I have a recipe that will save you lots of money! This will make 10 gallons of laundry soap.
You'll need Borax, Washing Soda and a bar of Fels Naptha (try saying that 3 times fast)
Put the bar of Fels Naptha soap in a food processor and grate. It looks a bit like cheese, so don't let your family put it on a tortilla!
Put the grated soap in a large sauce pan. Add 4 cups water and bring to a boil.
In the meantime, fill a 5 gallon bucket half full of hot water. Add 1 cup Arm & Hammer Washing Soda and 1/2 cup Borax. Stir.
Keep a close eye on your pan of soap. It boils over easily. Boil and stir until the soap is dissolved. Add to the 5 gallon bucket. Stir well then fill the bucket with hot water. Cover with a lid and let sit over night.
As you can see, the soap has become gel-like. Stir well. Use a container such as an empty laundry container, empty apple juice or orange juice bottle. Fill half way with the soap then add water to fill. Shake well. Use 1 cup laundry soap per washload.
1 bar Fels Naptha Soap
1/2 cup 20 Mule Team Borax
1 cup Arm & Hammer Washing Soda
Follow the above instructions. All the supplies are in the laundry aisle of your store. You can buy enough product to make a year supply of laundry soap for $15.00!
This is the first time I've made this. I've been using it for a week and it seems to clean well and it smells good. What more could I want?