Take The Toxins Out of Your Home



Toxins In Your Home

There are an extraordinary amount of toxins in your home.

Lets look under your sink:

Carpet Cleaners
extremely toxic to children. The fumes given off by carpet cleaners can cause cancer and liver damage.

The Chemical most frequently involved in household poisonings and a potent pollutant. May cause reproductive, endocrine and immune system disorders.

may contain petroleum distillates and butylcelosolve, which can damage lung tissues and dissolve fatty tissue surrounding nerve cells.

Drain Cleaners:
one of the most hazardous products in the home. Can contain lye, which is a strong caustic substance that causes severe corrosive damage to eyes, skin mouth, and stomach. Can be fatal if swallowed. 

Glass Cleaners
may contain ammonia. Fumes from ammonia can irritate skin, eyes, and respiratory system.

 Mold & Mildew Removers
often an acute respiratory irritant. May damage lungs, eyes and skin.

 Oven Cleaners
one of the most dangerous cleaning products. Can cause severe damage to eyes, skin, mouth, throat. 

Scouring Cleansers
may contain butyl cellosolve, a petroleum-based solvent that can irritate mucous membranes and cause liver and kidney damage.

Toilet Bowl Cleaners
one of the most dangerous cleaning products. Can contain chlorine and hydrochloric acid. Harmful to health simply by breathing during use.

Tub & Tile Cleaners
can contain chlorine and may contribute to the formation of organocholorines, a dangerous class of compounds that can cause reproductive, endocrine and immune system disorders.

There are good cleaning products out there that will not damage you or the environment


New and Improved Formula!
Basic H2® Organic Super Cleaning Concentrate
16-ounce bottle

Now Even Better

An unbelievable 48 gallons of super-safe, really powerful, double-concentrated clean come out of this one little 16-ounce bottle. We challenge you to use it up any time soon. Basic H2 literally gives you a thousand ways to try. Some suggestions: Spilled milk. Bug guts on the window. Splattered spaghetti sauce. That’s three down. Only 997 uses to go.

Clean Credentials

  • Nontoxic
  • Natural
  • Doubly concentrated
  • Biodegradable


Basic-G® Concentrated Germicide

Tough on Germs, Gentle on the Earth

Bacteria, fungi, and viruses can wreak havoc on your family's health and safety. Used as directed, Basic-G tackles over 40 of these pesky microbes, including several animal viruses. That makes it an excellent choice for use in the kitchen, bathroom, or pet area. In addition to being economical - one quart makes up to 64 gallons - it's also EPA registered.



Fresh Laundry Liquid Concentrate
64 oz.


Here's a fresh idea: Prespot your laundry with the same thing you use to wash it. This two-for-one concentrate doesn't just outperform leading detergents. It also out-removes big-name spot removers. And it does it while protecting natural resources. How's that for a breath of fresh laundry?

Clean Credentials

  • Natural
  • Biodegradable
  • Concentrated
  • Hypoallergenic
  • No phosphates
  • No chlorine









The Healthy Home Essentials Close the Door to Hazardous Chemicals!

BASIC H – All Purpose Cleaner, No Ammonia Fumes, No Alkalis, No Kerosene or solvent.  The #1 environmental all-purpose cleaner – Official Earth Day Product – Used by the Cousteau Society. Ammonia is a suffocating gas, which can cause irritation to the eyes or respiratory tract, conjunctivitis, laryngitis. Concentrated!! 1 quart makes 64 gallons of cleaning solution made from plant materials, pH 6.5, gentle to your skin. 

BASIC G – Disinfectant, No Cresol, No Phenols.  Cresol is easily absorbed by the skin and the respiratory tract.  It can damage the liver, Kidneys, lungs, spleen, and pancreas.  It can also affect the central nervous system and possibly cause depression and hyperactivity.  Phenols are flammable caustic compounds (derived from coal tar) commonly found in household disinfectants, perfumes, and polishes.  They are toxic to the respiratory and circulatory system.

