Household Uses for Borax


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You might know that borax is a great addition to laundry, but there are plenty of other ways to use this old-school cleaner.

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Clean  your sink

For stainless steel and porcelain sinks, mix four parts borax to one part lemon juice. Scrub, then rinse with warm water.


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Make slime  for your kids

With just a teaspoon of borax, you can make the ooey-gooey craft your kids are always talking about.


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Clean your toilet bowl

Pour a cup of borax into your toilet and let sit overnight. The next morning, you’ll easily be able to scrub any grime away.


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Refresh the dishwasher

Scrub the inside of the dishwasher with borax, or sprinkle it into the bottom, then run a wash cycle. Your dishwasher will be fresher and more effective.


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Get rid  of pests

Equal parts of borax and sugar will attract and trap pantry pests so you can keep them at bay.


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Protect  your pets

Use borax to help get rid of fleas by sprinkling  on dog beds, carpets and other areas where bugs may live.


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Freshen the air

Mix three parts warm water to one part borax in a spray bottle and add your favorite essential oil. Spray away!


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