Although it may sound a bit tedious, making your own liquid laundry soap is easy, economical, and green! Use a favorite scented soap since it will be the final fragrance of your detergent. We use a grater from the discount store dedicated just for this use.
3 3/4 cups water
1/2 bar of fragranced soap, grated
1/2 cup washing soda (powder), found in the laundry aisle of the supermarket
1/2 cup Borax powder, found in the laundry aisle of the supermarket
3 gallons of warm water
In a medium saucepan, over low heat, mix 3 3/4 cups water with grated soap. Stir until soap is throroughly dissolved. Allow to cool slightly.