|Looks like a year's worth|
|Equipment for forcing the issue|
Here's the recipe, if you prefer to work that way:
Really Cheap Liquid Laundry Soap
You will need:
1 old sauce pan (make sure it's non-reactive, i.e., stainless steel)
2 5-gallon buckets
1 bar of Fels Naptha soap (or Ivory or Zote)
½ cup washing soda (not baking soda)
1 cup Borax
Grate the bar of Fels Naptha soap into the old saucepan and add around a quart of water.
Heat on medium low heat until it's melted. Pour into a 5-gallon bucket.
Add the half cup of washing soda and cup of borax and stir until they are dissolved.
Fill the bucket with hot water and stir to mix. Cover and leave overnight.
The next day, stir the soap to break up the globs.
Divide the soap between two 5-gallon buckets
Add enough hot water to both and stir to mix. Bottle it up.
Use one (1) cup per load.
So there you have it- really cheap liquid laundry soap. Would I do it again?
Probably. I have five more bars of Fels Naptha soap in the cupboard.