Friday, February 8, 2013

20 Mule Team Borax Review & #Giveaway

Many, many years ago-in what seems a different lifetime at this point, I was a drama teacher. One of the places I worked was a summer drama camp for kids ranging in age from 5-18. Way back then, the Harry Potter books were new and we were still waiting from book to book for them to come out-there were no movies. I was asked to start a Harry Potter class at this drama camp. It was my favorite job ever-EVER!

We did all sorts of fun things-a sorting hat, played Quidditch, and had potions class (to name a few). I was a newlywed and my husband was a chemistry major in college at the time and he came in and did the potions class each session for me. Probably the favorite activity to do was to make slime out of the crazy ingredients (I think we called them like ogre snot, werewolf dandruff and unicorn sweat). BUT the actual ingredients were Water (unicorn sweat), Elmer's (or white) glue (ogre snot), and BORAX (Werewolf dandruff). That lesson was always a favorite and it made me LOVE the magic ingredient of BORAX!!

So, when my Purex family over at the Purex Insider team asked me to review Borax, I immediately flashed back to that fantastic experience in my life and JUMPED to review it!

Now here is my sad, sad admission, other than using it to make slime, I had no clue what Borax was used for, or really even what it was. So let me tell you what I have learned.

What is it?

From the info provided to me from the Purex Insider:

  • 20 Team Mule 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 tetraborate
  • NOTHING is added.
What can it do for your LAUNDRY?
  • Naturally Softens hard water (water than contains calcium and magnesium) and improves detergent's cleaning power
  • Helps keep stains from being re-deposited back onto clothes.
Why should you care about hard water?

Hard water affects your 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 cleaning your clothing at all. WASTING your detergent! 

How do you use it?

Here are a few ways to use it with your laundry:
  • Add 1/2 cup of 20 Team Mule Borax to every load with your regular detergent. 
  • Pretreat stains like tomato sauce, Oil/grease, grass and ground in dirt by adding 1Tablespoon  per gallon of water, or 1/2 cup in washer and pre-soak for at least 30 minutes.
Other uses for Borax:
  • Use on Carpets & rugs to get out stains
  • Clean out the Toilet bowl!!
  • Put in garbage disposals and drains
  • Use in Dishwasher to remove hard water
What did we think?
We liked it. I did notice a difference in my laundry using it to boost the detergent-I am not using as much detergent! It does clean well in the dishwasher as well! I have had only positive experiences with it! (I admit-making goo is still my favorite use for it though!)  

Just go check out the 20 Mule Team Borax store locator to see where you can buy it near you!

Giveaway time!!

Also, 3 lucky Beckee's Deals winners will each win a coupon for a FREE box of 20 Mule Team Borax! Just enter on the rafflecopter form below:
a Rafflecopter giveaway

The Terms and Conditions in the rafflecopter form says: Please note that the giveaway will end on 2/23 at 12:00 AM EASTERN time. That means you have until 11:00 PM on 2/22 Central time to get in entries (That is only 10:00 PM here in AZ). Please note that winners will be picked at random by Rafflecopter after the giveaway ends! Also, Facebook is not affiliated with this giveaway and cannot be held responsible for it in any way.

***By Way of Disclosure, I was sent a free box of 20 Mule Team Borax for my review, and was given the 3 Free coupons as prizes for this giveaway. I was not however compensated in any other way and all opinions expressed are my own!***



Dealsfan32 said...

I would love to make my own laundry detergent.

RC name; Claudia.

Anonymous said...

I'd like to see how Borax works as a laundry booster.


I use it to make laundry detergent. It's really easy and works just as well, if not better, than most store bought detergents!

Autumn said...

I'm anxious to try it as a toilet cleaner and a garbage disposal refresher!