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What You Need To Know About Borax

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Borax is best known as a laundry booster; it helps soften hard water to leave your clothes cleaner and brighter. Your mother or grandmother probably kept a box of Borax in their laundry room. Well, it's time to rediscover the many safe, non-toxic household uses of Borax. From disinfecting and deodorizing to preserving cut flowers, Borax is a product you will want to keep on hand at all times.

What Is Borax?
Borax, or sodium borate, is a naturally occurring alkaline mineral first discovered over 4000 years ago. It is found in large quantities in the Western United States as well as in the Tibet area of China.

Where Can I Buy Borax?
Borax is usually found in the cleaning aisle of your grocery store next to the powdered laundry soaps. The most common brand is 20 Mule Team Borax.

How Safe is Borax
Borax has no toxic fumes and is safe for the environment. Borax can irritate skin and should not be ingested.

What Does Borax Do?

  • cleans
  • deodorizes
  • disinfects
  • softens water
  • repels cockroaches and other bugs
Top Household Uses for Borax

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