BASIC L FREE– Laundry Powder, Hypoallergenic Power Formula, Natural Enzymes, Natural Water Softeners, Environmentally Safe/Biodegradable. No Phosphates, No Fumes, No Fragrance. More economical than liquid products. Detergents are found to be responsible for more household poisonings than any other substance.  Many cause dermatitis, flu-like and asthmatic-like conditions, and severe eye damage.  

NATURE BRIGHT – All-Fabric Laundry Brightener, No Chlorine. Organic enzymes & active oxygen! Clinical observation by medical doctors has shown that varied reactions can occur from chlorine fumes.  “Chlorine interacts with other chemicals and even simple organic matter such as bacteria.  “These chemical reactions sometimes produce chloroform and other carcinogens.”  (Joseph D. Weissman, M.D., in his book Choose to Live.)  So safe, you can re-use wash and rinse water for landscaping. 

BASIC D – Dishwasher concentrate, No chlorine fumes, No chemicals to cling to your dishes. Contains all-natural, biodegradable substances. Just 4 teaspoons do a load. No phosphates to harm the environment … our oceans! Most other dishwasher products have phosphates, which are hard to replace, and yet maintain effectiveness.


 SATIN SHEEN DISWASHING LIQUID – No Nitrates, No Phosphates, Neutral pH.  Tough on grease, gentle on hands. Gentle Satin Sheen can also be used for delicate washables. Extremely economical, long lasting.


AT EASE LIQUID – Tough but gentle scouring cleanser, ideal for today’s contemporary surfaces, no toxic fumes.It can even be used for oven cleaning. Most other oven cleaners contain lye.  Lye is Sodium Hydroxide, which is corrosive to all tissues and may be carcinogenic.  Exposure can scar the lungs, and even cause blindness.  At Ease can be used to polish stainless steel and chrome.  Many metal cleaners have oxalic acid or sulfuric acid. You will enjoy the pleasant citrus formula of At Ease.


BIODEGREAT – Prevent Expensive Plumbing Repairs!  Use once a month to maintain free flowing drains and pipes.  Natural enzymes work to devour organic sludge and odor in drains.  Great for garbage disposals, septic tanks, Cabins, boats and Motor Homes.  Biodegradable.  No chemical fumes.


MEADOW BLEND BAR Gentle, long lasting, skin softening ingredients: vitamin E, wheat germ oil, oat meal, fresh light scent of citrus and lavender Soap-free cleansing bar, pH balanced, gentle enough for face and body.                 
Conventional soaps contain lye and tallow that can cause skin irritation, clogged pores, and disturb the important acid mantle of your skin, which is the first line of defense in your immune system. You will love your Meadow Blend Bar.


NEW CONCEPT ORGANIC DENTIFRICE - No aspartame, no fluoride. Natural ingredients gently clean teeth and remove stains. Highly concentrated, lasts as long as three tubes of toothpaste! Outperforms three top selling toothpaste in plaque removal.  Aspartame:  In human test groups, symptoms included depression, headaches, tiredness, constipation, and menstrual irregularities.  According to a letter from Dr. Richard J. Wurtman to the New England Journal of Medicine, NutraSweet (aspartame) can change levels of brain chemicals that alter behavior, affecting people with underlying brain disorders such as Parkinson’s disease and insomnia.  Xylitol is the safe sweetener in New Concept, clinically proven most effective! Fluoride research indicates questionable affects throughout the body even though fluoride is thought to prevent cavities. Tests have proven Xylitol to be more effective at reducing cavities than fluoride.

Each Healthy Home order brings you yet another step closer to a toxic-free Home!  With it comes a sense of achievement that you are contributing to a safer environment!  You will never have to walk down the supermarket aisle of household products again! Dr Forrest Shaklee developed Products In Harmony With Nature and Good Health over fifty years ago, long before biodegradable became a household word, and long before the environmental problems were evident.

We provide not only products but also, education. SHAKLEE  DOES MAKE A DIFFERENCE … in your health, your life and the environment! The above Basic Ten Essential Home Care products will make it possible to eliminate the purchase of many toxic and unnecessary products.  Congratulations on this first step to a Healthy Home.

Copyright 2001, Jeanne McGowen