I read about people making their own laundry detergent. It seemed pretty simple and I like simple. My large Costo supply of laundry detergent just ran out so it was time to give it a try. We followed a recipe off of here.
We put our soap in the microwave just long enough to dry it out so it would crumble before putting it in the food processor.
Our Zote soap after a run through the food processor. After that we just mixed it with Borax and Washing Soda. I did spend an extra 2 minutes running it through my food processor one last time because I wanted it to be super fine. Easy peasy.
Of course Steve was interested in doing the math:
Total cost for 96 loads of detergent : $5.35