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Borax Baths

Posted by Vital Salts (San Diego Ca) on 09/11/2013
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For those having issues ingesting Borax I would suggest bathing. I had major healing bathing using various mineral salts in a hot bath for an hour a day for six weeks. I had been diagnosed with lyme and associated co infections including candida and cleared most if not all symptoms using bath salts, citrus (vit. C) and hydrogen peroxide in combination topically. I used Borax, Epsom, sea salts and dead sea salts together. I would also add half a bottle of Hydrogen peroxide and scrub my skin with citrus. I used about 4 cups total salt per bath. Soaking the neck and thyroid seems important and I cleared lumps around my thyroid and all sorts of skin anomalies. Whenever I feel sick again from environmental toxins and parasites I just take a few baths a week and it clears my system. I was sick for 8 years and tried western and non-traditional treatments and nothing worked like this bath formula. I never ate borax but did increase ingesting mineral salts, Vitamin C and MSM. I also like to put Borax in my work boots. I noticed a detox from this.

Replied by Yasha
Imnaha, Or
10/11/2013

Simple question: How much borax to put in bath? Don't want all that other info. Just HOW MUCH BORAX IN A BATH????? Cannot find a simple answer to a simple question in all of this website! Not really very helpful.

Anon
Anon
06/08/2017

Be nice please.

Replied by Dave
Fountain Inn, Sc
10/11/2013

Hello Yasha from Imnaha,

You ask how much borax for the bath:

One tablespoon.

If drinking, use 1/20th of a teaspoon in a gallon of water and drink throughout two days.

Yasha there is not an exact science on this. But if you read the material about oral consumption you'll see that VERY little is required. By extension I use proportionally the same for a bath. The absorption will be less than orally consumed but spread throughout the body allows for a diverse transfer to different regions. Less but better applied. Same idea for Epsom Salts baths. I can orally take a magnesium supplement (and I do) but also there is a broader or wider absorption with Salts baths. A very ancient remedy to many maladies.

Best to you,

Dave

Replied by Mama To Many
Tennessee, Usa
10/11/2013

My husband did some borax baths and he used 1 cup per bath. I will say he had no ill effects. He didn't do this long term.

~Mama to Many~

Replied by Baldev
Maharashtra, India
10/12/2013
191 posts

Hi Yasha,

On this site Ted has recommended 1/4 tea spoon for men and 1/8 tea spoon of borax for women with 1/4 tea spoon of sea salt in one liter of water to be consumed through the day for internal use. Therefore, for bath one cup of borax should be ideal to get some benifit of borax for any health problem you are looking forward, may be don't soak for too long but I feel the concentration should be adequate to get the benefit.

Good Luck

Baldev

Replied by Timh
Ky, Usa
10/12/2013
2111 posts

I have been using 1/4 cup Borax in hot baths for many months now, in addition to many other major & trace minerals w/ only temporary results. Last time I took 750mg Lufenuron prior to bath and did seem to have better results for my fungal issue. Also, as for combination therapy, I have taken Berberine following the bath which seemed to improve the situation.

Replied by Jacquelyn
Ny
10/13/2016

Borax can take glyphosate and radiation out of the body when soaking in it. I would not do anything less than 1/4 cup. You can do a half to a cup mixing it with epsom salt, baking soda or regular salts that will help draw it in through the skin. When drinking it, begin with 1/8 tsp in a qt. or liter of water. Some use distilled, I dont. Just dont use city water. You can increase to 1/4 tsp.

EC: Ted's recommended dosage for borax is 1/8 teaspoon in a liter of water for women and 1/4 teaspoon borax in a liter of water for men once daily 5 days a week.

Replied by Clara
Colorado
10/30/2016

How much borax should I use in a borax bath? Thanks

Replied by Cazzy
Melbourne
02/22/2018

Is a boron foot bath recommended for arthritis joint pain? If so, would a boron supplement capsule dissolved in water work? And how long to soak recommended?

