I know you’ve seen them – all the ideas floating around Pinterest about how to use vinegar to clean naturally. If you are like me, you may be worried about the chemicals that come into your home so you’ve sought out an alternative. Or maybe you just want to save money– I do too! Well, I have never personally been partial to cleaning with vinegar – the smell makes me gag! But there are many people who use vinegar as a alternative to chemical cleaners. You may be interested to know that vinegar is not as safe, cost effective, and ‘green’ as you think.
Vinegar is natural, but is it safe? To humans, it is mostly safe, but the chemical nature of vinegar is that it is an acid, which can be harsh on skin. Also, once you rinse vinegar down your drain it makes it’s way into the water ways and that acid is not necessarily good for all plant life. It is also not the best for some jobs as it can eat away some finishes on floors, furniture, and cabinets over time. A friend of mine showed me this picture of her drain and what vinegar had done to it. She also said it rusted the screws on her toilet…
There are many things that I love about Basic H2. One is that it is pH balanced for the human body (it is also organic and non-toxic). It is so safe on human skin and will not irritate or burn!
Basic H2 is completely biodegradable and will not harm the water’s ecosystem – you can actually use it in your garden as a plant food. Basic H2 has a clean smell and cleans much better with less effort.
My favorite reason why Shaklee Basic H2 is better is that it is MUCH cheaper!
When using vinegar, you combine equal parts vinegar and water to make an all purpose or glass cleaner. In order to make a gallon of cleaner you would mix 64oz of water and 64oz of vinegar. Depending on the brand, vinegar costs about $0.85-$2.50 for half a gallon. So that’s about what it would cost to make a gallon of all purpose or glass cleaner.
Now take a look at the cost with Shaklee (remember that Shaklee works better too!)
A 16oz bottle of Basic H2 concentrate is $12 (less for members!).
In order to make a glass/window cleaner you use 1-2 drops of Basic H2, seriously that’s all. This costs less than a penny to make!!
For an All Purpose Cleaner (that has hundreds of uses) you mix 1/4 tsp Basic H2 with 16 oz of water (only 3 cents!) or to make a gallon you use 2 tsp in 128oz of water which would costs only 25 cents per gallon!
It costs 3-10 times MORE to clean with vinegar, it can strip some finishes, is acidic in nature and harsh on skin and to plant life, AND you would need to buy 24 1-gallon jugs of vinegar to make the same amount of all purpose cleaner in one 16 oz bottle of Shaklee Basic H2! Think of all the waste!
When it comes down to it, Basic H2 wins, hands down!
1 16 oz. bottle of Basic H2 equals the cleaning uses of 5,824 bottles of 26 oz Windex!
1 16oz. bottle of Basic H2 equals the cleaning uses of 48 gallons of any all-purpose solutions! (and works better!)
Through the sale of Shaklee’s Basic H, in the last year alone, Shaklee has eliminated 2.7 billion bottles of conventional, ready-to-use 26-ounce window cleaner — if placed end-to-end, these bottles would wrap around the earth more than 18 times!
For every Get Clean Kit Shaklee sells, Shaklee plants five trees as part of our Million Trees Million Dreams Campaign. And the consumer eliminates 108 pounds of waste from landfills and 248 pounds of greenhouse gases – in just one kit!
Basic H2 is used in the White House, Pentagon, and by NASA. It is also one of Oprah's favorite products!
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