I've attempted to make my own soap in the past; laundry soap and bath soaps and both turned out good, and inexpensive, but what a hassle and a mess.
Of course, earth friendly is a big deal for me and Shaklee products are natural, non-toxic, superconcentrated, boidegradable surfactants and contains no phosphates. I recycle, re-use and re-purpose, and try not to throw anything away that still works - proof positive, my 20 year old kitchen sink:
Isn't it shiny ? I used Shaklee Scour Off, smells like candy and cleans like a dream. (I wasn't about to show you the before).
Stop over and visit Bonnie at House of Grace and check it out for yourself.