Friday, February 8, 2013

20 Mule Team Borax Review & Giveaway


I have to confess I had never heard of Borax before I was given the opportunity to review it.  I always love to try new things though, so I definitely wanted to check it out.  Silly me.  Borax is not a "new thing".  It has been around for over 100 years!  You'll have to forgive my lack of knowledge.  I've never attempted to make my own laundry detergent so I had no idea this is a common ingredient in it. What I have learned about Borax is that there are many many uses for the product.

I decided to first try out Borax as a detergent booster.  I added just a half cup of the natural powder to some of my tougher loads like my hubby's work clothes.  When it works as a booster it gets your clothes cleaner than with just detergent alone because it helps soften hard water and helps keep stains from being re-deposited back onto clothes. 



Borax not only helps remove stains, but it also helps neutralize odors which is why I'll be using it for our kitchen garbage disposal.  You can just sprinkle a few tablespoons of it in the disposal then wait about 15 minutes before flushing out with water.   There are many other uses for Borax and you can find a lot of cleaning tips for using Borax right on the back of the box.  



Right now you have the chance to win $1500 from Borax in the Fresh Year, Fresher Laundry Sweepstakes.  There will also be 171 winners of a free box of Borax.

The Giveaway:  Thanks to Borax one lucky reader will receive three product coupons for a FREE box of 20 Mule Team Borax.  Enter using the rafflecopter form below.  Good luck!


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Disclosure: I received a free product sample from Borax for the purpose of a review and giveaway as a member of the Purex Insiders program. No further compensation was received. All opinions are 100% mine.

96 comments:

  1. Yes, I've used purex baby detergent on my daughters clothes.

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  2. Never tried it but heard it works well.

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  3. I haven't used Borax, but my mother does and my grandmother did, so I would love to try it.

    Jenn, kissxmyxkitty@gmail.com

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  4. i have not used it but would like to give it a try!

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  5. I never used it before but I have a bunch of great recipes for DIY detergent so I need to get some soon!!!

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  6. yes is use it to keep whites white debbie jackson
    djackson1958 at hotmail dot com

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  7. Yes we use it and love it . We use on our white clothes

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  8. I had heard of it,but never had tried it.

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  9. I have heard of it but I haven't used it yet. Looking forward to trying it to see if it is as good as I have heard

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  10. I have never used it bit would like to try it
    Thank you!

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  11. No, I have never used Borax but would like to!!

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  12. never tried it. thankyou, ken pohl19@comcast.net

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  13. I use borax to treat hard water.

    RF name; Claudia.

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  14. I have not used it, but my towels don't seem clean and can't find anything that works. This sounds like it could help.

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  15. Yes, I've used it as a laundry booster.

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  16. I used it to kill ants that were coming in a few years ago.

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  17. I have never used it but it sounds like I need to start.

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  18. I have never used Borax, but I remember my mom using it!
    Marysa {at} marysa {dot} com

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  19. I use it mixed with a little water to clean my tile.

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  20. had heard of it,but never had tried it

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  21. I use it all the time. I make laundry detergent, dishwasher detergent, carpet cleaner, and general household cleaners with it

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  22. I haven't used Borax yet but hope to soon thank you for the giveaway

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  23. Love Love , Love, Borax--use i or so many things

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  24. I use Borax to make my homemade laundry soap, to clean the toilet and also the tub!

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  25. I have used it as a laundry booster.

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  26. I have never used it.
    Thanks for the chance!

    raceracegirl at yahoo dot com

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  27. Yes. I have used it for years. 2 weeks ago I used borax & tide to clean my favorite FSU alumni shirt that I had gotten dark brown hair dye on, it looks brand new now.

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  28. I've used it before as a laundry booster :)

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  29. I have used it years ago with baby clothes.

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  30. I have used this to make laundry detergent. It is a blessing with a large family :)

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  31. I've only ever used it to make gak and other science projects- I'm just getting into homemade cleaners!

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  32. It makes good carpet cleaner if you have pets. It seems to kill fleas


    Jeana O'donnell-Murphy

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  33. I have used borax to boost my wash power:)

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  34. I've neer used it, but I want ot try it

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  35. I've never used it but I want to try making my own laundry detergent someday.

