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Some Basic H Summer Uses
Bug Spray: Insect Repellent for People and Animals – Spray/Rub/Apply full strength or diluted with water. Use Basic-H wherever you do not want insects to bite; because Bugs Hate Basic H2 and won’t bite where Basic-H has been applied. Basic H 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.
Outside Windows – 1/2 tsp. Basic H in “Ortho-type” spray applicator full of water. Makes 2 gallons of solution for windows & screens. Squeegee dry.
Pressure Washer – 1/2 oz Basic-H to 20 gallons of water.
Yard Spray to Rid of Fleas - in hose spray bottle, fill with water; add 1 cap-full of Basic-H. Attach to hose & spray yard every 10 days for 3 applications. Use twice a year thereafter to control. Rinse all plants thoroughly.
Fruits & Vegetables – Use 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 H. It removes the poisons and crisps up the lettuce.
Camping Cleaning & Washing - Coat bottoms and sides of pots and pans with Basic-H before placing over campfire. Black soot just slides right off when you wash.
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.
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.
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.
Windshield Wash/Rain repellent - Pour 3 1/2 tsp of Basic H2 into 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.
Buildings - Use solution in a sprayer with no more than 500lbs of pressure or all you’ll get is foam and add the Basic H 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 to 20 gallons of water to disinfect. The Basic G does not have the abrasiveness that petroleum based cleaners have, especially when coming in contact with the skin. Rinse thoroughly. Use the Basic H in accordance with the hardness of your water. Very effective in cleaning buildings and cattle.
Changing Tires - Spray diluted or full-strength Basic-H on rims. Tires go on easier.
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.
Skunk Odor Removal – 1 T. Basic H² in gallon of water.
HOUSE PLANTS: Use 1/2 tsp. Basic H2 per gallon of water for watering plants. Use to wipe off leaves also.
ROSE BUSHES: Use ½ teaspoon to gallon of water .Spraying rose bushes will protect them from red spider and other diseases, and also fertilize them.
Aquariums - 1 tsp. Basic-H per quart of water to clean aquariums – rocks, coral and all. Rinse thoroughly.
Hard Boiled Eggs – Add two drops Basic-H in water when boiling eggs; they will peel easier.
Macaroni & Boiled Potatoes - 1-2 drops of Basic-H in pot when boiling potatoes or noodles; Basic-H keeps pot from boiling over and prevent noodles from sticking together.
Cakes - Add I drop of Basic-H to cake batter for making a moist and fluffy cake.
Shoes - Use 2 drops of Basic-H on a damp cloth to clean your shoes without removing wax finish; shine with a dry cloth.
Fire Extinguisher - Add 1 Tbsp of Basic-H in a 16 0z. bottle of water; an inexpensive and effective fire extinguisher to use on grease fires in the kitchen.
Hands - Use a small amount of Basic-H to rub on your hands before you tackle a job with dirt, paint, oil, grease, etc.; it works great as an “invisible glove”; wash up with a drop of Basic-H and water when done.
Concrete - 1 tsp. of Basic-H to each gallon of water makes concrete and mortar jobs spread easier, smoother and sets harder.
Popcorn - For extra crispy popcorn, add 2 drops Basic-H in oil before popping.
Insect Bites - Use Basic-H full strength on insect stings and bites immediately.
Fleas and Ticks - Apply 1 cap full of Basic-H or squirt full-strength to affected area on pet with fleas then shampoo; Basic-H drowns fleas and stops itching. Rinse thoroughly.
Water - Basic-H increases rate of water retention; makes water wetter – add 2 drops to 16 oz. of water (only use every other week; more is not better!).
Paint - Add 2 tsp. per gallon of flat paint for spreading easier and for better coverage.
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Phthalates, a type of endocrine disruptor, are untested, unregulated chemical additives that are used to intensify chemical fragrances in cosmetics and personal care products. Additional research links phthalate exposure to ASTHMA, CANCER, and REPRODUCTIVE DYSFUNCTION.
Most personal care products contain chemical fragrances.Even some so-called “fragrance-free” brands use a chemical masking fragrance to cover up the original fragrance.
Be wary of the ingredient FRAGRANCE. It is used to denote a combination of toxic compounds, including phthalates. Phthalates and other chemical additives are difficult to avoid, because manufacturers are not required to list them on the label. Under current law, they can be simply be listed as “fragrance”.
