Last Saturday I did eight loads of laundry (unheard of with the old machines). Two of those were a redo of the first one. Six throw rugs (four of them runner style) was too much, so I rewashed them, three each load. It surprises me that the dryer is so important in this since it gets a lot of fluff and debris out that doesn't come out in the wash - lots of dust in the lint catcher.
Anyway, within the last few months, there have been a few posts on FaceBook about do it yourself (DIY) laundry detergent. And curious, I finally made one of them. This one has no grating at all.
The laundry came out much softer than with my previous detergent. And this is pretty easy to make and extremely cost effective.
I give this a bunch of paws up.