This is what you need;
one bar of soap
So, this is what I do,
this recipe is for 2.5 gallons of soap. I have a 3 gallon pail.
I take a bar of soap, whatever soap was on sale (usually ivory, sometimes jergens)
I grate it in a pot and add 2 cups of water.
Heat it up slowly, it is a pain to clean up if it boils over.
Pour the melted soap into the bucket
add 3/4 cup washing soda
fill the bucket with hot water while stirring.
let it set for about 24 hours.
What you end up with isn't pretty....
...But it sure does a nice job!
I use about 1/2 cup for a load, maybe a cup for really dirty stuff. I do use this to clean Bennett's cloth diapers too. Not only does this save a ton of money, but we could all do with less plastic jugs in our life now couldn't we?
This was shared at Frugal Days, Sustainable Ways at frugallysustainable.com