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Borax Cures and Health Benefits

Rash
Posted by jetstream (Norwich, UK) on 07/13/2009
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Worked Temporarily

Re: the borax page. Could you update with information on the time period involved? ie how long is it safe or recommended to take the borax & h202 in water cure?

I have a sore recurring (monthly) rash on my abs and neck. When taking the borax and h202 remedy for about 6 weeks, the rash was rapidly reducing over a few months in total, to the point of thinking that it had gone. But then it came back with full force. I'll try again, but how long is safe?

With thanks.


Rosacea
Posted by Sherill (Tampa, FL) on 06/11/2009

In regards to facial demodex mites: I would like to know if the borax/hydrogen peroxide mixture is to be left on the face overnight and for how many days should I continue the internal and external applications? Also how often for maintenance?


General Feedback
Posted by Robin (Corvallis, Oregon) on 06/10/2009

Can you tell me the difference between Diatomaceous Earth- Food Grade, and Borax? Do they both kill one cell creatures? Does one or the other carry more oxygen? I have heard of people using DE for Morgellons too. Can you use Borax in the garden like DE?

General Feedback
Posted by Aria926 (Port Huron, Mi) on 01/11/2011

In response to using diatomaceous earth in lieu of boron, I really don't think the two are even close to the same thing. DE is simply the fossilized remains of diatoms, which are a type of algae with hard silica shells; therefore, DE is mostly silica. I believe there is a bit of iron and aluminum also but I'm not positive.


General Feedback
Posted by Bob (Memphis, TN) on 06/08/2009

Borax Mixture and Dosage: I've read quite a bit over the weekend about borax. I ordered some of the 20 Mule Team on line because I have never seen it here in our stores. It sounds like it is good for osteoarthritis and depression so, I would like to try it. I am a little confused about how to mix it and the suggested daily dosage. I believe most people are saying 1/8 teaspoon in 1 liter of water. Then, I take it you ingest this but I haven't been able to find how much and how many times per day. Please help. Thanks.


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

I am really eager to buy some borax for a fluoride detox. I live in Tokyo, Japan and I really cant find the borax that everyone is taking for detox. As far as I know it is the "20 Mule Team Borax" (safe to ingest, right?) but I just can't find it anywhere. I can order from the US but it is going to be really expensive. Can anyone help me please? I am desperate.


Rash
Posted by Bunkyo (Tokyo, Japan) on 05/05/2010

Borax in Japanese is called hosha. (Many Japanese don't know how to read the character for this, but it's HO-U in katakana and sha is the kanji for sand (suna). The cost at Amazon is 924 yen for 500 grams.

Or...you can go to http://www.tougeishop.com/item/tougei_genryou/t0804/t0804034.htm and order 1 kg for 609 yen. It seems to be the same thing, and you can use it for washing clothes, washing your hair, etc. But for consumption, probably the type from Amazon would be better. Good luck!

EC: Sorry, our database doesn't currently accept Japanese characters! Will see if we can in the future.


Rash
Posted by Tom (Louisiana) on 05/18/2015

My wife has a very bad reaction to an antibiotic and has broken out in a rash that looks as if she has be scalded. Will a borax treatment in her bath help to cure it and stop the itching?


Rash
Posted by Om (Hope, Bc Canada) on 05/19/2015

To Tom (Louisiana) ---

Sorry to hear of your wife's skin problems. Most likely, it is the liver throwing the poisonous substances out through the skin.

Borax has a very drying after effect and is good for some skin ailments. But in this case I would make chamomile tea, soak cotton face cloths and cover the affected areas. You can also make enough for a bath. This extremely soothing and healing and can be repeated a few times.

After dabbing dry, apply coconut oil liberally where needed. Coconut oil is cooling and soothing, too. Meanwhile Milk Thistle internally three times a day to help clear the liver, and stay away from antibiotics. The word antibiotic means "anti life". It must be done with God's pharmacy.

Let us know how it goes. Namaste Om


Rash
Posted by Om (Hope, Bc Canada) on 05/19/2015

To Tom (Louisiana) ---

Sorry to hear of your wife's skin problems. Most likely, it is the liver throwing the poisonous substances out through the skin.

Borax has a very drying after effect and is good for some skin ailments. But in this case I would make chamomile tea, soak cotton face cloths and cover the affected areas. You can also make enough for a bath. This extremely soothing and healing and can be repeated a few times.

