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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…

Ethically Sustainable and Nutritious Recipes to Make at Home

(Image source) There are many ways to and reasons for eating ethically. From veganism and vegetarianism, to growing a vegie garden or only buying organic; the sky’s your limit when it comes to eating ethically and sustainably. As the carbon footprint from excessive livestock farming increases and food waste around the world intensifies, it’s important…

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.

How Going Green Can Help Your Mental Health & Relationships

There are many benefits that come from leading a sustainable life. Just one family, even just one person ‘going green,’ is a huge help to the environment. ‘Going green’ means you choose to adopt a sustainable and renewable way of living. This lifestyle, which can be a gradual process or a stark change, focuses on…

Norwex Kitchen Cloth vs Raw Chicken (demo)

Norwex raw chicken vs kitchen cloth demo | SustainableSuburbia.net

When I am demoing the Norwex cloths, and explaining that they do, in fact, pick up 99% of everything off the surface, I often mention the raw chicken demo often done by American consultants. So I thought it was time I put a couple of those videos here on the blog, so instead of telling…

Smoking Out Big Tobacco

Tobacco kills more than seven million people each year, including around 890,000 resulting from exposure to second-hand smoke. (source) It is responsible for over 71% of all cases of lung cancer deaths, 42% of chronic respiratory disease deaths, and nearly 10% of all deaths from cardiovascular disease. Worldwide, 40% of children are exposed to second-hand smoke.…

How to Raise an Eco-Conscious Kid

How to Raise an Eco-Conscious Kid | SustainableSuburbia.net

Today I have a guest post from Sydney writer, Emily Leary, on bringing up your kids the right way (did I really just say that? LOL). (Photo by MI PHAM on Unsplash) Sustainable living takes effort, but we all know it’s well worth it to help sustain our planet’s precious resources. Raising your child to also be eco-conscious…

Natural Oven Cleaning – Before & After Pics

Natural Norwex oven cleaner before and after pics | SustainableSuburbia.net

You might laugh when you hear that some members of my family have been known to laugh at me for being a Norwex consultant (not to mention talking so much about non-toxic cleaning on this blog), because they know how much I hate to clean. Actually, the truth is I hate to tidy more than to…

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…

Baby Body Pack Instructions

baby body pack cloths are great for faces, dirty hands, and stick finger

Three 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…

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.…

The Easiest Way to Get Vomit Out of Carpet

Carpet Stain Buster Enzymes and microbes help to eliminate protein-based stains from carpets, rugs and upholstery | SustainableSuburbia.net

So your child/dog/cat/spouse has puked all over the carpet and you are wondering how to get it out, naturally, leaving no disgusting odour behind? It’s so easy! No, really, it is. Gross, yes – cleaning vomit out of carpet – or anywhere – is always going to be gross! But the important thing is getting…

How to Clean Your Oven with No Nasty Chemicals!

Cleaning the oven with Norwex oven and grill cleaner, spirinet and water

Everyone loves cleaning the oven right? Breathing in those awesome toxic fumes that make you feel like you need to leave the house, all the scrubbing and joy of it? No? Yeah, me neither. And honestly, when I used to clean it with bicarb soda, I was never all that thrilled with that process either…