Hi, Several people have emailed me for this recipe, so I figured I'd just go ahead and post it here for anyone that wants it. I have made it now, and am using it and I'm pleased with it. I found all the ingredients at Publix, which in this area is one of the more upscale grocery stores, having out-of-the-ordinary items. Hope y'all like it! OK here it is. I gotta say though, that some of this stuff is not in many of the stores here either. This was sent to Countryside Magazine by Dorice Baty of Monett, MO 1/3 bar of Fels Naptha, 5.5 oz bar 1/2 cup washing soda, not baking soda 1/2 cup borax powder 1 Tablespoon essential oil (optional) **my note: apparently the cost of the essential oil was not figured into the 68 cent thing, because those things are STEEP! 2 gallon jugs, such as white vinegar jugs Grate the soap and put it in a large saucepan with 6 cups of water over medium heat. Heat until the soap melts. Add the washing soda, borax, and essential oil, stirring constantly until all has dissolved. Let it sit for 5 minutes over the heat, stirring occasionally. Remove from heat and let sit for another 5 minutes. Using a funnel, pour half into each gallon jug. Fill each jug halfway with hot water and shake well. Continue to fill the jug to the top with hot water. Shake again, then put aside for about 24 hours. It will gel up and look like egg whites. Use 1/2 to 2/3 cup per load. It won't suds like most detergents but the clothes smell wonderful. You can also add 1/2 cup white vinegar to each load to soften the clothes.