What you need:
1 quart Water (boiling)
2 cups Bar soap (grated)
2 cups Borax
2 cups Washing Soda (this is the ingredient that was a little difficult to find but I finally found it at Homeland)
Add the grated soap to the boiling water and stir until soap is melted. You can keep on low heat until soap is melted.
Pour the soap water into a large, clean pail and add the Borax and Washing Soda. Stir well until all is dissolved.
Add 2 gallons of water, stir until well mixed.
Looks clean to me! (Please ignore the workout hair and messy laundry shelves!:))
I made about 3 gallons, using 1/4 cup for one load, for about $3.50! WOW!