1/2 cup Borax (found at Walmart on the laundry soap aisle)
1 cup washing soda (found at Wal-Mart, but baking soda can be substituted)
2.5 gallons plus 4 cups of water
large tub for storage
Bring 4 cups water to a boil in a large pot on the stove. While you wait for it to boil, grate the soap. Once the water is boiling, reduce heat, add grated soap by handfuls and stir until it's dissolved. Be careful...it will boil over if you're not careful! When all the little soap pieces are dissolved, simmer for a few minutes. Then put 2.5 gallons of warm water into whatever you're going to keep your soap in. I use a 5 gallon tub. Add the Borax, washing soda and soap mix and stir until everything is dissolved. Put the lid on and wait 24 hours before using. Don't worry if your soap isn't the consistency of normal detergent. Mine is usually thinner.
If you have some old laundry soap bottles left over, you can use a funnel and add your homemade soap to it so you don't have to open the huge tub of soap every time you do a load of laundry. Old milk jugs work fine also. Use about 1 cup of soap per load of laundry. If you have a load that is really dingy or lots of stains, you can add 1/2 cup of Borax to the load along with your soap.
P.S. Don't use a soap bar with moisturizer in it! :)
And finally- One of my sweet Mollee girl- Cute as ever! :)