I am nearly out of laundry soap so I am going to have to mix up another batch.
It is super easy to do and economical too!
In a large pot (that will hold 7 litres/two gallons). If you don’t have a pot this big divide the recipe in half
3.5 litres of tap water (about 1 gallon)
1 cup of borax
1 cup of washing soda
Grate in a bar of soap
10 drops of essential oil (*optional and whatever scent you like)
Place on medium heat and stir occasionally. The soap will melt and just bring it to a boil.
Remove from heat and let it cool for a while. When no longer hot, warm or cold are fine but the soap will be very gelatinous.
7 litres of cold water
Wait about a half hour and it will be sort of a semi solid gel.
Stir with a blender stick. If you don’t have a blender stick but have a blender it is slower work. You have to take a couple of cups at a time and add equal amounts of water, blending until it is well mixed.
If you are mixing it in a blender, pour each mixed batch into your jugs.
If you are mixing it in a pot, you can either leave it in there covered and use it as you need it, or pour it into jugs. I prefer the later because while it is a big messy getting it into the jugs there is no mess using it. From a dripping cup.
In either case, pour the mixture into laundry soap jugs. I got four of these from a local laundromat and have been using the same jugs for 3 years or so.
As you see I blended it nice and smooth; however after it is in the containers for a bit, what it looks like is sort of translucent, and lumpy liquid soap.
PS: I use lemon scented soap and add lemon essential oil to mine because this is my favourite soap scent.
I forgot to mention that this is a low suds soap which makes it ideal for HE or regular use. I use about a third of a cup of the finished laundry soap per load of wash.