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Microfibers…what are they?

4 Folded Microfiber cloths, assorted colors

What is it?

At only 1/200th the size of a strand of human hair, Norwex Microfiber is one of the most innovative products in the cleaning industry today. When combined with the unique Norwex knitting process, Norwex Microfiber becomes a highly effective cleaning agent and can hold up to seven times its weight in matter. Unlike cotton cloths that will simply spread the dirt, grease and other particles around, Norwex BacLock® * Microfiber lifts these particles up into the cloth and away from the surface. Once inside the cloth, the Norwex micro silver in the cloth goes to work with self-purification properties against mold, fungi and bacterial odor within 24 hours, so that it is ready to use again.

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When a traditional cotton cloth is used to wipe your surface, dirt and moisture are pushed around and into the surface crevices, leaving it moist and unclean. Norwex Microfiber attracts dirt, grease, and moisture, leaving the surface clean and dry. Once these particles are inside the wet cloth, the micro silver in the cloth goes to work with the self purification properties against the mold, fungi and bacterial odor within 24 hours, so that is is ready to use again.

How to use it:

Work with eight clean sides

  1. Fold the cloth in half.
  2. Fold it again. You now have a total of eight clean sides to work with. For the Window Cloth and Car Cloth, fold it again and you have 16 sides.
  3. Place your whole hand on the cloth and wipe with even strokes. The cloth should be flat against the surface being cleaned.

Use it Wet to Clean

Dampen your cloth with water to loosen dirt and debris, leaving surface free from everything.  Used wet, the microfibers work together to provide superior cleaning results. Simply wet the cloth, wring, and wipe away dirt and debris from all washable surfaces. For spot cleaning use the Norwex Spray Bottle to apply water to the surface before cleaning.

Use it Dry for Dusting

Use dry to pick up and hold dust.  Used dry, the Norwex Microfiber produces an electrostatic charge that attracts and holds dust particles. The electrostatic effect created enhances the cloths’ 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 until the cloths are rinsed or laundered.

How to take care of it:

    • Wash slightly dirty microfiber cloths with Norwex Dishwashing Liquid under warm, running water. Rinse thoroughly, hang to dry or drop into the dryer.
    • Launder microfiber cloths separately or with other lint-free laundry. Dry completely.
    • Use Norwex Ultra Power Plus Laundry Detergent for best results.
    • For deep, stubborn stains or odors, microfiber can be boiled for 10 minutes to allow fibers to swell and release the debris.
    • Between launderings, use our Rubber Brush to remove dirt from dry Mop Pads and Entry Mat.
    • Do not use bleach, fabric softeners or dryer sheets when laundering microfiber as these additives coat the fibers and reduce their ability to clean effectively.
    • Do not use microfiber (except Norwex Optic Scarf ) on anti-glare surfaces.

Microfiber Warranty:

At Norwex we are proud of our unique, high quality microfiber and want you to be as thrilled as we are with the product.  We are happy to assist you with any item that did not meet your expectations. Our two-year microfiber warranty covers any problem you may encounter outside of normal wear and tear. If you are not pleased with how a microfiber product has worn or performed you may contact your Consultant to have the item replaced, at no additional charge, through Norwex Customer Service Returns.

Products with BacLock® 

BacLock regThis graphic is noted throughout the catalog to differentiate those products that contain an antibacterial agent for self-cleansing purposes only. The agent is solely designed to inhibit bacterial odor, mold and/or mildew growth within the product.

 

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Make your own face powder

 

Why do I make my own face powder? It’s pretty simple! As I venture through the safe – healthy – organic – natural living transformation, I have started thinking about some of the basic things that I use every day that interact with my health.  I started with food…and medicine. I use as much organic and non-processed foods as possible.   I still fall short every day: Cheez-its, tortillas, and gold-fish run through our house on a regular basis.  We still eat frozen waffles, frozen pizza, and regular ice cream, but we do our best.

Make your own face powder

The first thing to know is that things you put on your skin are absorbed into your body in about 26 seconds.  People think that skin is waterproof – and toxin proof, but it’s definitely not. Up to 60% of what goes on your skin is absorbed.What’s even worse…is that toxins that go in through your mouth are filtered. Kidneys, liver, etc…filter out much of the junk that goes in. Through the skin? It goes directly into your blood stream.

What’s in skin care products?

Even skin care products that claim to be organic or all-natural still contain things like petroleum, sodium laureth sulfate, propylene glycol,  and parabens.  These ingredients are known to be carcinogens. These products are not regulated by the FDA – since most of them don’t claim to cure or prevent diseases.  Only 13% of the over 10,000 ingredients found in personal care products have even been tested.

Made with Organic Ingredients

A product can be labeled “Made with Organic Ingredients” when only two of the twenty ingredients used were organic.

How to make your own face powder

It’s super easy and way cheaper than grocery store powders (Cover Girl, Almay, etc)…and way, way cheaper than department store and specialty powders (Clinique, MaryKay, etc). Here’s what I use… Arrowroot flour (you can also use Cornstarch, but I like Arrowroot better) Organic ground Cinnamon, Organic Dutch Cocoa. That’s it! For real.  It’s that easy. Storage isn’t a problem. I use a Ball short wide-mouth glass jar, but any short, wide-mouth container would work. I use a big powder brush. I dip the brush into the powder and blend onto my face. Easy. Safe. Pure.