Replied by David
Chadron, Nebraska
04/02/2018

Indeed. Yasha is about 78 years old now if she's still drawing breath, and is/was living in one of the most sparsely-populated, isolated areas of these United States of America in far northeastern Oregon (I used to live in the same county a few years back). A different breed of people live there, the very few who do, and the modern world has a tendency to confound them. Am not meaning this harshly or being mean. It's simply the way things are there. Good people, but their minds are generally made up and they can confuse when given facts. Go there, you'll see. Gorgeous country, Hell's Canyon area.

On another note, all of the vast amount of ideas, experiences, and knowledge here are quite likely helping to extend my life at present, having fought a couple of cancers all naturally for pushing 6 years here now (bladder and prostate). The borax has been incredibly effective in keeping my system on the slightly alkaline side, a critical part of my chosen therapies. It's kept the cancers from being able to grow.

Important, and respectfully- a little borax goes a long way. In my estimation- 1/8th teaspoon of borax in a quart/liter of water per day may well be too much for many if not most people. One quarter of this amount is likely fine, 1/32nd teaspoon (that is- one measured "smidgeon") dissolved well into a quart or liter of clean water per day is a strong alkalizing solution, still requiring a couple of days off each week.

And thank you one and all for spending the time to share and thus help many others. Had I gone the conventional medicine ways there would have been no way that I could have spent the last half a decade living life to the fullest. Thank you EarthClinic.

Sally
Washington
10/05/2018

Since 1/32 of a teaspoon would be difficult to measure, could perrson just mix up a liter of water with the 1/8t tsp of borax but only drink a portion of that water a day, perhaps 12 cup or 1 cup?


Borax Capsules

Posted by Seth (West Virginia) on 03/17/2014

Good day, I have a question regarding borax intake. I was thinking about putting my borax in a gelatin capsule to make intake easier. I normally mix my borax with water. If I were to change over to capsule intake would I still get all the benefits, or is a water mixture better?

Replied by Jens
Vancouver
07/24/2015
5 out of 5 stars

I have been taking gelcaps of 20 mule team borax which is about 11% boron mixed 50% with magnesium citrate. The caps full are about 0.5 gram, or 0.25 g borax or about 0.0275 g which would be about 27.5 mg. I feel that when taken it helps with sleeping better waking up less stiff and less sore. If I don't take them a few days later I am reminded first thing in the AM.

Replied by Sue
Georgia
07/23/2017

I'm looking at gelcaps on Amazon and seeing sizes like 0 and 00. What size gelcap are you using for the amounts in your comment? Thanks!!

Replied by Amanda
California
09/21/2017

I accidentally swallowed a gel cap of boric acid which is slightly different than borax ( I think a little more acidic). It was supposed to be a vaginal suppository but I swallowed it by mistake. I was terrified because of what I read on the internet. It said I should get my stomach pumped and run to a poison control center. I stayed calm and waited for symptoms before I took action. The only symptoms I experienced was clarity of mind, clarity in my gut, total disappearance of cravings for chocolate and sugar and meat. Weight loss, glowing skin, more flexibility in my body and less tightness in my hips. :-) I swallowed one capsule only and it's been 2 months and I've continued to look and feel amazing. People comment all the time on how I look better than ever. It's now been about 10 weeks and I'm starting to have some sugar cravings for the first time. I dreamt about chocolate chip cookies last night :-0 I feel like it's time to do another cleanse and try borax instead of boric acid. And trying to decide if I should drink the diluted version or try doing a capsule again. My experience was that one capsule which probably contained about half a teaspoon of boric acid lasted me for 2 months. It seems like it might be a lot to do that daily unless you have really severe symptoms. Any thoughts anyone?

Replied by Dave
Fountain Innc
09/21/2017

Yes, Amanda; I have a thought on the Boric acid "event"... some of the most amazing scientific discoveries have been made by accident. If you did try the Boric acid again, I'd try a very small amount to see if it produced a bit of the same good effect without having a bad reaction. You might have just been lucky the first time.


