Borax is not a soap or detergent, but rather a salt of boron. Borax is a non-synthetic chemical and is mined directly from the deserts of California and Turkey as a mineral salt. Also known as sodium tetraborate, Borax is 99% pure while being safe to use for various household and personal applications. Prescribed For Life (PFL) is a family owned and operated company, located in the beautiful Hill Country of Central Texas. We always strive to offer the finest and freshest products, as well as offer that friendly family touch of service that we know our customers desire. We care so much about service, that we work our hardest to ship out every order, the same day that you place it, and we answer your phone call, not a machine! PFL must maintain all governmental and legally required annual Licenses and Insurances for the purposes of Food Handling, Food and Functional Food Ingredient Packaging and Re-Packaging, of the types of products that we offer. Our facility undergoes annual Health Regulatory inspections and is in full compliance with these governmental agencies and guidelines. Not only is the facility required to meet these strict regulations, but all equipment and utensils used must also comply with Food Handling Standards. All ingredients and products must only be packaged in approved Food Grade quality containers. We now face much higher production costs, due to the immense Health Department and FDA regulatory and consumer protection requirements. As a result, these costs are reflected in the final selling price of the consumer's product. Since the majority of our orders are personally handled by individual hand packaging and not machine packing, our labor costs are higher. This allows our customer's products to receive the personal attention that their order deserves and offers the freshest possible ingredients. By purchasing smaller quantities of ingredients we are able to turn over our inventory more quickly and maintain ultimate freshness.