I wanted to love this detergent, I really did. I started to go green with my household cleaners since the chemicals seemed to irritate our skin so much. I bought this since it is plant based and has no chemicals in it. It just does not do a very good job at cleaning laundry and getting stains out as other detergents do. My first wash that I did with this detergent came out feeling stiff and I noticed stains, not set in, were still there. This stuff smells amazing but as a laundry soap it is not up to par. I also had to use a lot and it is a very small bottle that cost a lot. Over time I would have not been able to afford this even had I liked it. Performance My laundry felt very stiff right after I was done washing, I do not let my clothes sit either, I get them out right away. Also some stains that were not even set in yet did not even lighten up with this detergent. Scent The smell is very good, it is the only going for this laundry soap!