Camping Clean Up… with Norwex

Camping Clean Up… with Norwex

Norwex Camping

 

A friend of mine and her husband recently took their kids camping in the Rocky Mountains for 10 days.  They had to keep their food in their van to protect it from the bears in the area.  Half way through their stay, their cooler leaked in the back of the van and sat for the rest of their trip.

We thought there was a forgotten sandwich under the chair or stinky feet at first… but we realized that the cooler had leaked and what we were smelling was not a dead body, but bacteria growing from the leaked water.” ~ Kara

They drove with their windows open as much as possible and Kara shared that they were a bit worried about the air quality in the van as well as their ability to actually remove the stink when they got home.

How Kara Cleaned Her Van…

Kara borrowed her friend’s carpet cleaner and added hot water and two scoops of Ultra Power Laundry Detergent and went to work cleaning the back of her van.

One night we were driving with the kids and my husband broke into a cadence-style song, ‘I don’t know, but I do think…’ and the kids responded, ‘I don’t think, but I do think…’, he continued, ‘this old van really STINKS!’ and the kids responded, ‘this old van really STINKS!’  Haha… but we were really afraid the van might never be the same” ~ Kara

After two UPP treatments, Kara bought a bottle of Odour Eliminator, diluted it 1:7 with water and sprayed the van.  To her surprise, in the morning, the van was perfectly odour free… well, as least as good as it gets with 4 kids in the back of a van.

how to naturally clean smell from your vehicle

I LOVE testimonials like this one, it is wonderful to hear about the power of using natural cleaning products that use soap and enzymes, instead of chemicals, to clean. Some people might believe that natural cleaners, like Norwex, are only good for the little cleaning jobs but when you have a ‘real mess’ you should pull out the heavy duty cleaners.  But this hasn’t been my experience! Yes, Norwex products are natural, biodegradable, non-toxic, green cleaning products, but they are are not just for the little clean up jobs, they are tough enough to deal with something BIG, like when your cooler spills in your vehicle and threatens to ruin your vehicle. Isn’t that awesome!!!

A few more tips on how to clean up after camping:

Cooler lid: (the white ones that collect all the dirt): Use a diluted solution of Ultra Power Plus Laundry Detergent and water (1 scoop for a spray bottle) and spray the lid.  Let sit for 5 minutes, then scrub with a Spirisponge and wipe clean with a damp EnviroCloth.

Camping Stove: A dap of Cleaning Paste with a Spirisponge and scrub the surface of the stove, wipe clean with a damp EnviroCloth.

Camper Surfaces: Wipe all the surfaces of your camper with a damp Envirocloth.  If you find your camper has that ‘camping smell’ use a couple mists of Odour Eliminator (diluted 1:7 with water) in the camper to freshen it up for your next trip.

BBQ: Watch my YouTube for a simple how-to-clean-your-BBQ video using Oven & Grill Cleaner, a Spirinett, a bowl of water and an EnviroCloth.

Camper Floors: The Superior Mini Mop Collection is the right size for your camper and it cleans it perfectly with just water. If you have a Large Mop, it will do just fine 🙂

Camping is the best!

My family loves to get away as often as we can during the summer months… but I won’t pretend that it’s not a lot of work.  With Norwex’s line of products, camping clean up is easier and quicker.  Check out my post on Camping Must-Haves for other camping tips. Leave me a comment about your camping experience and how Norwex was part of your clean up!

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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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Pets Can Be Messy!

Pets Can Be Messy!

