Add New Post

Borax Remedies
Natural Cures

Borax Cures and Health Benefits

Where to Buy Borax: Australia  

Share your thoughts with our readers
Write a review

Posted by Cher (Gold Coast, Queensland) on 06/18/2016

I'm wondering if the labeled Borax available here in Australia as a multi-purpose cleaner, stain remover & deodoriser is safe to ingest? It is made by "Bare Essentials", developed with "shannon lush" and marketed by Pascoe's, 13 Casino St, Welshpool, Western Australia 6106 -

The label states it contains 990g/kg Borax and comes in a 500g container.

Is there anyone living in Australia, who has posted on this website that knows of, or has used, this particular product internally.

I would be most grateful for any responses.

Thanks, Cher

Replied by Suseeq
Sydney Australia
Cher, I wouldn't take it. In fact, I won't use it on my pets, but I do clean the toilet with it.
Replied by Frances
Cabarlah, Qld.
Cher, Harper's powdered Borax is available at IGA (at least in Qld.) about $5 for 500g. I now buy it in bulk from Blants Wellbeing and Lifestyle, Earlwood, NSW. I take it according to Ted's protocol, 1/8th tsp. in a litre of water, 4 days a week. I believe there are two deposit sources in the world, one in China and one in Turkey. Hope this helps.

Posted by Ros (Adelaide, Australia) on 03/22/2015

In Australia, we have packages of borax in the clothes washing aisle. Not a large selection. Don't get the scented one.

Posted by Emanuel (Melbourne, AU) on 04/03/2014

Hi guys, I search to find good quality Borax which is safe to take. I find only Glitz Green by Bunnings Melbourne from Pascoes 100% made in china. I don't trust this Product... Have you a tip where can I find borax in Melbourne. Kind regards emanuel

Replied by Suseeq
Sydney, Australia
Emanuel , try IGA that's where I bought mine

Posted by Anthony Hall-fong (Kingscliff/nsw/australia) on 08/13/2013

Where is it possible to get 100% food grade borax for dextoxing of fluoride in the body?

Replied by Robert
Buderim QLD Australia
Where can I purchase Harpers boric acid
Replied by Merrin From Mundaring
Western Australia
Bare Essentials Borax 500g is available from Coles supermarkets in Australia. You'll find it in the cleaning aisle. I add a tiny bit to a drink every now and then.
Replied by Ana
Perth, Western Australia
Hi, I've just found some borax in coles, its the "Bare Essentials" brand, but it says made in this still Ok? it doesn't seem to have any scent to it, just the made in china bit that worries me!

Posted by Stacy (Victoria Australia) on 07/26/2013

Hi... Great website.... I was hoping you coud tell me where to buy borax in australia... Many thanks, Stacy

Replied by Anon
Victoria, Australia
Borax / pure from Turkey can be purchased on ebay australia, good price, fast delivery

Posted by Tracey (Rockhampton, Australia) on 06/08/2009

I have been reading about Rosecea and specifically Ted's Borax remedy and have been trowling the website. I have been suffering from this ailment since 1998 and have been using a steroid cream this whole time which doesn't cure but controls. Ted Thank you so much for you research and information as I have tried many different meaures over the years with only limited success and this is the first real sign of hope.

My question has been asked before by a Melbourne person but could not find the answer - as I live in Australia, what is the brand of BORAX/BORON that I purchase to safely use in your preparations. I am keen to start your remedy and eagerly await your reply.

