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Borax Decahydrate (Sodium Tetraborate)

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Borax decahydrate is a naturally occurring chemical that is commonly used in detergents and cleaning products. Borax, which was found in Tibet, occurs naturally in the deposits of dry lake beds where seasonal evaporation forms a layer of clay and natural salts.


INCI Name- Sodium Borate

Molecular Formulae- Na₂ [B₄O₅ (OH) ₄] ·8H₂O

Alternative Names- Boric acid, Disodium salt

Purity of the Ingredients- 99%

Country of Origin- India


BENEFITS AND APPLICATIONS-

  • Our borax decahydrate is a natural preservative and emulsifier that has cosmetic and therapeutic applications in creams, ointments, and lotions.
  • Because of its alkalinity, it can be employed as a pH buffering agent to neutralise acids.
  • Its anti-fungal characteristics make it effective in the treatment of some skin disorders, and it is also used in pest management.
  • Borax is used as a laundry detergent booster, cleanser, preservative, fungicide, pesticide, herbicide, disinfectant, and desiccant, among other things.
  • Borax has several industrial applications, including usage as a flux to remove unwanted metal oxides and in flame retardants.

HOW IT WORKS-

  • It works by protecting your DIY formulation from the harmful effects of bacteria, viruses, and fungus.
  • It works by protecting your formulation from heat and moisture damage.

CONCENTRATION AND SOLUBILITY-

  • It is recommended that it should be used at a concentration of 1-5%.
  • It is soluble in water but is insoluble in oil. 
  • When dissolved in water it gives a ph of around 9 

HOW TO USE- 

  • Prepare the water and oil phases of your formulation separately.
  • Heat both of them using a double boiler.
  • Combine the two phases.
  • Add our borax decahydrate during the cooling phase.
  • Mix it properly using a mini-mixture.