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How You Can ‘Clean It Forward’ With Norwex

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One of the things I love about Norwex is the company’s spirit of giving, sharing and inspiring others to live their best life. It’s one of the reasons I became a Norwex consultant – I want to share these wonderful products with EVERYONE I know!

This month, Norwex is asking YOU to help us spread the message and ‘Clean It Forward!’ And, you can do it in just three easy steps! Here’s how:

1. Swap a toxic product with a safe Norwex alternative. Need some ideas?

  • If you haven’t tried Norwex yet, swap out your all-purpose spray cleaners with our “everything cloth” – the Envirocloth! This microfiber cloth can remove up to 99% of bacteria using water alone when following proper use & care instructions.
  • Try swapping out your window cleaner with the Norwex Window Cloth.
  • Love your dryer sheets? Try the 100% wool Fluff & Tumble Dryer Balls.
  •  Try cleaning up your face & body care routines with our line of personal care products!

2. Snap a photo of your swap and post it to social media and tag @Norwex #CleanItForward.

3. Tag your friends and challenge them to make the swap, too!

How simple is that? So easy, right? You could even host a ‘Clean It Forward’ Party and really inspire your friends and family to give Norwex a try!

So, what are you waiting for? Who’s ready to ‘Clean It Forward’ with me?


Ways To Save The Earth Every Day

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Today is Earth Day! With increasing reports on how climate change is making an impact on our environment, its important now more than ever to take steps to reduce the damage – and make every day Earth Day!

While the problem can sometimes seem larger than we can handle as individuals, there are simple things every one of us can do each day to make an impact!

Here’s a list of a few easy things you can start with:

  1. Stop using paper towels – use cloths to wipe up spills instead! These Counter Cloths are the perfect thing to keep handy for every day messes.
  2. Turn off the lights.
  3. Stop buying bottled water.
  4. Skip the straw – keep reusable straws in your bag or purse when you’re on the go!
  5. Bring reusable bagsreusable bags and produce bags to the grocery store.
  6. Drive less, walk more.
  7. Skip the meat a few times a week.
  8. Save time & energy – use a pressure cooker.
  9. Ditch disposable bowls, plasticware, cups and paper napkins! Use real dishes and cloth napkins instead!
  10. Take shorter showers.

For more information about Earth Day, go visit earthday.org. To learn more about Norwex’s line of sustainable products and how they can help you live a greener, cleaner life, visit www.erinreagen.norwex.biz.


Bring Out Your Inner Glow with Lysere!

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Have you heard? Norwex’s new hair care line is FINALLY here!

Shampoo and conditioner have topped Norwex customer wish lists for years. And it makes sense. Norwex has helped so many of us clean up our cleaning routines; we wanted them to help us clean up our beauty routines as well.

Our list of demands was big  – formulas that are free from sulfates, parabens, phthalates and formaldehydes, but with salon-quality results and a price we could swallow. So Norwex wanted to take the time to get it right.

After taking a little inspiration from the company’s Norwegian roots, Norwex unveiled the new Lysere collection of skin, hair and body care products last month. And now, some of the first products in the line are available.

There’s the Lysere Illuminating Oil, which I will talk about soon in another post. And the two I will be focusing on today – the Lysere Daily Shampoo and Conditioner.

 

Inspired by the Norwegian word for “light,” Lysere hair products help bring out your hair’s natural beauty. The shampoo and conditioner are infused with Nordic botanicals and plant-based nutrients that leave your hair fresh-smelling and clean.

Because the formulas are sulfate-free, they are great for all hair types – even color treated. What’s the problem with sulfates? While they help de-grease strands, the also scrub away your body’s natural oils. So your hair is often times left dry and brittle. Not a good combo.

The formulas are also lightweight, so you can use them every day. And they are concentrated, making this salon-quality set a good value, too!

Have you already tried these products? If so, I’d love your feedback! Drop a comment below and let me know what you think!


New Year, New Products

A new year has arrived! Who out there is ready to make 2019 their best – and healthiest – year yet?

Maybe you’ve made resolutions to save money, live healthier or be more eco-friendly. Well, good news, friends –  Norwex  has a whole new batch of  products to help you achieve those goals!

