I like Tide because it also has the enzymes that remove stains. Some of the cheaper brands don’t have them, but Sam’s and Wal-Mart’s version does. I must confess, I have never tried to make my own, as I can’t find washing soda and Zote soap around here.
As soon as I can I plan to try it. I am allergic to much of the detergent’s I try. Oh, and plain old hydrogen peroxide is basically what Clorox 2 and most of the color-safe bleaches and Oxy-cleans are composed of.
My mom worked for a Dr. and that is what they use to take out blood and other stains. Works great on carpets too and you can buy big bottles for cheap! Kami in Iowa