I have been making my own laundry soap for nearly three years now.
Here is the recipe I use:
Last fall, I added a powdered version to my laundry repertoire.
Mostly I just wanted to see if I could do it, and I could!
The liquid is cheaper to make, but the powdered is, in my opinion, a stronger detergent.
I got the recipe from MckMama's site.
Here is what I use:
8 cups Borax
8 cups Washing Soda (not baking soda--washing soda is in the laundry aisle.)
1 Goat Milk Soap bar, scent of your choosing
Grate the bars of soap and mix with the borax and washing soda.
I use 2 Tbls in my front loading washer.
What I love the most about making my own detergent, whether liquid or powder, is that
1) I know exactly what is in it
2) It's cheaper and works just as well
3) I feel resourceful and independent!
I stopped using the fels-naptha bar about a year ago because it seemed to just build up on our clothes.
Since switching to goat milk soap, I've been so much happier.
Let me know what you think!