Cleaning Agents

  • Borax (Sodium borate)
  • Fuller’s earth. Also known as whitening clay, it gets its name from its utility in whitening sheep’s wool (work done by a “fuller”). It’s a natural clay rich in the minerals known as hydrous aluminum silicates, which give it its unique properties.
  • Potassium
  • Saponin (Soapwort, Yucca, and others). Saponin is a compound found in several species of plants, especially those in the genus Saponaria. It is toxic to humans, but it has the ability to form a foam that binds to fats, much like a manufactured soap.
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