...or just want to save money. I have some tips I'd like to share. Homemade laundry detergent: Laundry Soap (Gel) Bar of soap (cold process), grated ***Great soap: Fels Naptha*** ½ cup washing soda ½ cup Borax powder You will also need a small bucket, about 2 gallon size Grate the soap and put it in a sauce pan. Add 6 cups water and heat it until the soap melts. Add the washing soda and the borax and stir until it is dissolved. Remove from heat. Pour 4 cups hot water into the bucket. Now add your soap mixture and stir. Now add 1 gallon plus 6 cups of water and stir. Let the soap sit for about 24 hours and it will gel. You use ½ cup per load. This recipe = 64 loads Laundry Powder All measures by weight. 1 pound, very dry, grated cold process soap ***Great soap: Fels Naptha*** 8 oz. washing soda 8 oz. borax Essential oil - ½ oz (I like Lavender or Orange) Mix dry ingredients in large bowl with gloved hand. Add essential oil by sprinkling on top. Mix again and dispense into containers. For light loads, use 2 tablespoons; for sheets or heavy laundry, use 1/4 cup. This recipe = 40 light loads or 20 heavy loads Homemade dishwasher detergent: Mix and use per dishwasher load: 1 Tablespoon Borax 1 Tablespoon Baking soda I'll add more later, til then add your own.