Here are the ingredients: (Baking Soda not pictured)
1 cup Washing Soda
1/2 cup Borax
1 bar Fels Naptha soap
1/2 cup Baking Soda (not pictured)
3 gallons of warm water
First, I put about 4 cups of water into a pan and got it boiling
Next, I grated the soap with a cheese grater
I added the soap to the pan little by little until it was dissolved.
I put the 3 gallons of warm water in a 5 gallon bucket.
Add the soap mixture, washing soda, baking soda and Borax
Stir until mixture blends together
Let cool for 24 hours
Mine turned out pretty much the same consistency of regular detergent.
I washed a load of clothes in it and they didn't have a scent necessarily, just a clean smell.
All in all it cost about $7 for all the ingredients that I can make several more batches from. The only thing that has to be bought every time is a $1 bar of Fels Naptha soap. I'm also planning on putting together a few more cleaning products from the baking soda and borax.