|(Using a salad shooter is the easiest way to get shredded soap.)|
Shred 36 ounces of 0% superfat coconut oil soap. The original laundry butter recipe is at http://custercottage.blogspot.com/2015/03/laundry-butter-recipe.html and it calls for only 6 ounces of shredded soap. I prefer to make larger batches.
Add 36 cups of boiling water and mix. (2 gallons and one quart is the same as 36 cups) I added a lid and allowed the soap to melt into the water. Now, cool mix a little more. It can't be boiling, but it can't be too cold or the borax will not mix in well. The original recipe states that if it is too hot, the soap will form crystals.
Add 6 cups of Borax to the mixture.
|(After adding Borax it is still thin, but not as see through.)|
|(After the gel, you may find a thick top with a syrup like on the bottom. I cut a hole with my stick blender to show how it may look.)|
|(It may thicken once it sets for a day or so.)|