I often hear people say that they want to use “green” cleaners but they think it’s too expensive or they don’t think the cleaners do a good job. So they try vinegar. They like it but they hate the smell. They also think it saves them money. Even if you thought you were saving money and helping the environment using the old stand-by of vinegar, you might be interested in learning that even these formulas from the past end up costing more and are actually creating more packaging waste. Not fitting in with today’s picture of being environmental.
Let’s take a closer look.
Get Clean Basic H2 vs. Vinegar
Usage Per Gallon for a General Cleaner: Vinegar – 1/2 cup / Basic H2 – 2 teaspoons
(1/2 cup per gallon of water for general cleaning)
Cost per bottle = 16 oz / .89 cents (store brand)
Usage Cost: to make 1 gallon general cleaner = .22 cents
Usage Cost: to make 48 gallons general cleaner = $10.68
Packaging Waste: 12 Bottles to make 48 gallons of general cleaner
note: if you need to add baking soda, dish soap, or oil to the formula for persistent stains or cleaning that’s an additional expense and additionalpackaging waste.
Shaklee Basic H2
(2 teaspoons per gallon of water for ALL-PURPOSE Cleaner) Over 1000 different uses with this one bottle!
Cost per bottle = 16 oz / $10.35 (11/14)
Usage Cost: to make 1 gallon All-Purpose Cleaner = .22 cents
Usage Cost: to make 48 gallons All-Purpose Cleaner = $10.35
ONE Bottle makes 48 Gallons of All-Purpose Cleaner!
(One bottle of Basic H2 equals the cleaning uses of 5,824 bottles of 26 oz. Windex)
For every ONE Bottle of Basic H2 used for All-Purpose Cleaning you would use 12 bottles of vinegar plus, if needed, baking soda to do the same amount of clean. Plus, Basic H2 has the smell of “clean” and is pH balanced with our skin. No need to wear gloves or a mask.
Another great point is that Shaklee Basic h is so versatile that it can be used in the garden, on the lawn, a few drop in a bath tub…seriously there are so many other uses for Basic H than vinegar!