Wednesday, January 16, 2013

20 Mule Team Borax Review, Giveaway & Sweepstakes.**Winners chosen.

The winners are...

Bonnie & Amy 

Congratulations to the winners! Thank you to all that entered! 

 **Winners will receive an email to confirm, please respond within 48 hours. Thank you.

Did you know that 20 Mule Team Borax is all natural? 

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. 

Enough of the technical stuff, now for the fun stuff.  

A few of the many uses of Borax are as follows:

Laundry detergent booster, making clothes cleaner and softens hard water. 

Deodorizer for carpets.

Washing dishes, add a little Borax to your water. 

Insecticide, yep you read that right, Borax can be used to get rid of those pesky ants. 

Saving the best for last, my favorite use for Borax is an ingredient in making my own laundry detergent! I have posted about this before here but just for fun I will add the recipe to the end of this post for you today. This is a great way to save money & make great detergent. 

If you would like to see more uses for 20 Mule Team Borax you can find them here.

In the past, I have used Borax many times as an extra boost for those muddy work clothes my hubby brought home. I love the extra clean. I have also used it for our homemade detergent as I mentioned above. I love that it is 100% natural. 

20 Mule Team Borax just launched their latest sweepstakes and the winner will receive $1500.00 plus they are giving away 171 coupons for free Borax! You can enter the sweepstakes by clicking here.

adapted from The Duggar Family Recipes


4 cups hot tap water
1 Fels-Naptha soap bar  (I use a different kind of soap Dr. Bronners Pure Castile Baby Mild soap that is free & clear!) 
1 cup washing soda - Not baking soda it is specifically called washing soda.
1 cup Borax
  • Grate bar of soap and add to saucepan with water.  Stir continually over medium-low heat until soap dissolves and is melted.
  • Fill a five-gallon bucket half full of hot tap water. Add melted soap, washing soda and Borax. Stir well until all powder is dissolved. Fill bucket to top with more hot water. Stir, cover and let sit overnight to thicken.
  • Stir and fill a used, clean, laundry soap dispenser half full with soap and then fill rest of way with water. Shake before each use. (It will gel.)
  • Optional: You can add 10-15 drops of essential oil per two gallons. Add once soap has cooled. Ideas: lavender, rosemary, tea tree oil.
Yield:  Liquid soap recipe makes 10 gallons.  Top-load machine: 5/8 cup per load (approximately 180 loads).  Front-load machine: ¼ cup per load (approx. 640 loads).

***The Giveaway. 

Leave a comment letting me know your favorite use for Borax to be entered to win. 
If you haven't tried it yet, let me know what you might use it for if you win.

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**Borax provided a free sample of their product so I could review them. However, all of the opinions expressed here are my own.


  1. I would love to try making my own laundry soap!