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20 Mule Team Borax

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20 Mule Team Borax, Safety Data Sheet


Improve Laundry Detergent

If you have hard water (most of the USA has hard water) you are probably not getting your money?s worth out of your detergent. In hard water much of the detergent combines with Calcium and Magnesium Granules and settle to the bottom of the washing machine, then down the drain without cleaning your clothes.

20 Mule Team Borax softens your Hard water which helps your detergent stay suspended in the washing machine and clean your clothes properly. It's recommended to add 1/2 cup of 20 Mule Team Borax to every load, this will also help to remove stains, and odors.

For both Standard & HE machines.

Laundry Boosting

Add 1/2 cup of 20 Mule Team?? Borax to every load along with your regular detergent:

  • Improves cleaning power of detergent
  • Helps remove tough stains
  • Natural alternative to color-safe bleach
  • Deodorizes and freshens
  • Naturally softens hard water

Baby Clothes

  • Soak items in 1/2 cup of 20 Mule Team? Borax and warm water
  • Follow-up with a hot or warm water wash, adding 1/2 cup of 20 Mule Team? Borax along with your regular detergent

Laundry Stains

Works great on tough stains including Tomato Sauce, Oil/Grease, Grass and Ground-in Dirt
  • Add 1 tablespoon of 20 Mule Team? Borax per gallon of water or 1/2 cup in washer
  • Pre-soak for at least 30 minutes before washing

Laundry Detergent

How to Use 20 Mule Team Borax to make Laundry Detergent, A great formula for making your own Laundry Detergent Using 20 Mule Team Borax
You will need:
If going the Brand Name route
  • 20 Mule Team Borax
  • Arm and Hammer Washing Soda
  • Fels Naptha Soap
If going the Generic route
  • Borax Granular
  • Washing Soda Light
  • Fels Naptha Soap

Laundry Detergent Directions (dry)

Grate the bar soap until very fine Mix 2 parts washing soda, 2 parts borax and 1 parts grated soap in resealable large bucket / bowlSuper Easy, that's it, store sealed and use 1/ 4 cup for medium to large loads. 1/ 8 cup for small to medium loads

Laundry Detergent Directions (liquid)

Grate the bar soap until very fine, put in saucepan and cover with water, when dissolved add to 5 Gallon Bucket of WaterAdd and Mix 1 cup washing soda, 1 cup borax, should have a nice runny consistency, if too thick add a little water.Super Easy, that' s it, store sealed and use 1 cup for medium to large loads. 1/ 2 cup for small to medium loads

Why Do it yourself?

Cost! Making your own laundry detergent saves you a ton of money.Control, You can be sure of what is in your laundry detergentSame Cleaning powder with less softener needed, less suds!Environment, by using natural borax and washing soda you limit the chemicals put into our water supply.

Pest Control

One of the most natural pest controls available (except maybe a shoe) 20 Mule Team Borax does not contain phosphates or any other chemicals. It is just 100% natural mineral, washed and dried. It is natural substance produced during the evaporation of seasonal lakes.

A great Ant Killer is made with
  • Cotton Pads
  • 1/2 Cup of Sugar
  • 2 Tablespoons of 20 Mule Team Borax
  • 1.5 Cups of Warm Water

Add it all together and mix to dissolve, soak the pads in the mixture and place them where you have seen ants. It will get worse before it gets better as more ants will find the solution and bring it back to the nest. After a few days you should no longer see the Ants.

A great Cockroach Killer
  • 1/8 Cup Crisco
  • 1/8 Cup Powdered Sugar
  • 1 Cup Borax / (Boric Acid Powder is more effective)
  • 1/2 Cup Flour
  • Water

Mix all the ingredients together to form a soft doughRoll into small balls the size of a grapeLeave the balls where you have seen roaches.

Guide to 20 Mule Borax


Other Names: Sodium Borate, Sodium Tetraborate
CAS: 1303-96-4
Appearance: White, Odorless, Crystalline powder.
INCI Name:
Solubility: Soluble in water: 5.8% @ 20 ??C Soluble in glycerol, very slightly soluble in alcohol, insoluble in acids.
Natural or Synthetic: Natural - Mined from the earth


Poison if ingested, keep away from Kids and Pets. External use Only

This product is great! I have used this in many different homemade cleaners, such as laundry & dishwasher detergents,& all-purpose cleaners.
LOVE this product!! Soapgoods has always had it in stock! We love this product and cannot stop raving about it! Great in homemade laundry detergents!
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