If You Don’t Own Borax, Go Buy It Right Now. It Will Make These 25 Tasks So Much Easier.

There are a few items we all know, by now, that we should always have in our homes no matter what: Baking soda. Lemons. Hydrogen peroxide. But the more we learn about homemade cleaners and DIY solutions, the more it’s become clear that there’s one item that more than deserves to join those must-have ranks: Borax! This mineral – also known as sodium borate, sodium tetraborate, or disodium tetraborate – can do SO Much, and we had no idea! What about you? Did you know you can use Borax to . . .

  • Clean Baseball Caps
Clean Baseball Hat


      Those beloved baseball caps need cleaning, too, and Borax is just the thing to do it. All you have to do is put the hats in the top rack of your dishwasher, fill the detergent cup with Borax, and run a regular cycle.
  • Save Violin Strings
Use Borax to clean violin strings instead of rehairing
 Family more about the music than the sports? Borax can still help! Instead of rehairing the strings of your violin or other string instruments, use a dampened toothbrush and Borax to gently wipe away any built-up gumming or rosin.
  • Brighten Whites

 Even if your clothing isn’t stained and you’re super careful about care, your whiteswillyellow over time. Bring them back to brightness with a super-powered cleaning solution made of Borax, very hot water, bleach, dish detergent, and your favorite laundry detergent.

  • Whiten Pillows
 Our clothing isn’t the only thing that can yellow and grow dingy-looking over time; our pillows do it, too! Since we all sleep better on a pillow that looks and feels clean, whiten yours with a Borax solution like the one you used on your clothes.
  • Get Rid Of Ants
 Borax is the main ingredient intonsof ant-killing products, so of course you can use it to make your own overnight ant-infestation solution. Just combine it with warm water and sugar (or), soak up the mixture with cotton balls, and leave the balls around your home where you notice the ants.
  • Deter Mice
Sprinkle Borax along walls to deter mice


      Ants aren’t the only creatures who hate Borax. Mice don’t like getting it on their feet, so if you sprinkle it along the walls where they like to run, it’ll keep them from coming back!
  • Make DIY Dishwasher Tablets
      Love the convenience of dishwasher tablets but hate the price-inflated expense? Make your own with an ice cube tray and a DIY solution featuring, of course, Borax.
  • Make Your Own Laundry Detergent
Homemade Laundry Detergent Collage
      It’s not just dishes you can clean with a DIY detergent. This homemade solution features Borax, costs less than $15 to whip up, and makes enough to do your laundry for a whole year!
  • Shine Stainless Steel
      Borax is also just the thing to bring the shine back to your stainless steel. Just mix it into a paste with some baking soda, lemon juice and club soda, then scrub away.
  • Clean Cookware
Sprinkle borax on cookware to clean it
      Stainless steel isn’t the only thing that can benefit from Borax! You can also use it as a cleaner for your cookware . . .
  • Restore China
White Dinnerware
      . . . and mixed with warm water to form a soak to renew china!
  • Clean Car Upholstery
      No need to go spend a ton of money at the car wash or in the car care aisle. You have Borax on your side! Just clean your upholstery with a homemade cleaner made of this versatile ingredient and some water and grated soap.
  • Play With Putty
Borax is obviously a super-powered cleaning ingredient, but you can have kid-friendly fun with it, too! Believe it or not, it’s actually a prime ingredient in homemade silly putty . . .
  • Have Fun With Flubber
      . . . in a copycat, DIY version of “flubber,” after the family-friendly classic comedy . . .
  • Scare Up Some Slime
Use Borax to make DIY glow-in-the-dark spider slime
      . . . and, come Halloween time, some spider-covered slime that even glows in the dark!
  • Grow Some Snowflakes
Grow Borax crystals in the shape of a snowflake overnight
        Less into the fall holidays and more about winter? Borax can help you out there, too! When you mix it with boiling water, put it in a jar, and then insert a pipe cleaner mold, Borax crystals will actually


      overnight and make a crazy cool snowflake shape.
  • Nurture Plants
Sprinkle Borax around base of fruit tree to encourage growth
 Borax doesn’t only grow itself, it can help theplantsyou’re growing, too! Sprinkle it around the base of your fruit trees every three or four years to add boron to the soil and encourage growth, or mix it with white sand or corn meal to preserve cut flowers you want to keep forever.
  • Clean Up After Pets
Mix Borax with water to make spray to clean pet bed
        We love our fur babies, but there’s no doubt that they can be both messy


      pretty stinky sometimes. Borax can help! Make a pet bed cleaning spray by mixing ⅓ cup of it with about 8 ounces of water. You can also use it to clean up any accidents and “presents.” Just sprinkle some Borax on the damp spot, let dry, and vacuum it up.
  • Deodorize Trash Can
Use Borax to stop trash cans from smelling
        Of course, our pets aren’t nearly the only thing bringing some stench into our homes. More often than not, the garbage will do that! Clean it up by mixing some Borax and water in the bottom, then rinse. After than, sprinkle some more Borax in the bottom to keep bugs


      smells from coming back.
  • De-Stench Fridge
Clean spilled food in fridge with Borax and water
      The other place smells like to hang out? The refrigerator! Wipe up spilled food with Borax and water.
  • Remove Sink Stains
Paste of lemon juice and Borax cleans sink
 It doesn’t matter if your sink is stainless steel or porcelain, it will eventually stain— and Borax WILL take care of them. Just mix a cup of it with ¼ cup of lemon juice, make a paste, and scrub away.
  • Kill Weeds
You don’t need to take a trip to the gardening center to stop the weed invasion. Just make your own herbicide by mixing 10 ounces of Borax with 2 ½ gallons of water. Aim carefully – you don’t want to hit the plants you like! – and spray away.
  • Clean Hair Brushes
Weshouldbe cleaning our hair brushes about once a week. Get into the habit of soaking yours in a mixture of Borax and gentle dishwashing liquid.
  • Refresh Rooms
Mix Borax with water and essential oil to make room scent spray
      Want to renew the fresh scent in any room in your house but don’t want to waste money on something like Febreeze? Make your own refreshing spray by mixing ½ cup of Borax with 12 ounces of warm water and 10 drops of your favorite essential oil.
  • Quick Clean Toilets
    You can use Borax to clean your toilet bowl overnight! Just sprinkle some all over before you go to bed. In the morning, hit it with a scrub brush, and flush. Everything will have loosened-up during the night, and you’ll be left with a sparkling toilet the quick and easy way.

Who knew that this humble mineral could do SO much? We’re definitely making sure it’s ALWAYS in our pantries from now on. You too? Check out these guides from One Good Thing By Jillee and Clean My Space for even MORE ways to use it, and tell us about your own go-to methods.


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