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Borax substitute

Borax substitute

Regular price £3.50 GBP
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A multipurpose cleaner, stain remover and water softener, this natural, eco-friendly borax substitute is also known as Sodium sesquicarbonate - a mineral compound crystal of soda crystals and sodium bicarbonate. It has a similar pH to borax, making it ideal for cleaning and laundry. It combines the abrasive power of Bicarbonate of soda with the instant degreasing powder of soda crystals.

Sodium Sesquicarbonate is a great all-purpose cleaning solution for cleaning many household items and surfaces all around your home. It effectively removes stains from clothes, boosts laundry detergent, softens water and aids with overall cleaning. It is also highly effective at removing limescale, cleaning surfaces and floors, baths, sinks and bins.  See lots of tips below

  • Made in the UK
  • Plastic-free and home compostable packaging
  • Vegan friendly
  • 750g

Supplied by EcoLiving, a UK-based stockist, where¬†passion for sustainability and tackling the climate crisis is at the heart of all they do, ensuring transparent and ethical sourcing, production and distribution that you can trust. They are¬†FSC¬ģ certified, so all wood used in the manufacturing of their products is from well managed forests. They are also¬†partnered with Eden Reforestation Project, a global initiative employing local people to plant millions of trees every year. Their entire operation is carbon neutral, meaning they have a net zero carbon footprint.¬†Check out¬†EcoLiving's huge range¬†of quality, sustainable and ethical products.

Top tips for use:

Clean surfaces, all-purpose cleaning

Dissolve two tablespoons of borax substitute in a litre of hot water. Spray or wipe the solution onto surfaces. Otherwise, sprinkle Borax Substitute onto surfaces and wipe down with a clean damp cloth. Do not use on aluminium surfaces.

Stubborn stains in kitchens and bathrooms

Clean and remove stains in kitchens and bathrooms. To remove stubborn stains, make a paste of Borax Substitute and apply directly to the stain. Leave for a few minutes and then wipe off. To make a gentle scouring paste, mix equal quantities of Borax Substitute, Bicarbonate of Soda and Salt, then add water to make a paste. Simply apply to surface equipment and then wipe clean.

Boost Laundry detergent

Add two tablespoons to your detergent dispenser to soften water and aid cleaning.

Pre-soak your laundry

Add approximately 200g of Borax Substitute to a bucket of hot water. Add clothes and leave to soak. Wash as normal after soaking. For difficult stains, make a paste of Borax Substitute with water and apply directly to the stain. Allow to stand and then wash as normal.

Cleaning toilets

Neutralise odours and removes limescale by pouring 300g down and around the bowl. Leave overnight before flushing away.

Carpet cleaner

Sprinkle a handful of Borax Substitute onto carpets, let it stand for 1 hour, then vacuum. The fabric will be cleaned and deodorised.

Clean and deodorise your bin

Sprinkle a handful of Borax. Substitute in water, then use it to clean, disinfect and deodorise your bin.

Storage: in a closed container, in a cool, dry place. Keep out of reach of children.

Packaging: Resealable kraft paper bag and home compostable plant-based film. 100% home compostable packaging, plastic-free.

    Delivery and Returns


    We deliver within the United Kingdom and Isle of Man only. We usually post Monday, Wednesday and Saturday but often more regularly than that and often dispatch orders within 24 hours.

    Note that we use Royal Mail for our deliveries. Occasionally they experience delays. We therefore can't guarantee delivery dates, although we will do our utmost to get your package to you as quickly as possible.

    All items are shipped via Tracked Royal Mail with a choice of first or second class delivery at the following rates:

    Second class

    • Up to ¬£60 - ¬£2.89
    • Above ¬£60 - FREE

    First class

    • ¬£3.79


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    Returns Policy

    If you wish to return items, please do let us know within 14 days of your receipt of the order. Goods need to be unused and in original packaging.

    If you wish to return an item, please contact us here with your name and contact details, order number, details of the items you wish to return and reason. If the goods are defective, we will refund the retail price and the cost of shipping both ways.

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