We have been using homemade detergent for almost a year now. When we went for our 10 day camping trip (after the flood-you can imagine the mud) I came home and had none made up. I grabbed a bottle of tide and ran a load of laundry. I couldn't believe it. When the loadf was finished, I started folding them, and noticed that the odors were still in my clothes. They appeared clean, but they stunk! I had to go and make up another batch of homemade, and wash them again.