Here's my recipe for homemade laundry soap adapted from the one used by the Dugger Family. I altered the ratios to make it a bit stronger. And since I didn't have a 5 gallon bucket on hand, I adjusted the amounts to use in my lamb milk replacer bucket. I call it Super Lamb Laundry Soap!
2 c. water
Using a small saucepan, grate soap into water and melt.
Fill bucket half full with hot water (approx. 1 1/2 gallons). Add melted soap and mix well.
1 c. Arm & Hammer Washing Soda
1/2 c. 20 Mule Team Borax
Add powdered soap to bucket. Mix until dissolved. Fill bucket to top with hot water (approx. 3 gallons total). Cover tight and let sit overnight before using. Use approx. 1/2 to 3/4 c. per large load. Great all purpose laundry soap with low suds.
***CAUTION : This should not be used directly on lambs of any age.***
***They prefer their wool coats to have a natural barnyard aroma.***