I like Shaklee Basic H2. It’s a non-toxic cleaning concentrate.
Note: This is not a sponsored review. I paid for this product with my own money, liked it, and thought you would too.
Why I like it:
- It’s super-concentrated, so it lasts a long time and doesn’t waste packaging. It makes 48 gallons of general purpose cleaner. According to the website, one 16 oz. bottle is the cleaning equivalent of 5,824 bottles of 26 oz. Windex!
- It’s fragrance-free. The concentrate has a faint scent, but I don’t notice it at all when I spray the diluted cleaner.
- It works. No more ring around the tub, and you don’t have to rinse either.
- It’s safe. This means I can put the baby in the bouncer seat next to me when I’m cleaning the bathroom, instead of leaving him by himself in another room.
It’s easy to mix up the concentrate with water into three spray bottles for different cleaning strength: glass, general purpose, and degreaser. Doug always reaches for the degreaser, because he thinks degreaser is manly.
I also like the bottle it comes in. My bottle fell behind the washing machine, stayed there upside down for a week, and it didn’t leak at all.
I use microfiber cloths with it, and a cost-effective place to find those is the automotive section at Wal-Mart, where they come in a package of 8 for $5. You’ll never use paper towels to clean a mirror again once you switch to using those.
But what about natural cleaning agents such as vinegar?
I do like using vinegar and baking soda to clean. For cleaning glass and mirrors I can use about 1/4 cup of vinegar to 2 cups water. But for tougher cleaning jobs, you often need to use a lot more for it to be effective. I don’t have a wholesale club membership to buy in bulk, and you’ve seen my back room — where would I put it?
A 16 oz bottle of Basic H2 concentrate is about $12, plus tax and shipping. You only need 2 drops of concentrate for a spray bottle of glass cleaner, or 1/4 teaspoon for general cleaning. You can mix up a 16 oz spray bottle of Basic H2 glass cleaner for about a penny.
Have you tried it? What cleaners do you use?