Borax, also known as sodium borate, is a cleaner and emulsifier. The substance is easily mixed into a paste and will remove a variety of stains and spots from a number of surfaces. Borax is inexpensive and safe to use in your home or business. Creating a borax paste is not difficult---all you need is some lemon juice, some borax and a plastic container to hold the cleaning mixture.
Things You'll Need
- Latex gloves
- Plastic container with lid
- Lemon juice
- Old spoon
- Sponge or cloth
Put on a pair of latex gloves to keep your hands from getting wet.
Pour 1 cup of borax into a plastic container.
Add ¼ cup of lemon juice to the plastic container.
Stir the borax/lemon juice mixture with a spoon until the solution is a sticky paste.
Place a lid on the plastic container until you are ready to use the paste.
Use a sponge or rag to apply the paste to surfaces you want to clean.
Tips & Warnings
- Try to use the borax paste within a reasonable amount of time---a week or so.
- If the borax paste dries out from storing it too long, mix in a teaspoon of lemon juice to "recharge" it.