Wednesday, January 9, 2013

20 Mule Team Borax Laundry Boosting (and so much more)- Giveaway Ends 1/24

Ever since I was introduced to 20 Mule Team Borax  it has been something in stock in my laundry room. It helps boost laundry detergents and make your clothes cleaner, we even used it during Girl Scouts to may laundry soap.

But don't let that limit you, there's more to 20 Mule Team Borax!

House keeping:
1. Pour 1/4 cup in your toilet. Swish with the toilet brush and let set for 30 minutes or overnight.

2. Clean the disposal! Add 2-3 Tbs to your disposal. Let set for 15 minutes, then rinse with the disposal on. (This worked so well for our stinky sink!)

Pest Control:
1. Make an ant killer. Just mix 1 cup of sugar, 1/2 cup of water, and 1 Tbs of Borax. Place in a shallow dish for the ants to eat (Keep out of reach of children!).

2. The cure for cave crickets. We had them really bad when we moved to this house. These are the ones that look like spiders. I would be so grossed out every time I went in the basement to do laundry. Then I read to sprinkle borax on the ground because they will eat it. We haven't had an issue with them since!

Science Experiments:
1. Make plastic. Empty a glue bottle into a bowl. Fill the glue bottle with warm water and add it to the glue. In a separate bowl mix 1/2 cup of warm water with a teaspoon of borax. Slowly add it to the glue mixture and watch what happens!

2. Grow borax crystals. Boil water, and for every cup you add to a glass jar, add 3 teaspoons of borax. Tie a string to a pipe cleaner and suspend it in the jar. Leave it overnight and see what happens.

So whether you plan to get brighter laundry, banish pests, or just have fun- Borax has so many uses. Enter the giveaway below to win a box of Borax, 3 people will win!!

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*I am a Purex Insider and got to sample a box of 20 Mule Team Borax for free. All reviews and opinions are mine.


  1. I use it for all the things you mentioned above! My family has used it for years.

  2. I've never used it, how does it stack up to Oxy Clean?

    I'd like to give it a whirl!

  3. For crafts and projects! I want to try the pipecleaners and also want to make some snowman snot that I saw! :-)

  4. I've never used this yet, not sure if we can get it in the UK, love all the ideas you have come up with especially the snowflake.

  5. I have never used it before, but the intro with the making of flubber and the crystals sound fun!!! As well as making laundry clean!!
    Joni O

  6. I will use it for homemade laundry soap.

  7. I might try to make my own laundry detergent.

  8. Crafts for the classroom!


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