Where to Buy Borax in Australia

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Posted by PatD (Clifton, Qld) on 03/11/2022

Can any brand of Borax be used?

Replied by Art
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In their description sheet it is described as:


>>> ' Ingredients CAS No Conc, % TWA (mg/m3 ) STEL (mg/m3 ) Sodium tetraborate decahydrate 1303-96-4 pure * 5 not set ' <<<

In this link, the term "Sodium tetraborate decahydrate" is one of the names of borax :


So if their ingredients are what they say they are, it is borax.


Posted by Cher (Gold Coast, Queensland) on 06/18/2016

I'm wondering if the labeled Borax available here in Australia as a multi-purpose cleaner, stain remover & deodoriser is safe to ingest? It is made by "Bare Essentials", developed with "shannon lush" and marketed by Pascoe's, 13 Casino St, Welshpool, Western Australia 6106 - www.pascoes.com.au.

The label states it contains 990g/kg Borax and comes in a 500g container.

Is there anyone living in Australia, who has posted on this website that knows of, or has used, this particular product internally.

I would be most grateful for any responses.

Thanks, Cher

Replied by Frances
(Cabarlah, Qld.)

Cher, Harper's powdered Borax is available at IGA (at least in Qld.) about $5 for 500g. I now buy it in bulk from Blants Wellbeing and Lifestyle, Earlwood, NSW. I take it according to Ted's protocol, 1/8th tsp. in a litre of water, 4 days a week. I believe there are two deposit sources in the world, one in China and one in Turkey. Hope this helps.

Replied by Lyn Smith
(Nsw. Australia)

Bunnings now have Borax. 1 kg -$5.50

Replied by Paldrin

Hi Everyone, thanks for the info on here.

I have been looking for Borax in Oz lately. Dr Klinghardt advised in his seminar in Sydney recently to dip your pinky finger in Borax each day and eat it (something he says an aussie naturopath got him onto). He also said to put in your laundry if you want to absorb through the skin. He said Boron supplements are not as good.

The lady at Woolworths checked on their system and said they are not carrying it at the moment (she said they had been before). I found it at Coles in laundry section hiding at the back of the shelf, the packer in the isle was asking me why so many people had been asking for it!

So the Coles one is the Bare Essentials brand. Hard to get it open! Says it comes from China so I hope that is ok. It says nothing about anything added or level of purity. But does not seems to have perfumes etc.

I had otherwise heard the Blant's website is a good place to go.

I have heard in Europe it is extremely difficult to get, bigpharma/ EU has got it shut down.

Best wishes.

Replied by Paldrin

I also today looked for Borax in Bunnings, 1kg for nearly $10 now named GlitzGreen. It had similar info on it to the Bare Essentials. Both are made in China and could be through same distributor in Oz ie both say Pascoes in WA...Due to pollution issues and less regulation in China I do hope it is pure... Think I would prefer the stuff from Turkey?

As I have heard more about the BE brand I think I will use that orally anyway. Keep the GG brand for bath. Or look at Blants online. Sorta feel like I should stock up on it as they seem to regularly clamp down on it somehow.

Replied by Sandra

visit: australiawastemanagement.com.au

They sell borax and boric acid that has same uses

Replied by Michele
(Australia Nsw)

I just noticed that Aldi have borax on special wednesday 27 september 2017

1kg for $4.99 not sure of ingredients

says limited stock


Replied by Old Ned

I bought some Glitz Green fro Bunnings today (New Years Eve 2017) and the staff wanted to know what I was going to use it for. Mmmmm. Maybe it is time to stock up. I'd like to be able to get 20 Mules from U.S.A, or something from Turkey. China has a very bad reputation with exported things.

Hope this helps.

Replied by Teena
(Melbourne, Australia)
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Hi I have used internally the Harper's borax, found at coles and iga. Have to look very hard in the laundry aisle. I now buy from blants online in bulk, also their food grade Epsom salts and Himalayan salt and msm. Like many of you, I realised I should probably bulk up before the benefits are recognised mainstream and we will not be able to purchase. For ordering 40 kg interstate the delivery cost was very reasonable.


