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Not one single natural ingredient has me quite as verklempt as borax.

20 Mule Team® Borax is used in detergents, cosmetics, pottery, metallurgy...All sorts of things!

Twenty Mule Team Natural Laundry Booster & Multi Purpose Cleaner - 65 oz

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  • My father worked for Borax & Chemical Co. years ago and used to have us test their powdered soap products. Boraxo was commonly used throughout the U.S. in restrooms and homes. Wet your hands first, then add the powder.

    Thanks for posting this. I once wanted to use Borax to make my own candle wicks, but decided against it as the information available was too confusing. Both Boric Acid and Sodium Tetraborate are authorised as food additives in the European Union in particular cases, and can be identified on the label by the preservative codes E284 and E285 respectively. However, that doesn’t make it safe. We’ve had preservatives recalled after 20+ years of them being recommended as “Safe” before. Everyone interested in using Borax should do their own research.

  • Great post. I had heard rumours that borax was unsafe but didn’t really believe them…and I was too lazy to research it myself. Thanks for doing that for me 🙂 I started making my own laundry detergent containing Borax recently and I love it…so much cheaper too!

    Borax Substitute is a mineral compound, with the perfect pH for cleaning, and is gentler than Soda Crystals, yet stronger than Bicarbonate of Soda.

    Uses for Borax Substitute around the home include:

    Multi-purpose cleaner. When mixed with water, lemon juice or white vinegar, Borax Substitute makes an excellent scouring agent, slightly more cleaning power than Bicarbonate of Soda.
    Add Borax Substitute and White Vinegar to plug-holes to fizz away any debris.
    Make your own bath salts by adding perfume and a drop of food colouring to Borax Substitute.


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  • Color: Multicolor
    Fabric Content: 100% Multi
    Condition: New
    Form: Powders
    Material: Multi
    Manufacturer Part Number: 201
    Model: 201
    Brand: 20 Mule Team Borax
    Features: Stain Release
    Assembled Product Weight: 5.42 Pounds
    Assembled Product Dimensions (L x W x H): 1.94 x 7.25 x 10.25 Inches

    I’ve used mule team borax for years, but in recent months I have read that the method used for processing this product, not the product itself, is harmful to the environment. Any thoughts or research you can share on this aspect?

Hot water1 cup Washing Soda1/2 cup Borax1 Soap bar

It roughly takes about two weeks for flea to hatch. I usually don’t wait that long. I like to leave it down to days vacuum up borax and then reapply three days.I’m actually fighting with a bout of fleas myself right now they seem to be everywhere.