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20 Mule Team Borax Review & Giveaway

I consider myself pretty lucky, I’ve always lived in a city area so I’ve never experienced hard water. I’ve heard of people using Borax to help clean their clothes, but I had never used it until last week.

20 Mule Team Borax sent me a box of their detergent booster to try out. It came just in time for me to start the week’s laundry chore. The back of the box of the BOrax has a large list of items it can be used for including: Sanitizing your kitchen, removing spots and grime from your dishes and pots and pans, multi-purpose cleaning including deodorizing mattresses and furniture, carpet cleaning, bathroom tasks like removing soap scum, dirt and hard water deposits, cleaning up pet messes, keeping your flowers and plants fresh, reducing smoking on candlewicks in homemade candles and other arts and crafts.

The first thing that my friends recommended was making Slime with it! Something they did in elementary school, apparently before I moved to the area. I had to look up how to make slime, and the recipe is below:


  • 1/2 cup Elmer’s white glue or Elmer’s school glue gel
  • 1 tbs Borax (find in the laundry detergent aisle of the store)
  • 1 1/2 cup Water- separated
  • Two bowls
  • Food coloring (optional)


  1. In one bowl mix 1/2 cup (4 oz) glue and 1/2 cup water. Add food coloring if you want colored slime.
  2. In the other bowl, mix 1 teaspoon borax with 1 cup water until the borax is dissolved.
  3. Add the glue mixture to the borax solution, stirring slowly.
  4. The slime will begin to form immediately; stir as much as you can, knead with your hands until it gets less sticky.
  5. Pour out any remaining water

Just something fun for you to try with the kids!

I used the Borax with our laundry last week, it was really simple to do too. Just add two tablespoons to your laundry. It helps fight your stains and keep your colors bright. Our laundry came out completely fresh and clean!

Not only did I like how well the Borax worked I plan on using it to create homemade laundry detergent (look for that DIY soon!).

How can you win?

Enter to win with the form below. The mandatory entry is leaving a comment on this blog post telling me what you would use the Borax for if you won!  If you do not do this entry – you will not win! So make sure you leave a comment and then enter using the form linked below!

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26 thoughts on “20 Mule Team Borax Review & Giveaway

  1. I’d use it first make an all purpose cleaner here in my new home. Very soon, I’d try making some of the great DIY laundry and other products I’ve been hearing about.

  2. I don’t believe I have ever used this product–I understand it one product that is used in making homemade laundry soap–has been a thought in trying this–and other interesting things–thanks

  3. I also use Borax when I make my laundry soap and sometimes I add an extra few spoonfuls into the wash when I am doing a load of white bathroom towels.

  4. That’s not how the science place made our slime! Just saying lol. There are actually tons of experiments that call for borax. I’m starting to compile a list so whenever the kids are bored we can do some science!

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