I admit i have a weakness for cleaning agents. I love having a cleaner for everything, and trying out new ones...it's like a little fetish. I am learning to use only a few items for all my cleaning though, like vinegar, baking soda and hydrogen pyroxide. Also, one squirt of dish soap can be added to a larger amount of water to also clean most things.
I have not made my own laundry soap yet, but will experiment when mine is all used up.