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Borax – It Has Many Uses


Last week I made glitter glue slime with the Lucy and Liam.  It took me awhile to find Borax and when I did it came in a 4 lb. 12 oz. box.  I needed two teaspoons.  Leftovers!!!!  Since I hadn’t even thought of Borax for years, I wondered what to do with the leftover borax.   Yes, I knew it was a “laundry booster” and I vaguely remember possibly using it to soak diapers when the kids were little, but don’t have any diapers to soak and wasn’t sure what boosting my laundry really meant.  Then I started really looking at the back of the box (I’ve had a lot of practice reading the backs of cereal boxes so I was curious).

It seems Borax has been all natural since 1891 (I guess that means it was natural before natural was cool).  So I looked at the ingredients.  There is one item.  Sodium tetraborate (a natural mineral).  I read more.  It is also a Multi-Purpose Household Cleaner.  It removes stains and neutralizes odors.  How about that!  Here’s some uses I found on the back of the box.

  • baby clothes
  • laundry stains
  • toilet bowls
  • delicates
  • hard water
  • carpets and rugs
  • garbage disposals and sinks
  • microwaves
  • dishwasher
  • bathroom and kitchen – cleaning and deodorizing
  • learn more uses at 20MuleTeamLaundry.com

I have now found some ways to use up the left over borax, and I might possibly be buying more if it works well.  I plan on starting out with using it as a laundry booster with towels…let me rephrase that.  I will have Danny use it as a laundry booster with towels as he does the laundry.  Yes, I know.  I trained him well.   I also plan on using it in the dishwasher to get my dishes sparkling clean. Yes, he’s getting better at using the dishwasher.