You are looking down into my container of DIY home laundry soap. This is the powdered variety. Mix together unscented soap (I used grated Fels-Naptha), Washing Soda, and Borax powder. I separated the mix into individual containers which I then put a few drops of essential oil in. I washed the laundry with the peppermint version today and -Wow- the whole laundry room smelled so good and fresh. I love it! You only need a small amount in the washer and it works out to washing your clothes for pennies a load.
I highly recommend giving this one a try!