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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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How to clean without toxins!

What are some great toxin free cleansers and micro-cloths?

 

Check this out for tips and tools to clean your home and body without the use of harsh, dangerous chemicals.

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MICROFIBER 

Microfiber Variety Pack - NEW!

This incredible bundle includes compact versions of our EnviroCloth, Window Cloth and Body Cloth. Keep them around your home or take them on the go—they’re perfect for any kind of cleanup, using just water! Set of three cloths with pouch.
16 cm x 16 cm / 6.3” x 6.3” Item #: 300203 $19.99
(1) Body Cloth – Graphite (1) Window Cloth – Purple (1) EnviroCloth – Teal
set of 3 cloths with pouch

HOME COLLECTION

Air Freshener Bags - NOW MORE SUSTAINABLE!

Now more sustainable than ever, add lasting freshness to your home with our new, easy-to-use Air Freshener Bags. With the ability to replace the inner Freshener Bags, it’s even easier and more economical to keep the air in your home fresh, clean and free of chemicals. It’s also great for the environment! Fast-growing, sustainably harvested Bamboo is the secret in these natural air-freshening bags. The porous Bamboo is turned into charcoal, which quickly and effectively absorbs unpleasant odors plus mold- and mildew-causing moisture. Recharges naturally in daylight. Use the charcoal as a natural fertilizer when finished. 2-year warranty. Includes bag and 1 refill.
Slim Air Freshener Bag – Size: 75g; 6 cm x 16 cm / 2.6 oz.; 2.4″ x 6.3″ Item #: 403702  green $8.99
Large Air Freshener Bag – Size: 200 g; 13 cm x 18 cm / 7 oz.; 5.1″ x 7.1″ Item #: 403703 graphite $9.99
Slim Replacement Bag – Size: 75 g / 2.6 oz. Item #: 403710 $6.49
Large Replacement Bag – Size: 200 g / 7 oz. Item #: 403711 $7.49
SAVE WITH SETS!

Freshener Bag Duo (1) green (75 g / 2.6 oz.) (1) graphite (200 g / 7 oz.) Item #: 403706 $17.99
Slim Freshener Set (2) green (75 g / 2.6 oz.) Item #: 403707 $15.99

Ergonomic Toilet Brush and Holder - NEW & IMPROVED!

Our new and improved Ergonomic Toilet Brush contains an antibacterial agent to help suppress the growth of bacteria and mold to protect the brush.The brush’s ThermoPlastic Rubber bristles are extremely durable and flexible and won’t wear out as quickly over time like with standard nylon brush bristles. It also features an ergonomic handle with non-slip grip and a special extension that reaches under the rim for quick and easy cleaning. 2-year warranty.
Size: 13.4 cm x 44.1 cm / 5.3″ x 17.4″ Item #: 357009 $20.99

PERSONAL CARE

BODY LOTION - NEW FAMILY SIZE!

Natural botanicals like Coconut Oil, Grape Seed Oil, Organic Aloe Vera, Organic Sweet Almond Oil, Organic Shea Butter and Vitamin E combine to nourish and moisturize the skin, leaving it silky smooth, conditioned and soft. Pineapple and Lemon Peel extracts create a pleasant, light scent and further protect and soften. Great for the whole family! Contains nut-derived ingredients.
Size: 200 ml / 6.76 fl. oz. Item #: 403155 $19.99
Size: 500 ml / 16.9 fl. oz. Item #: 403156 $39.99- NEW SIZE!

SHOWER GEL - NEW FAMILY SIZE !

Derivatives from Fruit Sugar, Sweet Pineapple, Coconut and Lemon provide a light, citrus scent and gently cleanse the skin, while Aloe Vera nourishes and moisturizes. The gel’s gentle foaming action delights everyone, from the youngest to the oldest members of the family. Produced on shared equipment that processes nuts.
Size: 200 ml / 6.76 fl. oz. Item #: 403160 $16.99
Size: 500 ml / 16.9 fl. oz. Item #: 403161 $29.99 - NEW FAMILY SIZE

Safe Haven House / Do THIS, not THAT tips

 

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In our ongoing effort to reduce and remove toxic chemicals from our homes and environment, here are four more “Do This, Not That” tips.

