I have done 4 loads with the Borax/Washing Soda mix. With it, I swapped out my normal fabric softener with vinegar. Yes, vinegar.
I have to say I am impressed. My clothes are super soft. Only one fleece was staticy but it always is. No smell either. I just peeked into the washing machine and boy, was that water dirty. The soap must be doing its job. If this works, I will be very happy.
Next batch will be a different soap. I have see if I can find more about which soaps are better than others.
Updates to come later! Its Laundry Day 2