Sunday, October 18, 2015

Ideas for using BORAX

Home Made Washing powder  - link here

Homemade Laundry Liquid
1/2 bar of Sard Wonder Soap (bought from Woolworths)
1/2 bar of another soap (I used a soap I was given as a gift a few years ago)
1/2 cup of washing soda (bought from Woolworths)
1/2 cup of borax (bought from Coles)

10 Simple Steps 
1.  Grate soaps in a food processor.  Or by hand.  (If you can avoid grating by hand, do it!)
2.  Put 1L of water in a saucepan on a medium heat (1L = 4cups)
3.  Add soap, soda & borax.
4. Stir until dissolved.
5.  Fill a big nappy bucket with 9L of water.
6.  Add contents from saucepan.
7.  Stir until you’re happy it’s combined.
8.  Using a funnel, fill containers with the mix.  Leave 3 – 4 cm gap at the top.  Do this straight away, don't leave it overnight or it will gel up.
9.  The mix will separate (don’t be alarmed, it’s normal), and you’ll need to give it a really vigorous shake before using.
10.  Pour 1/4 of a cup (or about 60mls) into your washing machine dispenser.

I'm going to try it and see if it works for me.  I shall save some milk containers over the next few weeks (we have SO MUCH milk)


Silly Putty - link here

1 bottle of clear school glue (150ml)
The same amount of water (150ml)
1/2 teaspoon of borax
1/2 cup of hot water
Glitter and blue food colouring

  1. Pour your glue into a bowl
  2. Fill the same bottle with water and then add to the glue
  3. Stir until combined then add colouring & glitter
  4. In a separate cup mix the hot water and borax and stir until dissolved
  5. Pour into the original bowl
  6. This is the best part. Stir and watch the magic happen.  Mix until all combined 

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