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Borax Substitute

This natural 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.

Can be used for:
Effective in stain removal on clothes, boosting laundry detergent - softening water and aids cleaning, limescale removal, cleaning surfaces & floors, and cleaning baths, sinks and bins.

Sodium Sesquicarbonate is a great all-purpose cleaning solution for cleaning many household items and surfaces all around your home.

  • Made in the UK
  • Plastic-free packaging 
  • Home compostable packaging 
  • Vegan friendly 


Storage: Reseal bag after use. Store in a cool, dry place.

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

How to 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.