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Thursday, April 28, 2011

The Secret of Basic H® in Your Garden

Summertime is when all of us want to enjoy the beauty and bounty of our gardens – but who wants to spend all their time taking care of them?

Basic-H® has been used for years by farmers and home gardeners alike to reduce the amount of watering time, improve the quality of the soil, and treat for pests. Even in those areas where Basic-H® Soil Conditioner is not available, you can still get great results by using Basic-H®, and Liqui-Lea®.

Be careful to note special circumstances, such as whether to spray on foliage, to apply only to the soil around plants, avoid spraying on blooming trees or plants, and other restrictions. Basic-H is a surfactant, not a fertilizer, so don’t use one concentration for all uses, or you will kill the plants you love.

Soil Preparation

For new vegetable or flower beds, and new lawn areas Mix 1 pint Basic-H to 3 gallons water for an area of 1,000 sq. ft. (20 feet x 50 feet). Wet down with sprinkler or till in immediately.
Using a hose applicator, set the dial to 7 Tablespoons to 1 gallon water.


For growing lawns in the spring and fall, using a spray applicator, set the dial to 7 Tablespoons per gallon. If using an Ortho sprayer, fill the bottle with 2 Tablespoons Basic-H and water, and spray evenly over the lawn. Repeat until the entire lawn is treated.


For transplanting flowers, vegetables, trees, shrubs Mix 1 oz. Basic-H to 1 gallon water. You may also add 2-3 teaspoons Liqui-Lea. Add a small amount to the hole before planting.

Seed Planting

Before planting seeds (If you don’t use this recipe, then you will need to use the one below).
Coat hard seeds with Basic-H full strength; when planting, just add water to the seed furrow.
When planting seeds (If you used the recipe above, you don’t need to do this.) Mix 1 oz. Basic-H to 1 gallon water; pour this mixture into the seed furrow before placing seeds. You may also add 2-3 teaspoons Liqui-Lea.

Plant Feeding
For house plants Mix 4 drops (a little less than 1/8 teaspoon) Basic-H to 16 oz. water. You may
also add 1 teaspoon Liqui-Lea. Mix 4 drops (a little less than 1/8 teaspoon) Basic-H to 1 quart water. Water plants every other week.
Mist plants with a mixture of 2 drops Basic-H to 16 oz. water.

For outdoor plants (foliage feeding) Mix 1 oz. Basic-H and 1 Tablespoon Liqui-Lea® to 4 gallons water. Spray every 7-9 days; apply in the evening or on dark days.

For tomatoes Mix 10-12 drops Basic-H  (not quite ¼ teaspoon) to 16 oz. water. Apply to ground around the plant, not directly on the plant.

For small trees and shrubs Mix 1 teaspoon Basic-H to 1 gallon water; apply with watering can or hose applicator.

For evergreen shrubs Mix 1 teaspoon Basic-H and 1 teaspoon Liqui-Lea to 1 gallon water.
For trees, fruit trees mark or trench an area about 1/3 distance from the trunk to the drip line.
Pour 1 quart Basic-H into the soil; let the hose run for 30 minutes.

Insect Spray
G/H Concentrate - Make a concentrated mixture of 1 part Basic-G and 3 parts Basic-H.
NOTE: Not all of the following recipes use this mixture. Do not to use this for every insect problem. Do not apply Basic-G to edible plants and do not allow it to puddle where a child or pet could get into it. 

For tender plants Mix 1 oz. Basic-H to 5 gallons water. Do not spray when plants are in full bloom.

For vegetables (NOT tomatoes) Mix 1 oz. Basic-H to 3 gallons water.

For tomatoes (for thrips, fleahoppers, etc.) Mix 1 teaspoon Basic-H to 1 gallon water.

For gardens and flowers Use 1 oz. G/H concentrate to 2.5 - 5 gallons water; plant size and maturity determine strength. Do not spray when plants are in full bloom.

For roses Mix 1 teaspoon Basic-H to 1 gallon water. Spray rose bushes to protect them from spiders and other diseases and insects.

For lawn grubs Mix 1-1/2 pints Basic-H and 4 oz. Basic-G to 5-6 gallons water. Spray every 100 feet with an Ortho bottle or use an injector.

For shrubs and trees (bagworms, web worms, etc.) Mix 1 Tablespoon G/H concentrate to 1
gallon water. Spray every 7-9 days until blossom – do not spray when trees are in full bloom.

