Borax

Discussion in 'Soap Making' started by dblvon, Dec 27, 2007.

  1. dblvon

    dblvon New Member

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    I've been surfing the net and noticed several different lotion, etc recipes listed with borax as an ingredient. Is that good? I looked at an on-line dictionary and I got more confused. Any opinion?
     
  2. MRFBarbara

    MRFBarbara Guest

    In my opinion, there is absolutely no reason to put borox in lotion, it is salt
    Barbara
     

  3. kidsngarden

    kidsngarden New Member

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    I've read that borax is an emulsifier (binds oils and water together) so maybe that's why? I would think it would make the lotion Ph fairly alkaline, depending on the amount you used. In most reputable recipes ewax is used for emulsification. The only thing I use borax in is my Liquid soap.

    Bethany