*Laboratory tests have concluded Norwex Enviro Cloths and water (no chemicals) can pick up more bacteria than household bleach and a regular cotton cleaning cloth. After washing the cloth 300 times it still removes 99% of the bacteria!
*The Norwex micro fiber mitt functions as a magnet on dust? Dust and dirt are attracted and bound to the micro fiber surface by static electricity and absorb rather than spread dust particles.
*A Norwex micro fiber cloth is made from a fiber 1/100th the size of a human hair? One cloth consists of 2.9 million meters of fiber, woven to create capillary action that will remove 99% of bacteria and dirt.
*Throughout Europe, Norwex micro fiber cleaning products are used for residential cleaning as well as commercial cleaning of hospitals, daycare centers, schools, restaurants, and hotels.
*A study conducted on cleaning with micro fiber by Michael Archibald of the Royal Roads University, in Victoria, British Colombia concluded, "This system is simple, efficient, and effective, and represents the next generation in cleaning systems. Lastly, this system is as effective as cleaning WITH chemicals."
*Environmental studies have proven that 4 million pounds of chemical cleaners go down drains annually causing toxicological effects on our water systems and air quality due to the chemical waste.
*Methylene chloride, the propellant used in many aerosol products, is carcinogenic. Some products containing methylene chloride have been pulled from the market, but the carcinogen continues to be found in many consumer products. Source: Cancer Prevention Coalition c/o School of Public Health University of Illinois Medical Center
*Over 150 chemicals found in the average home have been linked to allergies, birth defects, cancer and psychological abnormalities (Source: Consumer Product Safety Commission)
*Mold and mildew cleaning chemicals can contain sodium hypochlorite and formaldehyde, which can irritate or burn skin and eyes, can cause fluid in the lungs, and can lead to coma or death. May cause nausea, headaches nosebleeds, dizziness, memory loss and shortness of breath.
*According to an Australian research study toddlers exposed to fumes from polishes, room fresheners and cleaning products in the home are most at risk for triggering asthma.
*National Cancer Association released results of a 15 year study concluding that women who work in the home are at a 54% higher risk of developing cancer than women who work outside the home because of the chemicals used to clean.
*Since 1980, asthma has increased by 600%. The Canadian Lung Association and the Asthma Society of Canada identify common household cleaners and cosmetics as triggers. In one decade, there has been a 42% increase in asthma (29% for men; 82% for women) Source: Center for Disease Control)
Norwex chemical free cleaning products offer a solution to this growing concern.
All Norwex products come with a 60-Day no questions asked,
money -back guarantee.
Clean Without Chemicals
The Enviro Cloth This is the item if you want a superior clean with less work than traditional cleaning methods. The cloth removes bacteria, dirt and grime faster, easier and more safely than chemicals. Just imagine how much money you'll save when you no longer have to purchase all those cleaners. This cloth (and all of our cloths) comes with an unconditional 60 day satisfaction guarantee, and a 2 year performance warranty. Our cloths have been shown to last seven years or longer!
The Window Cloth This cloth cleans and polishes to a streak free clean every time. No more chasing streaks around your windows. No more hazy fog when you've finished. Together with the enviro cloth, you have the "Clean Team". Great for mirrors, glass doors, windows, brass. Anything that need to be shined!
Microfiber Mitt Microfiber has a natural static charge that makes this mitt ideal for dusting. Children love using this dust mitt! Used dry, it grabs dust and traps it in the mitt until you take it outside and shake it. As you remove the dust from your home, you will find that it takes longer for dust to accumulate. The mitt holds to your hand, so you don't have to work to keep it on while you dust. This feature is fantastic for anybody with joint stiffness or soreness.
Car Cloth Outside vehicle, clean with water and enviro cloth and dry with the car cloth. Car is washed in minutes, and looks like you just came from a car wash. Inside, wipe dash, windows and mirrors to keep interior clean. This cloth shines like the window cloth, and is more absorbent. Note: Our white netted Dish Cloth is excellent for cleaning bugs off your vehicle.
