(this is 2 tablespoons - enough for a large load)
As is so many times the case I had to change it a bit... :D Her recipe calls for Oil of Olay bar soap but I bought a large bar of Zout, as it is for laundry.
1 bar Zote, grated (I used my food processor but you could grate it by hand too) This bar grated to 4 cups
4 cups Arm and Hammer Washing Soda
4 cups 20 Mule Team Borax
2 cups Oxiclean
Mix well and store. I put mine in glass jars it made about 3 1/2 quarts. I have a front loading HE washer. 2 tablespoons is what I need to use per large load. Yes, 2 tablespoons is all!!! WOW
I have to say that I will make this from now on. My husband works hard and his clothes get dirty and yes, smelly. I ran a load of his laundry and it came out clean, soft and it smelled - clean. There was no perfume smell it was just clean clothes. I even had him do the 'smell test', he has a very discerning nose, and he too gave them the stamp of approval.
So if you too have been wanting to try the home made laundry soap I would highly recommend the above recipe.
a little bird