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Where to Buy Borax: Japan  

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Posted by Justin (Tokyo, Japan) on 05/06/2010

To whom it may concern,

I live in Japan and I believe that I have candida or fluoride poisoning. I really want to try the borax detox that many people have been commenting on but it is really expensive to ship the 20 mule borax from the US to Japan. I found this brand of borax here in Japan and I want to know if they are the same substance. I know it is not a good to ingest Boric acid, but this clearly states on the box Sodium Borate. This is what the website specifies:

Borax (powdered) 500g
[Product Name] Borax (powdered)
[Contents] 500g
"Borax (powdered) P 500g", the sand c Ho (Na2BAO7 10H2O) 99.0-103.0% are contained. The white crystalline powder or colorless crystals or white, do not come to. When left in dry air, wind construed, is covered in white powder.

- Composition - properties

Borax (Na2BAO7 10H2O) 99.0-103.0% will contain.
The white crystalline powder or colorless crystals or white, no smell.
When left in dry air, wind construed, is covered in white powder.

* If you are using, you care not to spill or please thoroughly ventilated.
* Please drink
* Please use expired products not be used.

Please note on the store;
Please keep in a cool place protected from direct sunlight .
Please keep out of reach of children.
Please be turned into another container *. (Causing the misuse or, quality may vary.)

First aid
If the skin with, please rinse with water.
* If swallowed, please get medical attention and treatment to induce vomiting and drink water.

Airtight container. Stored at room temperature.

Takeshi Sakai Pharmaceuticals

So the translation is a little broken, at one point it says please drink and at another point it say if ingested please seek medical attention.
I have researched the specified dosage 1/8 of a teaspoon in a ltr of water with some sea salt, should be fine for most people.

All I really want to know is, is this what I am looking for? Is this the product?

I really need help.
I am very lethargic, I break out in mouth ulcers, my hair is falling, fatigued, brain fog and lack of concentration, itchy scalp and some dry skin to name but a few of my symptoms.

Please help ASAP.

I would really love to order the product and start detoxing as soon as possible.

I look forward to your response.

Kind regards

Replied by Bill Donate

San Fernando, Luzon, Philippines

1235 Posts
Hi Justin...There are several other methods you can use to remove Fluorine out of your body. First, it would be better, and perhaps easier if you tried to get ALL bad halides out of your body -- that's Fluorine, Bromine and Chlorine. You can do this quite simply by supplementing Iodine using either Lugol's Iodine, Iodoral tablets or just by taking Kelp regularly.

Another way and the cheapest way to take in iodine is simply to paint the soles of your feet with iodine tincture twice a week(I use this method) and get the iodine through transdermal absorbtion.You will know if you are taking too much iodine because you will start to sweat more and your nose will constantly run. If this happens, cut back on the foot-painting and do it once a week.

If you still want to get borax as an anti-fungal for the candida, you should be able to order it on the internet, or just try buying Boron supplements from the health store. If you check the constituents on the boron bottle, it will most likely contain sodium tetraborate -- which IS borax -- but this will be more expensive.

Since you have candida, I would also strongly advise you to get rid of any heavy metals from your body. You can do this easily by:

* Drinking Green Tea at least 3 times a day.

* Eat Cilantro or Coreander Leaf at leaf 3 times a week in salads.

* Buy some 10% Sodium Thiosulphate(ST) from an aquatic shop that sells fish, tanks and supporting goods. Use 6-10 drops in a glass of water every day. ST gets rid of all heavy metals and Chlorine from your body and is used for this purpose in cancer chemotherapy. Very safe to use. Also helps you to sleep if you take it in the evening.

I use all these remedies on a weekly basis as a preventative to keep my body's bad halide and heavy metal content low.

I also had candida and used Ted's Alkalizing Remedies religiously every day without fail. I mainly used his lime/lemon with baking soda remedy -- I found it to be the most balanced remedy -- but there are others -- See this link..

