I've seen quite a few posts on Pinterest lately for homemade laundry detergent, so I decided to give it a try. I used the recipe here, but changed a few things.
Here's the original recipe:
1 Cup Borax
1 Cup washing soda
natural bar soap
essential oil if desired
five 1 gallon containers
soap bar in a pot, add 4 cups water and cook on low until the soap
dissolves. Then add borax and washing soda, stir until
dissolved and then divided equally among five 1 gallon containers. Fill
the rest of the way with water and overnight it will thicken. Use 1/4
cup per load like normal laundry detergent.
I added peppermint and eucalyptus essential oils(which smell amazing!), and I also used a bar of my homemade soap instead of store bought soap(she recommended fels-naptha). We've only used it for 3 loads, but so far so good!