• 4 cups hot boiled water
• 1 Bath Bar
• 1 cup washing soda (not the same as Baking Soda, you’ll find it on the detergent isle in most stores)
• 1/4 cup Borax
• 30 drops Lavender essential oil
• 30 drops Lemon essential oil
• 30 drops Grapefruit OR Clove essential oil
1 Grate the soap bar using the coarse side of you cheese grater.
2 Combine the soap flakes and hot water in a large saucepan. Stir over medium-low heat until the soap is melted.
3 Fill the 5 gallon bucket half full with very hot water.
4 Add the melted soap mixture, the washing soda, and the borax. Stir until all the powder is dissolved.
5 Fill the rest of the bucket with very hot water. Stir, cover and let sit overnight to thicken.
6 The next morning, stir the essential oils into the laundry soap mixture.
7 Transfer you detergent to a bunch of clean used laundry jugs