Posted by Alakhi (Mt) on 11/16/2013

I have a question regarding Borax. I do not like the taste. I was wondering if it would be effective to take borax in a capsule as an alternative? I grew up in a moldy envirnment and have had problems with pcos, acne, hirstism, energy, food allergies, candida, etc.

Replied by Prioris
Fl
11/16/2013

You can put borax in a capsule or just keep diluting it in more water until it is palatable.

Replied by Ken B
Scotland
03/11/2018

Try mixing it in with lemon water or juice :)


Borax Contraindications

Posted by Raghu (India) on 10/08/2017

Is Borax recommended when you have Jaundice which is also part of autoimmune disorder?


Posted by Richard (Nevada) on 09/12/2014
5 out of 5 stars

Does anyone know if a person who had a triple by-pass, including 2 stents placed in heart area can use Borax? One of my stents was medicated back then, even had a recall? But with this surgery came severe Insomnia, probably from Plavix. Plavix I found out latter is a treatment for maybe 6 months, I was on it for 8 yrs? No one said a word, so I think this maybe caused the insomnia? Please help.


Borax Dosages

Posted by Shannon (Ga) on 10/30/2019

How long is it safe or advisable to drink the borax solution? Are we talking weeks, months, years?


Posted by Deirdre (LA) on 10/10/2019
5 out of 5 stars

My new borax protocol, working fabulously..

A pinch of borax in 4 ounces of water.

Taken two times a day. By pinch, I mean if you were to reach into a salt jar and pinch just enough salt to sprinkle on an entree, about that much. (Don't ask me to count the granules!) I spent the past 10 years on and off doing Ted's 1/8 teaspoon of borax in 1 liter of water. However, a pinch 1-2 times a day seems to be the perfect amount for me. I do the first dose on an empty stomach in the morning. 5 days on and take the weekend off. I was inspired by the post on Earth Clinic in the borax cures section to try the pinch after reading where someone wrote about how they generously sprinkled borax on their food every meal. No side effects with this pinch dosage! Previously borax made me feel upset for absolutely no reason like other women have mentioned here and there on the site. With the pinch of borax, after less than a day I feel light on my feet and have no joint pain lingering after strenuous karate training.

What an amazing remedy.


Posted by Mike (Virginia, United States) on 10/05/2019

Greetings all, I just found this site yesterday; however, I bought Borax when I first heard about using it for health purposes, but never used any because I had no pressing health issues at the time and did not realize it's benefits for detoxing. Now I thinking about starting to use it as a foot soak for swollen gums and detox. I got rid of the causal toothache with Oil of Oregano, but the swelling has persisted. Two questions if I may. I'm currently taking two droppers of Lugol's 2% per day and was wondering if starting the Borax soaks one day after stopping Lugol's seems OK? Also, any suggestions on a good starting point for how much Borax to use in the foot soak? From the side effects page I came away with, a pinch and up? Any input will be greatly appreciated. Mike

Replied by Charity
Faithville, Us
10/06/2019

I don't have the answer to your question but I found I needed chanca piedra (stonebreaker) when doing the foot soaks with pinch of borax for one hour one day a week. I use selenium or brazil nut when using the iodine. Others have soaked in larger amounts with no side effects. Horsetail (silica ) is also needed to regulate calcium. D-3 with K-2 and magnesium. As far as gums swollen. Comfrey tincture helps. I put a drop on the gum., or a few drops on the face around the problem area of the mouth and let it penetrate. Activated charcoal helps, put tiny amount in mouth and let it soak up the problem and then spit and do it again. Maximum. GSE with citricidal helps, 1 blob drop in little water and mix and swish in mouth and swallow. Castor oil helps, 1/4-1/2 tsp swish around in mouth , spit repeat and I swallow because a lot of teeth stuff is coming from gut issues. I also put it on my face above problem area at bedtime...messy stuff but works. Tumeric helps, I put it on my eggs daily. I would also encourage you to speak what you want to happen and not what is going on at the moment because words are powerful. Imagine pictures of what you want to see it become. I got an old picture of myself and put it in front of me when symptoms attack it makes it easier to imagine the goal I want. I think I can.....oh yes I know I can and I am. I overcome and my body is always healing itself and renewing my youth.