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Basic H has been around 55 years!
Forty years ago, in 1970, Shaklee Basic-H was named the official GREEN cleaning product of the very first Earth Day celebration. What an amazing formula that is gentle enough to bathe in and yet can clean some pretty nasty dirt.
I even know someone who showers in Basic H. They have a dispenser unit that attaches to the shower head. You flip a switch when you want Basic H to come out with the water and then turn it off to rinse. The best part is that it keeps the shower so clean. It is cleaning while you shower!
In addition to it being a powerful cleaner and constantly being impressed with ways it will clean yet another tough job, a 16oz bottle can save hundreds or even thousands of dollars worth of other (non-green) cleaning products. Not only are those other brands unhealthy for us (with the toxins and fumes and chemicals they have), they are unhealthy for the environment.
Let’s take a look at the important things to know about Basic H and then about 30 uses for this amazing green cleaner:
PHOSPHATE-FREE | NON-POLLUTING | 100% Organic | Biodegradable | Non-Toxic | Non-Irritating | SUPER-CONCENTRATED | Natural | Is a Surfactant: penetrates dirt on a surface | No-rinse, no-residue, streak-free formula
One 16 oz bottle of Basic H equals 5,824 bottles of 26 oz Windex (save thousands of dollars)
One 16 oz bottle of Basic H is equal to hundreds of bottles of any multi-purpose spray cleaner (save many hundreds of dollars)
Use for thousands of jobs, below are 30 popular cleaning tasks shared by long-time Basic H users:
General Cleaning: Use ½ teaspoon to quart of warm water. It cleans kitchen doors, woodwork, walls, ceilings, etc.
Appliances and Bathroom Fixtures: Use ¼ teaspoon to pint of water. It leaves refrigerators odor-free and sanitary. Great for bathroom tile!
Windows, Mirrors, All Glass: Use 1 – 2 drops in 16 oz spray bottle. Wipe dry with paper towel.
Dishes: Use ½ teaspoon in the dishpan. Fill dirty pans with water, add ½ teaspoon Basic-H2 and let stand to loosen stuck particles.
Automatic Dishwashers: Use Shaklee Dishwasher Concentrate.
Floors: Use 1 tablespoon to a gallon of cold water, wring mop and wipe up dirt. Leaves floor shining. To remove wax use a stronger solution of Basic H2 (1-1/2 tsp. to 16 oz. water.)
Dusting: Squeeze sponge out of solution of ¼ teaspoon to pint of water. With almost dry sponge, wipe off dust, fingerprints, candy spots, etc. Or use spray bottle and clean cloth. Everything disappears from furniture, leaving wax finish beautifully bright and non-magnetic, making it unnecessary to dust as often.
Fruits and Vegetables: Use ¼ teaspoon to pint of water. Wash and rinse. It removes residues of poisonous sprays and grime of handling in transportation. Also removes grit from leafy vegetables.
Woolens, Silks, Nylons, All Fin Fabrics: Use ½ teaspoon to basin of water. For spots, apply a drop or two directly on the spot and press in with thumb. Immerse garment in cold water solution of 1 teaspoon per gallon of water, let stand a few minutes, then rinse by squeezing water through and laying out to dry.
Spot Remover: Apply Basic-H2 directly on spotted area. Use a toothbrush or finger to rub Basic-H2 into area. Wipe off with damp cloth or rinse in basin of water (Coffee, lipstick, ink, grass, etc).
Frying Vats: Use ½ cup to 3 gallons of water. Boil for 5 minutes, stirring constantly. It dissipates stubborn crusts without damage to vats.
Concrete and Mortar Mix: Use ½ oz. to a gallon of water. Makes cement and mortar spread easier and smoother, set harder.
Knives: Use a few drops on cutting stone for sharpening knives. Keep moist and add as needed. Doesn’t clog stone, which is very important in sharpening tools. Stone rinses free of residue.
Phonograph Records: Use same solution as for glass. Clean with soft, dry cloth. It leaves no residual magnetism.
Wallpaper: Excellent in removing wallpaper.
Aquariums: Use 1 teaspoon per quart of water. Clean coral, rocks, entire aquarium with Basic-H2 solution. Rinse thoroughly.
