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An Honest Review of Norwex Cleaning Supplies: Too Good to be True?

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This post gives an honest, unbiased review for Norwex cleaning supplies from a naturally-minded mom. (Not a Norwex rep!)

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I have spent at least eleventy billion hours cleaning my house thus far.

Okay, that’s a total lie. If that were true it would be a heck of a lot more sparkling clean around here. Half that number, then half it again, then – oh never mind.

Let’s just say that while I love a clean and sparkling house, the actual scrub-a-dub-dub doesn’t set my heart a-flutter. You feel me?

That’s why the cleaning tools that I use (when I use them, ahem) need to be top-notch. No messing around with sub-par stuff that takes longer and doesn’t work as well, thus requiring me to clean *more* often. Ain’t nobody got time for that amirite?!

Messy house whining aside, when it comes down to it – we all have to clean sooner or later. Some sooner, some later, but that’s beside the point. And you probably want to do it with as few toxic chemicals as possible. (Read more about the ingredients in conventional cleaning supplies here.)

More ways to avoid toxins: in your drinking water (Hidden Toxins in Your Drinking Water), in your cleaning supplies (“Check out my unbiased norwex review“), in your body care items (how to find a natural deodorant that works), in your menstrual supplies (Guide to Reusable Menstrual Supplies) and in the summer (3 Toxins to Avoid This Summer (& What to Use Instead))

Detoxing your cleaning supplies is one of the easiest baby steps to take toward a more natural, toxin-free lifestyle, and may I just say: Norwex is my ultimate favorite non-toxic cleaning product. I have happily used several Norwex products for nine years now, so writing this post was a total no-brainer.

Note: I’m not a Norwex rep, and have never been one. I’m just a satisfied customer and a naturally-minded mom who wants natural products that actually work. This was originally a review post that was sponsored by a Norwex rep friend, but she has since closed up shop, so I’ve added some amazon affiliate links for Norwex products below, as well as a few to a well-reviewed competitor so that you can check out both.

Why is Norwex Better?

After hours of research and many years of personal experience in using Norwex products – I believe Norwex is the best quality natural cleaning product on the market right now (with one possible competitor – see below).

Here are some key reasons I love my Norwex cleaning supplies with the fiery passion of a thousand lovers (or something along those lines…)

1. Norwex Products are Anti-Bacterial

The basic premise is that the incredible quality of the microfiber picks up even the tiniest particles and organisms when it’s wet, including germs, which are then rinsed down the drain when you rinse the cloth out. The cloth then disinfects itself naturally while it dries and awaits your next use.

There are two factors here that relate to the anti-bacterial claims.

A) Significantly Higher-Quality Microfibre

Average store-bought microfibre cloths are probably an average of around 1/16th the width of a human hair, whereas Norwex microfibre is 1/200th. This effectively means that Norwex cloths are far superior at grabbing up dirt and germs that you can’t even see – leaving the surface cleaner than the alternative.

Norwex cleaning method illustration in diagram form

B) Embedded Silver (aka “BacLock”)

Many Norwex products are also labeled “BacLock”, which means that they contain a silver-based agent embedded into the tiny microfibres of the cloth.

Silver is a naturally anti-bacterial agent. According to this study: “the antibacterial activity of silver has long been known and has found a variety of applications because its toxicity to human cells is considerably lower than to bacteria.”

Side note: I use colloidal silver on occasion for medicinal purposes, and have been very successful with it. I especially like the spray for sore throats. This study found that silver has antiviral properties.

The silver in the cloth is not meant to disinfect the surface (a common misconception) but rather it’s designed to inhibit bacterial growth, mold, and mildew in the cloth itself as it dries over a 24-hour period.

Note: It’s still recommended to launder it after especially heavy-duty uses, like raw meat juices on the counter, or cleaning the toilet, but for regular everyday use you can simply rinse it well and hang to dry. I love not having to throw my kitchen cloth in the wash every time I use it.

