1-4lb. 12 oz. box Borax
1-4lb. box Baking Soda or 4-1lb. boxes
1-55 oz. box Washing Soda
3.5 lbs. Oxy Clean
3 bars soap
I decided to make a small batch first to try it out. So I cut this recipe into 1/3. I grated the soap on the finest grate I had. I have a bar of Fels Naptha in the picture but I actually used Zote soap. It is cheap, soft and really easy to grate. Another choice would be Ivory soap. I found all of these ingredients at my grocery store.
I'm useing this detergent in a front load washing machine, and haven't had any problem with the soap not melting. As far as quantity for each load, I would say that I'm using a scoop that would measure close to 2 Tbs. This means I will have detergent for a long, long time...
If you have any tweeks for this recipe let me know.