20 Mule Team Borax

20 Mule Team Borax Review & Giveaway {2 Winners}

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As a mom, I do a lot of laundry. You all know this by now because of all my Purex posts. :) I honestly don't mind doing laundry...it gives me such a sense of accomplishment when I have done 4 loads in one day. For me, that is something to brag about when hubby comes home from work. :) Most times, when he looks at me and asks what I did today I just nonchalantly tell him "Oh, you know...I laid on the couch, painted my toenails and ate bonbons." Hee hee...can you just imagine what my house would look like if I did that?!?!? I was saying my children make alot of laundry and having three children now has me doing laundry at least 2 times a week for their clothes alone. My children's clothes take a serious beating too. Am I the only parent out there who just cannot pass their clothes down to anyone else because they look too worn out? I wonder how some people do it...I get clothes from them for my children and they hardly look used at all. I have to find out their secret... :)
Because I am a Purex Insider, I am able to frequently review products that are made from Henkel, which is the manufacturer of Purex. Some of these products are new, some have been around awhile. That is what brings me to this post today! How many of you have ever heard of Borax? Well, I have to admit that the first time I ever heard about it was this past July when a friend was RAVING that it is the only thing she uses on her family's clothes. They live on a small farm and their clothes get incredibly soiled and she was SO excited about Borax and encouraged me to try it. Well, I forgot about it until I heard about this review opportunity.   20 Mule Team Borax is a Laundry Booster and household cleaner...all in one powdered form! Here is a bit more about this product...


Borax is the common name for sodium tetraborate: a naturally occurring substance produced by the repeated evaporation of seasonal lakes.

20 Mule Team® Borax is 100% natural, and 99.5% pure (there is about a half of 1% of naturally occurring trace minerals). Once removed from the ground it is washed, dried, and boxed for consumers.

Borates, borax and boron compounds are with us throughout our lives. Families use it to soak and wash diapers and other laundry, but it’s also an ingredient in cosmetics, medicines, ceramics and building materials.

The biggest industrial user of borates is the glass industry (especially fiberglass and gorilla glass). It’s an important ingredient in agricultural chemicals and fire retardants.

In earlier times, borax was proclaimed to be a magical crystal that was used to aid digestion, keep milk sweet and even cure epilepsy. Common sense and modern technology have brought us better solutions to these and other problems, but 20 Mule Team Borax still has a place in your home.

20 Mule Team Borax comes from California where one of the world’s largest deposits was discovered in 1913.

Absolutely nothing is added. No phosphates, per-oxside, chlorine, or other additive chemicals.

SO, now that you know everything that there is to know about 20 Mule Team Borax, let me tell you about my experience with it. :)
For this review I was sent a full-sized box of 20 Mule Team Borax. As soon as I opened the box, I knew that I was going to love this Laundry Booster. Right on the front of the box it says that it is not only a laundry booster, but also a multi-purpose household cleaner too! Now I LOVE a product that can do more than one thing.
On the back of the box, there are clearly outlined directions that tell you exactly how to use this product on different surfaces, rooms and clothing. I love how I don't have to dig for instructions...this is so perfect for me. I enlarged the photo a bit so you can see what I mean. You can use this 20 Mule Team Borax on carpets and rugs, garbage disposals and drains, your dishwasher and even on baby clothes! I love that it will remove stains as well.
For laundry, use 1/2 cup of Borax. Add it in the washing machine at the same time you add your detergent. I do this before any clothes are in the washer. By the way, 20 Mule Team Borax is safe for HE machines too! So those of you who own those fancy-dancy machines are eligible to use Borax too! :) I could definitely tell that this booster worked for my whites, in particular. They just looked a little bit more crisper and cleaner than normal...I unfortunately did not get a photo (baaaad meee!) but trust me, they looked great!

Borax retails for a little over $3, which makes it a very affordable laundry booster and household cleaner. I am very excited to try it out in other areas of my house...especially in our new house when we move (I will finally have a DISHWASHER!!). You may be asking, where can I get Borax? All you need to do is check out their store locator and that will give you a full list of stores that carry this product.  Be sure to also check out 20 Mule Team Borax on Facebook...they would love to meet you! :)

I have two coupons for a FREE box of 20 Mule Team Borax to give away to two of my readers! If you do alot of laundry then you will want to enter this giveaway!! Here are your entry options...
a Rafflecopter giveaway
Disclaimer: I received no monetary compensation for this post. As a Purex Insider, I did receive 20 Mule Team Borax for review purposes. All quotes and stock photos are from the 20 Mule Team Borax website and email. Prizes are being mailed by myself. This blog is not responsible for lost, stolen or damaged prizes and in this case I cannot replace lost coupons. All thoughts and opinions are 100% mine. 

