Where to Buy Borax

| Modified: Feb 08, 2021
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Borax is a useful natural remedy for a variety of conditions in people and pets. Once you discover that borax may help your health condition, you are faced with the challenge of where to buy it.

Around the world, borax can be found in a variety of places. Grocery stores, drug stores, chemist shops and compounding pharmacies are all possible places to look for borax. Because borax has many uses other than laundry. Borax is used in ceramic making, glass making and metal joining.

There are many sources online that also carry borax. You may need to search for borax under some of its alternate names. They are all the same borax.

Alternate Names for Borax

  • Sodium Borate
  • Sodium Tetraborate
  • Disodium Tetraborate

Perhaps the most popular source of borax is "20 Mule Team Borax." This is found in the laundry aisle of larger grocery stores. It contains only borax and is commonly used as a laundry booster. Sometimes borax found in the laundry aisle will smell as if it has fragrance added to it. This is because the chemical fragrances in laundry products nearby have been absorbed by the borax. If your borax has an odor, place it in a cool dry place to "air out" and usually the smell will dissipate over time.

Our readers have shared with us many sources of borax and  their own creativity in figuring out where to buy it locally or online.

Please read on to find a source of borax that is convenient for you.

If you have found a source for borax that is not yet listed, we would love for you to share it with us!


Spain

Posted by EddiE (Alicante) on 02/07/2021

Would love to try Borax, but unable to get it here in Spain. If it ships from the USA, the P&P is so more than the price of the Borax. Any suggestions?

Replied by Art
(California)
02/07/2021
810 posts

Hi EddiE,

The US and Turkey are the largest producers of borax in the world. Perhaps it will be cheaper to have it shipped from Turkey since it is much closer to Spain. Here is one possible link to give you an idea:

https://www.ubuy.com.tr/en/brand/borax?q=borax&brand=borax

Art

Replied by Jos
(Portugal)
02/08/2021

You can buy here:

https://plena-natura.pt/index.php?route=product/product&product_id=245

It's from Portugal but sends to Spain.


Spain
Posted by Ritario (Torrevieja, Spain) on 10/16/2016

Hi, having read the use of Borax re: Lupus, I went along to my local farmacia, explained that I wanted 'pure', the pharmacist checked out the availability and informed me that yes he could order it. I collected it and checked out the information on the label. Though bought in Spain, it was supplied by France and the information is as follows:-

Sodium Borato

  • pH solution 9.4
  • Sulfatos <= 50 ppm
  • Arsenico < 5 ppm
  • Calcio <=100 ppm
  • Metales pesados <= 25 ppm
  • Amonio <= 10 ppm
  • Valoracion (Acido Base) 100.3%

I am rather nervous of the above information and have spent hours researching if what I have bought is 'normal'.

I would be very grateful if 'Ted' or any other knowledgeable person could offer me some guidence as to the safety or normality of my purchase.

I only found Earth Clinic recently but am very impressed. Thanks at least for spending the time to read my post.

Replied by Katie
(Boston)
10/20/2016

As long as its only ingredient is Sodium Tetraborate, you should be fine. I use 20 Mule Team and it does not have a chemical breakdown printed on the box like your does, but I assume it's the same product.


Sweden

Posted by Ylva (Sweden) on 09/20/2018

Hi, do you know wher I can get borax, I live in sweden and it is not avaible on uk.amazon. or can you show me a brand on uk.amazon that is right sort? Lots of love from ylva

Replied by Mmsg
(Somewhere, Europe)
09/21/2018

Ylva, in Europe most countries have "chemical stores" that sell mainly paints etc. But some include very many basic chemicals. I ask for "sodium tetraborate".