How to Disinfect your House Naturally

Wednesday, August 4, 2010

I have been getting numerous emails about how to use  Basic G, Shaklee’s Natural Germicide.  So, today I am writing a post to let everyone know about our safer alternative to Lysol or Bleach and how to use it.

The safest disinfectant on the market! Nonflammable, Biodegradable & Non-toxic. Cleans, Disinfects & Deodorizes in 1 Easy Step! (Once mixed, use in 30 days)

Mix 1/8 tablespoon to 16 oz spray bottle.

Mix 1 tablespoon to 1 gallon of water.

Because it is so concentrated, a little goes a long way and saves your wallet!

Shaklee Basic G is an amazing non-toxic Germicide that I have used for 11 years, even when pregnant.

I sometimes use this 16 oz. bottle that Shaklee carries…

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and sometimes I use this 32 oz. bottle, that I picked up at a dollar store.

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Basic-G has a 3 year shelf life. Its residual effectiveness lasts up to three days after application. Chlorine (bleach) used as a disinfectant is effective no more than one hour. Great wherever disinfectants are used! Kills up to 99% of bacteria.

The many uses of Basic-G

In the Bathroom:


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Garbage Pails


  Diaper Pails


Sinks and Faucets

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Pet Areas


In the kitchen


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Cutting Boards (not around food)


Faucet and Sink

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Refrigerator Handles

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After preparing eggs, chicken & meats to kill Salmonella


Trash Cans

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Door Knobs 


Use as a Weed Killer


1-gallon Water
1-tblspn of
Shaklee Basic H
1/2-cup of white vinegar

Makes the best weed killer, and it is safe

More Info:

For diapers and other problem jobs: Add 1 teaspoon per load to deodorize and disinfect. Helps eliminate diaper rash!

Safe to use as an air freshener.

Safe for stainless steel & aluminum.

It is safe to  use on hard, non-porous surfaces.

Great for disinfecting throughout your house

EPA registered

One quart makes up to 64 gallons

Basic G kills 32 pathogens while Lysol only kills 8 pathogens.

One question we have heard over the years is in regards to the labeling on the bottle.  “If it is non-toxic, why are there warnings on the bottle?”

According to EPA standards, bottles must be labeled according to what is IN the bottle.  Now, remember, more than 80,000 products are not registered with the EPA or labeled correctly.  This is a plus for Shaklee and their reputation for integrity in that it is registered and labeled correctly.  So when it comes to the concentrated form of Basic G, if what is IN the bottle were to be consumed, it is toxic by EPA standards.  However, it is not nearly as toxic as other cleaners. However, in it’s properly diluted form it is completely non-toxic and not harmful at all.

Shaklee did not put it in the Get Clean line because the advertising of that line is all Non Toxic. While Basic G is non-toxic when diluted it is not in it’s concentrated form thus they left it out of the line. 

Basic-6® Germicide is effective against the following pathogens (6/96):

Streptococcus pyogenes *Vaccinia
Salmonella choleraesuis *Rubella (German Measles)
Candida albicans *Adenovirus type 4
Acinetobacter calcoaceticus *Feline picornavirus
Bordetella bronchiseptica *Feline leukemia
Chlamydia psittaci *Canine distemper
Fusobacterium necrophorum * Rabies
Listeria monocytogenes * Pseudorabies
Pasteurella multocida *Infectious bovine rhinotracheitis
Salmonella enteritidis *Infectious bronchitis (Avian IBV)
Enterobacter cloacae *Respiratory syncytial virus (RSV)
Enterobacter aerogenes *Transmissible gastroenteritis virus
Proteus vulgaris (TGE)
Salmonella typhimurium Escherichia coli1
Shigella flexneri Proteus mirabilis
Salmonella typhi Streptococcus faecalis1
Staphylococcus aureus Staphylococcus aureus1
(methicillen resistant) Klebsiella pneumoniae1 Shigella sonnei Pseudomonas aeruginosa1 Serratia marcescens Staphylococcus epidermidis2 Trichophyton mentagrophytes Aspergillus niger *HIV-l (AIDS Virus)
*Influenza A/Hong Kong 1 ATCC & antibiotic-resistant strain
*Herpes simplex type I 2 Antibiotic-resistant only
*Herpes simplex type II * Virucidal 

I love knowing that I can kill germs and not use all of the harsh chemicals to do so.  Basic G is a safe alternative to any disinfectant and works better!

To read more about Basic G or to order yours today, please visit my online Shaklee site.

Basic-G Concentrated Germicide

Shaklee also carries Germ Off Disinfecting Fragrance Free Wipes in their Get Clean Line. It kills odor-causing bacteria found on hard,non-porous household, kitchen, and bathroom surfaces. Great for cleaning around the toilet. Leaves your bathroom and kitchen fresh and clean. The smart way to clean and disinfect.  I use these often and I try to always have some in my van to use on the go.  You can recycle them too!

Germ Off Disinfecting Wipes-Fragrance Free

I hope that you have a great day!

Bonnie :)