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Tuesday, January 1, 2008



Some little known uses for Basic H2, as featured by Associated Content:

10 Odd Uses for Oprah's Favorite - Shaklee Basic H2

By Brannan Sirratt Published Dec 03, 2007

Being environmentally friendly is becoming a priority in many households. This was evident during Oprah's 2007 "Favorite Things" episode, a time usually devoted to pricey electronics and unrealistic purchases, when she raved about an affordable line of "green" cleaning products from Shaklee. For less than $100, your family could replace conventional cleaning products with an environmentally sound, non-toxic line of - get this - effective household items. One product of note, Oprah insisted, is Shaklee's Basic H2. There is more to this concentrate than cleaning kitchens and bathrooms, though. So, grab your new bottle of Basic H2 and your sense of adventure, and try out these interesting techniques.

Basic H2 as toothpaste: Do you have problems with bad breath or gum disease? Are you a smoker or coffee drinker? 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.

Basic H2 as a glove: Cleaning often leaves your hands with something to be desired. Before you get down and dirty, pour a few drops directly onto your hands. Rub them together to coat both hands. After you are done cleaning, wash your hands with traditional soap to find that scum, smell and overall ickiness are nowhere to be found.

Basic H2 as a pesticide: Growing organic produce does wonders for your health and the enviroment, but pesticide-free can still mean bug-free. 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.

Basic H2 as Miracle-Gro: 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.

Basic H2 as a 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.

Basic H2 for sharpening knives: Once again, only a few drops are enough. Place them on your sharpening stone before you sharpen your knives. The stone will stay moist without clogging.

Basic H2 for stamp collecting: If you've ever tried removing stamps from an envelope, you know that it can be nearly impossible to preserve the quality of the stamp. Not anymore! Coat the inside of the envelope, just behind the stamp, and wait for a few minutes. Soon, the stamp will lift easily from the envelope, ready to be added to your collection.

Basic H2 as a 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.

Basic H2 as an insect repellant: You don't have to sucept yourself or your family to harsh chemicals and strong scents just to avoid bug bits. Rub a bit anywhere that you would put Off! or Skin-so-soft, and forget about it! This is one insect repellant that you can feel good about using for the youngest to the oldest members of your clan.

Basic H2 as Rain-X: Last (for our list, anyway) but not least, 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.

There you have it! Ten quick ways to make your Shaklee Basic H2 stretch far beyond standard cleaning. I wonder if Oprah has tried any of these?

What other ways have you used Basic H2? I personally have used it to wash my dog, as a natural bug repellant for her, and I must say, her coat has been very shiny. I've also used it as a fantastic spot remover, and I've used it in my carpet cleaning machine to replace the toxic chemicals that came with it. I love how many different things you can use it for, all in one bottle. Is there anything under your sink that can do the same, and is this cost effective?

So, take the test and tell me, what's under YOUR sink?

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  1. Anonymous Anonymous | June 6, 2009 at 8:41 PM |  

    Is this information backed by Shaklee in writing?

  2. Blogger Lisa @ Crazy Adventures in Parenting | June 6, 2009 at 9:55 PM |  

    Which information, I'm unsure. The 10 different ways to use Basic H2? Or my additional ways I use it?

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