I had a friend tell me she wanted to do the same but was "very visual" and needed to watch me do it in order to know how. Well, I have documented my steps in pictures for all of you who are wanting the same.
Also, I want to say that I've tried several "recipes" for detergents and I have found that this one is my fave for several reasons:
1. It smells super yummy.
2. I tested it against a blueberry stain with no pre-treatment and WHA LA! it came out like a charm.
3. It doesn't leave residue or undissolved soap like a few others did(the Ivory soap recipe did this).
I buy 2 boxes of each(except Baking Soda because it lasts longer) of the above and stock up on about 6 bars of the Fels-Naptha. (I buy all mine at Walmart). To get a run down on pricing...I have spent approx. $35 this YEAR on laundry detergent. Yip, I'd say that is great!
1 box Borax
1 box Arm & Hammer Washing Soda
1 industrial size box of Baking Soda
1 box Zote flakes
1 bar Fels-Naptha soap
You only need to use 2 Tblsp per load or I do 3 for heavily soiled loads.
For one batch(lasts about 6-12 weeks depending on how much laundry you do).
1 c Borax
1 c Washing Soda
1/4 c baking soda
1/2 c Zote flakes
1 bar Fels-Naptha
I grate the bar (until my hand hurts or the whole bar, whichever one you want!) with a good ole metal cheese grater and then dump into my Ninja. I think any heavy-duty blender will do. Then I dump the Zote flakes in. mix well until small to finely grated.
Then I dump them into my container that I keep my detergent in. I suggest an air-tight container. I use my old Oxy container because it has an air-tight lid. Now add the other ingredients. Shake it up and mix it real good. Ta da! Here is what it looks like. You only need to use 2 Tblsp per load or I do 3 for heavily soiled loads. Good luck and I hope you like it!