Homemade laundry detergent. This fills a 200 ounce detergent bottle. Please read all instructions before making. What you Need: 1/3 Bar ZOTE soap (you can get this on the spanish isle at Dollar General for $1 a bar and you get 3 helpings from it) 1/2 cup 20 Mule Team Borax (you can get this at you local grocer for about $3 in the cleaners isle) 1/2 cup Arm & Hammer Washing Soda (this should be near the Borax for about $3) 3 Quarts of boiling water (you will also need 5 more quarts of boiling water) Big "old" pot Directions: Put 3 quarts of water in the pot and bring to a boil. Grate soap into the water and stir until melted. Add Borax and stir until dissolved and then add the washing soda and stir until dissolved. Cook for about 1 hour until it begins to resemble honey (it will stay pink). Put 1 quart of boiling water in a 5 gallon bucket and then add the mixture and mix well. Add 4 more quarts of boiling water and mix well. Let stand for 12 hours before using. Let cool for a couple of hours and then you can use the top of a milk jug for a funnel and fill your detergent bottle. Pour slowly. When it is set it will resemble chicken fat, but don;t be concerned, you can put some in a small pot and heat it up slowly on the stove top and bring it back to a liquid. This is what I do because I have a front load washer and it works well for me. Use 1/2 to 3/4 cup per load. If you would like to have a scent, just add about 10 drops of any essential oil that you may have. This is a low sudsing detergent which is great because it helps lengthen the life of your washer.