Ok. I finally broke down and made my own laundry soap. I was surprized how easy it was. This is the recipe that I used.
1 box Zote flakes (17.6 oz) It said it was equal to two bars
2 cups Borax
2 cups Washing Soda
I just mixed it all in a bucket. I used a 1/4 cup for a load along with a scoop of Sun Oxy and my Downy Ball with vinegar in it.
They were nice and clean and soft.
The next time I will:
Grate my own bars to get a finer powder or put the flakes in a processor. I found a flake or two in my towels. I mixed it with some hot water for the second load and it worked fine.
I ordered some EO to scent the vinegar. The clothes didn't really have a smell. Kind of like drying outside. Fresh.
I put the bucket in the bathroom under the sink. That way it is out of the way and I don't have to worry about the dog getting into it.
Have you tried it? What do you think? What do you use different?
Have a wonderful day.