With regular cloths I only let them go about half a day before throwing them in the laundry. With my Norwex kitchen cloth, I wait more like 3-5 days.

norwex cleaning paste and window and body cloths on a wooden surface

2. Norwex Actually Cleans Better Than the Alternatives – Natural or Not!

This is perhaps the best part of all. Once I started using a norwex window cloth, I refused to use anything else on all of my stainless steel and glass. It’s absolutely incredible. I honestly wouldn’t have imagined the difference it would make, but it really, really does.

I clean my stainless steel faucet with a regular ol’ cloth + homemade cleaning spray… and it’s clean (with more scrubbing), but full of streaks and smudgy spots. The Norwex window cloth makes it as flawlessly shiny as when it was brand new. No kidding.

And since shiny things are my favorite, the window cloth is my BFF. It does the same for mirrors and other glass. It impresses the heck right outta me. Dare I say: it *almost* makes cleaning legitimately fun.

Check out this photo I posted on Instagram a while ago to show my glass shower, cleaned with my Norwex window cloth.

On the left = gross soap scum, and on the right = the CLOSED shower door that I had just cleaned with just my wet Norwex window cloth. Amazing, right?!

glass shower wall and door half with soap scum, and half cleaned with norwex window cloth

3. Norwex is Actually Cheaper in the Long Run

With Norwex, I would advise to prepare for sticker shock, but also – in my normally-very-frugal opinion, the Norwex cloths are actually worth the money because they last so long and are total workhorses in their efficiency.

You should also know that Norwex is no cheap dollar store microfiber. Cheaply made microfiber cannot compare – I’ve used them, and thrown it in the back of my closet never to see the light of day again. They’re a clearly superior product to anyone who tries them.

My enviro cloths and window cloth that I bought nine years ago (a 4-pack of the travel sized cloths in order to save money back then!) are still going strong, and I still favor them over all other cleaning supplies. I figure they’ve probably saved me a ton of time and money by now simply by being so much more efficient than other options, and lasting this long without wearing out. (I’ve since added a couple more cloths to my collection so that I can keep them in different spots in the house.)

Plus – think of all of the disposable cloths, towels, and sprays that people buy… I haven’t bought that stuff in years other than some toilet bowl cleaner!

pink norwex scrub mitt on a stack of other norwex cloths

4. Norwex Makes Cleaning Simple and Easy

Norwex products are completely free of harmful chemicals, yet you can use them with only water for maximum efficacy! In fact, soap can clog the fibers, so it’s recommended to stick with water.

Because they’re free of the toxic chemicals found in conventional (and some so-called “natural” or “organic”) cleaners (check out this article at the EWG for info on the lack of transparency in labeling on cleaning and personal care products), they are totally perfect for anyone that has allergies or chemical sensitivities. Or, you know, lungs.

I don’t know about you, but I don’t especially want to breathe in more toxic chemicals that what’s already around me in items I can’t avoid – like furniture, product packaging, and more. Also, in case you haven’t already – you can check out the safety rating on your favorite cleaning products at the Environmental Working Group’s database here.

I also LOVE that I can just wet it and go. No hauling out an assortment of cleaning scrubs and sprays – just wetting it provides enough ‘oomph’ to the cloth to clean almost any mess. (I do have one small jar of their cleaning paste that I use and love for tough jobs.)

And of course, the fact that I can clean pretty well my whole house with just a few cloths or scub mitts is pretty amazing. I love the simplicity of this system!

Which Norwex Products are Best?

In case I haven’t made myself clear yet: I honestly love Norwex.

  • Enviro Cloth (I have several, and keep them in different rooms for quick usage!)
  • Kitchen Cloth (I adore the thickness of this cloth, and the deep grooves that easily scrub away tough kitchen messes. I use it every day.)
  • Dusting Mitt (absolutely perfect for my kids to use – they think it’s great fun, and it actually picks up dust amazingly well with ease.)
  • Bathroom Scrub Mitt (cleaning the tub is so easy with this mitt. This thing has serious scrubbing power.
  • Cleaning Paste (I use this stuff only when my regular Norwex cloths fail me… so, rarely. And it only takes a small bit. But it’s great to get the tough spots that you figure were a lost cause – like toddler art on your walls.)

