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29 reviews | 5 out of 5
Works great on laundry as well as around the home! This (only this Laundry Booster at that) can also remove fleas and roaches from infested homes and /or yards. I have used this product for years and years when moving into a new apartment or home with this purpose in mind. Just sprinkle along the floors and clean up in a few hours or the next day and no bugs of any kind will be seen! Again once every year or so for upkeep and your have a secret worth sharing!
I have been using Borax for a year now in my laundry. This is supposed to soften water, as my well water is hard. It also helps your laundry detergent work better. I stopped using fabric softener over a year ago, and I believe this product helps my clothes dry softer. When I use the dryer, I barely notice a difference in softness - (I'm not real fussy about how soft stuff is as long as it doesn't stand up by itself, lol) and if I line dry, I just toss the dry items into the dryer for 10 min on low just to soften them a little. I am trying to use less product, less electricity and be more health conscious about what I put on my skin.
I have an new high efficiency washer and it is difficult to get strong odors out of jeans, bathroom and kitchen towels and wash cloths. The Internet says that oily soap residue is the cause as it traps odors. This product saved the day! Until I found it, I was washing these items 2-3 times with vinegar and baking soda (no added laundry soap). Funny, Ted's Montana Grill offers this in the women's restroom for hand washing!
For very hard water, the product takes the residue problem out and makes the need to use more detergent disappear. Follow the directs and measure the Borax. More doesn't equal better but does mean that you are wasting money!
This is great stuff I used it to kill fire ants colonies. and it worked great. use half and half of borax and granulated sugar and place it on thee ant hills and I placed it around the outside of the home and around doorways. I now have no more fire ants.
I just started using Borax recently, after a friend introduced it to me. It cleans everything around the house with very little effort. I have cleaned walls, floors, clothing, counter tops, toilets, bath tub and sinks, shower doors, stove, refrig. you name it, it cleans and helps even with odors. I have thrown out all the other products I have used in the past and now BORAX is my cleaner. Even helps kills roaches. I highly recommend it .
The manufacturer's suggestion of adding 1 cup of chlorine bleach to my HE washing machine's cleaning cycle did almost nothing to remove the sour musty smell that builds up over time. The sample washer cleaning tablet that came with my machine worked all right, but when I went to buy more of them I was stunned at the high price of the tablets. Finally, I did an internet search and saw a suggestion to run the machine's cleaning cycle with just 1/2 cup of Borax thrown into the drum. It worked great, in fact better than the tablets! I run the Borax through the cycle every few weeks now. Good all 20 Mule Team Borax my super cheap solution to the smelly washer problem.
Everyone know this is great laundry detergent, but down here in Florida we have been using it for decades to kill roach's and flea's. Completely safe for infants and pets, before we had pet/child safe chemicals to kill roach's and fleas we would put a line of this down. As they walk through it they pick it up on their legs and take it back to the nest to spread it around. Roach's actually clean themselves and this prevents them from breathing properly.
Second thing is pools - borax pop's the cell membrane of algae, killing the cell of course, releasing the inside "guts" of the algae and and makings your water sparkling clean with only half to a full box.
Awesome stuff. Wish it was still as cheap as it used to be. Can't even get it in a dollar store anymore.
This purchase of Borax was primarily for my home made laundry detergent. My laundry has never smelled as fresh as it does now. Over the years Borax has proven to be a great product to keep in the home.
pH can be raised independently of the alkalinity by the addition of borax. 20 Mule Team Borax found in your grocery store detergent isle is an extremely useful chemical. Pool stores sell the exact same chemical as a pH buffer or pH Conditioner but it is nothing more than sodium tetraborate pentahydrate or decahydrate. The hydrate portion of the chemical does nothing for the pool and the only active portion is the tetraborate. About half a box per 10,000 gallons of water will increase the pH by .5 It's powerful stuff when adjusting pH so we don't want to use too much at once.
An added benefit of borax is that it's a great algaecide. It abrades the cell walls of algae and bacteria which allows the chlorine to work more effectively.
I MAKE MY OWN LAUNDRY DETERGENT AND THIS IS ONE OF THE MAIN INGREDIENTS AND BOY OH BOY DOES IT WORK WAYYYY BETTER THAN ANYTHING THAT I CAN BUY IN THE STORE NOT TO MENTION IT LAST WAY LONGER FOR WAYYY CHEAPER I USED 6 INGREDIENTS IN ALL 30 BUCKS AND IT LAST ME ALMOST 8 MONTHS BOY OH BOY DO I LOVE IT
I really on this product, because, i make my own laundry powder, laundry liquid, and dishwasher soap....in return i save a lot of money
I use this in my DIY laundry detergent and it works great!
Put this in a coffee can with holes punched in the lid, sprinkle it all over the carpet and in corners and along baseboard....use a stiff bristle broom to work it into the pile a bit, not too much, then wait at least 12 hours and vacuum. dump that vacuum debris and get rid of it. This will kill fleas, eggs and larvae in the carpet. It contains Boron. It will eat into them and dehydrate them.
I've tried to reorder this product for four months and it is always out of stock. What's going on Walmart???!!
I mix Borax with washing soda to launder my whites and lightly colored garments, everything comes out clean and fresh. I also use Borax for cleaning tubs and sinks, mix it with baking soda and a little water to scrub away any stain.
Warning: you shouldn't use Borax for washing dishes or in the dishwasher, even though it's all natural it can be poisonous. As with all chemicals you should keep it away from children.
Worked as expected.
You are well advised to research the various uses for borax.
You must have, only at Walmart
This is better than using chlorine bleach on your white laundry loads. It works very well and on colors is very good also. It is very economical. Grandma's way is always better.