Well, I spent the day making do it yourself products.
First I made Powdered Laundry Detergent. Thanks for the recipe pinterest — via http://www.onegoodthingbyjillee.com/2012/08/make-a-years-worth-of-laundry-soap.html
Then I had been searching the same site, I found a recipe for homemade fabric softener and making reusable dryer sheets. So I made both of those.
Rosemary Mint Fabric Softener
Homemade Reusable Dryer Sheets
Anyway, so I made all of these products today. I have done one load of laundry and I have to say that my clothes came out clean and smelling good. So therefore, all three of these products work and at least have my full endorsement. (Not that that is worth much, but they work!)