We've finally decided enough is enough with the huge plastic containers and ridiculous prices for detergent. I did a little research and found an oh-so-simple recipe for making our own dry detergent. It only takes three ingredients and will save bundles of money..
1 bar Fels Naptha
1 cup Borax
1 cup washing soda
I grated up the fels naptha bar with just a regular old cheese grater. Mixed in with the borax and washing soda and shook it up. It looks nice in one of our million mason jars we have around our house. Best part about this, it only takes ONE tablespoon with a normal size load of laundry!
This link has a whole bunch of other great recipes, answers some questions you may have, and also lists other soaps you can use. Hope it's helpful!