Borax is a naturally occurring mineral also known as sodium borate and has been a household staple for generations due to its versatility and effectiveness. This white, powdery mineral has a wide range of uses in the home, making it a valuable addition to your cleaning and DIY arsenal.
Here are five practical ways you can use borax around your home:
- All-Purpose Cleaner: Borax is a fantastic all-purpose cleaner. Mix it with water and it can tackle everything from stubborn stains to soap scum, making it a go-to for all your cleaning needs.
- Laundry Booster: Enhance your laundry routine with borax by adding it to your washing machine. It helps soften hard water, brightens whites, and acts as a powerful stain remover.
- Deodorizer: Borax can neutralize odors, making it a valuable addition to your carpet cleaner or simply sprinkled in your shoes or ace an open container of borax in your refrigerator to absorb odors and keep them smelling fresh
- Pest Control: Borax is a natural insect repellent. Use it to deter ants, roaches, and other pests without resorting to harsh chemicals.
- Gardening Aid: In your garden, borax can be used to boost the growth of plants and control weeds effectively.
Plus, parents know borax is the main ingredient used to make slime! Simply, mix 1/2 cup of white glue and 1/2 cup of water. In a separate container, dissolve 1 teaspoon of borax in 1 cup of warm water. Combine the two mixtures and knead the slime until the desired consistency is achieved.
Buying borax in bulk reduces plastic waste and minimizes the environmental impact of packaging production and transportation. When you bring your own containers to Mission Refill you help reduce single-use plastic consumption and promote a greener planet.
So, if you haven't already, make the switch to bulk borax. It's a small step towards a cleaner, greener, and more sustainable home – a win for both your budget and the environment.