Homemade Laundry Detergent
1 bar Fels Naptha (5.5 oz.) soap
1 1/2 cups Washing Soda
1 1/2 cups Borax
Grate the bar of soap; mix with 2 quarts of water and slowly heat until the soap is dissolved, stirring occasionally. In a 5 gallon bucket put the washing soda and borax; stir in some hot water until the powders dissolve. Pour the dissolved Fels Naptha soap into the 5 gallon bucket. Fill the bucket up with warm water. Stir well. Use 1/2 cup in each load of laundry.
This is really cheap and it works well!