Here is a simple recipe for the homemade laundry detergent I use. It makes a huge batch and lasts for a long time! (Very cost effective considering how expensive laundry detergent can be with the bonus of being free of chemicals and dyes! A WIN WIN!)
All but the Oxo Brite is available at Kroger which I ordered through Amazon.
Borax (1) 4 lb 12 oz box
Arm & Hammer Super Washing Soda (1) 3 lb 7 oz box
Castile or Dr. Bronner’s Bar soap (2) bar- (I used the peppermint scented)
Arm & Hammer Baking Soda 4 lbs
Oxo Brite (1) 3 lb container (I ordered on Amazon)
Grate the bars of soap (I used a hand grater which was a pain. Other people use a food processor and say it is much easier- I'll probably do that next time). Then mix all the ingredients together!! Use 1-2 tablespoons per load. I have a HE washer and just put it in the powder section.
I store mine in a large glass container I got at Target.
(Also- for extra dirty clothes I add in 1/2 cup to 1 full cup of baking soda. You can get a huge bag of baking soda at Costco for a great price.)
Hope this is a helpful solution for everyone!