Clean your home faster, with better results & fewer chemicals, for less money!

The Norwex mission is to improve quality of life by radically reducing chemicals in our homes.

Learn more about Norwex Microfiber by clicking here and our ingredient standards here.

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Monday, September 30, 2013

Norwex in the News!

A news station in Tennessee put the Norwex Enviro Cloth to the test against a regular microfiber cloth, as well as a traditional cleaner. The Norwex Enviro Cloth was rated a "Wise Buy" by the test, showing that it removed 92% of the e-coli bacteria (while the traditional cleaner removed NONE of the e-coli and the regular microfiber removed 84% of the e-coli bacteria). That's pretty impressive!

Thanks to WMC-TV for the story! Read the full piece here, and watch the accompanying video!

http://www.wmctv.com/story/23517214/andy-will-it-work-norwex-antibac-microfiber-cloth

  Action News 5 - Memphis, Tennessee


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Sunday, September 29, 2013

Norwex Enviro Cloth Uses

If you've ever wondered just how versatile the Norwex Enviro Cloth is, check out all these amazing ways you can use it to clean your home - with just water!

The many uses for a Norwex Enviro Cloth

Clean up spills on the carpet – wine, nail polish, paint, urine, chocolate, vomit, pet stains
Cleaning baby spit up
Furniture stains/cleaning
Cleaning windows (pair with Window Cloth for streak-free finish)
Car upholstery
Oven hood grease
Microwave interior/exterior
Car seat and high chair straps
Lamps and shades
Bathroom fixtures
Keeping shutters, blinds, and doors clean
Bathroom counters
Toilets and showers
Damp dusting wooden furniture and antiques
Wiping down photo frames
Window sills
Computer keyboard
Cleaning grease off hands and counters
Walls, baseboards, window sills
Stove top, hood, knobs
Cupboards
Wiping down vinyl and leather furniture
Car interior, including dashboard and stereo
Toys
Shopping cart handles
Makeup brushes
Food spills on the floor
Fridge and freezer shelves and exterior
Inside of the gas fireplace
Super glue off hands
Wiping down mattresses with old stains
Helping remove a sliver
Remove wallpaper glue left on wall after paper is removed
Picking up glitter
Removing sticky price tags
Pulling white marks off dark clothing just out of the dryer
Cleaning inside kitchen appliances (bread machine, popcorn maker, coffee pot, etc)
Removing mold from bathroom ceiling
Removing garlic or jalapenos from fingers
Wiping down vinyl, wood, or tile floors
Mat for placing freshly washed produce on to dry
Coffee stains in mugs
Wiping down telephone handsets
Door knobs
Deodorant stains in clothing
Restaurant table tops
Chair arms at doctor’s office
Little hands after playing on playground equipment
Church nursery – wiping down toys, tables, changing areas, etc
Fingerprints off piano
Soot from mantle or fireplace doors
Emergency bandage (silver has healing properties)
Diaper pails
Sticker/tape/gum residue off walls, windows, doors, clothes
Sharpie off walls or floors
Remove smell from canning or pickling jars

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The History of Silver

History of Silver
Throughout history, people have taken advantage of the antimicrobial properties of silver.

The Greeks and Romans stored water in silver as it was believed this kept the liquids fresh.

During the plagues in Europe, wealthy families ate from silver plates and utensils, in the hope that silver might protect them from the disease that was claiming their neighbours’ lives.

The expression ‘born with a silver spoon in the mouth’ had a dual meaning. Not only did it refer to wealth, it also referred to health. People were eating off silver spoons because they knew that an infection couldn’t survive on silver.

Without knowing it people were taking advantage of the natural ANTIMICROBIAL properties of silver.

Today many products are produced using silver to give antibacterial properties to that surface. Silver antibacterial socks, silver soap, silver-lined curtains in hospitals, silver-lined bandages for treating burns, silver-lined bandaids, silver toothbrushes, etc.

How Silver works
Silver interrupts a cell’s ability to form chemical bonds essential to its survival. Bacteria, viruses and fungi need the bonds for their oxygen metabolism.
The Antibacterial agent is physically embedded inside tiny microfibers.
The silver-based agent that Norwex uses is based on micro, not nano-technology.




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Saturday, September 28, 2013

Norwex Envirotowel (Suede Microfiber)

Suede Microfiber is very compact, wet or dry, and super absorbent. It also dries quickly! This towel will dry and clean at the same time. It effectively removes water from all surfaces even when damp. Use for drying dishes, or for dusting highly-polished surfaces without streaks. Use with water only.

Used For:
* Cleaning and polishing fine wood furniture
* As a sports towel, hair towel, or for drying your entire body
* For drying dishes or for polishing glossy surfaces to prevent streaks
* At the beach, pool, for camping, on holidays
* In your gym bag
* For polishing metals like silver and brass - works great on jewelry
* For drying fruit after cleaning
* Drying kitchen counters

To polish surface use the dry Envirotowel and keep unfolding to a new side to ensure that you are drying the surface efficiently.

Use moist for removing light tarnish, then polish with a dry area of the towel.

Norwex Envirotowel - Suede Microfiber



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Friday, September 27, 2013

Marine Organics Eyelifting Serum

The Marine Organics line was discontinued in 2015. We have a new and improved Body Care line - please see this post for details: http://www.fastgreenclean.com/2015/01/norwex-body-care-new-and-improved.html

Please see our new and improved Naturally Timeless product line here: http://www.fastgreenclean.com/2015/04/naturally-timeless-new-and-improved-for.html

MARINE ORGANICS Eye Lifting Serum

• Organic Certified Product
• Enriched with advanced bio-marine ingredients
• For all skin types

A certified organic serum developed to combat the appearance of time. The serum is enriched with a high concentration of natural ingredients from marine origin to transform eyes to appear more youthful. The unique serum lifts the look of skin around the eyes and reduces the look of puffiness and dark circles. Tired eyes appear brightened and revived. In addition, the serum contains a high concentration of certified organic additives; Aloe Vera, Olive and jojoba oils for a smoothing feel and firming appearance.

Contains:
Aloe Barbadensis Leaf Juice*, Glycerin, Aqua, Parfum, Hydrolized Rhizobian Gum, Acacia Senegal Gum, Propanediol, Crambe Maritima Extract, Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride, Alaria Esculenta Extract, Medicago Sativa(Alfalfa) Extract*, Sodium Hyaluronate, Squalane, Simmondsia Chinensis(Jojoba) Seed Oil*, Olea Europaea(Olive) Fruit Oil*, Tocopheryl Acetate, Xanthan Gum, Glycerin Caprylate, Glyceryl Stearate SE, Cetearyl Wheat Straw Glycosides, Cetearyl Alcohol, Dehydroacetic Acid, Benzyl Alcohol, Citric Acid, Benzoic Acid, Citronellol, Linalool.
* Ingredients from Organic Farming

99.20 % of the total ingredients are from natural origin.
82.99 % of the total ingredients are from Organic Farming.
Natural and Organic Cosmetic certified by ECOCERT Greenlife

Noteworthy ingredients are the hydrolyzed rhizobian gum, Acacia senegal gum, Alaria esculenta extract, and the Crambe maritima extract. Other highly active ingredients include alfalfa (Medicago sativa), aloe, squalane, cetearyl wheat straw glycosides, shea butter, sodium hyaluronate, jojoba oil, olive oil, and vitamin E.