Hi, I have just ordered Natural Pure Borax 900g – Blants from www.blants.com.au

Is this the one I can take for Osteoarthritis by mixing with water (1 teaspoon Borax powder per litre of water as a solution and then a teaspoon or two per day in a drink). It says its Pure so I think 100% Borax without any other ingredients? Still a bit nervous on taking this internally...

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Hi Garth,

The product you linked to is "Sodium Borate" and sodium borate is another name for Borax. Good luck with whatever you are using it for!


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Blants is a godsend for their true health products, I feel very secure using their borax salts internally, and their Epsom salts are food grade too.

Posted by Frances (Cabarlah, Qld.) on 12/07/2015

Hi, You can buy Harper's powdered borax at IGA; I did until I discovered I could get a 20kg. bag from Blants wellbeing and lifestyle, much cheaper even with freight. They are closed over Christmas New Year.

Posted by Ros (Adelaide, Australia) on 03/22/2015

In Australia, we have packages of borax in the clothes washing aisle. Not a large selection. Don't get the scented one.

Replied by Bob

you can buy it at coles 500gm for 350

Posted by Emanuel (Melbourne, AU) on 04/03/2014

Hi guys, I search to find good quality Borax which is safe to take. I find only Glitz Green by Bunnings Melbourne from Pascoes 100% made in china. I don't trust this Product... Have you a tip where can I find borax in Melbourne. Kind regards emanuel

Replied by Suseeq
(Sydney, Australia)

Emanuel , try IGA that's where I bought mine

Posted by Merrin From Mundaring (Western Australia ) on 03/20/2014

Bare Essentials Borax 500g is available from Coles supermarkets in Australia. You'll find it in the cleaning aisle. I add a tiny bit to a drink every now and then.

Replied by Ashok

Hi I bought it from coles in the clean aisle!

Replied by Jolole
(Tasmania, Australia)

I bought Borax today at Bunnings in the cleaning section. Borax hasn't been available for number of years but it might enjoy a comeback. According to the label it is imported from china, contains 100% borax and has no further additives.

Posted by Stacy (Victoria Australia) on 07/26/2013

Hi... Great website.... I was hoping you coud tell me where to buy borax in australia... Many thanks, Stacy

Replied by Anon
(Victoria, Australia)

Borax / pure from Turkey can be purchased on ebay australia, good price, fast delivery

Posted by Lily (Brisbane, Australia) on 06/07/2010

I get my borax from IGA the independant store, it was in a round plastic tub in the laundry aisle32 and is 99% borax, I have used it and it hasn't killed me. I'm wondering if the other 1% is just fillers, dust, and whatever comes with the borax when they abstract it. Hope this helps. Lily.

Replied by Emma
(Brisbane, Queensland)

Which IGA store was that, Lily?

I can`t seem to find borax anywhere?

Replied by Frances
(Cabarlah, Qld.)

Most IGA's in Qld. have Harper's Powdered Borax, $5.50 for 500g. White round plastic container with red lid. I've bought in bulk from Blant's in NSW and is much cheaper even with delivery fee. I use it in bath as well as in Ted's remedy.

Posted by Tracey (Rockhampton, Australia) on 06/08/2009

I have been reading about Rosecea and specifically Ted's Borax remedy and have been trowling the website. I have been suffering from this ailment since 1998 and have been using a steroid cream this whole time which doesn't cure but controls. Ted Thank you so much for you research and information as I have tried many different meaures over the years with only limited success and this is the first real sign of hope.

My question has been asked before by a Melbourne person but could not find the answer - as I live in Australia, what is the brand of BORAX/BORON that I purchase to safely use in your preparations. I am keen to start your remedy and eagerly await your reply.

Thank you again for a wonderful site...I too have recently started to reduce my flouride intact so will read more haevily on this topic. TS

Replied by Linda
(York County, Maine)

Hi Tracey, 20 Mule Team borax is what is sold in my part of 'the States'.....another post here stated the gentleman ordered it online; I find it in the grocery store in the detergent aisle.

Replied by Victoria
(Gold Coast, Australia)

Hi Tracey, You can actually buy Borax from Bunnings or any other hardware store. I have just started with both topical and internal treatment, and can already feel it working.