Microfiber Mop Our mop features a sturdy, broad, telescopic handle that is very easy to handle. The dry mop glides over floors effortlessly, clinging to dust and dirt as you sweep, keeping it in the mop head. Follow with the wet mop which removes over 99% of bacteria from your floor and cleans better than bleach*. Mop heads attach to base with Velcro, and are machine washable allowing for easy removal of dirt and grime from your mop � say goodbye to smelly, bacteria filled mop heads! *University of Arizona studies found that, with only water, Norwex microfiber removes more bacteria than bleach, CLR, or 409.
Maintenance: Wash slightly dirty cloths with a little dish/hand soap and use again before laundering. All cloths safe in washer and dryer. Wash with low lint items, any brand of soapdo not use bleach or fabric softener.
Save Money � reduce the use of chemicals, sponges, and paper towels up to 90%!
Save Time � our cleaning system saves time and effort � makes life easier
Better Health � you don't breathe, touch or ingest chemicals. Dirt and dust are removed instead of spread around. Removes 99% of bacteria from surfaces. Great benefit to those with allergies and asthma.
Better Environment � you will be doing your part to preserve the environment for our children and our future by not using or at least by reducing the amount of chemicals used.
Norwex also offers a great independent career opportunity.
Swiffer Toilet Wand - $9.99
Refills - 10 @4.99
Yearly Cost for 1 toilet cleaned once a week $39.93
After initial cost of wand $29.94 per year for refills
Wet Refills - 12 @4.69
Dry Refills - 16 @4.69
Yearly cost to clean once a week $56.80
After initial purchase of wand $37.52 per year for refills
Swiffer Wet Jet 19.99
Refills - 12 @5.99
Yearly Cost to mop once a week $49.94
After initial purchase of mop $29.95 per year for refills
Swiffer Duster 4.89
Refills - 6 @8.39
Yearly Cost to dust once a week $76.89
After initial purchase of duster $72.00 per year for refills
Consider: These products are disposable, causing millions of pounds of plastics and refill products to be thrown in our land fills.
Norwex Enviro Products
Sanira Toilet Brush 31.00 (Not at website yet, but can
Yearly cost to clean 1 toilet once a week 31.00
After initial purchase of brush $9.99 per year for refill
Mop 69.99 to 95.99
Depending on the type of dry mop preferred
Yearly cost 0 after the initial purchase of the mop
Yearly cost 0 after the initial purchase of the mitt
Consider: No additional chemicals to buy to use the Norwex products. And minimal disposable products with the toilet brush refill solution.
NORWEX MOP SYSTEMS - The Norwex mops are excellent for keeping your flooring looking great by using only water to clean. You can also use them to dust and wash walls, ceilings, and other hard-to-reach areas.
The mop systems includes the extendable mop handle, mop base, dry mop and wet mop used for cleaning hardwood, tile, linoleum, and other floor surfaces, walls and ceilings. They come in mini- size for small flooring areas. Large mops are best if you have large flooring areas.
The following information describes the dry mops (both polyester and microfiber) and the wet mop. I really love the velcro mop base as I like the way the mop pad stays firmly attached to the base while I use it.
Superior Dry Mop-yellow
The Dry Superior mop is great for large flooring areas, particularly where there are children and pets. It contains 100% microfiber so it picks up even the smallest particles of dust and dirt and 99.9% of the germs and bacteria on your floor. There is a mini Superior Mop System and a Large Superior Mop System. If you have a large floor area you will be happier with the Large Mop, if a very small floor area (like me) you will be happpiest with the mini-Superior system.
DRY MOP-yellow (Polyester)
This dry mop is made of 100% Polyester and is excellent for cleaning floors, ceilings, walls, ceiling fans and high windows. the mops are statically charged so he static electricity attracts dirt, dust, pet hair, crumbs, and micro particles like a silent vacuum cleaner. To clean- use the rubber brush to remove the dirt or shake it out. Launder occasionally as needed.
