Monday, July 13, 2009

Boraxo Powdered Hand Soap

In the annals of history, few products stand the test of time. Boraxo powdered hand soap is one of those products.

Boraxo powdered hand soap has been around since the late 1880's and continues to provide the cleaning and scrubbing action that you just can't find in other soaps.

Ever since brothers Julius and Francis founded their borax mine in Nevada and drove the mule train – the origin of the famous 20 mule team that is the symbol of Boraxo - across the forbidding Nevada desert to deliver their borax, people have used Boraxo for a wide range of cleaning purposes.

While so many fad cleaning products have come and gone, Boraxo powdered hand soap stands the test of time just a like a great product should. When you use Boraxo soap, you are using a product tested by more than 100 years of time. In this day and age, Boraxo beats the odds and stays true to its humble beginnings rather than try to compete head on with flashier and more expensive products. So when you use Boraxo powdered hand soap, remember the tradition and history behind a great product.

Saturday, February 28, 2009

5 Reasons to Use Boraxo Soap

Reason #1: Boraxo powdered hand soap is "green"

I'm obviously not talking about the color green because Boraxo is white, but I am talking about green as in good for the environment. Boraxo powdered hand soap is made from all natural ingredients that will not pollute the environment.

Reason #2: Boraxo exfoliates

Boraxo is a fantastic skin exfoliate. You could spend big bucks on high priced exfoliate products, but for my money, Boraxo soap is the best exfoliating soap. I just love how my hands feel after washing in Boraxo.

Reason #3: Boraxo cleans where other powdered hand soaps fail

Grease and grime can be a real problem for regular hand soaps, but Boraxo has scrubs your hands clean and carries away all of that grit and grime. If you are someone who gets their hands dirty - auto mechanic, gardener, factory worker etc., then I don't think you do any better than Boraxo powdered hand soap.

Reason #4: Boraxo has a great history

It's not often that you get a chance to use a product that has changed little in over 100 years. They got Boraxo right to begin with and it is just as good in modern times as it was in the Wild West. Boraxo has history and is truly an American original!

Reason #5: Boraxo is unusual

There really isn't anything quite like Boraxo soap on the market today. While it can be a little difficult to find in the store, it is well worth ordering some Boraxo powdered hand soap. I've used some expensive soaps that supposedly exfoliated, but they dissolved way too quickly to get the job done. If you are sick of using mundane, mass produced soaps that don't get the job done then you definitely need to try Boraxo soap!

Tuesday, February 24, 2009

Boraxo Soap: A Short History

The history of Boraxo soap is fascinating. It all began with one Francis Marion Smith who established the first successful borax mining operation in 1872 at Teel's Marsh, Nevada. Francis left Wisconsin for the West to prospect for minerals at the age of 21. He staked his claim with his brother Julius to a borax mine at the edge of a marsh. The borax works seperated impurities from the borax crystals. The brothers shipped their product by mule train, the origin of the now famous 20 mule team that is the symbol of Boraxo and other Borax-based products to this day. One of the routes led them across the formidable Mojave Desert through what known as Death Valley. The 20 mule team became famous in their own right and went on tour in the late 1800s.

Francis worked several other borax operations, hauling the mineral by mule train until it was possible to transport by train.

Today, the Borax company and Boraxo powdered hand soap are owned by Dial. Who would have thought that such a wonderful product would have such humble beginnings?

Monday, February 23, 2009

What is Boraxo Powdered Hand Soap?

Boraxo powdered hand soap is a combination of borax and soap. So, you might now be wondering what borax is and you may THINK you know what soap is, but after my little lesson on soap, you will see soap in a whole different light!

First, the borax part. Borax has many "scientific" names. It is known as sodium borate, sodium tetra borate, and disodium tetraborate! Geeze, who would have thought that Boraxo contained something so complex sounding? It really is not that complex when you analyze and break down what borax actually is. Borax is is a boron compound, a mineral, and a salt of boric acid and usually comes in a powdered form, which is a big reason why our beloved Boraxo powdered soap is white and somewhat gritty. As we already know from using Boraxo, borax is water soluble, meaning it will dissolve in water. Of course we know that one of the great qualities of Boraxo is that it won't dissolve instantly in water. It hangs around awhile to scrub your skin and provide that wonderful exfoliated feeling!

Now, I promised to give you an explanation of what soap is. I know many of you are thinking that soap is soap and you do not need a treatise on soap. Well, soap has some wonderful properties that warrant discussing. Did you know that soap works by making water wetter? That's right. Soap actually makes water wetter by decreasing its surface tension. The molecules in the water have trouble attracting to one another and this creates a less powerful bond which means that that the water is wetter, at least in a sense.

Soap is what is known as an emulsifier. It can trap particles like dirt and oils. Where plain old water fails to remove the gunk, soap traps the gunk particles and allows the water to carry them away.

This brings us back to Boraxo powdered hand soap. Not only does Boraxo have the wonderful emulsifier to trap the gunk, but it also has borax to help scrub the gunk off of your skin (along with any dead and flaking skin). So, Boraxo does double duty in scrubbing the gunk and then trapping it in the soap so the water can wash it away.

I told you that Boraxo is special!

Boraxo Soap: Welcome

This blog is obviously for all Boraxo soap lovers. It may seem strange to be in love with a soap, but for anyone who has ever used the glorious scrubby combination of borax powder and soap understands how wonderful it really is. I have never found a soap that gets my hands so clean. They look clean, they feel clean, they ARE clean! The magical scrubby soap powder scrubs your hands clean while simultaneously exfoliating. I am talking exfoliating on par with any commercial, trendy, and expensive exfoliating products. Boraxo gets the exfoliation job done and its been around for for more than 100 years.

You may wonder how much there could possibly be to write about a soap. Obviously you have never used Boraxo! The soap inspires me! Just so you have no doubts, I will be able to provide quality content!

In the posts ahead, we will cover the history of Boraxo hand soap, the ingredients, the special qualities, the future, celebrity endorsements (yes, none other than Ronald Reagan was a spokesman for Boraxo soap!), the myriad of beneficial and theraputic uses of the soap. This is truely the hub for all things Boraxo! I will also provide many tips and unusual ways for using Broaxo in your daily life.

So, join me my fellow Boraxo soap lovers in celebrating the world's greatest soap! We will go on this great Boraxo soap journey together knowing that we are not alone in our love of Boraxo powdered hand soap!