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20 Mule Team Borax - How to do Laundy + $1500 Grand Prize

I am a mom and I do laundry.
Yes that sums it up.
kinda. I'm still learning how to do laundry by trying new products and finding the best ones that work for my family's clothing.

I've never used Borax before, but I've heard about it and thought I'd try it some day.  Today is someday.  I'm using it according to instructions. I can see a big difference in my laundry! It's pretty cool. And it's a good kinda cool because we have hard water here in LA.  I think our water is safe overall, but I really think it's hard on clothes and dishes and appliances in general. I've seen the effects.

I love washing with Borax and I will continue to do so.

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 the sodium tetraborate: 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
20 Mule Team Borax 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) detergent:

You'll find that it:
  • Naturally softens hard water and improves your detergent's cleaning power
  • Helps keep stains from being re-deposited back onto clothes
Take your laundry to the next level and share how it works for you!


Try it for yourself
Enter to win a coupon for a free box below in the rafflecopter form.

And Purex is having a sweepstakes from now until February 22, 2013

You can ENTER to WIN $1,500 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 ;-)

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Colette is a busy mom of 2 kids focusing solely on being a mom. She hails from the Caribbean and now balances the full life of being a SAHM and dabbling in odd jobs to help around the home. She enjoys sharing her memories, hopes, food, travel, entertainment, and product experiences on her blog. Please read my disclosure 
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  1. I haven't used Borax for washing, yet. I've only used it in experiments in my elementary science classes. I've been considering making our laundry detergent & Borax is one of the ingredients. After your review, I think I'm ready to give it a try.

  2. I'm really not sure if i've used it so I guess I'd say no. let's change that.

    ky2here at msn dot com

  3. I haven't used Borax before but after reading this review, I'm going to give it a try.
    Thanks so much.

  4. i haven't used borax
    sarah hirsch

  5. Yes, I've used it but I don't often remember to purchase it

  6. Yes, we have used Borax beofre. I have used it for Pet Stains...does a really good job.

  7. Haven't used Borax but I do have hard water and would like to try it!

  8. I have never used it before. Thank you


  9. I put Borax in every load of whites!

    coriwestphal at msn dot com

  10. i have not used borax before but ive been hearing good things about it

  11. I use it in the laundry detergent that I make here at home... and to keep the ants away from the house... :) ( we have a lot of fire ants and can't get rid of is NOT a good time.)


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