I’ve made my own laundry detergent for the past 5, 6 years. Much cheaper, especially when I started making my own bars. I use baking soda, washing soda, homemade soap grated, borax, and sodium percarbonate. 1 tablespoon per load, two for large loads.
I was sold when it removed cat pee from some towels.
It smells clean and unscented. If I put too much soap in, I get residue on my clothes. It works best in warm water. Oh, and we have hard water.
I was buying fels naphtha bars, and then when the store stopped carrying them, I was like, how hard is it to make them, and then I was like, why have I NOT been making my own fels naphtha?!?!?!? It started me on a journey of replacing everything, not just bar soap. I now make shampoo, body wash, dish soap, dog soap, hand soap, bars, laundry soap, etc. the only thing I have not replaced is dishwasher detergent. If push comes to shove, I can hand wash with my liquid soap.