I use Shaklee's Fresh Laundry Concentrate (Powder) (Item #00160) 14 lb box for my daily laundry. It washes 224 loads, and that works out to 18 cents per load. You only need a small amount per load because it's so powerful and concentrated. I think it washes better than any other laundry detergent I have tried. It's natural, biodegradable, concentrated, hypoallergenic, no phosphates and no chlorine.
I also use it with the Soft Fabric Concentrate, (Item #00307) which again takes so little per load it lasts forever and you get the softest clothes.
I treat stains with a combination of the Fresh Laundry Concentrate (Liquid) (Item #00066) and Nature Bright Laundry Booster & Stain Remover (Item #00305). I either mix a small amount of each with water in a spray bottle and spray on spots, or I mix it in the sink and soak the clothes items. Usually the stain is completely gone after soaking. I also use Nature Bright in my white loads to keep them bright. Nature Bright is natural, biodegradable, no phosphates and bleach free. I'll have to do a separate post on the many things you can use Nature Bright on aside from laundry.
I tend to be a little impatient and always want things done quickly, so I never let this sit on as long as it should and the stains still come out nice. When I let it sit for a reasonable time frame, the stain usually comes out 100%.
This is a pair of my husband's work jeans. I already sprayed that left leg when I remember to take a picture of it. I don't measure exactly, but I mixed about 1 tsp. of Nature Bright and 2 tsps of Fresh Laundry Liquid with 2 cups of water and spray it on these jeans and the pants I show below that. Then let it sit about 20 minutes before laundering like usual.
These are a pair of old warn out work jeans anyway, so although I don't need them to be super clean, I don't like to let the dirt build up either.
Grass stain on A's pants.