Marine Organics Eye Lifting Serum

Read about the Marine Organics Face Regimen here: http://www.fastgreenclean.com/2013/05/marine-organics-regimen-chart.html

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Enviro Cloth and Window Cloth

Norwex Enviro Cloth
Use on all surfaces that need to be cleaned, indoors and out, which can normally be cleaned with soap
and water, including:
  • Bathroom Areas (Other appliances, taps, sinks, tubs, counters, toilets and more)
  • Walls
  • Windows
  • Floors
  • Vehicles
  • Toys
  • Tools
  • Kitchen
Norwex EnviroCloths


Use dry for dusting, it creates static electricity which removes dust and dirt, preventing them from resettling back onto surfaces and holds them inside the cloth.

Use damp for general cleaning and heavily soiled areas. It cleans everything using only water. The cleaned surfaces become so clean that new dirt and dust will not return as quickly.

Our Enviro Cloths are also available in a handy travel pack, perfect for taking anywhere! A great way to share our products with a friend, keep in the car, use in restaurants to wipe down a table, or to pull stains out of vehicle fabric.

Norwex Travel Pack EnviroCloths


What makes our microfiber superior is the fact that each Enviro Cloth contains over 2.9 million meters of fiber. The antibacterial Microfiber cloth removes dust, dirt and grease from all washable surfaces using water without chemicals.

Step 1: Moisten the cloth under running water, wring out, and fold the wet cloth as many times as you can and wring out all excess water. This is very important in order to achieve streak-free surfaces.
Step 2: Wipe the surface.
Step 3: Flip over and continue to do this until all surfaces are used. Rinse the cloth in warm water when necessary and continue cleaning.

Norwex Window Cloth
The beauty of glass is that it allows light to travel through it easily. Traditional cleaners will reside on the glass and restrict light from passing through. While it is important to have a cloth that will remove greasy marks it is also important to make sure that nothing is left behind that causes streaks or smears.

A smear is a contaminant (something not meant to be on the surface) that has been spread in an effort to remove and clean the surface that now causes distortion of light. It is invisible in low light situations like internal glass or mirrors; however, in high light situations the distortion of light is noticeable and reveals where you have attempted to clean.

With the Norwex Window Cloth, there is no need for chemical glass cleaners - just use water. The antibacterial properties of this cloth makes it great for use in your entire home, such as:

  • Windows
  • Mirrors
  • Bath tubs
  • Shower doors
  • Vanity units
  • Crystal
  • Glass tables
  • Granite countertops
  • Brushed and stainless steel
  • Chrome
  • Knick-knacks and all other shiny surfaces in the home
Norwex Window Cloth / Polish Cloth


To clean glass: To remove fingerprints simply spray with water and wipe with the window cloth.
To clean stainless steel: Use slightly moist (very little water) and wipe the stainless steel in the same direction as the grain. For heavily-soiled fridges, first clean with a moist Enviro Cloth, then finish with the Window Cloth in the same direction as the grain.
To clean granite countertops: Clean countertops first with the Enviro Cloth and water. Then finish
the counters with the Window Cloth unfolding to a new side to ensure you are always finishing with a dry, clean area of microfiber.
* Do not use on anti-glare coated surfaces

Step 1: Spray water on the glass using the Norwex Spray Bottle or wipe with a moist Enviro Cloth to remove dirt and debris
Step 2: Fold the cloth to give you sixteen sides and start wiping.
Step 3: Continue to unfold the cloth to new sides to ensure you are finishing the surface with a clean
side at all times.
Step 4: For heavily-soiled glass or counters, clean first with the Enviro Cloth and water, then finish with a dry Window Cloth.




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Thursday, September 26, 2013

The dirt on dirt

Residuals attract dirt.

When surfaces are left moist and wet after cleaning, only the water component of your cleaning solution evaporates leaving brokendown dirt, grime and chemicals to dry on the surface.

The definition of CLEAN is to remove all forms of contaminants from a surface leaving it in as original condition as possible. This means that in order to leave surfaces CLEAN we cannot leave residuals behind on them.

Residuals determine the frequency of needed cleaning. The fewer residuals left behind on a surface the better, as residuals determine how often that surface should be cleaned.

Clean doesn’t smell!

True cleanliness does not smell.
It will take most people quite a while to accept this, as their sense of smell may make them think that they have not cleaned with strong enough chemicals. If they had used only microfiber and water, there is no smell.

The traditional method of cleaning with chemicals and cotton cloths results in breaking down dirt and grime and spreading it over the entire surface. This may provide a visual appearance of clean. However it can actually cause your surface to be hygienically more contaminated at a microscopic microbial level.



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Wednesday, September 25, 2013

What are the effects of chemicals and disinfectants?

They can harm our bodies and affect the environment.

After use, most cleaning chemicals end up making the journey from our homes down the sink, toilet and drains into our environment via the sewer or waterways. Chemicals can have harmful effects on our environment including other living things.

If many of these chemicals are not good for our environment should they really be used in our homes or around our bodies?

With the Norwex chemical-free antibacterial microfiber system you don’t breathe, touch or ingest chemicals. Dirt, dust and grease are removed instead of spread around your home, creating a cleaner indoor climate, and reducing allergens.

Today, preserving the environment for our children and future generations is extremely important. With Norwex you have the opportunity to use fewer chemicals, reduce your environmental footprint and look after your family’s health while at the same time preserving the environment for future generations.


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Tuesday, September 24, 2013

Ergonomic Toilet Brush and Holder

Updated 1/16 - Please see the info on our new and improved updated Ergonomic Toilet Brush and Holder http://www.fastgreenclean.com/2016/01/ergonomic-toilet-brush-and-holder.html

Norwex Ergonomic Toilet Brush and Holder

PROBLEM: After repeated use, nylon toilet brushes can accumulate bacteria in the holes that hold the bristles. These bacteria can potentially spread to other items in the bathroom. Bristle tips will begin to fray and soften over time, which takes away the ability to effectively sanitize the bowl and remove bacteria. Metal brushes can rust and scratch, and it’s sometimes difficult to clean well under the rim with them.
SOLUTION: The Norwex Ergonomic Toilet Brush rinses completely clean with only water. The rubber bristles will not scratch or rust over time, which means a cleaner, longer-lasting brush. And the special rim extension is designed to clean the hard-to-reach area under the rim, quickly and easily.

Norwex Ergonomic Toilet Brush and Holder


Description:
Constructed of durable ThermoPlastic Rubber (TPR), the Ergonomic Toilet Brush thoroughly cleans the toilet bowl without scratching the surface. The cylindrical-shaped head reaches into the trap, while the extension is specially designed for thorough cleaning under the rim. The plastic handle has an ergonomically designed grip with a touch of rubber for a comfortable and easy hold. The brush head is designed for use on both sides of the brush so you don’t need to flip it to complete your cleaning task. After rinsing, store the Toilet Brush in its caddy, where it air dries quickly just above the caddy’s base.
13.4cm x 44.1cm / 5.3” x 17.4”

Key Features:
• Compact, space-saving design
• Easy to use
• Made of TPR—ThermoPlastic Rubber is more durable and flexible, and it won’t wear out as quickly over time as standard nylon materials.
• Rubber bristles are spaced far enough apart to allow for quick rinsing and drying, yet close enough together to clean thoroughly.
• Won’t rust or scratch porcelain.