Mike
United States
10/11/2019

Thanks Charity, I'm up to 1/4 teaspoon in foot soak and the gum swelling seems to be going down. A couple more days and then a break and then back on the Lugol's or maybe oral Borax. Mike

Charity
Faithville, Us
10/12/2019

I just want to add that any neck /spinal issue that affects circulation of nerves and blood flow to mouth /digestio can wreak havoc on the mouth. The spine affects the life of the nerves and organs connected to it. I had problems with neck. John Bergman youtube teachings are amazing on the spine . As far as that goes mineral salts and adequate water and I do hormone balancing . Dr, John Lee teachings were my favorite .What your doc may not tell you. Too much estrogen causes muscle tension and cancer can grow.. Cortisol the stress hormone is also a culprit to dental health and Eric Berg , You tube seems to have the best teachings on how to reverse that. May your smile radiate with perfect health . Put the fire out and then figure out what started it.


Posted by Christine (USA) on 05/22/2019

Hello, I want to point out that according to https://www.aqua-calc.com/calculate/weight-to-volume 1000 mg equalts 0.12 tsp or close to 1/8 tsp and not 1/4 tsp as mentioned "¼ teaspoon (940 mg ~ 1,000 mg) of borax" in your article. "The density of borax is 1.73 gram/cm^3. A gram therefore has a volume of 0.58 cm^3. However a teaspoon is 5cm^3. Therefore 1 gram of borax is about a tenth of a teaspoon. Or if you prefer: 1 teaspoon full of borax is about 9 gram" So 1/4 tsp should have approx. 226 mg of boron. Please advise if you agree. Thank you, Christine

Replied by Will
Vancan
11/08/2019

How fine or coarse your borax is granulated would affect density in practice, I would think, negligible or not I'm not sure


Posted by Tim A. (Taiwan) on 05/04/2019
5 out of 5 stars

Hello, I was wondering if you knew how much elemental boron is in one teaspoon of borax powder? Or how much boron is in 6 grams of borax powder? I'm a little confused about the math. If one teaspoon of borax powder is about 6 grams, then how can you get multiple 3 gram doses of boron in the water concentrate recipe? If you start out with only 6 grams of borax powder, then you probably wouldn't have more than 3 grams of boron in the quart of distilled water "concentrate". Thanks, Tim

Replied by Josef
Chiapas, Mexico
08/07/2020

That's an easy calculation... if borax formula is Na2B4O7*10H2O, elemental boron is 11.33% of formula. Thus, 6 grams x 0.1133 = 0.6798

As an engineer/chemist, I prefee to do everything by weight than by teaspoons. Cheers.


Posted by Val (Switzerland) on 03/23/2019
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RE: BORAX dosages Hi I just watched you video on how to prepare borax solution and cannot make sense of the dosages you have there. Here in front of me I have a precise scale for mg and cup to measure the ml. So 1tsp is about 5ml. One levelled teaspoon of borax is around 4g which is 4000mg. 1L of water is 1000ml which is 200 tsp serving. Thus 1tsp serving is 4000mg/200 = 20mg which is NOT 2mg. for the Ted's formula it is not 110mg but 1000mg. Can you please clarify? I wonder if it will make any difference if I take just 2mg when you actually reported the healing effect at 20mg. Thank you

Replied by Val
Switzerland
03/23/2019

sorry for the confusion, just spotted that actually the boron is just 11% in the borax which makes your calculation OK. Regards Val


Posted by Rob (Brisbane, Australia) on 08/20/2018
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Just a very important note:

The suggested borax doses are very inaccurate! They are based on the premise that a teaspoon of borax is 4 grams. The weight of Borax is NOT 4gm per Teaspoon, it's actually 8.65gm per metric teaspoon, which means you're taking more than double the stated 113mg and 56mg.

In actual fact,

1/8 tsp = 119mg of boron

1/4 tsp = 238 mg of boron

(BORON, not BORAX)

Please don't just cut and paste information without verifying its accuracy!

