Borax, also known as sodium borate or sodium tetraborate, occurs naturally and is mined in the Mojave Desert (Boron, California), other US states, in Chile and Tibet.
For 100 years it has been an essential multi-purpose product used in homes. Didn't grandma use Borax~ yea probabaly! A multi-purpose cleaner, fungicide, incesticide & disinfectant, a laundry detergent booster, whiter brightener, stain remover & is safe for delicates and cloth diapers!
We use it as a laundry detergent ingredient. Also those avoiding chlorine bleach, an added scoop of this to the whites load makes for some happy whites!
*Warning - it's *relatively* safe to use. Given it's insecticidal properties, that indicates that it does have some level of toxicity and should therefore be treated with care. Ingesting Borax is certainly not recommended. (although in some countries it's used in foods in small quantities as a replacement for salt). Given that it does have some toxic properties, Borax should also not be inhaled & care should be used around children.
*According to HMIS, (the Hazardous Materials Identification System) there 0-4 rating which states the level of severity for acute exposures. Borax scores a 0.
found in the laundry isle.
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| current weight: 151.0