Key Benefits:
• Ventilation space between stored brush and the holder helps prevent accumulation of mold and mildew.
• Contoured grip handle is designed to help your reach.
• Special extension is designed to make cleaning under the rim quick and easy.
• Angled design makes cleaning easier.
• No metal to rust.

How to Use:
• Squirt a light stream of Blue Diamond All-in-One Bathroom Cleaner around the inside bowl area. Use the Toilet Brush to clean the entire toilet, including under the rim and on the top edge of the bowl. Allow to work for 3 to 5 minutes and then flush clean

Norwex Ergonomic Toilet Brush and Holder, with Blue Diamond


TIP: Flush your toilet daily, whether it is being used or not. Allowing the water to sit in the bowl can cause mildew and hard-water stains.


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Sanira Toilet System

Through the Sanira Toilet Brush System, Norwex provides an ingenious system to clean toilets without harmful chemicals. Some highlights are:
  • It is made from environmentally-friendly recyclable raw materials with no metal parts
  • The brush is made without cavities reducing chance of bacterial load remaining in crevices
  • The bristles are specially designed to shed water and discourage bacteria growth as well as using the cleaning solution more effectively
  • A channeling system in the brush dispenses the cleaner, reducing the amount needed to only 3-4 ml, compared to 30 - 40 ml for a traditional cleaner
  • Highly biodegradable cleaning solution and safe for use with septic systems
Norwex Sanira Toilet Brush System



To use:
Cut off the top cap of the Sanira solution.


Reassemble the system by placing the bag back into the bottom container. Place the container with
the hole in it on top, and place the brush into the container with the hole in it.


Gently push down on the brush until the solution fills the channels of the brush and starts to drip onto
the bristles of the brush. Empty as much water out of the bowl as possible by pouring a few litres
into the toilet. The benefit is less cleaner is needed and if it isn’t diluted none of it is wasted.


Clean the sides of the bowl first so the solution can work undiluted. Clean toilet, rinse brush off with clean water, and place back into the container.


Using only 3-4 ml once a week, the solution will last approximately 1 year.

What are some of the special benefits of the Sanira Toilet Brush System?
The Sanira Toilet Brush System is a product that is environmentally friendly, all parts are recyclable, and the soap and descaler agents are biodegradable. The soap is made from vegetable sources and has properties that prevent bacteria growth. In addition, you need to use only a very small amount of the cleaning agent in the toilet making it last for a very long time. It’s a great product for saving you money and saving the environment. The system’s toilet brush is made in one piece, with channels in the bristles, preventing the growth of bacteria and making it easy to keep the system clean.

Will the Sanira Toilet Brush System remove rust stains?
The Sanira Toilet Brush System is great to clean the toilet, but it is not formulated to remove rust or calcium.

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Sunday, September 22, 2013

Norwex Crystal Deodorant

I gave up conventional antiperspirant/deodorant years ago. After I was diagnosed with melanoma, I became very careful about what products and ingredients I used on my skin, and every antiperspirant/deodorant I've encountered contains some of the ingredients I avoid.

I began using crystal deodorant instead, and have been happy with it for years, even in the southern humidity! The great part is, one stone will last YEARS. It is breakable, so be sure not to drop it - if you do though, the smaller pieces are great for travel.

Norwex Crystal Deodorant Stone


The Norwex Crystal Deodorant Stone is made from crystallized natural mineral salts which kill odor causing bacteria. It contains no harmful chemicals, oils, perfumes or emulsifiers. The ammonium alum in this product cannot penetrate the skin, and therefore, does not enter the body or clog the pores. Your body is allowed to perspire naturally, yet the salt inhibits the growth of bacteria, therefore preventing body odor.

TIP: The Norwex Crystal Deodorant is GREAT on mosquito bites!

To use, just moisten top of stone and use on underarms. Rinse under water. Before replacing lid, wipe dry to prevent deodorant eroding at the base. I have the best luck using it immediately after a shower. It will not get rid of existing odor, but it will prevent odor by inhibiting the growth of bacteria - so ideally the application immediately after a shower should take care of the underarm body odor.

TIP: Great for razor burn, too!

FAQ
What is the Crystal Deodorant made of?
The Norwex Crystal Deodorant is made from crystallized natural mineral salts which kill odor causing bacteria. It contains no harmful chemicals, oils, perfumes or emulsifiers. It's just pure and natural! To use simply wet the crystal and generously apply to underarm area.

Why does my Crystal Deodorant have a smell?
Rinse the Crystal Deodorant after each time you apply it. If the odor does not go away, dilute a little Odour Eliminator and rinse the Crystal Deodorant using this solution, which will help to break down the odor.


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Thursday, September 19, 2013

Out to Lunch Snack Bag and Sandwich Wrap

*Discontinued

Did you know food packaging alone accounts for nearly 32% of all household waste in the U.S.? According to the U.S. Department of Education, about 20 million students bring their lunch to school each day. Multiply 20 million packed lunches a day, by five days and you get 100 million a week! If each lunch has 3 plastic baggies, that’s 300 million plastic baggies potentially in the garbage. The effect of all this plastic in our landfills and waterways is devastating.

It is one of my goals for my kids to have waste-free lunches. Every once in a while something "easy" lands in their lunch boxes (like a frozen tube of yogurt), but mostly, we are waste-free. Our lunch boxes and bags really help with this initiative, and Norwex has just made it even easier!

Problem: Disposable “one time use” plastic wraps and bags may contain harmful chemicals like BPA, DEHA and other plasticizers, and they increase the amount of trash that ends up in our landfills and oceans every year.
Solution: The Norwex Out to Lunch Sandwich Wrap and Out to Lunch Snack Bag are both reusable, which can mean less trash in our landfills. Also, because they are made from recycled LDPE #4 plastic, and certified free from BPA, DEHA, phthalates, PVC and lead, it helps radically reduce chemicals not only in your body and in your kids’ bodies, but in the environment as well.

Both the Out to Lunch Sandwich Wrap and Out to Lunch Snack Bag are tested by CPSIA-accredited testing laboratory to meet FDA requirements and CPSIA standards. The manufacturer also uses an independent lab to test products to ensure consistent and non-toxic quality.

