Formulation of Liquid Dish Wash

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This Formulation of Liquid Dish Wash and the Formulation of  Multi-purpose Cleaner are quite similar to each other as multipurpose cleaner can also be used as dish washing chemical. The ingredients required for making Formulation of Liquid Dish Wash are Linear Alkyl Benzene Sulphonic Acid (LABSA), Sodium Hydroxide (Caustic Soda), Cocoamido Propyl Betaine (CAPB), Coconut diethanol amide (CDEA), Sodium Lauryl Ether Sulphate (SLES), Sodium Lauryl Sulphate (SLS), Propylene Glycol, Glycerine, Color, Fragrance and Water.

Linear Alkyl Benzene Sulphonic Acid (LABSA)17.5%
Sodium Hydroxide3%
Cocoamido Propyl Betaine (CAPB)5%
Coconut di-ethanol-amide (CDEA)2.5%
Sodium Lauryl Ether Sulphate (SLES)10%
Sodium Lauryl Sulphate (SLS)2%
Propylene Glycol0.5%
WaterTo 100 %
Formulation of Liquid Dish Wash

Equipments Needed:

  1. Drum/Container/Vessel (in which all materials are going to be mixed)
  2. Container for making Sodium Hydroxide Solution (Lye).
  3. Agitator (Mixer connected with motor to mix the raw materials)
  4. pH meter
  5. Mass balance

Equipments Setup:

  • The Drum/Container/Vessel should be placed on horizontal surface.
  • The Agitator or impeller attached with the motor should be inside that container and the height from bottom of the container should be kept as minimum to impose proper mixing.

Manufacturing Steps:

As most of the chemicals used in multi-purpose cleaner and dish wash are same, similarly, the method is also similar with each other. The manufacturing process used in the Formulation of Dish Wash still requires some practice of balancing pH. This product is formed by the reaction of Acid and Base. Therefore, requires some care and proper ventilation. This formulation involves some more chemicals (conditioners) that protects hands from the harsh effects of chemicals. The manufacturing of dish wash is divided to two parts:

  • Acid Neutralization
  • Addition of other Products

We will discuss the steps required for above mentioned parts individually:

Acid Neutralization:

  1. First, take about quarter of the water volume in separate container and add sodium hydroxide amount in it. Stir the mixture for few minutes and leave it to get cool.
  2. Meanwhile take rest of the water in mixing vessel and start motor to agitate the water.
  3. Add LABSA in the swirling water and let it dissolve completely.
  4. Now start adding sodium hydroxide solution in the mixing vessel. Keep care of the pH by using pH meter. Stop where you get safe pH around at 6.5-7.5.

Addition of other Products

  1. After Acid Neutralization, add the chemicals in the following manner:
  2. Color
  3. Fragrance
  4. Glycerine
  5. Propylene Glycol
  6. Sodium Lauryl Sulphate (SLS)
  7. Sodium Lauryl Ether Sulphate (SLES)
  8. Coconut di-ethanol-amide (CDEA)
  9. Cocoamido Propyl Betaine (CAPB)


  • Use goggles, gloves and mask while handling acids and bases.
  • Try to balance pH in short batch and then apply same ration to large batch.
  • Don’t ever dare to have flaming items around you when working with alcohols.
  • Do not look into the vessel during addition of all chemicals as SLS smokes in the air and alcohol evaporates.
  • If you want to thicken the recipe, you may add some amount of table salt that is sodium chloride.


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