Kirsten McCulloch

Kirsten McCulloch is an Australian mother of three living in the suburbs. She has a background in writing and editing, particularly for the web, and a life long interest in living sustainably. On her journey to reduce her energy and resource consumption, she makes her own non-toxic cleaners, keeps chooks, has a few fruit trees, and a mostly organic vegetable patch. She is learning to knit and crochet but she can’t sew to save her life. She is trying hard to declutter her home. Slowly. She is trying to teach her children to value the natural environment and not to waste resources, with somewhat patchy success to date.

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Scrubby Corner EnviroCloth Instructions

The Scrubby Corner Cloth gives you two functions in one towel: a soft, self-purifying cloth for dusting and cleaning (basically an EnviroCloth), and a special “scrubby” corner pocket for when you need a little extra boost of cleaning power. The soft, absorbent microfibre is ideal for wiping and cleaning, with the added feature of a…

Envirowand Instructions

This Microfibre Duster and Cleaner can attach to our Telescopic Mop Handle to reach those out-of-the-way places you thought would just have to stay dusty. It works great all by itself too! The two-sided sleeve slips on the bendable wand to make cleaning around furniture, under the fridge, and all those hard-to-reach nooks and crannies…

EnviroCloth Instructions

Norwex EviroCloth, travel pack, magnetic envirocloth, scrubby corner cloth| SustainableSuburbia.net

High quality microfibre that grips to skin when dry. This multi-purpose, antibac microfibre removes dust, dirt, grease and bacteria from washable surfaces. Wet with water and wring out well, and the cloth will wipe away dirt, water, grease and unsanitary residues and up to 99.9% of germs and bacteria. Remember, this is your “everything” cloth.…

Enviro Towel Instructions

Suede microfibre, very compact, use wet or dry – is super absorbent and dries quickly. This towel dries and cleans at the same time. WHERE TO USE: Use for sports towel, tea towel, hair towel, drying dishes or for dusting highly polished surfaces without streaks. Use dry to dust or moist to clean. For use…

Entry Mat Instructions

Your first line of defence against the dirt, dust, chemicals and allergens that are carried inside every time someone enters your home. Where to use: Place inside your home’s entryways and always wipe the bottoms of your shoes to prevent as much outside dirt and grime from entering your home as possible. Maintenance: Use the…

Dusting Mitt Instructions

My Norwex dusting mitt when dusting after being away for 6 months | SustainableSuburbia.net

Blue mitt with thumb. The structure of the ultra fine fibres and the natural static charge inherent to synthetic products enables the Dusting Mitt to attract and trap dust and dirt more efficiently than cotton. WHERE TO USE: Anywhere that requires dusting! For example: blinds, fans, banisters, vehicle dashboards, tops of cupboards, lamps, screens etc.…

Mop Instructions

Let’s start with a mop demo from Sonya Eckel (a senior leader in the US, who also has a background as a physical therapist, so good advice on protecting your back as you mop!) (And right down the bottom of this post there’s a trouble shooting video for mopping grippy floor surfaces.) Telescopic Mop Handle…

Dishwashing Liquid Instructions

Norwex Dishwashing Liquid is biodegradable, free from Phthalates, SLS, SLES and dyes. Ultra concentrated and 100% all natural, this gentle, sudsing formula reduces soap use by up to 70% as it gets your dishes spotless, even in the hardest water. It is suitable for septic tanks. Also great for removing grease from hands!

Dish Mat Instructions

A great timesaver.  Wash and go with dishes, pots and pans and fine crystal.  Use mesh side up for maximum absorption.  The Dish mat is much more absorbent than any towel you could set dishes on, then you hang it to dry and it’s machine washable.  In fact, it soaks up to 1.5 times its…

Descaler Instructions

An effective and environmentally friendly product designed to dissolve mineral build up, rust and watermarks on shower screens, tubs, sink and tiles. The enzyme-based, non-toxic, and biodegradable solution is fantastic for removing calcium build-up from glass shower screens and around taps, and has a lovely, fresh scent. A little goes a long way – it…

Cutting Board Instructions

This eco-friendly Cutting Board made from rice husks is safe, durable and easy to clean. Natural, made from biodegradable materials, non-toxic, BPA free, no artificial colouring and food-safe. Where to use: Use to prepare fruit, vegetables or meat products. How to use: Place the Cutting Board on a stable kitchen surface. After use, remove all…

Crystal Deodorant Instructions

The Norwex Crystal Deodorant is made from crystallised natural mineral salts which kill odour causing bacteria. It contains no harmful chemicals, oils, perfumes or emulsifiers, but is made from alum, which is a compound formed by the combination of the mineral salt version of aluminium plus the mineral salt ammonium. Together they form a totally…

Cleaning Paste Instructions

Environmentally friendly cleaning and polishing agent that cleans, polishes and protects plastic, enamel, ceramics, chrome, steel, aluminium and porcelain surfaces in one application. It is safe for use on coffee pots, metal pans and most food ware products. HOW TO USE: Rub onto surface with wet Envirocloth, Scrub Cloth or Kitchen Cloth, rinse with water…

Chenille Hand Towel Instructions

Safely dry your hands with this lush hand towel made with the same soft chenille microfibre as our kid’s Pet to Dry, and even contains the same powerful, exclusive BacLock technology which self-purifies and inhibits odours from bacteria, mould and mildew growth within 24 hours, so that it is ready to use again and again.…

Carpet Stain Buster Instructions

Is safe for use on all carpets, upholstery and microfibre cleaning cloths. Does not contain colour brighteners or bleach and does not leave soapy residue like standard cleaners. WHERE TO USE: Mould, mildew, blood, urine, dirt & grass. Particularly good on protein-based stains. HOW TO USE: Dilute 20% product to 80% water. Spray a little…

Car Wash Mitt Instructions

Green mitt with chenille microfibre fingers on one side, plush microfibre other side. With it you can wash your car with half a bucket of water. Can also be used to clean flyscreens and security grills. Use the smooth side on the inside and the shaggy side on the side with the grill. HOW TO…

3-in-1 Car Mitt Instructions

This powerful 3 in 1 Car Mitt is like a Window Cloth in a 3 layered mitt. Gently yet effectively removes dust, dirt, grime and other messes in your car without scratching delicate surfaces. Where to use: Works especially well for dusting consoles, dashboards and areas like rear-view mirrors, windshield interiors, cup holders and vents.…

Car Finishing Cloth Instructions

Grey, shiny cloth. A super chamois – the tight weave of the cloth prevents grit from being trapped in the fibres, making it ideal to dry and polish car surfaces. WHERE TO USE: Car, boat or motorbike body paint work, mirrors and glass, LCD panels, plastic, stainless steel, leather interiors, any shiny surface that shows…

Bottle Brush and Envirosleeve Instructions

This product has three different surfaces including the brush which is made from Thermoplastic rubber, the Envirosleeve and Envirosleeve with scrubber (optional extra). The brush on its own is durable, flexible for cleaning, dries quickly and won’t harbour bacteria like nylon brushes. HOW TO USE: Use the brush for rinsing dirty dishes. Add the Envirosleeve…

Body Scrub Mitt Instructions

Uncover fresh, new and glowing skin with this Mitt as it removes dead skin cells, revealing beautiful, smoother skin with just one hand. Contains BacLock micro silver agent, allowing it to self-purify and inhibit bacterial odour, mould and/or mildew growth within the mitt. How to use: Slip on the ultra-comfortable Body Scrub Mitt with the…