Freedom – Doing what you love to do

At the top of Sherman Peak in California
Enjoying freedom


Let freedom ring.  If this is the case then why do we suppress it?  Why do we not take it for all it is worth?  Our ancestors as well as myself and family have fought for it and many have died so that we can have freedom.

Now it seems that today, all we do is stick ourselves into world of work, more work, sleep, and more work.  Also known as a rut.  For those who think the rut is comfortable, then this is not for you.  For those who want to get out of the rut, to live, to be healthy, to be free and do what you love to do, then please read on.

Over the years, we have had a flood of economic downturns and upturns.  Each time we seem to lose more than we have gained, and many of us have lost thousands and thousands of dollars even though our financial advisers just tell us to hang in there.  Then there comes the family crisis, the need for a new car, clothes for the kids, a new refrigerator, or some other financial crisis.   We need the money, so we use it up.  This leaves us with little money for retirement or savings accounts.

We got the kids through college, we paid off most of the loans.  Now we are left with aging parents and our own health struggles.  Isn’t it time to change all of this?  Why can’t we help our aging parents who are living beyond their money and at the same time pay off our mortgages and credit card debts?

We can and there is a way.  I have decided for me it is going to be through Shaklee.   Being a product of the product, and knowing that study after study has proven the effectiveness of the products.  And this all comes without the hype of highly paid athletes and movies stars.  All I had to do is talk with those individuals who have been in Shaklee for 20 or more years.  For the most part, they are the healthiest, happiest  people I know.  They seldom go to the doctor.  They are active in society.  They still run their businesses and farms.  They enjoy life.  They relish the idea of doing things.  They like to go to conferences to visit each other as if they were at a big family reunion.  In fact, Shaklee is just one big, healthy family.

The Shaklee family can tell story after story of someone who has been stricken with a serious illness, tried the products,  and found them to be effective.  Do these stories make the headlines?  Of course not.  They are part of the family.  Do you put your family details out to the news media?  Most likely not.  Do they brag about their business and how much money they are making?  Most do not.  Do you shout out your family income on the rooftops?  If you do, then Shaklee is not for you.

If you are the type of person who just wants to do what you want to do when you want to do it, then Shaklee is a vehicle that is going to get you there.  Is it glorified, glamorous, and full of hype?  Not on your life!   It is quiet, healthy, dignified company with products that are helping thousands and thousands of people both physically and financially.  Many become financially independent and many are customers.  That is what Shaklee is all about.

What is in it for you?  Freedom, health, financial independence, doing what you want to do when you want to do it.  What is your hobby?  What is your passion?  Do you really want to do it or do you want to work to make someone else’s dream come true?

If you are like me and just want to keep things simple and maintain your independence and freedom, then I would urge you to contact me and let me show you the simple, independent life.


Save $$$ when you use Basic H2

Saving money with Basic H2 from Shaklee
All organic, non-toxic, biodegradable, chemical free and ultra concentrated Basic H2

Organic Super Cleaning Concentrate

Many all-purpose cleaners may contain toxins that can be absorbed through the skin or inhaled. Synthetic solvents may cause hormone disruptions.

Organic solvents such as butyl cellosolve are neurotoxins and nasal irritants. Another toxin, morpholine, can cause liver or kidney damage. Glass cleaners contain ammonia, a poison that can irritate skin, eyes, and the respiratory system.

Basic-H2 does not contain these hazardous ingredients.

An unbelievable amount of super-safe, really powerful clean comes out of doubly concentrated Basic-H2 Organic Super Cleaning Concentrate. We challenge you to use it up anytime soon. Basic-H2 literally gives you a thousand ways to try. Some suggestions: spilled milk, bug guts on the window, and barbecue grill grunge. That’s three down. Only 997 uses to go.  How many can you name?  Read on and I’ll give you some more!

