- 1 Tide Detergent Bar (found at local dollar store)
- 1 cup of Super Washing Soda
- 3/4 cup Borax
- 6 gallons of Water
I then put it on the stovetop and bring the water to a boil.
While the water is heating up, I grab my soap and start grating it. By grating the soap it really saves time on the melting process.
After the water has come to a boil, i reduce the heat and add in the soap. Now make sure to keep stirring the mixture because it can boil over easily. Now usually my mixture is never frothy but this time i was stirring vigorously and that caused it to froth up quite a bit.With and without froth is fine, both are good.
After I have poured the mixture in the bucket, I measure out the borax and S.W.S and add it in the mixture and stir.
I then fill the bucket will the 5 gallon mark and stir with a large wooden stick that i use solely for making detergent. Stir until you feel like there are no more grainy particles at the bottom and that everything is dissolved. Don't worry about the froth on top, it will eventually settle down.
Leave the mixture to gel overnight and after 12-24 hours, stir the mixture, making sure to break up any large pieces of the mixture. Add another gallon of water and then you are ready to use it.
I find the 1-1 1/2 cups of detergent for an extra large load works perfectly.