There are so many uses of borax. Today I’m going to share how to clean with borax and how you can use borax around the house.
Are you using your box of Borax to the full potential? Let me share some Borax cleaning hacks with you, that you can thank me for later. Borax is something every grandma had tucked in your cleaning closet, and it kind of got left in the dust. Well today, I am going to the many uses of borax.
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Borax is a mineral, sodium borate. This mineral is natural and has been used for many years to help clean the home, freshen up laundry and more. Many people use Borax today for so many incredible uses around the home. That is what I am here to share today!
How to Clean with Borax
Skip baking soda and vinegar, and reach for your borax. Pour 1/2 cup of borax into your drain, followed by 2 tablespoons fresh lemon juice. Let it sit for 3 minutes or so, and then pour 1/2 gallon of boiling water down the drain. Let it sit for 15 minutes and then flush with warm tap water to finish loosening up any gunk in pipes.
How to clean grout with borax. Make a paste with 2 parts baking soda, 1 part borax, and then vinegar to thicken it up. It will bubble so add vinegar slowly. Once you have a thick paste apply to the dirty grout. Let it sit for 15 minutes and then scrub off with a cloth.
If you are using a Rug Doctor to clean your carpets add 1/2 cup of borax into the water reservoir to help brighten and really clean your carpets even more.
Borax as an Ant Deterrent
Sprinkle equal parts of borax and sugar in areas that you find pests like ants, roaches, or water bugs are getting into your house. Within a few days, they will be gone!
How to Clean Humidifier with Borax
Pour 1/4 cup borax into your humidifier and let it dissolve. Then run the humidifier for ten minutes or so, and then dump water and clean it properly. This will help clean and deodorize your humidifier.
Clean Brushes And Combs with Borax
Grab a tall cup or container and fill with warm water, and mix in a tablespoon of borax with a drop or two of dish soap. Drop your combs and brushes in and let them soak. I give them a stir here and there and then rinse clean after a 30-minute soak in the mixture.
Violin String Cleaner
After playing your violin for awhile rosin can gum up your bow hairs. Take an old toothbrush or soft bristled brush and get it wet then tip in the borax. Use the toothbrush to wipe down the bow hairs carefully. Try not to get water on the wood. When you are done take a microfiber cloth and wipe strings.
Homemade Cleaner for Sticky Residue
Mix a 2 to 1 ratio of borax to water to create a thick paste. Apply to the stuck on mess and let it sit for a minute or two then wipe clean to remove sticky or gummy adhesive that is on your item. Repeat until it is all lifted.
How to Clean Wall with Borax
If your child got crayon on the wall use a mixture of borax and warm water. Add a teaspoon to a cup of warm water, and take a soft cloth to work at the crayon mark. I would suggest testing to ensure the paint won’t rub off.
Outdoor Furniture Cleaner
Simply mix a teaspoon of dish soap, two tablespoons borax, to a quart of water. Pour in a spray bottle and spritz your outdoor furniture. Then grab a cloth and wipe away any residue that is stuck on your furniture.
Mix a tablespoon of borax to a quart of water. Dip a sponge or cloth into the mixture and wipe down the inside of your fridge. I do this around once a month or anytime there is a spill to clean up space.
Garbage Disposal Cleaner
Add in 1/2 cup of borax down your drain followed by 5 drops of a citrus essential oil. Let it sit five minutes then flush with hot water for 1-2 minutes. This will help freshen and deodorize your disposal.