TOO MUCH TECHNO-HICK
Okay, this may seem too much in my playing pioneer, but:
1. It's not as hard as it sounds.
2. It's incredibly cheap.
3. It gets rid of all that plastic you have to pay so much to dispose of in packaging.
4. Clothes come out soft and sweet and -- if you mix 3/4 cup soap gel with a quart of water, you get a dish-soap that will soak the crap off anything. No more scrubbing ANYTHING.
5. It makes a helluva lot of soap out of about a cup and a 1/2 of ingredients. Double it and don't make soap for a month.
Those of you with sensitivities in you or animals may want to try it. It's really super.
Homemade Laundry Soap
1/3 bar Fels Naptha or other type of soap, as listed above
½ cup washing soda
½ cup borax powder
~You will also need a small bucket, about 2 gallon size~
Grate the soap and put it in a sauce pan. Add 6 cups water and heat it until the soap melts. Add the washing soda and the borax and stir until it is dissolved. Remove from heat. Pour 4 cups hot water into the bucket. Now add your soap mixture and stir. Now add 1 gallon plus 6 cups of water and stir. Let the soap sit for about 24 hours and it will gel. You use ½ cup per load.