I also switched from using vegetable oils to using Virgin Coconut Oil in all my cooking and took Blackstrap Molasses for minerals in my coffee everyday. But you could also use natural sea salt or fulvic acid for the same result. It took a year to get rid of my candida which I'ld had for about 8 years, and now it's gone.

See the EarthClinic Candida remedies here:
Ted's Candida Remedies
Replied by Terence
Tokyo, Japan
As far as I can tell these are the names you should be looking for. 1. Jyuutansan soda - bicarbonate of soda, sodium bicarbonate. 2. Jyuusoh - baking soda

3. Housha - borax

You can buy number 2 in most convenience stores. Or any supermarket. However, my question is - is there a difference between bicarbonate of soda, baking soda and borax?

I have seen it written here that: Baking soda is what we in the UK call Bicarbonate of soda AND Borax is also what we call Bicarbonate of Soda. Is this true? Are they all the same?

By the way, I used some baking soda (#2) for heart burn two days ago. It worked well. However not knowing how much to use I mixed a half spoon full of baking soda to a half glass of water. A few burps moments later and I was feeling fine. One other thing, I can not find distilled water in Japan, can anyone help? Pehaps bottled spring water?

EC: Hi Terence,

Bicarbonate of Soda and Borax are not the same!

Where To Buy Borax: Malaysia  

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Posted by Annielow (Kuala Lumpur, Wp, Malaysia) on 05/14/2013

No way I can buy Borax in Malaysia, its banned. I can get Boric Acid a plenty at the Chinese Med shops but no Borax. Reason? Its has been misused. Wonder how. Sigh. Just ordered a box from E-bay at USD10.00 plus shipping total: 25.00. Hope it arrives without any delays

Replied by Fawzi
Get your borax (20 Mule Team) at Ace Hardware in Mid Valley.
Replied by Eddie Yong
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
I bought a box (1.84kg) of 20 Mule Team Borax from ACE Hardware, The Mines Shopping Fair, Balakong today for RM38.

A new shipment just arrived and they have plenty of stock now.

Where to Buy Borax: Philippines  

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Posted by Askph (Manila, Philippines) on 06/14/2013

Hi all, It seems difficult to find 20 Mule Borax brand here but I manage to find the brand Three Elephant Borax. My question is will it be ok to substitute the 20 Mule with Three Elephant Borax? Are they the same in terms of effectiveness? Hope to hear from you soon so that I can start treating my poor dog. Thanks in advance.

EC: Please see Bill's response to another inquiry about locating borax in the Philippines here:

Posted by Eric (San Fernando, La Union, Philippines) on 06/15/2010

Just recently moved to the Philippines and can't seem to find any BORAX in my home town. Bill.. I noticed you live here and wondering if you can help me locate it. I want to use it as an termite insectiside vs. Chlorpyrifos. Borax supposdly is less toxic and I already have an auto-immune disease.

Thanks, Eric.

Replied by Bill Donate

San Fernando, Luzon, Philippines

1235 Posts
Hi Eric...Well, I've lived in SF same as you for five years now, and I couldn't find any borax -- not even 20 Mule Team Borax. But you can also purchase something from the hardware stores here called ALHPA BORAX(made in the Philippines) which is used in welding as a flux. I stumbled across this in a hardware shop in Clark(Angeles) on Marcos Highway near Fields Ave and bought a tin quite cheaply. However, I wouldn't take this form internally, because it may contain impurities such as Ammonium Chloride. But if you're going to use this against ants/termites and insects(mixed with sugar) -- it should be very effective.

If you still want to buy the borax for internal use, I managed to buy a large amount recently in Bangkok, Thailand in Rajdamnoen Rd. The directions to the chemical shop -- Vidhyasom Ltd. -- in Bangkok are given here in one of my previous posts on Earth Clinic's "where to buy" page - see Where to Borax in Thailand

Regarding your auto-immune problems, I have helped several people locally who had arthritis, gout, and diabetes with a remedy which is quite easy to make. Check here for instructions for the remedy:

Bill's Herbal Remedy

This remedy is a very efficient remover of stones -- from gallstones to kidney stones -- from the body and is therefore very effective at removing excess calcium from the body which tends to be acidifying, and is therefore good for muscle aches as well as good for the heart. This remedy is also acts a tonic and protective for the liver and kidneys and is very safe, I take it regularly on a monthly basis.

