Last Updated on January 30, 2018
Looking for Borax in New Zealand? Read on…
I recently updated my 2012 article on how to detox the body of sodium fluoride. It’s been a very popular article, perhaps only second to the very popular series on The Dark Side of Ayahuasca.
According to my research, one of the simplest, most cost-effective, and potentially most efficacious methods for eliminating fluoride from the body is to take small amounts of Borax on a daily basis, for a set period (just how long will depend on you, but many people report using it for a few months at a time). The basic idea is to have up to ⅛ of a teaspoon (for women) or ¼ of a teaspoon (for men) of pure Borax dissolved in a litre of water, and then drink that over the duration of a full day. Some people may need to start out on smaller amounts, and build up to the full dose. There are plenty of people reportedly taking significantly more than these amounts, but the ⅛ to ¼ teaspoon level is reportedly an ultra safe amount to go with.
Borax is very common in the United States. In New Zealand many people are not familiar with it. It is available though, and below is a list of sources. It is a cheap natural chemical compound, and yet you’ll notice the price it sells for can vary greatly. That’s not because one supplier has “better” Borax than another. It’s just that some are making much larger profits than the others.
It’s worth noting that sufficient dietary boron is crucial for proper calcium metabolism in the body. Research indicates that insufficient dietary boron may lead to decalcification of the bones and teeth. Dental decay, arthritis, and osteoporosis are common outcomes of poor calcium absorption/retention.
If you want to learn more about Borax as a potential health supplement, there’s plenty of information online. Here are two links to start you off: The Borax Conspiracy, and earthclinic.com
I found the best place to buy it from is ecofreaks.co.nz. The price is good, and they’ll ship anywhere in New Zealand using NZ Post at decent prices. While you’re at it, you can buy the necessary ingredients for home-made ecological cleaning and laundry products. If you have a Bin Inn close to where you live, then that may work out cheaper for you.
(All prices are current as of August 2015, and include GST)
Ecofreaks.co.nz — $6.75 / KG
Wendyls.co.nz — $15 / KG
Gonative.co.nz — $15 / 500g, $20 / KG
Figgy & Co — $8 for 1 KG, $14 for 2 KG
Bunnings — $10 / KG (it’s called Glitz Green Borax)
Mitre10 — Apparently some stock it. Call first. It’s not listed on their website, but that’s not saying much as they have a fairly poor web site.
The Bin Inn and many Bulk Barns carry Borax. Here’s a list from www.therural.co.nz, listing many shops confirmed to stock it.
Northland Borax Stockists
KeriKeri Bin Inn $14.99 / kg
Kamo Bin Inn $4.90 / kg
Whangarei Bin Inn $5.90 / kg
Auckland Borax Stockists
Warkworth Bin Inn $13 / kg
Orewa Bin Inn $16 / kg
Browns Bay Bin Inn $9.99 / kg
Wendyl’s Green Goddess $11.95 / kg
Bulk Food Savings 217 Dominion Road $4.95 / kg
Henderson Bulk Barn $9.99 / kg
New Lynn Bulk Barn $8.99 / kg
Waikato Borax Stockists
Thames Bin Inn $13 / kg
Hamilton St Andrews Bin Inn $8 / kg
Hamilton East Bin Inn $5.90 / kg
Dinsdale Bin Inn $13 / kg
Te Awamutu Bin Inn $5 / kg
Taupo Bin Inn $13.50 / kg
Bay of Plenty Borax Stockists
Tauranga Bin Inn $12.90 / kg
Rotorua Bin Inn $13.99 / kg
Whakatane Bin Inn $13 / kg
Gisborne Borax Stockists
Big Al’s Bulk Barn $3.90 / kg
Taranaki Borax Stockists
Waitara Bin Inn $13.40 / kg
Manawatu-Wanganui Borax Stockists
Taumarunui Bin Inn $26 / kg
Feilding Bin Inn $13 / kg
Wanganui Bulk Barn $14.99 / kg
Hawkes Bay Borax Stockists
Wellington Borax Stockists
Masterton Bin Inn $13.99 / kg
Lower Hutt Bin Inn $15.99 / kg
Nelson Borax Stockists
Nelson Bin Inn $13.99 / kg
Tasman Borax Stockists
Richmond Bin Inn $12.99 / kg
Canterbury Borax Stockists
Rangiora Bin Inn $14.90 / kg
New Brighton Bin Inn $8.99 / kg
Stanmore Road Bin Inn $5.90 / kg
Lincoln Road Bin Inn $5.90 / kg
Timaru Bin Inn $5.90 / kg
Otago Borax Stockists
Alexandra Bin Inn $14.99 / kg
The Real Food Pantry — 10 Eden Street, Omaru
Southland Borax Stockists
Gore Bin Inn $5.80 / kg
Invercargill Bin Inn $5.90 / kg
And a great little candida flush too I hear
Indeed. Have heard that also… and it makes sense, considering it’s got relatively strong anti-fungal properties… no doubt anti-yeast too.
