Monday, March 11, 2013

30 Uses for Borax - WWII Series


Here is another one of those inexpensive products that our grandparents used that has multiple applications. I have been using it for a couple of years in my Homemade Laundry Detergent but never really thought about how else I could use it. Of course my family had a huge laundry list, no pun intended, of uses for it. 






Not all of the items on this list are from WWII. 
As my family and I were coming up with the list 
we've added our uses so that they can be passed down to our children.
 As times change, wonderful products like this can be adapted for modern uses.

There are also a number of other fun and scientific things that you can do with the kids using Borax:


I would love to hear the different ways that you use Borax

Related WWII Posts:
** If, by some small miracle, you worked at Amway in Ada, MI in the 1980;s and were the person my mother loaned the notebook to, please contact me. The notebook is a small (approx 6x9), black leather, 3-ring binder, and contains hand drawn patterns (teddy bear), recipes, and household tips and tricks. It would mean so much to my family to have it back.

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32 comments:

  1. I'm just like you - been using it in my homemade laundry detergent but not sure what else to use it for. I am pinning this for reference, thanks! Found you @ Sumo's link up!

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  2. I have never used Borax for anything, but I'll be sure to check it out now! These are such awesome tips. I am most interested in checking out using Borax to unclog drains.

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  3. Great list..I like having it listed in one place! Thanks!

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  4. Great list of all the things you can do with Borax. I like having all the uses in one spot. I am keeping it. Thanks for posting.
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  5. Love this list!! I bought borax for laundry soap so I have a TON of it now! Pinned the list! Visiting via I Gotta Try That Monday!

    Helen
    Blue Eyed Beauty Blog

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  6. Great list, I love borax too, now I have more uses for it!

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  7. What a wonderful list of Borax uses. I never knew it could be used for so many things! I'll be pinning this for reference. Thanks for sharing!

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  8. Great list. We use it mixed with honey as ant bait. Works great! Thanks for linking up to An Oldie but a Goodie party!

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  9. Great list! I use vinegar and bicarbonate of soda all the time, but I don't use borax, so the list is going to be useful.

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  10. Very cool! I haven't tapped into the greatness of Borax, but I should. :) Thanks for the reminder. Stumbled upon your blog from The Stichin' Mommy.

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  11. I never used Borax but am learning how to use it. Great list. Thank you for sharing.

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  12. I use borax in my laundry detergent recipe! I Love it!! Thanks for sharing these great ideas.

    -Meg, www.willwork4cupcakes.blogspot.com

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  13. This is a great list! Lately I've been reading all sorts of scare stories about Borax, but it doesn't make sense: it's a natural substance that our grandmothers used without problem. Why the sudden fear-mongering?

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  14. It is great to wash stinky fish hands! I love these lists and hope you and your family can keep on going!

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  15. This is a very impressive list! It covers just about everything :-) Thank you for sharing this post at the ALL MY BLOGGY FRIENDS party!

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  16. I had no idea!!! I'm going to have to try it on my skin :)

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  17. Great information to know! Thank you!!! I had no idea Borax was safe on skin too! I just recently became a Borax user, and I LOVE it!

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  18. LOVE IT! I make ALL of my own cleaning supplies now and they ALL contain Borax! I went 30 years without buying it and now buy it weekly! I found you through the Thursday Favorite things Blog Hop! I am hosting a party tomorrow at my site http://www.frugalfitfamily.com - if you get a chance, stop by and link up!

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  19. I need something to help with our deep well water lime scale and this might do the trick - thanks for sharing these great tips!

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  20. we always had Borax in the laundry area when I was young. Thank you for sharing your lovely blog at the Thursday Favorite Things hop xo

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  21. I just bought a box of Borax yesterday, your list came along at just the right time!

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  22. Great tips!

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    I hope you get your book back!

    Tracy @ Ascending Butterfly

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  23. Flea killer?! Fake snot! Who knew. lol I love these tips each week. Thanks for sharing them with us at Transformed Tuesday.

    Hugs,
    Peggy

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  24. I bought some a few months ago to make homemade laundry soap, not knowing that I still had one more tub to get through first...But I never imagined that you could use it for cleaning out a trash can. When I get really desperate, I have to resort to bleach and I'd love a better option! Thanks for sharing.

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  25. My mother-in-law swears by it! Found you linked up at Sincerely Paula's No Rules Weekend Blog Hop. :)

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  26. This is a great post! I've heard of Borax before, but I didn't know all the wonderful ways this could be used!

    Thanks so much for linking up to the FESTIVE FRIDAY FIESTA Link Party this week! Hope you have a great weekend!!!

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  27. Great post! I use Borax for just about every cleaning procedure, but especially as a laundry booster, and to remove mineral deposits on our tea kettle.

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  28. Very helpful!
    Thanks for sharing!
    Stacey of Embracing Change

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  29. For me, the Borax box is a wonderful as the contents. Always such cute graphics. Thanks for sharing more fun tips with SYC.
    hugs,
    Jann

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  30. Love this! Borax is an amazing product! So versatile! I do appreciate you sharing with Home and Garden Thursday,
    Kathy

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  31. congratulations guys, quality information you have given!!! a knockout post

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