Everyone! Please! Attention!
When you write about homemade laundry soap, the kinds (there are many variations) based on a mixture of borax, washing soda and old-fashioned soap, please stop calling it "homemade laundry detergent." It's not detergent. Detergent is not a synonym for soap. Detergent is a petroleum byproduct that is great for breaking up stains, especially oily stains. None of those basic laundry soap ingredients contain detergents.
So please.... Homemade laundry soap. Soap. SOAP!
I step off my detergent box - I mean my soap box - now.