After dabbing dry, apply coconut oil liberally where needed. Coconut oil is cooling and soothing, too. Meanwhile Milk Thistle internally three times a day to help clear the liver, and stay away from antibiotics. The word antibiotic means "anti life". It must be done with God's pharmacy.

Let us know how it goes. Namaste Om


Rash
Posted by Gert (Al) on 05/19/2015

Could be stephens-johnson syndrome, look it up. I used calamine lotion for weeks after a reaction to antibiotics.


Rash
Posted by Sp (New Jersey) on 05/20/2015 30 posts

Hi Grace, I am curious, back in Nov. 2013, when you took the sulpha based antibiotic, did you also take any oral corticosteroids around the same time?


Rash
Posted by Grace (Wi) on 05/21/2015

Yes, on seeing 1st dermatologist, initially thought was a allergy gave me prednisone for what was thought to be a skin allergy. I was on that for 2 days, when my arm swelled up to size of thigh and was weeping a yellowish liquid, on third night went to ER, diagnosed w/cellulitis, given two antibiotics(MRSA fear) one was Sulph base antibiotic, by 3rd day on antibiotics went to see primary physician, immediatly diagnosed as drug reaction, severe, took me off all drugs including prednisone, was on prednisone for a total of 6 days.


Rash
Posted by Leonard (Wa.) on 05/21/2015

I had a very bad experience with 20 mule team Borax. I was taking it to chelate fluoride and other heavy metals out of my system. I got terrible peripheral neuropathy from Cipro. I got splotches on my forehead. Blurred vision, headaches, and terribly constipated and my BP went up likely from the stress of it all. When I went off everything it I got rid of it all. I was taking 1/4 teaspoon in a liter of water. I even dropped it to 1/8th of a teaspoon and still had problems. And I do take Lugols at 50 mgs/day. Has anyone tried Mesenchyne?


Rash
Posted by Nho (San Antonio, Tx) on 05/21/2015 4 posts

Cipro has fluoride. I just went through a bad episode since I have hypothyroid, I ended up with all thyroid symptoms worst, it has been two months and still having problems.


Rash
Posted by Bill (San Fernando) on 05/22/2015

Hi Nho...Fluoride will also deplete iodine in your thyroid so, as you say, you are probably hypothyroid as well. So if I were in your situation I would start taking the full Iodine Protocol(together with all advised minerals and vitamins) to immediately improve and normalize the thyroid. Supplementing the Iodine Protocol will also help to automatically remove any excess fluoride in your body(from the Cipro) in the same way as borax can. The borax protocol is shown here.


Rash
Posted by Jeri (Wv) on 10/30/2015

Is it possible the iodine could raise your blood pressure? I was using Ponaris nasal emollient on advice of my ENT and while it made breathing possible and reduced mucus production, it seemed to raise my blood pressure. Once off, no more problems. It does contain iodine. I suppose it depends on the condition of your thyroid (?)


Rash
Posted by Gail (Idaho) on 06/13/2016

Look up angioedema. It is a reaction to meds and it does indeed act like a burn.


Rash
Posted by Robert (Ca) on 06/13/2016

Please be careful with DMSO as it will carry anything it combines with into the blood stream. One drop on your finger & you will immediately taste it. Liquid potassium iodine at 2-drops is 100% RDA, please research effects, dosage, etc.

Be well.


Hair and Scalp
Posted by Marty (Nashville, Tennessee -- Music City, USA) on 04/21/2009
4 out of 5 stars

I, too, have long hair. I ran out yesterday and bought some Borax after reading all of the comments here regarding its use. I'll have to get really brave before I think about ingesting it though! I tried washing my hair in two quarts of warm water with two Tablespoons of Borax. I do give it credit for detangling my hair. Brushing it out wet has always been a chore. Borax simplified that! However, the end result didn't impress me. My hair seemed heavy and wouldn't move. It appeared matted down after dry. I think adding a tiny bit of shampoo will work for me. I am going to try bathing in it for all of the noted benefits, but I truly am the type that needs some shampoo of some sort.

Maybe I'll try adding a bit to some Baby Shampoo. I love this website!

