We just got Borax in at Bramble Berry for a soap and toiletry ingredient. It is most commonly used as part of an emulsification system in Lotions in conjunction with Beeswax. However, Borax has all kinds of fun science-fair type applications too!
You can make a Borax Snowflake using instructions from About.com here. You can even use a little Labcoloring to make your Borax Snowflake colored.
About.com also has a very helpful hint page about common household tasks you can do with Borax (Urine Neutralizer? Who knew?!)
Or, you could just use the Borax for your lotions and call it a day…
Pajama, Flubber?! SO COOL! If you get around to it, I’d love to hear more about that recipe. It sounds fun. =)
I agree – I was so excited when I saw the snowflake project with Borax – and that you could color it with Labcolors. I can see some cool kids’ artwork or science projects.
Ginger's Garden says
I’ll have to try this! Thanks Anne-Marie!
Very cool Borax tips!
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Eat Well (was Teresa R) says
Would you believe we did the Borax flake before? 😉
who knew so much could be done with borax might have to try those snowflakes for the holidays.
I was just about to add the same recipe that pajama mama mentioned – only we call it Gak:)
Pajama Mama says
We will definitely have to try the borax snowflake experiment!
We have a Flubber recipe that calls for borax, elmer’s glue and hot water and a little food coloring. The kids LOVE it.
That is so cool! What a great holiday art project for the kids = ) Can’t wait to see what other things I can do with borax.