Borax acts as a stain remover, disinfectant, water softener and deodoriser, but it can irritate sensitive skin, so wear rubber gloves if washing clothes by hand.
In a large bucket, mix together 2 cups washing soda, 2 cups borax, 1 cup grated soap (castile soap is ideal) and a few teaspoons of baking soda.
For a fragrant mix, add 1 teaspoon lavender oil and 1 teaspoon rosewood oil, or essential oils of your choice. Mix well and store in a dark environment. Use 1/ cup for
8 a medium load or ¼ cup for heavy or extra dirty loads.