Table of Contents
- QUESTIONS & ANSWERS
- POPULAR REMEDIES
- Borax Background
- Abdominal Pain, Bloating
- Athlete's Foot
- Bald Spots
- Borax and Gut Flora
- Borax and Hormones
- Borax Baths
- Borax Dosages
- Borax for Children
- Borax Instructions
- Borax Pentahydrate Vs Borax Decahydrate
- Borax Scent
- Borax Shampoo
- Borax Side Effects
- Boric Acid Vs Borax
- Boron Vs Borax
- Brain Fog, Lupus
- Demodex Mites
- Diluting Borax
- Fluoride Poisoning
- Foot Odor
- Fungal Infections
- General Feedback
- Hair and Scalp
- Healing Properties
- Lichen Planus
- Multiple Cures
- Mycobacteria Infection
- Pineal Gland Decalcification
- Rheumatoid Arthritis
- Rough Feet
- Scalp Infections
- Severe Pain, Arthritis, Libido
- Sinus Infections
- Small Intestinal Bacterial Overgrowth (SIBO)
- Ted's Borax Feedback
- Where to Buy
- Where to Buy Borax: Australia
- Where to Buy Borax: Canada
- Where to Buy Borax: India
- Where to Buy Borax: Indonesia
- Where to Buy Borax: Ireland
- Where to Buy Borax: Japan
- Where To Buy Borax: Malaysia
- Where to Buy Borax: Philippines
- Where to Buy Borax: Thailand
- Where to Buy Borax: Uk
- Where to Buy: Internet
- Where to Buy: Mexico
- Yeast Infections
10/03/2009: Crista from Pekin, Illinois: "I have been researching the boron/borax issue because I want to use it, but have been quite afraid because of all the talk of it being toxic or poisonous. So I found a sientific article online that states this:
"Borax is necessary in small amounts for plant growth, one of the 16 essential nutrients. In larger amounts it is poisonous to plants, and the range can be small. For peaches, 1 ppm is required, but more than 5 ppm is toxic. If the signs of boron deficiency are noted in plants, a boron supplement can be applied. Borates can be used as non-toxic and non-specific herbicides. Borates are non-toxic to animals. The LD50 (dose at which there is 50% mortality) for humans is about 6 g per kg of body weight. Anything above 2 g is considered non-toxic, and borates are only 2 to 3 times as toxic as aspirin. Therefore, you are pretty safe unless you eat a pound and a half of borax for a snack. Borates are more toxic to insects than to mammals. The boranes and similar gaseous compounds are quite poisonous. As usual, it is not an element that is intrinsically poisonous, but toxicity depends on structure."
J.B. Calvert, (24 November 2002). Boron. Retrieved 03 October 2009, from http://mysite.du.edu/~jcalvert/phys/boron.htm
Sorry I am all about the references, plus this article has several quality references in it.
My husband was worried about me ingesting this so that is why I have done so much reasearch. I really feel it is safe, but even with this I am still a bit slow to try it. I will get up the courage soon. I just wanted to put this fact out there for all the people that argue about it. I think mainly I am afraid of the detox reaction I might have because my face has been pink for quite some time and if I put lotion on it or anything else it become very red till it is dry. I have washed my face twice with it so far though and it has at least dried up my acne. I also just used a bathroom cup to add water to some borax and then poored it on my hair. After rinsing then I shampooed. It did make it soft, although I tried to combine it with my body wash and it created a perm smell so I am going to do it by itself next time. Good luck everyone who tries Borax, but it is safe in small quantities."
02/25/2013: 1947hoppy from Winamac, Indiana replies: "I found a reference to using borax for arthritis quite by accident. Having had more than one bad experience with "possible side effects" from both prescription and otc drugs, my interest is arroused by any and all 'natural' remedies.
Like most people, I want to do plenty of research prior to taking the big step into the unknow. Along the way I happened to google "20 mule team borax" to see what the company itself had to say about their product. I was quite surprised to see this actual quote from their site.
