I am not Susie Homemaker, by any means, but I can make a mean batch of...laundry soap ;) Several friends were wanting to know how to make it so I took some pics while we were making it today. It is so easy that even I can do it!
1 cup Super Washing Soda (get at Reasors or Homeland)
1 cup Baking Soda
2 cups Borax
1 Bar of soap - I have used Zote, Fels-Naptha, Dr. Bronners Pure-Castile Soap - I like the Lavendar scent..your clothes don't end up smelling but it is a nice surprise when you open the container to start your load. I usually use Zote or Fels-Naptha because they are cheaper and you can get them at Reasors.
That's it. Mix all these together in a container and you are ready to start. However, I have added a few things to mine during the year or so that I have been using it. I found that clothes were starting to look a little dingy as the year went on so I add in 1 cup of Clorox2 to the mix when I make it.
Then, recently, I started seeing yellowing on my whites, so my friend CW hooked me up with a bluing agent to counter act that. It just take a couple of drops in a load and I think it is helping.
I have an old ice cream bucket that I use to store mine after it is made. We usually double the recipe and put it in the bucket, close it and shake it up, baby. You use 1 TBSP per load. I found the TBSP at a garage sale for a .25 and just leave it in the bucket. This was before it was mixed well but you get the idea.
Easy peezie, lemon squeezie :)