Happy Cleaning!


This page is for everyone, whether you enjoy cleaning or not!! Our FAVORITE household product is by far Basic H2! It is an Organic Super Cleaning Concentrate. Basic H has so many uses it is hard to believe it is non-toxic. We use on just about everything around our home. It is safe and gentle enough to wash your hands, yet strong enough to remove grease off car engines (without damaging paint, gaskets, or insulation!)

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A Little Goes a Long Way

Basic H2 Dilutions Add to 16oz of water Basic H2 (cost/bottle) 1 Bottle makes equivalent RTU (ready to use) National Brand RTU (cost/bottle) Cost of equivalent number of bottles
1/4 tsp $0.05 214 RTU bottles $3.02 $342.40
Mirror & Glass Cleaner 2 drops <$0.01 >5,000 RTU bottles $6.00 $18,462
Degreaser 1 1/2 tsp $0.33 36 RTU bottles $9.95 $238.80
Dusting 1/4 tsp $0.05 214 RTU bottles $7.15 $2,523.95
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Here are some other cleaning uses:

General all around cleaning-
Use 1/2 tsp to quart of water to wipe down doors, woodwork, walls, etc.

Use 1/4 tsp to pint of water. Wipe inside clean with a microfiber cloth, leaving your refrigerator odor free and sanitary.

Use 1/2 tsp in the dishpan and let soak to loosen stuck on food.

Use 1tbsp per gallon of water. Wring mop, and wipe up the dirt. Leaves tile floor shining!

Use 1/4 tsp to pint (16oz) of water. Squeeze sponge or cloth to almost dry and wipe up dust, fingerprints, gooey spots, etc. Or, put solution in a spray bottle and lightly mist area and wipe dry with microfiber cloth. Leaves waxed finishes bright and beautiful (and it’s non-magnetic, making dusting a less often chore!)

Use Shaklee Laundry Concentrate for washing machine loads.  But, for delicates or spot removal, Basic H2 can’t be beat.
For spots on delicates, apply a drop or two directly on the spot and press in with thumb. Immerse garment in cold water solution of 1tsp per gallon of water, let stand, then rinse by squeezing water through and laying out to dry.
For spots on standard garments, apply full strength Basic H2 directly on the spotted area and rub with a toothbrush or finger. Wipe off with a damp cloth, or rinse in a basin of water. (coffee, lipstick, marker, grass, etc.)

Use 1/4 tsp of Basic H2 and 1tsp of Basic G (germicide) to pail of water.  Eliminates the odors in the washroom when diapers must stand.

Shoe cleaner-
Use 1 drop on a damp cloth and wipe down shoe. (Will not remove the wax.)  Shine with a dry cloth.

Gum removal-
Use full strength to remove gum from hair, skin, or carpeting.

Frying Vats-
Use 1/2cup to 3 gallons of water. Boil for 5 minutes, stirring constantly. Breaks up crusty residue without damaging the vats.

Boat Algae-
use 1/2 tbsp to 1 gallon of water.

Cleaning Hands-
Put a few drops in palm, and rub thoroughly over both hands, add a little water and rub around some more. Rinse off under running water. Variation- mix in a 4oz squeeze bottle, 1oz Basic H2 to 2oz Water. Apply a drop or two and wash as usual.

Car washing-
use 1/2 tbsp to 1 gallon water. Wash small area at a time and hose off. Wiping dry is not necessary. Wipe windows and chrome with paper towels after rinsing. Bugs and road grime float away.

Use 1/2oz to 1 gallon water to clean a warm engine, careful not to burn yourself.  It will not affect paint, gaskets, or insulating materials.

Battery Terminals-
Use 1/4tsp to pint of water in a spray bottle.  Spray on battery terminals, let soak for a couple minutes and then clean with a wire brush. Use full strength Basic H2 to avoid corrosion or galvanic action.

House Plants-
Use a few drops in 16oz spray bottle. Spritz plants and wipe down leaves. Plants will be shiny and flourish.

Outside Plants-
Use 1/4tsp in 16oz spray bottle.  Spritz leaves to kill aphids.

Outside Window Cleaning-
Use 1/2tsp in a hose applicator full of water.  Applicator should let 2 gallons of water run through it when in operation. Spray onto windows and screens.

Mosquito Repellent-
Apply full strength onto a paper towel or cloth. Rub onto exposed areas of skin to prevent mosquitos from biting.  If bitten already, apply a drop directly onto the bite to stop the itching. Basic H2 has a pH factor in the range of human skin, as such is non-irritating for most people.

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. You can tell if you do on windows and glass, because they will smear.
  • Basic H2 contains no acids, no alkalis, n o kerosene, and has no offensive or detergent order.
  • Basic H2 has a pH factor of 6.5, right in range of human skin.
  • Basic H2 makes water many times wetter.
  • Basic H2 does not hinder bacterial action of septic tanks or cesspools.
  • Do Not put fingers or foreign matter in Basic H2 container.  Large amounts of bacteria can cause degrading action and weaken your cleaner.
  • In extremely stubborn areas of grease or stains, use Shaklee’s Scour Off scouring cleaner.
  • To kill germs, use Basic G.