Homemade detergent and a front loader
Okay, I have a question. I thought I had seen the answer once before, but now I can't find it. I have an "original" Maytag Neptune. I am wondering if I can safely use homemade detergent in it and how much for each load.
currently I use cheer powder (about 1/3 of scoop), occasional bleach (hot water wash for towels) and vinegar as my "fabric softener." I would continue with the bleach and hot water for towels and vinegar in all loads probably, but I wasn't sure about changing to homemade detergent. I'm not having any trouble mind you - just trying to be budget concious and maybe a bit friendlier to our clothes and our environment. I'll have to run the numbers for cost to be sure that I'd be saving or at least breaking even, but I'm giving this some serious thought.
So, can I use homemade and how much should I use?