First you'll need to get these items:
5 or 10 gallon bucket
Arm & Hammer Washing Soda ---yes WASHING not baking.. heh heh
Borax laundry Booster
A bar of Fels-Naptha
A bar of your favorite bar soap.. I am using Ivory
Fabulouso --Try and find the one with Oxy in it, but not completely necessary . I use this for the scent.
Oxy Clean --This is my fall back if oxy isn't in the fabulouso
Dawn Dish Soap -- For the fighting power against grease. I have children. Haha!
1 Cup of the Washing soda Borax Fabulouso
1/2 cup of the Dawn Dish Soap
1 bar of both Fels- Naptha & Ivory --or whatever bar soap you use.
4 cups of water in pan
then an additional 3 gallons of HOT water
The super easy directions are as followed:
Shred the bar soap and Fels-Naptha Cheese grater works well here.
Put 4 cups of water in a pan on a medium heat --- don't let it boil ----
Stir with a whisk or a similar stirrer to get all the clumps and chunks out
Dump the melted mix into the large bucket (I use a 5 gallon bucket) with the rest of the
ingredients and stir every 15 to 20 mins. It will look like a gel type of soap.
Now this is just my mix that I got from a family member. You can switch things up, to your liking. I have also seen people who use Essential oils to scent their laundry. It's all up to you!
Happy Laundry Days in the future! :)