Please note that boric acid can be extremely toxic and if misused can be fatal. Never place boric acid in reach of pets. Boric can cause skin irritations and eye irritations if over used.
Boric acid is a chemical compound that can be handy for either home or industrial use. Boric acid is a weak acid that has multiple uses such as antiseptics, insecticides, anti-fungal, flame retardants and many more.
Boric acid is versatile and can be used in powder form, solution or even as a paste.
Boric acid is commonly used for various medicinal purposes such as eye washes or applied to abraded skin. Quite often Boric acid is used as an antiseptic providing relief from minor burns or cuts. You will often see it as a solution that is used in dressings.
Boric acid is also widely used as an antibacterial solution helping heal acne and various yeast infections and fungal infections such as thrush, athletes’ foot and ear infections in both humans and animals. Further information on Boric Acid
The most common use of boric acid is for the control of different species of pests such as cockroaches, fleas, termites, fire ants, silverfish and many other annoying insects. The product is generally considered to be a safer alternative for humans compared to many insecticides.
Around your home boric can be helpful in the fight against mold and is widely recommended for people who are sensitive to other nasty chemicals.
As well as all the other uses boric also prevents and destroys existing wet and dry rot in timber products. Mixed with glycol it is commonly used to treat wood against fungal and insect attacks.
The main industrial use of boric acid is in the making of textile fiberglass. Boric is used to reinforce plastics in products that vary, such as computer circuit boards, boats and piping.
Yet another use for boric acid is the jewellery industry. Boric mixed with denatured alcohol helps reduce surface oxidation and fire scale from forming on the metal during soldering.
The cosmetics industry widely uses boric acid in various products such as eye washes, external skin treatments.