Shaklee’s Basic H2 Organic Cleaning Concentrate is my favorite product from Shaklee’s Get Clean line of products. I use it in every room of the house. I love how it easily cleans up the most difficult jobs.
Shaklee’s Basic H2 cleaner is safe (for you, your kids, and your pets), it’s good for the environment, and very economical since you only need to mix a tiny bit of the concentrate with water.
But first, how should Shaklee Basic H2 generally be used?
The genius of Basic H2 is that when mixed with water, the “universal solvent”, it penetrates dirt and grime and then rinses away easily and does not leave a toxic residue.
You won’t believe all the different uses for Shaklee Basic H2, even with just a quick mix with a little H20. Keep this list handy for all your household needs:
The Many Ways to Use
Shaklee Basic H2 Cleaner
GENERAL USES FOR SHAKLEE BASIC H2 CLEANER
FOR CLEANING JOBS: Mix 1/2 to 1 teaspoon to a quart of warm water
FOR WINDOWS and MIRRORS: Mix 2 to 4 drops to a pint of water
Don’t forget that one 16 oz. bottle of Basic H2 equals the cleaning uses of 5,824 bottles of 26oz Windex. Read more on how Basic H2 saves you money here.
FOR FLOORS: Mix 2 tablespoons to 1 gallon of water
SPECIFIC USES FOR SHAKLEE BASIC H2 CLEANER
Window Cleaner – Mix – Only 1 to 3 drops in 16 oz. spray bottle of water. If smearing occurs, the mixture is 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.
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.
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.
Humidifiers – Use 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 & spray yard every 10 days for 3 applications. Use twice a year thereafter to control. Rinse all plants thoroughly.
Gum – Use full strength to remove gum from skin, hair or carpeting.
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 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.
Filters – 1 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-H 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. *Not recommended for aquariums
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
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.
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 ickiness 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 your plants grow 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 H2 can remove germs and odors from your cloth diapers. Leave a bit in your diaper pail to prevent odors there, as well.
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 oz. spray bottle and spray inside of dryer. Reduces static cling and softens clothes.
Delicate Clothing – 2-3 drops in pint of water; perfect for panty hose and delicate fabrics.
Walls and ceilings – 3 tsp. to 3 quarts water. For kitchens and bathrooms
Bathtub Cleaner – Use in tub for a bubble bath and don’t worry about bath rings.
Carpet Pre-Spray – Mix 2 to 4 oz. Basic D (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 H in 1/2 proportion to required amount of steam cleaner’s shampoo. You can use Softer Than Soft, Shaklee’s fabric softener, as a de-foamer instead of steam cleaner’s, again using 1/2 amount required.
Upholstery – SAME AS CARPET PRE-SPRAY- Mix 2 to 4 oz. Basic D (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.
Leather – 2 drops on damp sponge then wipe the item dry. Basic H cleans better leather better than saddle soap.
Fire Extinguisher – 1 tablespoon Basic H2 to 1 pint spray bottle; put water in first then add the H2 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 Residue – 4 drops to 16 ounce spray bottle filled with water, spray on let set and wipe off.
Paint Brushes – Work full strength H2 into brushes and wash under the tap.
Rust – Use Basic-H 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 H2 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.
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-H®.
Skunk Odor Removal – 1 T. Basic H² in gallon of water
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