Norwex Dryer Balls? FAQ

Norwex Dryer Balls? FAQ

Why did my Dryer Balls crack?

Why did the tips turn back?

How long do Dryer Balls last?

Why would I use Dryer Balls instead of dryer sheets?

How can I get fresh scented laundry without dryer sheets?

I get asked lots of questions about the Norwex Dryer Balls and the Fluff & Tumble Dryer Balls.  Hopefully this post will answer any questions you might have about our beloved Norwex Dryer Balls.

Why would I use Dryer Balls instead of dryer sheets?

Answer: According to Scientific American, “traditional dryer sheets and liquid fabric softeners contain some of the most harmful ingredients, including; benzyl acetate (linked to pancreatic cancer), benzyl alcohol (upper respiratory irritant), ethanol (linked to central nervous system disorders) and chloroform (a neurotoxin and carcinogen).  As our clothes cover our skin, these ingredients are both inhaled as well as absorbed into our skin.” Norwex’s dryer balls offer a chemical free option…. isn’t that wonderful!!!

Why did my green Dryer Balls crack?

Answer: The green Dryer Balls are made from a high-grade PVC plastic that is sensitive to change in temperature.  It expands in the heat and contracts in the cold.  The reason Dryer Balls crack is because someone (probably not you) likely left the Dryer Balls in the dryer on a cold day. Think about it, if you leave you dryer balls in the barrel of your dryer they will get cold — almost as cold as outside due to the outside vent attached to your dryer.  When you turn your dryer on, it gets hot quickly, causing a drastic temperature change in the dryer ball, sometimes enough to cause it to crack.  Solution?  Store you dryer balls in your laundry basket.question 1

Why did my green Dryer Ball tips turn black? Are they ruined? Will they stain my clothes?

Answer: Green Dryer Balls will slowly take on the colour from clothing, therefore, turning the tips dark.  Don’t worry, they still work like they did when the tips were bright green.  In fact, in my house, we have been using the same Dryer Balls for the past 10 years and they are still doing their job!  The Dryer Balls will not stain your lighter clothing either… so even if they aren’t as pretty as they used to be, they don’t need replacing.burnt

Why do I still get static?

Answer: Static is caused because hot items are chasing each other around in a confined space… it is physics.  The reason that traditional dryer sheets work to reduce static is that they coat the clothing with chemicals which stops them from sticking together.  The Norwex Dryer Balls add space clothing to allow for quicker drying (saving you electricity costs & reducing wrinkles) and therefore static can occur if you over dry your laundry.  A few static-reducing tips: Reduce your drying time by 25%.  Reduce your drying temperature. Remove light weight or synthetic fibers as soon as they are dry, or wash similar fibers together so they dry evenly.

How can I add a fresh scent to my laundry?

Answer: The Norwex Fluff & Tumble Dryer Balls are made from 100% natural wool and are perfect for adding pure essential oils to your laundry for added scent and medicinal benefits. How? After your laundry is dry, remove 2 of the Fluff & Tumble Dryer Balls and apply 2 drops of pure essential oil (like Lavender) onto each ball.  Simply rub the Dryer Ball in your hands and toss back in on the air fluff cycle (so you don’t damage the oil) for 10 minutes. Your laundry will smell heavenly.

For heavy soiled and smelly laundry – like from pig or dairy farmers, oil field workers, urine scent from working with children or geriatric patients and even bad sweat scent from working or your workout clothes – there is Odour Eliminator. Just place one capful of this amazing enzyme-based cleaner in with your wash cycle and it will remove all unwanted scent.

Which Dryer Ball is better? The green Dryer Ball of the Fluff & Tumble?

Answer: Check out this previous post for a comparison of Norwex’s Dryer Balls.

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Norwex Dryer Balls a wonderful, effective, environmentally-friendly tool to reduce the chemicals in your laundry room. Have any more questions not covered here?  Leave a comment!

Resource: Fabric Softener versus Dryer Sheets, Scientific American, Dec. 10, 2008, http://www.scientificamerican.com

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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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Need a Fresh Fundraiser??  Try Norwex!

