Basic-H2 Multi-Purpose Cleaner
Only 2 ounces of Basic-H2 makes 728 bottles of Windex for less than one cent a bottle!
One pint makes 48 gallons of a general, cleaning solution for less than 22 cents a gallon pH balanced cleaner.
Highly concentrated, extremely effective, non-toxic, biodegradable, earth-friendly cleaner.
Leaves an anti-magnetic surface so dust and dirt are not attracted to the surface.
Out-performs other cleaners and more economical.
Contains no formaldehyde.
Here are just 30 of the hundreds of uses for Basic-H2: (* A “DROP” equals a drop off the end of a toothpick)
1) Window and mirror cleaner. 2 drops* in a clean/new 16 ounce spray bottle of water at a cost of less than one cent.
2) Surface cleaner for counter tops, appliances, bathroom fixtures, walls, finger prints, etc. ¼ teaspoon Basic-H2 in new 16-ounce sprayer bottle. Fill with water. (Compare 3.5 cents for 16 ounces with your present brand).
3) Wash fresh fruits and vegetables. Just 1 tablespoon of Basic-H2 per gallon of water removes residue of sprays, waxes and dirt. Rinse well.
4) Wash walls, ceilings and floor of kitchen and bath and hardwood floors. 2 teaspoons per gallon of water.
5) Hand wash delicate fabrics: undies, hosiery, sweaters, knits. ½ teaspoon per basin of water.
6) Fertilize African Violets and other houseplants. Two drops* per gallon of water.
7) Wallpaper remover. 1 tablespoon per gallon of water. Sponge on to the wallpaper soaking thoroughly. Scrap or peel off the wallpaper. (Does not work with vinyls.)
8) Aquariums. Use ½ teaspoon per quart of water. Clean coral, rocks, and entire aquarium with this solution. Rinse thoroughly before refilling.
9) Washing artificial flowers. Use 1 teaspoon per gallon of water. Dip flowers and swish gently.
10) Chewing gum removal from fabric, carpet, and hair. Apply full strength. Work the Basic-H2 into the gum; scrape off with knife blade.
11) Bathe the baby. Gentle enough for the baby’s skin without any irritation. ¼ teaspoon in bath water. No bathtub ring.
12) Camping. The camper’s friend. Apply full strength to outside of pans before putting over the fire and fire will not blacken the pan. Washes up great. Use ½ teaspoon in basin to wash dishes.
13) Wash car. 1 tablespoon in a bucket of water. (Wash car on the lawn because Basic-H2 is very beneficial to the lawn, makes water more permeable to the soil.) Also, effective for cleaning engines. 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. Use ¼ teaspoon per pint of water and spray on battery terminals, let soak for 2 minutes and clean with a wire brush. Use 1 teaspoon in radiator full of water/antifreeze to prevent rust.
14) Remove shoe polish or car grease from hands. Rub the Basic-H into the polish or grease, add a few drops of water and rub in and rinse hands well. Hands are left soft.
15) Mosquito Repellent. ½ water and ½ Basic-H2 in a new spray bottle. Spray all exposed surfaces of the body. Safe enough for babies.
16) Dusting. Squeeze sponge out of solution of ¼ teaspoon per pint of water. With almost dry sponge, wipe off dust, fingerprints, candy spots, etc. Or use spray bottle and clean cloth. Everything disappears from furniture, leaving the wax finish beautifully bright and non-magnetic, making it unnecessary to dust as often.
17) Spot remover. Apply Basic H2 directly on spotted area. Use a toothbrush to rub Basic H2 into area. Wipe off with damp cloth or rinse in basin of water. (Coffee, lipstick, ink, grass, etc.)
18) Frying Vats. Use ¼ cup per 3 gallons of water. Boil for 5 minutes, stirring constantly. Dissipates stubborn crusts without damage to vats.
19) Concrete and Mortar Mix. Use 1 teaspoon per gallon of water. Makes cement and mortar spread easier and smoother, set harder.
20) 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.
