Are You Using Your Disinfectant Wipe Wrong Like I Was?

Are You Using Your Disinfectant Wipe Wrong Like I Was?

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Are you a germ conscience mom like me that is wary of getting sick when touching door knobs, public toilets, shopping carts, or restaurant tables? 


Do you carry around disinfectant wipes in your purse to wipe down these surfaces in order to keep your family safe from germs? 


What if I told you that there is some small print on the back of those disinfectant wipes containers that you may have missed?

  • Did you wait long enough for the table to be wet before you sat down to eat? (like 4-10 minutes until the table was disinfected?)
  • Did you also rinse off the table with water before eating from it after wiping with the chemical wipe? (no one wants to ingest that stuff!!)

You didn’t do those things??  Me neither!

What if I told you I know of a product that cleans better than a disinfectant wipe, and uses just water (no harsh chemicals on tables you are eating off of!)? No waiting and no rinsing to know your surface is totally clean.   Don’t believe me?  That’s ok – I didn’t either.

After I watched this demo for the first time, my jaw literally dropped! Who would really think there would be something that works better than a disinfecting wipe to clean our counters??!!  

I found out that Norwex microfiber users claim they do and that this cloth picks up more dirt and bacteria off of your counter’s surface than any other spray cleaner + a paper towel or normal kitchen towel, or disinfecting wipe!!  Norwex users even claim they will clean up raw chicken juice just using this cloth and water – no disinfectant spray needed – seriously!!

I used to be a high school biology teacher and one of my favorite biology demos I would do with my students was using that Glo Germ powder in my hand and fake sneeze to simulate how far germs spread.  When I saw a company using the same stuff to show me really how clean my counters will be after using their cloth, I started paying attention.

The more I learned about how the microfiber cloth works and self-cleans, the more intrigued I became.  Needless to say, I ordered an EnviroCloth among other Norwex products to try.  In fact, I quickly turned into one of those fanatics that wanted the entire catalog ASAP!

Still wondering how the Norwex Microfiber works better than a disinfectant wipe or cotton wash cloth?  Here’s the answer:

How does Norwex Microfiber work

Norwex also offers a travel pack of smaller EnviroCloths.  You can carry these in your purse and use these when you would normally get out your disinfectant wipes!  Keep them in a  wet wipes bag and wash every week.

No more chemicals, plus you’ll save money since you are no longer buying disinfectant wipes!  Don’t make the same mistake I was by assuming everything was clean after using those disposable wipes!

Compare Norwex Microfiber to Commercial Disinfectant wipes

Want to know all the ways you can use your Norwex Envirocloth all over your home?  Fill out the form below and get your free printable of 35+ Ways To Use An Envirocloth:


Norwex doesn’t just sell Envirocloth’s – they have hundreds of green cleaning products for your home!

They also offer monthly customer specials – and here are the ones for August 2019:

Norwex Tips

If you are a nerd like me and want more details on how these clothes work – then keep reading:

The Norwex antibacterial Microfiber EnviroCloth removes dust, dirt, and grease from all washable surfaces using only waterโ€”no chemicals! Norwex Microfiber has the ability to remove up to 99% of bacteria from a surface when following the proper care and use instructions. The super-absorbent EnviroCloth picks up dust particles and traps them in the cloth until you rinse it out.  The BacLoc traps particles, including bacteria so that it stays in the cloth and won’t cross-contaminate.

I’ve been doing more research and this cloth is not an actual disinfectant.  It traps the bacteria until you clean it.  Rinsing it in water helps wash out the germs and grime.  Laundering in the Norwex Ultra Power Plus Laundry detergent officially cleans the Norwex cloths – but boiling them for 10 minutes every couple of months will completely sterilize the microfiber.  (Oh, and if you get the laundry detergent, a little goes a long way and a bag can last you 4-6 months!!!)

My House Is Clean Again!

Since becoming a mom, the cleanliness expectations of my home have significantly decreased.  I’ve let cobwebs linger, dust collect, tubs to go un-scrubbed far too long and with two small children because I’m just too tired to care!  But since Norwex products arrived at my house, my kitchen, tubs, windows, and floors haven’t been this thoroughly clean in a long time!  These products make cleaning easier and faster for sure!

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If you are curious to learn more about Norwex and their products, then go ahead and join my VIP Norwex Facebook Group where I share deals, and info on why these green cleaning products are superior to what you already are using.  Or if you have questions, come to this group and ask away!  I’ll be sure to get back to you ASAP!

How well is your disinfecting wipe really working for you - watch this video and you may be surprised like I was!


156 Responses to Are You Using Your Disinfectant Wipe Wrong Like I Was?

  1. Still trying to wrap my head around how these can work so well. What is the solution if they end up going through the wash machine and dryer using fabric softener? Is there a solution to screwing up the effectiveness of the cloths?

    • Great question! If you do accidentally wash or dry a norwex cloth with fabric softener – the residue left behind from the fabric softener can be washed out. Wash it once or twice more w/o fabric softener and that should reverse the effects of the fabric softener build-up.

  2. I’ve never heard of their products till today, I usually use Clorox wipes. I am definitely interested and willing to try them out.

  3. This would be my first time trying these. I have not heard of the brand until now. Sounds like a good and dependable brand that I would like.

  4. I have heard so much about these cloths from friends that use them and love them! I would love to have one for my house.

  5. I’ve never tried or owned any Norwex before, but I would love the window cloth! I have tried so many Pinterest tips and tricks to get clean windows, but this sounds like it would work so much better!

  6. I do not have any Norwex products right now. I keep hearing about the Envirocloth and I’ve been very tempted to try it but I just haven’t had a chance to buy one.

  7. I’ve never tried any Norwex products before. Actually before now I wasn’t too familiar with the company!I hope to learn more and try some!

  8. I’ve yet to try Norwex products, but they sound handy. We for sure need something for dusting. Thanks for the chance to win.

  9. These would be my first. I would be most excited about the window cloth. I seem to always get streaks on my windows and it drives me crazy – especially in the car.

  10. The Norwex antibacterial Microfiber EnviroCloth seems like a dream come true.
    Really excited about exploring and experiencing these awesome products. This will be my first time and I’m sure I’ll be back for more!

  11. Interesting. I was a microbiologist before having kids. I did know about the 4-10 minute wet time for wipes. I’ve never heard of this company or these cloths but I’ll take a closer look now. Thanks!

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