After bloom, mix 1 Tablespoon Basic-H to 1 gallon water, spray every 3 - 4 weeks.

For picnic areas Mix 1 oz. G/H concentrate to 1 gallon water. Spray one hour before picnic.
For problem insects (squash bugs, bag worms, fleas, ticks, etc.) Mix 1 oz. G/H concentrate to 1
gallon water; spray lawns, trees, dog houses, kennels runs, etc.

The Gardener’s Friend

The Invisible Glove Rub Basic-H full strength on your hands, and allow to dry. You can work without gloves, and when the task is done, rinse all the grime away under the spigot. Basic-H will coat your skin, and won’t come off until you add water.

Insect repellent - Rub Basic-H full strength on your arms, ears, neck, anywhere (avoid eyes). If you use Shaklee Sunblock SPF 30, apply the Basic H on top.


Please note: There are two different kinds of Basic-H – there is the Classic Basic-H which I prefer, which comes in 5 gallon & 30 gallon sizes. The amounts used in these recipes are for the Classic Basic-H and is best for the plants.
The second type of Basic-H is Basic-H2, which comes in both 16 oz. and 64 oz. This formula is twice the concentrate of the Classic Basic-H, so be sure that if you are using Basic-H2 that you cut all dilutions in half!

Please follow directions carefully. When in doubt, less is best.
We are not responsible for injury or loss. User assumes all risk.

These recipes, tips, and uses have been compiled from the Field, and are not endorsed by Shaklee Corporation.

Wednesday, April 27, 2011

I Wanna Ride

We were at the store the other day and when I pulled out a cart my 3 year old said, "I wanna ride."
He said it just like in that Honda commercial (we say it a lot here) and this older guy behind us just busted out laughing which caused us to start laughing, too.
I love it when we can throw some sunshine around.

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Tuesday, April 26, 2011

10 Year Old Skin Problem Clears Up in 7 Months!

A story by Barbara Mulin

When I was 13 years old, my face started breaking out. My sisters had peaches and cream complexions.

My mom felt badly for me, so she started taking me to dermatologists.
Within a 10 year span, I went to 14 different doctors.

Each doctor had his own solution; and all of them included some type of antibiotic. I had salves (that burned), shots in my arm and cortisone shots in my face, dry ice therapy, sun lamp treatments, etc.

Each time my skin would clear up, but then after stopping the treatments, my skin would break out again and get worse. My few pimples turned into acne and I was eventually referred to the head of dermatology at Johns Hopkins. There, they put me on 6 tetracycline tablets a day for 2 years.

Can you imagine taking antibiotics for 2 years – and at such high levels?

I moved to New York when I was 23 years old. One day at my new job, my mom called to say she had made an appointment for me with the head of Columbia Hospital. I started crying and said that I was done. I couldn’t take the ups and downs, the disappointments anymore – I would rather have the acne!

When I got off the phone, Helen, one of the secretaries in the office heard me on the phone. She said, “I have something that will clear up your skin for good. It may take a year, but it will get to the root of the problem.”

She was a beautiful woman – beautiful hair and skin, but she was always taking pills and I thought she must be sick!

There was something so genuine and caring about what she said and how she said it that I was willing to give it a try.

She was very honest and said that my skin might get worse before it could get better because of all the medications I had taken. That it all had to come out so I could get better. And, that made sense to me.

Well, the products she was talking about were Shaklee. I took ONLY 3 products – Energizing Soy Protein, Vita-Lea and Herb-Lax.

At first my skin did start breaking out – but at the same time a lot of other things started happening.

I started sleeping better, my PMS symptoms went away, the skin around my eyes started looking healthier – no more circles, and I had more energy. I started experiencing a feeling of well being that I had NEVER experienced before.

Well, true to Helen’s word, my skin was clear within 7 months.

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Monday, April 25, 2011

Ugh, Easter Grass!