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68 comments

  1. I need this as a laundry booster!
    Entered the rafflecopter form as "Wild Orchid"

    Thanks for the cool giveaway!

    wildorchid985 @ gmail dot com

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  2. I need to win it so I can make my homemade laundry detergent

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  3. I would like to win the 20 Mule Team Borax because I had no idea it could be used for so many other different uses. I would use it to clean lots of things in my home.

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  4. To treat hard water when doing laundry.

    dealsfan32 at gmail dot com

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  5. heather says:
    I'd like to win this for laundry and home use.
    hg temp addy at hot mail dot com

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  6. heather says:
    I hope everyone has a wonderful year, best wishes for 2013, may all your pains be champagnes.
    hg temp addy at hot mail dot com

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  7. My whites are looking dingy and not bright. I think this would help!

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  8. Thanks for the chance to win this. I enjoy your blog very much!

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  9. I have a very active 8 year old boy, Dorothy Deakyne

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  10. I'd like to use it as a laundry booster and to kill ants when they come indoors in the spring.

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  11. The weather here is wonderful today - just like spring. It makes me feel good and positive!

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  12. I would like to have whiter whites

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  13. Thank you so much for the giveaway

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  14. this is a great laundry booster
    msboatgal at aol.com

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  15. I need to win because I use Borax all around the house for pretty much everything!

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  16. I NEED a multi-purpose product that can clean lots of different areas of my home! The kitchen sink, in particular, could use some help.

    Thanks!
    h4schaffer at gmail dot com

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  17. Happy New Year! Hope 2013 is YOUR year! :)

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  18. I NEED to win it to use on baby clothes:)

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  19. jannajanna@Hotmail.com my own laundry soap
    Thanks for the giveaway! Janna Johnson jannajanna@hotmail.com Janna@feedyourpig on gfc

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  20. I can always use laundry detergent

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  21. I would love this for my garbage disposal!

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  22. I love to use this in the dishwasher!

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  23. So many uses for one product! Have to have it!

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  24. I love all of the natural, eco-friendly products that are resurfacing and becoming popular once again! This is great!

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  25. I need this because I use it to make my own laundry detergent and clean our grout lines (which needs to be done!)

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  26. I've always wanted to try Borax, but have trouble finding it in my area.

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  27. I need this so I can make homemade cleaners

    danielleaknapp at gmail dot com

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  28. I'd like to make some homemade detergent to save money and this is one of the ingredients!

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  29. I really want to try this! I think it would be a great boost for my laundry.

    Maggie True Armstrong
    maggie at pdclarion dot com

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  30. I really enjoy giveaways! Thanks!

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  31. because I use it for making our own laundry soap!

    christine w

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  32. I need this because we're running low on laundry detergent (homemade!) and this is one of the ingredients we use in it.

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  33. To make laundry soap with :)

    ktgonyea at gmail.com

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  34. id love this because my son plays lots of sports and gets really dirty

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  35. I hope you all have a wonderful weekend :)

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  36. it would be a natural way to boost my clothes cleaning

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  37. I don't NEED to win, but I WANT to win so that I can clean some stuff!

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  38. I use it to make my own laundry soap!

    frogz60@hotmail.com

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  39. I NEED to win because I am obsessed with trying new cleaning methods and products.

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  40. I use it to make my own laundry soap

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  41. ive got alot of things to clean

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  42. 3 chldren...yes, I need a boost!
    Thank you,

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  43. i would love to win so that i can try this out for myself
    susansmoaks at gmail dot com

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  44. I need to win it because my husband spills food on his shirt a lot.

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  45. staceydill@sbcglobal.net
    Wow this would be great to win!!!

    Stacey Dill

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  46. My sister has used this product & loves it. I would like to try it for myself.

    Love570@aol.com

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  47. my husband works on an automotive assembly line and his uniforms are so hard to clean. i would like to see if this helps them. thanks crystal allen

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  48. because it gets almost any stain out of fabric!

    jagar0047 at yahoo dot com

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  49. i had a lovely day today and i hope yours was just as great!

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  50. I want to make my own laundry soap

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  51. I would use this fr my husbands work clthes
    mightynaynay(at)cs.com

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  52. I use 20 Mule team Borax and need to win cause I just ran out again!
    tracyallen1228atyahoodotcom

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  53. Our water is really hard, so using it all over the house is necessary unless we want hard-water stain problems. Thanks!

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  54. Would love to try it on my carpets! Gulliegal28@yahoo.com

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  55. Thanks for the giveaway...we use it in our dishwasher to cut down on spotting & boost cleaning !

    senorpiero [at] yahoo [dot] com

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