Shaklee Basic H2 Review
Cleaning up the nasty messes that occur in The Hot Mess Kitchen are no so bad anymore now that I have tried a sample of the Shaklee Basic H2. A good friend Stephanie from Gathered in the Kitchen sent me a sample to review along with a few other goodies!
So let’s get to the product review: Shaklee Basic H2 All Purpose Cleaner
What is it?
Shaklee Basic H2 is an all-purpose “super cleaner” per what the little package says that it came in. The sample packaging looks kind of like a small bottle of eye drops. At first glance my thought are, “there’s no way this stuff cleans the mess I can make”. The secret is that the solution in this tiny package is concentrated and has to be mixed with water to work.
Let me ask you something. When is the last time you looked at the ingredients on the back of any cleaning solution you have in your home? Chances are if you are anything like me, you probably can not even pronounce half of the words on the back of that bottle. The one word I could understand was “concentrate”. That is common now among most of the cleaning solutions I buy. Pinesol – “concentrated, dilute with water”. Mr. Clean – “concentrated, dilute with water”. It took me a second to grab a hold of the idea that this tiny little tube of cleaning solution was going to mix with water to become a super cleaning agent for my kitchen.
What’s in it?
Here are some things you should know about the Shaklee Basic H2. It is a combination of cleaners that are:
What do you need to make and put Shaklee Basic H2 cleaner in?
- Shaklee Basic H2 cleaner
- A quality squirt bottle (I found mine at Walmart in the garden center)
What can I clean with it?
Some ideas for using Shaklee Basic H2 include using it as an all-purpose cleaning solution on windows & mirrors, as a degreasing agent, on pots & pans, on floors, and on woolens, nylons and fine fabrics.
How much do I need to get something clean?
Check out what the Shaklee website recommends for cleaning.
For all-purpose cleaning:
Add 1/4 tsp. to 16 oz. of water.
For windows and mirrors:
Add 1-2 drops to 16 oz. of water.
Add 1 1/2 tsp. to 16 oz. of water. For bigger jobs, add 2 oz. to 1 gallon of water.
Kitchen, appliances, furniture, sealed woodwork, fixtures, walls, stainless steel, and sealed granite, marble, and bathrooms: Add 16 oz. of water in a Get Clean Spray Bottle. Add 1/4 teaspoon of Basic H2. Spray on surface and wipe off with the Get Clean Super Microfiber Cleaning Cloth. No rinsing required.
Pots and pans: 1/2 teaspoon + 1 gallon of warm water. Soak as needed and rinse with water.
Windows and mirrors: Add 16 oz. of water in a Get Clean Spray Bottle. Add 2 drops of Basic H2. Spray on surface and wipe off with the Get Clean Super Microfiber Window Cloth.
Floors: 1 tablespoon + 1 gallon of water. Apply to floor with sponge or mop.
Woolens, nylons, and fine fabrics: 1/2 teaspoon to a basin of lukewarm water. – View SOURCE HERE
So now to the nitty-gritty of what I cleaned in The Hot Mess Kitchen to truly give this stuff a test drive. For those of you who don’t know by now, I cook in The Hot Mess Kitchen. This includes cooking with 2 kids in a very small space and it can get quite messy. Not to mention, I like to fry food occasionally and that takes a toll on my stove top, kitchen cabinets and surrounding surfaces. If you want a view inside my “frying” experiences, perhaps check out my post on Shrimpy Shrimp by clicking HERE.
In short, I am messy and so is my kitchen. How did the Shaklee Basic H2 measure up to the mess?
Degreaser: We cooked hamburgers on the grill plate on top of the stove. Grease was everywhere. I cleaned the wall behind the oven, the stove top, kitchen cabinet doors and the front of the oven glass. Using Shaklee Basic H2 cleaner and a wet dish rag, the mess wiped away with ease. No smearing mess, no greasy film left behind. I had smooth clean surfaces.
All Purpose Cleaner: With two large dogs in our home, my glass door is never short of having at least a few “puppy nose prints” on it. This part of my home gets neglected more than I care to admit because the dogs are always at the glass door looking outside when we are not home. Not to mention, the other areas that needed cleaning like bathroom mirrors, the glass on the 2 curios, and the glass lamp bases in the living room. All of these areas are prone to messes. I set my squirt bottle to spray a fine mist of Shaklee Basic H2 on these surfaces and wiped them clean with a paper towel.
Kitchen Surfaces: I don’t know how those pesky armies of ants find their way in to my kitchen, but truth be told they are not welcome here. “The kitchen is closed ants, Move Along!”. Because of our impeding need to rid the kitchen of anything that would attract an ant and his little ant buddies, we try to keep the surfaces clean. This includes counter tops, the microwave, window seals, and the floor. The Shaklee Basic H2 again surpassed my expectations for cleaning everything to what would be described as “spotless”. One thing I was not expecting was to want to squirt some of this magic cleaner ahead of my steam mop to get my floors clean. It worked! (The steam mop that I use is a Bissell hand me down from my mom and I love it!)
My opinion of the Shaklee Basic H2 is that it passes the hot mess test in my Hot Mess Kitchen! I will definitely be replacing some of the harsh chemical cleaners with Shaklee Basic H2 all-purpose cleaner. There are other areas mentioned that this all-purpose super cleaner can tackle like laundry and bathrooms. I will save those areas for another review.
So where can you get this super power, all natural cleaner? Let’s navigate straight to the source and click HERE to view how to purchase Shaklee Basic H2 cleaner for your home! Stephanie from Gathered in the Kitchen is a Shaklee representative and is happy to answer any questions you may have about the Shaklee Basic H2 cleaner or any other products that she sells! Link up with Stephanie’s Shaklee page by clicking HERE.
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