My all natural, money saving, laundry detergent recipe: 1/4 Castille soap, 1/4 cup Washing soda, 1/4 Borax. In a very dirty load, I also put 1/4 cup OxyClean.
Fabric Softener: 1/2 cup of White vinegar with a few drops of lavendar essential oil added.
Castille Soap:Dr.Bronners Lav scent in Natural Stores/ bulk online.Washing Soda:Arm&Hammer near bleaches&OxyClean,hides,look hard.Borax:Near Laundry detergent, hides,look hard.Essential Oil:in natural stores *The smell of Vinegar dissipates,don't worry about the smell! It softens clothes&reduces static!