RealTalk with Norwex – Hayfever

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Why should you clean your mattress?

  • To remove dirt, dust, and allergens. Your mattress is a breeding ground for dust mites, tiny insects that can trigger allergies in some people. Cleaning your mattress can help to remove these allergens and improve your allergy symptoms.
  • Dust mites on the mattress
  • To prevent the spread of germs. Your mattress can also harbour bacteria, viruses, and other germs. Cleaning your mattress can help to kill these germs and prevent the spread of illness.
  • To extend the life of your mattress. Over time, your mattress can become stained, dirty, and even mouldy. Cleaning your mattress can help to remove these problems and extend the life of your mattress.
  • To improve your sleep quality. A clean mattress can be more comfortable and help you sleep better.
  • It’s recommended to clean your mattress every six months to a year. However, you may need to clean your mattress more often if you have allergies or pets.
Dustmites and all kinds of bacteria live in your pillowcases, sheets and mattresses and continue to breed as you sleep.
Pet hair and dander is a breeding ground for all kinds of bacteria and often lead to pet allergies.

Here are some tips for cleaning your mattress:

  • Why Should You Clean Your Mattress?Vacuum your mattress regularly! This will help to remove dirt, dust, and allergens.
  • Spot-clean any stains as soon as possible! This will help to prevent the stain from setting in.
  • Use a Norwex mattress cleaner! Do not use bleach or other harsh chemicals which can damage your mattress.
  • Air dry your mattress completely after cleaning. This will help to prevent mould and mildew growth.

Fact Time: Gross but True

Did you know that the average human sheds about 600,000 particles of skin every hour? That’s right, you’re basically surrounded by a constant snowfall of dead skin cells. Eww, right? Imagine the microscopic world of ickiness happening right under your face every night!

Did you know that your pillowcase can be a breeding ground for bacteria? When you sleep, your pillow absorbs sweat, oil, dead skin cells, and other debris from your body. This creates a warm, moist environment that is ideal for bacteria to grow. These bacteria can clog pores, irritate the skin, and lead to breakouts, rashes, and other skin problems.

Here are some tips to help prevent bacteria from growing on your pillows:

  • Change your pillowcase every 2-3 days.
  • Wash your pillowcases in hot water (at least 55 degrees Celcius).
  • Air-dry your pillowcases instead of using the dryer.
  • If you have a feather pillow, aerate it regularly by fluffing it up
  • Use a fabric spray or mattress cleaner that fights microbacteria in your bed and pillows such as the Norwex Mattress Cleaner free from harmful chemicals.
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See how Norwex fights allergens that compromise our air quality!


The Norwex Mission is all about helping people around the world fight against the harmful chemicals and establishing healthier cleaner living spaces. Norwex offers a variety of products that can help you eliminate bacteria and minimse chemicals efficiently in your bedroom & laundry environment, like:

  • Mattress Cleaner: You wash your sheets and mattress protector, but what about the mattress itself? Mattresses, upholstery and other non-washable soft surfaces can harbour organic waste like dead skin cells and body oils—even pet dander! Not a pleasant thought, especially for allergy sufferers.
  • Antibacterial Pillowcases: Never lose sleep over bacteria or scratchiness with Norwex Microfibre Pillowcases. Skin, hair and dandruff cells, as well as biological fluids like drool and sweat, can soil cotton fibres, making your pillow a harbour for the bacteria that feed on them. Our BacLock®* antibacterial agent in the cloth keeps it cleaner for longer by inhibiting bacterial growth within the cases and on your pillow.
  • Ultra Power Plus™ Laundry Detergent: Our environmentally friendly Ultra Power Plus™ Laundry Detergent is the right formula for your family. It gets your clothes their cleanest, and because you only need to use a little, you save money.
How checmials affect your children

Cleaning with bathroom sprays on a regular basis equals smoking approximately 20 cigarettes a day.

Beate Hjeltnes

Global CEO – Norwex

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Welcome to The Norwex movement

At Norwex we believe that it is essential for all of us to be increasingly conscious of the presence of chemicals in our daily products and routines as well as how how they can affect us and the long term effects or potential consequences they may pose to our well-being.

Every child deserves a home that is clean and safe and chemical free. Did you know that it is estimated that worldwide about 1 in 100 children has Autism.1 Families and children are continously exposed to harmful chemicals that we cannot begin to understand the impact of.

The Norwex Mission is about chemical awareness, helping people clean their homes in a chemical free way and introducing families to the Norwegian way of living, cleaner, safer, better.

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