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  36. I used it many years ago, to keep cockroaches out of my kitchen. Worked very well. Haven't used it lately.

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  37. Have never tried Borax. . .want to try it :) Thanks!

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  38. I have never used it!

    Emly emilyannogle@yahoo.com

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  39. I make my own laundry detergent and Borax is a main ingredient. I also know my brother has used it as an ant killer.

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  40. I make detergent with borax.

    fmstill@gmail.com

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  41. I used Borax many years ago!
    nicolesender(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  42. I have never used Borax but I have read some of the great things it does and is used for so I am going to get some to try it out.

    gerrie.shaeffer(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  43. I use borax lots as I make my own laundry soap.

    Michelle gdueck@comcast.net

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  44. I've never used it but would love to see how it does in my laundry and as a household cleaner.

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  45. I have never used it, but would like to make homemade detergent.
    tarter95 at hotmail dot com

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  46. I use it in my laundry and also when mopping.

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  47. yes in our laundry crystletellerday@yahoo.com

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  48. Yes I have used Borax before on my fiance's greasy clothes when her does alot of mechanic work

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  49. I have used Borax and I like the product!

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  50. I actually have never used Borax and would like to try! My grandmas talk about cleaning with it :)

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  51. I haven't. I didn't know you could use it in laundry. I heard of its flea killing ability though.

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  52. I just started using Borax in my laundry. I will be testing it when I clean my bathroom next.
    ptfrugal

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  53. Yes, I made slime with my kids ----- Pauline aka Paol Trenny ….. emscout9 at Hotmail dot com

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  54. Followed on GFC …as Paol Trenny …pls use emscout9 at hotmail dot com instead of gmail to contact me

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  55. Followed on Reclipit… as Paol Trenny …pls use emscout9 at hotmail dot com instead of gmail to contact me

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  56. I have never used it, but I want to try it as a laundry booster.

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  57. I use Borax routinely in my laundry. It's a natural ingredient and it makes clothes smell fresh.

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  58. Yes, I have used it for making my own detergent.
    It is great because my clothes get clean, smell good and doesn't make our skin itch.

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  59. I use it in my wash
    vmkids3 at msn dot com

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  60. No i have never used it. i would like to try. i've heard that it works well.



    karen mayernick
    kmmayernick1012@hotmail.com

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  61. I would love to try it
    Diane Baum
    esldiane@gmail.com

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  62. Used it in the wash, bathroom and now kitchen garbage disposal because I think it stinks too.

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  63. I have used Borax in my laundry, but I would like to learn new ways to use it around the house.

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  64. We love Borax! Besides using it in our laundry we have another slightly unconventional use for it. We make "Space Mud" or home made playdough with it. My 4 year old son absolutely loves it! Best part is that it is non-toxic and we can save it in the refrigerator for a few days afterwards.

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  65. I have never used Borax.
    nurse_mommy(at)live(dot)com

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  66. I have never used Borax

    s2s2 at comcast dot net

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  67. I have used Borax for laundry only.

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  68. I have used Borax for many years. I use it for socks and jeans. It really helps get the dirt out. Thanks for the giveaway.
    mtakala1 AT yahoo DOT com

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  69. I've never used it but would love to try it.

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  70. No I haven't used or bought Borax before. But I'm dying to try a homemade laundry soap recipe that uses Borax!
    Thanks for this giveaway!

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  71. I have used Borax for making my own laundry detergent and home made cleaners. I want to try it for killing chickweed in my lawn which my neighbor tells me works great!

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  72. i have used it in the carpet to kill fleas
    susansmoaks at gmail dot com

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  73. I used it years ago, and this review has brought it back it to my attention, thanks-Dorothy Deakyne

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  74. I use it all of the time to make different detergents and such.

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  75. I am so in need of some mule...I use it to make my own laundry soap, since I am allergic to most things, this way I control what goes in my detergent!!

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  76. Use it to make my own laundry detergent. .... LOVE IT!

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  77. Use it to make my own laundry detergent. .... LOVE IT!

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  78. I use to use it. It's great for a number of kid's science projects.

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  79. Thanks for the giveaway...we have used it in the laundry & dishwasher as a cleaning "booster"

    senorpiero [at] yahoo [dot] com

    Rafflecopter: Bryan E.

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