Have you ever taken an item from the cleaning aisle at the supermarket, and consumed a tablespoon of it a day? Sounds a bit foolish and strange, doesn’t it?
Well, there is an item that may be a natural remedy for back pain and a laundry list of other uses. I’m referring to Borax. Borax may actually be a miracle remedy for joint pain. Along with dozens of other miracle-like uses and benefits. It’s a type of salt, which is good for our health in general. Some people have reported joint pain evaporating after just a few days of taking a daily dosage of borax.
In our last post for survival uses and hacks with everyday items, we went over the top 10 survival uses for wooden ashes. In this post, you’ll learn 10 survival uses for borax that may surprise you.
First, let’s go over some basics of the substance so you know what you’re dealing with. The technical term for Borax is “Sodium Borate”, which is a type of salt. Which also explains it’s magic-like health benefits it’s had on many people. It just happens to also be effective at cleaning which explains it’s shelf placement in your nearby grocery store.
Borax isn’t such a boring substance. It’s been around for hundreds, even thousands of years.
It’s not a toxic material to us, however, it is still potent. It can potentially cause skin irritation and rashes. It’s best not to make a sandbox filled with borax and roll around in it. You likely won’t die from taking a pinch of it and eating it, but why experiment?
10 Ways To Use Borax For Survival
borax powder for ants has been an effective method for repelling ants. If you need to get rid of ants, borax is your answer.
Boric acid is used to treat a variety of fungal infections.
Deter mice and other rodents with borax.
Remove Adhesive Residue
This substance works well for removing the stubborn adhesives off surfaces.
Freshen Up Furniture
Use borax to freshen up your outdoor furniture.
Kill one and another pops up. Sprinkle some borax where your weeds are and they won’t pop back up so easily.
Inhibit the growth of mold with this simple but effective dust substance.
Ancient Uses For Borax
- Pottery Glazing
- Food Preservation
- Scouring Metal before the welding process
Cleaning Uses For Borax
You can make various cleaning substances with borax. Including a:
- Carpet Cleaner
- Grout Cleaner
- Garbage Disposal Cleaner
- Dishwasher Detergent
Is borax acid the same as baking soda?
A common question is whether or not borax is the same thing as baking soda. It’s not exactly the same thing. Think of baking soda as a watered-down version of borax as well as boric acid. Baking soda is a great substitute and alternative to borax. Baking soda is 100% safe whereas borax and boric acid can have negative effects on people if they’re not mindful when using it.
Why has borax been banned?
Here’s the ultimate infographic on borax. Thank you to eplacement parts for making it.
Now you may want to pick one up for $5 at the supermarket next time you go. For an item that is so inexpensive to have that much efficiency and usefulness is rare.
Do you use borax for anything unique?