Jesus,,, when you say come clean you really mean business. lol
Ay ay. No messing around here Kjo
Do you know if that stuff they sell as detergent “20th mule” brand is of good quality? The food grade stuff appears to be twice the price (on amazon)
I read recently that 20th Mule started adding a scent to their borax. If that is true, then it’s no longer a good one to use. There are a few other super-market brands of Borax in the US though. Otherwise, plenty of people have reported using 20th Mule… but that may be pre the company adding stuff. If you look on the box it should indicate if it is scented or not.
okay, thanks! I read the source is from deposits of boron in California, maybe…any thoughts on heavy metal contamination?
Hi Joshua Babbish. It’s a good question, and something I’ve wondered myself. Because my diet is so rich in foods that eliminate heavy metals from my body, it’s not an issue I worry about much (within reason). But I realise it’s important for most people. Perhaps you could ask the company, etc., if they have a CoA for their product… one that shows heavy metal content? Let me know if you get such as CoA.
Thanks Jonathan for reminding natural remedy.
I’m just a little confused with Boron/Borax – is this a true statement: Borax is also known by the terms sodium borate, sodium tetraborate, or disodium tetraborate and decahydrat? Are they one and the same? It’s just confusing that Borax can known/called so many names and knowing for certain which one to buy, hope you can help me :-)
Hi Andrea. Yes, “Borax” is a common name for a set of mineral compounds that are all closely related and very similar. What differs is whether or not there is a water structure attached, and this itself can be in difference forms. The most common is “decahydrate” which refers to sodium borate (in one form or another) with 10 H2O molecules attached. “Pentahydrate” has 5 attached. As to which one to buy… Sodium borate decahydrate is likely the most common. But whoever is selling it might refrain from mentioning the “decahydrate” in the name. As for “disodium” and “tetraborate” references, I wouldn’t worry about it too much. As far as I know the most common form is “Sodium tetraborate decahydrate”.
Have I not pointed out in my article where to get it in NZ? I got mine from Ecofreaks. I figure only a freak would eat Borax, so the name seemed fitting for the purpose in mind… :-)
Thank you Jonathan ? you haven a great help
Is this a mind control experiment to see if people will actually wash our own mouth’s out with soap?
The 20th mule brand didn’t respond to my emails about the quality, purity, etc, for agriculture and human use. People report bits of cardboard or brown stuff and poor water solubility with it. I ended up trying some outrageously priced stuff on amazon. Good quality. “perscribtion for life,” brand.
I’m hitting the soap as I spreak.
Thanks = )
Hi if you read the” Borax Conspiracy” by Walter Last ,he mentions that 20 mule team borax is from California and low enough in heavy metals (they are present in the ground everywhere to some degree is presume) to be safe.
Just come across this page. Figgy & Co sell Borax and other products online. 1 Kg $8 or 2 Kgs $14 + postage
Hi Paul. Thanks for letting us know.
Is the glitz green one safe to consume? Its distributed via China. Sounds sketchy.
Hi Julian. I’m. Not familiar with that brand. I’d suggest going for one you’re sure about.