Key Benefits:
  • Reusable—reduce waste by eliminating disposable food packaging from our landfills and oceans.
  • Save money by reducing single-use packaging and packaged foods.
  • Eat healthier by packing homemade, non-packaged foods—and by keeping your food on a mat, and off a potentially germ-laden table.
  • Store food more safely by packing it in non-leaching, non-toxic containers.
  • Promote sustainability by giving gifts that send the message of reuse.
  • Highly recyclable
  • Manufactured to meet all FDA requirements to be in contact with food.
Key Features:
  • Made from recycled LDPE #4 plastic
  • Certified non-leaching
  • Free of BPA, DEHA, phthalates, PVC and lead
  • Fun design appeals to all ages and serves as an environmentally friendly conversation starter.
  • 1-year warranty

Norwex Out to Lunch Sandwich Wrap

Ideal for anything you want to wrap up and take along, this stylish, reusable packaging solution made of recycled plastic is a great alternative to zip-lock baggies. To provide a germ-free surface for food, the reusable Sandwich Wrap is a nice little placemat for your lunch when it’s unwrapped. Our thicker material vs. typical plastic sandwich bags allows less air to penetrate, keeping what’s inside fresher than the typical plastic sandwich bag. Secured with a Velcro® strip, the Sandwich Wrap can be folded to hold a sandwich scaled for any appetite. 34cm / 13.5” diameter

How to Use:
  • Great for every day use at school or the office, to take on picnics, or bring with you in the car for on-the-go lunch and snacks.
  • Use the Sandwich Wrap as a portable placemat—it provides a clean eating surface every time
  • Clean up is easy. Just shake the crumbs off into the trash, wipe with a damp cloth and air dry.
  • Great for kids’ art projects—protect surfaces from messy spills.
  • NOTE: Not intended for hot foods. Should not be heated or microwaved.
Norwex Out to Lunch Sandwich Wrap


Norwex Out to Lunch Snack Bag

This stylish, reusable packaging solution made of recycled plastic is a great alternative to zip-lock baggies. The bottom is gusseted to allow for expansion. Perfect for holding pretzels, fruit, veggies, cheese and other snacks, the reusable Out to Lunch Snack Bag secures with a Velcro® strip. 15cm x 16.5cm / 6” h x 6.5” w

How to Use:
  • Use to store leftovers in the refrigerator.
  • Great for every day use at school or the office, to take on picnics, or bring with you in the car for on-the-go lunch and snacks. The Snack Bag is also perfect for stashing away makeup, small soaps and organizing other goodies as well.
  • Use the Snack Bag to easily store small toys like Legos™, crayons, marbles and toy cars.
  • Make your own sewing or first-aid kit. Tuck items like bandages, cotton balls and cotton swabs in one Snack Bag and a packet of needles, thread, tape measure and a pincushion in another.
  • NOTE: Not intended for hot foods. Should not be heated or microwaved.
Norwex Out to Lunch Snack Bag


As always, feel free to contact me with questions regarding any Norwex product. You can shop online by clicking Shop Online above, or directly from my website at http://rebeccalange.norwex.biz. If you'd like to receive my newsletter with Norwex specials, please fill out the contact form here http://rebeccalange.norwex.biz/en_US/customer/subscribe-to-consultant-specials. If you would like to schedule a party, discuss career opportunities at Norwex, or have any questions about our products, I invite you to send me a message here http://rebeccalange.norwex.biz/en_US/customer/about-me

October Specials

These amazing specials are only good during the month of October! Contact me today to take advantage of these deals. I have a special offer for the first four demonstrations booked with me during October. Online or in-person, it doesn't matter - you'll get product in your hand immediately! Email me to secure your date. 

Click here to see the specials in full size: http://www.norwex.biz/pws/rebeccalange/tabs/specials--sales.aspx


October 2013 Customer Specials

October 2013 Host Specials



As always, feel free to contact me with questions regarding any Norwex product. You can shop online by clicking Shop Online above, or directly from my website at http://rebeccalange.norwex.biz. If you'd like to receive my newsletter with Norwex specials, please fill out the contact form here http://rebeccalange.norwex.biz/en_US/customer/subscribe-to-consultant-specials. If you would like to schedule a party, discuss career opportunities at Norwex, or have any questions about our products, I invite you to send me a message here http://rebeccalange.norwex.biz/en_US/customer/about-me

Wednesday, September 18, 2013

Why NOT to use Dryer Sheets or Fabric Softeners

Although they may make your clothes feel soft and smell fresh, fabric softener and dryer sheets are some of the most toxic products around. There are usually warnings on fabric softener and dryer sheets not to use them on children's sleepwear.

According to this article published on CBS, a small study suggests scented laundry items contain carcinogens that waft through vents, potentially raising cancer risk.
http://www.cbsnews.com/8301-504763_162-20097302-10391704.html

PubMed.gov has many peer-reviewed articles based on studies conducted to determine toxicity of fabric softeners, such as this one: http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/10872633 that found "that some commercial fabric softeners emit mixtures of chemicals that can cause SI (sensory irritation), PI (pulmonary irritation), and reduce midexpiratory airflow velocity in normal mice. The results provide a toxicological basis to explain some of the human complaints of adverse reactions to fabric softener emissions."

Some of the harmful ingredients commonly found in liquid or sheet fabric softeners include:

  • Chloroform: This substance was used as an anesthesia in the 1800s up through the early 1900s when its potential for causing fatal cardiac arrhythmia was discovered. A carcinogenic neurotoxin, it is on the EPA's Hazardous Waste list. Inhaling its vapors may cause loss of consciousness, nausea, headache, vomiting, and/or dizziness, drowsiness. It may aggravate disorders of the heart, kidneys or liver. Its effects worsen when subjected to heat.
  • A-Terpineol: Causes Central Nervous System (CNS) disorders, meaning problems relating to the brain and spine such as Alzheimer's disease, ADD, dementia, Multiple Sclerosis, Parkinson's disease, seizures, strokes, and Sudden Infant Death Syndrome. Early symptoms of CNS problems include aphasia, blurred vision, disorientation, dizziness, headaches, hunger, memory loss, numbness in face, pain in neck and spine. A-Terpineol also irritates the mucous membranes and, if aspirated into the lungs, can cause respiratory depression, pneumonia or fatal edema.
  • Benzyl Alcohol: This upper respiratory tract irritant can cause central nervous system (CNS) disorders, headache, nausea, vomiting, dizziness and dramatic drops in blood pressure.
  • Benzyl Acetate: This substances has been linked to pancreatic cancer. Its vapors can be irritating to eyes and respiratory passages and it can also be absorbed through the skin.
  • Ethanol: Another fabric softener ingredient which is on the EPA's Hazardous Waste list and linked to CNS disorders.
  • Pentane: A chemical known to be harmful if inhaled.
  • Ethyl Acetate: This substance, which is on the EPA's Hazardous Waste list, can be irritating to the eyes and respiratory tract. It may also cause severe headaches and loss of consciousness, as well as damage to the liver and kidneys.
  • Camphor: Another substance on the EPA's Hazardous Waste list. It is easily absorbed through body tissue, causing irritation of eyes, nose and throat. Camphor can also cause dizziness, confusion, nausea, twitching muscles and convulsions.
  • Linalool: A narcotic known to cause respiratory problems and CNS disorders. In animal testing, exposure to linalool has resulted in death.
  • Phthalates: Used in scented products to help the scent last longer, phthlates have been linked to breast cancer and reproductive system problems.
  • Limonene: This known carcinogen can cause irritation to eyes and skin.
  • Also, if you follow a vegan lifestyle, you should be aware that many fabric softener sheets are made using tallow, a form of animal fat.

