If you're one of those "clean living" types, this is the post for you. If you like to feel fresh and clean, this is the post for you. If you appreciate a clean home, this is also the post for you. If you like feeling greasy and living in a dust bowl, then not only is this not the post for you, we should probably hire a cleaning crew and life coach for you, like, STAT.
...Get it? I thought it was sort of oddly cute.
I'd never heard of Norwex products until a friend of mine became a believer. When I was hanging out with her one evening, she was talking about it, showing me some of the best products in the line, and sharing some really delicious red wine with me. (The wine has nothing to do with Norwex but it was really, really good, so I figured I'd slide that in there. So you're welcome.)
Wine or not, though, I took some sample sized cleaning cloths home with me to see if I liked them and wanted to review them on my blog. They sell all kinds of products -- spays, cleaners, soaps, scrubbing brushes, etc., but I was the most interested in the cloths.
Norwex is committed to radically reducing the use of chemicals in personal care and cleaning to promote health. The quick summary of the products I took home is that the super dense microfiber (way more dense than anything else you can find on the market) picks up more dirt/bacteria than other cleaners or towels and the silver embedded into each microfiber acts as a natural anti-bacterial agent that self-purifies the cloth within 24 hours. I realize that sounds "too good to be true" but now I've seen and tried it. It's not only true, it's kind of mind blowing.
In my whole life, I never thought I'd be blogging about towels, by the way.
The three I took home were the brown one (Anti-Bac Body Cloth, $19.99/3-pack), the greenish one (Anti-Bac Make-Up Removal Cloth, $19.99/3-pack) and the blue one (Anti-Bac Enviro Cloth, $16.49 ea.).
I put the blue one to good use. My bathroom was unsightly. I took before and after photos but frankly, I just can't bring myself to post the before photos so I've decided you're just going to have to take my word for it. But I used it on my bathroom counters and mirror. With just a little water on the cloth, no cleaning solution of any kind at all, it did the job. It was crazy! Afterward, I rinsed the cloth out and hung it to dry. I used it again on my kitchen counter two days later. Same result. Just awesome.
It's also great dry for just some simple dusting. But I'm gonna need the bigger sized one for that. This little sample sized cloth might only dust half a shelf in my house...
The makeup cloth is also usable with just some water on it. It took everything off my face. And this is how you know my bathroom counter was dirty -- I would rather show you what I look like without makeup in unforgiving lighting than show you my bathroom counter. (Look, my roommate has facial hair and I have two dogs - it's just a hairy situation. Don't judge me.)
I'm addicted to this cloth. I've used it every night since and have run it through the washing machine once - it still feels and look like new.
And as much as I like these two cloths, the body cloth is my favorite one. It has options. With just water to soften it, it can be used in the shower like a regular washcloth. But for the real good stuff, use just a little water and go. to. town. Hello exfoliation. My advice? Scrub your legs down and then shave. You can use this one on your face as well - I have - to the same marvelous results.
The truth is, I'm not a super environmentally conscious person. Oh sure, I recycle and I try not to waste paper - the everyday things that make it easy to say "yes, I care about the environment." But in truth, my lifestyle is nowhere near the clean living some of my friends have established in their daily routines. So it is nice to know that by using just three simple cloths, I'm making a contribution. Not just to the environment, but to my own well-being. With the Norwex Microfiber System, you will not breathe, touch or ingest chemicals – you simply create a cleaner, healthier indoor environment for you and your family, roommates, etc.
Outdoor pollution sucks and in Los Angeles, you're reminded of it every single day. No one ever thinks about harmful indoor pollution. So maybe if I get a few more products like this in my life, I won't have to.
If you want to learn more about Norwex products, you can check out my friend's Norwex site. As an FYI, buying products does not obligate anyone to become a consultant. No one is signing up for incessant sales calls or anything like that. You can reach out to host a party or even become a consultant -- but my friend sells these products because she is passionate about reducing your carbon footprint, saving the environment and other do-gooder things I personally need to be more involved in.
Hopefully this is the first step of many!