Borax provided a free sample of their product for this post. My participation is voluntary and my opinions are my own.
I recently received the opportunity to try out 20 Mule Team Borax. I think I’ve mentioned on here that I wanted to make my own laundry detergent. Most of the “recipes” I found for the homemade stuff had Borax as one of the main ingredients, so I was very excited to try Borax for this review!
Here are some interesting facts I learned about Borax:
- 20 Mule Team Borax is 100% natural mineral from the earth.
- Borax is the common name for sodium tetraborate: a naturally occurring substance produced by the perpetual evaporation of seasonal lakes.
- Nothing is added to 20 Mule Team Borax…no phosphates, chlorine or other additive chemicals.
We have very hard water here….and no water softener yet. I have been worried about how the hard water will affect our clothes as well as the washing machine. I am happy to report that Borax will help soften our water when we wash!
I am enjoying the benefits of adding just 1/2 cup of Borax with my powder detergent to naturally soften our laundry water and boost our detergent’s power. I am still finishing up commercial detergents I had on hand, so I haven’t yet tried the homemade recipe. BUT, I like what I’ve seen so far. Maybe it’s just my wishful thinking, but I feel like our clothes ARE cleaner. I am certain the Borax will be just as great once I make our own detergent!
Interested in winning a FREE box of 20 Mule Team Borax?!
I am having a giveaway. THREE people will receive a coupon good for ONE FREE BOX OF BORAX!
To enter, the only requirement is to please post a comment below….Tell me what your LEAST favorite thing about laundry is: sorting, washing, folding or putting away? 🙂 Do this by January 17, 2013 11:59PM (Central time). I will pick a winner on January 18th and notify you by email, so BE SURE TO INCLUDE YOUR EMAIL with your post/entry! (Winners will be picked using a random number generator.)
You can earn an additional entry if you “Like” the Borax Facebook page. Come back here and post an additional comment that you Like the page. (And be honest….I will be verifying.) 🙂
Good luck! And thanks for reading!!