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Borax Vs. Washing Soda

by Lisanne Jensen
Many recognize borax and washing soda as general household cleaning products, especially for laundering clothes. They complement each other when used together to remove stains. Borax, however, has many more applications beyond housekeeping, whereas washing soda is specifically designed to soften har...
Kim R
Kim R • 2 years ago

BORAX VS. WASHING SODA Washing soda more of a laundry booster (water softener); Borax more of a general cleaner as well as laundry booster. When you use borax in the washing machine, do not add bleach because of the danger of toxic fumes. Both are safe for septic, plumbing and machines.

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