Facial Care

Facial Pads – Why rely on wasteful, single-use cotton balls and pads or harsh, abrasive scrubs? Our super-soft, double-sided microfiber Facial Pads dampened with water provide a super-gentle option to remove makeup and cleanse delicate skin. Each set of five includes a handy zippered Washing Pouch—perfect for storing and laundering.

Exfoliating Facial Mitt – Reveal brighter, more beautiful skin with our double-sided Exfoliating Facial Mitt. Soft, suede-like microfiber gently whisks away all traces of makeup, while the gentle buffing side lifts and removes dull, dead skin cells, leaving your face fresh and glowing. A perfect complement to your skin care routine!

Pillowcases – Rest easy knowing you are lying on microfiber pillowcases that are easy to clean, more durable than cotton and contain BacLock* antibacterial agent. BacLock*, with its self-cleansing properties, reduces the likelihood of your face coming into contact with bacteria from everyday oil, dirt, germs and dead skin cells from night to night, making it great for acne-prone skin! Plus, these pillowcases are so luxurious that you’ll forget how functional they actually are! You’ll love the ultra-smooth microfiber, and the perfectly neutral cloud color works well with every décor.

Kitchen Helpers

Stainless Steel Cloth – get a streak-free shine on your appliances without harsh cleansers! This uniquely woven cloth won’t scratch surfaces and removes 99% of bacteria from a surface using only water!

Dishwasher Powder and Pods – Our new & improved Dishwasher Powder formula contains plant- and mineral-based ingredients are is phosphate-free, fragrance-free and bleach-free so it won’t harm the environment or impact waterways! And its safe to use in stainless-steel machines! We also now offer convenient, pre-measured pods, which will clean 30 loads!

Rinse Aid – Use our Rinse Aid in your dishwasher to rinse away mineral deposits, soap and surfactants that might be left behind!

Rubber Broom -This multi-functional broom and squeegee combo is perfect both indoors and out! Its electrostatic action easily removes pet hair and fuzz from
carpeted stairways, with no fly-aways to chase down. Flip it over and the durable rubber squeegee side is great for drying decks, pool areas, patios, balconies and more. Handle extends to reach further. Rinses clean with water.

New Odour Eliminator Scents

This powerful, enzyme-based deodorant is perfect for use in bathrooms, kitchens, garbage cans/bins, lockers, carpets and even your laundry! Odour Eliminator is an excellent, enzyme-based deodorant for use in bathrooms, kitchens, garbage cans, disposal bins, lockers and changing rooms. It helps to remove unpleasant organic odors and leaves a fresh, clean scent. The bacterial spores in Odour Eliminator work to eat up the organic matter causing the odor. Odour Eliminator eliminates the source of unpleasant odors such as mildew, smoke and garbage, leaving a fresh, clean smell.

Get it in three different scents – Crisp Linen, Misty Meadow, and Fresh Rain.

 

 

 


How to Reduce Your Plastic Use

Think about everything you do in a day – shower, eat, drink, work, play, shop. Now think about how you come into contact with plastic during every one of these activities – plastic bottles, straws, plates, containers, toys, bags. Avoiding plastic seems impossible, right?

But when you think about the impact plastics have on our environment, continuing to use plastic at our current rate seems unthinkable.

Consider the following:

  • Over the last 10 years we have produced more plastic than we have in the last 100 years.
  • The average American throws away approximately 185 pounds of plastic a year.
  • The production of plastic uses around 8% of the world’s oil production.
  • Americans throw away 35 billion plastic water bottles every year.
  • Approximately 500 billion plastic bags are used worldwide every year. More than 1 billion plastic bags are used every minute.
  • It takes 500 to 1000 years for plastic to degrade.
  • Plastic chemicals can be absorbed by the body – 93% of Americans age 6 or older test positive for BPA.
  • Only about 9% of the plastic used worldwide gets recycled. The vast majority ends up in landfills or sloughs off in the natural environment as litter.
  • If current trends continue, by 2050 there will be 12 billion metric tons of plastic in landfills. That’s 35,000 times heavier than the Empire State Building.

