Hello and Welcome to Budget 101, Victrola26! Good to have you here. Enjoy!
Any questions, just ask. There are several recipes on this site for laundry detergent and fabric softener, have a look around and take your pick. From what I am hearing, the latest favorite is Mom’s Super Laundry Sauce or its second version (a no cook version) Super Laundry Sauce for Dummies (I think that is what it is called).