I have been using my own homemade laundry soap for over a year now. I decided once the last batch of liquid soap was done I would try and make the powder form.
The powder detergent takes a lot less time to make up than the liquid version. Here is the directions.
Combine in a bowl:
2 cups borax
2 cups washing soda
1 bar of grated soap (I used Fels Naptha)
I actually doubled the recipe but still only used 1 bar of soap.
That's it. Use 1 Tablespoon per load of clothes. I was a bit skeptical because 1 Tablespoon seems to be such a small amount. So far though I have been happy with the results. I do still use my commercial detergent on the really dirty/smelly items (for example football gear).
This stores more conveniently than the liquid soap as well. I can keep it in a jar on top of my washer.Do you use homemade laundry soap? If so, do you use the powder or liquid?