This is what makes me mad.
This is a repost from a few years ago, but still the best recipe (in my opinion) so for Shortcut Saturday here it is again!
4 cups of hot tap water
1 bar of Fels Naptha or approximately 5oz of homemade soap
1 cup of washing soda (not baking soda)
½ cup of Borax
Chop or grate the soap and add to saucepan filled with water. Stir over medium heat until the soap melts
Fill a five-gallon bucket half full of hot tap water.
Add melted soap, washing soda and Borax.
Stir until dissolved.
Fill the bucket to the top with hot water.
Stir, cover and let it sit overnight to thicken and settle until it reaches a gelled oogy consistency.
Transfer a usable amount to a smaller container and use 1/4 cup for front loaders and 1/2 cup for top loaders.
I think it takes two or three loads to get all the comercial crud out of my clothes and I like to use white vinegar as fabric softener.