25 Household Uses For Borax

Borax, also known as sodium borate, is a naturally occurring substance and an eco-friendly solution for many things around the house. Most commonly used as a cleaning agent, the uses extend far beyond that.

Talking with friends (ones far wiser than myself), and reading tips from Reader's Digest, Laundry Goddess and Green Living Tips I'm excited to share all the ways you can use this natural element to your greatest advantage. Here are 25 to get you started. Let us know about your own special uses and we'll keep updating the list.

(Safety Warning: Just because borax is natural, that doesn't mean it's harmless. You should always use gloves when handling it and keep it out of reach of children and pets. While safe in the diluted solutions, borax could be very harmful to children and pets if ingested.)

View the slideshow above for some practical household uses for borax!
For more unusual uses for common household objects, check out Unusual Uses For Corn Starch and Unusual Uses For Cooking Spray.

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Tags: Green Friendly, Unusual Uses, Cleaning Tips, Cleaning

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