Well, I've been using homemade laundry soap for a few weeks now and must report it's the best soap I've ever used. Clothes come out absolutely clean and fresh smelling, without the perfumed smell that commercial soap has. And best of all, my HE washer has finally lost it's tendency to go all moldy smelling. I'd tried everything before -- bleach, vinegar, leaving the door open. But the moldy smell kept coming back. Now the washer smells perfectly clean.