Benefits of Borax

When you think of Borax, what comes to mind? Do you even know what Borax is, or where you can find it? I received a box of Borax in the mail a few weeks ago, so naturally, I’ve been doing the research to see all the benefits of Borax in my home. Borax is a natural laundry booster that you can add to your regular detergent to help clean your clothes. It is also good to get rid of ants, clean your toilets or even disinfect your carpets. But one of the most fun uses of Borax is to create some fun science experiments for kids.

Benefits of Borax

I have begun dropping in about 1/2 cup of Borax with my laundry the last few weeks to see if there is any difference in the cleaning power of my detergent and I am not sure if there is a substantial improvement. It’s still too soon to tell. However, I love the idea of cleaning my bathrooms with something more natural than my traditional cleaners.

Where to find Borax

Borax can be found in the laundry aisle of your grocery.

20 Mule Team® Borax is 100% natural, and 99.5% pure (there is about a half of 1% of naturally occurring trace minerals). Once removed from the ground it is washed, dried, and boxed for consumers.

Borates, borax and boron compounds are with us throughout our lives. Families use it to soak and wash diapers and other laundry, but it’s also an ingredient in cosmetics, medicines, ceramics and building materials.

Other uses for Borax

Not only is Borax good for boosting your laundry cleaning power or cleaning your bathrooms, but there are many scientific experiments that use Borax. You can use Borax to make bouncy balls or Gak. Last year, my son had a great time learning Science in a hands on fashion. They even had a whole Science Day at school. Mrs. Everidge is one of the teachers who helped my son learn so much about Science and Social Studies. I’m sending her one of these coupons for a free box of Borax so she can do more fun experiments with her grandchildren while on summer break! Thanks, Mrs. Everidge!

Saying Thanks

Thanks to our 5th Grade Science Teacher

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Borax provided a free sample of their product for their post. No monetary compensation was received. All opinions are my own.

About Sharon Williams

Sharon Williams is a mom of 3 who loves to read, travel, take pictures, work in the flowers and spend time with family. When she's not blogging, she's probably out enjoying life so she'll have something fun to blog about tomorrow!


  1. Lisa Marie says

    I’ve used Borax in the washing machine but am not certain if I saw a difference. Hope to try it as a natural cleanser around the house!

  2. Kelley Johnsen says

    I have not used Borax before but have heard of it. I would like to try but was not sure of all the uses. I think I would like to use it on my toilets, carpets, and the laundry! I hope to win, thank you!

  3. Lisa says

    I use Borax in my laundry for whites and underclothes. Would love to try some of the other uses suggested.

  4. Dianna Thomas says

    No Not yet –I have been reading about the uses — great idea– had no idea you could make your own laundry soap using it

  5. says

    So question… you are adding borox along with your regular detergent? Doesn’t it already have something like that in there. I truly do not know, lol.

  6. Danielle says

    I have heard about borax for many years although I’ve never tried it. I’ve always heard good things, I’m very interested in trying it!

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