Uses for Shaklee Basic-G

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Shaklee Basic-G is a cleaner formulated for killing germs. It is sold as a concentrate, which allows you to vary the cleaning power, though the company suggests that 3/8 tsp. in a pint of water is sufficient for cleaning most surfaces. It is available in a quart container that makes 64 gallons of cleaner. It is also certified kosher.

Kitchen

  • You can use Shaklee Basic-G to disinfect cutting surfaces, counter tops, tables, refrigerators and appliances. However, Basic-G is not food-safe, so any surface that comes in contact with food should be rinsed thoroughly with clean, potable water after application of Shaklee Basic-G. The product has been shown to be effective at killing many food-borne bacteria, plus viruses and fungi, so with care it has many applications in the kitchen.

Bathroom

  • Since many of the germs in a household seem to get concentrated in the bathroom, bathroom cleaning is an ideal application for Shaklee Basic-G. Surfaces in the bathroom do not have to be rinsed, unless it is likely they will come into contact with food or other items that may be placed in the mouth. In addition to killing many viruses and bacteria -- including several strains of Staphylococcus -- Basic-G also kills three fungi: Aspergillus niger, Candida albicans and Trichophyton mentagrophytes, the fungus that causes athlete's foot.

Pet Areas

  • While Shaklee Basic-G has been proven effective against many airborne and food-borne bacteria and viruses that affect humans, it is also effective against several diseases that can affect animals. This makes it ideal for disinfecting areas that are frequented by pets -- litter boxes, sleeping areas, chicken houses, pet doors -- any hard surface that frequently comes into contact with animals. Again, though, if you choose to use this on any food or water dishes or items that the pet may lick or chew, be sure to rinse it thoroughly with clean water and allow it to dry before allowing the animal access to it.

Cautions

  • Shaklee Basic-G is a corrosive chemical. It comes with a child-safe cap and a warning label. You should handle it carefully and keep it out of the reach of children. Contact with skin or eyes can cause irritation. If eye contact occurs, flush the eyes with low-pressure water for 15 minutes and seek medical attention. If it is ingested, administer several glasses of water and call a doctor. These warnings are especially important to heed in regard to Shaklee Basic-G in its concentrated form.

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