Manufacturers are aware that the products contain toxic chemicals. The packaging on many brands include a warning that the product should not be used on children's sleepwear. Since some of the same brands also have large images of children and toys, however, consumers may miss the small print message.

Learn more: http://www.naturalnews.com/034617_fabric_softeners_toxic_chemicals_laundry.html#ixzz2hLJzql5S


As always, feel free to contact me with questions regarding any Norwex product. You can shop online by clicking Shop Online above, or directly from my website at http://rebeccalange.norwex.biz. If you'd like to receive my newsletter with Norwex specials, please fill out the contact form here http://rebeccalange.norwex.biz/en_US/customer/subscribe-to-consultant-specials. If you would like to schedule a party, discuss career opportunities at Norwex, or have any questions about our products, I invite you to send me a message here http://rebeccalange.norwex.biz/en_US/customer/about-me

Tuesday, September 17, 2013

Norwex-ing for Schools

Note: This post is in reference to a 2013 Facebook event. 
Join the Facebook Event here: https://www.facebook.com/events/169156173274820/ If you aren't able to view it, feel free to add me as a friend so I can invite you. No hard feelings if you delete me right after ;) 

Short Version: 

  • I'm donating 100% of my (35%) commission of orders placed through this group order to buying Norwex Enviro Cloths for local classrooms. I need teacher referrals who are willing to use the cloths in their classroom, and work with me on proper use of Norwex microfiber, so if you know of someone, please let me know!
  • One person who places an order through this group order, will receive ALL of the host benefits. See below for details!
  • I'll give away at least one (maybe more!) door prizes for participation in this event. Invite your friends, RSVP *YES* and stay tuned for how to earn entries for the door prize!
  • Shop online through this link: <DISCONTINUED - EVENT IS OVER>
  • Start using Norwex, and reduce the use of chemicals in your personal care and cleaning!


Long Version:
The Norwex mission is to radically reduce the use of chemicals in your personal care and cleaning. Norwex has AWESOME products that will allow you to clean FASTER, HEALTHIER and FOR LESS MONEY! No more breathing or using toxic chemicals! You can view my blog for my thoughts on some of my favorite products - http://www.fastgreenclean.com/ - I give my honest opinion and think it is a helpful resource!

I am especially concerned about the chemicals in the disinfecting wipes and hand sanitizers used in schools, and I really want to try to get some Norwex products into some classrooms. I wrote some about it on my blog: http://www.fastgreenclean.com/2013/09/disinfecting-wipesdo-what.html
I can't afford to buy products for donation myself, even at a discount, so I'm thinking this is a good way to start :)

I'll be donating 100% of my commission (35%) on group sales through this party in Norwex products to local teachers. If you know of a local teacher who is interested in introducing some FREE Norwex products to his or her classroom please let me know. I've already donated to my daughter's classroom, so anything from this group order will go elsewhere. The more orders, the more product I can donate, and the more classrooms and students will benefit from reduced exposure to chemicals. If you'd like to purchase items for donation, please let me know. I'm sure there are many teachers who would appreciate it!

That's not all though! I'm also giving away the host benefits to one lucky person who orders - which is pretty incredible to receive hundreds of dollars of free Norwex product for $0 out of pocket! Check out September's Host Benefits here: http://www.fastgreenclean.com/2013/09/september-host-and-customer-specials.html

There will also be giveaways just for participating online through this Facebook event! You don't even have to leave your house, just read the posts, ask questions, win prizes and place your order!


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So, how does it work?

Join the Facebook Event here: https://www.facebook.com/events/169156173274820/ If you aren't able to view it, feel free to add me as a friend so I can invite you. No hard feelings if you delete me right after ;) 

Between now and the 30th, I will post product information, before and after pics, testimonials and videos. It will be fun and interactive with a lot of chances to win prizes! Login to the Facebook Event on Monday, September 30th at 8:45 pm for an interactive discussion that will last about 30 minutes. If you can't make it online during that time, no worries - there's other opportunities to earn door prizes and ask questions as you learn more about Norwex between now and the 30th.

1. RSVP to the event! Facebook has recently made changes to events. Only those who RSVP are able to see the event posts! The first 25 to RSVP *YES* will be entered into a drawing to win a prize!

2. Go to <LINK DISCONTINUED SINCE EVENT ENDED> to shop for products by MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 30th, and have it count towards this group order (be sure it says I am the host at checkout). Your product will immediately be shipped directly to you!
-OR-
Browse online at the link above, and submit your order directly to me. Orders submitted directly to me will be shipped at the group shipping rate to my house, and I will be able to distribute them locally after the products are delivered.

4. Start using your new Norwex products and then rave all about them!

5. Host your own home or virtual party and earn another entry to win the Host Benefits!! Norwex has a 4-Star Hosting Plan, which breaks down into FREE product for having more than 5 buying guests, FREE product for having over $250 in sales, FREE product for having someone book a show, and additional FREE Product for having over $325 in customer sales AND a booking. Check out the September specials here: http://www.fastgreenclean.com/2013/09/september-host-and-customer-specials.html




As always, feel free to contact me with questions regarding any Norwex product. You can shop online by clicking Shop Online above, or directly from my website at http://rebeccalange.norwex.biz. If you'd like to receive my newsletter with Norwex specials, please fill out the contact form here http://rebeccalange.norwex.biz/en_US/customer/subscribe-to-consultant-specials. If you would like to schedule a party, discuss career opportunities at Norwex, or have any questions about our products, I invite you to send me a message here http://rebeccalange.norwex.biz/en_US/customer/about-me

Monday, September 16, 2013

Norwex Timeless Natural Hand Cleaner

Rather than focusing on the multitude of reasons why we shouldn't be so quick to use alcohol based hand sanitizers, I'm going to focus on a new product from Norwex, and hope you will take the time to research a bit on the downfall of using traditional alcohol-based hand sanitizer, the ingredients, the suggested use, and consider the Norwex alternative!

Timeless Natural Hand Cleaner

PROBLEM : Hand cleaners sting and usually contain undesirable ingredients like triclosan and alcohol.
SOLUTION : Non-alcoholic, triclosan-free, organic Timeless Natural Hand Cleaner. Non-irritating and non-toxic, it cleanses hands without water and leaves them feeling moisturized and smooth.

Description:
Our convenient, moisturizing, Timeless Natural Hand Cleaner is ideal for all skin types. Great to use anywhere there’s no water available to wash hands. Organic Lemon, Rosemary and Lavender extracts have natural antiseptic/ astringent qualities. Organic Aloe Vera, Olive Oil and gluten-free Wheat Germ
Oil extract help soothe, hydrate, nourish and protect the skin. The travel-sized tube makes it suitable for flying and storing in purse, desk drawer, diaper bag or child’s backpack.
50 ml / 1.69 fl. oz.

Buy now!

