Borax isn’t always “made” per se. It can be found naturally, but it is often produced synthetically as well. Borax has a variety of uses. Since the Middle Ages, it has been used as an ingredient in pottery glazes. It is also used to produce a specialized type of glass used to make lenses. The compound can additionally be used to soften water, and as a household and industrial cleaning agent. Borax also has a number of applications in the wood and textile industries.
In high school we used to play boron, which had a lot of borax mines near it. They were pretty cool to see, probably not eco or environmentally friendly though.
Borax is a naturally occuring compound made of sodium, oxygen, hydrogen, and boron. It has many names include sodium borate decahydrate; sodium pyroborate; birax; sodium tetraborate decahydrate; sodium biborate. It has a host of interesting properties among them is utility as a cleaning agent.
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