"In earlier times, borax was proclaimed to be a magical crystal that was used to aid digestion, keep milk sweet and even cure epilepsy. Common sense and modern technology have brought us better solutions to these and other problems, but 20 Mule Team Borax still has a place in your home."
I'm not a rocket scientist, but it seems to me that if it can be used to sweeten milk, aid digestion and cure (not help, but cure) epilepsy, in the words of the company that sells it, it would seemingly be safe to mix small amounts with water and consume.
I just picked up a box and will be giving it a try post haste. I also plan to give my aging dog a taste of it for his arthritis.
Glad I found this site, again an accident, and plan to do a lot of reading and perhaps a little contributing."
10/03/2009: Crista from Pekin, Illinois: "I know I posted the quote earlier, but as I have been continuing to research, why not just take the Boron suppliments versus drinking the Borax? Is there a big difference in taking one or the other? If Ted or someone else could answer this that would be great."Replies
08/25/2010: Katey from Apex, Nc replies: "I am interested in this as well. Saw "chelated Boron" at the health food store and would prefer to take it if it has similar properties."
08/25/2010: Anon from Anon replies: "I believe Ted has answered this before on here. If I recall right, he moonlighted on a job where they made boron supplements. The boron supplements are made from borax (boron). The difference is that the supplements have added fillers and may not be absorbed by the body as well. Perhaps chewing the pill or crushing it will help it absorb better. Borax is cheaper than buying the supplements as well, but the choice has to be yours to make."
06/26/2009: Kathy from Raleigh, NC: "How many milligrams of elemental boron are in each teaspoon of 20 Mule Team Borax Powder? I have been taking 1/8 teaspoon in a liter of water, but I have no idea of how much boron I am getting. I would like to get 3-6 mg. of boron per day.
05/01/2009: Marty from Nashville, Tennessee: "I want to try the Borax detox regimen, but I do not want to ingest Borax as sold commercially. I purchased a bottle of liquid Boron from a sports nutrition company, which is 99.9% Boron. The suggested daily dose is one teaspoon for adults. Do I use this amount with the one liter or water (and sea salt), or do I still use the 1/8 teaspoon as listed on this site? The liquid Boron I bought is 20 parts per million (ppm). Thank you in advance for your input."
[YEA] 07/29/2009: Connie from Manitowoc, Wisconsin: "Hi Ted! God bless you for taking the time to help people with their health problems. I tried the borax on myself and feel soooo much better; my symptoms were/are similar to lupus, and Alzheimer's runs in my family. Since I tried the borax in water the other day (three days total, about 1/4 teaspoon per liter per day) I feel like my mind is much clearer and my stomach feels much lighter and more comfortable. My head used to feel very foggy, and I hurt all over. I also take 4,000mg or more ascorbic acid tablets and eat as many radishes as I can stomach. I was on Risperidone and Zoloft for two years and they didn't work nearly as well or as quickly. I feel 90% to 95% better and am absolutely amazed and delighted.
My question is, would you consider borax safe for cats? I would like to try adding it to my cat's water bowl. She's an indoor cat (used to live outside) who is 14 years old and doesn't have the energy or cheerfulness the other cats do."
08/08/2009: Rhonda from Lakewood, Ca replies: "Isn't borax a cleaning product? Is there a special type that can be safely ingested?"
11/21/2010: Martina from Vancouver, Bc, Canada replies: "My cat seems to enjoy taking a couple of licks out my drink... So it's really just a trace amount that she has - and she seems to like it. She won't drink bottled water, or tap water or water from the cooler. She'll only do Brita water if it's fresh."