Norwex Timeless Natural Hand Cleaner


Key Features:
  • 99.89% of the total ingredients are from natural origin.
  • 95.36% of the vegetal ingredients are from organic farming.
  • Organic ingredients like Aloe, Lemon Fruit extract, Rosemary and Lavender quickly absorb into the skin.
  • Completely free of alcohol, triclosan, benzalkonium chloride (BAC), parabens, petroleum solvents, sulfates, artificial colors/ dyes.
  • No synthetic fragrances or colors
  • Fragrances are phthalate-free.
  • No petroleum-derived ingredients
  • No GMOs
  • No irradiation of end product or botanical ingredients
  • Gluten-free
  • Biodegradable
  • Citrus scent
  • Compact
  • Neutral pH of 6.6 − 6.85
  • Never tested on animals
  • Absolutely no animal ingredients
  • Packaging is BPA-free.

Key Benefits:
  • Cleans without water. No rinsing required.
  • Non-drying to the skin
  • Softens hands as it cleans
  • Ideal for all skin types
  • Non-irritating and non-toxic
  • Reduces chemicals absorbed through your skin
  • Highly concentrated, just a drop is all you need.
  • Allergen-free
  • Product breaks down easily and quickly in the environment.
  • Easy to use and you can take it anywhere, including airplanes.
  • Safe for every generation, kids and adults.
  • Manufacturing standards ensure that ingredients are compatible with our bodies and with the natural world.
  • Manufacturing processes ensure environmental sustainability.
  • Package is recyclable.

How to Use:
Unlike alcohol-based cleansers, you only need a couple of drops. Shake well, then dispense and massage into your hands for no more than 30 to 40 seconds. If it takes longer, you have used too much! Your hands will feel silky smooth.
Keep a bottle on hand in your purse or diaper bag for those times when there is no other way to wash your hands, or when there are no paper towels in the public restroom.

Certifications:
Norwex Timeless Natural Hand Cleaner has been certified by two reputable agencies, EcoGruppo and NaTrue.
EcoGruppo, an Italian certification body, ensures the product has been formulated with very pure raw materials, particularly from organic farming. EcoGruppo guarantees the absence of GMO and ionizing radiation, as well as pesticides and synthetic substances. EcoGruppo ensures that all ingredients and manufacturing processes reflect its organic certification requirements.
NaTrue is an international organization that ensures the product possesses the following attributes:
• Natural and organic ingredients
• Soft Manufacturing Processes
• Environmentally friendly practices
• No synthetic fragrances and colors
• No petroleum-derived products
• No GMOs
• No irradiation of end product or botanical ingredients
• Products must not be tested on animals

Key Ingredients:
  • Organic Aloe Barbadensis Leaf extract—soothes and moisturizes
  • Organic Citrus Limonum (Lemon) Fruit extract—cleans and protects
  • Organic Rosemary and Lavender—natural antiseptic and antibacterial action
  • Eucalyptus Globulus Leaf extract—cleans and soothes
  • Mentha (Spearmint) and Eucalyptus—cool and soothe the skin
Norwex Timeless Natural Hand Cleaner is not an antibacterial, which means it kills bacteria. It is antiseptic, which means it inhibits the growth and reproduction of micro organisms. It contains organic lemon, rosemary, and lavender extracts which have natural antiseptic/astringent qualities. Using the Norwex Timeless Natural Hand Cleaner is like washing your hands with soap and water - except it is quick and easy, and you don't need water. We recommend rubbing hands together for 30 seconds to provide the friction that also helps loosen dirt and clean hands.


As always, feel free to contact me with questions regarding any Norwex product. You can shop online by clicking Shop Online above, or directly from my website at http://rebeccalange.norwex.biz. If you'd like to receive my newsletter with Norwex specials, please fill out the contact form here http://rebeccalange.norwex.biz/en_US/customer/subscribe-to-consultant-specials. If you would like to schedule a party, discuss career opportunities at Norwex, or have any questions about our products, I invite you to send me a message here http://rebeccalange.norwex.biz/en_US/customer/about-me

Sunday, September 15, 2013

Norwex Envirowand

PROBLEM: We all have those hard-to-reach nooks and crannies in our homes that seldom, if ever, get cleaned properly. Reaching high, out-of-the-way surfaces and angles can be difficult, so hard-to-clean areas often go ignored.
SOLUTION: The flexible, bendable Envirowand adapts to solve a wide variety of cleaning challenges. It attaches easily to the Telescopic Mop Handle to reach high surfaces and those awkward, out-of-the-way areas. Now you can clean even the most hard-to-reach surfaces, tight spots and angles, leaving
them dust-free and shiny!

An easier and more efficient way of cleaning, this flexible wand can be used in place of chemical cleaners for dusting ceiling fans, around appliances, under refrigerators, vents, bookshelves, furniture, cabinets, light fixtures and much more. Just slip on the sleeve, bend the wand to suit your need and you’re ready. The ergonomic rubber grip allows for easy, comfortable handling. The dual-sided sleeve constructed of 80/20 polyester/polyamide microfiber slips on the wand, which can then be bent to
create multiple angles for all cleaning needs. One side of the sleeve is nubby chenille microfiber, the other is regular microfiber. The sleeve is removable for easy washing. Best of all, the Envirowand
fits onto the end of our Telescopic Mop Handle to clean high window ledges, entertainment centers, ceiling corners and other hard-to-reach areas.

Norwex Envirowand


Key Features:
  • Multifunctional for easier and more efficient cleaning
  • Works with the Telescopic Mop Handle to comfortably clean hard-to-reach areas.
  • Removable sleeve for easy washing.
  • Interchangeable handle
  • Bendable and easy to use. 

Key Benefits:
  • Chemical-free cleaning
  • Flexible design makes cleaning quicker and easier.
  • Sleeve is made of 80/20 polyester/polyamide microfiber offering the same cleaning benefits, cost benefits and environmental benefits as other Norwex Microfiber products.
  • Now you can clean those spots you were hoping no one would notice!

How to Use:
  • Best used dry
  • Slip sleeve on and then bend Envirowand to adapt to your needs.
  • The Envirowand easily attaches to the Telescopic Mop Handle. Just squeeze the two buttons on the base and pull to remove it from the handle. Then slip the wand into the mop handle, squeeze the buttons and slide into place. 
  • To remove the sleeve for washing, straighten the Envirowand and then slip the sleeve off wand.
  • Sleeve is machine-washable; tumble dry with medium heat, no softener, no bleach. 

Comes with a 2-year warranty!
Size: 7.5cm x 67cm / 3" x 26.4"

As always, feel free to contact me with questions regarding any Norwex product. You can shop online by clicking Shop Online above, or directly from my website at http://rebeccalange.norwex.biz. If you'd like to receive my newsletter with Norwex specials, please fill out the contact form here http://rebeccalange.norwex.biz/en_US/customer/subscribe-to-consultant-specials. If you would like to schedule a party, discuss career opportunities at Norwex, or have any questions about our products, I invite you to send me a message here http://rebeccalange.norwex.biz/en_US/customer/about-me

Saturday, September 14, 2013

Norwex Kitchen Cloth and Kitchen Towel

Did you know that the average American family uses between 1.5 and 2 rolls of paper towels each week?

Did you know that 13 billion pounds of paper towels are used in the U.S. every year?

