July 1, 2013

Borax review and giveaway

As a Purex Insider I was sent a box of Borax to review. Borax provided this free box so I could review their product. The opinions here are, as always, my own.

I mostly use Borax to clean and keep odors at bay. As a larger family, there are 9 of us, smells are a given. It helps to get rid of bad odors such as sour milk and pee. I sprinkle a bit on the bottom of the trash can and the bottom on the trash bag to help the smells. Its also good in the bathroom for the toilet bowl and for cleaning the fridge. 

Its good for laundry as well. Over 85% of homes have whats called "hard water". That's water that has calcium and magnesium in it. When you add laundry detergent to hard water some of the compounds attach to the calcium and mag that settle on the bottom of the washer. That gets down the drain and not dissolved to wash your clothing. What a waste!! Borax softens the water so the detergent maximises. Add 1/2 c. Borax to every load of laundry. It also helps to keep stains from being re-deposited onto clothes.

My kids favorite part of the review, was making goo with it! 

There are alot of recipes for goo and slime on Pintrest. I wasn't totally sold on the one we used, so I'm not going to share it. I am going to have to tweek it. 

For more information on Borax, visit their website at the following link: Borax Laundry Booster

Now for the giveaway part! I have 2 coupons for a FREE box of Borax to give to 2 readers of my blog. Just enter the Rafflecopter below for a chance to win 1 of the 2! Good luck. 
Copter will run from July 2 to July 23.

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