I live at Acupulco Beach very near SF airport and live in the same compound as Jochen's Restaurant along the same road to Sunset Bay Resort which you might know.
Replied by Jan
Manila, Philippines
I just found some Borax Decahydrate in Makati, from this store called Ritual. Its an all natural store that sells organic coffee, cacao, sea salt, etc... So I would presume that their Borax is also good quality. I've been using it in my bath & facial wash, and its not as drying to my skin as I feared ( given some of the feedback here). I'm still contemplating whether or not I will use it internally :)

Ritual store is in a building called The Collective."
Hope this helps! Wanted to share too since I found so much great info on this forum :)
Replied by Sylvie
Karon, Phuket
Hi Ted, We spoke on the phone before. I am the owner of Good Karma Thailand. I have just stocked BP Grade from Vidhyasom. No easy feat to order and get it.

Please let me know if I can be of service to you. Thank you


PS Please say hi to Lux for me and do keep me informed of any projects you would like a bit of exposure/Pr for and I can post on my fb page.

Where to Buy Borax: Thailand  

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Posted by Ted Donate
(Bangkok, Thailand) on 12/30/2010 | 387 Posts

Borax is sold by Vittayasom at a pharmaceutical grade (B.P.) borax and is located near Rajadamnern Road near Kaosarn road where most foreigners reside. Most drug stores in Thailand knows Vittayasom also but I am doubtful they will order for you.


Happy New Year 2010

Posted by Joy (Chiang Mai, Thailand) on 09/05/2010

I am still having a terrible time finding Borax in Chiang Mai. Any suggestions?

Posted by Stuart (Ban Amphur, Chonburi, Thailand) on 10/26/2009

Hi Ted, been out looking for Borax in Ban Amphur & Pattaya - no pharmacies or hardware have it that i can find. Where do you find it in Thailand?


Replied by Ted Donate

Bangkok, Thailand

387 Posts
Borax is sold in Thailand by a company called Vittayasom, head office in Bangkok. However, there are many chemical companies that sell pharmaceutical grade in Bangkok on Rajadamnern road.

A drug store in Thailand can actually purchase borax for the customers, you just need to tell them the suppliers. The one I am aware of is Vittayasom.

Replied by Kallot
Phuket, Thailand
Hi I have found it on an online health food store, Called Good Karma Thailand And some other good stuff too.

Where to Buy Borax: UK  

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Posted by Alitown (Uk) on 02/11/2016

I am stuggling on with demodex mange on my 2 year old dog. He is on homeopathic tablets but the going is very slow and we still have constant flare ups of the scabs. Want to make up the wash but cannot find anywhere to buy the borax here in the uk. There is natural borax substitute available. Will this produce the same result?

Many thanks.

Replied by Jacqueline
Devon, Uk
Don't buy the substitute. You can get the Borax on Ebay. Some is called by it's chemical name - sodium-something (can't recall) - it's the pharmaceutical grade 99.99% pure, or they have the jewellers borax, but it's all the same thing. Doesn't cost much.

EC: Borax goes by several chemical names: sodium borate, sodium tetraborate, disodium tetraborate. It is all the same borax.

Where to Buy Borax: Uk  

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Posted by Angelika (United Kingdom) on 04/02/2015

Where can I buy borax which is safe for internal use? Do you sell it?

EC: Hi, you will find some information on buying borax here:

Replied by Fearg
Hello, I purchased Bill Thompson's book "Candida, killing so Sweetly" and want to undertake an anti-candida protocol.

