When you add detergent to hard water, some of the compounds attach to calcium and magnesium granules that eventually settle on the bottom of your washing machine. Now, you may be wondering why that is such a big deal. The answer is that this detergent ends up retreating down the drain without actually cleaning your clothes which adds up to lost money and time on your part. What a waste of detergent!
20 Mule Team Borax laundry booster naturally softens hard water which protects your detergent and allows it to do its job which is to clean your clothes. By adding just half a cup of it to every load, along with your regular Purex detergent, you will find that it not only softens hard water but also helps keep stains from being re-deposited back onto your clean clothes.
So what is Borax? Borax is a 100% natural mineral from the earth and is the common name for sodium tetraborate which is a naturally occurring substance that is produced by the perpetual evaporation of seasonal lakes. It is removed from the ground, washed, dried, and boxed for consumer use. 20 Mule Team Borax is this mineral with absolutely nothing added. It doesn’t contain any phosphates, chlorine, or other additive chemicals.
We were surprised to find out that our home was not exempt from the over 85% of homes that have what is called “hard water.” Hard water is defined as water that contains calcium and magnesium ions. This hard water was basically watering down our detergent and causing most of it to waste away down the drain. If you are on a budget like we are, you can’t afford to waste the detergent you paid for with your hard-earned money.
After adding just 1/2 a cup of 20 Mule Team Borax to a load of laundry, it was apparent that our detergent had received a cleaning boost. This was especially true with regards to how clean my husband’s work clothes came out. He works outdoors in the elements and his work clothes are always filthy. There was a significant difference in how clean his clothes came out after adding 20 Mule Team Borax to the load. We will be giving our detergent a boost with Borax from now on!
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