Thursday, January 12, 2012

Green Cleaning Review and Giveaway!

Today I have an exciting giveaway for you.  In January I always get the bug to clean and organize everything so when I received this package I was so excited and it was immediately put to use.  I scrubbed and cleaned my house in no time and started looking for more things to clean!  My husband asked me if I was feeling okay because this is so out of the ordinary for me.  So what was in this amazing package that would cause me to do this?  Well it was a package from Claire an independent consultant for Norwex.  First I'll have her tell you a little about about the company and then I'll share my experience with the products I recieved. 

"Norwex is a quality microfiber that allows you to clean your house with water only. It has made cleaning simple, fast, effective, and without using chemicals! The reason Norwex microfiber cloths work so well is because the quality of the microfiber can pick up 99.9% of all bacteria, germs, and viruses. The silver inside the cloths (that cannot come out) will inhibit mold, mildew, smells, and stop bacteria from growing so you have fresh cloths every time you rinse it in hot water, and hang it to dry. Once it is dry it is all fresh again and won't have to worry about it spreading germs and bacteria around the house the next time you use it!  They have a 2 year warranty, so if your cloth gets a hole or starts coming off at the edges you can replace it. They will last up to 500 washings, so if you only wash your cloths once a week they will last up to 10 years!  Norwex has made it easy for my family to help me clean, I give them a wet cloth and they can go clean the counters, doors, mirrors, windows, floors all with the same cloth. My kids have enjoyed cleaning because they feel like they can help around the house and do as good of job as me."  

Here's a great video that demonstrates how well these cloths clean and gives a little more information on how they work: A great mirror demo
And here is another good video my neighbor's video


I received 3 different cloths and some laundry soap to try, some instructions, and a phone call from Claire explaining each product.  What I immediately like was the fact that I only needed water to clean and once I was done I just rinse it out and hang it to dry.  The silver in the cloth sanitizes it's self so its ready the next time I use it.  There is no need to wash it after each use!  Now I was a little skeptical that water and the enviro cloth would be able to clean as well as my spray and sponge but I was very happy with the results.  My counter looked brighter and everything come off easily including grease.  It powered right through it with out any trouble and I didn't have to rinse out my rag right after I could just keep going.  I also love that you can use it on any surface.  I went from my counter, to my stove, my wood table, my sink, to my cabinets, to my window, to the frames, then on to my bathroom.  No need to rinse in between or grab different cleaners or cloths.  It was  so fast and easy.  And I love using it on my kitchen table.  It is gentle enough for the wood and it doesn't leave water to wipe off or worry about, my table hasn't looked this good in a long time.
Here's a before and After of my stove (I'm a little embarrassed) using the enviro cloth.  Most of it came off really easy with this cloth, some took a little scrubbing.


I also received the window cloth and it works better then spray and paper towels and no streaks!


 Next I tried the body cloth, I used it each night to remove my makeup.  I was thrilled with this one! I have to be careful with face washes because most irritate my skin and the ones that don't are expensive.   These were soft (you don't want to scrub hard) and easily removed all makeup.  Also my face is much clearer.  They are suppose to be great for exfoliating.
I was also sent a little of the Laundry Detergent to try.  Our clothes seem to be clean and fresh.  Also my washing machine had been smelling weird (gross I know) but after a 2 loads using this I think it cleaned my washing machine as well, no more smell.  So that was a nice little bonus.  Also my husband likes that he doesn't smell like flowers or fruit any more :) 

Norwex does make cleaning quick and effective.  I love the variety of products (I know I have a few on my wish list now) and that each one cleans so many things.  For example the enviro cloth cleans, spot treats, dusts, washes windows and mirrors, and I'm sure I'm forgetting the rest.  It is also very cost effective.  I think the products are reasonably prices but what is great is you really only need one cloth to clean your entire house and it last forever!  Besides toilet bowl cleaner I haven't really bought any other cleaning supplies and don't really plan to.  So it saves you a ton of money!  I love that their is no smell to them.  I hate when I would clean my bathroom and it smelled like bleach or cleaner but now its not a problem, I feel comfortable cleaning the bathroom while my 3 year old is in the bath and not worrying about the smells affecting her. 


I had a great experience with the Norwex products and Claire is an excellent consultant.  She is friendly, very helpful, and excited about this product. 


Here are some of Claire's other favorite products:
dust mitt makes dusting so fast and easy
travel pack Love to carry these around when I am out doing errands/restaurants for cleaning carts, tables, and hands.
dishwashing liquid This is so great for spot cleaning and caring for cloths, getting stains out of clothing, carpets, and also for washing dishes. Super concentrated so this bottle lasts a long time. You only need a tiny amount.
Tea towel set LOVE this set for my kitchen. I dry my handwashed dishes with the large towel, and then use it to wipe my hands on. I don't have to worry because it holds SO much and will keep it in the cloth until you wash or rinse it out. I love the little cloth for my kitchen counters, stove, microwave, and table.

