No Grate Homemade Laundry Detergent. 3 Tablespoons Borax 3 Tablespoons Washing Soda 2 Tablespoons Dawn Dish soap Put these ingredients in a one gallon jug. Pour 4 cups boiling water into the jug. Swirl until ingredients are dissolved in the liquid. Let liquid cool. Then fill almost to the top with cold water. The bubbles will overflow out of the bottle. This dish soap works the best because it gets grease out. Would like to try this but use ivory dish soap instead dawn.