Is Norwex an MLM?

Yes, Norwex’s business structure is that of a multi-level marketing company. This is not the same as a pyramid scheme – those are illegal. An MLM is a company like Tupperware or Pampered Chef (or hundreds of others) where the sales reps sell to you directly and get a commission (some MLM companies also allow you to buy directly from the website or amazon, but many do not), but they have the most earning potential by recruiting others under them to join as sales reps. Each rep tries to recruit more people, hence the “multi-level” marketing.

Lots of people have criticisms of the MLM model, and honestly – I agree with some of them. I think that the prices of most MLM products are inflated, and that’s usually because there are a lot of people needing to get paid in the pipeline. With non-MLM companies, you’re not paying a sales rep, so prices can be lower. MLMs will claim that their product is superior, but that’s not always true. Many MLMs offer an excellent product – like Norwex – but they’re not necessarily the only ones doing so. Which leads me to…

Are There Comparable Alternatives to Norwex?

Personally, I’m a huge fan of my Norwex products that I’ve been happily been using for years. I’ve raved about them to family and friends, and because they’re so well-made and durable, I haven’t had the opportunity/need to try any other brands (other than the dollar-store cloths, which were a mistake).

However – I did some research on alternatives to Norwex, and one brand was mentioned by numerous different sources as being comparable in quality, but lower in price, and it’s called eCloth.

I have not actually used any of their products, but based on their excellent reviews and comparable claims, I wanted to let you know about them. They’re a lower-priced option you might want to try if Norwex is out of your budget. If I ever try them myself (if my Norwex cloths ever wear out!) then I’ll be sure to come back here and update with my opinion.

Whatever you use to clean your home, consider investing in some good-quality tools to do it. You don’t need to spend extra time and frustration on cleaning. Clean less, enjoy life more!

Don’t miss my Spring Cleaning Checklist: The Ultimate Guide for Busy Families!

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2. Chang, Te-Wen, Weinstein, Louis. “In Vitro Activity of Silver Sulfadiazine against Herpesvirus hominis.” The Journal of Infectious Diseases, vol. 132, Issue 1 (1975)


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Norwex for House Cleaners

Norwex for House Cleaners

Ever wonder if House Cleaners would be able to actually clean a house from top-to-bottom with Norwex? The answer is a resounding ‘Yes!’ Norwex is the BEST choice for House Cleaners. My fellow Canadian consultant Crystal Moore has spent time professionally cleaning houses. Her top choice was Norwex. What she discovered and loved the most was how much time she saved using Norwex! And of course, she was able to use green cleaners that actually worked.

Whether you clean houses for a living, and are looking to add Norwex to your routine, or you’re wondering if you can clean your own house with just Norwex, Crystal has shared with me what she brings with her to do a top-to-bottom clean, so you can see for yourself that it can be done!


Enviro Cloth and Window Cloth


Being so versatile, and so easy to use, these are the MUST have items for your cleaning bag. You can walk around the house with a damp Enviro Cloth, wiping down doorknobs, fingerprints on walls, stainless steel appliances, smudge marks on windows and mirrors, bathroom sinks and toilets with these. This cloth picks up grease, grime, germs and dirt with just water (it can remove up to 99% of bacteria from the surface)! Have a stash of different colors, that are used for different purposes (ie. blue is general purpose, pink is sinks and mirrors, green is toilets, etc).

Use your Window cloth to polish appliances, windows, mirrors, glass surfaces and glossy furniture after cleaning them with the Enviro.