Diapers: Use ¼ teaspoon of Basic-H2 and 1 teaspoon of Basic-G to pail of water. It eliminates odors in the washroom when diapers must stand.
Fish Odors: Use ½ tablespoon per quart of water. Basic-H2 cleaning solutions work wonders around boats, docks and other “fishy” places.
Boat Algae: Use ½ tablespoon to gallon of water.
Spray Snow or Poster Paint on Windows: Remove it with ¼ teaspoon to quart of warm water.
Protecting Hands: Apply at full strength to hands for lasting protection as an industrial skin guard. It is great as invisible gloves before painting.
Cleaning Hands: Put a few drops in palm. Rub thoroughly over both hands and add a little water. Continue with usual washing action. Add a touch more water as needed and rinse. Removes tobacco stains, onion and garlic odors. Variation – mix ¼ Basic-H2 and ½ water in a 4 oz squeeze bottle.
Gum: Use full strength to remove gum from skin or carpeting.
Painting and Dyeing: Apply full strength to hands before painting or dyeing. Paint or dye will wash off easily. Be careful not to get Basic-H2 in eyes.
Shoe Cleaner: Use 1 drops on a wet cloth. It will not remove wax. Shine with dry cloth.
Washing: Use ½ tablespoon to gallon of water. Wash small area at a time, and hose off. Wiping dry is not necessary. Wipe windshield, windows and chrome with paper towels after rinsing. Bugs and road grime float away.
Engines: Use ½ oz to one gallon water to clean engine. It will not affect paint, gaskets or insulating material. Best results can be achieved when the engine is hot for fastest drying of the ignition system.
Battery Terminals: Use ¼ teaspoon to pint of water. Spray on battery terminals, let soak for 2 minutes and clean with wire brush. Use full strength Basic-h on battery terminals to avoid corrosion or galvanic action.
Automobile Radiator: Use ½ tablespoon to radiator full of water or anti-freeze. This prevents rust.
Air Filters: Use ¼ teaspoon to quart of warm water. Air filters are cleaned with excellent results, leaving them free of dirt, oil, or chemical residue.
Rose Bushes: Use ½ teaspoon to gallon of water. Spraying rose bushes will protect them from red spider and other diseases, and also fertilize them.
House Plants: Use a few drops in water. Water plants and they will flourish. Use to wipe down leaves also.
Green Lawns: Use 1 tablespoon to “ortho-type” bottle applicator full of water. This should let 2 gallons of water through applicator to spray on lawn like liquid fertilizer.
Outside Windows: Use ½ teaspoon to “ortho-type” bottle applicator full of water. This should let 2 gallons of water through applicator to spray on windows and screens.
Humidifiers: Use 1 or 2 drops in water to help prevent rust and scum.
Water Soluble Gum Tape: Use 2 to 3 drops in a 16 oz spray bottle, or tape dispenser with water tank.
Toilet Bowl Cleaner: Fill toilet tank dispenser with Basic-H2. Place in toilet tank. It will automatically release a measured amount of Basic-H2when you flush, to keep toilet bowl clean for months.
Basic-G: Can also be used in toilet tank dispenser full strength or diluted. Basic-G cleans with biodegradable agents while it disinfects and is even veridical when used as directed. Basic-G will deodorize bathroom areas, garbage cans and other areas where bacterial growth can cause unpleasant odors. Basic-G is concentrated for economy.
Ironing: A few drops in steam iron will keep the jets and interior clean.
Plumbing: Will keep pipes open and clean when used regularly. It emulsifies grease and can eliminate cleaning of grease traps.
IMPORTANT THINGS TO REMEMBER!!
Basic-H2 is the most economical cleaner you can buy. One quart makes 192 gallons of cleaning solution by following directions.
Do Not Use More Than Recommended. A little goes a long way! Save $!
DO NOT put fingers or foreign matter into Basic-H2 container. Large amounts of bacteria can cause degrading action and weaken your cleaner. If a heavy-duty cleaner/degreaser is required, use 1 ½ tsp per 16 oz water. In extremely stubborn areas of grease or stains, use Shaklee At-Ease scouring cleaner. You can find a thousand different uses for this environmentally safe and sound product. I hope you enjoy the clean you will get!
*Product uses taken from personal experiences of Shaklee users and distributors, and not directly from the corporation.
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