Around the New Year, we decided we were going to crack down on the budget. So, I used this recipe to make our own laundry detergent (if you shred the soap very finely you do not need the food processor) and this recipe to make our own stain remover. We are highly satisfied. For both, I spent under $10 and we are still on the first batch. I have enough supplies to make two or three more. One batch has lasted us more than 20 loads and almost 4 months. So, we never really used fabric softener before because of the perfumes and artificial ingredients, and the price but I saw this recipe and had to try it. It is awesome! $2 got me all of what is pictured below. I used Suave Naturals for the conditioner and added just a few drop of aloe oil. I also used a whisk to mix the ingredients. We tested on a load of sheets and towels and the load felt and smelled amazing! We spent $3 on a downy ball and will use it for every load of laundry! This is definitely a HIT and I don’t think we will ever purchase detergent, stain remover or fabric softener again. The added plus is now, I am excited to do laundy!