If you have sensitive skin this detergent is made especially for you. It only has 3 ingredients....Castile soap, baking soda and washing soda. For a normal load use one tablespoon and for heavily soiled clothes use 2 tablespoons. These measurements are for a HE machine. If using a conventional machine double the amount. The 8 oz bag yields 16 HE loads while the 32 oz yields 64 HE loads. To increase the softness of your clothes add 1/2 up to 1 cup of white vinegar in the fabric softener compartment. Don't forget to add some wool dryer balls to your order to compliment your natural detergent.