The Shaklee Difference


  • Nontoxic
  • No toxic fumes
  • No hazardous chemicals
  • Fragrance free
  • Mild on your hands
  • pH balanced
  • No chlorine


  • Super-concentrated — 16 ounces makes 48 gallons of super-powerful all-purpose cleaner.
  • Versatile cleaner — removes dirt, grease, and grime from any washable surface, inside and out.
  • Cuts through the most stubborn grease and grime, leaving no smeary residue.
  • Twice as concentrated as original Basic-H®


  • Tough on grease
  • Ultra-concentrated — 16 oz. makes 48 gallons — all-purpose cleaner
  • 16 oz. of Basic-H2 makes the equivalent of over 5,800 bottles of  Windex®* (26 oz. each)
  • Doubly concentrated compared with original Basic-H2 — use only half as much as you used to with the regular Basic-H®.


  • Natural, sustainably sourced ingredients — derived from corn and coconut
  • Biodegradable surfactant
  • No phosphates
  • Recyclable packaging
  • No dyes
  • Safe for septic systems and gray-water

Your Shaklee Home

When it comes to keeping your house clean, and the earth safe, you shouldn’t have to choose.  All of Shaklee products are non-toxic, cleaning choices that are safe, powerful, green, and smart. Safe for you, your home, your planet.

Shaklee Basic-H2 is one of the most effective all around biodegradable cleaners that I know. I have tried many but nothing compares. Below is a list of all the uses of Shaklee Basic-H2. Since there are over 1,000 uses it has been difficult to compile a complete list.

First, how should Basic-H2 generally be used? The genius of Basic-H2 is that it makes water, the “universal solvent,” penetrate dirt and grime more quickly while then rinsing away easily and leaving no toxic residue. Intensely concentrated, Basic-H2’s cleaning power is unleashed when it is diluted in water to the strength required for the cleaning job at hand (spot-test first).

Before I get to my list of how to mix this great cleaner I wanted to share a testimony of one of my clients. He has been using Basic-H2 for years and one day I asked him what he used it for.  His reply was basic, “Everything that I want to clean or protect.”  As you can see the uses really are limitless.

Here are some General Uses for Basic-H2

CLEANING JOBS: 1/2 to 1 teaspoon to a quart of warm water

WINDOWS, MIRRORS: 2 to 4 drops to a pint of water

FLOORS: 2 tablespoons to 1 gallon of water

Other uses for Basic-H2

Some of these uses are not approved by Shaklee. You can see their official ways to use Basic-H® and Basic-H2 at the product pages.

Window Cleaner – Mix -Only 1 to 3 drops in 16 oz. spray bottle of water. If smearing occurs, mixture too strong – add water to dilute.

General Spray Cleaner – Mix 4-6 drops in 16 oz spray bottle of water. Use all over the house to wipe furniture, chrome, the stove, the refrigerator, vent blinds, and excellent for louvered doors.

General Spot Remover – Apply Basic-H2 directly on spotted area. Use a toothbrush or finger to rub into area. Wipe off with a damp cloth or rinse in basin of water. (Removes coffee, ink, grass, etc)

General Cleaning – 1/2 tsp. in qt. of warm water.  Cleans doors, walls, woodwork, appliances, bathroom fixtures & tile.

Insect Repellent for People and Animals – Rub/Apply full strength Basic-H2 wherever you do not want insects to bite; they won’t bite where Basic-H2  has been applied. Also relieves itching of insect bites (rub on, full strength). Be careful around eyes, it does sting. If you get some in the eyes just flush with water.

Floors-1 Tbs. per gallon of water.  Leaves floor shining.  May require rinsing.

Dusting – 1/8 tsp. in pint of water, squeeze sponge almost dry (Or spray on), Wipe off dust, fingerprints, etc.  Dry with clean cloth.  Leaving the wax finish beautifully bright & dust repellent, less dusting required.

Outside Windows – 1/2 tsp. in “Ortho-type” spray applicator full of water.  Makes 2 gallons of solution for windows & screens. Squeegee dry.

Coffee-makers – Dilute 1/8 tsp.  Basic-H2 in pot of water. Run through cycle & coffee stains will rinse away.

