Homemade Laundry Soap
4 cups hot tap water
1 Fels-Naptha soap bar
1 cup Arm & Hammer Super Washing Soda
1 cup 20-Mule Team Borax Natural Laundry Booster
Grate bar of soap and add to water in saucepan. Stir constantly over medium-low heat until soap dissolves and is melted. Fill a five-gallon bucket half full of VERY hot tap water. Add melted soap, washing soda and Borax. Stir well until all powder is dissolved. Fill bucket to top with more hot water. Stir, cover, and let sit overnight to thicken. Stir well 6-12 hours after allowing to sit. (This step is very important.) You can add 10-15 drops of essential oil per two gallons, once soap has cooled. Use 5/8 cup per load for top loading machine. ¼ cup for front loading or high efficiency.