Have you heard of Borax?
It’s only some of the coolest stuff ever. Well–ok that might be just a *slight* exaggeration, but it’s super useful, super diverse, and super “green”! If you’re like me, however, you might not have known a whole lot about it. I’d never heard of it till a few years ago when I looked into making my own laundry detergent. Since then I’ve seen it popping up in great ideas everywhere! So I wanted to bring you a few ideas of just what Borax can be used for, and also a great Borax sweepstakes where you will have a chance to win money and some Borax of your own! Also I’m doing a giveaway-so be sure to scroll aaallll the way to the bottom to enter!)
First off, though, you might be asking:
What is Borax?
The reason that Borax makes such a great natural alternative to many things is that it’s not a chemical–it’s actually a naturally occurring mineral that forms white crystals composed of sodium, boron, oxygen, and water (Na2B4O7 • 10H2O for any of you Chemistry buffs out there!)
So now that we cleared that up…
Uses For Borax
As you can see–you can do a TON with it! Here are just a few of the things I’ve come across and love!
Around the House Borax:
- Can be used as a laundry booster
- this is most common use probably, it’s great if you have hard water
- Can be used as a homemade cleaner
- I scrubbed down the bathroom with it (shown above!) and it did a great job getting the counter and sink shiny bright! It doesn’t scratch and can be used on tiles, showers, tubs, and in toilets!
- Can be used to clean dishwashers & remove carpet stains.
- Read this article for recipes for this!
As I mentioned I first came across Borax as I was looking into making my own laundry. You can find how to make your own here!
Borax isn’t just practical, though, here are two super fun ideas to do with your kids!
Borax Crystal Star
Glow in the Dark Slime
Don’t forget about the great Borax Sweepstakes going on! Enter to win the $1,500 Grand Prize, or one of 171 coupons for FREE BORAX! Why 171 coupons you ask? The TOTAL prize value is $2013!