Ironing– 1 drop in steam iron keeps the jets & interior clean.

Wallpaper– Excellent for removing wallpaper.  1/2 Tbs. per gal. of water.  Soak wallpaper with sponge & peel or scrape.

Concrete & Mortar Mix – 1/4 oz. per 1 gallon of water.  Makes cement & mortar spread easier & smoother, set harder.

Plumbing – Will keep pipes clean & free-running when used regularly to wash hands, pots & pans at sinks.  It emulsifies grease & can eliminate cleaning of grease traps.

Pressure Washer – 1/2 oz Basic-H2 to 20 gallons of water.

Heavy Duty – use 1 oz per gallon of water.  Leaves a luster to mobile homes, homes, RVs & etc.

HumidifiersUse 1 or 2 drops in humidifier water to help prevent rust & scum.

Knives–1 or 2 drops on cutting stone for sharpening knives. Keep moist & add Basic-H2 as needed.  Doesn’t clog stone – very important when sharpening tools. Stone rinses free of residue.

Yard Spray to Rid of Fleas– in hose spray bottle, fill with water; add 1 cap-full of Basic-H2. Attach to hose and spray yard every 10 days for 3 applications. Use twice a year thereafter to control.  Rinse all plants thoroughly.

Liquid Hand Soap– Mix 1/4 Basic-H2 to 3/4 water in pump dispenser by sinks.  Will not dry or irritate hands like soaps may.  Will help moisten, soften & protect hands!

Fine Fabrics– Use 1/2 tsp to a basin of lukewarm water to wash woolens, nylon stockings, and all fine fabrics.

Gum (works with Silly Putty)  – Use full strength to remove gum from skin, hair or carpeting.

Fruits & VegetablesUse 1/8 tsp. in pint of water wash and rinse.  Removes insecticide residue, dirt and waxes. For lettuce, cut head in half and place in cold water with a couple drops of Basic H2. It removes the poisons and crisps up the lettuce.

Automotive Uses Washing- vehicle– 1/2 tsp. per gallon of water. Wash small area at a time and hose off.  Wipe windshield, windows and chrome with paper towels after rinsing.  You’ll love the shine!

Battery Terminals – 1/2 tsp. to pint of water and spray on battery terminals and let soak 2 minutes. Clean with wire brush.

Filters1 tsp to gallon of water. Soak air filters from motors and watch the dirt float out into the water. Air dry or put on hot engine for faster drying.

Camping Cleaning & Washing -Coat bottoms and sides of pots and pans with Basic-H2 before placing over campfire.  Black soot just slides right off when you wash.

Fish Odors – 1/2 Tbs. per quart of water.  Basic-H2 works wonders on boats, docks.

Washing RV, Boat & Camper– 1/2 Tbs. per gallon of water.

Crayon– To remove from walls, use full strength.

Spot Remover-Apply directly on spotted area, which has been dampened with water. Use a toothbrush or finger to rub Basic-H2 into area.  Wipe with a damp cloth or rinse in basin of water

Upholstery– Mix 1/2 Tbs. to ½ gallon water. Spray on & rub clean.

Septic Tanks – Keeps crust from forming.  For maximum health of septic system use all of Shaklee’s phosphate free cleaning products.  This will do much to promote the growth of needed friendly bacteria.

Houseplants – Water plants with 1 oz. Basic-H2 to 1 gallon water. 4 drops to 1 pint water can be sprayed on the leaves to make healthier plants and keep dust off.

Fertilizer -Add a few drops to warm water, then water your indoor or outdoor plants. The Basic-H2 solution will make the ground soluble to the water, thus making your plants much healthier than with regular water.

Toothpaste -Add a drop or two to your toothbrush, right on top of your normal dab of toothpaste. Watch as your teeth become whiter and your gums healthier. Your breath may even stay fresh longer, as Basic-H2 fights germs of all sorts. I tried this and it does work. You don’t taste the H at all and it left my mouth fresher for longer.

