30+ Amazing Little Known Uses for Household Borax


30+ Amazing Little Known Uses for Household Borax

According to Wikipedia, Borax, also known as sodium borate, is an important boron compound, a mineral, and asalt of boric acid. Powdered borax is white, consisting of soft colorless crystals that dissolve easily in water.

Borax has a wide variety of uses. It is a component of many detergents, cosmetics, and enamel glazes. It is also used to make buffer solutions in biochemistry, as a fire retardant, as an anti-fungal compound for fiberglass, as a flux in metallurgy, neutron-capture shields for radioactive sources, a texturing agent in cooking, and as a precursor for other boron compounds.

Is Borax Safe?

Some people taught that using borax is not safe. But this naturally occurring mineral doesn’t cause cancer, accumulate in the body, or absorb through the skin. It is not harmful to the environment. In fact, people have been using borax for over 100 years to clean their home and for use in their laundry and homemade products. You can also read CrunchyBetty’s explanation about borax, if it is safe or not, here on this page http://www.crunchybetty.com/getting-to-the-bottom-of-borax-is-it-safe-or-not.

This miracle ingredient really plays a big part in many household recipes. You can use borax as ingredient for…

1. Carpet cleaning

2. Growth, fruit and seed development of fruit bearing trees

3. Toilet bowl cleaner

4. Get rid of pests such as roaches, waterbugs and ants

5. Get rid of dog’s fleas

6. Mice deterrent

7. Preserve flowers

8. Violin string saver

9. Gummy adhesive residue remover

10. Better home candles

11. Cleaning cookware

12. Deodorizing refrigerator

13. Keep humidifier free of odor

14. Shower, tub and tile cleaner

15. Remove rust

16. Sink cleaner

17. Outdoor furniture cleaner

18. Car litter deodorizer

19. Garbage Disposal Cleaner

20. Remove linen mildew and mustiness

21. Unclog drains

22. Clean mattresses

23. Garbage can deodorizer

24. Kill weeds

25. Shine China

26. Clean hairbrushes and combs

27. Mold inhibitor

28. Pool pH stabilizer better than pool chemicals

29. Make grow borax crystal snowflakes

30. Make your own slime

31. Make bouncy ball


For great tutorial on these simple ways to use borax on your home, please check out OneGoodThingbyJillie’s post on the link below…


If you’re looking for borax, it can usually be found in the laundry aisle along with bleach, laundry detergent, fabric softener, etc at Walmart, CVS, Food Lion, and similar stores. You can also check out 20 Mule Team Borax on this Amazon page: http://amzn.to/1ccz7xI 

And to avoid borax hardening, you can transfer the borax to an airtight container right after buying it and toss in the silicone moisture gel packet.

Photo Credit: www.onegoodthingbyjillee.com 


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