Why is it Nasty?
Borax is a naturally occuring mineral that is mostly used in laundry and cleaning products as a stain remover. It is a known irritant for both skin and lungs and has also been indentified as an endocrine disruptor and reproductive toxin. Borax is marketing and sold as a stain remover for baby stains alone & it is also commonly added to baby detergent formulations to boost stain removal efficacy.
What is it?
listed on ingredient labels as either sodium borate, sodium tetraborate, or disodium tetraborate