I have been wanting to made home made laundry soap for a while since I have first seen it months ago in blog land. I finally got around to make up a double batch this morning. So the recipe calls for:
2 cups Borax
2 cups washing baking soda
1 bar mild soap (like Ivory, but I used Dial Basics)
Finely grate the bar of soap, add remaining ingredients, mix well. You only need I tablespoon per normal load of wash. I own a scoop that is 1 1/2 tablespoon that I am using. I have already done a load of wash already and I thing this is going to work out. The hardest part was grating the soap, it probably would of been easier if I used my food processor. It cost me about $7 to buy the stuff I need and I figure I have enough to make 4 batches. We will have see how long it will be before I need to buy more the ingredients. My husband is concerned that this is going to get abused, It shouldn't if we stick to the one tablespoon per load.