We have made this soap for the past two years and find that after Bill tweaked the recipe to his specifications it works very well and is far less cost wise than even the cheapest store bought detergent.
The equipment needed can be found in most household kitchens.
You will need the following:
2 quart or larger pot
large stir spoon
3 gallon or larger bucket ( I use an old 4 gallon kitty litter bucket)
I also use two 1 gallon milk containers for water, one container is marked at 6 cups.
2 empty laundry (gallon) detergent containers
1/2 cup washing soda
1/2 cup borax
1/3 bar of Fels Naptha laundry bar
Milk jug and bucket
Grating the soap
Begin by grating 1/3 bar of Fels naptha
DO NOT BOIL
When soap has melted stir in Baking Wash and Borax.
Pour 4 cups hot water into the bucket. Now pour in soap mix and stir.
Now add 6 cups cold water (I use my marked milk jug) into the pot to collect as much soap as you can, then pour into bucket. Now add 1 gallon of water to the bucket and stir well. Pour into detergent containers. Shake detergent container each time before using. 1/2 - 1 cup per load.