20 Mule Team Borax Detergent

4 lbs 1 oz (65 oz) 1.84 kg
Powerful borax detergent booster and multi-purpose household cleaner for tough stains and messes. Borax is a well-known cleaning agent that helps remove difficult stains, neutralizes unpleasant odors, and softens water without damaging septic tanks or washing machines.
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Laundry detergent booster (Clothes, fabrics) and Multi-purpose cleaner [1, 2]

      • Pros:
      • Potent borax laundry detergent booster and powerful multi-purpose cleanser
      • Can be added to laundry to help remove tough stains
      • Removes grease and grime off of various surfaces and appliances
      • Makes dishes sparkle
      • Cleans soap scum, dirt, and hard water deposits
      • Neutralizes unwanted odors
      • Can be used for DIY crafts, preserving flowers, and more
      • Freshens and deodorizes
      • Softens hard water
      • Phosphate-free
      • Chlorine-free

      Ingredients Concern:  Sodium Tetraborate is an eye irritant that has a 3-6 EWG score, depending on its usage

      Cons:  Eye irritant, May be harmful if swallowed

      20 Mule Team Borax has been used safely by hundreds of people for over 127 years. This company was purchased by The Dial Corporation in 1988 which was then acquired by Henkel.
      Borax (sodium tetraborate) is frequently used as a household cleaner and a laundry detergent booster [1, 2]. It maximizes the cleaning power of bleach and additional cleansers that are used for different purposes (e.g., floor, clothes, stained surfaces).
      Laundry detergent booster (Clothes, fabrics) and Multi-purpose cleaner [1, 2]
      Borax (sodium tetraborate) is made up of a combination of sodium, oxygen, and boron [1, 2].It demonstrates strong cleaning power due to its ability to covert water molecules to hydrogen peroxide, and this reaction is more favorable in hot water [1, 2]. Furthermore, the pH of Borax is close to 9.5 and this produces a basic solution in water, which enhances the effectiveness of bleach and other liquid cleansers [2]. In addition, it binds to specific particles in cleaning agents in order to help the ingredients remain evenly dispersed in the mixture. This maximizes cleaning power by increasing the surface area of the active substances.

      Key Ingredients:  Sodium Tetraborate (a natural mineral)

      All Ingredients:  Sodium Tetraborate (a natural mineral)

      Laundry: Add 1/2 cup 20 Mule Team Borax to every load along with your regular detergent. Bathroom - Sprinkle 20 Mule Team Borax on a damp sponge or cloth and wipe on shower/tub/tile. Kitchen - Sprinkle 20 Mule Team Borax on a damp sponge or cloth and wipe on counters and appliances.
      These statements have not been evaluated by the FDA. These products are not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease.
      1. Izutsu K, Ocheda SO, Aoyagi N, Kojima S. Effects of sodium tetraborate and boric acid on nonisothermal mannitol crystallization in frozen solutions and freeze-dried solids. Int J Pharm. 2004 Apr 1;273(1-2):85-93. 2. Draft Toxicological Profile for Boron; U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Public Health Service, Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry: Atlanta, GA, 2007.
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