If all Americans used one less paper towel a day, 571,230,000 pounds of paper would be spared over the course of the year. The Norwex Kitchen Towels are a great replacement for paper towels. Use dry to soak up spills; use wet to clean up messes on counters, tables, stove top, refrigerator.
The antibacterial Norwex Kitchen Towel is absorbent and dries quickly. It is super soft, absorbent, and excellent for drying dishes.

Norwex Kitchen Towels

The antibacterial Kitchen Cloths are absorbent and fast drying. They are fantastic for wiping kitchen counters, table tops, stove tops, cleaning the fridge, and kitchen spills. Made of Norwex’s outstanding microfiber, these items are extra absorbent and perfect for a variety of kitchen jobs. * Not recommended for washing dishes



Norwex Kitchen Cloths and Norwex Kitchen Towels


Talk about powerful! Able to absorb several times their own weight in water, our Norwex Microfiber Cloths and Towels are lint-free and great for cleaning and drying a variety of surfaces: stainless steel, enamel, ceramic, glass, chrome, granite, marble, slate, quartz, tile, wood and china.

These highly durable, environmentally friendly, microfiber kitchen towels and cloths are super-absorbent, quick-drying, non-abrasive and safe on most kitchen surfaces. Scratch-free and lint-free, they won’t harm delicate surfaces like crystal and are excellent for drying dishes.
Use them damp to clean grease, grime, smudges and more. The antibacterial agent inhibits bacterial odor, mold and mildew growth within the product. This means cleaner cloths, less frequent laundering and reduction in cross-contamination. Use them dry to absorb moisture or attract dust and dirt like a
magnet and trap it inside. They’re perfect for a variety of surface jobs.

Key Features:
  • Self-purifying microfiber 
  • Unique weave
  • Non-abrasive
  • Lint-free
  • On-trend colors
  • Super soft
  • Super absorbent 
  • Machine washable

Key Benefits:
  • Chemical-free cleaning with only water.
  • Microfiber self-purifies within 24 hours when used wet.
  • Norwex Microfiber uses a combination of static electricity and capillary action to pull dirt and grease up into the fibers and away from the surface.
  • Dries kitchen counters and dishes quickly.
  • Safe on most kitchen surfaces.
  • Saves time, money and the environment with chemical-free cleaning and no paper towels. 
  • Fast-drying
  • Lint-free towels and cloths help provide friendlier environment for allergy-sensitive individuals.
How to Use:
  • Use wet or dry to clean and dry kitchen surfaces, including stainless steel, enamel, ceramic, glass, chrome, granite, marble, slate, quartz, tile, wood, plastic, stone and china. 
  • Machine washable; avoid bleach and fabric softeners.
Available in the following colors: Blue, Graphite, Latte, Salmon and Sea Mist. Orchid and Buttercream available 8/14, and Pomegranate available 10/14!

Norwex Kitchen Cloths and Norwex Kitchen Towels - Now available in Buttercream and Orchid!
Norwex Kitchen Cloth and Norwex Kitchen Towel - Now available in Pomegranate!


Cloth size: 26cm x 35cm / 10” x 13”
Towel size: 35cm x 65cm / 13” x 25.5”



As always, feel free to contact me with questions regarding any Norwex product. You can shop online by clicking Shop Online above, or directly from my website at http://rebeccalange.norwex.biz. If you'd like to receive my newsletter with Norwex specials, please fill out the contact form here http://rebeccalange.norwex.biz/en_US/customer/subscribe-to-consultant-specials. If you would like to schedule a party, discuss career opportunities at Norwex, or have any questions about our products, I invite you to send me a message here http://rebeccalange.norwex.biz/en_US/customer/about-me

Friday, September 13, 2013

Norwex Blue Diamond, Descaler, and Cleaning Paste

Did you know Blue Diamond has many uses?
    • You can use this all-in-one product for cleaning and descaling toilets, sinks, tubs, porcelain and glass, counters, floors and hard surfaces.
    • It is safe for Septic systems.
    • It does NOT contain APE (alkylphenol ethoxylates) which can mimic estrogen and have reproductive effects on aquatic organisms.
    • It does NOT contain phosphates
    • Read more in my other post here: http://www.fastgreenclean.com/2013/08/blue-diamond.html


      Norwex Blue Diamond
    • Blue Diamond is different from the Norwex Descaler!
    • Blue Diamond has both descaling ingredients to work against rust, hard water salts and lime as well as surfactants which increases its cleaning power against oil, grease, etc.
    • Norwex Descaler removes rust, hard water salts and lime scale. And for large vertical surfaces like shower stalls, the Descaler will be easier to “spread” being a spray not a gel.
    • For taps and stainless steel the Norwex Cleaning Paste is a great product because it cleans, polishes and protects in one application with a unique formulation of marble-flour, natural soap and coconut oil.
    •           Norwex Descaler

Norwex Cleaning Paste


As always, feel free to contact me with questions regarding any Norwex product. You can shop online by clicking Shop Online above, or directly from my website at http://rebeccalange.norwex.biz. If you'd like to receive my newsletter with Norwex specials, please fill out the contact form here http://rebeccalange.norwex.biz/en_US/customer/subscribe-to-consultant-specials. If you would like to schedule a party, discuss career opportunities at Norwex, or have any questions about our products, I invite you to send me a message here http://rebeccalange.norwex.biz/en_US/customer/about-mehttp://www.norwex.biz/pws/rebeccalange/tabs/contact.aspx!

Thursday, September 12, 2013

Disinfecting Wipes...do what?

Have you ever read the label or MSDS (Material Safety Data Sheet) for Clorox Disinfecting Wipes or Lysol Disinfecting Wipes? I hadn't either (I simply don't use those products) until my daughter's school supply list requested them. I was SHOCKED! Aside from all of the chemicals I can't pronounce (which is generally my tip-off that if I can't pronounce it, I shouldn't be touching or ingesting it), it is a hazard to humans and animals! Did you know you're supposed to wash your hands thoroughly with soap and water after touching one of the wipes? How many teachers have their students wear gloves to protect their hands, or send their students to wash hands after wiping the desk down with a Clorox wipe? If you'd like to read the Environmental Working Group's info on the actual ingredients in these wipes, please visit their page here:  http://www.ewg.org/

From the Clorox MSDS for Fresh Scent Disinfecting Wipes:

FIRST AID:
EYE CONTACT: Hold eye open and rinse slowly and gently with water for 15-20 minutes. Remove contact lenses, if present, after the first 5 minutes, then continue rinsing eye. If irritation persists, call a doctor.
SKIN CONTACT: Wash thoroughly with soap and water. If irritation persists, call a doctor.
INGESTION: Drink a glassful of water. Call a doctor or poison control center.
INHALATION: Move person to fresh air. If breathing problems develop, call a doctor.
Hygienic Practices: Wash hands after direct contact.
Engineering Controls: Use general ventilation to minimize exposure to product mist.
Personal Protective Equipment: Wear safety glasses. Wear rubber or neoprene gloves for sensitive skin or if there is the potential for repeated or prolonged skin contact. In situations where exposure limits may be exceeded, a NIOSH-approved respirator is advised.
Avoid contamination of food. A potable water rinse is required for surfaces that may come into contact with food. Not for cleaning or sanitizing skin. Do not use as a diaper wipe or for personal cleansing. 