Glove – Before you start a dirty job or before gardening, pour a few drops directly onto your hands. Rub them together to coat both hands. After you are done cleaning, wash your hands to find that dirt, scum, smell and overall stickiness are nowhere to be found.

Pesticide –  Dilute your Basic-H2 to a couple of drops per spray-bottle, then spritz your plants as part of your regular routine. Not only will the bugs stay away but you might also find that they are bigger and healthier, as well.

Produce wash – Just 1/8tsp. added to a pint of water will make an effective and safe wash for your produce. Grit and dirt on leafy vegetables are easily removed, and you no longer have to worry about a funny taste remaining on the produce.

Diaper wash -Coupled with 1/2 tsp of Shaklee Basic-G (a germicide), 1/4 tsp of Basic-H2can remove germs and odors from your cloth diapers. Leave a bit in your diaper pail to prevent odors there, as well.

Windshield Wash/Rain repellent -Pour 3 1/2 tsp of Basic-H2into one quart of water, and use it as your windshield wash. Rain and slush will easily wipe away from your windshield, and bugs will slide away, as well.

These are some uses and directions for Basic-H2. Another list will be coming soon…


Records  and DVDs- Add 2 drops to a cup of water and with a soft cloth or brush, wipe off records. Removes finger oils and leaves them magnet free.

Shoes – 2 drops on a clean cloth to clean shoes. Will not wax finish, shine with a dry cloth.

Clothes Dryer – Place 25-45 drops into a 16 0z. spray bottle and spray inside of dryer. Reduces static cling and softens clothes or use Shaklee Get Clean Dryer Sheets

Contacts – 1 to 2 drops in 1/2 cup water to soak contact lenses. Rinse well to remove all traces of solution.

Delicate Clothing – 2-3 drops in pint of water; perfect for panty hose and delicate fabrics.

Hand Washing – 1tsp for undies, socks, sweaters, or knit dresses

Dishes – 1tsp to sink of water. May need to add a little extra if you have greasy dishes or pots and pans.

Walls and ceilings – 3 tsp. to 3 quarts water. For kitchens and bathrooms

Body Wash – 3-6 drops on sponge for luxurious shower.

Bathtub Cleaner – Use in tub for a bubble bath and don’t worry about bath rings.

BuildingsUse solution in a sprayer with no more than 500lbs of pressure or all you’ll get is foam and add the Basic-H2 last. 1oz. to 20 gallons of water. For heavy duty jobs use 1 to 2 oz. to 20 gallons of water. Then use 1 to 1 &1/2 cups of Basic-G (a germicide) to 20 gallons of water to disinfect. The Basic-G (a germicide) does not have the abrasiveness that petroleum based cleaners have, especially when coming in contact with the skin. Rinse thoroughly. Use the Basic-H2 in accordance with the hardness of your water. Very effective in cleaning buildings and cattle.

Carpet Pre-SprayMix 2 to 4 oz. Liquid Dish Wash Concentrate with 2 to 4oz. Basic-H2 to 5 gallons of warm water. Spray on carpet and leave at least 10 minutes. Then steam clean carpet using Basic-H2 in 1/2 proportion to required amount of steam cleaner’s shampoo. You can use Soft Laundry Concentrate, Shaklee’s fabric softener, as a de-foamer instead of steam cleaner’s, again using 1/2 amount required.

UpholsterySAME AS CARPET PRE-SPRAY- Mix 2 to 4 oz. (Liquid Dish Wash Concentrate with 2 to 4oz. Basic-H2 to 5 gallons of warm water. Leave on 10 minutes and use dampened towel to clean approximately 3 times.

Leather2 drops on damp sponge then wipe the item dry. Basic-H2 cleans better leather better than saddle soap.

Fire Extinguisher1 tablespoon Basic-H2 to 1 pint spray bottle; put water in first then add the H to prevent suds. Very effective on grease fires; keep one by the stove, in the tool box, by the welder… Also 1 gallon H to 55 gallons water in 55 gallon water barrel; suffocates a fire fast. In Fire trucks 1 gallon H to 1,000 gallons water.