Replied by Art
California
08/20/2018
675 posts

Rob,

It is my understanding that borax contains 11.36% boron. I use a "level full" 1/4th teaspoon bakers measuring spoon (USA) to measure my borax. The 1/4th spoon, when measured with a digital scale, shows on average, 970 mg of which 11.36% is boron. If I multiply 970 mg x .1136 (11.36%) = 110.192 mg of boron in my 1/4th teaspoon or about 110 mg per 1/4th teaspoon dose and about 55 mg of boron per 1/8th teaspoon dose. These are the two doses recommended by Ted on this website.

Based on this, I do not understand how you arrived at the figures in your post showing more than double what I calculate for these two doses. I get that different types of spoons from around the world may vary in their accuracy or actual size, but If I am also using a digital scale in conjunction with the spoon for verification, how can I be that far off? What am I doing wrong?

Https://uknowledge.uky.edu/cgi/viewcontent.cgi?article=1205&context=pss_notes

Art

Replied by Art
California
08/21/2018
675 posts

Based on the fact that measuring spoons can vary depending on where you are in the world, it may be more accurate to describe Ted's Borax protocol in terms of milligrams per dose instead of in fractional teaspoon measurements. The 1/4 teaspoon dose delivers approximately 970 mg while the 1/8th teaspoon dose delivers approximately 485 mg. While the 1/8th and 1/4 teaspoon doses work fine here in the US, people from many other country's come to EC and their measuring spoons may be significantly different than ours!

Based on the known toxicity of borax, both of these doses fall well below that toxicity level.

Art

Replied by Clement M.
Botswana
08/31/2018

Please clarify how much 8 ounces is, in metric unit measurement ie, in millilitres or litres.

Joel
Colorado
09/29/2018

Clement, 8 ounces equals one quarter of a liter.

Replied by Virginia
Tasmania, Australia
09/16/2018

Hi Rob. I just weighed 1 tsp of borax obtained from Blants on my commercial scale and it weighs between 4 and 5 grams.....


Posted by Bryel (Rathdrum, Id) on 05/31/2018

I'm curious about the dosage to be taking, the doctor's office directions said to mix 2 TBSP Borax with 1 Liter of water and gulp morning and night. To me that meant 1 swallow in the morning and night. I did that for several days and then saw the video from you guys and now I am questioning their directions for dosage.

Replied by Rsw
Oh
06/01/2018

Ted suggested taking 1/8 teaspoonful in one liter of water and drinking that throughout the day, for women. 1/4 teaspoonful borax for a man in one liter water, consumed throughout the day. I believe someone figured out that this was still a fairly potent amount of boron, so 2T seems very high.

EC: Ted's 1/8 teaspoon in liter of water for women dosage amounts to 55mg of boron per day and the 1/4 teaspoon in liter of water for men dosage amounts to 113mg of boron per day.

Replied by Bill
The Philippines
06/02/2018

Hi Bryel...The borax dosages that EC quoted from Ted are quite correct. Also bear in mind that borax has the same toxicity profile as common table salt. When you take the male dose of 250 mgs of borax(1/4 tspn) you are only actually ingesting about 113 mgs of boron -- and the woman's borax dosage(1/8 tspn) is ony about 55 mgs of boron.

To further help you to understand the dosages, usefulness and importance of Borax for our bodies, you should watch this video:

The Boron and Borax Miracle (Dr Jorge Flechas)

I've also been using Ted's male Borax Water dosages on a regular basis for about the last 11 years (since 2007) without any problems at all -- and I'm 68 y o.


Posted by John (Michigan) on 11/15/2017
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Ok so for those having issues with Borax. I took 1/4 teaspoon in an 8 once glass of hot water about the temp you would make tea at. It was incredible each day pain seemed to melt away. About 3 weeks into this I started to get diarrhea. So I droped my dose from 1/4 teaspoon a day to 1/8 teaspoon a day and everything was good. Did improvements slow? Yes. Did my pain come back? No. I figure after a few months I will try moving back to 1/4 teaspoon a day.

