Borax has just made my must prep, multi-purpose product list. I always knew that one could make their own laundry soap with Borax but the more I researched, the more I found that Borax is a must prep and use item. Borax has been around for centuries and is mined here in the United States, though it was originally discovered in Tibet. Borax has been tested and most tests show that it is non-toxic, but then some tests show it is to be used with caution. I put Borax in the Survival Monkey search box and pulled up many threads listing all the interesting uses: Borax for detergent - Emergency dishwasher soap | Survival Monkey Forums post #4 Making your own candle wicks- Homemade Candle Wicks | Survival Monkey Forums Gets rid of fleas- Fleas | Page 3 | Survival Monkey Forums And can be used in the garden- New garden guy here, couple questions | Survival Monkey Forums Those are some of the uses listed. Having researched, this is one product that preppers should store, learn to use and maybe have some for trade. I have in the past only used Borax in the laundry but yesterday I read that it unclogs drains. I am skeptical but next time instead of using baking soda and vinegar, I will be reaching for the Borax to see how it does. Here are some uses of borax powder and pure borax in water: Insect killer, particularly in roach killing products and as moth-preventative (10% solution on wool) Fungicide Herbicide Desiccant Laundry booster Household cleaner Water softening agent Food additive as a preservative (banned in some countries) What Borax Is and Where You Can Find It Also you can visit the 20Mule Team website and they have other uses listed here: 20 Mule Team Borax I made this thread because it is important that people know there is another product out there like vinegar, baking soda and hydrogen peroxide that has many purposes and is a good thing to prep. How many already store Borax?