With help from www.frugalshopper.com
I’ve had several requests for my detergent recipe, so here goes!
18 c water
1 bar soap, grated (any bath bar soap or Fels Naptha Laundry Soap)
1 1/2 c Super Washing Soda (I purchase it from www.soapsgonebuy.com)
1 1/2 c Borax
24 quart bucket (I purchased the exact size I needed at Wal-Mart and it has a locking lid to keep prying toddlers out of)
12 c hot water
Mix soap in a saucepan with 18 cups of water, and heat on low until dissolved. Stir in washing soda and borax. Stir until thickened, and remove from heat. Add 3 quarts hot water to bucket. Add soap mixture, and mix well. Fill bucket with hot water and mix well. Set aside for 24 hours, or until thickened. Use 1/2 cup of mixture per load.
**Detergent will not suds but that does not mean it won’t work**
Consistency should be a little like gel but sometimes if too much water is added it will be watery (but is still useful).