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 Go To A Norwex Party

A review from Angie at Know.Shift.Repeat. (She’s all about reducing the chemicals too, but she’s not a Norwex consultant – just a customer). She says if you are invited to a Norwex party – GO! I say, if you’re not invited – have one of your own!! And of course, if you want to have…

How are Australia’s 160 Million Hectares of Eucalypt Forests Responding to Rising Carbon Dioxide?

The Story of the Understorey - Rising CO2 and how it affects our forest | SustainableSuburbia.net

Six years of research by Western Sydney University shows that higher carbon dioxide (CO2) levels cause significant changes in the diversity of our forests understories. They first established that “Australian trees can’t take advantage of extra carbon due to a lack of soil phosphorus and that rainfall has bigger effects on forest growth than elevated carbon dioxide.” Now, three years…

Counter Cloth Instructions

Norwex counter cloths in limited edition box set | SustainableSuburbia.net

These ultra-absorbent, reusable cloths feature a unique new weave and are constructed from 50% recycled materials. They are the perfect replacement for paper towels as they quickly pick up spills and messes. Where to use: In the kitchen, bathroom – actually anywhere! How to use: Wet and wring out before use. Maintenance: Rinse thoroughly and…

Wrinkle Release Spray Instructions

Wrinkle Release Spray is specially formulated with natural ingredients to remove unsightly wrinkles in no time. Contains unique biodegradable ingredients found in natural hair conditions that gently condition as they effectively remove wrinkles while preserving the shape of the garment. It is naturally fragranced, phthalate-free and safe for bright colours and delicate fabrics. Great for…

Dishcloth Instructions

Norwex Dishcloth

Loosely woven netted Dishcloth is great where scrubbing action is required in the kitchen.  It’s also great for removing flour, dough or other sticky substances from benchtops after baking.  It stops transferring germs without absorbing debris, odours or grease.  It is made from 100% nylon. You can also use it to pick up things dry…

Natural Deodorant Stick Instructions

The Norwex Deodorant Stick uses a blend of essential oils and natural perspiration-controlling ingredients to safely and effectively combat odour-causing bacteria.  The Norwex Deodorant Stick is specially formulated to provide a safe alternative to traditional antiperspirants which may contain triclosan, fragrances or other harmful chemicals. It will leave you feeling fresh and clean throughout the…

4-in-1 Kids Wash Instructions

Norwex 4 in 1 kids wash

The 4-in-1 kids wash is a safe, no more tears formula for bubble bath, body wash, shampoo and conditioner all in one. Bubble Bath – Add a capful or more for tons of bubbles to make bath time extra fun. Body and Hair – Apply small amount to wet body and hair and gently massage…

Sink Mat Instructions

Keep your countertops, shelves and vanities spotless and free from sticky, drippy, gooey messes with the set of 3 various size Sink Mats.  Highly absorbent microfibre and foam mats.  Features microfibre top and foam layer with textured bottom layer with silicone dots to reduce slippage. Where to Use:  Place near any sink or tap to…

Fragrance Disc Instructions

Paired with Norwex Essential Oil, the ceramic Fragrance Disc adds a light fragrance to any room, cupboard or drawer in your home.  Free of harmful chemicals found in typical air fresheners, candles and wax melts, the Fragrance Disc provides a safe alternative and smells fresh and natural without using heat or electricity. Where to Use:…

Envirosponge Instructions

The dual-sided multipurpose EnviroSponge quickly wipes up spills and stubborn sticky messes without scratching.  Features BacLock on one side and special scrubby microfibre on the other allows cleaning of kitchen messes without harmful chemicals. Repeated use saves money and the environment. Where to use:  Ideal for use in the kitchen or bathroom to remove burnt-on…

Car Vent Clips Instructions

Car Vent Clips

Ceramic Car Vent Clips, paired with Norwex Essential Oils, are free of the synthetic chemicals found in most car freshener sprays and cardboard fragrance discs. Just 1 or 2 drops of Essential Oil on the back of the disc will then gradually release the scent in the air, to restore freshness to your car’s interior,…

Norwex Recycled Napkins – Set of 4

Norwex recycled napkins - serviettes - in peacock | SustainableSuburbia.net

The Norwex Recycled Napkins are made from 50% recycled materials. These ultra-convenient napkins provide an eco-friendly alternative to wasteful paper towels or disposable serviettes. They contain the Norwex BacLock micro silver agent, allowing them to self-purify and inhibit bacterial odour, mould and/or mildew growth within the cloth. Where to Use:  Complements any décor with a choice…

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

High quality microfibre that grips to skin when dry. This multi-purpose, antibacterial 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% 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.…

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!