Borax and Baking Soda Health Benefits

| Modified on Oct 08, 2021

Borax and Baking Soda Tips
Posted by Cindy (Illinois, USA) on 03/12/2021 343 posts
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Just bought a new dishwasher and thought I'd look up some DIY dishwasher detergent recipes and lo and behold! Equal parts Borax and baking soda is one of the recipes! So, you KNOW what I'm thinking - that the tiny amount of residual borax on the dishes should satisfy the body's boron requirements! ROFL! Plus, if it turns out to be too much borax you can add a little citric acid to make it rinse better and/or to counteract whatever residue might be left behind.

Posted by Lisa (USA) on 03/10/2021
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I love to use borax for cleaning. I would imagine it would be good for cleaning an aircon. I don't use ac but if I did I am sure I would clean it with borax especially if it smelled moldy.

I find that my skin seems a little sensitive to borax. I did use it with baking soda to wash my hair. I hate using shampoo and have been using baking soda for a couple of years. Mixing borax in with it seemed to make my hair feel really clean and fresh. No more flaking. I think shampoo makes my scalp flake and it is really hard to rinse out of my very thick very long hair.

I put all kinds of oils in my hair my it never looks greasy. I routinely use olive, sesame, coconut oils and, cedar, lavender, eucalyptis ect...essential oil. I work out side in my yard a lot I find essential oil in my hair neck and wrist helps repel insects. I hear insects don't do too well around borax either. Now that gardening season is ramping up a bit washing my hair with borax may be of help.

I made a mix of 1/8 tsp each of borax and baking soda in one gallon of water I brush my teeth with it along with H2O2 spray on my tooth brush. I might try it in my water pick as well. This really makes my teeth and gums feel much stronger. My breath stays fresher longer than using tooth paste.

I drink a small amount of my gallon mix a few times per week. I am a small person and also I am very sensitive to any kind of change in my system. So I make my mixture much more dilute than the recommended recipe. I drink one small juice glass in morning only. I do feel more energy the first time I took it was at night and I did not want to sleep. I drank some in the morning next day and was up and about all day even though it was chilly outside.

I do believe I have had a few detox symptoms not bad ones (another reason I take a small amount). I don't want to have a major blow out. I know I have not been eating right this winter so I know I have some build up of toxic stuff in my body. I have spent a good portion of my 65 years focused on staying in good health on all levels and I know I am much more aware of my body than most people are today. I can't believe how people turn their health over to the medical industrial complex. IMO their only saving grace is their ability to treat trauma cases. At any rate I am glad to see others taking charge of their own health. What you spend on your good health is less than half what you would spend on your bad health. Keep that in mind the next time you think about your body. Get to know your body it is your friend. Thanks for reading this.

Sinus Infection, Energy
Posted by Julie (IN) on 03/01/2021

Thanks for the tip on using Borax to cure eye infections and sinus problems! I didn't realize Borax could be used this way!

Sinus Infection, Energy
Posted by Tennille (Riddle, Oregon) on 08/26/2020

You can put borax in your sinus wash. It is gentle enough to cure pink eye and I've been using it in my sinus spray for months and it's healed an ongoing sinus issue I have had for years. Borax Rules!

Posted by Tennille (Oregon ) on 06/02/2019

I'm a having such a great response from the Borax but I just want to make sure you mean 1/2 teaspoon each of Borax and Baking Soda per day with 1 quart green tea? Drink the whole quart each day?

General Feedback
Posted by Pushpa (India) on 02/16/2020
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ThQ very much Sam 4 ur generosity in sparing ur time to pen this important information. God Bless you.

General Feedback
Posted by Sam (USA) on 08/19/2019

The article states, "Borax and baking soda are each alkaline. Many health problems are caused by an overly acidic system. Reducing acidity will often reduce symptoms." While I agree with this, does Borax actually help to alkalize the body since when ingested, it reacts with hydrochloric acid in the stomach and forms boric acid and sodium chloride? Thanks for any answers.

Posted by Linda (Missouri) on 03/29/2020

Is this taken with a meal, before a meal, after a meal, or on empty stomach? I need to know this before I can start taking it. Thank you.

Borax and Baking Soda Protocol
Posted by Bill (Philippines) on 05/23/2018

Hi Odelia...I forgot to answer all your question, with apologies.

To put your mind more at ease with the Borax and Sodium Bicarbonate protocols, I've used both these protocols on their own and mixed together (as Ted from Bangkok recommends) with no problems whatsoever. I've also been using both these protocols regularly since 2007 and I continue to use them now. I regard both these protocols as primary disease preventatives and necessary for health. I'm now aged 68 and there is nothing wrong with me - my heart is good, I have no disease and I haven't been to the doctor for any illness since 1990.

Borax and Baking Soda Protocol
Posted by Bill (Philippines) on 05/23/2018

You can certainly take a lower dose of borax per day if you wish. But please remember that borax has the same MSDS toxicity profile as common table salt -- so its pretty safe. You must also be sure to take the borax protocol (1/8 tspn in a liter of water per day for women) on a 4-days-on-3-days-off protocol. The reason for doing this is that borax does increase production the sex hormones somewhat. So the days off are needed to help avoid over-stressing sex hormone production.

