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Monday, January 7, 2013

20 Mule Team Borax Giveaway! 3 Winners!!


Being part of the Purex Insiders Program is fantastic because I get to try new products. This past month, I was able to try 20 Mule Team Borax.

For those who do not tried Borax, here is a little information and history*:
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.
I love that are no added chemicals. If you are looking to become greener, this is the product for you. Mainly, it is used for laundry but you can use it for cleaning as well.

I tried it with my laundry and it worked well. 20 Mule Team Borax is supposed to be great for grease, so when hubby got butter on his jeans when we went to the movies, I decided to try the Borax to get them clean. I added a 1/2 cup of Borax to my laundry. I did not even pre-soak the jeans. It did remove stains and the grease.

Our cat, Scout, has a bad habit of drinking from one of the sinks in our bathroom. We can't stop her because she does it in the middle of the night when we are sleeping. I usually use regular bathroom cleaner but I did not want her to get sick. So I started cleaning that vanity sinks with 20 Mule Team Borax so it is safer for her. Since it is a natural cleaner, I figure it is better. It actually cleaned really well.

I had never thought of switching out my regular cleaners for Borax but now I will. And 3 lucky readers will receive one coupon each to try out this product and see if it worked for them! YAY! To win, just enter on the Rafflecopter widget below.

a Rafflecopter giveaway

* from the 20 Mule Team Borax site.

Disclosure: I received a sample product from Borax for review purposes. No other compensation was given and the opinions in this post are solely mine and are based on my experience with the product. Sponsors are responsible for shipping prizes unless otherwise stated. Please allow 6-8 weeks for delivery of any prizes.

68 comments:

  1. I read that you can mix Borax with with cornmeal and sugar and put it in a jar lid under your cabinets to help control insect in your house.... i tryed it and it does work....

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  2. I have used it before in my laundry!
    Entered the rafflecopter form as "Wild Orchid"

    Thanks for the cool giveaway!

    wildorchid985 @ gmail dot com

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  3. that is a big YES... borax really really helps you with SMELLY clothes, men's smelly clothes!

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  4. have never used borax for laundry

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  5. never even heard of it
    tcogbill at live dot com

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  6. i have used borax in the past. it does clean dirty grease stained jeans very well..

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  7. Yes, I have used it for laundry and love it. It is also great to sprinkle around baseboards to get rid of ants!

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  8. I have not used it but I remember my mom using it when I was a kid! Thanks for this opportunity!
    Sml Footprints

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  9. yes I have used it, makes your clothes smell fresh-Dorothy Deakyne

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  10. I 'discovered' Borax a few years ago. I use is constantly for my sheets and towels, and most of the time I just go ahead and add it to everything else!

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  11. yes, we use Borax for our laundry. Thanks for the giveaway!

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  12. I have used it for laundry!

    Nancy
    allibrary (at) aol (dot) com

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  13. Yes we have used it for cleaning the pool. I have also used in my laundry.

    mendyd15 at yahoo dot com

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  14. i have never used it but would love to try it.

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  15. Yes, I use currently use . thank you

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  16. good question - my mother used it and I have never

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  17. I haven't used it for laundry, but my family and I loves making cute and beautiful crystal ornaments! Thanks for the giveaway! :)

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  18. We used to buy a box and use a quarter-cup in each load of laundry.

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  19. I have used borax for laundry and for kids science projects.

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  20. I use it to make my own laundry detergent.

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  21. I have not used it. I would love to try it. Patricia

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  22. I have never used Borax, but I have seen the pinterest recipes for DIY laundry detergent that include borax.

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  23. I haven't but I would love to try!

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  24. i have never used it, would love to try it out though!

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  25. I like to use it for laundry

    Thanks for the great giveaway!

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  26. i haven't tried it yet but i'm curious. seems to be budget friendly

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  27. Yes, my daughter & I used it to make a BIG Batch of Homemade detergent... it's Great!

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  28. I have used it for both and for a kids craft

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  29. I've only used it when I make bath salts.
    Thanks for the contest.

    slehan at juno dot com

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  30. Never used for cleaning or laundry but it has such good reviews, I want to try it!

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  31. I have never used Borax, but I'm looking forward to trying it!

    Thanks!
    h4schaffer at gmail dot com

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  32. never used it but growing up my mom did
    msboatgal at aol.com

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  33. I have never used it but I'd like to try.

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  34. I use it to make my own laundry soap

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  35. I haven't used it but I'd love to start!
    kelsey
    kelseykraupa@hotmail.com

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  36. I make my own laundry detergent with borax and other products

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  37. I've never used Borax, but would like to try it.

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  38. I currently use it in my whites!

    coriwestphal at msn dot com

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  39. Use it with every load of laundry!

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  40. I have. Its great. Thanks for the giveaway.

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  41. I haven't, but everyone is talking about how great it is. I would like to try it :)

    Les Johnson

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  42. I have not but I have heard a lot about using it.

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  43. I have never used it but I would love to try it.
    Virginia Rowell

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  44. no but i would like to be able to use it to make my own detergent!

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  45. I've never used it before, but would love to try it!

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  46. I have used Borax with peroxide to treat mange on a dog..

    ltlbit1@hotmail dot com

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  47. Never tried it but would like to.

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  48. I have used it to make my own laundry soap

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  49. No, I've heard of Borax but have never tried it. tylerpants(at)gmail.com

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  50. no i have not but would love to try borax

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  51. no i have never used it before but they say its good

    lmurley2000@yahoo.com

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  52. I've used it but not for laundry. I used it to control fleas in carpet.

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