Easter is over. The sugar highs have crashed, candy wrappers are all in the garbage, the baskets and eggs are put away till next year, but the dreaded Easter grass is still hanging around.
You bend over scraping up clumps off of the carpet, sweep up more off the kitchen floor, vacuum up even more when you can’t bear to bend down one more time only to get the strands stuck on the rotating brush. And then, just when you think you’ve got it all, you walk barefoot down the hall and end up stepping on more that gets caught in your toes.
You hop on one foot into the bathroom as you try and get it off. As your finally rip off what you hope is the last remaining strand you look down and see one strand behind the toilet.
How did it get there?? You sigh as you strain one more time to get it because you just can’t stand to look at one more strand of Easter grass.
You emerge from the bathroom confident you got it all only to enter the living room and find more all over the floor!
“What?? How did that all get here? I just picked it all up in here”, you holler out loud.
So now you attack it with the vacuum wand only to discover the true facts my mom stated long ago, “It does breed like rabbits and you will be picking up Easter grass till Christmas just like you find Christmas tinsel till Easter.”

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Sunday, April 24, 2011


He has risen!
No more sorrow, no more tears.
He has risen to save us from ourselves.
Rejoice and be glad!
Happy Easter everyone!

Friday, April 22, 2011

Happy Earth Day Everyone!

Earth Day is such a special day for Shaklee. It's a day we can be proud to be affiliated with a company that celebrates Earth Day every day with our environmentally safe cleaning products, by helping others during natural disasters with our Shaklee Cares packs and
the first company in the world to obtain Climate Neutral™ certification and totally offset our CO2 emissions, resulting in a net zero impact on the environment.

Why poison yourself with toxic chemicals all in order to clean your home?
Studies on many of the ingredients commonly used in household products conclude that these chemicals can be unsafe and could have long term health consequences.

Children Are at Greater Risk for Chemical Exposures

Children are highly vulnerable to chemical toxins. They spend a good deal of time putting things in their mouths, so there’s always the potential for ingestion of chemical residues.
The implication here is that children will have substantially heavier exposures than adults to toxins in water, food, or air. And yet, so many of the popular and most trusted brands of household cleaners continue to include harsh chemicals in their formulations.

Children also have more time to develop chronic diseases triggered by early chemical exposures. Some diseases related to environmental toxins may require decades to develop, so exposure during childhood may increase the health risks later in life.
Some scientists also believe that maternal exposure to toxic chemicals during pregnancy can have developmental consequences for the fetus. Since growth is so rapid at this time, early toxic exposures may have a significant impact on further development.
Many common household cleaners and appliances give off fumes, which can potentially increase the risk of developing asthma in children; Inhalation, ingestion, skin, or eye exposure to glycol-ethers has been linked to irritation and potential tissue damage.
Butyl cellosolve is another potentially toxic chemical in the same glycol-ether family of chemicals, and it’s found in household cleaning products including all-purpose, abrasive, and glass cleaners. Ingesting large amounts of cleaning agents containing butyl cellosolve may cause breathing problems, low blood pressure, low hemoglobin levels, acidic blood, and blood in the urine.
Exposure to high levels of ammonia, found in glass cleaners, may be irritating to your skin, eyes, throat, and lungs, and can cause coughing and burns.
Drain cleaners and oven cleaners are some of the most hazardous products in our homes. They may contain lye or sodium hydroxide, which can cause severe corrosive damage to eyes, skin, mouth, and stomach if swallowed.
One of the most dangerous cleaning products, toilet bowl cleaners, may contain chlorine or hydrochloric acid. Even brief exposure to low levels of hydrochloric acid vapor can result in throat irritation. And high exposure can result in rapid breathing, narrowing of the bronchioles, blue coloring of the skin, accumulation of fluid in the lungs, and even death.
The list goes on and on. There have been links to many illnesses in both children and adults with household chemicals, from asthma to cancer and even death from ingestion of these chemicals.

You can read more of this information in Shaklee’s Health Hazards Associated With Household Cleaners

Why expose you and your children to these potentially harmful ingredients?

