***Updated January 2014 with AWESOME NEWS!
This recipe is soooooo simple. Get a container. I found a dry goods container with lid at Walmart for less than five bucks! Everything pictured above is available at Walmart, except for the 2 containers of "Oxyclean" which I got from Dollar Tree. The Downy is optional, it adds scent. If you don't want scent, skip that ingredient!
The last batch I made lasted me from October 2012 to June 2013...so 8 months- and I spent less than $20 on the ingredients, and my clothes are clean and fresh.
2 boxes Borax
2 bars Zote soap***
1 box baking soda
1 box Super Washing Soda
2 containers of Dollar Tree "Oxyclean" (save the scoops inside, you'll want them later!)
1 Scent addition (Purex crystals, Downy unstoppables, Gain, etc) OPTIONAL
1. Unwrap Zote soap and leave out to dry for 24 hours (this makes it so much easier to shred).***
2. Mix all dry ingredients together. I used a paint stirrer, but anything will work.
3. Using a cheese grater, grate the Zote soap. ( I got a grater at Dollar Tree that I keep in the laundry room and use only for making laundry soap). ***
4. Stir again and you are done!
I use the "Oxyclean" scoop to measure my soap and use two scoops per load. I wash most of my laundry on 'cool' and have no problems with the soap bits not melting.
***The Zote soap is now available in AFFORDABLE AND EASY flakes! PRAISE GOD. When I saw this box at Walmart, I danced. Literally danced.