Thank you again for a wonderful site...I too have recently started to reduce my flouride intact so will read more haevily on this topic. TS

Replied by Linda
York County, Maine
Hi Tracey, 20 Mule Team borax is what is sold in my part of 'the States'.....another post here stated the gentleman ordered it online; I find it in the grocery store in the detergent aisle.
Replied by Victoria
Gold Coast, Australia
Hi Tracey, You can actually buy Borax from Bunnings or any other hardware store. I have just started with both topical and internal treatment, and can already feel it working.
Replied by Tweeksta
Perth, Western Australia
hi tracey bunnings sells 1kg tubs of Hovex Borax in the laundry aisle where the cleaning products are 4 arnd $11. i jus stumbled across it 2 weeks ago at my local iga supermarket next to the bleach products. it costs abt same price as bunnings & so saves me having to go out of my way 2 get it next time
Replied by Tweeksta
Perth, Western Australia
i qouted the price for the borax wrong. it is actually a bit over $5.
Replied by Ranni
Brisbane, Qld
Borax is also available in Woolworths in Australia in the cleaners/disinfectant aisle. 500g tub for $4.00
Replied by Robert
Sydney, Nsw, Australia
Hi All, I have been getting ready for taking Borax in Australia. First I was thinking of getting it from USA but delivery is over $60. I then followed your comments and got it from Bunnings. The problem is that Hovex Borax from Bunning has only 980g/kg of Borax the rest is other staff like deodorants etc. I then went to Woollies and got it as Bare Essentials Borax small container. Both products are made by Pascoes. I knew Hovex Borax has 98% of Borax and other chemicals which I would not like to drink but I did not know what Bare Essentials had so I asked the company to send me the Material Safety Data Sheet. I learned that Borax Bare Essentials is Chemical Formula:B4-O7. 2Na. 10H2-OChemical name/ingredient DISODIUM TETRABORATE DECAHYDRATE 100%. I then asked for Material Safety Data Sheet from the most popular Borax taken by most people in USA 20 MULE Team Borax and compared the ingredients etc. Chemical Formula:Na2B4O710H2O. Chemical name/synonyms:Sodium tetraborate decahydrate, disodium tetraborate decahydrate, borax decahydrate, Borax 10 Mol 99%. I was not terribly good at chemistry but it looks to me the same. I can only tell you this: Borax Bare Essentials is even better because contains 100% of Borax and 20 MULE has 99% of Borax and 1% of something they did not describe. Please be careful, after my experience with colonics with Myrrh I learned that taking things easy is important. I am also impatient due to the years of suffering but this time I took my time and it paid off. Good luck, I am drinking my first liter of water with borax today. After drinking lemon and BS for 3 weeks I also noticed that my skin is cleaner- less oil coming out etc. I think I will get there with this Candida.
Replied by Philip
Melbourne, Vic Australia
I use Sigma Borax powder 250 gram tube (blue/white label) which I obtain from the local chemist. It costs about $9.00.
Replied by Jolole
Beaconsfield, Tasmania
Hi fellow Earthclinic readers. I would like to follow up on some older (2009-2010) entries about availability of Borax in Australia. I live in Tasmania and have searched IGA, Woolworth, Bunnings and some hardware store and no luck. Some staff knew exactly what I wanted but stores no longer sell. This could be because of Tasmania's isolation, could also be across the board in Australia. The only source I finally found was at a waste management firm in Melbourne that sells it for A$ 4 per kilo. I just ordered 2 kg and was told that product is pure and has no added chemicals or fillers, but could not obtain a chemical analysis. Does anyone know about or use this product? At present day what is the availability elsewhere in Australia. I am regularly in Melbourne and have friends in Adelaide, so if there is a better source could you pls let me know. Blessings of health to all readers.
Replied by Eddy
Perth, Western Australia
I think Borax has been removed (banned?) from normal retails sales in Australia.

I was able to get a 25kg bag from an agricultural supplier ('Landmark') as it is used on farms for various purposes including as a fertilizer supplement. When they asked me what I used it for I just said to control ants (it clogs their digestive system and kills them very effectively).

They gave me an MSDS (Materials Safety Data Sheet) which was very informative and I paid $28 for the bag.

No probs. The product was "Actibor 11", and it is over 99.9% pure borax decahydrate (11% Boron). There is also "Actibor 15" which is the Pentahydrate version (15% Boron).

This is the product. It is made in Malaysia:

Where to Buy Borax: Canada  

Share your thoughts with our readers
Write a review

Posted by Sophie (Kentville, Nova Scotia, Canada) on 06/27/2013

Hi, just wanted to mention that in Atlantic Canada you can easily find 99.5% pure Borax at Home Hardware (Natura brand).

