12 Everyday Uses For Dawn Dishwashing Liquid! Dawn is something I have on hand all of the time and I LOVE to find other uses for things that I already have or that I already use often. I love finding ways to reuse something, too!
From ant repellent to removing the skunk smell from an over curious dog, There are so many things Dawn can do besides just washing your dishes!
Dawn Dishwashing Liquid has so many uses that I couldn’t begin to list them all! I LOVE that they even found out they can use it to save wildlife when there is an oil spill, too!
If you have any tips to share about other uses for every day items or things most of us have on hand right now, please leave those in the comments! Everyone loves a new tip so don’t keep it to yourself! Share them with all of us!
Here are just 12 of the uses I know of for Dawn. Do you know others? If so, please share them in the comments!
Liquid Laundry Detergent:
Mix 1 bottle Dawn, 2 boxes Baking Soda, and 5 gallons water. Makes your own homemade laundry detergent.
Mix 1 cup of corn syrup into 6 cups of water, add 2 2/3 cups Dawn, mix well without creating bubbles while mixing. To make glow in the dark bubbles add 6 glow sticks.
Mix 1 teaspoon Dawn, 1 tablespoon vinegar, 1 gallon water. Makes a great carpet cleaner.
Remove Skunk Smell From Dogs:
Soap them up and rinse 2-3 times to get rid of the smell. For this one you might want to use a scented Dawn to help.
Mix Dawn in warm water and soak your fingertips in mixture. This will soften cuticles so you push them back and/or nip them.
Fill a plastic freezer bag (not all the way leave room for mixture to freeze) with Dawn and water and freeze, making a great ice pack that can be refrozen over and over.
Mix Dawn with warm water in a spray bottle. Spray mixture on counter tops and clean counters. The thin residue left on the counters repels ants.
Kid’s Wading Pool:
Scrub down the sides and bottom of a plastic wading pool with Dawn to keep it clen and fresh. Any bubbles left when you fill the pool are a bonus! Other harsh chemicals left on as a residue can be harmful to the pool as well as the children.
Dawn was made to remove grease from your dishes, it does the same to oil based stains on your clothes, so that makes it a great pre-treater. Apply Dawn directly to stains, scrub the stain with a toothbrush, add to your laundry and wash as you normally would.
Eyeglass Lense Defogger:
Place 1 drop of Dawn on your lenses and rub in and then clean off – there will be a fine coating left on your lenses that will keep them from fogging up.
Soak your grill racks overnight in Dawn mixed with water, then finish the job with a wire brush.
Pet Flea Killer:
Bathe your pets in Dawn to kill fleas, it’s much gentler than flea shampoo and works great!
Do you know of other uses for Dawn Dishwashing Liquid? If so, please share in the comments below!