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Top 6 Household Uses for Borax


Borax, or sodium borate, is a naturally occurring mineral compound best known as a laundry booster and water softener. Borax is also excellent as a multi-purpose household cleaner with many uses throughout your house including craft projects. These are some of the top household uses for Borax.

1. Floor and Wall Cleaner

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This easy to make wall and floor cleaner with Borax will leave your house sparkling clean and fresh.

2. Urine Odors on Mattresses

Accidents happen with young children. Borax will effectively neutralize urine odors on your child's mattress. Here's how.

3. Scouring Powder

Using all natural ingredients, here's how to make your own kitchen and bathroom scouring powder.

4. Slime

Kids love to play with slime and goop. Here's how to make your own inexpensively.

5. Drying Flowers

Make your own dried flower arrangements with Borax as the drying agent. Here's how.

6. Roach Killer

Want to get rid of roaches safely and easily in your home? Here's how.

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