Posted by Janice Reynolds (Shelburne, Ontario, Canada) on 12/29/2008

Hello... I am very interested in trying the borax remedy for removing fluoride from my system. As you know fluoride calcifies the pineal gland (third eye). Can you tell me what a good borax source would be in Canada? Does it markedly improve the excretion of fluoride? Does it aid in decalcifying the pineal gland? I have also read that iodine assists in decalcifying the pineal gland. If so what percentage would one use? Can it be ingested with water? Thanks so much for your amazing and informative site. Janice Reynolds

Replied by John
Toronto, ON
I got some 10 Mule Team from the local NoFrills for $5.49.
Replied by Laurie
Belleville Ontario, Ontario
Janice I've found Borax at our local Walmart store, No frills grocery store and Food basics grocery...... there are more, but I just can't remember them.
I hope you're able to find it in your area

Replied by Piper
Toronto, On
I looked in several stores that carry laundry products. After not finding it, I called the company directly and they told me that Loblaws, Sobeys and Metro carried it in Ontario. In the laundry section. Brand 20 Mule Team. You can google to find the company.

Where to Buy Borax: Germany  

Share your thoughts with our readers
Write a review

Posted by Vb80 (Loser Salon, Germany) on 04/27/2015

Hi There, is there anyway to get borax in Germany?The pharma industrie made it nearly impossible to get. The one I bought it from last time, told me, it is not allowed to sell it anymore ...

I love this Site, it's so great, use-and helpful.

Replied by Timh Donate

Try making an order at here and tell us how you fare in this endeavor.
Replied by Georg
I had no problem buying it (1 KG of Natriumtetraborat) in a regular pharmacy (Apotheke). All I did, was telling them that I needed it as an ant poison in my basement. As long as you don't tell them what you really want it for, you should be fine.

Where to Buy Borax: India  

Share your thoughts with our readers
Write a review

Posted by Piya Chatterjee (Kolkata, India) on 11/14/2011

Hey, first of all I am suffering with acne and rashes all over my back, face and chest and I have done almost everything to cure it.. doctors , medicines, everything but no result. I read your articles and I think borax would help me but I am not getting it anywhere in kolkata. Can u please tell me where will I get "borax" in kolkata, india?

Replied by Ranjana
Mumbai, India
Borax is called suhaga in hindi ask by this name I am sure you will get it
Replied by Baldev
Mumbai, Maharashtra, India

157 Posts
Hi Piya,

You can get Borax at some chemists shops, not all chemists keep it but if you place an advance order with them, then they do get you. Or you have yourself to go to the the place in calcutta where these whole sale chemical dealers are there. Like in Mumbai you get it in shops at the Princess street.


Replied by Altaf
Anyone using borax and baking soda remedy for Lupus? If yes, can you please provide a detailed instruction for its usage, e.g., amounts in water, consume on fasting stomach, before or after meals, etc. Thanks.
Replied by Ghanshyam
Borax is known by the name "Tankan bhasma" in Ayurveda. You can find it in any Ayurvedic shop.

Posted by Chandra (Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India) on 09/03/2009

Under what name is borax available in India? If I ask for borax in the local pharmacy, I am given boric acid, which is a white powder we use to keep ants away. I read the initial warning not to use boric acid instead of borax. Kindly let me know what I should look for.

