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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

SAFE

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

BENEFITS

  • 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®

POWERFUL

  • 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®.

 GREEN

  • 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…

AND HERE IT IS…

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.

 

Going Green with Shaklee

Healthy Home

Shaklee has wonderful all natural products that help keep your home and family healthy. I use the Basic H 2 on everything on my home. It is amazing on how easy it is use. Just a few drops in some water and it lasts a long time.

Basic H2® Organic Super Cleaning Concentrate

This little16 oz bottle creates an unbelievable 48 gallons of super-safe, really powerful, all purpose cleaner. We challenge you to use it up any time soon to clean everything from spilled milk, to bug guts on the window, to splattered spaghetti sauce. Now go, get cleaning.

Basic H Instruction

For all-purpose cleaning:
Add 1/4 tsp. to 16 oz. of water.

For windows and mirrors:
Add 1-2 drops to 16 oz. of water.

For degreasing:
Add 1 1/2 tsp. to 16 oz. of water. For bigger jobs, add 2 oz. to 1 gallon of water.

 

 

Healthy Home

Here is a little video about getting clean with Shaklee : http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=MyQH-sTt7Ak

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Shaklee All Natural Cleaning Products

 

 

Shaklee’s All Natural Cleaning Products are made with no harsh chemicals and very easy to use. With the Basic H2 cleaning solution is so easy to use. It only takes a few drops and water to clean up grease, dirt, windows, floors. It has no odor and is perfectly safe for children and pets. Also Shaklee has Laundry detergent that leaves clothes fresh as a spring day and clean. Here is a video on both of these products:

You can also check out this link at http://bartell.myshaklee.com/us/en/category.php?main_cat=HomeCare&sub_cat=GetCleanStarterKit

Living In Harmony with Nature

LIVING IN HARMONY WITH NATURE®

TRUE WORDS. SPOKEN IN THE AGE OF MACHINES AND PLASTIC.

Following Dr. Shaklee’s advice, we draw from the wisdom of nature in everything we do.

What that means is we make products from the purest natural ingredients. And we take stringent measures to keep out pesticides, contaminants, and other unnatural things that simply don’t belong there. But just as important as what we take from nature is what we don’t take.

Our company was the first in the world to be Climate Neutral™, which means we operate with a net zero impact on the earth.

Our world headquarters is a renowned model of environmental responsibility. We make products that are gentle on the planet. And we do not test on animals.

Ever since Shaklee was founded, we’ve been following the laws of nature. So far, we’ve never gone wrong. Check out this Link to learn more at www.bartell.myshaklee.com

Shaklee Home Care

4 SIMPLE WAYS TO GET CLEAN

YOUR HOME SHOULD BE THE SAFEST, HEALTHIEST, CLEANEST PLACE IN THE
WHOLE WORLD.

So we’ve put together some pretty easy things you can do to make your family safer and your home healthier.

And, as it turns out, what’s good for your home is good for the earth and everyone else on it, too. So let’s make our
homes healthy. Let’s clean our hearts out. Let’s Get Clean.

  1. Get the dirt. 
    Educate yourself about what you bring into your home at www.householdproducts.nlm.nih.gov
  2. Have a clean-for-all.
    Put on the gloves and get rid of the nasty stuff in your home. Responsibly, of course. Your local waste collection service has guidelines for proper household hazardous waste disposal, as well as collection sites for things like paint, batteries, and cleaners. Whatever you do, please don’t toss this stuff in the garbage.
  3. Welcome healthy into your home.
    Commit to carefully considering everything that crosses your doorstep. Here are some safe, healthy things to have in your home:

    • Fresh air. Open your windows to reduce indoor air pollution.
    • Essential oils. Use these instead of air fresheners.
    • Plants. Besides being nice to look at, they can absorb harmful gases and help clean the air.
    • Organic cotton bedding. Avoid standard bedding treated with chemicals.
    • Floors made of recycled and renewable resources.
    • Healthy paint. That new paint smell can be as nasty as it smells. Choose low VOC paint instead.
    • Cleaners that are truly cleaner. Look for these clean credentials on Get Clean products: non-toxic, natural,
      biodegradable, concentrated, and hypoallergenic.
  4. Clean up our collective home.
    Make the earth healthier for all of us who call it home by using these things in yours:

    • Compact fluorescent lighting. They last a whole lot longer.
    • Energy Star-rated appliances. Save money and energy.
    • A low-flush toilet. Replace the largest user of water in your house. Ultra low flushers cut water use by one-fifth.
    • Low-flow showerheads. Same pressure. Less water.
    • Your flicker finger. Turn off lights and appliances when you’re not using them.
    • Gray water system. Install one to recycle used household water for your lawn.
    • Tankless water heater. Save money, energy, and space in the broom closet. Use it to store your new
      Get Clean Starter Kit.

To learn more go to this link at www.bartell.myshaklee.com