Borax for the household
This miracle mineral is also very useful to attain a “green” household. It is a natural ingredient that does not harm the environment.
Controls Ants and Cockroaches
- Mix 1 tbsp sugar, 1/2 tsp borax and a couple of drops of water to form a paste. Do not put more borax as this might repel the roaches and ants instead of attracting them. Rule of thumb is 3 parts sugar, to 1 part of Borax.
- The paste can be placed in small plastic cups or it can also be placed on walls where ants frequently pass.
- Do this everyday for a week.
- If you are too lazy to make a paste, sprinkling borax on counter tops and areas where you normally see cockroaches also helps. Note though that this is only effective for cockroaches and not ants.
- This can also be used in gardens to control ants. Take note however that caution must be exercised as Borax can also be toxic to plants at a certain dosage.
Clean Tile Grout
- 1/3 cup borax
- 1/2 cup baking soda
- hot water to form a paste
- toothbrush or grout cleaning brush
- Mix the mixture to form a thick paste. Wipe it along the grout lines between tiles and let it sit for a minute or two. If your paste starts to become non-pliable, just add more water to continue with a paste consistency. You can start brushing and see the grout lift.
Getting Rid of Termites
For other Borax uses, the internet has a wealth of resource available. Do you have any Borax success stories? Feel free to share below.