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Norwex Swap-Up

So, I ran out of dishwasher detergent the other day.

Norwex Super Jet Dishwasher Soap

I haven’t been using the Norwex Super Jet Dishwasher Soap, because before we moved, we had a stainless steel dishwasher (this product is NOT recomended for satinless steel!), plus very hard well-water, so I just had never bothered to order it.

I remained calm.

I had once read somewhere that in a pinch you could use laundry detergent to replace your dishwahing detergent, as long as it was low sudsing. Norwex Ultra Plus Laundry Detergent  is well-known for its low sudsing properties, so I thought why-the-heck-not? Plus the fact that it was 10pm and all the kids lunch containers were dirty, made me throw caution to the wind. I pulled out my beloved laundry detergent and put in about a tsp. I probably could have used less, concidering 1 tbl will wash a medium-sized load of laundry in a front-loader.

Norwex Ultra Plus Laundry Detergent

The Result?

Perfectly clean dishes! I think it actually worked better than my favourite green PC brand. It worked so well, that I decided not to make the “emergency” run into the big city just for dishwasher detergent the next day and just waited for my regular shopping day. I actually had a few moments of wondering just why I would even buy dishwasher detergent again. Using a tsp (or even a 1/2, which I used the following night) of the Ultra Plus seems a lot more cost effective than any dishwasher detergent I know of :)

Please visit my official Norwex website to order either the Ultra Plus Laundry Detergent or the Super Jet Dishwashing Soap.

How to Wash Your Norwex Microfiber

Congrats!

You’ve gone to a party, ordered some Norwex microfiber cloths and now you can’t remember how to wash them!

No Problem.

Norwex Microfiber can be washed AND dried in the machine.

There’s really only 3 things you need to remember:

  1. No Bleach
  2. No Fabric Softener (yes, that includes dryer sheets)
  3. Dry with other lint-free items

Bleach will destroy the fibers, while fabric softeners will coat the fibers, hindering their cleaning potential
(not to mention they are seriously bad for your health – just google the dangers of fabric softener and you’ll be buying a set of our dryer balls in no time!)

Norwex microfiber cloths love the dryer, but beware of throwing them in with linty items. All that lint will get stuck in your microfiber and “plug” them up.  So try to dry with lint-free items like high-thread-count sheets, track suits, old jeans, etc.

I have enough Norwex microfiber now, that I do a load of just microfiber once a week, but if you’re just starting out and only have one or two cloths, and are paranoid about washing them with your other laundry, then simply boil them on the stove for 10-15 min (add a dash of laundry soap for really dirty cloths).

Of course, I recommend the following great products by Norwex to launder your microfiber
(but any bleach-free, fabric softener-free, biodegradable detergent should do).

Norwex Ultra Plus Laundry Detergent

Norwex Dryer Balls

Good Luck and have fun cleaning green with your Norwex Microfiber!

Any other questions, just give me a holler.

How to Make the Most of Your Norwex Ultra Plus Detergent

Excited to get your new Norwex detergent?

Norwex Ultra Plus Detergent

Norwex Ultra Plus Detergent

Confused over how much to use?

So you went to a Norwex party, had a great time, learned how dangerous some of the cleaning chemicals in your home can be and bought the Norwex Ultra Plus Detergent.

You’re ready to save the environment, get whiter whites and fight stains.

You think you remember what the consultant said. “You only need 1 tbl per load!”

Or was that 1/2 tbl? For a top-loader or front-loader?

But now, you have the detergent in your hands and it clearly states on the package to use 1 scoop (2tbl) per medium load.

Confused?

Let’s clear this up!

The package states:

  • 2 tbl (1 scoop) per medium load. (Does not specify front or top-loader)

Some consultants:

  • 2 tbl (1 scoop) for top-loader.
  • 1 tbl (1/2 scoop) for front-loader.

My personal experience (and what I tell my customers):

  • 1 tbl (1/2 scoop) for top-loader.
  • 1/2 tbl (1/4 scoop) for front-loader.

My suggestion is to play around with it. Start with the least amount and see if it works for you. Things like your water hardness, size of load and temperature setting may all have an impact on how much detergent you need. If you’re not satisfied with the minimum amount, just add another 1/2 tbl the next load and see what you get.

Regardless of how much detergent you end up needing, you will find you need far less than any of the commercial brands. My bag of Norwex Ultra Plus has lasted almost a year and there’s still over 1/4 of a bag left! (We have 2 kids – one of which is still in diapers and I wash a load of cloth diapers at least every second day on top of the usual mountains of clothes they go through.)

Plus you have the satisfaction of knowing there are no fillers, perfumes or dyes (perfect for people with sensitive skin and babies). And it’s biodegradable.

Now that sounds like a good deal!

Visit my official Norwex Website to order your Ultra Plus Detergent.

How to Get Rid of the Stink in Your Cloth Diapers

  1. Throw those Stinky diapers in the washer. Put through one rinse cycle.
  2. Experts recommend using detergent free from dyes, perfumes, fillers and bleach. All those chemicals are dangerous for sensitive baby bottoms, not to mention the environment.

    Norwex Ultra Plus Laundry Detergent fills all the above requirements, plus it’s biodegradable, AND it’s super economical (use only 1/2 tbls for a front load machine, 1 tbls for a top load machine. A bag of this will last you forever!).

  3. Add one cap full of Odor Eliminator.

    This is the secret ingredient I found out about after 2 years of cloth diapering.

    I’ve tried vinegar, baking soda, essential oils and a million other eco-friendly remedies. Nothing really worked except sunshine (UV is a natural disinfectant and it also whitens), but since I live in a VERY northern climate, hanging my diapers out to dry is almost impossible 6 months out of the year. Not to mention it really is very time consuming.

    Then I discovered the Odor Eliminator from Norwex. Completely took away the stink in my diapers.

    The Odor Eliminator is totally eco-friendly. It’s biodegradable and instantly eliminates organic odors without toxic chemicals. It works by using glycol and microorganisms which produce natural enzymes to neutralize the odors.

  4. Start your washing machine!

    I use the Heavy Duty cycle on my machine. Just make sure that whatever cycle you use, that there is an extra rinse.

  5. Sit back, relax and in under an hour, you’ll have stink-free diapers.

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