Norwex Cleaning Paste Review

It doesn’t get better than Norwex Cleaning Paste!  This stuff is spectacular!  I honestly use it every day.Norwex Cleaning Paste

Norwex Cleaning Paste is so simple to use!  It’s a natural and environmentally friendly product that you can use to clean just about anything!  It’s active ingredients are Marble Flour, Natural Soap and traces of Coconut Oil.  It actually smells like lemon.  Delicious!

When it arrives, you might be surprised to find that it’s a solid.  Yes, even though it says paste in the name, it arrives as a solid!  This is actually a good thing.  It means that it’s very concentrated!  You’ll actually take your wet Envirocloth or spririsponge and dab some of the Norwex Cleaning Paste onto it.  From there, you can scrub away!

In our house, we use the Norwex Cleaning Paste on everything!  I’ve used it to take the black marks off of the bottom of my pots and pans, shine up chrome and stainless steel, and even my sink basin.  I use it the most often with a spririsponge to clean off my glass stove top!  It’s food safe so you can use it in your kitchen without any fear.Norwex Cleaning Paste

Think outside of the box with this product, too!  The Norwex Cleaning Paste is wonderful for cleaning up lawn furniture and removing permanent marker from walls and tiles.  Shockingly, it will even clean up the rubber on a pair of shoes!  Have gross grout lines?  It’ll clean that up, too.Norwex Cleaning Paste

Though it doesn’t look very large, I have found that it lasts months.  As I mentioned, we use it daily, and I’m just now finishing a container that I bought in January, 2015.  I definitely feel as though I got my money out of it!  I also feel good about the fact that it’s all natural and safe.  There are no harmful chemicals in this highly effective product.

I have found the Norwex Cleaning Paste to be my most versatile and absolute favorite item from Norwex (second to only the WindowCloth!).  I highly recommend this product!

Please note:  It is not safe to use on brushed stainless steel, aluminum, wood, nickel or pewter, gold, or silver.  Also, there is a 60 day warranty on it.

Why I sell Norwex

Norwex LogoI signed up to sell Norwex this past September as an Independent Norwex Sales Consultant.  I had fallen in love with almost the entire product line the January before, but I couldn’t afford to buy it all!  When I received the monthly newsletter from my consultant in September, the email said that it was a free sign up month!  For a week, I thought pretty hard about signing up, but it seemed pretty risk free.

Sell Norwex

This is how I signed up for Norwex. It’s a great No Pressure way to sign up!  And it’s going on this month, too!

Shoot!  I was going to get FREE product with kit.  I told myself to quit waffling, and I talked to Mr. Keller.  I’m an internal processor, so I’d pretty much already made up my mind that I was going to sell Norwex.  I just had to be sure that Mr. Keller wouldn’t get too upset with that decision.  He was supportive, so I emailed my Norwex consultant (now my upline) and met with her to sign up.  After I signed up, we were sitting there in her dining room talking, and she asked what my reasons were for signing up.  At the time, I had a lot of trouble answering!

Today, I can answer easily!

The Discount & Free Product

The discount and free product I would earn as a consultant was my initial lure.  In exchange for signing up for free (okay, there was a $9.99 S&H charge), I received a dusting mitt, window cloth, envirocloth, and spirisponges.  I’d honestly been really wanting a dusting mitt, and just the dusting mitt cost more than the $9.99.  That alone seemed like a no brainer.

On top of that, there’s a 35% discount or commission!  That’s pretty great!  There are several popular direct sales companies that offer a much smaller commission, and I don’t think they have free sign ups!

Additionally, I learned that there were additional free products that I could earn as I made sales.  The first one came after just $400 in sales!  I had $400 in Norwex product that I wanted so I could have easily met that with just my own purchases ($260 after the 35% discount), but I didn’t have to!  I mentioned to just a few friends and co-workers that I had signed up to sell Norwex, and they put in orders!  It was that easy.  Without even having a party, I met the $400 level incentive in my first 15 days.

Then, I had my launch party!  My wonderful friends, family, and co-workers suffered through my very first demonstration.  They helped me have a great launch party, which in turn allowed me to meet the rest of my Fresh Steps Incentives.  I earned more free product, and I used the commission that I earned at my launch party to purchase even more Norwex goodies!  I got a ton of stuff, and I didn’t spend anything out of my own pocket!  In fact, I even got to pocket a little bit of the commission.

I was happy and so was Mr. Keller.

