Grate one bar of Ivory Soap.
Put in a big container and shake really good to mix it up and it will help break down the soap more as well.
I am going to look for a cheap food processor but for now this works. When I find a processor I will pulse it in there but if you use one it will need to only be used for soap not food.
It calls for 1 TBSP for regular loads and 2 TBSP for more soiled loads.
Below I added the Soap before my clothes its hard to see but its in there.
I always use cold water and the soap still dissolves and doesn't build or gunk up in my machine.
I also added it after I put my clothes and still fine.
My girls have sensitive skin and there tolerating it like I never changed soaps.
The cost for the Super Washing Soda by Arm & Hammer $3.24
For 55 oz get roughly 6 cups to one box
The cost for the 20 Mule Team Borax $3.38
For 76 oz get roughly 9 cups to one box
The cost for 3 bars Ivory soap $1.24
1 bar per batch
So I can make 6 batches for under 10 dollars. I will need 3 more Ivory.
There really isn't a smell, you can add essential oils or the Purex crystals if you want.
I am going to buy the Purex crystals because I like to have my sheets and towels smell, I don't really care about my clothes as long as there clean ( which they are with this soap ) and that they don't smell musty or ucky ( and they don't with this soap ).
Purex Crystal price $8.96, I have a coupon to help and it would last a long time since I would only use it for sheets and towels.
I also have some coupons for the Ivory soap and I will use them next time I buy the Ivory.