Sodium Borate aka Borax Crystals by the gram

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Sodium Borate aka Borax Crystals by the gram

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Commonly found as Sodium borate this is the safer form of BORIC ACID, SODIUM SALT, PENTAHYDRATE, a natural mineral in white crystalline granules, from Canada. Naturally found in seawater, it is 100% pure and non-hazardous to the environment.

Borax (Sodium borate) is a natural mineral that is widely used in the cosmetic industry. Since it is also utilized as a detergent, many people are shocked to learn that it is also an ingredient in their favourite brand of bath salt! Borax naturally occurs from the repeated evaporation of seasonal lakes. The largest deposits of this mineral may be found in California, the American southwest, Chile, and Tibet. Borax is a very popular ingredient, simply because of its many varied applications, and its ease of use.

Cosmetic Use
Borax is found in creams, lotions, shampoos, gels, bath salts, and bath bombs. It is an emulsifier, preservative, cleansing agent, and a buffering agent. Commonly used in bath salts, borax has the ability to soften the water, and suspend soap particles in the bathwater. The result is soft, clean, and healthy skin, which is not clogged by the residue of soap particles. When used in collaboration with citric acid in a bath bomb or bath salt recipes, the product will produce a fizzing action. It also forms bath or body gel, when mixed with water and guar gum. In summary, Borax has the following uses for body care products:

* Preservative
* Emulsifier
* Water softener
* Cleanser
* Particle suspension
* Buffering agent
* Fizzing action (when used with citric acid)

Chemical Analysis
Anhydrous Borax- 53.8%
Boric Acid - 37.2%
Sodium Oxide - 16.6%
Water of Crystallization - 46.2%
Chloride- 37ppm

To use: Simply mix borax into the water portion of your recipe, and heat to a temperature of above 75 °C. Stir until fully dissolved, and then incorporate into your recipe.

Not to be ingested, large doses of several kilograms can be fatal. Considered non-irritating to the skin, but do not inhale. Can be used directly for cleaning purposes, and is suitable for both cosmetic and cleaning purposes.

Shelf life: 2-3 years. Stores well under any condition but extreme moisture is best avoided.

The description is from A Modern Herbal, 1931, by Mrs. M. Grieve.

My supplier minimally packages in 100% recycled paper fibre boxes and prints with non-toxic, vegetable inks.