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A Guide to Borax and Its Uses

A GUIDE TO BORAX = AND ITS USES = WHAT IS BORAX? Borax is the common name for sodium tetraborate, a naturally occurring substance produced by the repeated evaporation of seasonal lakes Colorless to white soft crystals BORAX Borax comes from the Persian word burak, which referred to borax and other borate salts • Picked up by the Romans • Adopted by the Middle English Used by humans for thousands of years for: Food Mummification Pottery glaze preservation Cleaning material Scouring metal before welding Use caution Borax is not toxic, Ingestion is not aduised; it is not beneficial to human health but it can cause skin reactions DIY BORAX CLEANERS CARPET CLEANERS INGREDIENTS: BORAX Cornmeal [2 cups] Borax [1 cup] DIRECTIONS: STEP 1 STEP 2 STEP 3 Mix ingredients together in a large mason jar Sprinkle mixture over carpeted area, leave on for 1 hour Vacuum carpet and enjoy fresh, odor-free carpet Optional: Add a few drops of essential oil DISHWASHER TABLETS INGREDIENTS: BORAX WASHING SODA Washing soda [1 cup] Vinegar [1 cup] Borax Lemon juice [1 cup] concentrate [2 Tbsp) DIRECTIONS: STEP 1 STEP 2 STEP 3 STEP 4 Pour into Pour washing soda and borax into a large bowl Break up chunks Mix vinegar and lemon juice into dry ingredients ice cube with molds spoon or whisk STEP 5 STEP 6 STEP 7 STEP 8 Let mixture dry 1 hour or Use one tablet per load; recipe Store in a Pop out and let dry for another sealed glass or plastic container until solid 1/2 hour on makes 18 wax paper GROUT CLEANER INGREDIENTS: BORAX Hot water Borax (1 gallon] [1/2 cup] DIRECTIONS: STEP 1 STEP 2 STEP 3 In a bucket, mix hot Dip a nylon scouring pad into the bucket; scrub grout Pour water ouer grout to rinse or leauve borax solution on grout to prevent future mold and mildew. If rinsing, dry thoroughly with towel water and borax together with a wooden spoon HOUSEHOLD USES FOR BORAX BETTER HOMEMADE CANDLES For homemade candles, treat wicks by soaking them in a solution of salt and borax to help reduce ash and smoke CLEAN HAIRBRUSHES AND COMBS Mix 1/4 cup borax and Swish brushes in 1 Tbsp grease-cutting dishwashing liquid in a bowl of warm water water, let soak, then rinse and dry CLEAN MATTRESSES Wet mattress and rub in Let dry and borax with a damp cloth vacuum residue CLEAN COOKWARE Sprinkle on pots and pans and rub with a damp dishcloth; rinse GARBAGE CAN DEODORIZER Fill garbage can with borax and water Sprinkle borax in the bottom to keep bugs away and absorb odor-causing moisture Let soak, then rinse GARBAGE DISPOSAL CLEANER Clean and sanitize by putting 3 Tbsp borax down the drain Let sit for 1 hour; flush with warm water "GOO GONE" REMOVER Mix borax and water Rub on to get rid of [2-to-1 ratio] adhesive residue KILL WEEDS Sprinkle on weeds in concrete cracks and walkways Auoid use in garden; will kill plants LINENS Mix 2 cups Soak linens in mixture Let sit for a borax with to remove mildew few hours, 2 quarts of water and mustiness rinse clean MICE DETERRENT Sprinkle borax on the floor and along walls Mice don't like borax on their feet, so they are less likely to return MOLD INHIBITOR Mix borax and Smear it on the Sweep up water to create a thick paste moldy area and let set until dry [overnight or longer] powder; rinse off remaining residue OUTDOOR FURNITURE Mix 1 tsp dish detergent, 1 tsp borax, and 1 quart Spray on outdoor furniture to clean warm water in a spray bottle PESTS SUGAR Mix borax and sugar [1:1 ratio] Sprinkle to keep away roaches, waterbugs, and ants REFRIGERATOR DEODORIZER Soak a soft cloth in solution; wash fridge interior Mix 1 quart Rinse with warm water and cold water 1 Tbsp borax REMOVE RUST Create solution mixing 1 quart warm water, 1 Tbsp borax, and 1 Tbsp lemon juice water SHINE CHINA Soak china in a mixture of 1/2 cup Rinse well and wash a second time borax and a sink full of warm water SINK CLEANER Create a paste of 1 cup borax and 1/4 cup lemon juice Removes stains from stainless steel and Using a sponge or cloth, rub paste on stain, rinse with porcelain sinks warm water TOILET BOWL CLEANER In the morning, Pour 1 cup of borax into the toilet bowl at night to loosen grime clean with a brush UNCLOG DRAINS Mix 1/2 cup borax and 2 cups boiling water Let sit for 15 minutes, then run water for a few minutes to flush drain Take a natural approach to household cleaning and start incorporating borax into your daily routine. · · · · Brought to you by: In Partnership with: CReplacementParts .com GHERGICH&Co.

A Guide to Borax and Its Uses

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