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Borax and washing soda

Hi. I searched for Borax and found out that you can buy this at the apotheke here in Basel but was wondering if anyone might know how much this is and also if you could buy it in Germany? Or anywhere else in Basel?

I am also looking for washing soda too. This is to make homemade cleaning products. Thanks in advance.

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Re: Borax and washing soda

what is washing soda... can it be called by another name? could it be bicarbonate of soda?
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Re: Borax and washing soda

They have both in France. Don't know about Germany.

Washing soda is cristaux de soude
Borax is borate, borate de sodium

You can usually get them near the cleaning products in a big supermarket. Sometimes the borax is harder to find. If you can't find it at the supermarket, try the pharmacy or the DIY places.

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No. It's sodium carbonate.
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Re: Borax and washing soda

Seriously, buy off eBay. Much, muuuuch cheaper than anywhere else.
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