Thank you Jonathan for this info. I’ve been concerned because my dentist has me on a prescription fluoride toothpaste that I’m not supposed to rinse out after brushing, before bed. A few years back I had a full mouth restoration which took a year and was very costly. Since then, my teeth under the beautiful veneers are decaying one by one. I now have 7 implants and I feel there’s no end in sight. It’s like a bad game of
The health of our teeth is very dependent on the body having the right levels of appropriate nutrition, and sufficient absence of those food substances that deplete the body of what makes the teeth and bones strong and healthy. These days there is a lot of very good information on the natural maintenance and regeneration of the teeth. Much of it is based on the work of Weston Price, first published in 1939 in the book “nutrition and physical degeneration”. Unfortunately most dentists know almost nothing about the health and regeneration of teeth. Just as most doctors know very little about the health of the body. Both are mostly trained in understanding disease and its symptoms. And the management of those symptoms. This is however very different from understanding health and the creation and sustenance of health. I wish you all the best in recovering as much health as possible, so that you will be in good stead to be of the greatest possible service to this precious life we are apart of.
Thank you so much!
Cheryl Stone i have herd of Dr. Weston Price..interesting!
I tried Borax water in an attempt to eliminate fluoride a couple years ago and it totally eliminated my TMJ, which had become debilitating. It does creep back occasionally and I do another treatment for a week or so- it disappears within a few days.
Hi Jonathan, Do you know where the Bin Inn stores source their Borax from? (I’m working on the assumption, rightly or wrongly, that they all use the same supplier). I ask due to the likes of Bunnings apparently sourcing borax from China which as a previous poster mentioned raises questions re quality etc. & I am concerned that Bin Inn might have a similar source.
We are fortunate to have a Bin Inn store where I reside & a couple of years back I bought some Borax for the purpose of dealing (successfully) with an ant problem. I still have a good quantity of borax left from that purchase & both my wife & I are keen to try it for a variety of health related ailments for which it is apparently very effective hence my inquiry into the source of Bin Inn supplies before we take the plunge.
Hi Chris. No, I don’t know where they source it from. I’ve not bought borax from Bin Inn, so it’s not something I’ve investigated.
Hi Jonathon, looking at the product details on Bunnings Glitz Green Borax, it consists of
Disodium Tetrborate Decahydrate. Is this exactly the same as sodium tetraborate? Better safe than sorry! Thanks for all the work you have done over the years researching elimination of Fluoride! 💚 💜
Sorry to reply so late. In case anyone else has this question too: Yes, Disodium Tetrborate Decahydrate is one of the technical names for good’ol fashion “borax”.
Good afternoon Mr. Evatt, I can remember my mother and virtually all my adult female family members using 20 Mule Team borax in their laundry on a daily basis. My mom was pretty fussy with the whiteness of the laundry and I don’t remember her using bleach.Im pretty sure she only used Borax. somewhere in my early childhood I can remember my father telling me that Borax came from only 1 site and that it was somewhere in California. No longer living in New York my family and I reside in the South Island of New Zealand. Just today I’ve started hunting down Borax.behold I’ve found a local store that has some.Going to finally try for myself……..I’m turning 76 in a few months.Kind Regards, Eddie Lynch
Thanks for sharing your story. Yes, I understand borax was a very common laundry additive, before the days of pre-mixed whiteners, etc., that we have available now. Lucky you immigrating from New York to the South Island. Most of my favourite places in the country are there. If you ever have trouble finding borax, I think most, if not all, of the Bin Inn shops carry it. I saw large bags of it in the Thames Bin Inn just a few days ago. Enjoy your 76th. With my regards, Jonathan
Just curious, can we bring this in our luggage if we buy a box of 20mule team brand from overseas?
I don’t see why not. As far as I know, there’s no customs restriction (in New Zealand) for borax. Obviously, keep it in the original box, so there’s no ambiguity over what it actually is. I’ve travelled a lot with pounds of natural laundry powder (which contains borax, among other things). Never had an issue. If you want to be 100% sure search on the NZ Customs web site, or simply give them a call and ask.