Need a Fresh Fundraiser?? Try Norwex!

Looking for a fresh idea for a fundraiser? Looking for something that is easy to run? Looking for an effective fundraiser that offers products people like to buy anyway?  Looking for a fundraiser where a good majority of the product sales goes to your cause?  I would love to partner with you to raise money for your cause with a Norwex Online Fundraiser!  This is my way to give back to the community.  I have been offering this Fundraiser for the past eight years and they are simple for both the organizers and the families!

Here are a couple testimonies from people who have recently participated in my Online Fundraisers:

Whenever I have to do a fundraiser for my kids, I start to cringe! Doing your Norwex one was the easiest one I have ever done!

As a parent, it was painless. There were no catalogs or price lists to send out. People just had to go onto your website and order.  Thank-you!  Each kids had a sheet and they just needed to track the names of people that placed orders through them.  

The orders were shipped to each customer within 2 days!! There was no hassle of driving around and dropping off orders or being stuck with them until I could connect with people.

It was by far the best fundraising experience I have had yet and would highly recommend it.

Screen Shot 2016-03-15 at 11.05.55 AM~  Sherri McKinnon,  Edmonton, Alberta (Mother of 3)

 

 

Fundraising with Norwex was very easy. As an organizer for a small school group there was little to do as the information sheet for the students was prepared for us and all info could be emailed by students to family and friends. No collecting money, no delivering product, even the profit check arrived without our assistance.
The only work involved required reminding students of deadlines and because we tally individual profits it meant pairing students to the list of  buyers which was provided for us. The amount of profit was similar to other fundraisers, but Norwex needed very little time on our part.  This is a viable fund raising option for any-sized group and Delores made it so simple for us !
Thanks Delores  for helping us reach our fundraising goals and keeping our planet cleaner with less chemicals!
~ Andrea

Here is how it works and what makes this fundraiser AMAZING!!!

  • 25% of all product sales goes to the fundraising cause!
  • It’s all online collecting orders & money is easy!   Ordering & payment is made online by Visa or MasterCard.
  • Norwex ships directly to the purchaser.
  • The fundraiser offers essential home cleaning products.  No items to increase our waistlines and best of all…nothing needs to be refrigerated.
  • Products are shipped within 48 hours, just like regular Norwex orders.
  • Simply use Facebook, texts, or emails to invite friends & family to participate.
  • Orders are placed in three simple steps!
  • Anyone across Canada (like your in-laws or cousins) can participate.
  • Prior to launching the Fundraiser, I visit the group to explain our top 10 products including how to use and care for them.
  • Any household can book an in-home consultation or presentation and receive an additional $20.

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Success with ease!!  My latest fundraiser had 40 orders placed.  The sales hit over $5,500…earning the group $1,390!

Why choose a Norwex Online Fundraiser?  You can offer a lifestyle of healthy options for clean living.  There are high-quality, fair-trade products from over 12 countries that reflect Norwex’s Global mission:  Improving Quality of Life by Radically Reducing Chemicals in our Homes.

Norwex Online Fundraisers are an awesome way to raise money for your cause, plus, they are simple & efficient!  This fundraiser does more that just raise money, it also raises awareness for clean living and helps people make their homes safer havens!  It is definitely a Win, Win!

Please contact me to set up your Norwex Online Fundraiser today!!  View a sample fundraiser:

Sample Fundraiser

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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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Blue Diamond All-in-One Bathroom Cleaner – Top 10 Favourite Product

Blue Diamond All-in-One Bathroom Cleaner – Top 10 Favourite Product

Bathrooms are areas in our homes that need cleaning on a regular basis. Bathrooms harbour bacteria, soap scum, hard water stains and sometimes stink.  Bathrooms are small enclosed areas, so the cleaners we spray onto the surfaces in our bathrooms also get inhaled into our lungs. Want a new way to tackle your bathroom?  The first time I ever really thought about bathroom cleaners, was when I was pregnant with our first child, and my husband offered to clean the shower!  He didn’t want me inhaling the strong fumes while in the enclosed space of our shower stall.  I realize now that if you should avoid something because you are pregnant, you should ALWAYS avoid it.  No one should be inhaling chemicals when cleaning their home.

