Borax (also known as sodium borate) is a naturally occurring mineral found in soil,
plants, and even our own bodies.
Firstly, it makes your detergent more effective.
The clothes will be cleaner and dust mites cannot live in it!
Children and adults would eliminate dust mite allergies.
Also, a great attribute is that it kills 100% of mould.
Borax provides a great boost to the cleaning, kills mould and dust mites and other parasites.
Borax should also be diluted and added to the last rinse.
Borax permeates the fabric and makes the fabric smell fresh, also borax particles remaining are actually good for the skin, eliminating body odours, killing mould, parasites, and fungus and dust mites as your body contacts them.
How to use Borax to protect against pests and
To maximise the wash Borax needs to be part of the detergent.
To provide an even more protective barrier it needs to be added to the last rinse
so it remains in the dry fabric after the wash.
Borax is a cost effect way to clean and protect your clothes!
Or you can simply Dilute 1 cup of Borax into your wash load to penertrate the fabric and keep mites and bacteria at bay.
For more uses of Borax click to read more infomation.
As with all powders keep well away from your face and Do not breath in.
IMPORTANT caution -Store away from children and pets.
Do not use around the home where cats ,dogs or children can lick the product up.
laundry detergent . Add to wash load 1/2 a mug full laundry soap/detergent
I put 1/4 cup of it into the toilet, swish it around and let it sit over night
Make a paste and rub it into a bad stain and then wash the item as usual
It softens your water when added to your detergent-great for your laundry
Borax has zero toxic fumes and is safe for the environment. It is a naturally occurring alkaline mineral that was discovered over 4000 years ago. It is found mostly in the Western United States as well as in Turkey, Tibet area of China. Borax can irritate the skin if applied directly, and of course, should not be ingested
Makes yours clothes cleaner and brighter-I love the smell of fresh clean clothes
Disinfect and Deodorize:
Put one cup to a gallon of hot water and clean garbage cans
Sprinkle where safe from children and pets-keeps the roaches (and their bacteria) from going into your garage or shed
Mix 1/4 cup 20 Mule team Borax in one gallon of water and wash walls and floors CAUTION-(be sure and check your floor type to see if you can use it).
Urine On Mattresses:
Accidents happen we all know it, its life. Dampen the mattress with a little water, sprinkle borax over the stain and rub it into the stain. Let dry and vacuum.
Liquid Scouring Powder:
Make your own liquid Comet or Ajax, I guess you could call it. Mix 1/4 cup borax, 1/4 cup baking soda and 1-1/2 cups HOT water. Use it to clean and refresh areas in your home
Clean Shower Tiles:
Mix 1/4 cup borax with one-gallon water and spray on your shower tile to remove that ugly “mold” between the tiles. Rinse and it sparkles
ALWAYS BE RESPONSIABLE WHEN USING ANY POWDER. DO NOT GET POWDER NEAR YOUR FACE and think of those on a lower level such as pets and small children lower down frm you.
To get rid of fleas/mites -Mix equal parts salt and borax sprinkle on floors and leave over night, vacuum the next day. Use 3 boxes of salt to 1 box of borax.
I hope this list gives you some good ideas on how to use 20 Mule team Borax and save money at the same time. Please remember to keep your box out of the reach of children.
Borax, also known as sodium borate, sodium tetraborate, or disodium tetraborate, is an important boron compound, a mineral, and a salt of boric acid.
The largest known boron deposits are in Turkey,with the largest producer of boron minerals.
When Using any any powder product use a mask or scarf and always keep your face and head away from the powder even Baby Talc powder is cause for concern if breathed in to the lungs.
Take Care and be responsiable when using Borax as a powder think before you pour or scatter Keep well away from your face and other people and pets on a lower standing level than you.
Act responsiable for good practise with powders.
Wear a mask if need be if you are a asthama sufferer. Thank You.
Some types of pneumoconiosis according to dust and lung reaction
Inorganic Dust Type of Disease Lung Reaction
Asbestos Asbestosis Fibrosis
Silica (Quartz) Silicosis Fibrosis
Coal Coal Pneumoconiosis Fibrosis
Beryllium Beryllium Disease Fibrosis
Tungsten Carbide Hard Metal Disease Fibrosis
Iron Siderosis No Fibrosis
Tin Stannosis No Fibrosis
Barium Baritosis No Fibrosis
Mouldy hay, straw and grain Farmer's lung Fibrosis
Droppings and feathers Bird fancier's lung Fibrosis
Mouldy sugar can Bagassosis Fibrosis
Compose dust Mushroom worker's lung No Fibrosis
Dust or mist Humidifier fever No Fibrosis
Dust of heat-treated sludge Sewage sludge disease No Fibrosis
Mould dust Cheese washers' lung No Fibrosis
Dust of dander, hair particles and dried urine of rats Animal handlers' lung No Fibrosis