Did you know that 20 Mule Team Borax has been around since 1891? I didn't, but I'd say for a product to be around that long, they must be doing something right. Borax is 100% natural and is boxed in the US. Borax is sodium tetraborate which is a natural occuring mineral that comes from evaporation of seasonal lakes.
Some of you might already know that it's a great laundry booster. Just add a half a cup to your washing machine along with your favorite laundry detergent and it helps remove odors and stains from your clothes. That's not all Borax can do though. I initially thought I'd try a bunch of way to use the product before I do my review. Then when I was reading about all the ways you can use it, I realized if I even did half of them my review wouldn't be done until February some time.
I did use it in my laundry. My youngest son is outgrowing his clothes so I went up in the attic to find my older boys clothes they grew out of. They'd been in the attic for a few years and they had a bit of that attic smell to them. I thought, well this is a great trial for Borax. I was very happy with the way Borax helped clean the clothes and they all came out smelling fresh.
Then I was reading that you can actually use it to clean garbage disposals and drains. So I followed the directions to ad 2-3 tablespoons in my garbage disposal, let it stand for 15 minutes then flush with water while I ran my garbage disposal. It really worked great to neutralize the unpleasant odor that was starting to sneak out of there.
So what else can Borax be used for?
--cleaning toilet bowls
--removing stains from clothes including baby clothes
--as a hard water conditioner
--to remove stains from carpets and rugs
--make your dishwasher more effective
--clean and deodorize your kitchen
--clean grout and tile
--cleaning aluminum and porcelain pots and pans
--removing mattress odors
--cleaning plastic and metal patio furniture
--arts and crafts
I wish I would have discovered this product years ago. It's natural, it's inexpensive, it's multipurpose, it works! What's not to love?
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***I received a free sample of Borax as part of the Purex Insider program in order to complete this review. Any opinions expressed are my own. I was under no obligation to give a positive review.***