Bathrooms require a ‘heavy duty’ clean but with Norwex you won’t  compromise your health or your environment to do it. The Blue Diamond All-in-One Bathroom Cleaner is one the Top 10 favourite products.  Like its name suggests, Blue Diamond is designed to replace dozens of traditional bathroom cleaners without harsh chemicals but still delivering deep clean to all surfaces, eliminating odor-causing bacteria and germs, plus removing rust stains, water stains & soap scum. Your bathroom will shine in no time!

Blue Diamond is a thick, highly-concentrated formula, phosphate-free, alkyl phenol ethoxylates-free, and fragrance-free. It contains organic salts and citric acids to replace strong corrosive acids and is readily biodegradable — even the container is recyclable!!!!

The fact that this gel product is scent free, is huge!!  I have a number of house cleaners who exclusively use this product.  Two ladies shared with me that the product they previously used — which are common store bought cleaners — gave them bleeding noses from the constant exposure.    Many of us dislike cleaning one or two showers…these ladies clean that many and more each day!  Since switching to Norwex, they no longer have this issue.  Over 13 years ago, I vividly recall pulling the edge of my shirt over my nose, to avoid inhaling the fumes.

Here is why Cindy  Highland, USA, loves Blue Diamond:

“My father lives in Nebraska – VERY HARD WATER. All of his sinks feel like sand paper. I used the Blue Diamond at full strength on his sink, using my EnviroCloth.  I let it sit for about 10-15 minutes, paying special attention that it didn’t dry. Took a scrubby and voila!!!!!  The sink is as smooth as a baby’s bottom.  That sink is at least 30 years old and has never been so smooth! I’m totally sold.”

You can clean all the surfaces in your bathroom with this product.  It is both a cleaning agent and a descaling agent in one with the ability to cling to all surfaces.blue collage

TOILET: Squirt a thin stream in your toilet, work around the toilet with the Ergonomic Toilet Brush, let sit for 5 minutes and flush.

SINKS, SHOWERS & TUBS: Pre-wet surface.  Apply a light stream on surface and immediately spread with EnviroCloth or Bathroom Scrub Mitt, rinse immediately.

PORCELAIN: Dilute 1 part Cleaner : 7 parts Water.  Apply a light stream on surface and immediately spread with EnviroCloth or Bathroom Scrub Mitt, rinse immediately.

NATURAL STONE SURFACES: Do not use.PENNY

I am often asked, what is the difference between the Blue Diamond and the Descaler?   There are two kinds of housekeepers and Norwex has the solution for them both!!

  1. Those who clean their home weekly…use the Blue Diamond.
    • Gel product, you can dilute.
  2. Those who clean when they see it’s needed…require the Descaler.  (Watch for a post coming soon.)
    • Spray product, you never dilute.

So next time you (or your hubby) tackle the enclosed areas of your bathroom, breath confidently.  Come armed with an EnviroCloth or a Bathroom Scrub Mitt and this amazing Blue Diamond Cleaner to make your bathroom shine!!!

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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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Chemicals in your Dryer?  Try Norwex Dryer Balls…

Chemicals in your Dryer? Try Norwex Dryer Balls…

What is the difference between Norwex Dryer Balls and Fluff & Tumble Dryer Balls?

The question is a good one.  Let me first explain why dryer balls are a good idea.

PROBLEM:  Staticy Clothes… especially during the dry, winter months.  It’s physics!  When hot dry items chase each other around in a contained drum… static electricity happens.

SOLUTION: The supermarket has a very effective product…. dryer sheets.  The reason they work is because they coat our clothing with chemicals that reduce or eliminate static.

DID YOU KNOW? Our clothes cover the largest organ in our bodies… our skin. “According to Scientic American, some of the most harmful ingredients in dryer sheets and liquid fabric softeners include benzyl acetate (linked to pancreatic cancer), benzyl alcohol (an upper respiratory irritant), ethanol (linked to central nervous system disorders) and chloroform (a neurotoxin and carcinogen).”

