Here it is, folks: your key to spending LOTS less on laundry detergent. This 5-gallon bucket of homemade laundry soap lasts for months and costs just pennies per load.
4 Cups – hot tap water
1 Fels-Naptha soap bar
1 Cup – Arm & Hammer Super Washing Soda* (has to be “washing” soda, not baking soda)
½ Cup Borax
– Grate bar of soap and add to saucepan with water. Stir continually over medium-low heat until soap dissolves and is melted.
-Fill a 5 gallon bucket half full of hot tap water. Add melted soap/water mixture, washing soda and Borax. Stir well until all powder is dissolved. Fill bucket to top with more hot water. Stir, cover and let sit overnight to thicken.
-Stir and fill a used, cleaned, laundry soap dispenser half full with soap and then fill rest of way with water. Shake before each use. (will gel)