How to Make Dishwashing Paste

The dishwashing paste is a special soap that removes dirt, oil and grease. This is effective for cleaning dishes, spoons and forks, greasy pans and pots. We can easily make dishwashing paste even at home. Ingredients:

Qty (grams) %to total weight
CMC 20 2
CDEA 50 5
SLES 100 10
benzalkonium chloride 5 0.5
STPP 200 20
sodium sulfate 320 32
borax 100 10
clean water 150 15
soda ash 50 5
lemon scent 5 0.5
Total 1000 grams 100%


  • beaker
  • graduated cylinder
  • stirring rod
  • rubber spatula
  • mixing bowl
  • electric mixer


    1. Weigh all needed ingredients accurately so that the dishwashing paste product will be effective and only slightly hard in consistency.
    2. Pour just enough water in a mixing bowl to dissolve the dry ingredients. Add the CMC little by little.
    3. Add next the CDEA and the SLES. Mix until the mixture becomes clear.
    4. Add the benzalkonium chloride. You will notice that the mixture will turn whitish.
    5. While mixing, add the sodium sulfate and the STPP.
    6. If the mixture is not thick enough, add the borax and soda ash. Mix well until all the ingredients are dissolved and the consistency becomes even.
    7. Add the lemon scent and the coloring while mixing continuously. This is now our dishwashing paste.
    8. Transfer the dishwashing paste to a clear container and set aside It can be used after 2-3 days.

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