Find Borax powder in most major retail grocery stores in the laundry detergent aisle. Also, order it online through beauty supply companies, such as Mountain Rose Herbs.
Borax, also known as sodium borate, is a natural mineral with many household uses. It comes in a pure powdered form for use as a laundry detergent. Users can mix it in with water or other ingredients to make common household items, such as hand soap and teeth bleaching kits. Borax is also a fungicide, herbicide, insect killer and household cleaner.
In beauty products, Borax acts as a natural preservative and buffering agent for moisturizers and scrubs. It is also in lotions, bath salts, creams, shampoos and bath bombs. As a chemical, it causes skin irritation. Never ingest Borax.