Here is Part 2 in “Gretchen’s Journey” where she delves into the idea of cleanliness without chemicals…
A while ago I had several friends that were into following the principles of FlyLady. In case you have never heard of this fine lady and her site, let me reassure you that this has nothing to do with learning to clean fish. Instead, this woman runs an encouraging site that helps fellow “SHE”s (Side-tracked Home Executives) to quit procrastinating to move forward to taking the steps necessary to live in cleaner and more organized homes. One of the ways that her site does this is by sending out encouraging e-mails with steps to take. As I currently have 3+ e-mail accounts with more than 1,500 total messages, I decided that if I were to get even more e-mails would never get around to actually cleaning.
Although I have not received an e-mail from her, I could tell you her recommended first step to a clean house. I personally agree it is a good place to start.
Ready …. Start with a shiny sink! Since I thankfully do not have a chrome sink right now, I cannot exactly take her advice literally. For my ivory sink to look shiny, I would have to add LOTS of chemically saturated polish, and that is not what I want to do. But I do think that when my sink is empty and clean, I do feel happier. Going to bed with dishes filled to the rim of my sink is hard for me to do. I do like to follow FlyLady’s general principle, so when I excitedly opened my first box of Norwex supplies last week, I decided that cleaning the sink was the great place to start. (I will admit that before I could clean the sink I did have to load the dishwasher first. Sigh …)
Here is what my sink looked like before I used the Norwex Enviro Cloth.
I am thrilled to announce that I will have a guest blogger for the next few months. Gretchen, my good friend from college, has agreed to review some Norwex products and blog about herr adventures into chemical free cleaning. As you can see from the picture below, Gretchen has a few kids that will help her create some “cleaning challenges” for her to clean up with Norwex. I’m excited to share her first post with you…something of an introduction. I hope you will follow her journey with me, and post any comments below her post.
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Au Natural: Cleanliness Sans Chemicals – Really?
“Natural” brings up many connotations. A few of the many definitions from dictionary.com: existing only in nature, growing without cultivation and even a musical symbol. The one pertaining most to me: #7 “having undergone little or no processing.”
I would say this definitely applies to me as a person. After all, I still have my original hair color. And even all of my original body parts (with the exception of a few teeth pulled due to overcrowding.) Rarely does make-up touch my face.
When it comes to cleaning, this is not exactly the case. I have been known to break out the vinegar and baking soda to aid in scrubbing and cleansing. Apart from that, my favorite cleaning product is probably the disinfecting wipes. This portable cylinder of cloths have been used throughout my house to clean almost everything but my kid’s faces of course.
I love hearing from my Norwex customers whether it is them contacting me with questions, a compliment … or a complaint? I have to admit that it’s very unusual to get complaints.
I recently got a funny “Norwex complaint” from a customer and she graciously agreed to let me share it with all of you. Here goes…
My mom has a complaint with the buffing cloth (aka Norwex Polishing Cloth). She apparently used it a few days ago to clean her window. She got it so clean that she ended up get scared by her reflection – even when it was dark out! She’s not used to having the window so clean. I just thought you may want to know. Maybe they should come with warning labels – “Beware: May cause reflections due to cleanliness!” LOL! Guess if that’s the only complaint you get (your cleaning products actually clean?!), life is good.
Lynn Sunde, Author
The groundhog saw his shadow, which means there are 6 more weeks of winter. This can be agonizing for many individuals; especially with the frozen tundra enhancing weather we have been facing lately! Not only is the weather cold, but also many individuals are finding themselves getting sick. Nothing is worse than the feeling you get when you know you are about to get a bug, all you want to do is stock up on Vitamin C and fight it off!
Store bought hand sanitizers frequently contains a chemical called Triclosan, which can be quite harmful for users. CNN Health has studied the effects of Triclosan and states, “Research has shown that Triclosan can disrupt the endocrine system, amplifying testosterone. In animal studies, it reduced muscle strength. It may also harm the immune system. Whether these findings add up to human toxicity isn’t established yet, but the FDA is currently reviewing the issue.” It is just not logical to purchase a product that doesn’t even disinfect as it says it should.
Luckily, in August of 2013, Norwex came out with a WONDERFUL on-the-go hand cleanser for this exact reason. People often find that “hand sanitizers” of an alcohol base tend to dry out their hands while supposedly killing 99.9% of germs. Norwex Hand Cleanser does not contain harmful chemicals, rather natural products including Aloe and Barbadensis leaf extract. Not only does the Natural Hand Cleanser clean thoroughly on the go, but also moisturizes due to the Aloe Vera! Check it out HERE.
Norwex also just launched the production of their NEW peppermint foam hand soap. Read more about that in an upcoming post or check it out HERE. The peppermint scent is a soothing sensation to calm and relax; yet it is still cleaning your hands! Keep this foam soap in the bathroom and by the sink to stay healthy this winter season.
Instead of fearing the outdoors this continuing winter, enjoy yourselves and don’t fret over the germs. Keep a Norwex Hand Cleanser in your bag for on the go, and wash your hands thoroughly when you get home with the Peppermint Foam Soap. Stay clean and stay healthy!
Barnett, Bob. “Is Hand Sanitizer Toxic?” CNN. Cable News Network, 16 Oct. 2013. Web. <http://www.cnn.com/2013/10/16/health/hand-sanitizer-toxic-upwave/>.
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