The protocol that is properly recommended by Ted from Bangkok is shown here:

Ted's Borax Protocol

Borax and Baking Soda Protocol
Posted by Odelia (Singapore) on 05/22/2018

Borax and Baking Soda protocol: To start slow, can I use 1/16 tsp borax & 1/16 baking soda to 1 litre of water so to keep to 1/8 tsp solution? Take it with meal or after meal once a day & increase to twice a day for 2 week?

For health maintenance, can you take this forever to do a daily detox from fluoride?

Posted by John (Michigan) on 03/02/2018

I take baking soda and borax as well in the hope of helping my joints. I also have my Dad and Mom doing it as well. I do have question though. What had you tried before this? You hear all kinds of testimonials but without knowing what you tried that failed prior it is hard to gauge how effective it was. If you did not try a more conventional treatment that failed prior to this then the fact that it worked for you could me close to placebo if you know what I mean. It is not specific to you either almost no one on this site ever mentions what they tried before that failed to bring either relief, cure or improvement.

An example if someone said " I tried medically supervised physical therapy, ultra sound, Electro-stim, NSAID's and Vicodin for my knee pain and nothing helped until I tried Baking Soda and Borax! " that would be crazy incredible. On the other hand if all they tried before was taking a few over the counter Tylenol with no effect well the testimonial about how great the unconventional natural treatment worked suddenly has a lot less weight.

Same thing for ringworm if no conventional pharmaceutical was tried then well you really can not compare the natural treatment with any kind of weight behind it. For the record I have tried all of those things and have had surgery on my right knee and ankle.

I am trying to put off any more serious surgeries especially knee replacement surgery! So again not just about your post but 99% of the post's here. Some history would be nice is all! Cheer's! -John

Posted by Goose (Elgin, Il.) on 12/04/2017
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Cure for Ringworm

I would like to say holy crap! I tried this recipe as a last resort i just couldn't get rid of this ringworm and it was spreding i went and got some borax and baking soda mixed some together 50/50 used a 50/50 mixture of hydrogen peroxide and made a paste and put it on all of the infectied areas and left it on for 30 min. It stung a little but the next morning it was not infected anymore

Thank you, natural remedies.

Sinus Infection, Energy
Posted by Deirdre (EC) on 09/18/2017

Hi Bill,

Sorry, I was out of town last week and didn't get a chance to respond to your post. Thank you for the tips. I am very glad your sinus issues and vision improved with peroxide! I haven't ever tried a 1.5% peroxide squirt for sinus issues. I usually do 1 teaspoon of sea salt and 1/8 teaspoon of 3% peroxide in a neti pot.

Yep, I was also thinking of Legionnaire's Disease when I was cleaning up the black water on my carpet from the a/c unit! I pulled up about 1/2 gallon of black water from the carpet using my carpet cleaner. I will have the a/c unit cleaned asap or see if I can do it myself. It's one of those large portable units on wheels. I still wake up with a minor sinus reaction even though I have not been running the a/c unit for days now. I did spray down the carpet and bed cover with the borax and peroxide solution that Art from CA mentioned recently. Thankfully, the peroxide did not lighten my light gray carpet, at least not that I can see. But I only misted the surface.

On the subject of the borax and peroxide remedy - yesterday was day 5. I'm going to take a break for two days as Ted always recommended. I added it to a 1 liter thermos of hot Matcha green tea. Tastes great!

Tip: Matcha powder is expensive, but I found Matcha powder in the superfoods section at Sprouts that was very reasonably priced for the quantity you get.

Sinus Infection, Energy
Posted by Bill (Philippines) on 09/13/2017

Hi Deirdre...All I can say is snap!! I've also had a similar sinus problem over the last few weeks due to aircon. As you know, I've recently moved house to the provinces of Cebu. I've moved into a studio apartment in a small town that has a very old aircon which hasn't been cleaned in a donkey's age. This problem was in just one nasal passage only. It felt like it was becoming infected. My nose was very sore on one side and this was also affecting my vision. It was also affecting my sleep.

I developed nasal soreness externally and internally due, particularly, to the excessive drying effect of the aircon on the air in the apartment. My nose is very sensitive to this. Unfortunately, I had to get rid of my rather large stores of herbs, remedies etc before I moved(including my beloved borax). What I did was to just buy some 3% hydrogen peroxide from the local pharmacy and use a dropper to squirt the hydrogen peroxide (at 1.5%) up the nasal passage that had the problem. I've done this twice a day for two days and I'm happy to report that the soreness has greatly reduced and is hardly noticeable now. My vision and sleep are now also much improved.

Several years ago several people died in a major outbreak of Legionnaire's Disease (a type of pneumonia) in the UK. The cause of the infection was tracked to the large aircons that are used for tall buildings. The heat produced within these aircon units was the perfect breeding ground pathogen's like the Legionella bacteria.

