Borax is an old fashioned cleaner. The big question is, is it safe?
Borax is completely natural. It doesn't cause cancer and won't accumulate in the body. It is not harmful to the environment which puts my mind at ease. The largest borax mine is in California and is considered to be the most ecologically sound and environmentally sustainable mine in the United States.
To make a floor cleaner that is safe for linoleum, hardwood, vinyl, tiling and laminate, use the following recipe.
2 cups HOT water
3 teaspoons Borax
15 drops Lemon or Orange Essential Oil
Mix the solution well until the Borax is dissolved and add the essential oil. I prefer lemon but you can use tea tree or orange essential oil if you like. A 15 ml bottle of essential oils should last you at least a year unless you are a true cleaning fanatic! Use 3/4 cup of the cleaner in a large pail of water to dilute even more.
Yup! It's that easy! I poured the solution into a bottle and labeled it. No need for continued packaging. You just keep re-using the same bottle you have.