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Spring Cleaning the Healthy Way with Norwex!

We spoke to Emma Ozburn at Norwex to find out about harsh cleaning chemicals and how to clean without them;

Did you know that very few of the world’s 85,000-plus chemicals have been tested for their impact on human health? Over 200 chemicals have been found in the core blood of newborns, and typical adults have more than 700 man-made chemicals in their bodies. Personally, I find that really shocking. Norwex’s Mission Statement is simple, ‘Improving the quality of life by radically reducing chemicals in our home’. So take a minute and think about what you currently clean your home with. Do the sprays make you cough, or do they cause skin irritants? Do you already suffer with asthma? You may be doing more harm to yourself than you think.

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With Norwex you can clean 80% of your home with just our superior-quality microfibre cloths and water. These aren’t your typical store-bought cloths, I promise. A mere 1/200th the thickness of a human hair, our microfibre is a superior blend of extra-dense, super-fine fibres for superior absorption and effectiveness. Instead of relying on toxic chemicals to clean, Norwex harnesses the physical power of our microfibre and water to easily and thoroughly clean any surface. You get an immaculate clean while radically reducing use of harmful chemicals that can affect your family’s health.

 

Whilst our microfibre is amazing at cleaning, it’s also removing up to 99% of bacteria and germs at the same time leaving your surfaces germ free with only water. When wet, the antibacterial agent called BackLock will purify the cloth, keeping it fresher for longer. No need to machine wash everytime you clean, simply rinse, wring and hang to dry. We offer lots of cleaning cloth options, but our stand out products are the EnviroCloth and Window (polish cloth). These two cloths are like the Ant and Dec of Norwex, they belong together. Use the EnviroCloth to clean the surface (removes up to 99% of the germs and bacteria) and follow it up with the Window Cloth to remove the water residue for a streak free shine. Amazing results especially on windows, mirrors, hobs, taps, towel warmers, and more!

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Does your current laundry powder leave a residue in your washing machine? Think about what it’s leaving on your clothes. Did you know that most laundry detergent contains ingredients that can cause skin irritations and breathing issues? They are full of harmful chemicals like phosphates, sulfates, chlorine, dyes, bleach and ammonia just to name a few. Our Ultra Power Plus Laundry Detergent is free from all of those! It’s simply a soap concentrate and you only need 1-2 tsp to clean a normal load of laundry. Not only does it clean laundry without added harmful ingredients, but it is also a multi-purpose cleaner that works on things like oven racks, jewelry, microwaves, and carpet just to name a few.

 

If you would love to learn more about creating a safer haven, I would love to show you how.

 For More Informationemma norwex

Emma Ozburn – Norwex Sales Leader

Telephone:  07535723692

Email:  emmaozburn@yahoo.com

Facebook : https://www.facebook.com/groups/NorVIP

Planning your Work Day with Ann Little

When it comes to planning, so many of us know how important it can be in helping reach our goals, but we often stall when it comes to actually committing plans to paper.

Having a plan, any plan, means you are more likely to get things done. Here are my top tips to help you get planned and make the plans happen.ann little

  1. Plan your day, your week, your month and your year.

Spending time planning will save you time when it comes to implementing your actions. Each day spend a small amount of time planning your day, 10 minutes is often enough; each week set aside some time to plan the week ahead and so on.

Some tasks happen regularly so it is easy to know that they need to be added in. If you are using a digital planner you can set recurring tasks saving time even on the planning!

  1. Look at your priorities.

Not everything you need to do is urgent, and not everything needs to be done by you. I love Covey’s Quadrant for assessing your tasks. It is a fairly simply concept where you look at how urgent and important your tasks are, and you put each task in the correct box. You can now prioritise your tasks, doing the highest priority first. Sounds obvious doesn’t it, but how often do we let ourselves get side-tracked or procrastinate?

  1. Analyse how you spend your day.

You might feel busy all day but busy isn’t always productive. Why not track your time and see what you’re really doing. Use an app or pen and paper to note down your activities that you do throughout the day and look back on what you have been doing. Are you being productive and getting things done, or are you distracted by things that simply waste your time?

  1. Allocate time blocks.

covey's quadrantTime blocks are finite chunks of time, e.g. an hour or 90 minutes, where you focus on one task. This is perfect for the tasks that can run away with you or seem never-ending. Set a timer for an end time and be present in the one task that you are doing. Instead of a timer you could have another cue to represent when the time ends, for example work on one task for the length of a washing machine cycle.

