Over the years I have tried making homemade laundry detergents — both the liquid version and the powdered version. While it is very economical, for now I have chosen to just go with some good store-bought “natural” detergent. We also have a HE washer and wasn’t sure if the homemade detergents would work.
I know you can make homemade laundry detergent and I have tried it, but find that the store-bought at Sam’s is very reasonable and much easier, at least for now! It will do 252 HE loads, and is only $13.98! If you are interested in trying the homemade liquid or powder detergent, just do a search online and you will find a bunch of recipes to try!