Thursday, October 25, 2012

Mattress Cleaner - How it Works

Unless you are sleeping on a brand new mattress and pillow, you are never sleeping alone. 

These yucky guys move into your mattress and pillow pretty quickly.  This is a large picture of a dust mite.  They feed off of the dead skin cells that you slough off at night.  Now anything that eats, must poop.  Guess where they're pooping.  Mattresses and pillows gain 10% in weight every year because of all this poop.  GROSS!



Never fear, Norwex has a solution for you!  The Mattress Cleaner is an enzyme product that goes to work eating and composting those dead skin cells, dust mite poop, and dust mite bodies.  This removes the dust mites food source so they starve.  Once the enzymes have nothing left to eat, they break down into carbon dioxide and water leaving you with a very clean mattress! 

You only need 12 sprays for a king or queen size mattress, 8 for a double, 5 for a twin, and 1-2 for a pillow.  You can also spray stuffed animals (2 sprays) and furniture (5 for a fabric couch).  Norwex recommends spraying your mattress and pillows every 4 months.  For people who are more sensitive to dust mites, they may need to use it more often. 

For some people, snoring is caused by all of this fecal matter irritating their throats.  I have a friend who knows when to treat her mattress because her husband starts snoring again.  She's not the only one.  I have heard many similar stories.  Some call it their "marriage saver" spray. :)

What else is Mattress Cleaner great for?  Well, it's excellent at removing pet urine smell from carpets and fabric.  It also works great as a grout cleaner.  (See my previous post for pictures.)

Now, time to go get some sleep!

Monday, October 22, 2012

Matress Cleaner - Grout Cleaner

I've heard that the Mattress Cleaner works really well for cleaning grout.  My shower grout was in need of cleaning so I gave it a shot.
Kinda gross.  I sprayed it with Mattress Cleaner and let it sit for 5 minutes.  Then I got my handy dandy toothbrush and went to town. 
After a little scrubbing, the grout looked pretty darn good!

You can also check out this blog post for cleaning your grout with Cleaning Paste.

Check back in the next couple of days for more posts regarding the Mattress Cleaner.

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Tuesday, October 16, 2012

I Cleaned the House...

And didn't use any chemicals!

First, I apologize for not blogging more.  I have so many more product tests that I'd like to do but time is not in my favor these days.  Back in January, before I discovered Norwex, I agreed to participate in a craft fair.  I thought I'd have time between then and early November to be creative.  Well, I did but all that effort went into my business.  So, now I'm scrambling to make some crafty items to sell.  All else is taking a back seat right now.

Ok, now to the heart of this post.  Thanks to the rain we finally got on Saturday, I was able to stay inside and clean!  Yes, it was exciting as I'd let it go for so long.  I dusted, cleaned the floors, bathrooms, and kitchen.  Oh, and did 15 loads of laundry over the weekend.  I felt compelled to wash ALL the bedding in addition to all the other laundry I needed to do.  At the end of the day, I was quite happy with the smell of the house.  It didn't smell of anything.  No cleaners were used in the cleaning of my house.

I used the mop to scrub the floors with water (Jason noticed they looked fantastic).  I used a wet enviro cloth to wipe down my entire kitchen, including counters, cabinets, sink, & appliances.  I used the same enviro cloth and a window cloth in my bathrooms for the mirrors, counters, cabinets, and sinks.  I used the dusting mitt to dust book shelves, pictures, and furniture.  I used the Sanira toilet bowl system for the toilets.  I used Ultra Power Plus laundry detergent to wash the bedding.  And I used the mattress spray to get rid of the dust mites and their poop in our mattresses and pillows.  That was it.  That took care of everything.  I wish I had timed myself because I know it took me a lot less time to do all that than it used to.

It took less time and I feel better that my family, especially the kids, weren't exposed to any chemical residue or fumes.  I also didn't contribute to air pollution and reduced my carbon footprint.  The mop pads, enviro cloth, window cloth, and dusting mitt are all washable and reusable for many many years.  Yeah, it makes me feel good.

Thursday, October 4, 2012

Dish Cloth

Norwex microfiber cloths are not intended for use for washing dishes.  All of the soap can render the silver ineffective.  What do you use to wash the dishes then?  The dish cloth
Here is a picture of the dish cloth.  It's quite large at 17" x 17".
Here is a closer up view of the weave.  This cloth is woven this way so that food debris doesn't get stuck and start to stink as they do in a traditional dish cloth.

So, how do you use this thing?

 



Fold it several times.  Now it fits nicely in your hand. 

When I wash dishes, I get it wet and put just a few drops of Norwex Dishwashing Liquid on it. 
It was hard to get a good picture of the soap in the cloth but you can see it on my fingers.  The cloth does make a nice soapy lather.  Because of the weave and the folding, you get a nice gentle scrub with it.  It won't scratch, but will scrub your tough to clean dishes.

Since food debris can easily be washed out of the cloth, you can use it for several days before you need to launder it.  Then you can launder it as you would the rest of your laundry.

Another interesting use I've heard of for this cloth is to clean the bugs off the front of cars.  Several people have mentioned using for that purpose.  I haven't tried this yet but I can see how it would work for that use.

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Monday, October 1, 2012

Dishwashing Liquid - Cherry Juice

My kids LOVE cherries.  Cherries are full of bright red juice.  :(  This means some really messy clothing. 
It's pretty clear where the drops of cherry juice landed.  Hmmm...

I treated the spots with some Norwex Dishwashing Liquid and threw them in the laundry.










Poof!  No more spots!





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