How to Disinfect your Home Naturally with Shaklee’s Basic-G {Germicide}.

Today I am writing a post to let you know about a safer alternative to Lysol or Bleach and how to use it.

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Shaklee’s Basic-G it the safest disinfectant on the market!

Nonflammable, Biodegradable and Non-toxic. Cleans, Disinfects & Deodorizes in 1 Easy Step! (Once mixed, use in 30 days)

Mix 3/8 teaspoon 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 it will save you money!

Shaklee’s Basic-G is an AMAZING, non-toxic Germicide and I use it to disinfect everything in my home.

Shaklee carries a 16 oz bottle for your Basic-G solution, but right now I’m using  this 32 oz spray bottle that I picked up at Walmart:

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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!

Basic-G kills up to 99% of bacteria.

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Garbage Pails

Diaper Pails

Sinks and Faucets


Pet Areas

In the kitchen:


Cutting Boards (not around food)

Faucet and Sink

Refrigerator Handles


After preparing eggs, chicken & meats to kill Salmonella

Trash Cans

Door Knobs

Some even use it as a weed killer

Do you have any light switches that need disinfecting? Yikes!

(This light switch is super old, but there is absolutely no reason why it shouldn’t be clean and germ free. Gross!)


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To use Basic-G as a weed killer:

1-gallon Water

1-tblspn of Shaklee Basic G

1/2-cup of white vinegar

Makes the best weed killer, and it is safe!

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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 that I get asked a lot is about  the labeling on the bottle.  “If it is non-toxic, why are there warnings on the bottle?”

Here’s Why:

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.

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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. I don’t know about you, but I hate using chlorine in my home. I hate the smell of it. I hate that it stains your clothes or just about any fabric it comes in contact with, and I hate that it stings my eyes when I’m exposed to it. And I definitely do NOT want to expose my family to chlorine or any other toxic disinfectant when there is a better alternative.

Basic G is a safe alternative to any disinfectant and it works better! Period.

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

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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 car to use on the go.  You can recycle them too!

I hope this was helpful, have a great day!

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