Dusting Mitt

This makes it easy to zip around and dust every surface.  It uses static electricity to attract dust to it. On really dark furniture,  get it slightly damp for an even more effective dust. Shake it outside like a polaroid picture every few rooms to get rid of the excess dust. This thing even gets the black dust from wood stoves! This is very effective for wiping down hardwood stairs too. Ever use one of those swifter-duster thingy’s? Those things are a waste of money people (sorry if you use them, ha!). You can get some with fragrance in them. Oh. man. Hello, asthma!

Cleaning Paste

Every glass-top stove needs the cleaning paste (with the Spirisponge of course, followed by an Envirocloth wipe and Window cloth polish) to leave an impressive gleam behind. You can use this paste with an Envirocloth to wipe off scuff marks from a wall. Use it on tubs and glass shower doors that have a lot of hard water build up. Scrub up kitchen sinks. Great for cleaning up grout too! Like it says in the Cleaning Paste review, it’s elbow grease in a jar.  {How are you living without this stuff?}


These little guys are the secret to leaving things shiny! Kitchen and bathroom faucets, kitchen sinks, etc (as long as they’re not brushed nickel or brushed steel). Removes rust. Picks up sticky-stuck-on stuff from kitchen counters and floors. Hard water build up from drips that people have NEVER been able to get rid of. Gooey build-up around the edge of a sink. Just rub gently (unless it’s tile floor or grout), as it can scratch surfaces. And avoid using in plastic lined tubs, as it will scratch these for sure.


Note that the bottle of Blue Diamond Cleaner has now been renamed ‘Bathroom Cleaner.’

Bathroom Cleaner (formerly known as Blue Diamond Cleaner)

This stuff is so effective in a shower, especially when paired with a Spirisponge on any collection of hard water, whether it’s on tile, tub, the faucet or the glass doors (*Rant: Crystal hates glass door showers and would have probably quit if it wasn’t for the Bathroom Cleaner, which actually helped her get anywhere with them!). Have a spray bottle of this, diluted with water, in your bag. To use, spray on the surface, leave for ten minutes, then wipe or rinse clean. You can squirt the Bathroom Cleaner, full strength, in the toilet bowl too (and you only need a little). This is a cleaner that is SAFE and gentle on your body, lungs and the water system!


The Mop

Last, but not least, the mop.  The beautiful, wonderful, versatile, adjustable, money-saving, life-made-easy, Norwex mop.  Use the dry mop pad on hardwood floors to pick up dust and animal hair, as well as get under couches and beds.  Use the rubber brush to wipe all the dust and dirt in the garbage can, then switch to the wet mop pad.  Some houses are really soiled, so take the wet pad off after a few rooms, rub it under running water to clean it up a bit, give it a good squeeze, then tackle the next dirty room with it. Other houses may not have super soiled floors, but it begins to dry after a few rooms, so spray it with water to dampen it again.  Switch to the Tile Mop pad on the tile floors for extra scrubbing power, as the wet pad doesn’t work so great on tile.

What about if you clean more than one house in a day? Give all of your cloths and mop pads a good rub and rinse after your clean, before moving on to the next house. And have extra Enviro cloths too, that you save for the next house.

When you come home:  Throw all of your cloths and mop pads in my washing machine, using hot water and the Norwex Ultra Power Plus laundry detergent. Then toss them in the dryer, plop them in your bags when they’re done, and you’re ready for tomorrow! Since house cleaners will use their Norwex products SO frequently, give them a deep clean once in a while for good maintenance.

Here’s an ‘inside look’ into Crystal’s cleaning bag (from another direct selling company called Thirty-One. Isn’t it so cute?! It’s like it was made for this very purpose!)

Norwex_Cleaning_Bag_DuskThe orange and yellow plastic tubs in the bag are handy for holding wet or dirty Enviro cloths, damp sponges and gloves. Crystal says that Toms are her must-have indoor shoes for cleaning. They prevent dirt from sticking to your socks (at the really dirty houses), make cleaning more comfortable, and double as great dancing shoes!

