Uses of Borax for the household

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

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  1. 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.
  2. The paste can be placed in small plastic cups or it can also be placed on walls where ants frequently pass.
  3. Do this everyday for a week.
  4. 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.
  5. 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
  1. 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

Itching to get rid of them-

For other Borax uses,  the internet has a wealth of resource available.  Do you have any Borax success stories? Feel free to share below.

 

 

 

 

 

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