Here's a great little gadget my mom discovered for storing and pouring her homemade laundry soap--the Coffee Mate creamer bottle. They are pretty sturdy little bottles with a nice flip top lid and pour spout. If you don't drink coffee, maybe you have a friend who would save a couple for you. They fit nicely in the laundry cupboard also, better than the squatty plastic gladware bowl I was using.
And I've altered my recipe since the first post on it--here's the new one:
1 bar Fels Naptha soap shredded
1 bar Ivory shredded
2 cups washing soda
3 cups borax
That's it--almost the same as before. I still use the generic crystal light drink mix tub to measure the amount for a load of wash--it is about 2 tablespoons. I heap it and that's good for a load. One batch of the above recipe lasts about a month around here.
Now off to do some more laundry. :)