The struggle to reduce toxic chemicals in our homes is never-ending, but armed with simple tips and a desire to improve our lives and our health, we can make a difference.


A Very Handy Tool

Conventional spray cleaners are a slurry of toxic chemicals, chemicals never tested for safety in humans—chemicals you end up touching and breathing.

And the results aren’t pretty. Phthalates, triclosan, QUATs, 2-butoxyethanol, synthetic petroleum-based fragrances . . .  these and many more are increasingly being linked to a laundry list of diseases—allergies, asthma, cancer, reproductive disorders, hormone disruption, metabolic syndrome, organ damage and neurotoxicity, among others. No single chemical is the sole culprit; it’s the collective, cumulative effect of this mix of toxins that results in unpredictable health consequences.


What To Do: The Norwex Dusting Mitt is all you need to dust your entire home, without harsh chemicals. Dust furniture, windows, blinds, fireplace mantles, counters and more, quickly and easily, with your Dusting Mitt.

 

Why Choose Norwex: The magic’s in the microfiber! How? The ultra-soft and fine microfiber is woven into a higher pile for a more powerful static charge to attract and hold dust and dirt. in And the open spaces in the mitt’s ultra-fine fibers allow it to hold much more. And since you’re not using harsh chemicals or waxes, you also get a longer-lasting clean. Much better than expensive sprays and plain cotton cloths that merely smear the dust and dirt around while depositing a fresh layer of toxic goo on everything.

 
Softer on You and the Environment

As with spray cleaners, fabric softeners and dryer sheets also contain man-made toxins and chemicals such as formaldehyde, a known carcinogen. Yes, we all want soft clothes, but at what cost to our family’s health and our environment?

What To Do: The Norwex Fluff and TumbleDryer Balls naturally soften fabric, reduce static and cut drying time as well, all without adding any harsh, toxic chemicals to your clothes, bedding or other items that come into contact with your skin!


Why Choose Norwex: Made of 100% New Zealand wool, the hand-spun balls tumble gently through the laundry, reducing drying time as they naturally flex the fibers in your clothes, giving them a softer feel with less static and fewer wrinkles.

Gain The Upper Hand


Conventional hand cleaners may seem safe but, here again, they typically contain numerous industrial solvents and other questionable chemicals.

 
What To Do: Instead of harmful, irritating cleaners, try our natural Peppermint Foaming Hand Wash. Non-irritating and non-toxic, it not only cleans hands without chemicals, it also leaves them feeling moisturized and smooth.


Why Norwex Is Better: Our Peppermint Foaming Hand Washcontains no SLS, SLES, triclosan, parabens, synthetic dyes or fragrances, phthalates, PEGs, petroleum-derived ingredients or gluten. Instead, Peppermint, Coconut and Apple extracts combine with Panthenol, Allantoin and Aloe to give your hands a natural clean.


The Last Straw

Did you know that about 500 million plastic straws are used every day?  Or that these plastic straws contain numerous harmful, endocrine-disrupting chemicals, toxins that can make their way down into the water table and wreak havoc on nature? What’s worse, plastic straws are one of the top 10 debris items ingested by sea life.


What To Do: Our Stainless Steel Drinking Straws do the trick without any environmental shocks.


Why Choose Norwex: Our set of four drinking straws are made from eco-friendly stainless steel. They’re very durable and reusable and large enough to handle shakes and smoothies, too. Best of all, our Stainless Steel Drinking Straws mean less waste and fewer toxins in your body.


Chemicals come in all types of pretty packages, but the results are often not so desirable. With Norwex by your side, you can make sure your home is a safe haven, one radically free of the countless toxic chemicals that burden our lives and our environment. Check back here often for more tips on how to make your home a safer haven.

 

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