Well it has been close to 3 months since I started using homemade cleaning products.
The laundry soap , LOVE! LOVE! LOVE ! I had originally made two smaller batches to compare the soap bar used and the total cost for the big batch (average of 120 loads) after you have all the ingredients is about $1.50 I have been sharing with family and friends and not always measuring the 1/2 cup recomended (when hand washing I just poor what is probably 1 to 1.5 cup in the laudry tub) and just gave neighbour 1/3 of a gallon lol so yep I had to make another batch yesterday
Does the job required
Clothes seam to stay fresh longer
No build up on clothes makes them dry much faster saving on energy
No skin irritation from strong soap
Cons : It takes about 20 minutes to make a batch so not really a big issue.
I also continue to use the Dawn and Vinegar solution for cleaning shower and bathtub and it cuts through the grime with no chemical etc... I love it.
No Orange Peel and Vinegar solution , works awesome for countertops and any food surface but the smell is not the best IMO ..It does dissipate fast so not really an issue.