Universal detergent

Universal detergent

Formula: 14095

Phase Ingredients for ~500 ml % Quantity
A detergent base eco 30 150 gr
A Sodium coco-sulfate 12 60 gr
A distilled water 43,5 218 gr
A citric acid 1 5 gr
B distilled water 10 50 gr
B salt 2 10 gr
C lemongrass essential oil 0,5 2,5 gr
C grapefruit seed extract 1 5 gr

Sanitize the dedicated containers and utensils you will work with, details in the general safety guidelines.

Preparation method:
Transfer the ingredients of phase A to a glass and heat in a water bath. Mix slowly, thoroughly, avoiding excessive foaming as much as possible. After the Sodium coco-sulfate has dissolved, remove from the heat and allow the composition to cool. To speed up the cooling process, the glass can be placed in a bowl of cold water.
In another bowl, mix the ingredients of phase B, dissolving the salt completely.
Let the phase A mixture to cool to room temperature and add the phase B ingredients. Stir slowly, thoroughly, avoiding excessive foaming. 
At the end, the ingredients of phase C are added one by one, with slow, thorough mixing.

After resting, a transparent, clear solution is formed, with good viscosity and a pleasant smell. 
The solution thus prepared is transferred to the dedicated container or to a reused bottle.

Instead of lemongrass essential oil, other essential oils or combinations can be used, according to your preferences, for example: rosemary, lemon, peppermint, scotch pine, lavender, eucalyptus or citrus essential oils.

The result is an ecological detergent with a good foaming power. It removes greasy traces and dirt, due to the combination of the two surfactants. It can be used to clean kitchen surfaces: refrigerator, stove, countertops and tables, and to clean bathroom surfaces: ceramic wall/floor tiles and sanitary ware. The universal detergent can be used as such 2-3 drops on a damp cloth or sponge, or diluted 5 ml in 5 L of warm water.


  • Difficulty: beginner/advanced/experienced
  • Utensils: a large heat-resistant container, a smaller bowl, spoons, scale
  • Container: Gaia bottle, 500 ml or a reused bottle
  • Shelf-life: 12 months

This formula was developed by Elemental's qualified staff. The recipes are intended to exemplify the use of products marketed by Elemental and are believed to be accurate, however, Elemental assumes no liability or risk associated with the use of its products for the preparation and evaluation of the recipe as the conditions of preparation and use are beyond its control. The Elemental customer must ensure that the reproduction of the formulation does not infringe any intellectual property rights and that it complies with the specific rules and regulations in force. The person who prepares the recipe must refer to the safety data sheets to ensure the safe handling of all raw materials and bears full responsibility for ensuring the safe and correct use and storage of all materials procured and used. Assessments of the safety, stability, regulatory compliance and suitability of this recipe, methods and the finished product are the sole responsibility of the user and/or the legal entity placing the product on the market. Elemental is not liable for any damages resulting from the use of this information, and assumes no responsibility for misuse of selected materials, formula or method, in whole or in part.

Posted on 08/08/2019 Household recipes 0

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