Hair and Scalp
Posted by WhollyFool (Farmington, MI) on 04/21/2009

Hi there,

I had similar problems the first time I used Dr Bronners soap: my hair felt like one big stuck together mass. I wanted to cry I was so upset. Then I used the vinegar rinse (just a splash of white vinegar in some tap water) and my hair smoothed out perfectly. From what I've read, it's a PH problem, so I'm assuming that would be the same with the Borax.

For the record, I tried the castille/vinegar combo out of desperation with my frizzy hair. I don't notice a big difference between my hair with the various high priced shampoo and conditioners I was trying, so I'll stick with the castille/vinegar. At least I know what's in it!


Mites
Posted by Man (Sojouring America) on 03/18/2014

In response to 3/20/2009: Briana from Indianapolis, IN: I sure wish you would return to this post and put a follow up post here to let us know how you are doing now. And the result over time. I know from experience natural holistic things do not work over night. I dissolved a 1/8 of a teaspoon of Borax in warm water today, because I noticed that it does not dissolve very well in cold water.


Mites
Posted by Jeri (Wv) on 10/30/2015

In the event you return to this site, copious amounts of green tea consumption will also make you pee green. Personal experience.


Mites
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Mites
Posted by Jay (Atlanta ) on 06/19/2021 3 posts

Could you address what is oil pulling. Your narrative is very informative and encouraging. Thank you.


Mites
Posted by Kathy (Ontario) on 02/07/2017

How often can I put borax in my bath water?


Fluoride Poisoning
Posted by Chantiel (Us) on 01/10/2017

I have the same side effects. I found the tablets as opposed to the powder helpful, but only after at least a 7 day cleanse of the colon and iodine. I used a 7 day ultimate cleanse, which offers both. (Can't clean the deep parts without a clean pathway out, sort through of.) I actually did a 14 day cleanse with 2 days break in the middle. All cleansing will cause some discomfort at the beginning, however. Bless you, I hope this helps!


General Feedback
Posted by Keith (Calgary, Alberta, Canada) on 02/17/2009

I have been using Borax (quarter tsp to 1 litre of water) for about 2 weeks now. How soon should I expect some kind of results? Should it make my urine yellow? This is the 20 Mule brand and said that it's 99.5% pure. I hope this is one one everyone else is speaking about.

EC: Keith, what are you taking borax for?

General Feedback
Posted by Keith (Calgary, Alberta) on 02/18/2009

I am really trying to see if it would help my energy level along with my focus as I have difficulties blocking noises out. I read somewhere that a professor did an experiment with his students give them 10mg of boron and had some pretty good results.


General Feedback
Posted by Susan (Temecula, Ca, USA) on 02/15/2009

I was reading earlier about Borax, so I went to the market to investigate. The label on the box says something like "Do not Ingest" and "Do not use for medicine" Is this just another ploy from the FDA to scare us into not using it? I read that it would help for asthma in the prevention of pnemonia and I just wanted to make sure I was looking at the right package.

Skin
Posted by Phatgirl (Weymouth, Ma) on 09/15/2018

Sounds like you over-did-it. Try less....doing only 1 of the 3 options you used. Hope that helps! :~>


General Feedback
Posted by Jonny (Victoria, BC) on 12/02/2008

Hi, I am considering the use of Borax, internally and topically, in an attempt to alkalize and rid myself of a skin condition that I believe to be rosacea or dermatitis. I am cautious, however, about the safety of this chemical. I am aware that 'natural' products beneficial to human health have and can be co-opted by pharmaceutical companies etc. but would appreciate any additional information or first-hand experience with Borax. Thanks mucho!


General Feedback
Posted by CJ (San Jose, CA) on 11/14/2008

I've read many things on the internet stating that borax is toxic and should not be taken. How are you sure there are no long term effects that can be caused from taking it internally for a month? I'm not familiar with it at all, but most websites say it's just like bleach, and I would imagine something like bleach could cause stomach cancer or things like that if taken internally, not to mention just mess up your organs. I'm willing to give it a try if its completely safe, but why do so many sites say it's not? Are we thinking of the same "borax" or there is different types?


General Feedback
Posted by Matt (Millbrook, NY, USA) on 11/04/2008

I was wondering if Boric Acid is safe for internal use. I'm well aware of the mass disinformation when it comes to alternative medicine, but when I see the word "POISON" surrounded by two skulls and crossbones, I get a bit intimidated. I've done enough research to say that it probably IS safe, but I'd just like to ask others for a bit more comfort. I have 20 Mule Team Borax coming in the mail soon, so it doesn't really matter...but is powdered Boric Acid safe to at least bathe with?