03/10/2013: Susan from Nanango, Qld Australia: "Borax for systemic candida: Hi Ted. Have just started the Borax treatment at the rate of 1/8 tsp per litre of water. Have been sick for many years with chronic fatigue syndrome and am currently being tested for Lymes disease as well as other diseases. Have been diagnosed with parasites, blastocystis and another unknown. I have been treated for them and am going to have another test soon to see if they are erradicated. I also have systemic candida and am a very sick person. I am allergic to everything and have had over 400 allergy treatents. Will the borax treatment be able to kill systemic candida as well as blastocystis in case I still have them. I have heard they are very hard to eradicate. Would it be essential to take probiotics at the same time as I have developed a sensitivity to the particular brand I have been taking and they make me very unwell. Also, how long approx would I have to take it for to eradicate candida and can I take it indefinitely with the 3 day break every week?"Replies
07/31/2013: Shonda from Arizona replies: "Susan, first with all that you listed, I would wonder if you live in a place with mold. The illness you have and chronic yeast issues are related to toxic mold exposure in buildings. And Lyme disease is really bad too. If you live in a place with water damage (mold) you need to leave ASAP and do NOT take your things with you or you will continue to cross contaminte your living space. Good luck. PS look for mold help on a yahoo group list. Take care, Shonda"
08/01/2013: Alice from Racine replies: "To clean items with mold, use oxine. it's great for disinfecting."
[YEA] 12/08/2008: Carla from Greenville, NC: "I became a fan of borax when my son was 2 years old and had the chicken pox. His doctor told me to put him in a bath with borax and it would help with his itching. It was wonderful. He would sleep for hours after his borax fix. I used about 1 cup of borax in a tub of water deep enough to cover him. Now, I am trying to cut back my water usage. To do that I put a few oz. of borax in the bottom of a dixie cup and fill it with water. I pour it over my hair and rinse. Instead of using a cream rinse, I use a leave in spray rinse from my hair dresser. It helps save my well water, and my hair has never been so beautiful and soft. TRY IT!!!"Replies
04/11/2009: Isis from Miami, FL replies: "Hi Carla,I read your posting about Borax in Earth Clinic and was wondering if you can answer a couple of questions. What Borax brand do you buy?
- Do you mix it with water to use it as a shampoo? -What amount of borax do you use in your hair? -Have you experience any hair loss for using borax? because is a laundry detergent Im trying to be careful for any side effects. I'm suffering a severe scalp infection, and read in Earth Clinic, borax can cure it.Thanks Carla"
06/30/2009: harmonious1 from Littleville, SW replies: "Borax (found in the laundry aisle) is NOT detergent. It is a water softener, and helps detergents work better, but is not itself a detergent!"
07/29/2012: Zahi from Lahore, Pakistan: "borax can be used for the treatment of chest infection in kids???"Replies
10/14/2012: Stacey from Trinity, Alabama,usa replies: "I read your question and I know it has been months since you asked but I hope this helps you for the future and I pray all is well http://www.earthclinic.com/CURES/pneumonia_questions.html. This link mentions borax as part of a remedy for this."
10/25/2010: Juju from Montague, Michigan, Muskegon: "My question is to see if anyone has experience with using Borax on their toddler. My sweet daughter has the most severe case of fluorosis. Her top 4 front teeth are decayed to the gumline. I believe from my ignorant taking of paxil for 15 years up until her 5th week of gestation. Sincerely, Julia"
[YEA] 11/22/2007: Kristy from Lansing, Michigan: "Two of my kids have 'tried' to come down with colds during the last two weeks. When my son's hit, he was coughing so hard he was nearly vomiting. My daughter woke up coughing, a very sore throat and her voice was almost gone. Usually I have them do the inhaling of peroxide a few times a day and give them at least 1/4 cup of organic vinegar with 1/4 teaspoon of cayenne pepper, a little cinnamon and water each day. This time I added Borax water (1/8 teaspoon to 1 liter of water) to the mix-and their colds were gone in less than 12 hours. No one was more stunned than I was that it worked so fast! But I shouldn't have been surprised. I have had painful joints from fibromyalgia for years, but sometimes the pain in my right shoulder is almost unbearable (I'm right-handed). The last flare had been going on about 2 months and I was getting very little sleep, which was what spurred my finally giving in and trying the Borax. Within three days the severe pain was gone and I was back to just the normal pain! Now I just need to make myself drink it EVERY day and maybe all the pain will go away.
