In an effort to be thrifty (read: cheap), we jumped the band wagon and started making our own detergent. Borax, one of the three ingredients, is pretty controversial. Our research deemed it safe (it is a natural ingredient) and please ... bleach is still on store shelves. Borax is the least of my worries.
The clothes smell fresh (almost lemon-y) when in the washer. They smell clean but unscented when taken out of the dryer -- perfect!
And wow ... we are saving so much money by using this stuff. You only need 1 tablespoon for a large load of laundry!
We followed the recipe/directions from Yellow Brick Home (I'm obsessed with this blog. I want a Sauce portrait so bad!)