The problem I have is I live in the EU (UK) and sales of Borax are restricted to the public. I don't know what it's like in Asia but I can imagine you could easily buy it there.

Online you can buy Borax substitute, would this be just as effective or not?

Would it be possible for you to advise me on how to obtain what I need?

Even if I have to order from the USA for example. I cannot move forward without getting past this snag so I would really appreciate if you could help.

Keep up the good work! Best, Fearghas

Replied by Janet
Fearg, The borax is sodium tetraborate and from everything I have found is available on the internet from Intralabs. Many in my facebook group order from there from Europe. Janet

Posted by Broch (Aberdeenshire) on 10/21/2013

Where can I obtain food grade pure Borax in the UK.

I bought some from intra labs but it says on the package do not eat, technical grade powder for general reagent use, sodium tetra borate decahydrate. would this be ok to take orally?

Replied by Timh Donate

Ky, Usa
@Broch: The regent or lab grade would seem to be the most safest form in comparison to food or commercial grade. If you can't find any "borax" at your local grocer, try Ebay or Amazon as they have thousands of merchants that ship worldwide. Do be sure there are absolutely no added fragrance.
Replied by Lorenza
I just bought some from the same place. I actually enquired about this; due to pharmaceuticals corrupting our lives, its very hard to get borax that will say for consumption. However the little impurites in the borax you bought are just other mineral s that our bodies will get rid of. So should be fine.

Posted by Avi (London, United Kingdom) on 01/21/2009

Hi, in searching to buy borax online, I found it under this name: Sodium tetraborate decahydrate at this site, top of page

and I'm not sure that this is the right stuff. Can anyone tell me? Thankx, Avi

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Helsinki, Finland
Replied by Jane
Liverpool, Uk
Is Borax safe for internal consumption in very small amounts say 1 ml spoon daily? there is an article in Nexus, that say because Borax was so good for arthritis and many other ailments it was banned, I cannot seem to find whether it is actually safe, some chemical sites suggest definitely not!! Any ideas or has any one used Borax internally safely?? thanks jane

Posted by Cara (Birmingham, England)
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Re: Mandy from Dorset, Uk writes: "You cannot buy borax in England anymore - any other possiblities for horse mange?"

People say you can't buy borax in England. I bought some today in Boots, in the household cleaning aisle. Also available in tesco and ebay.

Replied by Sini
Paris, France
Looked at a large Boots shop in London, as well as another hardware shop - and the staff there said No. The hardware store had something called "Borax Substitute"
Replied by Sheena
Glasgow, Scotland
I thought something like this had happened, as I've not been able to find Borax anywhere and this is one item I do not want to be without.

Do any of our UK readers know of anywhere that has slipped under the EU's net and still supplies real Borax? If not - folk in the US seem to a product called 20 Mule Borax and this can be bought on EBay from users in the US. It will cost around 30 though (most of that is postage).

I have my doubts about this "substitute" being of any use to most of us. Treatment for demodex mites is definitely in the realms of pest control!

EC: Why did they stop selling borax in the EU, anyone know? Very weird.

Replied by Gaynor
Manaton, Uk
I bought borax from lab supplier on e-bay UK company-e-mistral just recently they sell laboratory grade in different quantities. Hope this helps
Replied by Sheena
Glasgow, Scotland
Thanks Gaynor, I'm really grateful for that. I found them on ebay and bought some. It's probably only a matter of time before these suppliers are banned from selling Borax too.
Replied by Ben
Reading, Uk

"Borates as a family (including sodium borate also known as Borax), have been proposed as Reprotoxins and I think this is the reason they have been removed from the consumer market. A reprotoxin is something that can have long term systemic effects on the reproductive systems in humans (Risk phrases will be R60 may impair fertility and R61 may cause harm to the unborn child)."

I'm assuming Borax substitute (sodium sesquicarbonate) is no good for Dog Mange.
Replied by Bill Donate

San Fernando, Luzon, Philippines

1235 Posts
Hi Ben...I have no doubt that boron or borax at high concentrations will cause the problems that you state. Unfortunately, you didn't quote the relevant concentrations of borax at which this reprotoxicity would occur, so we are all left hanging in the dark.

