I have been reading a lot lately about homemade laundry detergent. I even heard it mentioned on a recent television show. I have been considering trying to make my own laundry soap mainly because my son is suffering from atopic dermatitis and I am trying to eliminate any source of allergies. Check out Mercedes' post at Common Sense with Money and see her recipe for laundry detergent. An added benefit it that it only costs $0.01/load!