How to Use Basic H

Basic H (Household) 2

Happy Spring Cleaning

This post is for anyone that cleans, whether you hate it or love it!!!!

Spring is here!!!  YAY!!!!

We can’t be more excited over here!!!!  So, I know that you are all busy working on your SPRING CLEANING LIST.  Right?

I just want to let you in on one of my dirty clean little secrets!
The secret is  my all time favorite and most used product ever.

I use this product for EVERYTHING and have been for 3 years!!!!

I am not kidding!

What is Basic H (Household)

I use it for dusting the house, washing the windows and mirrors, mopping the floor, power washing the house, shampooing the carpet, wiping the appliances, washing the granite to spot removal and much, much more!!!

It is called Basic H2 Organic Super Cleaning Concentrate!

Not only is it the best……it is the CHEAPEST and……….it is the SAFEST!!!!!!!

It is cheaper than vinegar and it is organic!!!!  Oh yeah, and ………..it WORKS!!

Basic H instructions

 

 

HERE ARE OTHER CLEANING SUGGESTIONS……

HOUSEHOLD

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 4oz spray bottle. Wipe dry with paper towel. Do not use a lot of Basic-H or glass will smear.

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. Dusting: Squeeze sponge out of solution of ¼ teaspoon to pint of water. With almost dry sponge, wipe of 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.

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.

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.

 

 

PERSONAL

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.

 Shoe Cleaner:

Use 1 drops on a wet cloth. It will not remove wax. Shine with dry cloth.

 

 

AUTOMOTIVE

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.

MISCELLANEOUS

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.

House Plants:

Use a few drops in water. Water plants and they will flourish. Use to wipe down leaves also.
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.

ACCESSORIES

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-H2 when you flush, to keep toilet bowl clean for months.

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.

Basic-G 

Will deodorize bathroom areas, garbage cans and other areas where bacterial growth can cause unpleasant odors. Basic-G is concentrated for economy.

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 $$!
  • Basic-H2 contains no acids, no alkalis, no kerosene or solvent, and has no offensive or detergent odor.
  • Basic-H2 has pH factor of 6.5, right in the range of human skin.
  • Basic-H2 makes water many times wetter.
  • Basic-H2 is a fantastically versatile cleaner. The successor is soap!
  • Basic-H2 does not hinder bacterial action of septic tanks or cesspools.
  • DO NOT put fingers or foreign matter into 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.

There are 1,000 different uses for this environmental sound product. Enjoy!

Wow, that was a long post!!!!

Anyway, now you know my ABSOLUTE  FAVORITE CLEANING PRODUCT CLEANER EVER!!!!!!!

 

I recommend starting with:

Get Clean Start Kit (regular or un-scented)
Basic G {Germicide}

I want to be honest with you, I am not “selling” these products just to “sell” something.

 

I believe in doing what’s right….AND using natural products around our kids, pets, and house is RIGHT!

 

It is up to us to give our kids the best we can.  We do everything for our kids, so why not clean WITHOUT harsh chemicals.

 

Not only is the Get Clean Line natural & safe for us, our families, and the planet, the actually work and by that, I mean…they ROCK….and they save you money!

 

I can’t think of ANY reason why someone would not use these….REALLY, I can’t!!

 

If you like the “smell” of cleaners, add some essential oils to your cleans.

 

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I am so passionate about this and I hope you join my mission in creating healthier lives!

 

Thanks and have a great day! 🙂

 

Emily

Crazy for Cloth Diapering Part 1: Brand and Style

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So to start this series off I will talk about the brand and style that we use. We use (get a pen this is a long one) Bumgenious All in One Freetimes. Wow! Say that 5 times fast!!

Let me begin by saying that I adore and (at times) despise this style all at once. You can’t go wrong with the Bumgenious brand but the Freetimes do take a little longer to dry.

As seen in the pictures above, they consist of the diaper shell and two “no stuff” liners that are sewn in!! It makes things so much easier for quick changing, day care, and reluctant grandparents. I love that you can fold the liners (see stitched lines) to make more absorbency where it’s needed. So it works great for boys and girls.

You can’t go wrong with any all in one diaper. No stuffing, no extra pieces to keep together, and just so simple.

They claim to fit babies from 8-35 pounds but I have to say they didn’t fit either of my babies until they were around 10 pounds. It’s literally 3 easy snaps on the front for sizing. I need idiot proof and these have for sure  accommodated me in that area :). I have tried other one size diapers where you have to sinch and button and measure and I just don’t have the time or patients for that.

Like I said, over all I love these diapers and wouldn’t go with anything else. My only complaint is that they literally take an entire night to dry. In the dryer they will be done in a normal cycle but I always hang dry my diapers so they last longer. (I will do another post on my wash schedule)

The only time I have had to deal with a leak is when it’s time to go up in size. Then I just change the snaps and there are no more leaks.

Now let’s talk about building your stash!! I had experience with bum genious before so I knew I wanted to go with this brand. I also knew I had to have all in one and I wasn’t willing own and entire stash of 3 different sizes of diapers so I also knew I needed one size. I ordered 24 and that has been the perfect amount for me. Some people do more but they go longer between washes and enjoy buying different designs.

Speaking of……..there are some adorable designs out there so it can be easy to get out of control with that. Maybe it’s because I have boys? Or because I’m kind of a minimalist? I just don’t get into buying every cute design out there. Come talk to me if our next baby is a girl and it may be a different story 🙂

So there you have it. My opinion of a great cloth diaper. Please do tons of research before buying. I look at buying cloth as an investment. You need it to be the perfect fit for your family and life.