I make my own cloths soap, to save money originally but I'll never go back to premade soap again. First the recipe which I have experimented to get the way I like. For 1 1/2 gallons of cloths soap I use: A big pot. 1 cup of washing soda. 1 cup Borax. 1/3 bar of any bar soap. I use all natural coconut oil soap) Fill pot with water add ingredients. Grate the 1/3 bar of bar soap so it melts better. Then just boil it all till its all liquid. Let cool, stirring occasionally. The consistency when totally cooled and settled, about 24 hours later, is that of lumpy soap. Pour into jug. I use an old left over soap jug from the store bought soap. My jug is 1 1/2 gallons so if the mixture doesnt fill it, I just add more water to fill. Now the soap is different. It doesnt have those great chemical sudsing agents or perfumes added. It doesnt have chemicals so the consistency is all creamy and even like store stuff. Its watery with small creamy chunks. As it sits it gets thicker and chunkier and needs to always be shaken before you pour a cap full into your washer. ( The cap full is whatever size that big soap jug from the store holds. I think its close to one cup.) Sometimes water needs to be added to the jug and shaken up cause it gets to thick after a few days and its hard to pour. Now, the thing that has me hooked, besides the savings... I was paying 6 dollars for junky generic store soap for 1 1/2 gallons. My soap cost me 2 dollars for 1 1/2 gallons! But, the clean is the best. With the store soap, if I forgot a load of laundry in the machine over night, the next day it stunk! Not anymore. It smells as clean as if I took it out right after the machine was done!!! My cloths dont smell like perfume anymore. They smell like just totally clean. With mini farming and working with animals it sometimes took several washes to get some nasty animal odors out of cloths, like buck goat pee. My soap takes out the odors in one washing. I found the soap dissolves animal odors of many kinds. I also use my soap mixed with some vinegar for cleaning floors. I add 1/2 cup of my soap and a 1/4 cup of vinegar to a gallon of water and my floors are clean and odor free! For washing cloths you can add vinegar or bleach for odors or whiteness. Never mix vinegar and bleach! And its environmentally friendly!!!