Chemical-Free Liquid Laundry Detergent: my variant on this recipe is 500ml water, 1 tbsp soda crystals and 1 tbsp bicarbinate of soda, and 1.5 tbsp castile soap. Crystals, covered with enough hot water to dissolve, stir, then add bicarb, fill up with water, then add soap last. (essential oils optional) No endocrine disrupters, and nothing to harm marine life.
Make an effective and instant liquid laundry detergent. This literally takes 5 minutes to make this liquid laundry soap and is great for front loaders and HE machines too! I find it is a great odor and stain remover. Plus it is much, much cheaper (pennies on the dollar) to store-bought detergent.
Mom's Super Laundry Sauce ~ Here is an amazingly simple Do It Yourself detergent that doesn't leave any residue on clothing, gets nearly every stain known to man out the first time around and smells clean and fresh- oh and did I mention that it costs about $1.76 for 128 loads of laundry?