A guide to Borax

A guide to Borax

This is a general guide into our awesome green cleaning ingredient Borax exploring what makes it perfect for natural homemade cleaners. 


What is Borax?

Borax, also known as sodium borate, is a naturally occurring mineral composed of boron, sodium, oxygen, and water. It is often found in dry lake beds and other arid environments. Borax forms monoclinic crystals with a characteristic structure, giving it its unique appearance.


Why Borax should be in your DIY toolkit

Borax is an eco-friendly, versatile, and cost-effective addition to your DIY toolkit. Its natural cleaning power, gentle abrasiveness, and effectiveness as a laundry booster make it an essential ingredient for tackling various household tasks. With the ability to create custom cleaning solutions while reducing exposure to harsh chemicals, borax empowers you to maintain a clean and healthy home environment.


How to use Borax for natural cleaning solutions

To use Borax for natural cleaning, mix it with water to create a solution for scrubbing surfaces, removing stains, and deodorising. For laundry, add a scoop to boost laundry power and soften water. Create a paste for tough grime or mix with other natural ingredients for enhanced effectiveness.


What makes Borax eco-friendly

Borax is eco-friendly due to its natural origin, biodegradability, and minimal environmental impact. It replaces chemical-laden cleaners, reducing water pollution and minimising harm to ecosystems. Its gentle effectiveness and biodegradable nature align with sustainable cleaning practices, making Borax a responsible choice for a greener home and planet.


How Borax is made

From all-purpose cleaners to laundry detergents and even homemade slime, borax is versatile, allowing you to create a wide range of DIY solutions.


Borax Safety Debates Explored

While Borax is generally considered safe for common household uses, concerns arise regarding accidental ingestion, especially for children and pets. 

These safety debates revolve around conflicting research findings, with some studies suggesting skin irritation, respiratory concerns, and potential hormone disruption from prolonged exposure. Addressing these debates requires a balanced understanding of potential risks and informed usage decisions.


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