Environmental Responsibility

I actually never realized the impact that cleaning has on the environment.  Did you know that indoor air pollution is one of the top five highest-ranking environmental health issues in the United States?  I used to think that I was doing my family a favor when I cleaned my home with traditional household cleaners.

Norwex in my homeIn no small part due to those household cleaners, it has been found that our homes contain chemical levels that are 70x higher than the outside!  It’s alarming when we know that many of these chemicals can increase our odds of getting cancer and can worsen symptoms of asthma and allergies.  As an allergy sufferer and a mother, I feel compelled to get as many of these chemicals as possible out of my home!

Norwex’s Global Mission is to “improve quality of life by radically reducing chemicals in our homes.”

Social Opportunities

I’m not the most outgoing person.  As an independent Norwex Sales Consultant, I’m totally out of my comfort zone, but it’s been good for me!  I already feel more confident in social situations!  Who knows, maybe I’ll even get to the point where I won’t have an urge to run and hide when I run into someone I know at the store!

I love that I’m meeting new people all the time!  I also love my Norwex team meetings.  Everyone is so sweet and helpful.  It’s been great!

Financial Freedom

I’ve talked in other posts (here,  and here) about the Keller Family’s drive to become debt free. My signing up to sell Norwex fits in with this perfectly–as long as I keep a close eye on my own Norwex expenditures!

What would I do differently?

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Would I sign up to sell Norwex again as an Independent sales consultant?  Absolutely!  However, I would be more inflexible with when I have parties.  This past weekend, I had a party Saturday afternoon, Sunday, and a Norwex Team meeting.  My husband had to work Saturday, and we had company that evening.  It was stressful, and I didn’t feel as though I was spending enough time with the Keller Kids.  Luckily, this job allows me to be a little bit more selective, and I have realized that I can ask people to choose different dates.  I don’t have to accept the first one that they suggest!

One other thing I would have done differently is that I would not have signed up under the Free Sign up.  The standard sign up for a Norwex Independent Sales Consultant here in the United States is still only $9.99.  You get a larger kit with more business supplies, but it comes with a catch:  you have to sell $2,000 of product within the first 90 days.  If you do not manage to do that, you will have to pay $200.  That risk scared me so I didn’t take it.  I reached over $2000 in my first 45 days so, ultimately, I made a mistake.

I love to sell Norwex!  Signing up to be an Independent Sales Consultant is a decision that I cannot imagine I will regret!

If you are interested in more information, my Norwex website is here.

Norwex Product Information

Norwex Videos

Norwex & Water – All you need!

I spent quite a bit of time today developing a couple of Norwex Product Information videos!  They aren’t perfect!  I don’t know how to edit so they are completely unedited.  That means that the light keeps changing, and I have a few awkward pauses and restarts. You’ll just have to kind of go with it!

The intention of the Norwex Product Information videos that I have developed is to give people who aren’t familiar with Norwex a quick taste of the product.  There’s so much more to Norwex!  A company that is dedicated to removing the unnecessary chemicals and plastics from our lives can and does have a large product offering!

My first video focuses on just introducing me and Norwex at a very high level.  The purpose is to very quickly acquaint people with both myself as their consultant and the company.

The focus of my second video is on the cleaning products that made Norwex famous:  the EnviroCloth, WindowCloth, dusting mitt, and Envirowand.  If you buy anything from Norwex, I highly recommend these items!

My third video is a quick (less than 15 minute) over view of the other products that we use daily in the Keller Family household.  The products are make up remover cloths, body cloths, the XL bath towel, cleaning paste, UPP, stain remover, and more!

Take a few minutes to watch all 3 videos.  I’d love to get your feedback.  If anyone can teach me to edit using a MacBook, I would greatly appreciate that, too!!

Norwex January Hostess Specials

I could not be more excited right now! Just minutes ago, I got to peek at the Norwex January  Hostess Specials. I have to tell you: they are AMAZING! I wish I was hosting a party of my own, because I want to earn these for myself for FREE!

Norwex January Hostess Specials

January Hostess Specials! (Click to make it bigger!)

