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  • Need some help with percentages in liquid foaming dish soap

    Posted by BPT on October 30, 2023 at 4:24 pm

    Hello All and thank you in advance for your time. I’m trying to formulate a liquid dish soap and have honed down the ingredients I’d like to use. My only issue is that I’m having a bit of a time trying to figure out what percentage I should you to both make it foam well, be very effective at removing oils and gunk while also keeping it financially economical to produce. Any help would be extremely appreciated. The list of ingredients are below:


    cocamidopropyl hydroxysultaine

    lauramine oxide


    lauryl glucoside

    sodium lauroyl sarcosinate



    Thank you all again!

    BPT replied 20 hours, 13 minutes ago 2 Members · 2 Replies
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  • LeonB

    November 20, 2023 at 8:07 am

    I see that you are aiming at a very biodegradable formula, nice - try to read up on Berol 611 (readily biodegradable raw material). For high-end dishwashing liquids you aim at a active percentage of about 28%, interim formulations at about 16% active. Many companies still use Sulphonic Acid/SLES based formulations which is easily thickened by using salt. You’ll probably will break the viscosity if you water-down your formula.

    • BPT

      November 28, 2023 at 6:51 pm

      Thank you for the information. Do you think maybe you would have some time in the future to maybe walk me through how you would blend these ingredients to achieve a foaming dish soap? Thank you very much in advance.

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