Borax. I’ve heard of it, but never tried it. The first thing I think when I think Borax is homemade laundry detergent, because I know that it’s an ingredient in many homemade laundry detergent recipes.
I am big on saving, but I’ll admit I’ve never made my own laundry detergent. When Purex Insiders sent me a box of Borax to review, I considered making some … for about five minutes. Then I got over that, and explored the other uses of Borax. Turns out, it’s a great addition to your laundry room.
- Borax is a 100% natural mineral from the earth. It’s the common name for sodium tetraborate, a naturally-occurring substance produced by the perpetual evaporation of seasonal lakes.
- Borax naturally softens hard water, which helps your laundry detergent clean more effectively. Did you know that more than 85% of homes have hard water (hard water is defined as water containing calcium and magnesium)?
- Adding 1/2 cup of Borax to each load of laundry will soften your water and improve cleaning, keeping stains from being re-deposited back onto clothes.
- Or — you might want to use it to make your own laundry detergent.
I’ve been adding Borax to my laundry this month, and it is coming out bright and clean. I recommend this product!
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