To avoid this problem occurring again(it's happened before with me) I am going to get the aircon cleaned ASP. I will also be giving special instructions to the person cleaning the aircon -- I will formulate a mix consisting of hydrogen peroxide mixed with sodium bicarbonate and get the aircon man to wash the aircon down with this mix in order to kill all fungus and all other pathogens inside the aircon. I will also wash the aircon air filter in this mix. Doing this should prevent harmful fungal spores/bacteria from being picked up by the aircon and sprayed into our apartment.

Later, due to my nose sensitivity to dry air, I might also buy a humidifier to run at the same time as my aircon to help preserve the moisture in the air when I sleep.

Sinus Infection, Energy
Posted by Deirdre (EC) on 09/13/2017
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Wow, what a post from A. Jackson! Thank you for sharing! I made up a batch of borax and baking soda yesterday after reading his amazing post. I put 1/2 cup borax powder and 1/2 cup baking soda in a ziplock bag and shook it vigorously. I then added 1/2 teaspoon to a 1 liter bottle of filtered water and drank it throughout the day (didn't have any green tea). Gotta say, I've used borax over the years, but adding baking soda is amazing! I have been fighting a sinus infection from suspected mold exposure from a leaking a/c unit since last Saturday and not having much luck with my neti pot and various remedies. However, I'd say about 2 hours after drinking this concoction, my sinus infection started to clear up and I had a huge surge of energy.

Today, drinking another batch - 1/4 teaspoon from my ziplock bag in a liter of water. I drank about 1/2 cup from my bottle first thing this morning on an empty stomach and now I'm sipping it throughout the day. Felt slightly nauseous for about 10 minutes drinking it on an empty stomach, so I won't do that tomorrow morning!

Will let you all know if there are any side effects and how it goes.

Knees, Needing Replacement
Posted by Tina (Princeton, N J) on 09/12/2017

Wow, this sounds amazing. How did you measure the borax to the box of baking soda? Did you pour out the baking soda into a container and then fill it in with borax? Thanks.

Knees, Needing Replacement
Posted by A. Jackson (North Dakota/Singapore) on 09/11/2017
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As an ex runner I was told my knees were shot and needed replacing. At the time I was working in Russia and a local pharmacist advised to try this before knee surgery. Mix one box of baking soda with an equal amount of Borax. Blend and use 1 teaspoon in a quart of green tea and drink the whole thing every day. I was on a 3 month rotation, 1 off 3 on. At the end of 3 months my knees felt fine. I went home and had both x-rayed. Bone had returned to normal, cartilage was no longer stretched like an old rubber band and most importantly my Synovial fluid had gone from gone / gone to normal. In Russia Borax is widely used. Wake up USA, Big Pharma!

Posted by Asiza (Oregon, US) on 12/31/2014
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With the issue of ringworm, I dosed my two dogs and my son with one of Ted's solutions and had my son sit in the "dip" for 30 minutes just like the dogs. He has ringworm and the dogs have a bacterial infection. I'm still working on the dogs, but the solution I used worked immediately on the ringworm. That solution was a 50/50 ratio of Borax and Baking Soda made into a paste using 1 part 3% Hydrogen Peroxide and 2 parts water.

Body Odor
Posted by Rondamommie (Kansas City, Mo, Usa) on 04/11/2010
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I have been using ACV, Borax and Baking Soda in 1L of water for 2 weeks now. I sip it as recommended all day. I used my remedy for 5 days faithfully and just finishing giving my body 2 days off to cleanse and relax...

The happy miracle, on ONLY day 2 of this remedy, protocol my underarm body oder stopped completely!! (I had to apply deoderant sometimes 2x a day until that time, and the deoderant always failed me!)

I still sweat, though much less, the thing is, my underarm sweat just doesn't have a scent any longer, in fact it smells a little bit sweet and gentle, like smelling a baby! Remember how naturally sweet new babies smell everyday!

I am unsure how this happened, I only know I call it a miracle and feel most grateful and appreciative!

I hope this gives some inspiration to somebody else to give this remedy and 'try'!


  • 2 tsps ACV per L. H20
  • 1/2 tsp baking soda per same above
  • pinch of borax per same above

And, on days when I wake up and my sinuses are congested at all, I add cayenne pepper to my drink in the 1 L. of H20, and that amount is about ~1/8 tsp. It makes the drink spicy and it works quite well!


Bladder Pain
Posted by Deborah (Riverview, Fl) on 08/02/2008

For bladder pain please get some Ph paper and test your urine. You want it alkaline, not acidic. Check it all day long. It could be a fungal growth. To kill it and get alkaline take 400mg of potassium citrate 3 times a day. Also take 1/4 tsp. borax, 1/8 to 1/4 tsp. baking soda and 1 to 2 tbls apple cider vinegar in a little water. Take it 3 times a day. You can drink some plain water after it to wash it down. The fungus won't like this and you may feel worse, before you get better, please stick with it and stay away from all sugars. I can now go 2 to 3 hours without going to the bathroom and only get up 3 times at night, it use to be every 20 minutes.