Give Your Detergent A Boost With Borax! #Borax #PurexInsider


    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!


Purex is giving away a coupon for a free box of 20 Mule Team Borax to 3 readers of Tough Cookie Mommy!a Rafflecopter giveaway

Product Review/Giveaway disclosure: I received one or more of the products mentioned above from Purex to test/review/giveaway in exchange for my opinion and for the purpose of writing this post. I only recommend products or services I use personally and I believe will be “family friendly.” I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commissions 16 CFR, Part 255 “Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising.”

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  1. i think it would help with the hardwater

  2. I think it would definitely help with the stains on our clothes especially the kids’ clothes. Thanks so much for hosting this great giveaway!


  3. I have really hard water, so I’d like to try it as a booster.

  4. I think it will help with all the stains my son seems to come home with

  5. We have hard water. It makes it difficult for ordinary detergent to really get our clothes clean, so Borax would be perfect for a little boost!
    h4schaffer at gmail dot com

  6. it helps whiten my son’s baseball uniforms

  7. Tracy Joyner says

    My Laundry needs a Borax Boost because I have 2 boys still at home and my husband is a machinist..I make homemade laundry soap using Borax because it does such a great job with everything these males toss my way!

  8. steve weber says

    mine needs a boost because of all the tough sweat stains on the white t-shirts.

  9. I have extremely hard water so the Borax will be a much needed relief!

  10. it always looks so dull, and it is hard to get the stains out sometimes!

  11. entered purex baby detergent giveaway

  12. My white t-shirt still come out dingy with my detergent.

  13. mine needs a boost because of all the tough sweat stains on the white t-shirts

  14. I so need this to help with stain removals and hard water issues in the washer

  15. I need the boost because of hard water

  16. My sons sports uniform are washed so much, I think this may spruce them up. thanks

  17. Laurie Emerson says

    My laundry needs a boost as I have two young children and between clothes stains from playing outside and baby food stains my laundry needs all the help it can get.

  18. Why do you think your detergent needs a boost from Borax?

    have you seen my clothes..ok!

  19. My fiance is really sweaty and needs a laundry boost hahaha

  20. Jackie Villano says

    I entered the Purex Crystals giveaway

  21. kathy pease says

    because i buy the store brand and its not that great

  22. Ashley Cuesta says

    I use Borax in my laundry already, so these would be fun to try

  23. because i am not able to get the fruit juice stains out of my kids clothes

    jagar0047 at yahoo dot com

  24. Kari Flores says

    Detergent just doesn’t seem to be as effective and I would love to try something that may improve its effectiveness.

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