* The dry mop has a thick pile. It attaches to the Velcro on the mop base.
NOTE ABOUT MOP SYSTEMS:
* Extensive use of dry mopping will preserve your hardwood and tile floors and reduce the wear and tear on waxed surfaces.
* Can be used on all washable surfaces, such as windows, and all smooth surfaces such as floors, walls, and ceilings.
* Begin by mopping around the edges of the room and walk your way towards the center moving he mop in a figure 8. This means that one side of the mop fills with the dirt first. When it no longer picks up dirt turn the other edge towards you and continue in the same manner.
* Thanks to the mop bases' flexible design you can easily clean hard to reach areas.
The wet mop in either mop system is made of new microfiber ideal for washing floors and walls. Sweep the surface with dry mop first and then clean with the wet Mop. Remove the pad from the base and hand to dry when done washing floors or walls. Make sure that you use the proper mopping technique-Move the mop in a good size figure-8 pattern from left to right in front of you, bringing the mop towards you as you back up so that you will be cleaning in one direction.
For spot cleaning- you can also use the spray bottle of water to dampen the floor, and then wipe with the mop.
Use the wet mop on Hardwood floors, tile, marble, wood, laminate, linoleum.
Note: Always use the dry mop prior to using the wet mop. Yellow mops are Dry for cleaning. Blue mops are Wet for washing.
Maintenance for the Mops
*To save the environment and reduce the use of detergents, we suggest that slightly dirty mops be rinsed in warm water and used again before being washed. The mops can be washed with regular lint-free laundry. Do not use bleach or fabric softeners, however.
The Mop system comes in two sizes, Click Here to purchase the Mop System. Call us at 1-800-552-7323 for more information.
The mop systems will be going up in price on February 1, 2008. Purchase any mop system before the price goes up and get a complimentary copy of Breakfasts for Busy Moms - Kicking the Breakfast Cereal Habit.
A customer has pointed out to me that Norwex is not a certified HE product. Here is the Norwex Corp statement regarding this:
"The warranty for your machine states that you must use HE recognized soap. We are unable to be HE recognized as our soap manufacturer does not have a service agreement with the machine manufacturer. Company’s like Tide and Kenmore have agreements together for sales of soap and repairs. What makes soap HE compatible is the low phosphates. We are phosphate free so it is great for the front loading machines. Just start with about ½ TSP and adjust accordingly. Hope this helps."
We have customers with HE machines and they have been using Ultra Power Plus for a while and they have not experienced any problem with our powder causing suds when they use a very small amount. We tell the customers to use approx 1/10 of the recommended amount which works out to 1/2 tsp per load. Our customers are really liking the amount because a 2kg bag is giving them 400 loads or more.
Here is a statement from Norwex's detergent supplier regarding HE detergents:
"The problem with making the claim that our product is HE is that the big companies have worked together to push us little people out to help build their sales. When customers by a new HE washing machine they are told that they have to use an approved HE laundry detergent. When you go and buy a HE detergent the box has stated on the side that this is specially formulated for HE washing machines and gives a list of the brands that they are approved by. As you can see its makes it very difficult to sell against their claim. They put the fear in the customer that if they use other products it will ruin their machine and costs will be massive.
I don't have enough experience with HE washing machines but what I do know is that the HE powder that is on the market is still full of bad fillers and the product does NOT dissolve in water. This problem is the same problem that the conventional powders had, which caused many machines to malfunction early on. Norwex Detergent dissolves in water and works very well to clean clothes. We have customers that have been using Norwex Detergent for years and they’ve never had their pumps blow up or lines build up in regular washing machines.
Ed Note: Remember, Norwex products come with a 60 day satisfaction guarantee. I can honestly say I have loved this product. Marilyn Moll, Norwex Consultant