But, back to the original subject, everyone says there is no cure for the common cold. After what we saw earlier this month, I have to disagree!"
[BETTER BUT NOT CURED] 05/16/2010: Lakota from Paha Sapa, South Dakota, Usa: "borax/dermodex mites
Hello, im new to all this but im so glad i found this site. I found it through searchs at curezone.com i knew i was dealin with nanoinsects and iv been using the exact measurements of borax and alittle Hydrogen Peroxide with a liter of water that Ted says to do. Iv been on it for about 5 days now and many many of the dermodex mites came to the surface of my skin. Its really gross, its all over my arms, shoulders and back. All over my stomach and legs. I dont know how i got it but i know i had it for many years since iv suffered from eczema all my life, im 27 yrs old now.
I really hope this stuff works quickly because as of right now i dont even want to go to the store. I got long sleeves but its really bad. I took a few baths with borax and i know its working. I always wanted to get to the source of the problem and attack it but i never found out how till now. No matter how long it takes i hope to be cleansed of all these nasty bugs. I also wanted to write and thank you for leading people to the truth and what most doctors wont tell us. So thank you from the bottom of my heart.
10/14/2011: Sayno2gmo from Vancouver, Bc, Canada replies: "Any updates? Did you completely rid yourself of the mites?"
09/27/2013: Sherry from Toronto, Ontario, Canada: "I will be going to Cuba in the near future. I have just started Borax - less than 1/8 tsp in a litre of water. Can I add Borax to it because coconut water is all I am going to be drinking when I am there for a week?
Thank you. Sherry"Replies
09/27/2013: Prioris from Fl, Usa replies: "In order for Borax to be effective it needs magnesium so I would take it with a little magnesium if your body tends to be deficient in it."
11/25/2011: Monica from Rutland, Vermont: "Ahhhhh!!! I am sooo confused.. I just started making my own dishwasher detergent with Borax (Mule Team) and Arm & Hammer Washing Soda, and was about to make a batch of Laundry detergent using the same ingredients, Now I read that I should not be using Borax ( especially in Dishwasher ) because it could be leeching into my dishes therefore my food and making us sick... Can someone PLEASE calm my fears? Or at least tell me the real truth? Trying to be green and healthy as well as save money.
Also, if Bleach was accidently mixed with a detergent that I didn't know had ammonia in it, (another homemade cleaner),could it have damaged my or whomever used it lungs, and would the symptoms show immediately? Daughter has been sick for a month with lung issues, and now I am thinking back to that homemade bathroom cleaner, she does have allergies, and it is that season at our house, dust, pets, pollens etc.. So maybe I am just panicking..."Replies
12/01/2011: Francisca from Zug, Zug, Switzerland replies: "Monica, you are not the only one trying to do your best but never quite knowing exactly what the best is or whether what you are trying out might harm you or your family! I always wonder why in the 21st century there is so much disinformation around..... I am in a permanent state of confusion so you are not the only one!"
05/15/2014: Sarah from Thornton, Co replies: "Borax isn't toxic on your dishes even if there's an invisible film. You can take it internally for many health benefits."
[YEA] 09/05/2010: Piper from Toronto, On: "Add a tbsp to dishwasher and cut amount of soap in half. Best clean ever. Clear glasses. Also seems to eliminate the crud that sticks to dishes. Can also use baking soda. Now I use 1/2 borax and 1/2 baking soda mix."
[YEA] 06/07/2008: Elaine from Edmond, USA: "I tried mixing my dishwasher detergent with Borax and found my dishes and glasses sparkled. Not a spot on them. I no longer have to buy Jet Dry."