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Why consider a change: Many laundry products are not sustainable, and leave their mark as they are washed down the drain. Besides being all natural and readily biodegradable, borax leaves a small ecological footprint.
The Product: This product is hydrated sodium borate, a mineral ore of interlocked chains of boron, hydrogen, oxygen, water and sodium. This borax is created from refining recovered ore from dried playa lake beds in Western Canada. A playa lake is one that fills with rain water then dries out leaving various salts. The deposits are refined by boiling the ore in water and adding carbonated soda which causes the borax to dissolve and impurities to settle out. The water borax mixture is poured off and cooled, allowing borax crystals to form.
Borax is an excellent addition to your laundry routine. It is great for whitening whites, brightening colours, and adding an extra boost to natural laundry detergents with a scoop added to your laundry dispenser or directly to the drum of your machine. It is HE safe and can be safely mixed with any of our laundry offerings. It can be used as a pre-soak as well for items requiring a longer brightening or deep clean, and can be used for laundry stripping purposes.
This product is available for in-store refill with your own container. Bring your own container to the shop to try a small amount of this product to test it out for your needs, or stock up!
Online, this product comes plastic-package free in an undyed, recycled paper bag. This product should be decanted into a water-safe container once received for best results.
Ingredients: Pure Borax (Sodium tetraborate decahydrate).
The Company: Simply Clean is a Canadian company that believes in providing products that are wholly safe for the family using them and the sourcing of the ingredients.