I buy my supplies at Walmart. Total out of pocket
Arm and Hammer Washing Soda: $3.97
Zote Shaved Laundry Soap $2.64
Grand Total: $10.58
I add 1 cup of each until one runs out. I use a 13 qt bucket and this makes 5qts!
You use 1tablespoon for a normal load, 2 for a large load and 3 if you are like me and your husband has nasty work clothes.
You can add fabric softener if you like.
It works in both regular and HE washer and dryers. I have HE and have no problems.