Yes, we have air pollution, water pollution, land pollution, but did you know we have house pollution? Yes that is a thing, just trust me. Indoor air pollution is one of the top 5 causes to environmental health problems in the United States. Because of household cleaners, your home is actually more toxic than the air outside. According to a longitudinal study by the EPA, there are up to 200x more toxins inside your house than outside. So, basically, living in a hammock is better for you than living in the house you have spent thousands and thousands of dollars on. See, there is a plus to being a poor post-grad: homelessness is healthier!
What chemicals are toxic in your home, you ask? Well, the good ‘ole classic bleach, any product with ammonia, dishwasher detergent, toilet bowl cleaners, and laundry cleaners. Then, there are also the carpet and upholstery cleaners and furniture polish.
What can you do then? Obviously, not clean any dishes, any clothes, your toilet, or any glass/mirror/ window. Just think of that creepy old house in movies where the murdered or supernatural spirit resides, with those yellow windows and a thin film of dirt everywhere. That is what you are left with. Or you are left with an exorbitant amount of debt from just buying new clothes and dishes every week.
OR you can use products from Norwex! Their motto is “cleaning without chemicals” and the focus on being green and clean. Only natural ingredients make up Norwex products, or you simply add water to the cloth products and voila! Norwex not only makes a clean, healthy home, but also can help save you over five-hundred dollars on cleaning supplies. Saving money, check; saving the environment, check, saving your health, check; you are officially a superhero.
Norwex’s Microfiber cloth is this company’s all-star player. The cloth traps up the bacteria, dirt, and grease, and then the silver fibers self-purify overnight leaving the cloth ready to use the next day. How clean and easy is that? Water and a cloth. Like magic. Lazy level: cleaning. Perfect for you post-grads or busy-bees.
The EnviroCloth (aka: the famed baby) is $16.99 and can be used to clean counters, furniture, and cabinets. The Window Cloth is $18.99 and can be used to clean mirrors, windows, and jewelry. So for $36 you can get two clothes that can clean ANY surface in your house over and over and over without those pesky toxic chemicals. You can also get a nice basic kit with the EnviroCloth, Window Cloth and Dust Mit!
Shop now and put my name (Shayla O’Keeffe) as the host!
The Cleaning Paste, which replaces highly chemical soft scrubs, can be used with the EnviroCloth to clean chrome, stainless steel, porcelain, and other surfaces. Check out these floor tiles (this photo has not been edited in any way and was kindly taken by a Norwex, new-mom consumer). And the best part, you ask?! Only three ingredients: natural soap, coconut oil, and marble powder in the paste.
Now, the household products are not the only thing that Norwex offers: they also offer personal products. Ladies, make-up removing cloths and body cloths – exfoliate and clean without soap – leave you no soapy residue to mess with and clean skin to end with.
Not only does this company create green products, but they also create green movements. The Norwex Movement focuses on reducing pollution on a global-scale. Plastic is a huge concern for our environment, and Norwex is trying to get the word out. By only needing the cloths and the paste, you are dramatically reducing the amount of bottles and packaging you would normally have with all those cleaning agents (I’ll add a link back to a post that I made today on recycling facts). Another focus of the Movement is to better our awareness to environmentally harmful agents. Think, chemical-free. By following their Green Movement Blog, you can learn about how to make your home more green by the tiniest changes and improvements. Learn what is harming you and what can help you lead a healthier and environmentally-friendly life.
These products are great for everyone, not just eco-friendly millennials. Even though we as millennials need to do our part to maintain our stereotypes, and thus, use these types of products in our homes. On top of being smarter about your choices, you are still being clean. These are not gimmick products that focus on the lack of pollution but are products that actually clean. Trust me. I would not lie to you. I’ve used some products myself, and I know someone who swears by its cleaning power.
So, how can you get these bad boys? Join this virtual event from April 22-25 on Facebook that I am co-hosting alongside my sincere friend and Norwex-consultant, Savanna Keen, and buy some cleaning products to replace your current toxins. Celebrate Earth Day by saving the inside of your home.
Start shopping now on Savanna’s consultant page and put my name (Shayla O’Keeffe) under the host name! –> http://www.norwex.biz/pws/savannakeen/tabs/home.aspx
And remember, please properly dispose of and recycle those old cleaning products. No need to kill the outside of your home to save the inside 😉 #AllPollutionMatters