This month, millions of people worldwide have taken the pledge to do something about these statistics – they have committed to going plastic free for the entire month!

Even though we are part way through the month, there is still time to take a pass on the plastic and start some new planet-friendly habits!

Here are just a few easy ways you can reduce your plastic use! Whether you do just one or do them all you will make a huge impact!

Refuse plastic straws – Just drink straight from your glass or cup, or use a sustainable, reusable straw like a stainless steel straw.

Avoid single-use plastic items – Buy a big bag of snacks and pre-package them at home using resuable snack bags.

Say no to bottled water – Always bring a reusable water bottle or coffee mug with you.

Avoid plastic wrap for leftovers and sandwiches – Try natural beeswax wrap, silicone lids, and reusable sandwich bags instead.

Use reusuable bags – Take a shopping bag and/or produce bag with you at every store you visit. Keep a set in your car, trunk or purse.

Find more great information and suggestions at www.plasticfreejuly.org.


Kick Off Your Summer With An Amazing New Business! Join Norwex for Free!

 

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Summer is almost here!

That means vacations, backyard projects, trips to the pool and amusement parks. We could all use a little extra money this time of year, right?

If you’ve been looking for a way to earn some extra income this summer, then Norwex has the perfect opportunity for you! For the entire month of May, you can sign up to become a Norwex consultant absolutely RISK FREE!

Pay just $9.99 in shipping and handling and receive an exclusive starter kit that includes a free EnviroCloth, free Window Cloth and business materials to get started. You still get the full consultant benefits – 35 percent commission on all sales, discounts, incentives and free products – but there is no sales requirement! The kit remains free no matter how much you make in sales!

This starter kit is perfect for anyone who has been considering the Norwex opportunity but has been nervous to take the plunge. It’s also great for those of you who love the products, want to share them with family and friends and enjoy the discounts!

 

Can I Still Get the Mop for Free?

Absolutely! If you can really see yourself going all in,  I encourage you to still consider our standard party kit. It comes with all the Norwex products you would want to demo at parties – including our mop. And, as always, the kit is free if you meet the standard 90-day sales requirement. Take a look at the differences between the two kits and decide which one is right for you!

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What Are You Waiting For?

Now is the perfect, risk free time to dip your toes in and see if a Norwex business is right for you. If you love Norwex, if you find yourself telling your friends and family about Norwex, if you like helping others reduce chemicals in their home, if you would like to make some extra money–then this is the best month to give Norwex a try.

I love partnering with others to build their own business.  Whether you are interested in the consultant discount, a money-making hobby or life-changing income, I will meet you where you are.   Let’s chat for a few minutes and see if this is right for you.

Click here to learn more.


Time For a Fresh Start

May is finally here , and my goodness, it’s wonderful, isn’t it?

It’s been a rough couple of months weather-wise here in Iowa. We endured the typical snow, ice and freezing temps that come every winter only to be hit with more freezing temps in March and freak snowstorms in April. But the sun did eventually come out, and now the days are warmer, birds are singing, and new life is blooming all around us. It’s the perfect time for a fresh start.

So, I’m taking a cue from Mother Nature and giving this site some new life, too.

I started Radically Clean a couple years ago as a way to connect with others who are just as passionate about living a healthier lifestyle as I am. But, as my business took off, life got busier and blogging got put on the backburner.

Then I ran a 30-day spring cleaning challenge on Facebook last month and was amazed at the response! It was a great reminder of how many people are looking for ways to make their lives easier, happier and healthier.

So, here we are with a new and improved blog! I’m so glad you’re here with me!

 

What You’ll Find

Norwex has done so much to improve my life and the lives of my customers and I’m hoping to share it with you as well! But this isn’t a blog just about Norwex. Together we’ll explore ways to:

  • Reduce the use of chemicals in our daily lives
  • Make household tasks easier – so we spend less time cleaning and more time living!
  • Improve the quality of life – not just for ourselves but for our friends, families and loved ones, too!
  • Inspire each other to make big changes!

Stay Connected

One of the things I love most about being a Norwex consultant is connecting with and educating people! So let’s stay in touch. Follow me on Facebook, Instagram and Pinterest! And don’t forget to leave me a comment!