Sometimes, she’ll wear an apron with pockets to stash her Spirisponges and Window cloth, as she’s zipping around the house.

She mainly wears the apron when she’s alone though, as it assists with dancing and singing loudly to the music she cranks at the empty houses.

spring cleaning windows with norwex and a cute apron

“Oh, so that’s what my cleaning lady does when I’m not there!” And yes, she told me that people have come home to her crooning before. They were more embarrassed than her though, and those clients now ring their own doorbell before then come home. ;o)

Happy Cleaning!

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by Suzanne Holt

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Washing Norwex Microfiber

I get MANY emails from customers asking varied questions on the same theme, “How to do I wash my Norwex microfiber?”.  Norwex has its own, certified laundering rules, but these instructions are quite short and to the point, and not fully comprehensive.

So for those of you who need a little more, I’ve also written up a “Suzanne’s Instructions for Washing Norwex Microfiber” list, that is casual, detailed, and rambling…

… hopefully it is helpful.

But first, the official rules:

Official Norwex Washing Instructions:

All Norwex microfiber is guaranteed for 500 washes.  If you follow these washing steps you will get many happy years of use from your cloths and mops.

All Norwex microfiber cloths and mop pads NEED to be washed in your washing machine with low lint items (like sheets, t-shirts & jeans).  You CAN use cold water, but hot water is recommended.  The heat causes the fibers to open and allows for better release of the dirt and grease.

  • Any detergent (without bleach)
  • NO FABRIC SOFTENER or dryer sheets

Norwex microfiber CAN be dried in the dryer – the hot setting is the best.

Washing Norwex Microfiber

Suzannes’s (unofficial) Instructions for Washing Norwex Microfiber!


Please remember that these suggestions are MINE (Suzanne’s), based on the general recommendations from Norwex and my own personal experience with the Norwex microfiber.  They’re not set in stone. I have no idea what you’ve been cleaning or how frequently. This is the method that works for me.

How (& When) to Wash Norwex Microfiber

NOTE: These suggestions apply to the Norwex microfiber cleaning cloths, face clothes and mop heads.

1.  If you’ve used your Norwex Microfiber for LIGHT CLEANING JOBS…. 

… like wiping your kitchen counters, your stove top, light switches, outside of cupboards & appliances, etc.  You should hand wash your cloth in warm running water with a bit of dish soap.  You need to make sure that you give it a REALLY good rinse, ensuring that all the soap is completely rinsed out of the cloth.  The rinsing is especially important for Norwex cloths with silver in them, as soap residue will coat the silver making it ineffective at killing the bacteria in the cloth.  Hang to dry in between uses.

2.  If you use the Norwex Face Cloths (either the Body Pack Cloths or the Makeup Removal Cloths)…

…after each use (in between proper laundering) rinse your face cloth under warm running water and a little dish soap (making sure to RINSE WELL), and let it hang to dry in between uses.  The Face cloths should be properly laundered once a week or more often.

3.  For your Norwex Kitchen Cloths…

I find I can only use my kitchen cloths for 2-3 days or they will begin to smell, so they get laundered more frequently.  At the end of each day, I give my dish cloth a good hand wash with a bit of dish soap, under warm running water (hot is even better), then hang it to dry until the following morning.

4.  If you’ve used your Norwex microfiber to clean areas with a high levels of bacteria…

….like for the toilet, floor around the toilet, garbage containers, to clean raw meat prep area, etc., YOU NEED TO WASH IT IN THE WASHING MACHINE with hot water before using it again for another job!  Yes, even the Norwex cloths with silver in them MUST be washed.  Just for good measure however, I always give my cloth a little rinse under warm running water & dish soap, and hang it over the edge of the laundry hamper to dry if I can’t get it in the washing machine right away (it could be days before it makes it to the washing machine in this house).

