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Zoom Borax


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Each unit is 100g - there is a $0.25 handling fee included in the price

Ingredients: Sodium borate

(1 cup of Borax is approximately 185g)

Borax is a naturally occurring mineral composed of sodium, boron, oxygen, and water. Borax has no toxic fumes and is safe for the environment.

Laundry uses:
-use as a “laundry booster” – adding borax to laundry wash water raises its pH helping to break up stains and making it easier for your laundry detergent to do its job (similar to washing soda. Borax does not dissolve well in anything but hot water so if you wash in cold or warm water washing soda would be the way to go!)

Other home uses:
-Keep roaches, water bugs, and ants away by sprinkling equal parts borax and sugar anywhere you suspect they may be entering your home
-Get rid of sticky adhesive residue with a mixture of two parts borax and 1 part water. Rub the mixture onto the mess until the adhesive dissolves, then rinse clean.
-Sprinkle borax on a damp sponge or soft cloth and use as you would a powdered cleaner to clean tubs, showers and tile.
-Remove stains from stainless steel or porcelain sinks with a paste of 1 cup borax and 1/4 cup lemon juice. Use a sponge or cloth to rub the paste into the stains, then rinse with warm water
-Sprinkle it over your carpets, let it sit to absorb dirt and odours, then vacuum your way to fresher, cleaner carpets

Warning: Borax can irritate skin and should not be ingested.




How do you ship your products?

Orders will be shipped 1-3 business days after the order has been placed. You will be notified when the order ships with a tracking number if applicable. 

All orders for delivery are shipped using 100% repurposed materials, and sealed using plastic-free tape.

Do you offer refunds?

Our policy lasts 15 days. If 15 days have gone by since your purchase, unfortunately we can’t offer you a refund.

To be eligible for a return, your item must be unused and in the same condition that you received it. It must also be in the original packaging. Learn more about our refund policy here.

Can I order groceries online?

Absolutely! We ship groceries and bulk foods anywhere. However, we do not ship liquid or frozen groceries (that would get messy).

There is a $0.25 handling fee for shipping groceries, which helps to cover the cost of the paper bags and filling the order.

About us

Founded in 2018.

Our first location was opened in Halifax by Kate Pepler. After completing her BA in Sustainability, Environmental Science from Dalhousie University, Kate saw a need for package-free options in Halifax and Dartmouth. The Tare Shop open its second location, in Dartmouth, in 2021.

Community first.

We are determined to foster, support, and engage with our communities in Halifax, Dartmouth and beyond. In 2020, we created a 1% forward program to give back to our community in a meaningful way. We also offer workshops, resources, and more to provide free learning to anyone who is ready to make change!

We're a certified B Corp!

In 2021, we were awarded our B Corp certification. Certified B Corporationsare for-profit companies that use the power of business to build a more inclusive and sustainable economy. They meet the highest verified standards of social and environmental performance, transparency, and accountability.



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