And then there’s the problem of polluting the environment and our drinking water with these dangerous chemicals. Did you know that household cleaners pollute the environment more than big industries?
There are better alternatives Like Shaklee’s Get Clean!
If you haven’t tried our powerful, but safe cleaners, now’s a perfect time – just in time for those spring cleaning chores! Spring cleaning can be hard work. Make your work a little easier and make breathing a little easier with Shaklee’s Get Clean household products.
From basic cleaning, to disinfecting to the really hard core, nasty dirty jobs we all tend to put off, Shaklee has a product that can tackle it. And we guarantee that Shaklee’s products work as well if not better than the store bought, toxic kind or we’ll give you your money back!
How’s that for satisfaction?
When it comes to pollution, you are either part of the problem or part of the solution.
What part do you want to play?
Visit our website to learn more on how to keep your family safe from household toxins and go easy on the Earth. Visit To Be Healthy

Thursday, April 21, 2011

Drag Racers: Check Out American Nitro

We love this movie.
In fact my 3 year old son loves this movie so much he begs to watch it everyday! He even loves to watch it more than his other favorite movie, Disney's Cars .
This video has some great footage of old dragsters and funny cars, along with interviews of the then young Don “The Snake” Prudhomme and Tom “The Mongoose” McEwen. There is some great footage of Jungle Jim, Tommy Ivo and more! It really is spectacular!
If you love nostalgia drag racing then you will love the DVD American Nitro.
Visit www.AmericanNitro.com  to see a sample of the video and to order your copy today.
I have to share this story of what happened when my 3 year old son couldn’t wait to watch it one day.
He was begging to watch his “Funny Car” movie as he calls it. I was working and his Dad said he would be in to put the movie in just a couple minutes – that wasn’t fast enough.
So my son decided to do it himself.
When my husband went to put it in the DVD player, he noticed the case was empty. When he asked our son where it was, he pointed to the DVD player saying he already put it in.
My husband shrugged, hit “play” and then heard this awful racket. When he opened the DVD player he found that the DVD was broken. Taking it out he asked our son what happened.
In his eagerness to watch it, he had snapped the DVD while pulling it from its case. He asked us to fix it. When he was told it could not be fixed he began to cry so hard and was so depressed as if you had just killed his dog.
He begged for us to try and ended up sobbing on the couch when we showed him we couldn’t. It was so heartbreaking to watch.
I knew what I had to do, so I ordered him a new DVD and told the company of the plight of our son. I thought they would enjoy hearing about their biggest “Little Fan”. Bill at American Nitro was so touched, he is sending our son a really neat T-shirt to wear while he watches his favorite movie.
So thanks Bill!
You do not want to miss this movie. So visit www.AmericanNitro.com to order your copy today!

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Wednesday, April 20, 2011

Today’s Deals

·         Subway: B1G1 Free Breakfast Sandwich
Subway is currently offering customers a Free 6″ Breakfast Sub with the purchase of an additional 6″ Breakfast Sub.  This offer is valid from April 18th through April 29th from open until 9 a.m. each day.  Call your local store to make sure they are participating in this promotion.

·         Spaghetti Warehouse is offering customers a Free Lasagna or Spaghetti Entree with the purchase of the same entree at regular price.  This offer is valid both today, April 19th, and Sunday, April 24th.  There is a limit of two coupons per table. Thanks, Couponing to Disney!
·         Meijer mPerks: $5 Off Purchase of $5 or More
Be sure to log into your Meijer mPerks account, as they are offering customers a coupon for money off their next order.  Both my husband and I had a coupon for $5 off any purchase of $5 or more in our mPerks accounts.
Stop by and like the Stove Top Stuffing Facebook page in order to print a coupon for $0.50/1 Stove Top Stuffing.  Since Stove Top is on sale at Meijer this week, you’ll be able to pick it up for $0.25 per box after coupon. Stove Top Stuffing Mix, 4/$5 $0.50/1 Stove Top Stuffing Mix printable [...]
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·         Get 50% off Michaels on Friday 4/22 and 30% off on Sat. 4/23 + 50% off framing both days!
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·         Toys R’ Us Wednesday 4/20 only  - Buy 1 get 1 50% off all Nerf blasters, 50% off all First Act electric guitars, 25% off on all Glow Crazy!

·         $1 off Reach floss = FREE floss! Coupons.com has this great coupon for Reach floss making it free at places like WalMart, Target, etc which sell if for $.99! Head on over there and click on “Personal Care” to quickly locate a new $1/1 any one Reach Floss coupon!
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·         FREE tree at Lowes Saturday 4/23 – Visit your local store to pick up your free tree or visit http://www.lowes.com for more info.

·         Get Mr. Potato Head FREE - when you spend $25 on these select Playskool items, you can get a Playskool Mr. Potato Head free – Click here for more info & restrictions > Get Mr. Potato Head FREE

·         Like Ball Park's Facebook page and you will be redirected to a $1/1 printable bricks coupon.

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