Sodium borate is a natural salt frequently sold as a laundry booster. Its mild alkalinity neutralizes acids and helps boost the cleaning power of laundry and dishwashing detergents. Borax helps loosen soils and stains, and it works well as a deodorizer. In addition, a solution of borax and water is a good, non-toxic mildew and mold remover on hard surfaces.
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Don Aslett in The Cleaning Encyclopedia: Your A to Z Illustrated Guide to Cleaning Like the Pros.
Borax: Created on November 3rd, 2009. Last Modified on December 5th, 2010
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