I have tried many homemade laundry detergents in the past. Most are very time consuming to make. We have been using this recipe for the past couple of months with great success. Best part, it only takes minutes to make!
3 TBS Borax
3 TBS Washing Soda
3 TBS Castile Soap
20 Drops of your favorite essential oil (optional)
Put all ingredients except essential oil into a gal jug. I just use an empty 1 gallon vinegar jug.
Boil 4 Cups of hot water and pour into jug.
Fill to top with cold water, place in drops of oil if using.
For a simple Fabric softener all you need is 1/4 white vinegar in each load.