EC: Ted has already answered this question: https://www.earthclinic.com/remedies/borax_questions.html#Question_113

Also, https://www.earthclinic.com/remedies/borax_questions.html#Question_118


General Feedback
Posted by Mary (Regina, Canada) on 09/11/2008

I want to talk to people who have tried this remedy. I am interested but uncomfortable ingesting borax.
Thanks, Mary


General Feedback
Posted by Boz (Sydney, Australia) on 09/10/2008

I notice that many people on this site are advocating internally ingesting borax as a cure for various problems. This is not a good thing to promote, as borax is harmful when ingested. I use borax mixed with sugar as a natural ant killer - it kills off an ant problem in 2-3 days. This indicates a level of toxicity that shouldn't be treated lightly. When I cook up the mixture, I wear gloves and a facemask to prevent breathing in the fumes. The following excerpt about borax toxicity is from Wikipedia:

Start of excerpt:

"Borax, sodium tetraborate decahydrate, is not acutely toxic. Its LD50 (median lethal dose) score is tested at 2.66 g/kg in rats. This does not mean that it is safe, merely that a significant dose of the chemical is needed to cause severe symptoms or death. Simple exposure can cause respiratory and skin irritation. Ingestion may cause gastrointestinal distress including nausea, persistent vomiting, abdominal pain, and diarrhea. Effects on the vascular system and brain include headaches and lethargy, but are less frequent. "In severe poisonings, a beefy red skin rash affecting palms, soles, buttocks and scrotum has been described. With severe poisoning, erythematous and exfoliative rash, unconsciousness, respiratory depression, and renal failure."

...Boric acid solutions used as an eye wash or on abraded skin are known to be especially toxic to infants, especially after repeated use because of its slow elimination rate."

End of excerpt.

Note the use of the words "acutely toxic". Just because Borax isn't acutely toxic does not mean that it isn't toxic, just that it doesn't kill immediately. Please don't fool around with internally ingesting this stuff - it may seem like a harmless white powder that seems to do some good, but there are good reasons why it's banned as an additive to foodstuffs in many countries.

General Feedback
Posted by Amentothat! (Louisville, Kentucky) on 04/06/2010

I just had to say, AMEN to that! Just think of the money that they are making on hormones, estrogen, progesterone, testosterone, and VIAGARA! Folks it is NOT A BILLION DOLLAR INDUSTRY FOR NOTHING! I've spent less on pharmaceuticals since finding EARTHCLINIC, and I'm trying borax tomorrow!

My daughter has flouride poisoning, mottled teeth, she's 14 and it is a shame! I've been ill for the same amount of time when the spots started occuring on her teeth. I wish borax could fix her teeth! Could there possibly be a connection between my illness and her teeth????


General Feedback
Posted by Mark (Wichita, Ks) on 06/06/2010

Though Wikipedia is often helpful as a place to start researching something, it bothers me that people are so ready to accept what is there just because it is there. Wikipedia's content is placed there by people like you and I. Some is wonderful and some is total garbage.


General Feedback
Posted by Nimo (Taipei, Noidea, Taiwan) on 06/06/2010

cannot agree more with you....most of peoples don't really understand how it work wikipedia.


Fungal Infections
Posted by Kimmi (Park City-wichita, Ks) on 09/01/2011 11 posts
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Yesterday I tried the Borax as suggested (1/8 tsp. To 1 litre of water) and got THE WORST cramping diarrhea EVER. Today my right kidney hurts severely and my sinuses are very painful. When I eat, I have a searing pain up over my right eye, into my forehead. I'm very unhappy over this, as I was really hoping for something that would help my rosacea and the possible fibromyalgia I suffer. :(

Ohh, well.. I guess I will use the rest for laundry and around the house!


Fungal Infections
Posted by Danielson (Qc) on 04/26/2017

A bit late in the game, but wish Lilly Margate could post a follow-up on her initial post along with other things she may have tried.


Fungal Infections
Posted by Jennifer (Michigan) on 04/14/2018

I'm gonna take a wild guess here and say that not all types of borax are safe for internal consumption.


