25 Great Ways to Use All Natural Borax

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9. Sticky goo/glue remover

Mix 2 parts borax to one part water and rub on whatever sticky, gooey, gummy glue or adhesive that you want removed. Works like a charm!


10. Preserve cut flowers

Instead of preserve, perhaps drying would be a better word. Some fresh cut flowers can be permanently preserved by mixing two parts borax with one part dry white sand or one part borax and two parts corn meal. Borax removes the moisture from the flowers and leaves and prevents wilting.


12. Clean and deodorize humidifiers

Dissolve one tablespoon of borax into a gallon of water and add to your humidifier. Let set overnight, then rinse out the borax solution and refill with pure water when you are ready to use it.


13. Improve homemade candles

If you like making your own candles, pre-treat the wicks by first soaking them in a solution of equal parts salt and borax to help reduce ash and smoking problems.


14. Deodorize your refrigerator

Although many people keep a box of baking soda to absorb odors, you can keep your fridge smelling fresh by washing away spilled food or liquids by washing with a solution of one tablespoon borax mixed in one quart of warm water. Use a sponge or dishrag to remove the spill, and then rinse with cold water.


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15. Cleans cookware

Borax is a super mild and gentle cleaner for all your aluminum and porcelain cookware. Just sprinkle it on your pots and pans, and then rub with a dampened dishrag. Rinse thoroughly afterwards.


16. Rust remover

Rust come right off of everything by mixing 1 cup of borax with a ¼ cup of lemon juice and rubbing it in with a sponge or cloth, then rinse.

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One Comment

  1. Ed Jackson

    Sep 18, 2014 at 2:40 pm

    I mix borax with equal parts cheap canned dog food and jelly in a zipper bag, squeeze it to even consistency, cut a small hole in the corner and drop several piles of it on ant hills. It takes about 3-4 days to kill the queen.