water recommended for fabric.
- For extra tough stains, repeat spraying and wash again. (If you treat the stain quickly enough, this shouldn’t be necessary!)
- Before drying the clothes, make sure the stain is gone.
Norwex Stain Remover PROS:
- It is formulated with enzymes rather than chemicals.
- It is a triple-action laundry stain remover: it penetrates, dissolves and eliminates, a variety of stains and soil in fabric.
- It removes tough stains that detergent alone cannot.
- It is fast-acting. The spray dissolves stains and breaks them down before they set in, making them easier to remove in an ordinary wash cycle.
- It works well in all water temperatures.
- It is gentle enough for baby clothes, kids bedding and delicate fabrics.
- It is friendly to the environment.
- The 100% all-natural formula is hypoallergenic, biodegradable, non-toxic and free of allergens, dyes, chlorine, perfumes, petroleum-based solvents, glycol ether, phosphates and other harsh chemicals.
Norwex Stain Remover CONS:
- It’s not cheap. Its a smallish bottle and the cost is HIGH if you compare it to the same sized bottle of stain remover at the grocery store.
- It’s great for fresh stains but it doesn’t work as well on set in stains, or stains that have been washed then dried in the dryer…. this happens A LOT in our house with 4 kids. I’m not “super laundry mom”, and I often throw the clothes into the washer and the dryer without looking for any stains, only to discover, during folding, that Ethan’s brand new white dress shirt is covered in spaghetti splatter from supper the week before (because I don’t do laundry every day, or even every other day… sometimes it sits a week at the bottom of the hamper). For these kinds of stains, I am not eco friendly – I resort to the “wear-your-rubber-gloves-while-using” stain remover.
- It’s not a “spray & go” formula – it’s more of a “spray & scrub” type of stain remover. So if you’re not into rubbing the fabric together after spraying, then this might not be the stain remover for you.