What Do You Use to Clean Your Home?
I don’t think anyone really LOVES cleaning their bathroom… do they? But there is nothing like a sparkly clean bathroom (that moment before someone brushes their teeth and sprays the mirror or your favourite little boy needs to pee, again). I think we can all agree that a clean bathroom is a good bathroom.
Recently, the University of Berg in Norway conducted a study about the danger of using chemical spray cleaners over a 20-year period. They found that using chemical spray cleaners over a 20-year period can be compared to smoking 20 cigarettes a day for 20 years, plus, these people had a 40% higher chance of developing asthma. It is the VOCs (volatile organic compounds) that get released in the air and linger for hours when you spray the cleaner that travel deep in the lungs, and cause damage. The thing about chemical spray cleaners, as Norwex knows and Cecile Svanes, Department of Global Public Health and Primary Care at University of Berg, Norway, confirmed is that,
“These chemicals are usually unnecessary [for cleaning your homes]; microfiber cloths and water are more than enough for most purposes.”
Keep reading to find out how you can clean your bathroom without chemical spray cleaners or VOCs … just a Norwex microfiber cloth and effective natural cleaners for those stubborn cleaning needs.
You will never use anything else after you try Norwex’s Bathroom Scrub Mitt coupled with Descaler. They make cleaning your bathroom so easy. The Scrub Mitt is double-sided (a scrubby nylon side and a soft absorbent microfiber side)… the Descaler uses the power of natural Glucuronic Acid, Organic Orange Peel Extract and Sodium Gluconate to break down soap scum, hard water and rust stains in your bathroom and leave it “sparkling.” No chemical spray cleaner required.
Norwex’s Stain Remover is another eco-friendly cleaner! It works to remove tough stains like coffee, tea, grass, makeup, lipstick, wine, fruit stains, mustard, protein stains from blood, greasy stains from butter and even removes yellow collar and under-arm stains. The best part is that it is free from phthalates, petroleum solvents, glycol ethers, bleach, ammonia, hydrochloric acids and it is easy to use (just spray the stain and let sit 1 to 5 minutes and launder as usual!) The Rose Quatrz EnviroCloth is a part of the new colour palette that Norwex released this year. The EnviroCloth is made from superior microfiber with Baclock™ self-purifying micro silver agent and can be used to clean all the hard surfaces in your home. It is these microfiber cloths that the Norway study is talking about, and for the record, a Norwex EnviroCloth and water has the ability to remove up to 99% of bacteria from a surface when following proper care and use instructions. Because of the this, you don’t need chemical cleaners.
Tip: If you have a small stain in your carpet, make your EnviroCloth damp and then gently rub the spot… the cloth has amazing stain-removing abilities too!
Have trouble getting your little ones to properly wash their hands? This cute Pet to Dry Pink Pig hand towel is a perfect encourager! It is made with super-soft chenille microfibers with Baclock™ agent. Not only does it feel nice on small hands, because of the Baclock™ agent, it self-purifies as it dries making it a great tool to control the bacteria that makes us sick. Your kids will love the Peppermint Foaming Hand Wash… it smells so good and who doesn’t love foamy soap? Did you know? Foam Soaps are better for the environment, because a little goes a long way. Wondering how Norwex’s soap foams even though it is chemical-free? The luxurious foaming action is due to the coconut and apple amino acids. Cool eh?
Spend & Get Special
Just one more special for October! I love the “spend and get”… I’m dutch, I love a good deal!
Norwex Customer Specials
This month, the Norwex Foundation for a Brighter Future is Cleaning for a Cause and aiming to raise $40,000 for Breast Cancer Research. By taking advantage of the Customer Specials and even Hosting a Party this month, will not only help you clean your home without chemicals and VOCs, but you will also be helping the fight against cancer.
Resource: “Household Cleaning Can Be As Bad as Smoking for Lung Function” Kim E. Andreassen
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.