Replied by Tweeksta
(Perth, Western Australia)

hi tracey bunnings sells 1kg tubs of Hovex Borax in the laundry aisle where the cleaning products are 4 arnd $11. i jus stumbled across it 2 weeks ago at my local iga supermarket next to the bleach products. it costs abt same price as bunnings & so saves me having to go out of my way 2 get it next time

Replied by Tweeksta
(Perth, Western Australia)

i qouted the price for the borax wrong. it is actually a bit over $5.

Replied by Ranni
(Brisbane, Qld)

Borax is also available in Woolworths in Australia in the cleaners/disinfectant aisle. 500g tub for $4.00

Replied by Robert
(Sydney, Nsw, Australia)

Hi All, I have been getting ready for taking Borax in Australia. First I was thinking of getting it from USA but delivery is over $60. I then followed your comments and got it from Bunnings. The problem is that Hovex Borax from Bunning has only 980g/kg of Borax the rest is other staff like deodorants etc. I then went to Woollies and got it as Bare Essentials Borax small container. Both products are made by Pascoes. I knew Hovex Borax has 98% of Borax and other chemicals which I would not like to drink but I did not know what Bare Essentials had so I asked the company to send me the Material Safety Data Sheet. I learned that Borax Bare Essentials is Chemical Formula:B4-O7. 2Na. 10H2-OChemical name/ingredient DISODIUM TETRABORATE DECAHYDRATE 100%. I then asked for Material Safety Data Sheet from the most popular Borax taken by most people in USA 20 MULE Team Borax and compared the ingredients etc. Chemical Formula:Na2B4O7·10H2O. Chemical name/synonyms:Sodium tetraborate decahydrate, disodium tetraborate decahydrate, borax decahydrate, Borax 10 Mol 99%. I was not terribly good at chemistry but it looks to me the same. I can only tell you this: Borax Bare Essentials is even better because contains 100% of Borax and 20 MULE has 99% of Borax and 1% of something they did not describe. Please be careful, after my experience with colonics with Myrrh I learned that taking things easy is important. I am also impatient due to the years of suffering but this time I took my time and it paid off. Good luck, I am drinking my first liter of water with borax today. After drinking lemon and BS for 3 weeks I also noticed that my skin is cleaner- less oil coming out etc. I think I will get there with this Candida.


How did you find the bare essentials Robert?

Replied by Philip
(Melbourne, Vic Australia)

I use Sigma Borax powder 250 gram tube (blue/white label) which I obtain from the local chemist. It costs about $9.00.

Replied by Jolole
(Beaconsfield, Tasmania)

Hi fellow Earthclinic readers. I would like to follow up on some older (2009-2010) entries about availability of Borax in Australia. I live in Tasmania and have searched IGA, Woolworth, Bunnings and some hardware store and no luck. Some staff knew exactly what I wanted but stores no longer sell. This could be because of Tasmania's isolation, could also be across the board in Australia. The only source I finally found was at a waste management firm in Melbourne that sells it for A$ 4 per kilo. I just ordered 2 kg and was told that product is pure and has no added chemicals or fillers, but could not obtain a chemical analysis. Does anyone know about or use this product? At present day what is the availability elsewhere in Australia. I am regularly in Melbourne and have friends in Adelaide, so if there is a better source could you pls let me know. Blessings of health to all readers.


Do you know if you can still get them from waste management firm you're referring to? Do you know the company name specifically?

Replied by Eddy
(Perth, Western Australia)

I think Borax has been removed (banned?) from normal retails sales in Australia.

I was able to get a 25kg bag from an agricultural supplier ('Landmark') as it is used on farms for various purposes including as a fertilizer supplement. When they asked me what I used it for I just said to control ants (it clogs their digestive system and kills them very effectively).

They gave me an MSDS (Materials Safety Data Sheet) which was very informative and I paid $28 for the bag.

No probs. The product was "Actibor 11", and it is over 99.9% pure borax decahydrate (11% Boron). There is also "Actibor 15" which is the Pentahydrate version (15% Boron).

This is the product. It is made in Malaysia: www.activemicrofert.com.my/products_agriculture_actibor11.html

Replied by Steven
(Byford Perth Australia)

Bunnings has a brand of borax and the datasheet and information on its seems to inidcate it to be ok. Its called glitz green borax, anyone used that yet?

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They have these on Ebay Australia :


They list the ingredient as :

Disodium Tetrborate Decahydrate

They misspelled the word Tetraborate. I noticed another offer had the same misspelling.