Back in mid-2018 I did a series of posts after having bought a bunch of Norwex products and giving them a try. If you have never heard of Norwex, it’s an MLM company with the mission “to improve quality of life by radically reducing chemicals in our homes” They offer a range of premium microfiber products which are said to remove up to 99% of bacteria from surfaces. They also offer some natural cleaners which I have not tried. And btw, I have never been a Norwex consultant or anything.
I stopped using most of my Kitchen Norwex Products :/
I have stopped using most of my Norwex products primarily because they started to stink. No matter how many times I would wash them or what I would use to wash them, after a certain period of time they just kept staying stinky! I even tried suggestions online to deep clean smelly Norwex cloths by boiling, using vinegar, and a variety of other suggestions to no avail. This applies to the counter cloths, chenille hand towel, kitchen cloth... okay basically the kitchen stuff.
As for the rest:
The hair turban is still a good product! I stopped using it in favor oft-shirt towel wraps to help improve my curls (waves).
The window cloth is a great product. I still think it does better than any other product for cleaning windows and mirrors with just water, streak free.
The bathroom scrub mitt, I still like, but is starting to wear through.
I still use the cloth napkins daily! (But to be honest, any cloth napkin would do just fine)
What I would recommend to a friend from Norwex & More
If you’re set on trying Norwex then my top recommendations for cleaning would be the envirocloth and the window cloth.
In the kitchen I have switched to Cotton Flour Sack Towels which I am in love with. They are large, very absorbent, and dry quickly since they are lightweight so they don’t get stinky. Flour Sack Towels work great for drying dishes, drying countertops after you wipe them down, as well as infinite food prep tasks - drying freshly washed produce, covering fresh baked goods while they cool etc. Flour Sack Towels even work great as a hair towel too :-) Actually, flour sack towels might be great to add to your travel packing list!
For washing dishes and just about anything you need a paper towel for, I have switched to Swedish Dishcloths. What are Swedish dish cloths? They are really cool. Generally, Swedish dishcloths are made from a blend of biodegradable cellulose and cotton. You can reuse them over and over and you just pop them in the washer to keep them fresh. Once they hit the end of their life go ahead and compost them! If you’re wondering how long Swedish dish cloths wash, of course it varies on use and how you wash them/how often but I have had my original set of 4 for almost a year now which I think is pretty amazing! Great dish cloth and paper towel replacement! Plus they come in tons of cute patterns to express your style!