- 1/3 bar of Fels Naptha
- 1/2 cup Arm & Hammer washing soda
- 1/2 cup borax powder (20 mule team)
- 2 or 3 gallon bucket
Start by grating the soap into a sauce pan, add 6 cups of water & heat until the soap melts, add washing soda and borax and stir until dissolved, remove from heat, pour four cups hot water into the bucket, add soap mixture and stir, add one gallon plus 6 cups water and stir, let it stand 24 hours so it can gel. After it gels you'll need to stir it again before you use it. The finished product won't look like watered down store bought detergent, it will be an opaque, with a thick pea soup consistency.
~Use 1/2 cup per a load, the total yield is about a gallon and a half :)