For about 3-4 months now I have been adventuring and doing my own laundry soap. It has been not only joyful the process of making it, but the way it makes the clothes feel and smell, as well as it has helped our Family to save money.
With 3 little ones, is amazing how much loads of laundry you go through. And before making my own soap we would be buying it pretty much every month. Now with the same amount we would spend on a month supply of laundry detergent I can probably get the ingredients needed for a whole year supply.
4 cups of Washing Soda
4 cups of Borax
1 bar of soap (you can use pretty much any kind you like)
As I let it in a powder form. I cut the soap into small pieces and put it with the other ingredients in a food processor to make it usable on cold water as well.
After the ingredients are mixed and powdered I store it in a big plastic container with locking lid and use one measurement for each load.
Also as a fabric softener, I have been using White Vinegar or the mixture of 2 cups of Apple Cider Vinegar for a Gallon of Water, and 40 drops of my favorite essential oil: lemongrass.