Parasites
Posted by Mary (Milwaukee, Wi) on 06/15/2008

Started your remedy with Borax, h202 baking soda celtic salt...started having worms come out in my stool...white stringy... inch or so...any thoughts?

EC: We will send this to Ted for response! In the meantime, can you please tell us exactly how much of each ingredient you were taking? Thanks.

Skin
Posted by Olivia (Columbus, Ohio) on 03/27/2009

information regarding borax treatments and the human body:

Simple exposure can cause respiratory and skin irritation. Ingestion may cause gastrointestinal distress including nausea, persistent vomiting, abdominal pain, and diarrhea. Effects on the vascular system and brain include headaches and lethargy, but are less frequent. "In severe poisonings, a beefy red skin rash affecting palms, soles, buttocks and scrotum has been described. With severe poisoning, erythematous and exfoliative rash, unconsciousness, respiratory depression, and renal failure." [7]

I would recomend to all persons interested in any borax treatment to fully research the product before using.


Yeast Infections
Posted by Sonya (DFW, TX) on 01/28/2009

Several years ago, I went in for my annual exam, and was told that they couldn't do a PAP because I had a yeast infection. I was dismayed -- "but I always have one", I said. The Doctor, bless his heart said that he would prescribe boric acid boluses for me. He prepared them himself and they were available from a pharmacy down the street. I protested a little that nothing ever worked for me, EVER... not permanently anyways.

He told me that he had never seen a repeat case in anyone that he had prescribe the boluses to. Well, I used them and guess what? It's been four years with no yeast infections! I will never use the stupid cream stuff again. If I ever need to, I may make the boluses myself using the cosmetic grade borax and cocoa butter. But -- I haven't had to and hopefully won't!


Yeast Infections
Posted by Sandy (Vienna, Austria) on 05/27/2013

YEA, you are mentioning "borax" and "boric acid" in your post. Isn't there a difference?

Another thing that I don't quite understand: Borax is alkaline, right? But the pH of the vagina is supposed to be acid. E.G. Many woman get yeast infections because the sperm is alkaline, which messes up their vaginal environment. How can an alkaline substance cure an infection caused by a disturbed environment?

But if you say it worked I'm gonna give it a shot anyways. But how do I know if the borax/boric acid that I buy is the one you used for your treatment? Do you have a chemical formular or any other specific information or something?

I have no idea where to buy this stuff in Austria... Does anybody have experiences with the borax from ebay?

Thanks.


Yeast Infections
Posted by Somegirlontheinternet (Sacramento, Ca) on 07/22/2014

So, I had been wondering this same thing, and I think I figured it out. This is based on nothing more than speculation however I believe that Boric Acid is what people are referring to using vaginally, and Borax internally (uhhh.. by mouth. lol.. I guess technically they are both internally, but you know what I mean). One of the big differences is that one is acidic (like the vagina) and the other is alkaline. I'd recommend just using Boric Acid vaginally since it has such a well proven track record. My guess is that some people aren't aware they are two different things and are inaccurately using Borax in place of Boric Acid. Just a guess. Internally (by mouth) Borax is supposed to help clear up candida though so I'm sure using both at the same time should help clear it up from the symptom location (vagina) and the root location (intestinal track).

Just my thoughts but I could be wrong.


Yeast Infections
Posted by Rachel (Gloucestershire) on 08/29/2017

Hi Sophia

I am keen to know how you got on with your vaginal coconut oil/borax treatment for yeast infection? I have chronic problems too. Hope to hear your feedback sometime.


Multiple Cures
Posted by Raquel (West Palm Beach, FL) on 07/23/2009

Hi Middlebunny, by what you say it could be that you have a systemic fungal infestation so besides the things you're doing perhaps you should follow an anti-candida/fungal diet. It can't hurt to try, you would know whether it's making a difference or not during the first few weeks anyway.

I've read that since garlic can kill bad bacteria it can also kill the good ones so maybe that's why you were having gas, maybe you could alternate its use with taking a good probiotic or eating a good plain yogurt every day.

Since most of the damage to our health due to fungi comes from the mycotoxins they produce I recommend that you take several grams of Vit. C and 100-150 mg. of zinc each day, these nutrients have the ability of neutralizing different types of mycotoxins. Other antioxidants, vit. D, selenium and calcium have similar activity too (taken from http://www.orthomolecular.org/library/jom/1998/articles/1998-v13n04-p244.shtml).


