The Deep Clean Method:This is one of the reasons I feel it is so important for those people interested in Norwex to attend a demonstration! There is so. much. information! If you have used regular liquid dishwashing soap on your cloths, or haven't let them dry out all the way before using them again, don't beat yourself up! I did it! Yep, it's true! Your clothes should be able to be saved by using a "Deep Clean Method".
There are several different approaches to this method, basically boil water, add Norwex Detergent, add cloths, remove from heat, allow to cool, rinse with hot water, and allow to dry. If a smell remains, or when rinsing your cloth the excess water is still dingy, repeat.
This is my method more in-depth.
1) Heat water (enough to cover the cloths) along with 1 teaspoon of Norwex Ultra Power Plus(TM) Laundry Detergent to a boil.
2) Remove pot from heat and add cloths.
3) Allow the water to cool - I typically let it sit overnight.
4) Rinse each cloth with warm/hot water to allow any debris that was released during soaking to be removed.
5) Wring to remove excess water, make sure the water is clear.
6) Allow to dry completely - either by hanging or in the dryer.
Photos...for those of use who enjoy visuals!
Fill a pot with hot water.
Add 1/2 Teaspoon of Norwex Laundry Detergent
Heat water to a boil.
Beginning to Boil...
EnviroCloth Pre-Deep Clean.
Remove pot from heat source.
Add Cloth(s) - you can do more than one at a time. :o)
Allow water to cool completely - I prefer allowing them to sit overnight.
Rinse with hot water, this will release any debris that may have been left in the fibers.
The water after one deep cleaned cloth...yikes!
Wring as much water from the EnvrioCloth as possible.
The EnviroCloth after the deep clean, the cloth is stained and that is ok! It still works great!
Hang to dry! Our fabulous custom cabinet company installed this super cool towel drying rack that keeps the damp cloth away from the wood! It is awesome! (And full of Norwex!!!)
You can also toss it in the dryer at this point if you wish!
Use Norwex Ultra Power Plus™ Laundry Detergent for best results.
Make sure you allow your cloths to dry completely. Either hanging to dry or in the dryer. If they are not allowed to dry completely they may develop an smell. The smell can be taken care of with the "Deep Clean" method.
Amy K Perry
Independent Norwex Consultant