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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Why you should run your washing machine empty, when you first start using Filler Free Washing Powder

When people first start using Norwex washing powder or liquid laundry detergent, I always recommend they start by doing a machine wash. Why? Because if you have been using a conventional washing powder (most brands have a significant amount of fillers) OR a homemade laundry detergent with soap and insufficient vinegar or citric acid to…

Mother’s Day Sale!

Oh wow, check out these Mother’s Day Specials Norwex has just announced, for Australia and New Zealand! I was just this morning admiring the “flowers” design optic scarf on my handbag, and wishing they’d bring it out as a regular product ! Well, it’s still strictly limited edition, but for the rest of this month,…

Join Norwex for FREE in Australia and New Zealand!

On this page: Join Norwex for Free | Get a limited edition upgrade kit at 40% off | Get more FREE GIFTS | How to get a $300 Norwex Shopping Spree | More information **EXTENDED To MIDDAY (AEST) on April 1st!!** Have you contemplated joining Norwex yourself? Maybe you’d like to make a little pocket money selling a product you love,…

Microfibre Cleaner Laundry Booster Instructions

Microfibre Cleaner Laundry Booster

Eliminate odours and extremely tough stains from grass, urine, blood, grease, grime and more with enzyme power boosters. Restore formerly dingy laundry to bright, clean and odour-free, all without harmful chemicals. Where to use: As a pre-wash soaker in a bucket of water or in the washing machine. How to use:  To deep clean microfibre…

Stainless Steel Cloth Instructions

Stainless Steel Cloth

Where to use: Remove smudges, fingerprints, grease marks and water droplets from stainless steel surfaces (smooth and brushed) and other metal appliances like copper and nickel. (Please follow manufacturer’s instructions for special coatings used on various metals.) It can also be used for polishing ceramic cooktops. How to use:  To polish stainless steel, rub dry…

Pillowcase Instructions

Pillowcases (Set of two)

Containing our BacLock antibacterial agent, these pillowcases are easy to clean, durable and ultra-smooth.  With self-cleaning properties they are great for acne-prone skin and are a perfect neutral cloud colour to work with any décor. Maintenance: Launder with other lint-free laundry using a Norwex Laundry Detergent or Norwex Liquid Laundry. You can buy the Pillowcases from me,…

Rubber Broom Instructions

Rubber Broom

Broom and Squeegee combo perfect for indoors and out!  Electrostatically removes pet hair and fuzz.  Squeegee is great for drying decks, pool areas, patios, balconies and more.  Extendable handle.  Maintenance: Rinse under warm water to clean. You can buy the Rubber Broom from me, in Australia. If you are elsewhere, check Norwex.com to find a consultant in your country. Of…

Kids Bath Sponge Instructions

Kids Bath Sponge

Clean delicate skin without scratching using this fun velvety soft bath sponge.  The elastic band which can be flipped to either side of the sponge to make slippery bath times a thing of the past! Plus it’s perfect for ‘sponge bathing’ on those days when there’s no time for a bath.   Maintenance: Between uses,…

Facial Pad Instructions

Facial Pads

Replace single use cotton ball or pads with these super-soft, double-sided Facial Pads.  They come with a zippered washing pouch for storing and laundering. The Ultra-soft Makeup Cloth, suede microfibre side removes daily build-up of oils, dirt and makeup from skin’s surface and holds them in the pad. The Body Cloth microfibre on the other…

Exfoliating Facial Mitt Instructions

Exfoliating Facial Mitt

Gentle double-sided mitt with pocket for better control.  Soft, suede-like microfibre (the same texture as our make-up removal cloths) wipes away all traces of makeup while exfoliating side removes dull, dead skin to leave fresh, glowing skin. How to use:  Use with water only to avoid harsh chemicals during facial cleansing. Moisten the mitt and…

2019 Norwex Catalogue (Australia)

The new 2019 catalogue is here! Download the 2019 Australian Norwex Catalogue in PDF here (11 MB), or browse the images below (click the page you want to read to see it larger, and scroll through them from there). You can look at the catalogue as a flipbook using Flash here, or browse the website…

March Norwex Customer Specials

March 2019 Norwex Customer Specials Australia | SustainableSuburbia.net

The March customer specials have some of my favourite products in them! A travel envirocloth was my very first norwex product, given to me as a host gift when I booked my first party. I brought it home and couldn’t stop cleaning, I was so amazed how effective it was! They are great to have…

Norwex Liquid Laundry Detergent Instructions

Norwex Liquid Laundry Detergent - Enzyme powered innovation

Tough on dirt, not the environment.  The pre-measured pump delivers a highly concentrated enzyme formula which is tough on odours and stains.  Biodegradable, fragrance and filler free.  Suitable for septic tanks. How much to use in Front Loaders: Depending on load size – 1 pump = small (2ml); 2 pumps (4ml); = medium, 3 pumps…

Climate Change could mean higher exposure to toxic heavy metals

Climate change means higher exposure to heavy metals | photo: Pheonix Dust Storm by Alan Stark, Flickr | SustainableSuburbia.net

A study published this month gives us even more reason to be concerned about climate change, and to reduce toxic chemical use. ‘People’s exposure to chemical contaminants could increase due to climate change,’ says Dr Bhabananda Biswas, a researcher with the Cooperative Research Centre for Contamination Assessment and Remediation of the Environment (CRC CARE) and the University of South Australia’s Future Industries Institute.