Random fact - - I've been making my own laundry soap for several years. Not because I want to be environmentally friendly, just because I'm super cheap. Do I love it as much as I love Tide?nope. But it's as good as the off-brand stuff, and that's good enough for me.
The worst part - grating the felsnaptha - that takes muscles!!
Homemade Laundry Soap HERE, way back when a lot of you didn't know I existed.
I also don't use dryer sheets - did you know you can make your own felt dryer balls - that's also at that same link.......