If you have a front load washer - I'm sure you've heard the words "High Efficiency" soap.
Because the vast majority of laundry soaps both powdered and non-powder on the market today are filled with fillers - perfumes, dyes & extra junk that make it extra sudsy or even slimy.
With a front load washer - this is a major no-no.
Front load washers are amazing - mine is energy efficient, water efficient and has so many wonderful extra cool buttons and features.
However, due to not wasting water or power - you need to be careful what type of soap you use/buy.
This can get expensive or very very cheap.
This is my Home-Made Powdered High Efficiency Laundry Soap
2 Cups finely grated Fels Naptha --- can use regular soap but this work amazing and is only around 1.00 found in the laundry aisle
1 Cup Washing soda (found in laundry aisle)
1 Cup Borax (20 mule team borax easiest to find also in laundry aisle)
mix together and store in an air tight container.
use 1-2 tbls per load.
I made this batch twice and then liked it so much I just made a HUGE triple batch (2 bars made 6 Cups grated) this will last me quite a while!