The Norwex Wrinkle Release came out in the fall of 2016. I was so intrigued by this non-toxic spray. I could un-wrinkle my clothes, without actually ironing them? Would this actually work? I was, as usual, a huge sceptic. (I don’t know why I am, but I doubt it all. You’d think I’d learn!). And I know you’re wondering the same thing: does it work? I’ve put this product to the test since the summer of 2016, when sample sizes were pre-released to consultants. I’ll share a little about this product, how to use it, and my review of it.
Such a Thing Exists?
The concept of a Wrinkle Release spray was one I had never heard of before (other than tossing my wrinkled clothes back into the dryer for a quick tumble, of course). I began to do a little research and learned that this wasn’t a new thing, and that wrinkle release sprays were out there, by different companies. However, the contents of wrinkles release sprays you find on the shelves contain chemicals that can be harmful to your health. Norwex wanted to offer a healthier alternative for this convenient product.
The Norwex Wrinkle Release Spray is biodegradable and free from: • Artificial dyes and fragrances • Phthalates • Formaldehyde • Sulfates • Phosphates • Bleach • SLS/SLES • Petrochemicals • Parabens • Animal-derived ingredients
How To Use
Either hang the item up, or lay flat. Spray fabric until slightly damp, but not saturated. Gently tug fabric, with two hands, to smooth wrinkles, and/or, smooth wrinkles by smoothing with your palm.
So The Ultimate Question: Does It Work?
While one would hope that this works on every and all fabric, sadly, it does not. From my experience these last number of months, it does not work well on synthetic fabrics, such as Rayon or Polyester. So, those thin little blouses we all love these days, that wrinkle really easily, are not going to be conquered by this spray. As I’ve never used the other wrinkle sprays on the market, I’m not sure how they perform on synthetic fabrics (if you have experience, please comment below!)
However, it DOES work well on natural fabrics, such as cottons and linens. Like, REALLY well. In fact – I LOVE this spray for those items in my wardrobe.
Don’t forget about using this in your kids’ wardrobe too!
Here’s a Before and After photo of it used on a pair of boys linen shorts (note that the bottle shown is of the trial size)
This comes in real handy on a Sunday morning when you’re rushing out to church, the wheels are falling off (don’t they always?!), and your kid comes out dressed in the wrinkley-ist item they could POSSIBLY find. I’ve had moments where we haven’t had enough time to take the shirt off to spray it, so I’ve simply sprayed the shirt while it is still ON the child. I know. This is hilarious to watch! The benefit is that I’m not spraying chemicals close to their face, since this is a safer alternative. Ha! After you spray their shirt or pants that are on their body, just tug and/or smooth the fabric, as usual, to eliminate the wrinkles.
What Else I Discovered
It doesn’t work on your face. Just kidding! I didn’t try it on my face! But, one of my party attendees joked that she wanted to try it on her face, and I got a crack out of that! In all seriousness, it actually doesn’t work on your face. You’ll want the Naturally Timeless Skin Line for help with that!
Perfect for Travel
This is really handy for travelling, because it’s so hard to keep the clothes in your suitcase wrinkle free! Grab a travel sized spray bottle and pour some of your Wrinkle Release Spray into it, toss it in your makeup bag, and you’re now a travel pro!
Ultimately, this product does not completely replace ironing. I know. I wish that it did! It does, however, work for a lot of those pinches when you simply don’t have the time (and/or desire) to iron. For the synthetic fabrics in your closet, you’ll want to be more organized and keep those items hung and ironed in advance. For cottons, and linens, you get to be lazy, thanks to this product. It also doesn’t make your entire garment look ‘freshly pressed.’ If that’s what you’re looking for, you’re going to need to actually freshly press your clothes with an iron. And hey – some people find ironing extremely relaxing. So, become good friends with them, and pass your laundry on to them, to help them de-stress!
This is great for those last minute wardrobe changes, wardrobe emergencies, Sunday mornings, travelling, natural fabrics, and people who don’t like chemicals sprayed onto their clothes. It’s a 12 oz bottle, and you really don’t need that much, so you’ll find that this lasts you a long time, even if other family members are using it!
Check out my site to purchase a bottle for your household and get yourself wrinkle free(ish)!