Recently I used two different recipes to make home made laundry detergent. I tried this one from The Simple Dollar and this one from Bonzai Aphrodite. The first one works pretty well but the batch I made was more watery than anything else. The other one has more of a goo like consistency and also works well but the recipe is in such a small batch that I made 8 batches to fit into the 5 gallon tub I bought to make the first recipe. All in all, I would say both work really well and basic ingredients can also be used to make other cleaning products! Given how expensive buying detergent can be and how wasteful throwing all those bottles away can this is a fun eco friendly way to improve your budet! Happy detergent making!