Journey 171: Norwex

Today’s adventure was in the category of first things. I had not heard of this Norwegian company until my sister Linda invited me to a Norwex Party at her house this evening. When she told me Norwex promotes cleaning without the use of chemicals, I was intrigued.


The party was fun and informational. Distributor Rachel Mayfield from Chetopa KS showed product and demonstrated how Norwex Microfiber cleans using only water, and without the addition of chemical laden cleansers. The backbone of the company, the EnviroCloth, cleans everything. Used dry, the cloth, loaded with microfibers 1/200th the size of a strand of human hair, picks up and holds the smallest particles, creating a clean surface with no chemical residue. Adding water to the cloth enables the microfibers to loosen and lift dirt and debris and hold it in the cloth.

The cloths are available for general cleaning and personal care for face and body, and all without adding cleansers or soap. The material is infused with micro-silver, which has self-purification properties that prevent mold, fungi, bacteria and odors. The EnviroCloths and body and face cloths can be washed every two or three weeks and allowed to air dry. Care is that simple.

I was impressed with the products. I have the desire to live more green and chemical free. I researched the company after the party and discovered that Norwex began in 1994 in Eidsvoll, Norway, with a little red microfiber cloth. The cloth’s ability to clean bugs from a windshield sparked a vision in founder Bjorn Nicolaisen and Norwex was born.

norwex plus water

In the past 20 years, millions of customers have embraced cleaning using only Norwex Microfiber and water. It is less expensive and safer than using chemically based cleansers. Norwex promotes healthier living and a healthier, sustainable environment. Their global mission statement is: Improving quality of life by radically reducing chemicals in our homes.

The company’s intentions for the future are:

* To create millions of safe havens at home and around the globe

* To raise awareness and educate about chemicals and our environmental challenges

* To ask everyone to make small conscious choices to improve our planet

I’m excited about what I learned tonight about this company. And to back my excitement and show my support for lessening chemicals in my home, I purchased basic Norwex supplies to give them a try. In the spirit of adventure, and for the good of my health and home and the environment, I’ll test these products and give a report later. Thanks Linda and Rachel for the introduction to a new way of cleaning. I’m all about shifting and learning and change.

norwex Rachel

2 Replies to “Journey 171: Norwex”

  1. I have been using Norwex for over three years, and have been a part of the Norwex family as a consultant for about two years. I am excited to hear about your experience with the products you ordered, and hope you have as much success as I have! The Enviro Cloth, Polishing Cloth and Dusting mitt, alone, have saved me over $100 a year on cleaning supplies/paper towels (I have had the same set I started with three years ago, and they still work like a charm)! Not to mention the time and health I have been saving as well… 🙂

    Good luck with your trial and happy cleaning!


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