Edited to add: Sorry the pics are so big, I can't resize them. I thought since I already posted the recipe I'd post pics too since I was making a batch today. This is Homemade Lavender Laundry Detergent Ingredients: Soap (I use my own plain unscented and uncolored, 100% natural) Borax (a 100% natural mineral) Got hard water? 20 Mule Team* Borax Laundry Booster works great as a water conditioner, helping your detergent to work more effectively. Delicate hand washables also benefit from the water conditioning and deodorizing of 20 Mule Team* Borax. Washing Soda (100% natural) Energizes Your Detergent Super Washing Soda increases your powder or liquid detergent's cleaning power. It helps to get out ground-in dirt and stains and cut through greasy soils, leaving your clothes cleaner. Super Washing Soda is all-natural; therefore, it does not damage your clothes the way bleaches can. Neutralizes Odors Super Washing Soda helps to neutralize and eliminate odors, not cover them up with perfumes. It is unscented and contains no water pollutants or dyes. Clothes washed with Super Washing Soda will be ARM & HAMMER fresh naturally! Water (natural...duh) Lavender Essential Oil (100% Natural) Homemade laundry detergent: Laundry Soap (Gel) Bar of soap, grated ½ cup washing soda ½ cup Borax powder You will also need a small bucket, about 2 gallon size Grate the soap and put it in a sauce pan. Add 6 cups water and heat it until the soap melts. Add the washing soda and the borax and stir until it is dissolved. Remove from heat. Pour 4 cups hot water into the bucket. Now add your soap mixture and stir. Now add 1 gallon plus 6 cups of water and stir. Let the soap sit for about 24 hours and it will gel. You use ½ cup per load. This recipe = 64 loads I use this recipe but I times it by 4, so 4 bars of soap, 2 cups of soda and borax and so on... Grate your soap. I prefer to sit on the couch in front of the tv while doing this... Soap all grated: Add water to the mix: Melt the soap: Borax and Washing Soda: Add borax and washing soda and mix until dissolved: I prefer to wisk: Put the hot water in your bucket: Add the soap mixture: Add Lavender Essential Oil. Lavender Essential Oil leaves your clothes smelling fresh without synthetic fragrance oils AND it's colorless so it will not harm your clothes. Mix it all up and let it sit for 24 hours and it will gel up!!! Thanks for looking! I'll post pictures when it's gel.