Borax is commonly used in clothes washing recipes to help soften the water and release stains from clothing. It’s also sometimes used in cream soapmaking recipes and lotions to stabilize PH or as a co emulsifier. \
Borax cleans by converting some water molecules to hydrogen peroxide. The pH is approximately 9.5 and produces a basic solution in water, increasing effectiveness of cleaners
Sodium Borate is the base ingredient in Borax.