1/3 to 1/2 cup liquid Castile soap (search for Dr. Bonner's, they make an infant one)
1/2 cup washing soda ( I use Arm & Hammer Washing Soda)
1/2 cup borax (I use 20 Mule Team Borax)
Mix all ingredients in a 2-gallon bucket. Add hot water to fill the bucket and stir well. This will be a thinner concoction than commercial laundry detergent. Save your old laundry detergent containers to store your homemade detergent. You should shake up the mixture before you use it because it has a tendency to separate. I use about Â¼ to 1/3 cup per average laundry load.
at 9:36 AM on Sep. 28, 2009