Not to mention that Dryer Sheets take years to break down in our landfills and add toxins to the soil.

NORWEX SOLUTION: Norwex offers a chemical-free solution for washing and drying clothes. The Ultra Plus Laundry Detergent is an amazing highly-concentrated, superior-stain-fighting, 100% biodegradable, phosphate & filler-free detergent and when coupled with one of our dryer balls, laundry becomes another chemical free area in your home.

So which dryer ball is best for you? Here is the comparison:

The Dryer Balls are a fantastic, durable, long-lasting (I’ve used the same Dryer Balls for the past 10 years) option.  But if you prefer a dryer ball that does all that the Dryer Ball does, plus is 100% natural wool and has the ability to add essential oils to your laundry, then the Fluff & Tumble is the dryer ball for you.  The third option is to use both.  Why?  The more dryer balls you have in your dryer, the more spaces you put between your clothes and the faster they dry.  This reduces drying time, which save you time & money.

Check back soon, as I will be exploring other frequency asked questions about our Dryer Balls on a later post…. Why did the tips turn dark? Why did my dryer balls crack? Why am I struggling with static?  What can I do to make my laundry smell great?

Resource: Fabric Softener versus Dryer Sheets, Scientific American, Dec. 10, 2008, http://www.scientificamerican.com

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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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My Norwex Favourite Top 10

My Norwex Favourite Top 10

What is Norwex?  Is Norwex new to you? Or are you wondering what Norwex product would be great to add to your collection?  Look no further.  Let me share the top 10 favourite Norwex products that will get you well on your way to transforming your home into a safe haven. These are the products I sell the most, they are tried-and-true, and have become the cleaning staples in my home for the past 10 years.

EnviroCloth — It is the cloth that started Norwex and has the ability to remove up to 99% of bacteria from surface when your following proper care and use instructions.   They are simple to use and simply clean your home with just water.

Window Cloth— A Norwex staple that used along side the EnviroCloth to polish surfaces and windows. Use the Window Cloth dry to polish the surface after wiping with a wet EnviroCloth, or mist your windows or mirror with water and polish to a streak-free shine!

These two cloths are amazing and are best friends. When working side by side they can clean and polish anything in the home! Not to mention how fast I clean my house now and everything stays cleaner longer! These are the first two must-have items to purchase when you start your Norwex collection.” ~ Meighan, Illinois, USA

Blue Diamond All-in-One Bathroom Cleaner — This highly concentrated cleaner is perfect for all your bathroom cleaning needs.  It has both cleaning and descaling properties without corrosive fumes to remove hard water deposits, soap scum, rust spots and leaving all the surfaces in your bathroom shiny.  ** do not use on natural stone.

Descaler — This Descaler consists of natural acids to effectively remove mineral deposits, soap scum, lime/scale, calcium and rust stains without damaging the surfaces with scrubbing.  It makes your taps & drains, your shower doors & curtains, shower stalls & bathtubs all SHINY.  Spray Descaler on the desired surface, wait 5 minutes and wipe with an EnviroCloth or Bathroom Mitt to reveal a perfectly clean surface.   TIP:  Put a little Descaler in a plastic bag and attach it onto your shower head with an elastic band…come back a couple hours later to sparkling clean spray nozzle!   ** do not use on natural stone.

Vintage Body Pack — This 3-pack, super-soft, Norwex Microfiber Cloth pack is perfect for cleansing your face and body gently, yet thoroughly.  It is perfect for sensitive or mature skin and works to cleanse skin and remove excess oils, exfoliate acne and blackheads with just water.

Superior Mop Collection — The versatile mop system comes with both the dry mop pad and the wet mop pad for a complete floor cleaning system.  The dry mop uses static electricity to attract the smallest particles as you first go over your floor in a figure eight pattern.  Then quickly clean out the dry mop pad with a few strokes of the RubberBrush into the garbage.  Grab the wet mop pad (which has self-purifying qualities of BacLock™ technology), rinse with warm water, roll to wring it out and then clean your floor without any chemicals. The mop is designed for linoleum, vinyl, laminate, wood, marble & tile flooring and will leave each surface streak free.

