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Thursday, June 27, 2013

See What You Can Do With Borax and WIN a FREE COUPON

The 20 Mule Team has been pulling it's weight this week.  I always have Borax in my laundry room but this week I put it to work in the rest of the house, including the craft/science room, aka...the kitchen. I thought it would be fun and helpful to share some of the many uses for Borax.  Best of all 3 of you will win a FREE box of Borax!!

DIY Crystal Snowflake Ornaments

Did you know you can make snowflake ornaments or pretty gift wrap decorations?  This is such an easy craft and great to do with children.


Can you believe this was the first time I ever made one?  I'll be posting a tutorial in July so you make your own while dreaming of Christmas and cooler weather.

Now lets talk cleaning tips:

Clean Windows and Mirrors

To get windows and mirrors spotless and streakless, just wash them with a clean sponge dipped in two tablespoons of borax dissolved in three cups of water.

Clear a Clogged Drain

Rather than use a caustic drain cleaner to unclog the clogged bath or kitchen drain, try this using Borax. Use a funnel to pour a ½ cup of borax into the drain, then slowly pour in 2 cups of boiling water. Let the mixture sit for 15 minutes, then flush with hot water. Repeat for stubborn clogs.

Rub Out Sink Stains

Get you sinks clean and remove those stubborn stains in your stainless-steel or porcelain sink. Make a paste of one cup of borax and ¼ cup of lemon juice. Using a cloth or sponge, rub it into the stain, then rinse with running warm water. Smile at your superb cleaning skills!

Clean Dirty Showerhead

 

Borax loosened up the hard water deposits that were clogging the small pin holes in the head.

See all the calcium and lime deposites from the hard water.  They're like little pieces of rock and can totally block the flow of water.

Clean

Clean and disinfect your toilet bowl with 1/4 cup of borax.  Just toss in the toilet and scrub after a few minutes.

Remove Mildew From Fabric

To remove mildew from upholstery and other fabrics, soak a sponge in a solution of a ½ cup of borax dissolved in two cups of hot water and rub it into the affected areas. Let it soak in for several hours until the stain disappears, then rinse well.

Rub Out Rug Stains

It's easy to remove stubborn stains from rugs and carpets.  First thoroughly dampen the area, then rub in some borax. After the area dries vacuum or blot it with a solution of equal parts of vinegar and soapy water and allow to dry. Repeat if necessary. 

*Be sure to test on an inconspicuous corner of the rug before applying it to the stain.

I hope you've enjoyed the cleaning tips I've talked about today and try using your Borax Laundry Booster in new ways.

You can connect with 20 Mule Team Borax by visiting them at the following locations:
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Now I bet you're wanting get busy with your own box of 20 Mule Team Borax!
 

Let's see if I can help a few of you out with that.  Are you ready for a giveaway?  That's what I thought.  It's as simple entering on the Rafflecopter below.  Good Luck Y'all!!

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Disclosure:  Borax provided a free sample of their product so I could review it.  However, all of the opinions expressed here are my own.

43 comments:

  1. I like to use Borax for the occasional pet stain and I used to wash all my baby clothes with it.

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  2. I use borax to make my laundry detergent. I have not bought Tide in weeks. Love it!

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  3. We use it to clean the toilets.

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  4. I would use borax to make my own laundry detergent.

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  5. We have very hard water and would like to try it as a booster in my laundry. Also, I want to try it in the drains to get them running smoothly once again.

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  6. I use it in the laundry detergent I make (sound familiar? ;)). I have been wanting to try making a snowflake for years! Can't wait for your tutorial!
    *hugs*deb

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  7. to clean and disinfect the toilet bowl

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  8. My daughter has been preaching the virtues of Borax - I guess it's time for me to check them out. LOVE the crystal snowflake project. Whoda thunk it?!

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  9. I'll use it to make my own laundry detergent. Been making it for a long time!

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  10. I want to try it on our drains to see if it really helps.

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  11. I would like to use it to make laundry detergent

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  12. I use borax as a laundry booster.


    Thanks for the chance to win!
    wildorchid985 at gmail dot com

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  13. not only used for the laundry, I'd be curious to see how it cleaned up old jewelry or pans thanks great review & can't wait until we see that snowflake DIY Post :) sewitupjulie@gmail.com

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  14. deodorizing my garbage disposal but the crystal thing looks really cool

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  15. to get stains out I have never used this looks great

    drea8685 at yahoo dot com

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  16. remove dirt and grass stains from my kids' clothes

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  17. I want to use the Borax to make homemade laundry detergent

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  18. Baseball stains because they are so hard to get out!

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  19. I'd like to try it to clean my sink.

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  20. followed julie
    dawn keenan banks

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  21. Laundry booster and keeping drains clear.

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  22. My children have a science book and many of the experiments require Borax. That is how we would use it!

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  23. I want to use it to remove hard water deposits from my shower head

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  24. I want to try making my own laundry soap. But I'll also clean our shower head!

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  25. The ovvasional stains that nothing else will remove!!
    j1man1r66@etex.net

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  26. I would love Borax to help clean the bathroom. But I have also seen some pretty cool projects I want to do try on Pinterest!

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  27. Usually I use it in the laundry. But I am going to try it on the toilets.

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  28. The snowflakes look awesome I would love to do these with my girls!!

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  29. I use Borax in my laundry, every single load!
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    {in the contest I am Margot Core on the Rafflecopter}

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  30. We have very hard water where I live. I would use this to help remove some of the deposits. I'd add this to our laundry. I think it would be a lot of fun to make the snowflakes with my daughter.

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  31. I use Borax in my laundry and drains. Right now I'm about to buy a new box as I spotted some ants outside so I'll use it to kill them; also, now it's hot I'll sprinkle the carpet and put some in the vacuum to get rid of any fleas. Very handy item. Thanks.

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  32. I use borax to make my laundry detergent.

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  33. I would love to use it to try to make my own laundry detergent. I recently ran across a recipe for it that looks so easy to do.

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  34. I have used Borax as a laundry booster for years but I am now making my own laundry detergent which includes Borax in the mix.

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  35. ph gosh so many things, my own detergent, fun things for the kids to do with it..

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  36. Brigette StreeperJuly 10, 2013 at 2:46 PM

    I want to try snowflakes!

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  37. I need it as a laundry helper

    lmurley2000@yahoo.com

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  38. I's use it to make the laundry cleaner!
    Miz Vickik

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  39. Woo Hoo! Thank you , thank you, thank you!!
    ♥♥♥
    *hugs*deb

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