What Is 20 Mule Team Borax?

20 Mule Team Borax is a brand of borax that is marketed as a laundry detergent booster. Supplementing a laundry detergent with borax makes clothing and linens brighter, cleaner and fresher smelling.

In addition to its intended use as a laundry booster, borax has numerous household applications. Due to its odor-neutralizing capabilities, borax can also be used as an all-purpose cleaner by diluting it in water or by making a paste that can be applied to a soiled surface. Borax can also be added to the solution used in commercial carpet cleaners to aid in stain removal and odor control in carpeting.