I never thought I would have any desire to make my own laundry detergent. That is until I read this book by Renee Loux. I've now started making my own cleaners, hand sanitizer and air freshener. I have to admit that I've had the most fun making the laundry detergent. I use this recipe with Ivory soap. I really love the nice fresh smell-no sweet perfume. Plus it only costs pennies a load. Did I mention that it cleans just as well as the other detergents? I'm definitely sold!