Wednesday, June 12, 2013

Get your clean on with 20 Mule Team Borax! (Review & Giveaway)

Everyone has probably heard of Borax at some point in their lives, whether it was their grandparents, parents, or even friends have probably talked about it.

20 Mule Team Borax is 100% natural mineral found from the earth. Once removed from the ground, it is washed, dried, and boxed for us customers. Borax is the common name for sodium tetraborate: a naturally occurring substance produced by the perpetual evaporation of seasonal lakes.

20 Mule Team Borax can be used as a laundry booster, remove stains, a multi-purpose household cleaner, and even treat hard water. Hard water actually affects your laundry because some of the compounds attach to calcium and magnesium granules (which is defined as "hard water") that settle on the bottom of your washing machine, eventually retreating down the drain without actually cleaning your close. What a waste of detergent, if you ask me! It's even gentle enough for baby, teenage, and delicate clothing!

Now, you're probably wondering about those multi-purpose household cleaning. Used mostly in the kitchen and bathroom, 20 Mule Team Borax can be used to clean your refrigerator, garbage disposals, and toilet bowls. Need to clean your garbage cans and garbage disposals? You can even use it for that.

20 Mule Team Borax seems to be such a multi-purpose tool for all of your laundry and cleaning needs!

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WHAT I THOUGHT

I am always looking for more natural products to use since my family has become a little allergic to generic laundry detergents like Sun. Also since my family suffers from allergies and I from a lung condition, chemicals tend to make them worse. But I've heard of Borax for the longest time, so I was anxious to try out 20 Mule Team Borax.

Toilet Bowl- Nothing is nastier than a unclean toilet bowl. But since I didn't really want to scrub a toilet bowl in almost 100* heat (We don't have central air), I just sprinkled plenty of Borax and let it sit for an hour or so. After an hour, I flushed and it came out pretty clean! It didn't exactly clean the whole bowl (since I didn't scrub) but I think within the next day or so, I'll get out the scrub brush and finish it up with a little more Borax.

Laundry- According to a USGS water-quality map (and other maps I've come across), we live in a hard water area. So it stands to reason why if we don't use fabric softener with every load, our clothes come out feeling like sandpaper. So when it came time to do laundry, I put a little in with a load of our favorite clothes and normal laundry detergent. Guess what? Our clothes came out super soft! I couldn't tell if the clothes were any cleaner than normal, but they were definitely softer and smelled fresh!

Crafting- Now, I haven't done this yet because I am saving it for the Holidays, but you can actually use 20 Mule Team Borax for Borax Goop/Slime, Borax Snowflake, and even just Borax Crystals! I might make the Borax Snowflakes (and maybe other Holiday symbols) this Christmas season!

20 Mule Team Borax has so many different uses, I had no idea!

GIVEAWAY
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I was NOT compensated for this review/giveaway. I received a FREE box of 20 Mule Team Borax to review. All thoughts/opinions are my own. Your experience may differ. DO NOT ingest 20 Mule Team Borax.

49 comments:

  1. I'd use this to help keep the ants out of my kitchen.

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  2. I would use it for laundry, especially my son's work clothes.

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  3. I love Borax. I mostly use it for laundry,but I do occasionally use it for cleaning as well. I already buy it, but it would sure be nice to have a couple of free boxes.

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  4. I would use it for EVERYTHING. The laundry, most of all. I do have a bit of hard water, and iron content, I cannot use bleach! Bleach only reacts with hard water and yellows clothes!! So borax is great! It freshens your clothes, too.

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  5. I would use it as a laundry booster and as ant bait.

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  6. just started making my own detergent this would be great to make a big batch to give away to family!

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  7. would use as an addition to my regular laundry detergent

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  8. I would use on my laundry especially hubbys work clothes

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  9. Laundry booster for work clothes!
    j1man1r66@etex.net

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  10. We've been using this to make our own laundry detergent for years

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  11. I'd use it for my laundry!

    Thanks,

    selinda_mccumbers at yahoo.com

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  12. I'd like to use it in my laundry for softer clothes

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  13. I would try it in my bathrooms

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  14. Never thought to try it in the commode. I would try this

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  15. I use borax to make laundry detergent and cleaners!

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  16. I'd definitely use it for laundry but probably a lot of the other things too. I love natural solutions over chemical ones. I've heard it is good to use in the carpet to get rid of fleas too. Not sure if that is correct or not though.

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  17. to get all to grass stains out of my boys cloths

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  18. I use 20 Mule Team to make my homemade laundry detergent, religiously. It's second to none.

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  19. I want to try to use it as a cleaner and of course Holiday decorations.

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  20. I would use it for stains on my laundry

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  21. I have never used this before so I would read about it and try different things

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  22. I would use it in all the laundry.

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  23. I would use it in all of my loads of laundry.

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  24. im going to add this to my regular soap

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  25. I would use Borax to boost the clean in my laundry and make it smell wonderful.

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  26. I would use it to make homemade laundry and dishwasher soaps!

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  27. I would use it for laundry, especially my kids barn clothes

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  28. I use it to keep fleas away!

    snunnrob at yahoo dot com

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  29. I would use it in my laundry and in my garbage disposal

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  30. I would like to try it, never tried it before

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  31. I garden (in all the wrong clothes), so I'd use it for my (gardening) clothes!

    phall0106 at yahoo dot com

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  32. We use it in our pool to raise the PH levels.

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  33. I would use it to get a better clean with my laundry KMillheim609@aol.com

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  34. I would love to use this for cleaning. I haven't ever used it for laundry, but now I'm curious.

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  35. I would use it for laundry, the toilet and other things.

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  36. i would use it as a laundry booster

    susansmoaks at gmail dot com

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  37. I would use 20 Mule Team Borax for washing laundry.

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  38. i use it to soak the baby clothes and bibs before washing and it gets almost all stains out

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  39. id use this for laundry and washing walls

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  40. I need this to make my clothes smell fresher!

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  41. i would use it for laundry, and try it in the toilet bowl.

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  42. I would use it to boost my laundry detergent.

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