Just recently I started making homemade laundry detergent. I loved tide and that's all I really used to use. Considering I do so much laundry and it's mostly made up of water, I figured I didn't have much to loose since it cost pennies to make. I almost feel guilty for not spending more money to clean our clothes, it's almost like I want to use half the bucket in each load. You know those people that are always talking about how they make their own hand lotion, bath soap, shampoo, toothpaste and baby wipes?...the whole time they are talking your thinking....seriously, is it really worth it? Just go buy some baby wipes at the dollar store. This is real people. It takes no time and it's as good or better than tide. Try it, you'll like it.