A Guide to Borax and Its Uses

Have you noticed that the price of cleaning supplies has gone up? Well, let’s face it: the price of EVERYTHING has gone up! And while we’re all trying to do things in life with as many “natural” products as we can afford to use, sometimes you have to pick and choose!It’s fantastic to be able to eat totally organic, but in certain areas, that is just not a practical budgetary consideration. It would also be amazing to clean everything with all natural products, and you know what? There are tons of “recipes” out there now for “make-your-own” cleaners, which I think is fantastic! The thing I don’t find so fantastic is the time that some of those cleaners take to make, and the cost that some of them amount to. You really have to weigh the pros and cons and figure out what makes the most sense for you and your family.

So when Aldo Baker from eReplacementParts contacted me with some information about Borax, and the many ways in which it can be used, I was all over it!

Uses for Borax

I’m familiar with the Borax name (most of us probably are) but I have honestly never used it for anything! That’s all about to change! Check this out…

Source: eReplacementParts.com

Please excuse me while I run to the store and get some Borax. I mean, seriously! I had NO idea that you could use it indoors and outdoors for so many different things! I LITERALLY thought it was for LAUNDRY! Amazing! 

Do you use Borax around your home? Will you be trying any of the above suggestions?

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19 thoughts on “A Guide to Borax and Its Uses

  1. I don’t think I’ve ever used Borax, but I’ve always known the name. I didn’t know what all it could do. From cleaning grout to unclogging drains – this stuff is awesome! I’m pinning to remember!

  2. I had no idea Borax could be used so many different ways. I have known about it for many many years–but now I think I will go out and get a box or two and see if it really works for what I need it to!

  3. Wow! I had no clue there were so many uses for Borax! I’ve only used it in the classroom for homemade slime and to grow crystals. I’ll be sure to use it at home now! Very helpful

    Thanks for stopping by Blogger Brags, hope to see you next week! Cheers! Kendra

  4. Who know there were so many uses for Borax! Love the mattress cleaner–I always wondered just how you were supposed to do that. Thanks for sharing at the #HomeMattersParty – we hope to see you again next week. 🙂

    Life With Lorelai

  5. Thanks for all the really great tips! Pinned!

    I would love to have you post on my new blog hop—the Weekend Blog Hop at My Flagstaff Home (www.myflagstaffhome.com). It begins on Thursday evenings and lasts through the weekend, if you’re interested.


  6. As a registered veterinary nurse, I’ve only ever known borax to rid homes of fleas. I also live in the “flea capital of the world” – Florida! It’s great to know of so many other things it can do! Thanks for sharing!
    Megan, RVN

    Note: to treat indoor flea infestations, thoroughly sprinkle borax over carpet, leave it sit for 6-12 hours, and vacuum. To treat outdoor environments, sprinkle borax all over the yard and leave it be. Repeat in 20 days to ensure you kill the newly hatched flea eggs, as borax only kills adult fleas and larvae – it does not kill the egg and pupae stage of the flea life cycle.

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