Oh I am 44 years have had 3 ankle surgeries, a knee surgery, have diabetes, a leaking heart valve and a whole in half my sacrum from spinabifida. I have been terrible pain since age six and was told I would never walk again, never play sports again blah blah....Since I had the right knee of a 90 year old man at age 12 I played sports, lifted weights, climbed mountains etc.....

Oh I forgot about my broken spine and arthritis in multiple joints including my left hand. Slowly but surely I am reversing my type ii diabetes with diet and exercise. I am reversing my many issues with nutrients including Borax. I know what it is to go from squatting over 700lbs. bench pressing 475lbs. to barely being able to get out of the way of one's own shadow.

So just keep in mind that if a dose of Borax is too high and causes you side effects do not give up on it just cut the dose until the side effects go away. You can always build up but if you give up well all is lost! Take each day one day at a time. Think in terms of weeks, months, years, decades. You did not end up where you are instantly so it will likely take some time to turn things around.

As a fellow American I know we are short on patience as a Nation and want Instant Results but life does not work that way usually! Stay focused on the dream and just take one step towards it each day a marathon is not a huge intense sudden effort rather it is a series of moderate efforts repeated over and over and over again until you get to the end!

Be blessed!

-Sincerely, John.


Posted by Jen (San Antonio, Tx) on 02/01/2017
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Judging by the percentage of negative results on Ted's regimen, and the positive results my family has experienced, I would say it's probably safe to assume this dose is too high for the average person.

My family hast been taking only at most a 1/2 tsp in 5 gallons of water daily - there are 4 of us - we put it in our 5 gal dispenser along with some other minerals (favorite being Himalayan pink salt for its 88 minerals). My husband and I are over 50 and have no aches or pains caused by arthritis or rheumatism - and we have had our share of bone injuries in the past. Can't say it has helped the Candida on my part, I could probably stand to up the dose from here. This is the dose I started my husband and kids on and no problems at all - good benefits I can see. I hope you will try this to get your daily Boron, just start low, low, low. Good luck and God bless!

Replied by Linda
Omaha, Ne
04/04/2017

When you look at boron vitamin supplements, the amount is almost always around 3 mg. so I would think 56-113 mg. is way too much. A friend of mine always said just a pinch a day; which would make a lot more sense. If 1/8 tsp in 1 liter = 56mg. then use 10 liters instead to get it down to 5.6 mg.

Teresa
Oh
05/31/2018

IMHO 3 mg of boron is useless. Search YouTube for Dr Jorge Flechas videos on boron. He recommended to my dentist that I start with 90 for 3 months then dropping to 60 for 3 months. Then dropping to a maintenance dose of 30. Every time I decreased my knee started hurting. I had to wait six months for each decrease. I have put off knee replacement for three years and still going. Every time my RA flares up, I up my dose. Currently I am taking 150 mg to combat osteoporosis. According to Dr Flechas this is the dose his wife needed to reverse her osteoporosis. And My RA is doing great.

Sheila
Ky
11/03/2018

Teresa in Oh, wonderful news! How are you doing? How many tsps is in 150 mg please? I have arthritis in my spine from a failed Lumbar fusion! I am currently taking a very small amount of borax and want to increase my dose! Your post convinced me!

Replied by Linda
Omaha, Ne
04/04/2017

Jen,

My daughter got rid of candida by using Yst Management. I did not misspell it, that is how it is spelled.

Replied by Amanda
Braham
07/10/2017

I always add freshly squeezed lemon juice to my borax water mixture for taste and just to be sure I don't neutralize my stomach acid.

Replied by Ronnie
Ohio
11/25/2017

I thought the same thing I am reading online upper tolerable limit for boron is 20 mg a day, I broke out my smidgeon (1/32 tsp) measuring spoon and filled it about a third full..probably about 7 mg..if my calculations are right..

Replied by Beamer
Brisbane, Australia
03/27/2018

1/2 teaspoon between 4 people per day is 1/8 teaspoon each - which is what Ted recommends. So you are taking his dose.



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