Borax is a white crystalline salt with alkaline flavor used especially in the manufacture of soaps and also for the preparation of various products used in the plastic arts and decorative arts.
In wood finish, borax, also called boron salt, is used as an insecticide before applying the finish, which offers an economical treatment against xylophagous insects.
Borax is used in the casein paint composition (milk paint) as well as in some natural glues. Borax is also used in whitewash preparations. Borax is disinfectant and can replace bleach, without chlorine in the bleaching of clothes. It softens the water, bleaches clothes and removes greasy stains. Borax is a mineral product of natural origin soluble in water and glycerine, serving as a curator, emulsifier, insecticide and antiseptic. Ecological solution: borax can be used with sodium carbonate for washing clothes, this product has no impact on the environment.
Dissolve 1.5 kg of Borax in 10 L of warm water. Apply with a brush on raw wood for insect treatment inside or outside. A mixture of 10 L covers about 300 sq.ft. regardless of the essence of the wood to be treated.
To remove the ants: Use 1 part borax with 1 part sugar.
For laundry: used with sodium carbonate for washing clothes, this product has no impact on the environment.
Borax may be irritating, however handle it carefully. This chemical agent can cause nausea, skin irritations and headaches. Wear gloves when handling.