One household cannot be complete without dish soap. The blue Dawn dish soap can be used as an ingredient in many homemade laundry and cleaning solutions that are cheaper than other well-known conventional cleaners on the market.
However, not all dish soaps are the same and give the same effect. With the Dawn dish liquid, you can wash more dishes with less and what’s more important, it doesn’t contain phosphate. Other ingredients that make this dish liquid so effective are denatured alcohol, sodium chloride, sodium hydroxide, colorants, and fragrances, and so on.
Read below to find out the 12 most creative uses of the blue Dawn dish liquid in your household.
Clean every surface
By mixing vinegar and dawn dish soap you create a miracle cleaner for all surfaces in your kitchen or anywhere it can be applied. It is able to cut through grease, soap scum, and dirt, and will deliver you squeaky clean surfaces. All you have to do is mix an even quantity of hot vinegar with Dawn dish liquid and voila – the miracle is in your hands. Just spray in the dirt, wait for a while, and have a sparkling clean kitchen or bathroom.
If you are tired of experimenting with other chemicals to get rid of annoying stains, try this solution and see the results instantly. Mix 4 tablespoons of hydrogen peroxide, 2 tablespoons of baking soda, and 1 tablespoon of Dawn dish soap. Pour some mixture directly onto the stain 1 hour before you wash the cloth and all the stains will go away.
All you have to do for a streak-free shine on your windows is to pour 2 drops of Dawn liquid into a spray bottle with water. Believe it or not, just 2 drops are enough to have sparkling clean windows with the little help of a lint-free cloth.
Eliminate weeds from your garden
If you prefer a weed killer that doesn’t contain harmful chemicals, try mixing 2 cups of salt, a gallon of vinegar, and 8 drops of Dawn dish. Shake it before use and spray directly on the weeds. They will be gone in no time.
Tub and shower scrub
Remember the miracle cleaning mixture of vinegar and Dawn dish liquid? Well, add it to a dish wand and keep it in your shower to clean the tub or any other element. Give your shower scrub and rinse while you are waiting with a conditioner or mask on. It will save you hours of tiring cleaning and give you the same result.
Make ice packs softer
Ice packs need to mold to joints or any area of the body that you hurt, so they need to stay soft. But if you don’t have one at home, make one on your own by freezing blue Dawn soap in a zip-top bag. Because of its properties, the soap won’t freeze but will provide enough cold to keep the injured area cool.
Blow some bubbles
Despite age, making bubbles is always fun. And now you don’t need to spend money on some store products to have fun at home – just combine a 2/3 cup of blue Dawn with a gallon of water and 3 tablespoons of glycerin in a jar or drink dispenser for easy refills.
Remove skunk smell
No one likes the smell of a dog being sprayed by a skunk, even the dog is disgusted. With only a few ingredients you can remove the smell and everyone will be happy. To remove the stench and create a safe dog wash, you need to mix blue Dawn liquid, hydrogen peroxide, lemon essential oil, and baking soda. Let it sit for 5 minutes and rinse thoroughly with warm water.
De-ice your concrete
Avoid damaging your concrete by adding a squirt of blue Dawn to a gallon of hot water and add 2 tablespoons of rubbing alcohol. You will create a safe deicer that will remove the ice and prevent the car from freezing.
Car floor mats cleaner
We all know that car floor mats become dirty pretty quickly. To easily clean the floor mats, combine two parts of hydrogen peroxide with one part Dawn in a spray bottle. Shake it well before you use it and spray over your mats. Let it sit for a while and throw them in the washing machine. They will look as new as the day you bought them.
Prepare your nails before a manicure
Preparing your nails before a manicure will give you better and long-lasting results. All you have to do is soak your nails in a solution of warm water, Dawn dish liquid, olive oil, and lemon juice. The result is whiter nails and softer cuticles.
Eliminate bugs from your plants
Fill a spray bottle with water and add one drop of Dawn liquid soap and spray it on your indoor and outdoor plants. You won’t have to worry about mites, aphids, and mealybugs anymore.
Whatever you do with the Dawn liquid soap, keep out of reach of children. And if some of it gets in your eye, rinse thoroughly with cold water.