I'm really turning into a hippie now! Not only have I adopted a vegan lifestyle, but I had been thinking of making my own laundry detergent for a while now. I was on my last few drops of detergent and I had time to swing by the store this afternoon and grab the ingredients to make my own.
I had found this really easy recipe and it turned out to be a nicely scented and beautiful white powder. According to the instructions, you can "grate" the soap, but after 10 minutes of that, I just broke it apart with my hand and put small batches with the borax and Arm & Hammer in my food processor. This smoothed out the lumps and created a fine powder.