I love planning, and I believe in its power. I have my time planned in advance, and when I can plan I do – I have a weekly menu planner for the family and shopping list; I write a list of packing items when I go away; I have a list of home improvements to work through and tick off.

Now is the perfect time to start your plans and reach your goals – What’s stopping you?

About Ann…

Ann Little is a Virtual Executive Assistant

She supports small business owners helping them make their business plans happen. She works with her clients to grow their businesses both on the planning side and the doing side. If you need help in your business but don’t know where to start contact Ann.

For more information

Email: ann@silverliningservices.co.uk

Website: www.silverliningservices.co.uk

Instagram: www.instagram.com/silverlingpa

LinkedIn: www.linkedin.com/annmlittle

 

 

AmbaScarlett Silver Allergy Kit – Get Ready for Hay Fever Season

If you’re troubled by hay fever symptoms then get ready for the season to begin by using the healing powers of silver.

Whether it’s trees, flowers, pets or house dust that kicks off your ‘allergic rhinitis’ let AmbaScarlett come to your assistance…  Launching a NEW allergy kit using the healing power of silver….

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The AmbaScarlett Allergy Kit contains;

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Fabric colours may vary

  • SORE EYES? A handmade weighted lavender eye pillow, keep this in the fridge so it’s always cool and ready to sooth when you can sit and relax.
  • ITCHY TEARS? Magic Eye Drops – To keep eyes healthy and clean, plus helps prevent infections with the natural antibacterial and antifungal properties of silver
  • PRICKLY NOSE? Nasal Spray – The nasal spray bottle is designed to help with sinuses, allergies, keep the nasal passage clean and to boost the immune system
  • RED AND SORE? Magic Gel – Magic because it’s so versatile. Customers have reported that it can help cuts, burns, eczema, acne, sunburn, prickly heat and much more. The Aloe Vera Gel soaks in quickly, taking the colloidal silver through all skin layers top to bottom, to help rapidly heal, soothe and reduce scarring.  Helps with a sore, reddened under eye area

 

…All in a hand made draw string bag

Cost: £35 with free post and packing

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The Benefits of Colloidal Silver

The Colloidal Silver in our products are of the highest quality, and can be used as an extremely effective antibacterial, antiviral, antifungal and skin healing solution. Silver has been widely used as a natural treatment throughout history, as far back as Ancient Greece where they used a silver coin in a barrel of water to keep it fresh and stop bacteria growing.

 

It was very commonly used until the introduction of antibiotics and is used by many   people today to help heal damaged skin and to fight infection. Hospitals use silver-coated implements and catheters to help prevent infection and it is found in sticking plasters and wound dressings in hospitals and burns units where it is used to heal skin and fight infection. It is also found in water systems in space shuttles and is used by many airlines to curtail water-borne diseases.

 

This is your chance to try products containing silver in a handy allergy symptom fighting kit

For More Information

Facebook: www.facebook.com/ambascarlett

Email: helen@aspengirl.co.uk orders can be placed via email or on the facebook page

 

 

New Apps Launched for East Northants Town Centres

Four apps have been launched to help revitalise high streets, drive recovery in light of the coronavirus pandemic and encourage more people to shop local across East Northants.

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East Northamptonshire Council (ENC) has worked with the Town Councils in Rushden, Higham Ferrers, Thrapston and Irthlingborough on four individual apps which provide a central resource for businesses, retailers, local services, charities and community groups to promote and support their town.

 

Each app is free to download and promotes local independent traders, as well as tourism and the visitor economy, and enables users for find all the local businesses in each town, contact details, offers and promotions, opening times and lots more.

Cllr Steven North, Leader of East Northamptonshire Council, said:

 

“It has been great to work with four of our town councils on this project and use partnership working to further help high streets across the district bounce back from the pandemic.

 

“Ensuring we support small businesses in East Northants has been a priority for us and the apps will provide an extra, easy marketing tool for business owners to use, as well as everyone who wants to shop local.”

 

The apps have been funded through East Northamptonshire Council’s Recovery Through Enterprise funding and have been set up by UK Town Apps in conjunction with ENC, Rushden Town Council, Higham Ferrers Town Council, Thrapston Town Council and Irthlingborough Town Council.

 

Any of the apps can be downloaded via your usual app store.