Can Norwex help Fight against the Flu?

As a Norwex Independent Sales Consultant it is my job to provide superior alternatives to using chemicals to clean our homes to protect families and give them a better future.  Their products are safe, environmentally-friendly, cost-effective and simple to use.  Did you know that cleaning the surfaces in your home is a great way to protect you and your family from spreading germs?  As it is flu season, let me tell you a few ways to use Norwex to help protect your family from spreading the influenza virus in a few ways.

First, the flu and other viruses are part of life and seem to become more prevalent during the winter seasons.  Let me quote the World Health Organization who identified who is at risk and how we transmit viruses…

Who is at risk?

Yearly influenza epidemics can seriously affect all populations, but the highest risk of complications occur among pregnant women, children aged 6–59 months, the elderly, individuals with specific chronic medical conditions such as HIV/AIDS, asthma, and chronic heart or lung diseases, and health-care workers.

Transmission

Seasonal influenza spreads easily, with rapid transmission in crowded areas including schools and nursing homes. When an infected person coughs or sneezes, droplets containing viruses (infectious droplets) are dispersed into the air and are spread to persons in close proximity who breathe these droplets in. The virus can also be spread by hands contaminated with influenza viruses. To prevent transmission, people should cover their mouth and nose with a tissue when coughing, and wash their hands regularly.

Norwex has some simple and natural ways to fight the transmission of viruses and bacteria…

Timeless Natural Hand Cleaner – A must-have during the cold and flu season (but really a necesity all year long)!  It is a beautiful Natural Hand Cleaner that is perfect for when you are on the go or in a place without running water.  It is called “cleaner” and not sanitizer for a reason.  Sanitizers are made to kill bacteria and viruses on our hands… sounds good right? Unfortunately, most contain ingredients like alcohol, triclosan, parabens, petroleum solvents and artificial dyes/colours which can be irritating to the skin.  Norwex has formulated a ‘hand cleaner’ that uses organic lemon, rosemary and lavender extracts that have natural antiseptic/astringent qualities to clean your hands.  They added organic aloe vera, olive oil and gluten free wheat germ oil to soothe, heal and moisturizer your skin.

Take a travel-sized tube wherever you go.  I actually keep a tube of Natural Hand Cleaner in the door of my vehicle.  It makes it convenient to clean my hands after grocery shopping, getting gas, after any activity where I have been in contact with lots of people.  I love that it not only cleans my hands, but it only requires a small pea-sized amount, it has a beautiful citrus scent and it leaves my hands soft and smooth — plus it protects me against the flu and other viruses.

Clean Your High Traffic Areas –  Another great way to protect your family from viruses is to clean high traffic surfaces in your home on a regular basis.  These include: door knobs, hand railings, fingerprinted-walls, light switches, computer keyboard and mouse, phones, and remote controls.  This could sound like a big job but with a damp EnviroCloth, this task is quick and easy.  Simply wet a EnviroCloth and wring it out until damp.  Flat fold the EnviroCloth to get 8 cleaning surfaces and get to it.  In fact, because you only need water to clean with Norwex EnviroCloths, this is a great opportunity to get your kids involved in cleaning. Give each kid a damp Kids EnviroCloth and a job to clean.  Your home will be virus and bacteria free in no time.  Watch my youtube “Kids Can Clean” for some inspiration.

Peppermint Foaming Hand Wash – Hand washing is the greatest defence against the spread of viruses and bacteria.  Norwex has formulated an energizing foaming hand wash that uses natural peppermint oil to scent and a combination of panthenol, allantoin and aloe to provide your skin moisture.  Not only does it clean your hands beautifully, the peppermint scent makes you feel energized and because it is foam, a little goes a long way. Did you know? According to a study conducted by American Society for Microbiology, only 67 % of people wash their hands after using the washroom.  If that is true, I bet they don’t wash after they sneeze, blow their nose, or cough into their hands either.  Ewww.  Now go WASH YOUR HANDS!!!

Partner with Norwex and their simple chemical-free solutions to help keep you and your family healthy during the cold and flu season.

Resources: http://www.who.int/mediacentre/factsheets/fs211/en/

www.abcnews.go.com/Health/story?id=117956&page=1#.UcMXJZVjDHg

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Delores VandenBoogaard is an Independent Norwex Sales Consultant from Edmonton, Alberta Canada with customers and consultants throughout Canada and the United States including; New Brunswick, Nova Scotia, Quebec, British Columbia, Manitoba, Saskatchewan, Prince Edward Island, North West Territories and Ontario. She also has customers and team members in; Michigan, Texas, California, Massachusetts, Florida, Arizona, Missouri, Colorado, North Carolina, South Carolina, Idaho, Washington, New Hampshire, Iowa and Maine.

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Delores VandenBoogaard is a Norwex Executive V.P. Sales Leader and Independent Sales Consultant. She is committed to helping others discover a fresh way to care for their homes and families using clean natural products.

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