Sodium Decahydrate – 10 Mol – Fine Granular
Borax is a naturally occuring mineral found in large deposits throughout the world particularly in California and Turkey. Not to be confused with boric acid (which is the result of sodium borate reacting with sulphuric acid) borax has been used for many years in many cultures throughout the world for everything from laundry, to cleaning to pest control.
Storage / Shelf Life
As with many household cleaners and products, always store carefully out of the reach of children and pets in a dry area in sealed containers.
Laundry – Mix 1 /2 cup with baking soda, washing soda or other natural soaps to whiten and brighten clothes. Add 1/4 cup to existing landry detergents to boost cleaning power.
Scrubbig tubs, sinks, pots and pans – mix 1 part borax and 1 part baking soda (you can make a larger batch of this and use as needed), Add a small amount of water till a thick paste forms and use liberally. To add cleaning power, add small amount of lemon juice or citric acid
All Purpose Cleaning Spray – dissolve 1 tablespoon (30 g) borax in 500 ml boiling water. Competely dissolve and add to a spray bottle. You can make more and store in a gallon jug to save time making it.
**When working with any cleaning products or detergents, it is recommended that rubber gloves be used.
In case you are conflicted or confused about the safety of borax, here are a few links I find helpful.
Is Borax Safe? – A great article with simple explanations and addresses controversy