Borax has been used for decades as a laundry detergent. There are many discussions regarding its toxicity and if whether it is safe or not to use for house cleaning. Borax is indeed used for the making of boric acid, which is toxic. But there is a very big difference between the two.
Numerous people use it in their house cleaning routine, as it can be seen at a simple google search.
Therefore, here are a few ways you can use borax for cleaning purposes:
A pest-free house is a clean house. You can use borax to keep roaches away, as well as ants. Mix it with equal parts of regular sugar. The sugar will draw them out, while the borax in the mixture will take care of them for good.
You can use it to remove rust. Here’s how: just mix one cup of borax with two cups of warm. Warm this mixture and add a tablespoon of lemon juice. Leave the resulted past to act for 15 minutes and rinse. Scrub the rust off using a wire brush.
You can make all-purpose cleaner by just mixing it with warm water. Use two tablespoons of borax for every two cups of water.
Here’s how to use it to make a floor cleaner: a quarter of a cup of borax, 1 teaspoon of dish washing detergent, a gallon of hot water and one tablespoon of ammonia.
You can also use it to unclog your drains. Just pour in half of a cup. Immediately after, pour in hot water. Leave it to act for 15 minutes and then turn the faucet on and rinse the drain.
If you have grime build up in your toilet bowl, borax can help with that, as well. Put in a cup of borax and leave over night. Use the toilet brush in the morning to scrub off the deposits.