It’s another Giveaway week! Woohoo!
Of course, there’s still the last giveaway to – well, to give away – see details on the WINNERS below.
But first, this week’s giveaway. Last time I talked about the wonderful Norwex make-up removal cloth, so sticking with the personal care theme, this week we’ll talk about the Norwex Body Cloths and Baby Body Cloths. (Buy Norwex cloths in NZ here.)
Never use soap again
These cloths are AWESOME for cleaning your face and body without any kind of soap or body wash. Just Use Water.
Since soap is incredibly drying for your skin, this is a great development, plus, if you are used to using soap or some kind of expensive, sensitive skin body wash, these will save you a HEAP of money.
I actually had a friend who bought some call me up last week, to tell me how she always uses soap, all over her body, and she just couldn’t believe that she could use just a body cloth with water, and still get really clean. She was sure she would smell by morning! But, she gave it a try, and when she called me she said:
“And Kirsten, I felt the cleanest I’ve ever been!” (And no, she didn’t smell by morning!)
These are a lovely soft microfiber cloth, that – like most microfibre, feels very grippy when used dry on dry skin (okay, let me translate that as a little like fingernails on a chalk board, though no-where near as much as the envirocloth). BUT, when either the cloth or your skin is wet, it feels fine, though you can still feel the “grippy-ness” – that sense that it is really cleaning.
Cleaning up your kids
Now, what’s the difference between the body cloths and the baby cloths? Well, aside from colour, basically just size. But the baby cloths are EXCELLENT for wiping little kids hands & faces, all day long. They are just the right size for it, and they are waaay better than your average cotton wash cloth for cleaning off and hanging onto the food kids manage to smear everywhere.
And, just like the difference between the envirocloth and an ordinary cloth, they don’t just smear the dirt around, they wipe it right off. That’s the grippy microfibre and Norwex’s incredible thread count doing its job.
You can also use the baby cloths for cloth nappy wipes, but since my kids are all out of nappies (Yippee!!) I don’t need to worry about that anymore! 🙂
The baby cloths are also great to take out and about with you for cleaning your kids (and babies) on the run. And they’re WONDERFUL for dealing with greasy, oily, buttery messes. Like when your toddler gets into the butter because she thinks it should be eaten like cheese. Or is that just mine? Keep them in a handy dandy “reusable wet wipes bag” (two separate water-proof pockets) and you are good to go!
They are great for wiping your baby’s gums too.
And, of course, you can use them in the bath.
The body cloths are also recommended for use with acne, and again, can be used without any other cleanser. As I believe I mentioned in my last giveaway post, the make-up removal cloths are also good for this, and better if you have sensitive skin. (For sensitive skin use the body cloth on your body, but get a pack of make-up removal cloths for your face, especially around the eyes and chin areas.)
Like most Norwex cloths, the body and baby cloths do have embedded silver, which will purify the cloth of bacteria, as it dries out. BUT if you are using them for acne, they nonetheless recommend laundering them daily. They come in three packs though, so that’s not too much of a burden.
Face paint and makeup
The body cloths will also remove face paint and makeup, but the suede makeup removal cloths are a better option if you wear makeup daily, especially mascara and other eye makeup, since that delicate eye area needs to be treated kindly. The soft suede microfibre is just more gentle.
How to use them?
To use Norwex face and body cloths, wet them and then wring them out. Like most microfibre, they are most effective when damp but not dripping, BUT, if your skin is dry or sensitive, and especially for use around the eyes, use them a little wetter. For oily skin or a deeper exfoliation, wring out well.
The more they are wrung out, the more they will exfoliate. The wetter they are, the less they will exfoliate, and the gentler they are on the skin.
I tend to use the body cloth in the shower, quite wet for my face, whereas if I am washing my face before bed (outside of the shower) I will use the more gentle makeup removal cloths.
You can also use them instead of shaving cream or soap when shaving your legs! Just give your legs a good scrub with the body cloth, then shave, for a MUCH smoother (and quicker) shave, than I have ever got before!
Would you like to WIN one of these cloths?
Once again, you can enter this giveaway without a social media account. You can just look at the catalogue instead. But last time, so many people just said that what they would really like was the make-up removal cloth, that I am making it a little harder this time. So here’s how to enter.
First, you need to be subscribed to my email list (hint, if you’ve downloaded my book or my free non-toxic cleaning printables, and you haven’t unsubscribed, you’re already there – you should be getting a weekly email).
Secondly you can do EITHER or BOTH of the following. You can enter multiple times by sharing on social media.
1. Look at the catalogue (find the link here) and leave a comment below, to tell me which THREE products you would most like, and WHY. Mentioning the body or baby cloths doesn’t count!
2. You can share this post in your social media account, and link to it here. Be fair – if you have a social media account that you use solely for entering giveaways, and that virtually no-one follows, don’t use it. Go for option 1 instead. You can enter multiple times with different, active, social media accounts.
Entries are open until Friday March 14, and winners will be announced in my March 18 post.
One more thing before you go
The WINNERS of the Makeup Removal Cloths giveaway are:
& (for one international reader):
Congratulations to the winners, and better luck next time (this time, even!) to everyone else.
As usual, this post has been shared over with the inimitable Essentially Jess.