Homemade Laundry Soap
1/3 bar Fels Naptha or other type of soap( you can use normal people soap like dove but use a whole bar)
1/2 cup washing soda
1/2 cup borax powder
1 - 2 gallon bucket
1/2 oz of essential oil (optional)
Grate the soap into a sauce pan. Add 6 cups water and heat until the soap melts. Add the washing soda and the borax and stir until it is dissolved. Remove from heat. Add 4 cups hot water and essential oil to the bucket. Now add your soap mixture. Stir. Now add 1 gallon plus 6 cups of water and stir. Let the soap sit for about 24 hours and it will gel into something along the lines of egg white. You use 1/2 cup per load.
Today I am using lilac essential oil as my scent.. mmmmm : )