First, it’s Mop Month!  With a $550 party, 1 booking and 3 buying guests, you can earn a free mop!  This mop retails at $95!  What makes it worth it?  First, you’re cleaning with just the microfiber cloths (and water with the wet mop pad)!  You won’t have to buy any refills, the cloths are machine washable, and they last for YEARS!  The mop is light weight, telescoping, and ergonomic, too!  I use the mop on all of my floors (tile, hardwood, and linoleum), and I love it.  I can go from floor type to floor type without having to switch mops; nor do I have to carry around and spritz a bottle of cleaner.  Here’s a Youtube video demoing the mop:

In addition to the mop, there are several other great items included in January’s Hostess Specials!  With a $350 party, you would receive 2 envirocloths, the travel pack, and the reusable snack bag!  The travel pack (a set of 4 smaller envirocloths) was one of my very first Norwex purchases.  I keep one in the kitchen, one in each bathroom, and one in my purse!  With two little ones, it’s incredibly convenient to be able to just whip out one of those little envirocloths when they invariably spill something when we’re out and about!  Plus, I also carry a tiny spritz bottle in my purse with water.  I

Norwex Cleaning Resturants

Yuck! This restaurant’s table was filthy!

can spray down our table at a restaurant and wipe up the dirt and grime that you just know is there with the little travel enviro!  I can also use it to spray and wipe down menus, high chairs, and grocery carts!  Just like the full sized envirocloth, the travel size is 99% effective against bacteria!

Norwex is being even more generous than that!  If you close your party January 1-14th have $600 in sales and 6 buying guests, the hostess receives a $50 hostess credit!  This is in addition to the percentage of sales that you receive in hostess credits!  For example, if you host a $650 party January 1-14th with 6 buying guests, you would receive the $50 hostess credit, 3 envirocloths, 1 travel pack, 1 snack bag, 1 small mop set, 1 rubber brush, free shipping, and an additional $65 in hostess credits (10% of your customers’ purchases).  How amazing is Norwex?!

Contact me to host a party and earn these wonderful Norwex January Hostess Specials!

Norwex Crystal Deodorant

Deodorant! We all need it. Hopefully we all use it. I recently gave the Norwex Crystal Deodorant a try. To say that I was leery would be an understatement, but I can very happily report that it works!

Norwex Crystal Deodorant

Try it! It’s a great value!

Honestly, switching deodorants stresses me out. It’s not a good thing to stress about, either! You’re sitting there stressing about whether you smell, and it’s almost a self fulfilling prophecy… except this time it wasn’t!

The Norwex Crystal Deodorant is an all natural option. It’s made from mineral salts and ammonium alum.  It works by stopping the odor causing bacteria while still allowing the body to create natural perspiration. Wait! You might be thinking, ‘I’ll still sweat? But I won’t stink? That’s weird!’ Sweating is actually a good thing. It’s how your body cools itself off. The issue is the bacteria that forms as it’s the bacteria that causes the smell.  Also, I want to point out that there’s no actual aluminum in the product (ammonium alum is not aluminum).  Why is this worth pointing out?  Aluminum has been proven to cause cancers such as breast cancer.  Any deodorant with an antiperspirant is going to have aluminum in it so if you’re using an antiperspirant, you are slathering on a carcinogen every day.  Why risk it?

The Norwex Crystal Deodorant is completely odorless and non-staining. For people who are sensitive to smells and perfumes, the lack of odor is a great thing. It also means that there are more uses for this deodorant than first meet the eye. First, males or females can use it. Second, you can put the Norwex Crystal Deodorant on your feet to help with foot odor. I’m not going to lie, that’s an option that I’m excited about and one that I may need to try! You should probably give it a try, too, because you’re totally lying to yourself if you think your feet never stink! The third use that my husband is excited about is that this deodorant can be put on mosquito bites to relieve itching and inflammation. That’s awesome!

When you order and receive the Norwex Crystal Deodorant, you may open it up and think, ‘how the heck do I use this?’ At least I did! It’s actually a solid stone/crystal! You just have to wet the stone and then apply it to the appropriate place. When finished, you either give the stone a quick wipe with a towel to dry it or you let it sit, uncovered by the lid until it dries. Once dry, screw the lid back on in order to keep bacteria out.

My first thought when I realized that the stone was mostly salt, was, ‘oh, geez, I’ll bet this is gonna hurt if I apply it right after I shave!’ I was thrilled to find I was wrong! There is a very slight sting, but it’s so slight that I’m not sure it’s not just in my head!

I think this is the oddest blog post I’m going to do, but I did want to share my success with the Norwex Crystal Deodorant. With it’s benefits being that it’s odorless, non-staining, not sticky, and can be used on feet and mosquito bites, it’s a great value. One stone lasts a person about a year! This is so weird to actually write and share, but I’m really pretty excited about this deodorant!  If you’re interested, too, you can check it out on my Norwex website here.