Sodium Borate is the base ingredient in Borax and has an effectiveness often compared to OxiClean. It works by converting water molecules to hydrogen peroxide. It has a pH of 9.3 and produces a basic solution in water which increases the effectiveness of cleaners. Most commonly combined with washing soda to make handmade laundry soap formulations. Can also be used to create homemade toilet and dishwasher tabs!
Sodium Carbonate is also called Washing Soda! It is an excellent stain remover and sometimes used as a water softener. Often used in combination with sodium borate, also known as borax. Use to make handmade laundry soap and homemade dishwasher tabs!