Borax has many uses.
It can be used to keep ants, bugs and cockroaches away. The solution is to mix something sweet such as sugar and all natural borax in equal amounts and leave in the appropriate places. To deter rats, sprinkle sodium borate on floors and other places where they hide. Spraying it on carpet will keep fleas at bay. To make sure fleas don’t come back, leave the borax there for 60 minutes then vacuum.
Borax can be used as a dishwasher detergent. This is done by mixing 1 tbsp of baking soda and 1 tbsp of sodium borate. Sodium borate can also be used to clean outdoor furniture, toilets, porcelain sinks and stains from stainless steel. It can also be used as a laundry detergent, a floor and wall cleaner. Sodium borate can also be used to take out metal oxidation.Combining 2 tablespoons of sodium borate and 2 cups hot water can be used as all-purpose cleaners. Mixing borax with lemon juice can help take off dust. This can also be used to take out stubborn stains, dirty pots and pans and other kitchen utensils.
It makes for a great deodorant as adding a few tablespoons of Borax in a cat litter box can remove smells. It can also be used to remove the smells of garbage pails. If your fridge is starting to smell, wash it off with borax and water. Sodium borate can remove urine stains and smells on mattresses, unclog drains, mustiness, mildew and garbage disposals can also be cleaned.
Borax can be used to revive worn china. You just have to immerse it in 1/2 cup of borax and warm water. This will also soften water and kill weeds. Sodium borate is also used in forge welding, the toy Slime and automobiles. It is primarily used to stop engine block and car radiator leaks. There are also vitamin supplements that use a small amount of it. There was also a time when the solution was used on hams so they didn’t get flyblown.Adding sodium borate to fire gives them greenish hues. Skull brain cavities can be cleaned by sodium borate. It also functions as a micronutrient fertilizer boron-deficient soil correction. This neutron absorber can also be used in spent fuel pools and nuclear reactors. The purpose is reactivity control. It also plays a role in stopping a nuclear chain reaction.
Borax serves as a curing agent for salmon, salmon eggs and snake skins. Other uses for borax include making indelible ink for pens. It is also used as horses’ hooves treatment and as an ingredient in dextrin, casein and other adhesives. It can also be used as anti-fungal foot soak, moth proofing 10% solution for wool, fire retardant enamel glazes, glass, pottery, and ceramics.