The MSDS is pretty much the same for all the other scents of disinfecting wipes. You can read all of the Clorox MSDS sheets here: http://www.thecloroxcompany.com/products/msds/

What about Lysol Disinfecting Wipes?
The MSDS is incredibly similar to the Clorox wipes MSDS - you can get your own copy by clicking here. Instead of repeating the same information, let's look at the Usage Instructions for the Lysol Disinfecting Wipes.
Usage Instructions:
To disinfect hard non-porous, non-food contact surface:
To Clean / Remove Allergens: Use fresh wipe on surface. Repeat for stubborn stains.
To Sanitize / Disinfect: Pre-clean surface. Use enough fresh wipes to thoroughly wet surface.
To Sanitize: Allow to remain wet for 30 seconds.
To Disinfect: Allow to remain wet for 10 minutes. Allow surface to air dry. Toss dirty wipe away.
For surfaces that come in contact with food: Use only on hard non-porous surfaces and rinse thoroughly with water.
To Prevent the Growth of Mold and Mildew and their odors: Pre-clean hard, non-porous surfaces. Wipe surface and allow to remain wet for 10 minutes. Allow surface to air dry. Repeat applications in weekly intervals or when mold and mildew growth appears.
Now, if you are a teacher, and you want to sanitize and disinfect a surface - say, a student's desk, do you wear gloves to handle the disinfecting wipe (or immediately wash your hands following contact with the wipe), allow the desk to remain wet for 10 minutes, and rinse thoroughly with water after it has air dried? This is the proper procedure for using these wipes, as stated on the label! Or worse, do the students do this themselves?

Wouldn't you rather use an Enviro Cloth, wet with only water, to achieve the same desired outcome? No harmful chemical exposure, no worries about "redness, edema, drying, defatting and cracking of the skin" from contact with the wipes (Lysol Disinfecting Wipes MSDS), and certainly no "Hazardous Chemical" classification.

The Norwex microfiber cloths are environmentally friendly. They may reduce the consumption of cleaning chemicals in your home up to 90% while at the same time reducing your exposure to toxic fumes. This can make a big difference for anyone with allergies and chemical sensitivities. Microfiber cloths are very durable and can withstand the rigors of everyday use.

Norwex microfiber is a blend of polyester and polyamide. This fiber is 1/200th the size of a strand of human hair. When this high-quality microfiber is combined with the right knitting process, it creates an extremely effective cleaning material. This material can hold up to seven times its weight in matter. Used dry the static effect created enhances the microfiber’s ability to attract dirt and dust particles. As you lightly wipe the surface, the microfiber attracts and draws up even the smallest particles of dust, trapping them in the fibers. Used wet the microfibers work together to give an excellent cleaning effect. Wet, wring and wipe away dirt and debris from all washable surfaces. For spot removing, spray water on the surface being cleaned. Norwex microfiber is backed with an exceptional Warranty of 2 years or 500 washings.

The Norwex antibacterial microfiber is one of the most innovative products in the industry! Norwex has developed a unique technology that combines an antibacterial silver-based agent with our microfiber. The antibacterial agent is actually embedded inside the tiny microfiber. The agent is solely designed to inhibit bacterial odor, mold, and/or mildew growth within the cloth.

Make the switch. Knowing better leads to doing better. Let's all do better for our children, and our future.

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Norwex Dish Mat

Did you know the Dish Mat is a time saver?
    • Wash and go with dishes, pots and pans, and fine crystal. Use Mesh side up for maximum absorption.
    • Use the Norwex Dishwashing Liquid for hand washing- it is formulated to produce less streaking when washing. No need to rinse dishes. Wash, lay out on the mat and go!
    • It is much more absorbent than any towel you could set dishes on, then you hang it to dry, and it’s machine washable too! Eliminate drenched towels!
    • It soaks up 1.5 times its weight in water!
Norwex Dish Mat

    • The mesh side allows air to flow through while the microfiber soaks up excess moisture.
    • The neutral latte colour will blend with almost any kitchen d├ęcor.
    • Tips: Always place microfiber side on surface & mesh side up.

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Wednesday, September 11, 2013

Why Silver? Why Norwex Microfiber?

Norwex Antibac cloths are made of microfiber embedded with microsilver. Why?

Silver is known for its infection-fighting properties. It was used in Ancient Greece and Ancient Rome to fight infections and control spoilage, but it wasn't until 1893 when botanist von Nageli discovered the microbial properties of silver in minute concentrations. Today, the medical community commonly recognizes silver as a valuable antimicrobial for treating wounds and burns. Recent breakthroughs in ionic silver technology have produced new products that make next-generation silver antimicrobials more effective and easier to use than ever before.

Here is a research study that show the benefits of silver when fighting MRSA and superbugs:
http://www.medicalnewstoday.com/releases/27431.php

Specifically, a quote from that article:
The new study from AcryMed confirms earlier findings that silver is a highly effective antimicrobial against MRSA and may be used topically to prevent the spread of infection. 
"The results of our laboratory testing show that the infection fighting properties of silver is quite effective in killing the MRSA strain," said Bruce Gibbins, founder and CTO of AcryMed. "Used in medical dressings or in ointment form, silver can be an extremely useful first defense in stopping MRSA before it develops into a systemic infection. More over, due to the nature of antimicrobial silver, it is highly unlikely that MRSA or other developing strains of staph infections will ever build immunities to silver as they have to penicillin and some topical antibiotics." 
According to Gibbins, the use of topical silver antimicrobial products in fighting infections also serves to reduce the over use of antibiotics. This, in turn, can delay the growing immunity that these bugs are quickly building against penicillin and other commonly used antibiotics. 

This article shows the use of microfiber in healthcare settings: http://www.infectioncontroltoday.com/articles/2008/11/understanding-microfiber-s-role-in-infection-prev.aspx
Microfiber has emerged as one of the most important technological developments for environmental services in this quest to prevent infections. It’s extremely important, however, to understand that there are many different types and qualities of microfiber on the market with vastly different capabilities in removing viruses, bacteria and spores from an environmental surface.  
When most environmental services professionals speak of microfiber, they are usually referring to a flat mop floor cleaning system. These products are highly visible, are one-quarter the weight of traditional mops, and allow the housekeeper to effectively clean a room 40 percent faster than they could with an old-fashioned string mop system. There’s no doubt that the use of these systems result in a much cleaner floor. And they permit a one-pad-per-room practice, to address cross-transmission.
Pair the silver with Norwex microfiber, and see the difference.

Norwex antibac microfiber uses active silver ions (AG+). According to ISO testing, silver inactivate the bacteria cells. This is done in three ways:

  1. Breakdown of a cell’s life supporting functions by inhibiting the transmembrane transport thereby starving the bacterium
  2. Inactivation of intracellular enzymes that “digest the food”
  3. Damage the bacterium cell’s DNA so that it cannot reproduce

If you work in a healthcare setting where you are bound to state-regulated cleaning standards, you obviously must follow that cleaning regimen. However, you can also surely use Norwex as a in-between cleaner, instead of the harsh chemicals, for things that don't pose health issues by not using the required chemicals. How would you use Norwex products in this situation?


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