Adding Borax to the Wash

I have a HE washing machine. I am understanding that others are using borax in the machines. Are they putting the borax into the machine with the load of clothing?

By Lilyfly from Winnipeg, MB, Canada

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October 5, 20100 found this helpful

I don't have the same brand washing machine as you. However, borax goes into the wash cycle with the clothes and the detergent. I would start the water running and add the detergent and borax before I added the clothing, if I were you. Somehow that seems to work better.

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October 11, 20100 found this helpful

I have a kenmore machine and I add 1/3 cup borateem with the liquid detergent in the little cup provided for the detergent. I have done it this way for a couple years. No problems and the rubber liner is never smelly like some get.

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October 15, 20100 found this helpful

Thank you, I really appreciate the help. I was thinking that I would just put some right into the machine with the clothing, don't know how that would have worked.

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October 3, 2010 Flag

What are the benefits of using borax for laundry?

By Peggy from Silver Creek, NY

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Adding Borax to the Wash

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  • Improves cleaning power of detergent.
  • Helps remove tough stains.
  • Natural alternative to colorsafe bleach.
  • Deodorizes and freshens.
  • Naturally softens hard water.

For those wanting to know what borax is: wisegeek.com (08/16/2009)

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Adding Borax to the Wash

It is a natural water softener for those of us who have hard water, but no water softener. Clothes last longer, get cleaner, and smell fresher. (08/19/2009)

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August 15, 2009 Flag

Put a tablespoon of Borax in your laundry and you can cut your soap by more than half. It cleans, brightens, and removes odors and saves on laundry detergent.

By Reta

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Adding Borax to the Wash

Just be careful using borax on colored clothes. It will lighten your laundry. (03/18/2007)

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