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Boric Acid

Six reasons why boric acid is better than borax

Boric acid versus borax, what is the difference?
Boric acid versus borax, what is the difference?

A common question we get asked is "What's the difference between boric acid and borax?"

To be honest, there's not a lot of difference between the two products and they're easily confused. If you placed them side by side, you wouldn't be able to tell the difference.

They're that similar they're interchangeable in almost every use. On the surface you wonder why there are two products so similar on the market.

But by looking into the areas where they are not interchangeable, the differences start to become clear.

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How to handle boric acid safely

How to be safe with boric acid
How to be safe with boric acid

We hear all the time from our customers about how much they love boric acid. From treating insect infestations to disinfecting floors and from treating fungal infections to deodorising their dishwasher, it’s such a helpful product.

But there is one common theme in the questions we receive and that is around safety. How do we handle boric acid safely?

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5 uncommon uses of boric acid

Boric Acid added to the fire in a jack-o-lantern
Boric Acid added to the fire in a jack-o-lantern

Boric acid is one of the most popular household products. Maybe you've heard about it from your grandmother who used it to remove stains from the laundry. Or from the lady across the street who used it to cure her child's pinkeye. Or from the guy at the hardware store who swears by it as THE BEST and MOST EFFECTIVE roach-killer. What does boric acid do?

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3 common uses of boric acid

3 common uses of boric acid around the home
3 common uses of boric acid around the home

Boric acid is a white or clear-coloured, odourless, and tasteless compound.

It is a mild acid which is relatively non-toxic to humans and non-carcinogenic, and a wide variety of uses in the home.

It also is used in cosmetic and pharmaceutical products, in pest control, and even in manufacturing.

Here are the three most common uses of boric acid in the home that we've found.

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Where to buy boric acid?

Dead ants, thanks to boric acid
Dead ants, thanks to boric acid

If you're looking to buy some boric acid, there's an easy way and a hard way. It is a very difficult product to find. You can visit all the typical stores that you would think, as I did, and you will not find it. It's puzzling why it's not available at the stores in Australia because there are so many wonderful uses of it.

I’d like to share with you my story (my mission) of buying some boric acid. It's one of the main reasons I started offering it for sale online.

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