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Borax Substitute

A versatile and safe cleaner for a variety of cleaning tasks

Borax Substitute is part of the non-toxic 'Clean and Natural' range. The EU has reclassified the 'Borate' group of chemicals that Borax belongs to, so it is no longer available as a cleaning and laundry product. However, Dri-Pak has a solution to keep all you loyal Borax fans happy. It still has all the same cleaning and laundry uses, but you get even more for your money!

Borax Substitute is sodium sesquicarbonate - a mineral compound, with similar pH to borax, making it ideal for cleaning and laundry. It is gentler than Soda Crystals yet stronger than Bicarbonate of Soda.


Borax Substitute being turned into a paste
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Using Borax Substitute around the house

Use Borax Substitute as a:

  • Multi-purpose cleaner - Mix it with some water to form a paste. This makes it an excellent scouring agent that offers more cleaning power than Bicarbonate of Soda. Why not try it on the kitchen sink? It's ideal for cleaning shaving brushes.
  • A water softener to help keep your washing machine clear of limescale.
  • To make your own bath salts, simply add some perfume or essential oils and a drop of food colouring to some Borax Substitute.


Where to buy Borax Substitute

Borax Substitute is available from independent hardware stores and Robert Dyas (who also offer free 'Click & Collect' delivery to Rymans stores).  You can also buy it online from Big Green Smile and Natural Collection.

In ROI, you can buy Borax Substitute from Mr Price. Find your nearest store. If you are having trouble finding it, contact us.

Check out our Buy page for more details.

NB. Although traditional borax was used by many to eliminate ant colonies, borax substitute is not suitable for that purpose.

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