I have previously commented on how I should have just tried what my friend over at Green's Going Green has posted instead of what someone else posted. But I googled when I made my first laundry soap, and forgot she had posted until I was having issues with the soap I had made. So I tracked down the post she did from February 2011, and went to work. You can find her original post here: So Fresh and So Clean, Clean. I did not use the same brand of soap as she did. I used Kiss My Face Olive Oil Soap. One 8 oz bar gave me enough to make 2.5 batches of the recipe.Remember when I said I love my new kitchen aid mixer? Well.....I REALLY LOVE IT. I finally pulled out the grater yesterday and I had this soap grated into small pieces in no time. It was grate! :-) It did take a little while though, it was a lot of soap!