21) Diapers. Use ¼ teaspoon Basic H2 and 1 teaspoon Basic G to pail of water. Eliminates odors in the washroom.
22) Fish Odors. Use 1 teaspoon per quart of water. Basic H2 cleaning solutions work wonders around boats, docks, and other “fishy” places.
23) Boat Algae. Use 1 teaspoon per gallon of water.
24) Spray Snow or Poster Paint on Windows. Remove with ¼ teaspoon per quart of warm water.
25) Protecting Hands. Apply to hands, full strength for lasting protection as an industrial skin guard. Great as invisible gloves before painting or gardening.
26) Shoe Cleaner. Use 1 drop* on a wet cloth. Will now remove wax. Shine with cloth.
27) Air filters. Use ½ teaspoon per quart of warm water. Air filters are cleaned with excellent results, leaving them free of dirt, oil, or chemical residue.
28) Humidifiers. Use 2 drops* in water to prevent rust and scum. Eliminates mineral deposits.
29) Outside Windows. Use ½ teaspoon in “ortho-type” sprayer bottle applicator full of water. This should let 2 gallons of water through applicator to spray on windows and screens.
30) Paint Brushes. Work Basic H2 into brush and wash with water. Non-flammable. No toxic fumes.
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Real Dirt on Clean Water
Would you feel better knowing that your tap water filter is getting rid of all the harmful chemicals it is targeted to do?
Does it seem like healthy people are getting sick and there are, in general, a lot more illnesses and diseases today?
We know that there are many more chemicals in use today than there were even 30 years ago. In fact, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) recently announced that they established a “Chemicals of Concern” list and are increasing measures to protect human health.
Is there a connection between getting sick and chemical exposure?
Here are the facts:
More than 300 agricultural and industrial pollutants were found in tap water of 45 states according to an Environmental Working Group study. Many of these pollutants do not have tap drinking-water safety standards.
Up to 20% of lead exposure originates from drinking water – in infants and children the risk is reduced IQ, learning disabilities and impaired growth, in adults the risk is kidney problems, nerve disorders and high blood pressure.
Public water utilities violate the Safe Drinking Water Act (more than 700,000 times in the past 7 years).
What is in your drinking water?
1) Disinfection by-products: we know that if you have long-term exposure you may have an increased risk of cancer or liver, kidney or central nervous system problems.
2) Heavy metals – associated with behavioral problems and learning disabilities.
3) Agricultural pollutants – increased risk of cancer and eye, liver, kidney, spleen, blood and nervous system problems.
- Atrazine is one of the most frequently detected pesticides in ground water, surface water, and drinking water; it is outlawed in Europe and 70 million pounds are used per year in the U.S.; long-term exposure may cause cardiovascular and reproductive problems.
4) Industrial pollutants – long-term exposure may cause increased risk of cancer and blood, nervous system, kidney and liver problems.
- Benzene: up to 6 million pounds are released into the U.S. each year; long-term exposure may cause anemia, decreased blood platelets and increased risk of cancer.
We need to disinfect our public drinking water in order to control waterborne disease. The problem is that the chemicals used can form by-products in our treated water that increase the risk of cancer.
Bottled Water not the answer
1) 100s to 1,000s more expensive than tap water
2) bad choice for the environment
– 1.5 million barrels of oil are used to make bottled water each year – 1,640,000 tons of packaging waste – only 34% of water bottles are recycled
3) may not be contaminant free – 10 popular brands had a total of 38 contaminants
1) Educate yourself: go to epa.gov/safewater/ccr to learn what is in your water
2) Look for tap water filter systems that are independently certified to reduce contaminants that are hazardous to your health
3) Filter your own water and use a re-usable water bottle – enjoy cleaner, healthier water and help the environment
To learn more about the most effective and affordable water filtration systems, visit our clean and safe tap water filter page.
Sources: ewg.org/tap-water/executive-summary; EPA.gov/ogwdw000/hfacts.html; epa.gov/safewater; epa.gov/lead/pubs/leadinfo.htm
*Get Clean Water is certified by the Water Quality Association (WQA) that is more comprehensive than NSF certified.