Many uses of Borax
One pinner said…. "glow in the dark slime UPDATE: made this and it was every bit as cool as I had hoped. Not sticky (was afraid it'd be sticky on the hands) and therefore not messy. and it glows! :)"
Made Crystals with D. & M. Sleepover night! Big Hit! Borax Crystal Snowflakes! Make a snowflake shape with your pipe cleaner. Boil enough water to fill your pint mason jar. Mix in 1/3 c. borax. Attach pipe cleaner shape to a string and hang from pencil while submerging it in the jar. Leave overnight and next morning you have a pretty crystal snowflake. Picture and recipe on this site.
Another pinner said: "btw...my sister and i made this, figured it was worth a try...& by FAR the best laundry detergent EVER! only need a tablespoon per load (we just use the oxy scoop) and it smells so good! Needless to say, I will NEVER purchase another laundry detergent brand. This has inspired me to make more homemade cleaning products :) very exciting!" Laundry soap recipe - $20 for 9+ months' worth of soap.
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