Who knew that you could use Dawn dish soap for more than just washing dishes! I’ve learned through many trials, that Dawn is one of the best soaps out there! I actually call it my “all-purpose soap”, instead of my dish soap, because I use it for much more than just cleaning my dirty dishes.
1. Make your own bubbles
Mix 1/2 cup Ultra Dawn, 1/2 gallon warm water and 1 tablespoon glycerine (find it at your local drug store) and mix. Skim the foam off the top and you bubbles are ready. Just dip a bubble wand in the solution and blow!
2. Help with greasy hair
If you have extra oily hair, try washing your hair with a bit of Dawn. It’s gentle on the skin (and you’re hair), but strong enough to remove grease.
3. Wash your windows
Mix together 1 gallon of warm water + 4 small drops of Dawn, add to a spray bottle and clean your windows as you normally would.
4. Get rid of fleas
Wash your pets with Dawn and they will not only smell better, have better looking (and feeling!) skin, but Dawn also kills fleas!
5. Make your own ice packs
Fill a small-medium freezer bag with Dawn, zip it up tightly and freeze. Use this as an ice pack! You can re-freeze it again and again, too!
6. Clean your tub & shower
Fill a spray bottle with half Dawn and half white vinegar. Mix well (just give the bottle a good shake) and spray on your bathtub and shower walls. Allow to sit for about 5 minutes, then rinse it all off.
7. Get rid of ants
Spray a mixture of Dawn and water in the areas you see ants. Wipe dry. That’s it! No more ants!
8. Clean oil & gas stains from your driveway
Clean the excess with kitty litter, then scrub a mixture of biodegradable Dawn soap and warm water into the oil and gas stains. You may need to repeat the process for stubborn stains/marks.
9. Pre-treat oily stains on clothing
Apply a small amount of Dawn soap directly to the grease stain on your clothing. Scrub lightly with an old toothbrush until the oil is gone, then wash as usual.
10. Prevent your glasses from fogging up
Rub a very small amount of Dawn on your eyeglass lenses and then wipe clean. Voila! No more fogged up glasses!
11. Get rid of weeds
Mix together 1 teaspoon Dawn with 1 cup salt and 1 gallon white vinegar. Pour on the cracks and crevices that have weeds peeking through.
12. Get rid of armpit stains on clothing
Mix together one part Dawn dish soap with 2 parts hydrogen peroxide. Add in a tablespoon of baking soda. Pour mixture directly on the stain, scrub gently, and allow to sit for about 30 minutes. Launder as usual.
How do you use Dawn dish soap – other than for washing dishes?