Homemade Laundry Soap
5 gal. Bucket with lid
20 tablespoons Downy unstoppable (I used the blue one)
2 cups Borax
2 cups Arm and Hammer WASHING Soda
I got all ingredients at Wal-Mart in the laundry detergent section.
Put 4 cups of water in large pot to boil. Grate bar of Fels' Naptha soap and add to boiling water. Turn down heat to medium. Stir until dissolved. Slowly add 15 Tablespoons of Downy Unstoppable while stirring. Take off heat.
Fill 5 gal bucket 2/3 full with warm water. Pour in melted soap mixture. Add Borax and washing soda and stir. Add water to bucket until about 3 inches for top of bucket. Stir, cover and let set for 12 hours or overnight then open bucket and stir again.
Stir soap each time before filling your container. Soap is concentrated so use 1/2 cup for a large load.