I've come across many recipes for homemade laundry detergent and have always kept them in the back of my mind to try. I even got all the ingredients and had them around for months. Finally our detergent ran out. We went to the store to get more and managed to walk out with everything we needed but not the detergent.
I took this as a sign to actually get around to making my own. There are many recipes online and the majority seem to follow the same basic recipe. So I gave it a try and I LOVE it! Our clothes are clean and fresh with no residue. It's so easy and so simple! I've now made three batches to fill our container and it should last us at least six months.
1c Wash Soda
1 Bar of soap
Both borax and wash soda can be found with the laundry detergents at grocery stores etc.
Grate the soap and pulse in a blender or food processor until powdered.
Mix with borax and wash soda.
Use 1 to 3 tablespoons per load depending on size of load and how dirty it is. Works with high efficiency machines.