Branch Basics User Guide
By Marilee Nelson |
Our Frequently Asked Questions
1. Is Branch Basics a disinfectant, sanitizer or antibacterial soap?
Branch Basics is not a sanitizer, disinfectant, or an antibacterial soap... for good reason! Research backed by the CDC claims that using just plain soap and water or a cleaning product with surfactants like Branch Basics is much more effective than sanitizers/disinfectants at removing ALL GERMS. Learn more below.
2. How do you use for laundry?
It’s often hard to believe so little Concentrate can clean effectively but you only need 3⁄4-1 capful per load. If you are more comfortable with 2 capfuls, start there! The Laundry solution teamed with Oxygen Boost is even better! Always pretreat stains with All-Purpose and/or Oxygen Boost. See page 14 for more info.
- Laundry Instructions
- Detoxifying Clothing and Bedding: A Thorough Guide
- Laundry Stripping with Branch Basics
3. Can you use on wood?
Branch Basics can be used on hardwood flooring or wood furniture. Only use very diluted solutions of BB on floors and furniture. Ideally, always HEPA vacuum wood floors first or use a microfiber mop to remove dust and grime and eliminate potential scratching. Always test in a hidden area first to make sure formula does not affect the finish. Specific ratios and info can be found on page 12 of the User Guide.
4. How do you use on dishes?
There are various ways you can use our product for hand washing dishes. You can use the All- Purpose, Foaming Wash, or soak in 1 tsp of Concentrate with hot water. Scrub with a brush or sponge and rinse. For a dishwasher, we’ve found that the hardness/softness of your water plays a key factor in determining how well our product works. If you’re interested in trying, fill the dispenser with Oxygen Boost and 1 tsp. of Concentrate.
5. Can you use on Stone, Granite or Marble?
BB can clean porous, natural stones like travertine, quartz, marble and granite. Simply spray, let sit and wipe clean. The only caveat would be if you have a sealer that requires a particular pH. The pH of our Concentrate is 8.5 +/- 0.5. Always test first to see how BB interacts with the surface.
6. Can you add essential oils?
Yes, you can add essential oils. We recommend organic or wildcrafted essential oils processed without solvents. Start with 3-5 drops and add more as preferred. Just know that the solution might now irritate the eyes, the skin or the lungs when sprayed.
7. How do you clean mold + mildew on grout?
To remove mold/ grime from grout use our Bathroom cleaner and Oxygen Boost. Spray the grout liberally with the Bathroom cleaner. Make a paste with our Oxygen Boost and water. Dip a brush or sponge in the paste and scrub the grout. Let sit 10-15 minutes. Spray more Bathroom cleaner if necessary and repeat.
8. Can you wash veggies and fruit?
Fill your sink with water and add 1 tablespoon of Branch Basics Concentrate. Dump in the fresh produce and let it soak. After about 5-10 minutes, pull it out and rinse, then let it air dry on dish towels. Make sure to pull the produce out of the water before you drain the sink so it is not re-contaminated by the dirt that has accumulated at the bottom. You may also spray the produce with the All-Purpose, wait approximately 30 seconds and rinse.
Marilee Nelson is an Environmental Toxins expert who has spent nearly 30 years advocating for the chemically-sensitive and chronically-ill. She is a Board Certified Nutritionist, Certified Bau-Biologist and Bau-Biology Inspector and specializes in Food As Medicine. She has helped thousands of families and individuals identify, heal and recover from toxic exposures and is on a mission to revolutionize the way American families view their health.