This is from The Complete Photo Guide to Making Your Own Homemade Laundry Detergent- Ive been making my own liquid laundry detergent for about a year, and this is the best, most concise, EASY recipe Ive come across on the web. For pennies a load, it is a eco-friendly, cheap, no fuss recipe that gets your clothes clean, in hard or soft water. It works in front loading HE machines too! Need more convincing? Research it, tweak the recipe to make it work for you. But it works.