I stopped washing our clothes with store-bought detergents about year ago. Now I can’t walk down the detergent aisle. The whole aisle is a nose-stinging cloud of perfumed chemicals. I had no idea till I quit the stuff!!
I’ve unearthed a few shirts from before I quit using commercial detergent and they feel waxy and gross. I have to wash them in my home made laundry powder immediately.
It is the same with liquid fabric softener. These days I use a little bit of white vinegar and that’s it, sometimes half of a perfume free dryer sheet when the weather is dry and static is a problem.