I have been a homemaker for many, many , many years and have raised 4 boys using cloth diapers. I am personally well acquainted with 20 Mule Team Borax. I L-O-V-E this product!
If you have never had the chance to use 20 Mule Team Borax let me tell you it is an awesome laundry detergent booster and multi-purpose cleaner.
What is Borax?
- 20 Mule Team Borax is 100% natural mineral from the earth. Once removed from the ground it is washed, dried, and boxed for consumers.
- Borax is the common name for sodium tetraborate: a naturally occurring substance produced by the perpetual evaporation of seasonal lakes.
- Absolutely nothing is added. No phosphates, chlorine, or other additive chemicals.
Because it is 100% natural I felt good using this product throughout my home. Here are some of the ways I use 20 Mule Team Borax:
In the kitchen: I increase the power of my dishwasher detergent by sprinkling a 1/4 cup of 20 Mule Team Borax onto the bottom of the dishwasher to reduce spots and film on dishes and glasses.
In the bathroom: I sprinkle 1/4 cup of 20 Mule Team Borax into the toilet bowl, then swish with my toilet brush to keep bowl and brush bacteria—and odor—free.
In the laundry: I add 1/2 cup to a full load of laundry because it improves the cleaning power of my laundry detergent. It also helps remove tough stains because it is a natural alternative to colorsafe bleach. It deodorizes and freshens too! (This has been mighty helpful with our son’s sweaty sporting clothes and uniforms, grass stains and our barn clothing.)
Baby: I always added 1 tablespoon per gallon of warm water in my cloth diaper pail and kept the diapers soaking until I had enough to do a full load of laundry. Then I added another 1/2 cup, along with my detergent, when washing our baby’s diapers and clothes.
Note: I’m kind of a cloth diaper nerd. I truly enjoyed handing fresh, white, diapers on the line to dry. I never had problems with staining and I think its because I used 20 Mule Team Borax diligently. 🙂
Want to try 20 Mule Team Borax for yourself? I have 3 coupons for a FREE Box of 20 Mule Team Borax ($3.50 value) to give away!
Enter to win one of these coupons by leaving a comment, in the comment section of this post. Everything should be so simple, right? GOOD LUCK!
This giveaway will close Friday, 6/14, at midnight. I will notify the 3 winners by email. Winners must respond to the email within 24 hours to claim their prize.
Note: As a Purex Insider, Purex generously supplied me with a box of 20 Mule Team Borax to facilitate this review. No other form of compensation was provided. All opinions stated in this post are 100% mine.