1 oil soap for dishwashing – free recipe

Make your own dishwashing soap by following this easy recipe with just three ingredients. It’s cheap, and you get rid of sulfur and other harmful chemicals. You have dishwashing soap for around $1 for up to half a year, depending on how much is washed up by hand. We do not have a dishwasher and are two or three people, so this portion lasts approx. 4 months.

This soap is suitable for washing dishes by hand and as an all-around soap in the home that can be used, for instance, on floors and bathrooms.

If you are about to make your very first cold process soap, you will not get an easier recipe than this, as the dish soap consists exclusively of soaped coconut oil.

Recipe percentages, lye, and superfat

This information is for advanced soapers. Go to recipe if you are new to soap making.

  • 100% Coconut Oil
  • 31.418% Lye Concentration
  • 38% Water percent of oil weight
  • 5% Superfat
  • 3.53 oz Total oil weight (100 g)

Soap Quality

As you can see this soap is very cleansing, and you will need to put on gloves when you use it.

Soap QualityRangeThis Recipe
Hardness29 – 5479
Cleansing12 – 2267
Conditioning44 – 6910
Bubbly14 – 4667
Creamy16 – 4812
Iodine41 – 7010
INS136 – 165258

Recipe for Coconut Dishwashing soap

1 oil soap for dishwashing


  • 2 plastic, glass, or steel bowls
  • Wooden or plastic spoon
  • Stick blender
  • Thermometer
  • pH meter or test strips
  • Silicone molds
  • Microwave oven
  • Kitchen scale
  • Safety gear


  • 3.53 oz Coconut Oil 76 deg 100 grams
  • 1.34 oz Water 38 grams
  • 0.61 oz NaOH 18 grams


  • Use cold or hot process
Keyword basic soap, beginner soap

Soap Fatty Acid Profile