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Frequently Asked Questions

Do you have any tips for washing in hard water?

 

More than 85% of homes in the U.S. have hard water. Not sure if you have it in your area? Look at this Hard Water Map showing the concentration of calcium and magnesium ions in your water. Clothes that are washed in hard water tend to look dingy and feel harsh. 20 Mule Team® Borax helps soften hard water and boost your detergent to make it more effective. One half cup of Borax helps soften hard water and prolong the longevity of clothes.

Can I use 20 Mule Team® Borax with bleach?

 

Yes, 20 Mule Team Borax and chlorine bleach can be safely used together in washing machines. Always read all safety information on each package.

How much 20 Mule Team Borax do I use in the wash load?

 

Add a half cup of 20 Mule Team Borax to each wash load along with the recommended amount of soap or detergent.

Is 20 Mule Team Borax safe for septic systems?

 

Yes.

What is the shelf life of the 20 Mule Team Borax?

 

The shelf life of 20 Mule Team Borax is indefinite if stored in a dry place.

What are the ingredients in 20 Mule Team Borax?

 

20 Mule Team Borax is composed of 99.5% pure borax, a naturally occurring mineral composed of sodium, boron, oxygen, and water. The remaining ½ of 1% are naturally occurring trace minerals.

How much of the mineral is in 20 Mule Team Borax?

 

20 Mule Team Borax is comprised of 99.5% pure borax, a naturally occurring mineral composed of sodium, boron, oxygen, and water. (The scientific name for borax is sodium tetraborate decahydrate.) The remaining 0.5% is composed of trace minerals.

Is 20 Mule Team Borax Detergent Booster the same as boric acid?

 

No, boric acid is formed by the reaction of borax with sulfuric acid or another mineral.

Can I use 20 Mule Team Borax around my pets?

 

20 Mule Team Borax can be used to deodorize pet odors, but it is NOT recommended to be added to litter boxes. As a reminder, we recommend you keep 20 Mule Team Borax out of reach of pets and children.