5.  If you’ve used your Norwex Dusting Mitt or cloths for dusting…

… just give it a good shake (outside), or hit them against your deck railing (as I always do), and you’re good to go again.  I only launder my Dusting Mitt once a month at the most, but more realistically, every couple months.  However, if you, or someone in your house suffers from dust allergies, I would recommend washing your Dusting Mitt (or cloth) after each use rather than waiting.

6.  If your Norwex cloths get stinky and smelly…

there IS a way to get them smelling fresh again… do not despair!  Contrary to popular Norwex mythology, boiling your cloths DOESN’T WORK to remove the stink, and I have found that boiling them changes their texture… they will feel “slimy” even when they’re dry.  The VERY best method for removing the smell from your Norwex microfiber is to DEEP CLEAN THEM.  (As explained in my blog post, deep cleaning involves washing/soaking your Norwex cloths in a sink or bucket of VERY hot water (previously boiled) with a high concentration of easily dissolve-able laundry detergent – I recommend and use the Norwex Laundry Detergent.

7.  Your Norwex microfiber cloths may start to look really dirty and stained. 

This is, unfortunately, unavoidable.  Norwex microfiber is great at picking up, and holding onto dirt and grease, and over time they will stain, and start to look well used.  The good news is that HOT water opens up the fibers, and with laundry detergent, more dirt and grease can be released from the fibers.  So again, I recommend deep cleaning your cloths.  They will not look new again, but they will look better!

8.  In my personal opinion, your Norwex Microfiber should be properly laundered AT LEAST once a week. 

  • HOT water is best, as it opens the fibers to help release trapped dirt and bacteria.
  • wash them with NO LINT items like sheets, jeans or T-shirts.  Do not add your cat hair covered blanket to this load, or your Norwex microfiber will be COVERED in it.

9.  Ideally, you should use a small amount of laundry detergent that dissolves easily and is filler free, when laundering your Norwex microfiber. 

This is especially true of the BacLock™ cloths (microfiber with silver in them), since it’s necessary that the fibers not be coated after it’s been washed.  You want ALL the detergent to completely rinse out of the cloth.  If you’re looking for a good laundry detergent without fillers, is highly concentrated, dissolves easily, and rinses out fully, the Norwex Laundry Detergent is my favorite pick!  If you don’t want to purchase the Norwex detergent, just look on one of the many cloth diapering websites, and you’ll easily find another brand that meets these criteria.  All of thatbeing said, you can use ANY detergent as long as it does not contain bleach or fabric softener.

10.  You CAN dry your Norwex microfiber in the dryer – the hotter the setting, the better.

11.  DO NOT use bleach or fabric softener/dryer sheets.

Bleach degrades the fibers, and fabric softener/dryer sheets leave a yucky coating over the fibers.  However, DON’T PANIC if you accidentally wash your Norwex clothes with bleach, fabric softener or throw it in the dryer with a dryer sheet.  You haven’t ruined your cloth.  It may not work as well the next time you use it, but over the next few launderings, the fabric softener will wash out of your cloth.

 12.  DO NOT leave your Norwex microfiber in a wet heap on your counter, or the floor, or in your dirty laundry hamper while waiting to be laundered. 

This is one mistake that will DEFINITELY make your Norwex cloths STINK!  Your cloths need to dry in order to halt bacteria growth within the cloth.  Bacteria thrive and multiply in warm, moist environments, and your wet Norwex cloth bundle is a perfect petri dish for bacteria to grow, grow, GROW!   Yes, there is silver in most of the Norwex cloths, but if the bacteria is growing at a faster rate than the silver can kill it, your cloth will be over-run with bacteria, and you will lose the battle against “the Stink”.

I would really love to hear if you have any stories, questions or helpful advice about how to take care of your Norwex microfiber.  Oh, and if you know other people who might find these instructiions helpful, “share the knowledge” by clicking the little share buttons below!


