I am quite familiar with 20 Mule Team Borax! Let's just say that I've used it since 1989 or 1990, which is quite a long time, in my book! If you haven't heard of 20 Mule Team Borax, well, I do have some information for you about it!!
What is Borax? 20 Mule Team Borax is 100% natural mineral from the earth. Once removed from the ground it is washed, dried, and boxed for consumers. Borax is the common name for sodium tetra- borate: a naturally occurring substance produced by the perpetual evaporation of seasonal lakes.
Absolutely nothing is added. No phosphates, chlorine, or other additive chemicals.
What is hard water? Over 85% of homes have what most people call "hard water". Hard Water is defined as water that contains calcium and magnesium (ions).
How does hard water affect laundry? When you add detergent to hard water, some of the compounds attach to calcium and magnesium granules that settle on the bottom of your washing machine, eventually retreating down the drain without actually cleaning your clothes. What a waste of detergent!
20 Mule Team Borax naturally softens hard water: it naturally softens hard water, which protects your detergent-- so it can maximize cleaning power.
Cleaner clothes than detergent alone! To boost your detergent, simply add 1/2 cup of 20 Mule Team Borax to every load, along with your regular (Purex, of course!) detergent:
You will find that it: Naturally softens hard water and improves detergent's cleaning power. It helps keep stains from being re-deposited back onto clothes. And Yes, it can be used in HE washers!
I find that when I use it my clothes feel and smell cleaner! I have also used it with warm water in a bucket and mopped my floor in the past. I have also used it to clean bathtubs and sinks, and believe it or not dirty hamsters cages (the cage cleaning was in the '90's!). They have quite a few tips on using Borax on the back on the box! Try them out! I'm back to using it again in my laundry to maximize my washing machine's cleaning power!! Another highly recommended product by Barb!
For More Information: check out Cleaning Tips!
I would like to share a special sweepstakes that is going on Facebook with you! The Borax--Fresh Year, Fresher Laundry Facebook Sweepstakes is LIVE! Borax is the All Natural Laundry Booster!
You can enter to win the $1500 Grand Prize, or one of 171 coupons for FREE BORAX! Why 171 coupons, you ask?? The TOTAL prize value is $2013!, which is very appropriate for the new year! They are eager to the give them away, and you are able to sign up once a day until February 22, 2013.
If you want to enter their special sweepstakes via their Facebook , enter here: Fresh Year, Fresher Laundry Facebook Sweepstakes!
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Disclosure: Borax provided a free sample of their product so I could review them. However, all of the opinions expressed here are my own!