Whether your mess is big or small, the Carpet Stain Buster is the solution!  It comes with a handy spray nozzle trigger and is a “MUST-HAVE” product if you have kids or pets in your home!  This product works remove stains from food, drink, bodily fluids, you name it!  Even if the spoiled surface is a new or old stain, the enzymes will be activated and will start to work.
Here are couple of my favourite testimonies from my customers with and pets:
Last year a friend and her dog came over to my condo for a visit. The one room that had white carpet was of course where the dog decided she wasn’t feeling so great and had a very big accident! My friend and I quickly ran to the store to buy carpet cleaner for pet messes, we cleaned it as best we could but it was still very clear that an accident happened. Next I borrowed a Bisell carpet spot steam cleaner. I tried this numerous times on numerous days and still could clearly see the big spot. After attending a Norwex party I decided to try the Carpet Stain Buster… I was really excited to see if it would work. I used the stain remover once and it was truly the best thing I’ve ever seen. I could instantly tell what a difference it was making but not only that, over time it kept working and the stain was completely gone. I will never use another carpet cleaning product and would recommend this to absolutely everyone I know!!”  ~ Krystle Yaghi
Sorry Delores. It is a bit long winded and kind of gross but it shows how awesome it really is:
The first time I tried the Carpet Stain Buster, my medium-sized dog had left 3 giant piles of diarrhea on my light-coloured basement carpet. By the time I found the mess, it was dried and the carpet was disgusting. I removed the solidified part of the mess and began to tackle what was left. I grabbed my Bissell carpet cleaner and gave it a good cleaning. That only helped minimally. I grabbed a household cleaner, diluted it in warm water and scrubbed at the stains and rinsed it with my carpet cleaner. That lightened it a little. I tried a clothing stain remover. That did nothing. I was running out of options and had spent way too much time scrubbing my carpet. I was starting to think the stains would never go away. And there was still a slight hint of poop smell left behind too. I told my sister in law about my problem and she had yet another product for me to try. Norwex Carpet Stain Buster. I was a bit of a Norwex sceptic but thought to myself, “what do I have to lose? I have tried everything else”. I sprayed the carpet and let it sit while I did some other stuff. When I came back, I couldn’t believe my eyes! The stain was already almost gone before I could even scrub it! I scrubbed the stains and treated the area again and now you can’t tell where it was or smell that it ever happened. Since then, the carpet spray has removed vomit, more dog-related messes and many more spills and stains. I truly believe that this product has saved me from replacing my carpets. Every house should have a bottle or two in the cupboard to rescue them from life’s little accidents. This product has been an absolute life saver for me.” ~ Kathryn Debree — Dog Groomer
 Anyone have a hunter in their family? I have received testimonies from customers who use the Carpet Stain Buster to remove dried-on blood stains from camouflage jackets, pants etc…  By time the hunter gets home from the bush, the blood stains may seem permanent, but simply spray the Carpet Stain Buster over the affected area, let it sit for 20 minutes, and then launder.   Thanks to many of my veteran hunting wives, all the staining come out of the beloved camo.
 Do you have a story to share about the Carpet Stain Buster? Please comment below.
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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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HELP:  Sweat Stinks!

HELP: Sweat Stinks!

The smell of sweat is not attractive! Do stinky, smelly sports gear and clothing intrude on your senses?  What about smelly shoes that have been on sweaty feet all day?   Norwex has an amazing enzyme-based product, Sportzyme, which eliminates organic odor from shoes, high heels, work boots, equipment bags, shoulder pads, knee pads, skates, cleats, helmets, air casts and more.

The special bio-active formula in Sportzyme contains dormant, non-pathogenic, fast-acting microbes and enzymes that break down and eliminate the organic residues which cause odours.

When sprayed on a surface, these microbes feed off food sources such as sweat, urine and other organic matter present on sports or work equipment, clothes, footwear, or other gear.

These microbes release enzymes that break down the organic matter into smaller particles, which allows the microbes to digest the organics and convert them into water and carbon dioxide.

Key Features:

  • Destroy organic odours completely.
  • Based on natural enzymes.
  • Formulated with enzymes that target organic odours.
  • No animal testing.
  • Non-aerosol pump.
  • Container is recyclable, HDPE #2.

TO USE:

  1. Shake well before using.
  2. Spray over the entire surface where the odor is present.
  3. Apply heavily for the first application.
  4. Allow time to work.
  5. Reapply after 48 hours if needed.

Sportzyme is regularly used at our home! From hockey equipment, the girls’ basketball shoes, winter boots… everything gets a good spray to eliminate the odour!

I once did a presentation for a lady who jokingly told me that the Norwex Sportzyme saved her marriage.  Her husband had played hockey for years.  He had a routine after each practice or game which involved placing his hockey gear, including the gloves, on all the heat registers around the house.  YES, it REALLY STANK!!  The whole house was rancid.  She purchased a bottle of Sportzyme which her husband now uses faithfully after each game and, to their delight … his gear is odourless!

Do you have a stinky shoe closet?  Leave the Sportzyme bottle on the top shelf of your closet for easy access.  Give your footwear a quick spray and in the morning your closet will be scentless.

Many are skeptical about this product, until they try it.  At my parties, I state that I’d stick my head into my husband’s hockey bag… without hesitation!  There is NO odour!

Did You Know?

Enzymes are biological molecules (proteins) that act as catalysts, capable of speeding up chemical reactions, which help complex reactions occur everywhere in life.  They bind to the reactants in a chemical reaction and assist in the reaction without being changed at all themselves.

Science has been able to identify approximately 3,000 enzymes in the body, and each one of them carries out a very specific task. Most enzymes are used for the body’s normal metabolic processes (digestion, breathing).  Certain enzymes ensure that, in the case of injury, the blood coagulates and the wound heals, while other enzymes control the production of important hormones in the body. Enzymes also destroy environmental toxins and disease-causing free radicals and can kill intruding pathogens such as bacteria, viruses and fungi.

Resource: http://www.mucos.com/en/home/enzyme-therapy/how-do-enzymes-work/

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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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