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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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

Product label - description and instructions | Norwex Carpet Stain Buster is the complete carpet cleaning solution, solving shampooing, spot cleaning, deodrizing and neutralizing needs. A simple and effective method of eliminating protein-based stains and odours. | Sustainable Suburbia

The Norwex Carpet stain buster 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…

Car Wash Mitt Instructions

my kids cleaning my car with the Norwex car wash mitt and envirowand | SustainableSuburbia.net

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…

Body Lotion Instructions

Soothe your skin and envelop it in moisture with the natural botanicals of our Body Lotion—a nourishing, conditioning formula that leaves your skin silky smooth and soft, with no harmful chemicals to penetrate the skin. Natural botanicals like Coconut Oil, Grape Seed Oil, Organic Aloe Vera, Organic Sweet Almond Oil, Organic Shea Butter and Vitamin…

Body Cloth Instructions

A norwex towel and body pack with silver - the Norwex Baclock system to inhibit bacteria

The Norwex Body Cloth (or face washer) cleanses and exfoliates the skin. Use daily all over the body for general hygiene, and once or twice a week on face and neck for extra exfoliation benefits if required. It can be helpful controlling acne, blackheads and ezcema, and removing face paints from children. It will even remove…

Blue Diamond Instructions

An all-in-one bathroom cleaner made to make your bathroom shine! This highly concentrated formula safely and effectively cleans toilets, sinks and most other hard bathroom surfaces without corrosive fumes, leaving them sparkling. The deep action formula allows for effective cleaning and descaling in one application, as it has both descaling ingredients to work against rust,…

Bath Towel Instructions

These lightweight, soft bath towels dry you instantly. They absorb 7 times their weight in water, and also dry very quickly. It is best not to launder them with fluffy linty fabrics, as the microfibre will pick up the lint. Just as with the Norwex cleaning cloths, the Norwex towel is antibacterial with embedded micro-silver…

Back Scrubber Instructions

Norwex back scrubber instructions for use | Sustainable Suburbia

Rejuvenate and clean your skin with our mildly exfoliating Back Scrubber with BacLock. The design makes it easy to scrub hard to reach areas with no twisting and turning. Your back will feel softer and cleaner after one shower. The Norwex Back Scrubber has the same fabric as the Norwex Body Cloth on one side,…

Baby Hooded Towel Set Instructions

The lightweight, soft bath towel dries baby instantly. They absorb 7 times their weight in water, and remove up to 99.9% of germs and bacteria from skin The face cloth can be used to clean baby’s face and body without soaps. It is also useful for cleaning baby’s gums, or even removing face paints. It…

Baby Body Pack Instructions

3 pack of pastel coloured washers. Suitable for face and body. These cloths are similar to the Norwex Body Pack but are a smaller travel size and a perfect size for facial care, or for baby. Ultra fine fibre technology allows skin to be cleaned thoroughly with only water. WHERE TO USE: A natural way…

Air Freshener Bag Instructions

(Available in two sizes) Filled with 100% Bamboo Charcoal to naturally absorb unpleasant odours, mould or mildew causing moisture and to remove allergens without adding harsh chemicals to the air. How to use: Hang near the source of odour, in the fridge, near strongly scented foods, dirty laundry, gym bags, shoes, rubbish bins, nappy buckets,…

Microfibre Variety Pack Instructions

Norwex Microfibre Variety Pack

This incredible bundle includes compact versions of our EnviroCloth, Window Cloth and Body Cloth. Keep them around your home or take them on the go – they’re perfect for any kind of clean-up, using just water! Where to use: Each three-piece set comes with compact versions of our top-selling microfibre, including the ultra-soft Body Cloth,…

Powerful Climate Security Exhibition Opens Today

Climate change will have major implications for our defence forces and our regional neighbours. We need to get past partisan bickering and get on with securing our region | SustainableSuburbia.net

It’s the European Union’s 3rd annual Climate Diplomacy Week and a powerful exhibition, highlighting the risk to national and international security from climate change, opens in my town today, at UNSW Canberra. The EU’s touring exhibition, “Environment, Conflict & Cooperation”, visualises the multiple repercussions that climate change has on global health and food security, particularly in Pacific. Governments…

The Chemicals in Household Dust – and How to Avoid Them

How toxic is your household dust? SustainableSuburbia.net

Did you know that household dust can often contain harmful chemicals including phthalates, pesticides, brominated fire retardants and countless other pollutants tracked in from outdoors, or shed from your inside furnishings and appliances? Indoor pollution is often significantly worse than outdoor. Five things you can do Vacuum regularly using a vacuum cleaner with a hepa filter.…