What is borax? - Mothering Forums

Thread Tools
#1 of 3 Old 02-23-2006, 01:12 AM - Thread Starter
johub's Avatar
Join Date: Feb 2005
Posts: 2,163
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
I keep seeign "borax" listed as an ingredient.
What is in it? I had no idea it was a natural product.
I have bought it, but I had no idea it was any more natural than Tide for instance.
johub is offline  
Sponsored Links
#2 of 3 Old 02-23-2006, 01:55 AM
Sharlla's Avatar
Join Date: Jul 2005
Location: Springfield Mo
Posts: 11,696
Mentioned: 1 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 14 Post(s)
Borax contains sodium, boron, oxygen, and water and is non toxic. Tide contains all sorts of hard to pronounce things.

Unassisted birthing, atheist, WOHM to 4 wonderful, smart homeschooling kids 17, 11, 6, 3
Sharlla is offline  
#3 of 3 Old 02-23-2006, 03:20 AM
Meiri's Avatar
Join Date: Aug 2002
Location: Murrysville, PA
Posts: 8,869
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 2 Post(s)
It's Sodium Borate: sodium, boron, and oxygen, as Sharlla said.

Comes from the ground, which is why it's natural. But then so does petroleum...

DH says it can be used as a flux in soldering metals together.

He can look it up sometime what "non toxic" means in the case of borax. I certainly wouldn't want to breath the dust....

"What will you do once you know?"
Meiri is offline  

User Tag List

Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page

Posting Rules  
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are Off

Online Users: 13,962

19 members and 13,943 guests
broodymama , Deborah , emmy526 , girlspn , happymamasallie , hillymum , lhargrave89 , lisak1234 , MarieGoAround , Mirzam , moominmamma , MountainMamaGC , Nazsmum , oshenalchem , RollerCoasterMama , Skippy918 , Springshowers , zebra15
Most users ever online was 449,755, 06-25-2014 at 12:21 PM.