Cleaning Paste — Affectionately known as “elbow grease in a jar”.  This product’s active ingredients include: marble flour, natural soup & coconut oil.  Use it with a Spirisponge or EnviroCloth to clean and polish chrome, stainless steel, porcelain, burnt on food, rust stains, coffee pots, glasses, food-ware products, bathtubs and tiles and lawn furniture.  It is fantastic! *not for use on brushed stainless steel.

Dusting Mitt — Can be used wet or dry to effectively and quickly dust all areas of your home, without any chemicals, including; blinds, screens, fans and vent covers.  The Dusting Mitt uses static electricity to trap dust and allergens in the mitt.  It has Baclock™ in the cloth goes to work to self-purify and inhibit odors from bacteria, mold and mildew growth in the mitt.  For dirter jobs, spray a mist of water on the mitt and wipe down the surface.

Fluff & Tumble Dryer Balls — These 100% natural wool dryer balls are a fantastic alternative to using chemical-laden dryer sheets to reduce the static in your clothes, reduce your drying time and you can add the beautiful scent of essential oils to the Dryer Ball to freshen your clothes.

Ultra Power Plus Laundry Detergent — An awesome detergent that is highly concentrated, stain-fighter, safe for all linens, colour safe, safe for both HE and conventional washing machines, free from phosphates, filler, perfumes and is 100% biodegradable.  What more could you want in a clothes detergent?

Give one or all ten of these top 10 favourite products a try.  Post below, how many of these products do you own?  Let me know how they have made your home a safer haven.

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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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New Norwex Products — 2016

New Norwex Products — 2016

I am so excited about the New Norwex Products for 2016! This year Norwex has made some of it’s favourite products even better… more versatile and more environmentally friendly. Take a moment to see what is new and if it could better your Norwex collection.

Microfiber Variety Pack (MVP)4

It is a 3-pack of the most favourite Norwex cloths in a compact size (16 x 16 cm), including; the famous EnviroCloth, Window Cloth & Body Cloth.  They are small which makes them a perfect size to introduce a new friend or to just always have the right cloth right in your bag.

Shower Gel & Body Lotion – New Size Available1 copy

Norwex’s fantastic Body Lotion & Shower Gel are now available in a larger family size (500 ml)!  Nothing smells better than these AMAZING products!

The Shower Gel is a gentle foaming cleanser for your skin, made from the derivatives of fruit sugar, sweet pineapple, coconut & lemon; complete with aloe vera to moisturize and nourish your skin. This product is proudly organic and certified by both BDIH & Natrue. It is still available in the original convenient 200 ml size.

The Organic Body Lotion is a perfect match for the Shower Gel and is made from natural botanicals including coconut oil, grape seed oil, aloe vera, sweet almond oil, shea butter and vitamin E.  This lotion will leave your skin feeling wonderful and is certified organic from both BDIH & Natrue.  It is also still available in the original convenient 200 ml size.

Ergonomic Toilet Brush & Holder – New & Improved2

The Ergonomic Toilet Brush & Holder was improved to include an antibacterial agent to inhibit the growth of bacteria and mold, keeping the toilet brush clean (not to mention ergonomic to reach all those little spaces)… Isn’t that smart?

Air Freshener Bags – New & Improved3

These Air Freshener Bags add long-lasting freshness to the needed areas in your home… without chemicals!  Bamboo, which is fast growing and sustainable, is the secret ingredient… it is turned to charcoal and is able to absorb odours, mold or mildew-causing moisture.  During the day time, it naturally recharges. They last for 2 years and then can be used as a natural fertilizer. The improved part is that you can replace the charcoal insert… making it an even more sustainable product!  They are available in 2 convenient sizes.

Let me know if you have any products you would like to see Norwex create and distribute.  These products are proof that Norwex continues to create solutions to make homes safe havens.

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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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