Uses for Dawn Dish Soap to add to your cleaning hacks!
Dawn Dish Soap is something you will usually find in my kitchen. Something about the stuff makes it magical at cleaning nearly everything.
Grease and grime don’t stand a chance. It can get rid of stains on white without bleach and overall the cost is low. I love to buy it in bulk and never mind scoring a cheap bottle with a coupon.
Knowing these 11 amazing uses for Dawn Dish Soap will have you keeping it on hand too!
11 Amazing uses for Dawn Dish Soap
1. Grease Removal
Tackle grease removal from, well, anything! This is my favorite use for Dawn Dish Soap.
There is a reason they use Dawn for cleaning up after oil spills. Its grease fighting ability has saved countless animals lives. It has the same power around the house and takes away a lot of scrubbing when a kitchen mess happens.
2. Homemade Multipurpose Cleaner
A spray bottle full of water and a squirt or two of Dawn will clean nearly anything in your home from top to bottom, including windows!
This is great for when you need to get a lot done at once. All you need is that spray bottle and a couple microfiber cloths to clean the entire house.
3. Flea Treatment
Dawn is a great flea killer! It breaks down the glue that holds eggs in place. This helps them wash right off of your dog.
Dawn can be a little drying so a good rub down with coconut oil after is a great idea as well. Plus the coconut oil will help smother any fleas that make it.
4. Homemade Bubbles
Keeping the kids busy with homemade bubbles is very economical. A little water, a little Dawn, and a squirt of glycerin to make them last longer before they pop, and you have kids busy for a long time. When the humidity is low just add a bit more soap to make them work better.
5. Prevent Foggy Glasses
Dawn can be rubbed onto glasses, and then rubbed off. Why? To leave behind a thin layer of film that prevents the lenses from fogging up!
6. Homemade Silly Putty
Mix together 3 tablespoons of Dawn Dish Soap and 4 tablespoons of Cornstarch for a homemade silly putty mixture!
7. Rainbow Soap Foam
Make Rainbow Soap Foam using dish soap, water, food coloring, and a blender. My twins loved this when they were toddlers!
8. Unclog Drains
You can even use Dawn to unclog your drains and toilets! Simply pour about a cup of Dawn down the drain and let it sit for 15-20 minutes. Follow it up with a pan of boiling hot water to clean out the pipes.
9. Cleaning Hair
Moms with toddlers will love this one! Wondering how to get gum out of kids hair? It can be cleaned up with Dawn Dish Soap.
Ice storm moved in but you don’t have any salt on hand? No problem! Mix a gallon of warm water with 2 teaspoons of Dawn and 2 tablespoons of rubbing alcohol.
11. DIY Ice Pack
Fill a zippered plastic bag with Dawn and freeze it. Now you have a quick and easy DIY Ice Pack.
12. Fight Aphids
Fight Aphids in the garden by mixing two tablespoons of Dawn with a gallon of water. Use a clean spray bottle to spray every inch of your plant leaves in the evening.
Allow it to dry before the sun beats down in the morning. You may want to try in test areas first, to see how certain plants react.