State of Hockey or State of Stink?

White Bear HockeyIn the State of Hockey (aka Minnesota), our season is in full swing!  If you’re a hockey mom or dad, you’ve rearranged your schedules to attend every practice, you’ve sharpened the skates, and booked your hotels for the out of town games, but have you prepared for the stink?  Hockey season seems to bring a distinct odor with it.  Don’t worry, Norwex has 3 great products that are going to make your season smell more like Christmas and less like the locker room.

Body Pack: Let’s face it: boys don’t really like to shower.  And girls don’t have much time to when practice ends at 10 P.M.!  Norwex’s body packs will ensure that your kids get clean quickly after the game without even having to step in the shower.  With the body cloths, just simply wet and wipe down, no soap needed.  This will remove all the sweat, oil, and gunk that create blemishes.  These cloths are BacLock, which means they contain micro silver that will self-purify the cloth so it is clean and ready to go for the next practice.

Sportzyme: If your house looks anything like mine, there are sweaty hockey pads laying out to dry after every practice.  By laying them out, you’re really now cleaning them, just making sure that they are dry for the next use.  All that sweat dries up and builds up, progressively getting smellier as the season goes on.  Norwex’s Sportzyme provides a way for your child’s gear to get clean after each use without using any chemicals.  Sportzyme is a totally non-toxic enzyme that breaks organic matter, like sweat and blood, down in to carbon dioxide and water.  Just spray on the equipment after use and let dry. It will do all the work for you! [Read more…]

Norwex Fridge So Fresh – A Young Mom Reviews

403601-fridge-so-freshShe said…”You’ll Never Find my Fridge So Fresh!”  Here’s the story of a young mom who tried out the Norwex Fridge So Fresh for me:

If you came to my house, I bet you would never find my Norwex Fridge So Fresh. As many people know, it can be used for more than just odors in your refrigerator. It can be used for the garbage can, the litter box, a gym locker, etc. It is simple product that knocks out embarrassing problems. I bet you would walk right past and not give a second glance at the location, which is exactly what I am hoping you would do!

Ok, here’s the secret- It’s at the bottom of my diaper pail! I knew you would have never guessed and I’m glad you didn’t go searching for it. Yes, this product has saved my family many smells. When my son came, it became clear pretty quickly that we needed a solution for the stink. I knew the smell was part of the sacrifice in cloth diapering, but why not look for a solution?

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Norwex Products Made Just for Kids

Part 12 in Gretchen’s Journey

For many years, my kids have gotten out of cleaning.  After all, what mom in her right mind would give her young child a bottle of chemicals and say “Squirt Away.”  That has all changed now that I use Norwex products.  Since no chemicals are involved, even younger children can learn how to scrub with a cloth.  While the kids can use the majority of Norwex items, several of the products have been created specifically with kids in mind.

Kids Enviro ClothNorwex Kids Enviro Cloth

This microfiber cloth has the same great features  of the traditional BacLock Enviro Cloth but is only 10X10″ instead of 13″x13″.


Travel Pack Norwex Travel Cloths

For even younger kids,  you may want to consider the four set pack of Enviro Cloths.  At 6×6″, they are perfect for littler hands.  This is also a great option if you want each of your children to have their own color of cloth.  Additionally, you could designate a different color for each space that you want to clean – for example, use only yellow for the bathrooms, use the pink for the kitchen and so on. [Read more…]

Dirty Baseball Socks

Baseball season is upon us, and that means lots of nights out at the local baseball fields watching the boys learn teamwork and how to play the all-American pastime.  This year, our coaches have decided that the boys will play even if it is raining.  Tuesday night we had a great game (our team won!) at one of the local fields.  It was pouring rain the entire time.  My little guy came home soaked to the skin, and with socks covered in mud!

Summertime socks always seem to get especially dirty at our house, and baseball socks seem to be the worst.  What was once white is now brown and dingy looking.

You have a few options when it comes to really dirty socks.

  • You always have the option to drive down to your local store and buy more socks; throwing the disgustingly dirty ones in the trash.  This would be the most costly and least environmentally-friendly solution.
  • Some people tell me that they bleach their socks to keep them white.  I have previously posted some information on the dangers of bleach under Negative Impacts of Bleach, so that is not an option I would recommend either.  It’s hard on the clothes, and not friendly to either your health or the environment.
  • What we do (and what I recommend) is the following…  Take one full scoop of Norwex Ultra Power Plus Laundry Detergent and put it in a bucket of hot water.  Drop the dirty socks into the hot water, and soak them overnight.  The next day you can launder them with a regular load of laundry.  We have had good success with this method.

I love my boys, and I’m thrilled that they get their socks dirty.  Dirty socks mean they are outside being active and exploring the world.  I also love the fact that I know how to get these socks clean the “Norwex way.”

What is your biggest laundry challenge?  I would love to help you tackle it.

My Travel Sized Miracle Cloth

I got this fun testimonial from a really fun hostess!

“My miniature little miracle” aka the Travel Enviro Cloth set

Do you want to clean off that table before you eat out in a restaurant, wipe off a telephone before you use it, wash something greasy on your vehicle window, clean off your steering wheel or wipe off your pets feet when they come in from outside?  Those are just a few things I use this amazing cloth for!

We have designated the “b=blue for b=bathroom” color for the bathroom.  The three boys in my house clean up after themselves by using this to wipe up their little “drips” and “splashes” on the toilet.

We even did a no-no that Suzanne told us not to with it… we used one of them in our painting kit for around the house.  It works absolute wonders to clean off your floor and window moldings after sanding, mudding/taping and painting (of course let the paint dry first).   After were done, we washed it just the same as the others and it came out clean as a whistle!  This little rag has a million uses… my childcare children loved to clean the tables, counters, toys, walls and everything they could get their hands on.  It is an easy, affordable “toy” that will keep them busy for hours!!!!