With the price of laundry detergent these days, I decided to try a recipe that I've had for a couple years now. Some of you may have used this before and I welcome any comments you may have.
20 Mule Team Borax
Arm & Hammer Soda Wash (NOT baking soda)
1 Bella body bar (any fragrance)
Using a cheese grater, grate the Bella body bar.
In a large plastic bag, combine grated Bella bar with 1 cup 20 Mule Team Borax and 1 cup A & H Soda Wash. Mix very well. Use 1 to 2 Tablespoons (depending on load size.
This will not produce a large amount of suds. You will not have any soap residue left on your clothes and they come out very clean and fresh smelling.
Bella bars may be purchased at http://www.itmakesscents.biz