Here is what Wikipedia has to say about boron or borax:

"Elemental boron and borates are non-toxic to humans and animals (approximately similar to table salt). The LD50 (dose at which there is 50% mortality) for animals is about 6 g per kg of body weight. Substances with LD50 above 2 g are considered non-toxic. The minimum lethal dose for humans has not been established, but an intake of 4 g/day was reported without incidents, and medical dosages of 20 g of boric acid for neutron capture therapy caused no problems. Fish have survived for 30 min in a saturated boric acid solution and can survive longer in strong borax solutions.[93] Borates are more toxic to insects than to mammals."

Boron in the form of borates or borax is always taken in small trace amounts, usually taking it for only a few days out of every week. I've been using trace borax for over a year now, off and on, and find it very useful and without any side-effects whatsoever.

Boron is useful as a very effective anti-fungal, as a general hormone balancer and is helpful to bone health. See this link :

And your assumption concerning sodium sesquicarbonate is quite correct. This substance would be absolutely useless against mange. A topical mixture of borax and hydrogen peroxide would be far more effective.

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Posted by Lisa (Norway) on 11/15/2014

Borax is not available on stores in norway. Can you give me a link to the correct type to buy? The ones I find says it is dangerous to digest. Any information will be much appreciated

Replied by Theparent
Borax pellets are available in pharmacies in Norway, where they sale homeopathic remedies.

Posted by Mike (New York) on 05/23/2013

I found at Ebay "Food Grade Borax" for $10.00. Borax Powder NF Grade - Food Grade 1 lb Bag

Replied by Crissypoo
Orem, Ut
Ummm...the brand, Twenty Mule Team Borax, is 99.5% pure Boron, and the other .5% is simply other minerals that were mined in the process of mining the Boron, which are good for us as well. Just go to WalMart and buy a box in the laundry isle, and smell it to make sure it has not been tainted by other laundry detergents, which may have been shipped with it. It'll cost you a whole $3 bucks and some change. Companies selling so called "food grade boron, are just out for the almighty dollar, pretending to make an already perfect product better. Come on people...let's use our heads. I've been using it for four months, for my LUPUS AND FIBROMYALGIA, and I'm amazed and so happy about the results. Here they are;

1. Almost no joint pain anymore. Can walk up and down stairs, all over S.D. Zoo, and then some. Used to only be able to walk about 1/4 mile, and then pain would be so bad, like knives stabbing the sides of my knee joints, I'd have to limp home.

2. Less depression, better mood, everything seems brighter, and I have a better outlook on life.

3. Increased energy?? Well, enough to not only START back at the gym, but WANT to start back at the gym, after years of inactivity, and I am now lifting more than some of the men there!

4. Sex life? Yes, WOW...that's all I'm saying.

5. My body temperature is no longer like the weather in Utah (constantly changing). I no longer sweat to death after climbing stairs, getting out of the shower, or running through the grocery store.

6. Night sweats minimal now.

7. Able to quit two of my lupus meds, methotrexate and one other that I can't remember the name of, and, I was able to taper my prednisone down from 20 mg to 5 mg. Going to go off prednisone completely within the next month

8. Drastically reduced whole -body inflammation. Sternum, lung, and rib pain almost non-existent. Headaches very rarely.

9. My heart palpitations and skipped beats are less frequent, and less severe.

10. There are probably many other benefits which I am forgetting, but the benefits I've listed are awesome!!

Replied by Paula
Salt Lake City
Crissypooo, How much borax are you using per day??

Posted by Peter (Chicago, Ill) on 08/14/2012

To Bill from San Fernando, do you mind to check is this the right kind of Borax to kill fungus in body. I just want to get small amount.


Replied by Lin
Northwest, Sunny England ;-p
Borax is currently available from Amazon in 1 kg packs.