~1 box of Borax
(All found at Walmart around the laundry detergents).
~5 Gallon Bucket (Found at Home Depot)
Hot tap water
Start by grating the soap
This is the most time consuming part, but only takes 5-10 minutes.
For top loading machines, the detergent will take 5/8 cup per load. 5/8 cup= 5 oz. or 1/2 cup + 1/8 cup. Also, if you have a Tide liquid jug, the top cup equal 5 oz. to the very top. I took all of my empty detergent bottles and measured the caps of each bottle to figure what makes 5/8 oz. Example: Purex bottle takes 1 cap full + fill to the 2nd line = 5/8 oz. I wrote each measurement on each bottle, since each measures different.
For front loading machines, the detergent takes 1/4 cup per load.
Stir, but know that it is normal to have a gel like consistency.
Fill used but clean laundry soap dispenser half full with soap.