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Friday, August 23, 2013

Borax...a review and quick giveaway!

Borax...I love using Borax!


It is one of the ingredients in the homemade laundry detergent that I make...



There are other ways I like to use it however:
1.  Add a tablespoon or 2 of Borax to a few cups of hot water....swish it together, and this makes a fabulous floor cleaner for my bathroom linoleum floors.  (Sometimes I make a little "paste" and use it on the floor with a scrub brush too).  Mind you, you actually need to get down on your hands and knees, and use a little elbow grease, but this is very effective in getting the hairspray residue off of the floor!  :)

2.  I have made my own dishwasher detergent before mixing equal parts Borax with equal parts Super Washing Soda, and adding 2 T. to the dishwasher before running it.

3.  Sprinkle Borax into the toilet bowl, scrub around with a toilet brush.  Let the Borax/water sit in the bowl for at least 30 minutes before flushing.

4.  Then there's "gak"...an unconventional use for Borax.  I made "gak" several times when I taught elementary science classes...Borax, and Elmers Glue!!  Check out a video of  "Gak"


Do you use Borax?  Would you like a chance at winner a box of Borax for yourself?  I am hosting a quick giveaway, so make sure to enter right away, as winners will be selected on Monday!!!

I have received a box of Borax to review (all opinions are my own), and coupons to giveaway to my readers, because I am a Purex Insider.  (Click here, if you are interested in becoming a Purex Insider.)

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60 comments:

  1. I use borax, fels naptha , and washing soda to make my own laundry detergent.

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  2. I have never used it before, but I have read such great things about it that I want to use it now!
    Dee

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  3. I've heard it can be used as an ant repellant.

    Nancy
    allibrary (at) aol (dot) com

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  4. I use it as a laundry booster and for making my garbage disposal smell better.
    sressell@earthlink.net

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  5. I like to use it as a laundry booster

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  6. my favorite use for Borax is in my laundry. it gets out the tough armpit deodorant stains on my husbands shirts! love borax!

    allyson tice
    sunflowerally22@aim.com

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  7. Laundry - I have hardly used it for anything but laundry, but I sure go through a lot of it.

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  8. I use Borax in so many different ways. My favorite use is for my homemade laundry detergent. I also use it to make a cleaner which I use to scrub my carpets. Best cleaner ever!!

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  9. Brandy Poteet brandy_nicole@windstream.netAugust 24, 2013 at 12:20 PM

    I've never tried borax but would love to

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  10. I have made my own laundry soap with Borax for 2 years... love it!!! ml_mcafee@yahoo.com

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  11. I use it for laundry, & in my dishwasher, & clean my truck.

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  12. Haven't used it before, but I imagine I would use it in my carpet cleaner-steam vac. to steam vac my floors!

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  13. I've never used it before, but would love to make my own laundry detergent.

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  14. I've never used Borax before.

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  15. Have not used it yet, but want to get into making my own laundry detergent!

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  16. I use borax for many things, but mostly as a laundry booster.

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  17. I have never used it but I have heard that it kills fleas if used on the carpet and my dog has had some fleas lately so I was thinking about giving it a try for that

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  18. I like to use it as a laundry booster

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  19. We use borax to make our own laundry soap. We mix it with fels naptha and washing soda.

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  20. I have used it for ages. I now add it to my home made laundry soap.

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  21. I used it for diy laundry detergent

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  22. I like to use for my laundry it helps with
    the stains.
    Cathy Truman
    kbtruman(at)att(dot)net

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  23. I use it as a laundry booster and to make gak.
    Gingeroo616 at AOL dotcom

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  24. So many wonderful uses, it's a laundry powerhouse though!

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  25. I have never used it, but would love to try :)

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  26. When we lived in FLorida years ago we would put it around the baseboards to help keep the water bugs out of the house, and it is good to keep ants out also. it also helps with whites and whitens them easier.

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  27. I use it in my laundry detergent! And we also use it for ants.

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  28. I use it in my homemade laundry detergent! It is better than tide and gain!!

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  29. Liesje marie fennimoreAugust 24, 2013 at 10:23 PM

    I use Borax daily, in laundry, with dishes, cleaning counter tops, stove, floors, shower, ANYTHING OUTSIDE GETS CLEANEST WITH BORAX...I buy a box weekly so that's at least 52 boxes per year for myself plus I'm always getting for others who say they never tried it.....

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  30. Add it to my laundry for extra cleaning power

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  31. I use it for laundry detergent & to get rid of ants.
    Holly W

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  32. I've never used it but I'm looking forward to trying it.

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  33. Love it as a laundry booster.

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  34. I like to use it to make slime putty for the kids.

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  35. I haven't used it but like what you said about using it to clean the toilet bowl.

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  36. I love to use Borax for gak but it was when I worked with a program to introduce high school girls to science. I also use it in my "homemade" powder laundry soap which includes fels naptha, leftover soap bars (shaved down with a cheese grater, super washing soda, and sometimes super cheap powder laundry detergent mixed in

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  37. i have used it for laundrey in the past, but have not used it in awhile. wow- borax. it reminds me of elementary school: the smell, it is what they used for soap in the bathroom soap dispensers. i smell memories!

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  38. I use it in my laundry. Love it!
    maggietucker10 at yahoo dot com

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  39. I use it as a laundry booster, to clean the bathroom and in a homemade bouncy ball recipe!

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  40. I have NEVER used Borax before. Would love to use it for homemade laundry detergent though. Thanks for a great giveaway!

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  41. I have never used Borax and would love to try to make homemade laundry detergent. kristiedonelson(at)gmail(dot)com Thank you.

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  42. Never tried it before but with great reviews i have to give it a try

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  43. I have never tried it, but my awesome next door neighbor said it's great to keep a bucket with water and Borax next to the washing machine for kids' stained clothes to soak in until it is time to do laundry.

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  44. I have never used Borax but I am interested in making my own laundry detergent.

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  45. never used it, would love to try it

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  46. Borax is great for pet stains on carpet and tough laundry stains.

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  47. I use it in the laundry for a booster. I also use it in the toliet(you get the whitest toilet bowl) among other things.

    bblanto4@hotmail.com

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  48. My favorite use is as one of the 3 ingredients in my homemade laundry detergent.

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