Multiple Cures
Posted by Erika (Grand Junction, Co) on 11/24/2013

I'm a big fan of garlic too. I hate to taste it with out it being in amazing food. so when I take it I just crack the head of garlic and get the little cloves and swallow like pills. I can hardly taste it and it doesn't seem to give me bad breath. I've had some tremendous success with using essential oil on balancing hormones.. Just something to look into in the future. God bless your efforts, you're on the right track taking your health back into your hands.


Hair and Scalp
Posted by Rena (Mineral Bluff, Georgia, Usa) on 01/27/2010

Hi Earth Clinic Readers,

I just want to inform readers that my beautician did finally tell me that she could tell my hair is getting dry, so I had to cut back on the use of borax and use regular shampoo and conditioner again. Still good stuff to use, but just not as often, Peace, Rena.


Hair and Scalp
Posted by Marie (Clover. Sc) on 07/17/2014

Thank God I found this site. I've been to 5 Drs and they said no infestation but little black things fall out of my hair. What can I do?


Hair and Scalp
Posted by Dave (Fountain Inn, Sc) on 07/18/2014

Hello Marie from Clover

Re mites...

Go to Earth Clinic's "Ailments" section and click to "M" and scroll to "Mites"...

378 posts are there to give you lots of information.


Hair and Scalp
Posted by Mark (Canada) on 03/23/2015

This is to your question about your brother-in-law's bone chip. I had two bone spurs on my fingers and I ran rife frequencies for bone spurs in a frequency program I made for a PC and used the rife frequencies I found online and I woke up one morning and the bone spurs were gone. I was quite pleased.


Hair and Scalp
Posted by Brooke (Illinois) on 06/20/2015

I am having a hard time locating the exact protocol regarding borax. My 5 yr old daughter has a fungal infection on her scalp. Ted replied to me to used a borax saturated solution, but I still haven't read exactly what ratio to use for topical use. Lastly night I mixed 1/8 tsp with 1 liter of water and rinsed her hair and let sit for 5 min, then rinsed off with reverse osmosis water. so could someone please help me...I'd greatly appreciate it as her scalp has been suffering for a year and it's really been stressful for our family. Here are my questions.

1)What ratio do I use topically?

2) Do I only mix with water? or include something else..I've been reading about the dryness?

3) How often do I do this? I read something about 4 days on 2 days off?

4) Do I use this as the/instead of the shampoo (we always use natural/minimal shampoo) ? Do I leave borax on or rinse off?


Hair and Scalp
Posted by Om (Hope, Bc Canada) on 06/21/2015

Dear Mama to Many ----

Your response resonates well with me specially since my big water dog has the red mange again and Neem Oil did not made the grade even though it may have interrupted their breeding cycle. I will use your goat remedy.

For my hair I will add Dr. Christopher's black walnut oil treatment. Being vegan for a year did much damage to my metabolism and am living vegetarian with goats milk again, hoping my hair will grow again and my body will recover.

As to turmeric, I have had a glass hot goat milk with one tsp. turmeric twice a day for two weeks now and on some days the turmeric elixir that I posted on EC recently.

This was to mitigate muscle pain from an old injury from the groin of my right leg down to the entire leg. Gradually the pain is diminishing as well I feel more flexibility. But the unexpected results with the "Golden Queen" is the disappearance of three abscesses causing trouble and now all is quiet. I did not expect that.

Also, in the last two days I perceived turmeric working in both breasts, which reminds me of Ayurvedic medical comments that T. will prevent and heal breast cancer. This can be felt if one is resting very quietly. I also have an inflammation from the old injury in my groin and it is also diminishing.

This is good news and so pleasant to administer.

Namaste, Om


Hair and Scalp
Posted by Mama To Many (Tennessee) on 06/22/2015

Dear Om,

I always love to hear of your successes and progress. While I am not surprised at the great results you are getting with turmeric, it always makes me happy to hear more good news with it!

Regarding treating your dog with mange - we did also use hydrogen peroxide in the mix with borax and water as per Ted's mange treatment. It seems that his borax treatment for scalp infections in humans does not include the peroxide.

