If you're looking for a natural, affordable way to clean your home and enhance your laundry, you've probably come across articles telling you to use Borax and/or baking soda.
Borax is sometimes confused with boric acid. Both borax and boric acid are known as borates, which are compounds that come from the element boron. In all actuality, there wouldn’t be any boric acid without borox.
The addition of chemical ingredients in common household detergents and cleaning products has sparked questions about the safety of these products. As time goes on, more and more people are turning to simple powdered solutions in order to supplant the less natural detergent options.