Having a clean and organized home is one of the ways I am showing self-love this year. You guys know I prefer cloth towels over paper towels to reduce waste and only use non-toxic cleaning products! I recently switched from regular cloth to Microfiber cloth for cleaning after learning about mechanical cleaning through Norwex.
If you are new to the brand, the Norwex Safe Haven 5 bundle is the perfect starter Package. It includes the five most popular Norwex products, that can be used to clean the entire house, and together with water, you can reduce over 80 chemicals in your home.
Mechanical Vs Chemical Cleaning
Mechanical Cleaning- Instead of relying on chemicals, Norwex uses physical power to clean. Norwex Microfiber lifts, grabs, and traps dirt and grime, and can remove 99% of bacteria from the surface using only water.
Chemical Cleaning- chemical-based wipes and cleaners work to sanitize or disinfect but they leave behind a harmful residue.
Norwex Safe Haven 5 Bundle- The Sustainable and Non-toxic Products to Clean Your Entire House
Why I switched to Norwex
- Clean using only water – and still remove 99% of bacteria!
- Zero waste– clothes are reusable and last for years. Many of the Norwex microfiber products are made of 70% recycled materials. This means that anywhere from 2 to 5 plastic bottles are reused in these products when they are manufactured.
- Non-toxic- Microfiber loosens dust, dirt, and debris from the surface and takes it off the surface without the use of chemicals. Using fewer chemicals equates to fewer plastic bottles and better air quality! Also, Norwex Microfiber cloths are OEKO-TEX certified.
- Save time- Norwex cleans faster than chemical leaners – with just water!
- Save money-Norwex looks pricey upfront, but these clothes last forever with little care (scroll down to see how to take care of them) since you can clean using just water and reuse the cloth, again and again, you can save a ton on cleaners and paper towels!
What About Microfiber Pollution?
Microfiber pollution refers to the pieces of plastic – called microplastics – that shed off our microfibers in the laundry, and later emerge in marine and freshwater environments. These microplastics then cause pollution, as well as injury and death to local wildlife and marine life.
Norwex Microfiber is made from polyester and polyamide (both synthetic materials), any breakdown of these materials in the wash can cause it to shed. But here’s some good news! Because Norwex Microfiber is so tightly woven it actually sheds very little.
In fact, testing shows that after 200 washes an EnviroCloth loses only .026 of an ounce. When compared with the weight of the plastic packaging of most typical cleaning products, Norwex Microfiber is a much more sustainable option.
Norwex Safe Haven 5 Bundle
Here are the five products that are included in the Norwex Safe Haven 5 Bundle.
1. Enviro Cloth
This is your “Everything Cloth” that you can use to clean literally every surface in your home with JUST WATER!
How to Use
Fold the cloth so you have eight clean sides.
Use damp for general cleaning and heavily soiled surface. Run it underwater and wring it out tightly and clean the surface. It makes cleaning so EASY! Once done, rinse the cloth and hang dry.
Use dry to attract dust and dirt particles, and to clean up spills.
Where to Use
You can use it anywhere there is dirt and grime, here are a few examples but not limited to these
- Workout equipment
- Car Seat
- Dining Table
- High Chair
- Window Sills
- Stains on carpet and upholstery
- Removing sand from feet and legs
(use dry for this)
- Makeup brushes
- Shopping carts
- Baby Changing station
2. Window Cloth
This is the cloth you use to get a streak-free shine every time!
How to Use
For heavily soiled surfaces, first clean with a wet EnviroCloth, then polish with the Window Cloth.
To clean shiny surfaces, lightly mist with water and polish with a dry Window Cloth.
Where to Use
- Shower Doors
- Stainless steel
Please DO NOT use it on anti-glare surfaces (like cell phones, glasses, computer screens, tv screens, etc). It will remove the antiglare coating. Please use the Norwex Optic Scarf to clean anti-glare surfaces.
3. Cleaning Paste
Elbow grease in a jar! This is the product you need for those tougher cleaning jobs that need more scrubbing power!
How to Use
Swipe a damp EnviroCloth or SpiriSponge across the paste two or three times. Clean the surface then rinse with water. Repeat it until the surface is clean.
A little goes a long way, so this canister will last you a long time. We love to use this to MAVX clean our electric stovetop, our sinks, and ovens, and to remove the permanent marker off the surfaces.
Where to Use
In the bathroom:
- White porcelain sinks
- Glass shower enclosures
- Toilet seat stains
- Polish Faucets
- Remove dried hairspray from floors, heating appliances,
counters & mirrors
- Remove soap scum & hard water build-up
In the kitchen:
- Glass Stovetops
- Greasy mess on the top of stoves and in the
- Coffee stains in coffee pot/mugs
- Stainless steel sink
- Trash can gunk
- Remove stains on non-porous countertops
- Clean pans with burned on the build-up
On your car:
- Car parts
- Clean headlights
- Clean up motorcycles
- Removes paint marks from your car
Around the house:
- Scuffs on floors, walls, baseboards
- White doors and trim
- Grout and tile
- Crayon off wood/walls
- Remove nail polish off surfaces
- Polish silver
- Removes specks from paint, hairspray, and
more on windows, glasses, siding
- Shoes – make the rubber around the bottom
look like new
- Remove permanent marker on wood table or
Please DO NOT use it on brushed stainless steel, nickel, pewter, aluminum, wood, or special coatings.
4. Dusting Mitt
This plush microfiber dusting mitt is unlike any other duster you’ve tried. It attracts and holds dust and allergens in the mitt like a magnet.
How to Use
Just slip it on your hand and dust it!
For heavily soiled surfaces, such as blinds and screens, dampen the mitt.
Where to Use
Use it anywhere where dust collects. Here are a few examples but not limited to these
- Ceiling Fans
- Window Screens
- Dust woodwork
5. Laundry Detergent
The highly concentrated and plant-based powder fights stains and gets your clothes extra clean all without the harmful chemicals like phosphates and other fillers. This is the detergent I also use to wash the Norwex microfiber cloths.
How to Use
Ultra Power Plus Laundry Detergent: I follow the instructions on the packet on how much to use based on the size of the load. If you have a HE machine, you need very less probably a teaspoon per load.
Liquid Laundry Detergent: Just a few pumps is all you need – even less in an HE machine!
Where to use
- HE machine
- Conventional machine
- All fabrics*
- All Water Temperatures
- Degreaser for filters
In a spray bottle diluted with water and use it as an all-purpose cleaner to clean:
- Carpet and/or upholstery
- Soak and clean makeup brushes
- Clean pet messes on hard floors
- Pre-treat stubborn carpet stains
How to Wash and Take Care of your Norwex Cloth
- Between uses, scrub cloth against itself under running water, then wring out tightly & hang to dry.
- To launder, I use the Norwex Ultra Power Plus Laundry Detergent to wash in the washer and air dry it. Norwex Microfibre can be placed in a moderate dryer up to 60°C.Follow these rules when washing in the washing machine:
A. Do not use bleach, fabric softener, or dryer sheets when laundering microfibres as these additives coat the surface of the fibers and reduce the microfibre’s ability to clean effectively.
B. Do not launder with linty loads, such as terry towels.
- For deep stubborn stains or odors, Norwex Microfibre can be boiled for 2-3 minutes to allow fibers to swell and release the debris.
- Do not use Norwex Microfibre on hot surfaces or cookware
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