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by Suzanne Holt

Mechanical vs. Chemical Cleaning

Safe Natural Cleaning Products | Thieves & Norwex

This post should answer your questions about whether you can use Thieves Household Cleaner & Norwex cloths together! Because YES YOU CAN! 

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As I started researching cleaning and how to clean and cleaning faster and systems of cleaning in order to fire my cleaning lady, make cleaning easier and cheaper and safer, I found that having a system works. I read a bunch of “how to clean” books and they all had this caddy that you carry around with all of your tools and cleaning supplies. BUT I FOUND A MUCH SIMPLER WAY. All I needed was ONE BOTTLE OF 88 CENT CLEANER. AND TWO CLOTHS.


All I need is ONE cleaner to clean ALL. THE. THINGS. Everything. Seriously. That’s all. (And I use it as my stain remover too.) Can you believe it?

Thieves Household Cleaner or get Sal Suds and make a recipe like you can find here.

Thieves Household Cleaner is safe and nontoxic. It is plant-based. It smells great without the smells being dangerous chemical fragrance. It’s fabulous. It’s simple. And, it’s cheap. And….it’s all I use for everything. 

Sal Suds smells like pine and is simply fabulous.


Along with that bottle, I have my favorite microfiber cloths. I have #1 AN ENVIRO CLOTH and #2 A WINDOW (POLISHING) CLOTH. And that cleans 97% of my entire home. Just those and that’s all. The Thieves Household Cleaner wets the surfaces and makes everything smell nice. The Enviro Cloth picks up dirt and grime. The window cloth polishes all surfaces but is especially for windows and mirrors and stainless steel.

That’s all folks. It’s really that simple.


NOPE! I have done tons of research on this because I get the question all the time.

  • Thieves Household Cleaner is not a soap per say so it will not “gunk” up the cloths.
  • Essential Oils, in general, are also okay to use with Norwex.
  • I have been doing it for years and the only reason my cloths get gunky is my own fault if I don’t rinse them out enough!
  • Some have mentioned they think it’s a waste of Thieves Household Cleaner to spray it and then wipe it up. I disagree. I like to spray my surfaces and let them sit and then come back and wipe them. I also like the smell. It’s under $1 a bottle for Thieves Household Cleaner so it’s not a waste.

If you don’t have anyone who has introduced you to Young Living Essential Oils, I would love for you to join our team and learn with us!




I started my first blog in 2008. People were always trying to get me to sell something and there was nothing that I felt like truly aligned with my “brand” and what I believe…until Norwex. Norwex is the first company I partnered with and I still love them. It’s been about four years now and I still love them.

I still had chemicals in my house to clean before Norwex because I just didn’t know another way.
I would spend hours reading on and other natural blogs to make my own and buy cleaning products that were safe.
It was exhausting and it didn’t work well.  I didn’t have a good system.


With Norwex you clean with only water. Yep! You heard that right! TWO cloths. One wet. One dry. And you’re done.

I like to add my Thieves Household Cleaner because it fights more germs and it smells so nice!


  1. The Enviro Cloth (the cleans everything cloth because it really does clean everything.)
  2. The Window Cloth (also called the “magic” cloth or the polishing cloth. it cleans windows spotlessly without chemicals)


  • IT IS SAFER. There are no chemicals. Just add water.
  • IT CLEANS BETTER. Because of the amount of fibers in Norwex Microfiber cloths it picks up MORE dirt into the cloth. It can actually be drying to skin because it is so efficient at removing oils.
  • IT’S FASTER.  Gone are the days of toting around a huge container or cleaners and running back and forth to get more. Seriously. Two cloths. One wet. One dry. That is all. And you’re done. 


  • I replaced my chemical cleaners with antibacterial cloths.
  • MY CHILDREN CAN HELP. I can let my children help me clean with Norwex. Nothing will spray in their eyes…not even a safe cleaner like alcohol or vinegar should be sprayed in the eyes. But I can give my toddler a spray bottle with water and a Norwex Enviro Cloth or Norwex Window Cloth and they will have a blast and clean the windows and doors and floors for me. The only risk I see is that they spray so much water they slip and fall. So we have to watch out for that on tile.