*You can find detail on all of the products and their many uses here.  This is a great resource.

Now for the giveaway! 
One of you will win a cleaning set of your own!
You will receive the Blue enviro cloth, a window cloth, and your choice of one makeup removal cloth OR a body cloth!

To enter:
Mandatory: Visit Claire's Norwex website and tell me your favorite product and why

extra entries (leave a separate comment for each)
1. Like her page on Facebook
2. Visit the product manual and tell me something you learned about the company or about one of the products
3. Make a purchase during the week of the giveaway (2 extra entries)
4. Like Crystal's Craft Spot on Facebook
5. Follow Crystal's Craft spot
6. Share this giveaway on facebook

Giveaway will end Wednesday January 18th at midnight and winner announced the next morning!

*For all of you wanting to try Norwex products Claire is generously offering a 15% discount from Jan. 12th through January 21st to all Crystal's Craft Spot readers.  To order e-mail your order to Claire at michaelandclaire@gmail.com   with the subject as "Norwex order-- Crystal's discount."  

*If you have any questions for Claire about any of the products, how they work, joining her Norwex team, etc.  leave a comments and she will be happy to answer them here.

36 comments:

Jentri said...

I love the XL bath towel because it means that my hubby wouldn't have a stinky towel any more.
Jentri dot you at gmail dot com

Amy said...

I would love to give the kids mop package a try and get my youngest kiddos to help me clean. :)

Amy said...

I like the explanation of how the microfiber works with capillary action. :)

Brooke Anna @ Mommy Does... said...

I like the Superior Mop Starter! I really need a new mop and this one looks great for our home.

Brooke Anna @ Mommy Does... said...

I like her page!

Brooke Anna @ Mommy Does... said...

I learned that:
Chemicals can have
harmful effects on our environment including other living things.
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Brooke Anna @ Mommy Does... said...

I like your page on Facebook!
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Brooke Anna @ Mommy Does... said...

I follow via GFC!
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Brooke Anna @ Mommy Does... said...

I shared on Facebook!
https://www.facebook.com/mommydoes/posts/164066463695726
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Jennifer said...

I like the Xtra large bath towel. My husband is very tall and it is hard to find good towels that are big enough.

jeannie said...

I LOVE LOVE LOVE NORWEX!! Thanks for doing this awesome giveaway.
My favorite thing I learned from the product manual is that the envirocloth picks up bacteria when wet and works as a dust cloth when dry. I use it to clean everything!

jeannie said...

I am a follower of Norwex FB fan page

jeannie said...

I follow Crystals craft spot on fb!!
I didn't know about this! Glad I know now!!

Jentri said...

I like Claire Gentry's facebook page
jentri dot joy at gmail dot com

Jentri said...

I learned that the Silver in the Norwex antibacterial microfiber inactivate it in the cloth within 24 hours.
jentri dot joy at gmail dot com

Jentri said...

I liked Crystal's Craft Spot on Facebook.
jentri dot joy at gmail dot com

Jentri said...

I'm following via GFC as JJ
jentri dot joy at gmail dot com

Jentri said...

I shared it on facebook http://www.facebook.com/jentri.king/posts/351811034831038

That's for sharing such cool stuff with us.
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Domestic Diva said...

I like the kid's mop package -- my little one loves to help.

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Domestic Diva said...

I learned this lessens the need for harsh chemicals, which can harm our health.

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Becky said...

I would love the tea sets. I need new dish towels!

Becky said...

Liked her on Facebook. :)

Becky said...

I love the statement in the product manual that clean does not smell! Amen!

Becky said...

Like you on Facebook :)

jeannie said...

Just shared giveaway on fb :)

GSGC StrongFamily said...

I am excited about this giveaway, I really want to give these products a try...it is hard to say what my favorite product would be, but I think the face washing cloth sounds awesome...

GSGC StrongFamily said...

I am a Crystal's Craft Spot Follower!

GSGC StrongFamily said...

I like Claire's page one FB!

GSGC StrongFamily said...

I learned in the product manual that there are a lot more products other than cleaning cloths- like deodorant, etc. Pretty cool, it looks like there are a lot of products with no harsh chemicals etc in them!

GSGC StrongFamily said...

I like Crystals Craft Spot on FB too!

Mandy @ Sugar Bee Crafts said...

love the idea of the makeup remover cloth

Mandy @ Sugar Bee Crafts said...

follow you

Mandy @ Sugar Bee Crafts said...

like you on FB

Amie {Kitty Cats and Airplanes} said...

I like the body wash with the bath mat, that looks like exactly what I need right now!

Amie {Kitty Cats and Airplanes} said...

I like you on facebook!

Amie {Kitty Cats and Airplanes} said...

And of course I follow. :)

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