Replied by Bangalorean
Bangalore, India
Borax is available in Bangalore in chemist shops behind Commercial Street (Saleh Ahmed Rd) and in Chickpet. I have recently begun to use borax to treat mange on a street dog with amazing results. After watching the disease take over and kill hundreds in my lifetime (untreated mange drives dogs to distraction, many times mistaken for rabies by vets - mites seem to attack their very dna or their nervous system). This particular street dog has been losing a battle with mange for over 2 yrs. Ivermectin didn't help, diet, homeopathy or neem oil - nothing seemed to slow the disease. After just wiping the dog 4 times over 2 weeks with very dilute borax and vinegar, (because I was nervous) I can see the dog at peace with a slow regrowth of hair. Thanks, Ted, I feel like *I've* been cured of a lifetime of suffering watching them go through hell! I hope to use it more boldly with many more street animals over time. :)
Replied by Bangalorean
Bangalore, India
I'm replying to my own comment because the first dog that I treated for mites died today anyway. I'm still grateful to the Borax-peroxide because it cured her of a terrible continuous distress, but mites are probably a symptom of a deeper, wasting disease that the skin is trying to excrete. I think that underlying problem of acidity, a failing kidney-liver, blood poisoning, chronic infection should be addressed first, or simultaneously, for healing. Homeopathic borax 3x and 30x are available in Shivajinagar, Mvm and Majestic.

Posted by Shant (Tiruvannamalai, Tamil Nadu, India) on 08/21/2009

I have a question for you guys? If you know where I can buy borax let me know. It's not available in Tiruvannamalai at all, but they do have boric acid powder which is not so useful to me. Let me know if you know where I can order it from.


Replied by Shanti
Puttaparthi, India
I am answering my own question here, but it may help someone else. Unfortunately, I have forgotten the name of the manufacturer (if I find it I will post here), but I was in contact with a company in Coimbatore. I found them on, I think (it was a while ago, so I am struggling to remember). I spoke to a gentleman who was happy to ship borax to me anywhere in India. He sold in a minimum of 25 Kg quantities and this was quoted at 1800rs. The large quantity suits me fine as I use it for laundry, hair, bathing and consuming. And by the way, for anyone who is wondering about the state of their washing machines or clothes after long term washing with borax, my family has been using only borax (nothing else at all) to wash all their clothes for over 20 years now. We all wear a lot of whites and they look fresh as anything. The washing machines are also functioning perfectly with no build up or residue after many years. We have septic tanks where my family lives and the borax has had no bad effect at all on these either. I encourage all to get rid of the toxic washing powders and body products and try the remedies on Earth Clinic.
Replied by Aejaz
Hyderabad, Andhra Pradeh
Reply to Shanti from Puttaparthi, India - can u give me that persons details who is supplying u borax and if u dont, what would u do with that all 25 kg borax r u a businessman. I want to buy some borax for my personal business use. I have my own restaurant. reply with the details of that guy. thank u.
Replied by Manga
Hyderabad, Ap/india
Reply to Aejaz from Hyderabad,

Hi , Did you get any luck to buy borax in hyderabd, if yes, where did you manage to buy from? Pls let me know.

Regards, Manga

Replied by Keerthana
Chennai, Tamilnadu
Hi, I need borax crystals/powder or suhag watever it is called. I want it to treat my dandruff. I dont know where to get it in chennai. Plz do tell me if you know any retailers who sell it in Chennai
Replied by Gargi Chakraborty
Where can I get borax powder - 20 Mule Team in Kolkata?

Where to Buy Borax: Indonesia  

5 star (1) 
Share your thoughts with our readers
Write a review

Posted by Bet (Jakarta, Indonesia) on 09/17/2009

hai ted and earth clinic..

my name is bet...i'm from indonesia.

it's very hard to find borax in indonesia. it was banned by the's considered a harmful substance since many people used it for wrong reason.

after looking for almost 2 months, i got a 'black market supplier' for borax.

it is in a form of powder.

this man (the supplier) said that the powder is borax...but how i know if it is not boric acid...or it may not be borax after all.

he said that real borax will make greenish flame if that true ? does boric acid also make greenish flame ?

i love my dog very must have listen to that too many times.

he got ivermectin shots for 5 times in almost 3 months, and also i bathed him with amitraz for 3 times.

the demodex almost all gone, hair all grown, except on his might be because i'm hesitate to apply amitraz on her face. i'm afraid it will do him harm than good.

i attached pictures of my dog, his name is borris. it was taken over time during demodex nightmare.

really need your help.

thank you.