Tape Residue4 drops to 16 ounce spray bottle filled with water, spray on let set and wipe off.

Paint BrushesWork full strength Basic-H2 into brushes and wash under the tap.

Outside Windows and ScreensSpray mixture of 1 teaspoon Basic H2  to 2 gallons of water.

RustUse Basic H2 for rust inhibitor for rusty nuts and bolts. Also use one tablespoon to radiator full or water or anti-freeze to help prevent rust.

Changing Tires Spray diluted or full-strength Basic H2 on rims. Tires go on easier.

Septic Tank – Pour one quart of Basic H2 into septic tank drainage when it becomes sluggish to clean it out. Does not hinder bacterial action in septic tank or cesspools. In fact, it helps build bacteria in your septic tank.

Boat Bottom Algae – 1 tablespoon Basic H2 to one gallon of water.

DOGS For Worms – Apply 2 drops H for every ten pounds of the dog’s weight on their feed for one week. Repeat this application every 3 months. You may put it in a spray bottle with a little water and spray it over the dog’s food. You can also add a drop or two to the water. I also add some Liqui-Lea to our dogs’ food.

Laboratories – Excellent for cleaning glass slides used under microscopes and blood-stained test tubes. Use 2–4 drops of Basic H2 in 1 pint of water. Glass will smear if more than the recommended amount of Basic H2 is used.

Plaster Casts – Place a few drops on one palm, rub thoroughly over hands, and a little water to remove plaster from hands.

Radiograph Pens – A few drops of Basic H2 will clean engineering pens and keep them working smoothly.

Concrete and Mortar Mix – Add  1 ounce to each 1 gallon of water used. Makes mixture easier to spread.

Golf Clubs – Add 1 teaspoon to a 4 ounce spray bottle. Spray solution on clubs and brush off dirt.  Also excellent for cleaning golf gloves

Eye Glasses – Fill a 4 ounce spray bottle with water and one drop of Basic H2.

ShavingApply sparingly, full strength to damp skin and shave as usual.

Frying Vats – Use 1/2 cup in 3 gallons of water. Boil for 5 minutes, stirring constantly. Dissipates stubborn crust without damaging vats.

Skunk Odor Removal – 1 Tablespoon Basic H2 in a gallon of water.


Becoming the Consistent Product

A strong foundation is required to be a successful network marketer

Network marketing starts with a connection. The person you connect with can make you wonderful promises, tug at your heartstrings, and make you want to join them on their quest to improve the world. But, what if they don’t keep their promises. Why won’t they return your phone calls? What happened to that ideal connection?

Network marketing gets a bad reputation because some individuals do not keep their promises. They scam others into believing in something that isn’t real and never deliver what is promised. Integrity is everything in the business of relationships. From the first meeting throughout all transactions and interactions your success will be built by honesty, integrity, and consistency.


Honesty must run through your life and business. Keeping commitments, like being on a three-way call with a new recruit or delivering a customer’s first purchase must all be done when promised. If your word is compromised, then trust has been broken. Be real with people about yourself and your product and customers will develop a strong connection with you.


Your motives must be sincere. Many individuals join a network marketing group with the goal of making additional or substantial income. That is a desirable goal, but not if you seek to harm others to line your pocketbook. Scamming and taking advantage of people do not grow a successful, sustainable business.


I go to my favorite restaurant time and time again because I know that they will always deliver a consistent, delicious product. Knowing that I will have a positive experience keeps me loyal. You want to become the favorite restaurant that your clients can trust to deliver a consistent relationship and product.

True success comes from real relationships. As a successful network marketer my goal is to work with people who are looking for more in life, living a healthier life, and getting back to nature is my goal and I am committed to helping those individuals who are looking for the same thing.

