Borax is a natural chemical and has a leading role in DIY cleaning products. If you are looking for ways of making your own cleaning products you might get help from borax. If you decide to give borax a chance make sure you have done your own research. Borax may be a natural chemical but it’s better to be kept away from skin, eyes and avoid digesting it. To be safe keep it away from pets and children. Here are some ways you can avoid contact with the borax.
- Wear rubber gloves while using cleaning products made by borax.
- Avoid contact with nose, eyes, and mouth.
- Cover any wounds before using anything made with borax.
- Avoid breathing the borax powder.
- Wash skin that comes in contact with the borax.
Borax is still safer than many commercial cleaning products. If you want to add borax to your DIY cleaning product ingredients here are a list of genius cleaning hacks for you.
Unclog the drain: Borax is a great way of fighting with clogged drains. Pour 1/2 cup of borax in the drain and then one tablespoon lemon juice over it. After two minutes pour 1 litre of boiling water. Leave it for 15 minutes then run tap water. Borax reacts with the dirt and loosens it while lemon disinfects and hot water takes away the dirt.
Clean mould and mildew: Mold and mildew can ruin your home. It’s better to get rid of it as soon as possible. Brush off the mould as much as possible before using borax solution. Mix 1/2 cup borax, 1/2 cup of vinegar and 1 cup of warm water. Fill a spray bottle with it and spray it to the area.
Clean the windows: Borax is an amazing windows cleaner. Mix 1 tablespoon borax with 1 cup of warm water in a spray bottle. Use the solution as a windows cleaner. You can dry the windows with a rag or newspaper.
Remove stains from your carpets: Carpet cleaning is always risky so we recommend you seek professional help for cleaning services. If you really want to try to deal with it by yourself borax might be what you are looking for. Mix 4 tablespoon borax with 1 cup warm water. Dip a sponge or cloth in the solution and dab it on the stain. Leave the stain like that for half an hour, vacuum the area and leave it to dry.
Wash away soap scum: You can easily get rid of the annoying soap scum with the help of borax. Make a paste by mixing 2-3 tablespoon borax in 1/2 cup of water. Scrub the paste with a cloth on the area. Rinse it with water and dry it with a dry cloth.
Whiten grouts: If you are sick of dirty grouts make them white again with borax. Make a paste of 1 part borax to 2 part baking soda and add enough vinegar till it becomes a paste. Apply the paste with the help of a soft brush and let it sit for half an hour. Rinse it off and scrub lightly using a microfiber cloth.
Home cleaning is a never-ending chore. Justmop is here for you to lighten your chores. You can always book a cleaning session or eco-cleaning session. If you wish to make your home bright and shiny using DIY cleaning products make sure you make enough research and follow the instructions.