Top 10 DIY Uses for Borax!

Borax is like vinegar – such an awesome multipurpose cleaner! Check out my fave Top 10 DIY and Cleaning Uses for Borax below and tell me what your favorite ways to clean with it are!

How To Clean With Borax


Borax is a common household and commercial chemical, which, despite myth, is not harmful to the environment, and does not cause cancer. Instead, it’s a super awesome agent that cleans, disinfects, and even kills bugs, without breaking the bank! Check out our Top 10 DIY Uses for Borax below:

  1. Kill Fleas: Simply sprinkle the areas with a little bit of Borax that you suspect have eggs (carpets, dog beds, etc).
  2. Kill Weeds & Unwanted Grass: Sprinkle some on those annoying dandelions and other weeds, as well as on the grass growing in the cracks.
  3. Clean Toilets: Just pour 1 cup of borax in the toilet bowl and let sit while you are away or overnight while sleeping.
  4. Kill Ants, Roaches & More: The boric acid is a poison that will get rid of these pesky things quickly. Mix an equal part of Borax with sugar and place in a small bowl around where the bugs are coming from.
  5. Make Your Own Goo-Gone: Mix 2 parts Borax and a part water to remove sticker residue or other hard-to-remove substances.
  6. Carpet Cleaner: Instead of buying pricey carpet cleaner products for your steam cleaner, just mix 1/2 cup of Borax with 1 gallon of water and pour into the steam cleaner.
  7. Cookware Cleaner: Great for cleaning porcelain and aluminum cookware! Sprinkle a teaspoon on a wet sponge and wash.
  8. Make Your Own Drano: Unclog drains by adding 1/2 cup of Borax to the drain and 2 cups of boiling water. Let sit for 10 minutes and then run warm water to rinse it down.
  9. Garbage Can Deodorizer: Get rid of the garbage stench by fill the can with water and 1 cup of Borax. Let soak for 10 minutes and rinse clean. Instead of baking soda, you can sprinkle some at the bottom of the can in between cleanings to keep the foul smell at bay.
  10. Remove Rust:  Mix a teaspoon of Borax with a tablespoon of lemon juice and use a cloth or sponge to clean the rust away.

Do you use Borax for anything we didn’t mention above? Leave a comment and share it with us!

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