Love,

~Mama~


Hair and Scalp
Posted by Om (Hope, Bc Canada) on 06/22/2015

To James (Frostburg) ---

I read your post with interest. You also mentioned that you had good results using this mixture on your dogs. Other versions use H202 but my dog has a most beautiful black wavy coat and I cannot bring myself to ruin it. I did one treatment but will also make a spray. Thanks for posting.

Namaste, Om


Hair and Scalp
Posted by Rick (Los Angeles, California) on 08/10/2015

Hello everyone,

The layout of this site is very confusing to me and I am not certain that I am posting correctly.

Thanks for all of the useful information, it is much appreciated. I have couple of questions.

I've only read about half of the borax thread and I am interested in doing a borax shampoo for my scalp issues.

Questions:

1. What is the exact recipe for the borax shampoo/ wash? From what I gather it would be 2 cups hot water and one tablespoon of borax.

2. How long do I leave it in?

That's about it! I plan on doing the ingestion with water method later, but I want to experiment with this first. Thanks again everyone!


Hair and Scalp
Posted by Rick (Los Angeles, California) on 09/08/2015

Thanks for the response Dave. I am finding the site easier to navigate the more that I use it.


Rough Feet
Posted by Jessica (Forest, VA, USA) on 12/19/2007
5 out of 5 stars

I'm insulin resistant, so I have alot of the same problems that diabetics do, including rough feet. I've tried so many scrubs and files and lotions in hopes of softening my feet. I suspect that I also have a systemic Candida infection, so I thought Borax would be good for my itchy feet. It worked wonderfully! My feet were so soft after I got out of the shower and have not been itching since. Once you get your feet nice and soft, you'll want to follow with a good moisturizer: that's where my next project lies.

Rough Feet
Posted by Blackbeltbty (Goodyear, Arizona) on 08/05/2009

A really good skin softener for your feet would be to use 1/4 cup of castor oil, 1/4 cup of olive oil and 1/4 cup of mineral oil and 7 drops of a lemon essential oil for fragrance. I had the same problem and combined this mixture along with using the borax and the results were unbelievable! I hope it works for you as well.


Hair and Scalp
Posted by Shauna (sandwich, ma) on 04/13/2009

Sounds like a stupid and superficial question is it safe for color treated hair? I would love to try this remedy internaly and externaly but i am so scared. Also has anyone had experience with borox and dogs with pnemonia if so please post.


Hair and Scalp
Posted by Linda (Detroit, MI USA) on 05/28/2009

I used 20 Mule Borax on my color treated hair (1/2 cup disolved in 1 liter water) and experienced some fall out the first few times. If you have thick hair, I wouldn't worry too much since I think it was more or less because the hair was already damaged. Now it doesn't affect it at all when I used it.


Hair and Scalp
Posted by Rachel (Indianapolis, IN) on 06/10/2009

Thanks for your feedback! I will give that a try! Do you make a water/Borax solution to use on your hair and body? If so, what are the measurements you use? Thanks again!


Hair and Scalp
Posted by Tally (Valencia, Ca) on 04/20/2015

I had alot of small bumps behind my upper arms, which a Naturopath said indicates Candida, so I took an anti-candida product and that's all I took, and it was gone well within 2 months. No special diets, etc. Love the stuff. Hope you try it & have the same experience.


General Feedback
Posted by Kristy (Lansing, Michigan) on 10/17/2007

Hi...I was just reading the Borax page to a friend of mine and saw something a little startling in the testimony by Julie from New York dated 10/12/07. She writes that she used 1/8 of a tablespoon. The dosages I've read have said 1/8 to 1/4 of a teaspoon. I don't know if it's enough of a difference to matter but I thought I should bring it to your attention so you could figure it out. Thanks!

EC: EC: Thank you, Kristy! You are right -- the correct dosage is 1/8th teaspoon, not tablespoon!


Rosacea
Posted by Julie (New York, NY) on 10/12/2007
3 out of 5 stars

Worked Temporarily

I left feedback for borax saying that it worked for my rosacea and seborrheic dermatitis. It worked initially but it came back today. So I detract my initial claims in the feedback I left yesterday. Thanks.


Rosacea
Posted by Anthony (Philadelphia, USA) on 07/21/2008

I have yeast spores/seb derm too. It all over my scalp, beard, and face. Nothing works. I do have ulcerative proctitis too. What should I do? Thx!



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