I put the 3 year old to work so I can catch up on my soaps
This is what 10 bars of shredded soap looks like! This soap smells kind of lemony and fresh. Both of my boys have sensitive skin and they never have any problems with this homemade laundry soap.
Homemade Laundry Soap
10 bars Fels Naptha soap (97 cents/bar at WalMart)
1 box 20 Mule Team Borax ($3.38)
1 box Arm & Hammer Super Washing Soda ($3.24)
Shred the soap using a food processor or grate by hand. I add all the shredded soap to a huge bowl and then empty the two boxes and mix by hand. You can add a little of the powder in your food processor and use the chopping blade if you want the soap to be finer. I have heard of some people having problems with the soap not dissolving, but I've never had that happen. I use about 2 tablespoons per load in my top loading washing machine. You can decrease the amount to 1 tablespoon if you have a HE (front loading) washing machine.
There are other varieties of soaps online similar to this such as liquid soap using the same ingredients. I have never tried that. Also, other powder ones that call for one bar of soap and one cup of borax and one cup of washing soda.....I just have been doing it my way because it works for me and fits perfectly into my big jar.