Last year, I was introduced to Norwex Cleaning Products. To be perfectly honest, it has changed my cleaning life making it simplier, faster, and surprisingly cleaner. I have been asked a lot recently about our experiences with other products since I wrote my Honest Norwex Review on their cloths. The short answer: Some products work like magic and I will probably never use anything else, but there have also been a few let downs. So today, I thought I would share our top 5 best norwex products and why.
As with all my reviews, I am not affiliated with Norwex in any way. I just write these to help others decide, and share a bit of the love of what has worked for me to make my life simplier, cleaner, and with less work. While I highly recommend purchasing from your own consultant, I do have a consultant with an online store if you don’t. You can shop with her here, and it is much cheaper than Amazon. (If you found this useful, you could use Rachel’s Spring Cleaning Party for your order, and I might earn a bag of laundry detergent some day.)
If you could buy only one product to simplify cleaning your home, the Norwex Window Cloth would be the one. I have never found anything that removes streaks, waterspots, and fingerprints from windows with such ease. Even with car windows in the sun, this cloth leaves no streaks! I use it to clean faucets, glass shower doors, and make vases sparkling clean.
Now I do want to add one thing. This cloth is designed to be used dry, after you have wiped down the area with water via a sponge or cloth. I had a friend who could not figure out why her window cloth wasn’t working. Turns out she was pre-washing her windows with a cleaner that was leaving a residue. It took a few cleanings with water to get through all that residue, but she ditched the cleaner after realizing the problem.
Fact: If dog hair gets on your clothes or couches, this is the best cleaning item I have ever used – by miles.
Our home consists of dark hardwood floors and dark grey couches. Guess what color dogs are? Yep, Snow White! Our sweet American Bulldog mix also shed worse than a German Shepherd. It was so bad, I spent the extra $$$ on a rhoomba in the hopes of keeping up with the dog hair. While that helped, keeping the dog hair off the couches was a nightmare.
However, this rubber brush has worked miracles. It brushes the hair away pretty easily. In fact, much MUCH easier than all of our vacuum attachments. Cleaning the sofa is still a fairly large job, but after using the rubber brush, it probably took a 1/3 of the time it used to.
But that’s not all! This brush is great for wool coats, cleaning dirt off floor mops, crumbs on car seats, the corners of carpeted stairs or bath mats that can’t be vacuumed, and tons of other places. Check it out! You won’t regret it if you have pets!
Admittedly, dusting is not something that I find exciting, but I do love this little dusting mitt, even though I could see some improvements. I used to use swiffers and I shudder to think of all the money I wasted. This mitt does a much better job of grabbing even the finest dust with ease. And it really sticks to the microfiber until wash day. I also love that there is a kid sized mitt, because I just hand it off to my son and he actually likes dusting!
However, I do have one gripe about it. The edging around the mitt can make it a bit more difficult to get into corners and tight spaces (like under the playstation without moving it). Even with that, I wouldn’t trade it for the world.
This is the laundry detergent everyone in my neighborhood has been raving about. I have not yet met anyone who isn’t a huge fan. While it can seem pricey, I only use about 1 tbsp for an extra large load, so a little goes a very long way. Also, it works! I am here to say that the clothes are noticeably cleaner, and my husband’s white shirts are lasting much longer without armpit yellowing (gross, I know, but everyone sweats.) Also, if you are health conscious or sensitive to dyes and perfumes, this laundry detergent has no perfumes, artificial brighteners, sulfates, phosphates, or fillers. No yucky stuff!
In fact, my last order was for 6 bags, to save on shipping. That should last me more than a year, and we do 10 loads a week.
This little wiping towel is so unassuming. It’s just a towel, right? If you haven’t read my full review of the norwex towels, I go in depth why I like it so much. I clean every surface of the bathroom, kitchen, small messes- almost everything! No more carrying a bunch of cleaners around to do the house. However, my favorite aspect of these towels is that they don’t get that dirty towel smell that my old kitchen rags used to!
Honorable Mentions and What I Wouldn’t Buy Again
To be honest, it was very difficult to widdle down the list to my Top 5, because there are so many great products and uses that I have found. So here are my honorable mentions, which are honestly fabulous.
Descaler – Anyone who has super hard water, knows that descalers are irritating, odorous, caustic products. Using them in enclosed areas like showers is really bad for you. However, Norwex descaler actually works great and it doesn’t have horrible fumes. My parents live on a limestone shelf with well water, which means they have the worst case of hard water possible and the scale is ridiculous. My mom LOVES this stuff.
Timeless Rescue Gel– Although Norwex is primarily for cleaning, this little gem is awesome. It works very well on tired muscles like shoulders, but I thought the “calming effect” it had on me was more a placebo thing until I heard other friends say the same thing. A friend of mine uses it all the time to help with her arthritic knee, when nothing else had worked. It does have a heavy scent of menthol though.
Facial Towels– I have to admit these towels are pretty impressive. I actually feel like my oily skin is cleaner and fresher after using them. Moisurizer and creams seem to work better now and get deeper into pores. I also have friends who swear their acne is better. Some people like the makeup remover towel better, but I personally prefer the baby microfiber.
As you can see, there are quite a few items I love and recommend. However, truth be told, there are a few items that I have purchased from Norwex that I didn’t find them as useful for the price. While I wouldn’t call anything I have purchased bad, I just didn’t find the value for the price or I found cheaper alternatives. For example, I wasn’t impressed by the kitchen towels. Other than drying dishes, I couldn’t find any use for them that the envirocloth wasn’t better at. The kitchen towels are far too expensive to only be used for drying dishes. Secondly, I wouldn’t purchase the eye cream. This was quite a risk for me since I knew no one who had used it, and wierder, I couldn’t figure out an ingredient list. The eye cream really had no effect for me, plus it left my eyes oddly greasy looking. I will stick to my normal moisturizer and this face cream. The last thing I would skip is the Optic Cloth. Although it is high quality, I use these less expensive cloths here for cleaning lenses, screens, and such that work just as well for half the price per cloth.
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