Product Application

Increasing whitenes: Borax converts some of the water molecules to hydrogen peroxide, which is a whitening agent. Borax enhances the action of bleach, whether you add it separately or it is present in your laundry detergent.

 

Softens hard water: Borax has a high pH, a measure of the acidity and alkalinity of water. It softens water to a pH of about 8. A neutral pH is 7. Borax is a buffering agent, which keeps the water at the best pH for cleaning action.

Removes soap residue from your clothing: The borates in Borax work to keep soap dispersed throughout the load, so it is more likely to rinse out.
 

Neutralizes laundry odors: Borax inhibits fungi, which often grow in the moist environment of your washing machine and can give it a musty odor. It also helps get rid of ammonia odor in baby fabrics, diapers, bed pads and incontinence pads. Borax can also inhibit enzymes that produce body odor that can cling to workout clothing and the underarm areas of shirts.

Disinfects clothing: Borax inhibits many organisms, including fungi.