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#1 of 3 Old 02-23-2006, 01:12 AM - Thread Starter
 
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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.
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Borax contains sodium, boron, oxygen, and water and is non toxic. Tide contains all sorts of hard to pronounce things.

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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....

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