Borax – Sodium Tetraborate Decahydrate
Also known as sodium borate, sodium tetraborate, or disodium tetraborate, Borax has a number of different uses:
- An insect killer, particularly in roach killing products and as moth-preventative (10% solution on wool). Also works as an ant deterrent
- A fungicide
- A herbicide
- A desiccant
- A laundry booster
- A general household cleaner
Borax is an ingredient in several other products, such as:
- Buffer solutions
- Flame retardants
- Teeth bleaching products
- Glass, ceramics and pottery
- Enamel glazes
- For science projects such as green coloured fire, slime and Borax crystals.
It is dispatched as colourless, odourless crystals, in a powder form.