I love how versatile this stuff is. In a squirt bottle, it is laundry detergent. In a foaming bottle, it is hand soap. In a spray bottle diluted with water, it is spray cleaner. I have a family of six, plus we have taken in one of my kids' friends and I buy one or two of the gallon jugs per year to refill my many bottles. The soap is cleansing without being harsh. I find no need for fabric softener when using this product in my laundry as it already has softener qualities.