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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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…

Norwex Laundry Detergent Instructions

The Norwex Laundry Detergent, previously known as Ultra Power Plus (UPP), is a highly concentrated, superior stain removing powder suitable for ALL types of fabrics. It is filler-free and unscented and will not leave any residue in your clothing. It has superior stain removing properties, whitens whites, brightens coloured fabrics, and cuts through grease and…

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!

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

Norwex Descaler

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…