12 Everyday Uses For Dawn Dishwashing Liquid
Dawn is something that I keep on hand all of the time. One thing I love is if I can find double duty for something I have already.
I don’t like having to make a trip to the store for something, I’d much rather find a home remedy or another use for something I actually already have.
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 that I know of for Dawn. Do you know others? If so, please share them in the comments!
Liquid Laundry Detergent:
- 1 bottle of Dawn Dishwashing Liquid
- 2 boxes Baking Soda
- 5 gallons of water
Mix together well:
1 bottle of Dawn
2 boxes Baking Soda
5 gallons water
There you have it your own liquid laundry detergent.
- 1 cup of corn syrup
- 2 2/3 cups Dawn Dishwashing Liquid
- 6 cups water
- 6 glow sticks – optional
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.
To make a great carpet cleaning mixture all you need is Dawn dishwahing liquid, vinegar, and water!
All you have to do is mix 1 teaspoon Dawn, 1 tablespoon vinegar, 1 gallon water.
That makes a great carpet cleaner.
Remove Skunk Smell From Dogs:
You have heard all your life, or not, that you need to soak a dog in tomato juice to get rid of skunk scent sprayed on them Well, that may be true, but, you can use Dawn and have much less of a mess n your hands.
All you need to do is soap your pup up with Dawn dishwashing liquid and rinse 2-3 times to get rid of the smell. For this one you might want to use a scented Dawn to help. Side Note: Why do you never hear of cats getting “skunked”? Are they a bit smarter than dogs about skunks?
We’ve all been to the nail salon and had them soften our cuticles in that little bowl of liquid. It’s actually usually just a bit of shampoo and warm water they use to soften your cuticles to where they can push them back more easily.
So, you can do this at home with Dawn. Just mix Dawn in warm water and soak your fingertips. This will soften cuticles so you push them back yourself and/or nip them.
It’s always a good idea to have a few ice packs in the freezer, just in case, especially if you have kids (or a husband… ijs…)
Fill a plastic freezer bag (not all the way leave room for mixture to freeze) with Dawn and water and freeze. It’s just that simple to make an ice pack that can be frozen over and over.
I live in Texas and we have ants like no one’s business. But, luckily you can use Dawn to make an ant repellent.
Just 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:
Kids love to swim in a kiddie pool on a hot day. But keeping it full means it gets grungy and emptying it every time leaves yuck on it, too. Luckily there’s a solution! You guessed it: Dawn.
Scrub down the sides and bottom of a plastic wading pool with Dawn to keep it clean and fresh. Any bubbles left when you fill the pool are a bonus!
Using other harsh chemicals can leave a residue that 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 stains with a toothbrush, add to your laundry and wash as you normally would.
Eyeglass Lens Defogger:
You can use Dawn to keep your eyeglasses from fogging up, too!
Place 1 drop of Dawn on your lenses and rub it in and then clean them 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! Just let it sit on the skin for about 5 minutes and then rinse well.
Leaving any sort of shampoo or soap residue on your pets skin can cause itching, and flaking, so be sure to rinse thoroughly.
Do you know of other uses for Dawn Dishwashing Liquid? If so, please share in the comments below!