Have you ever heard of soap nuts? If you haven't, you are now enlightened. They are AWESOME! They are eco friendly, completely natural, chemical free. I have been using them instead of liquid laundry detergent for about a month now, and I have NOTHING bad to say about them. I have noticed no difference in how my clothes are cleaned. This is where I get mine. I am not getting paid to say this (except, perhaps by paying it forward to my grandchildren), it is my honest to god opinion. LOVE these things. TRY them!