So here is how it works:
Ingredients: 1 bar of Fels-Naptha soap (you can substitute Zote, or Ivory)
1 cup washing soda
1 cup borax
STEP ONE- Grate soap
STEP TWO- Grind soap shavings in food processor or blender until fine
STEP THREE- Pour soap into a large bowl. Add 1 cup Borax
STEP FOUR- Add 1 cup washing soda
STEP FIVE- Mix well and pour into favorite air-tight container
Easy, right? You only need 1 tablespoon for normal loads and 2 for large/soiled ones. You can also add your favorite essential oil to the wash if you want a smell. I think the soap smell is pleasant enough. After two weeks of using my concoction, I can say with confidence that IT IS GREAT! And I recommend everyone trying it out. Two things you should know if you do: 1. pour soap into washer basket first, then start water and let it dissolve for a few seconds before you add clothes 2. Soap will not lather. That does not mean it is not working. It just does not have the harsh detergents that others do. Fels-Naptha is 100% pure beef tallow soap, no detergent.
:) Hooray for homemades!
*Check back soon for homemade deodorant post*