  • Norwex doesn’t use any chemicals to clean.
  • Norwex enviro cloths are the best microfiber you can find so the tight weave picks up more of the dirt.
  • Then, because the cloths have silver in them, they are able to become antibacterial after each use when wet.
  • You can clean 95% or more of your home with TWO CLOTHS. That’s it. TWO CLOTHS and WATER.
  • Because of the antibacterial qualities and the high quality of microfiber, they don’t need to be washed as often as you would need to wash another cleaning cloth. Once a week washing recommended.


It’s super simple. You just spray the window, mirror or surface. You can use a water bottle, your Thieves Spray Bottle, or a wet Enviro Cloth. Then, you use your DRY WINDOW CLOTH to dry off the surface. Your surface will be smoothe and clear!


Norwex is totally not a scam. I love Norwex. I bought some e-cloths to try and see if they were as good as Norwex. I did not like them as much at all! They were not the same. The window cloth was a different material and it was not the same to me at all. I always reach for and prefer my Norwex!

green cleaning that actually works


This video really sold me on the product actually being antibacterial and more than just another microfiber cloth….


    • I talk a lot about simplicity and how simplifying routines & systems clears the mind for more important things.

I love this product. Love it. And use it. And I tell anyone I can about it. It’s that great. 

Norwex microfiber cleans better



  • Norwex Enviro Cloth or Norwex Enviro Cloth with NEW COLORS.
  • Norwex Window Cloth (start with these two. I added the dusting mitt with my first purchase and I started with the Household Package.)
  • Norwex Detergent to wash all your laundry. or just your cloths. or just your cloths and your whites. or just your cloths and take it with you on vacation and wash your clothes in the hotel sink. works like a miracle.
  • Norwex Body Cloths or Baby Cloths for my face instead of a washcloth.
  • Kitchen Towels. I love as hand towels in the bathroom. QUICK TIP. They work really well to quickly wipe down the mirror and the faucet and make it look really nice if you get an unexpected guest drop by or if you’re just in a hurry for a quick clean and only have 10 seconds. I usually only have 10 seconds before someone starts crying and needs something 🙂
  • Norwex Descaler If you have a glass shower door with soap scum, you will thank me for this one.
  • Cleaning Paste.  I mainly use this on kid tables to remove crayon and marker. I use it on baseboards to clean off dirt and scuffs. I use in on tile when a kid writes with marker on it. sigh.
  • Optic Scarf to clean my glasses and screens. New colors and more new colors.
  • Car Vent Clips for my Young Living Essential Oils. Makes me happy. Makes my car smell better.
  • New Counter Cloths are just the right (small size) to clean the tables and counters.
  • EnviroSponges are my new favorite.
    • I clean the dishes with the scratchier side and then flip it over and polish the sink with the Enviro side.
    • I use the scratchy side to scrub off the stuck on grime and then I flip it over and polish the counters.
    • This is my new favorite! 

best kitchen sponge


safer cleaning without chemicals


This is the best company I have ever seen for giving away free things. My first few months with Norwex I got a few THOUSAND dollars in free items. Not kidding. That’s the main reason I joined. I WANTED IT ALL. And I didn’t want to buy it all. So I earned it all FREE!  It’s so great! I love friend/family/Facebook Norwex parties for getting free Norwex products.


I have been on Essential Rewards with Young Living for more than 5 years. I need to look up my anniversary date. It’s awesome. I love the free gifts they give and the free points so I can buy pricier oils for free! I got a free bottle of Sandalwood this month with my points, after saving them up for a while! And, I earned a bottle of Rose oil, which is the most fabulous oil that Young Living carries, just for sharing oils and helping friends detox their homes. It doesn’t get any better than that!


Can you use Norwex with essential oils?









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Norwex Microfiber Care and Use


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