For your laundry detergent you will need:
1 1/2 Cups Borax
1 1/2 Cups Washing Soda
1 1/2 Bar Colgate Octagon Soap
5 gallon bucket- with lid
previously used laundry detergent container
The borax is around $4.00 and the Washing Soda about $7.00 at Walmart. The soap is harder to find, I found ours at Food Lion it was around $.89.
Start by chopping your soap, shredding it would be best, but I got lazy and excited so I just chopped it up.
Add soap to saucepan on the stove and melt over low heat. You can add water to the mixture to make it easier to stir ( I did).
And like I said, Make sure to have a strong farm hand standing by to carry that bucket for you!