Posted by CN (Albuquerque, NM) on 01/06/2009
5 out of 5 stars

This is for C.D. in Indonesia. Silversmiths in Bali use pure Borax crystals for flux when they solder. It is usually in a crystalline form, sometimes in powder. You can buy it inexpensively at a jeweler supply store in Celuk in Bali, or Kota Gede in Yogyakarta. I don't know Jakarta, but there must be somewhere there. Sorry, I cannot remember the exact name in Indonesian. Hope this helps.

Where to Buy Borax: Ireland  

Share your thoughts with our readers
Write a review

Posted by Tricia (Ireland) on 08/30/2009 | 87 Posts

hi all - does anybody in ireland know where to purchase 20 mule borax or another ingestable brand without having to buy through the internet. So far all I have been able to get is small 100g tubs and each time have to eaplain to the chemist what I want it for as they have to order it in especially. I cant see it in the supermarkets. It went off the market here years ago. I want ot use it in the bath and as a shampoo so the small quantity isnt enough.

Replied by Kitty
Galway, Ireland
Hi Tricia,

I've found an Irish website which sells lots of eco products for babies and they sell Borax in a 400g box for 2.40. I don't know if I can mention their name but they're based at Old Singland Road, Limerick. If you google 'eco baby products and free delivery in Limerick you should get them. I've just ordered a box for myself to tackle rosacea and recurring blepharitis and delivery is costing me 3.70 so altogether 6.10 which is very reasonable when you consider ordering from the US on ebay could set you back $30 for delivery alone.

Hope this helps!

EC: Hi Kitty,

Please let us know the name of the company -- would be helpful to our Irish readers. Thanks!

Replied by Jackie
Northern Ireland
Hi Kitty,

How do you use borax for blepharitis. Can you give me details of how much to use, how often to use it, and what do you do with it, etc?
Replied by Kitty
Galway, Ireland
The company is called and I'm awaiting my delivery of Borax with great anticipation! Jackie, I've figured out that the rosacea and blepharitis have to be connected through my reading of various posts on Earth Clinic about demodex mites. When my Borax arrives I'm going to wash every stitch of bedding and clothing in Borax because it kills the mites. I also plan to wash myself with Borax. There are instructions on E.C.regarding ways to do this.

Until then I'm changing my pillowcase every night and taking one teaspoon of turmeric in hot water (topped up with cold) 3 times a day to clear the blepharitis. It is causing the gunk in my eyelid to surface quickly and clearing it up much faster than any other time I've had a flare up. I clean my eyes throughout the day with a moistened cotton-bud/q-tip to remove said gunk. The rosacea on my cheek also seems to have calmed down. I wash my face every night with about a teaspoon of bicarbonate of soda with a little water added to make a paste. Rub it in like an exfoliant and rinse off with tepid water. Use apple cider vinegar to tone - you may want to dilute the vinegar if you find it's too drying. I then dab some tea tree oil on my rosacea, let it soak in and then use virgin coconut oil to moisturise my whole face and neck. I put the CO on my eyelids and eyebrows too and inside my nostrils as that's one hiding place for the mites! EW! In the morning I wash my face with a clean flannel and warm water and tone again with ACV diluted with a little water. You'll know yourself what feels ok for your skin. Moisturise again with VCO avoiding eyebrows as I don't want to look greasy during the day. It's early days but I do see an improvement. I might try Ted's remedy of drinking Borax solution also. I'll try it for washing only first and if need be I'll give drinking it a go.

The mites exist on everybody but only cause trouble when your immune system is weak. In my case this is linked to candida, something which is so hard to beat into submission. I've had success previously with sugar and yeast free diet but it's very hard to stick to when everywhere you go the only food you can eat on the move is laden with candida friendly ingredients. I have to instigate a lifestyle change, stop being so busy and make time to restore my health with good food. Thanks to Earth Clinic I am even more inspired to take charge of my health and get rid of candida for good this time and then hopefully become super healthy! Congratulations on your wonderful site and thanks to all.