Wes Bartell

A professional network marketer offering expertise is growing a successful network. Wes proudly represents Shaklee products and also assists individuals as an independent insurance agent specializing in Medicare Supplements and Medicare Advantage plans. Wes welcomes the opportunity to assist others finding healthy lifestyles and financial freedom.

Call: 661-215-2901

Text: 661-808-0060

Are you getting your daily dose of vitamins?

The Vitamin Challenge

The key to good health is a commitment that includes a healthy diet and regular exercise—as well as the daily use of a multi-vitamin-multi-mineral supplement.

Why take a vitamin pill? Great question!!

Because despite our best efforts, most of us fail to get all the vitamins and minerals we need from diet alone.

In fact, fewer than 25% of adults eat the recommended five to nine servings of fruits and vegetables per day. And over time, poor nutritional intake can lead to impaired immune function, feelings of fatigue, and overall suboptimal health. Leading nutrition experts from multiple organizations—including the American Medical Association and Harvard School of Public Health—acknowledge the importance of a daily multi-vitamin-multi-mineral supplement.

The Vitamin Solution

The best of Shaklee science in one of the most comprehensive and balanced supplements you can buy, Vita-Lea® is specially formulated to provide you with 23 essential vitamins and minerals to promote overall health and vitality.

Taken daily, Vita-Lea supports long-term colon, heart, and eye health, promotes strong bones and a healthy immune system, and provides protection against free radical damage.

A superior formulation compared to other leading multivitamins,

Vita-Lea vitamin provides:

  • 2 times the calcium to support bone building and maintenance of bone density†
  • 2 times the vitamin D to support calcium absorption and healthy bones and teeth†
  • 2 times the beta carotene, the natural, plant-based form of vitamin A†
  • 2 times the vitamin E to promote immune, heart, and cellular health†
  • 2 times the magnesium to help maintain heart rhythm, as well as muscle and nerve function†
  • 3 times the vitamin K to support bone metabolism and blood coagulation†
  • 6 times the boron to aid in the metabolism of vitamin D and support bone development†
  • 10 times the biotin, a catalyst for energy production†

† See chart below

Who will Benefit from a vitamin

  • Adults interested in promoting long-term health and vitality
  • Anyone whose day-to-day diet is not always optimal
  • Those who are concerned about providing added support for immune function
  • Those who live an especially stressful lifestyle
  • Women who are trying to conceive

Scientifically Advanced vitamin

  • Vita-Lea is supported by seven clinical studies and provides 23 essential vitamins and minerals for comprehensive and balanced nutritional support.

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Vita-Lea – a high potency vitamin (multivitamin)

What is Shaklee for Health and Freedom

Shaklee Income Opportunity
Is this a dream or reality?

What Is Shaklee?

When it comes down to it, Shaklee really has only two products – health and freedom.

It’s hard to decide which one we love talking about more!

Let’s start with the products. They’re spectacular – pure, potent and proven to work. Their Nutrition, Weight Management, Home Care and Personal Care products carry a 100% Satisfaction Guarantee. When a product is this good, you can’t help but share it with everyone you know. That makes Shaklee products the perfect foundation for an amazing income opportunity.

The latest Shaklee innovation is Vivix™ Cellular Anti-Aging Tonic dietary supplement. It’s the most exciting example we’ve seen of a product that can truly help you create a limitless stream of income. And with the Tru-Infinity™ bonus program, the fifth way to earn in Shaklee — our ability to earn just got infinitely more exciting.

Beginning a home-based business in Shaklee is the smartest move we ever made. We now have the ability to control our own destiny, determine our own priorities, set goals and achieve them, advance and increase our own income based on what’s important to us. And everything we do to achieve our own goals helps someone else achieve theirs. We do well, by doing good. It’s the most satisfying approach to earning an income we’ve ever known.

But we didn’t come to this conclusion and make a decision without a few questions. We expect you probably have some too.

I’d welcome the chance to talk with you about your situation, find out what you’re looking for – health, freedom, or both – and see if this is right for you. So click on “Contact Me” and let me know if I can help!